Marketplace

Weekdays at 6 p.m.
Kai Ryssdal

The award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." The 30-minute program — with an irreverent reporting style all its own — airs weekday evenings on more than 320 public radio stations nationwide and boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable or network television.

In conjunction with Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money, this trio of financial programming covers listeners from wallet to Wall Street.

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Business
12:06 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Video: If you give a kid a laptop

Marketplace staff

As more schools hand more kids laptops and tablets all sorts of things can happen — many of them unexpected, many of them very expensive, and many of them pretty funny, too.

In this humorous, animated look inside the digital classroom, Marketplace explores the way a simple piece of technology can kick off a snowballing sequence of events for teachers, students, parents, IT departments and just about everyone else who has to get involved if you give a kid a laptop.

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Business
12:00 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 29, 2015

Business
12:00 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Friday, May 29, 2015

Max Dickstein stands with supporters of Ross Ulbricht in front of a Manhattan courthouse. Ulbricht was found guilty and could face life in prison.
Marketplace
Business
11:00 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Drunken email wins over Anthony Bourdain

Host Anthony Bourdain speaks on stage during the DC Central Kitchen's Capital Food Fight event in November, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Kai Ryssdal

Here's a lesson in how not to pitch your business to investors.

Or, maybe, exactly how to pitch your business to investors.

Anthony Bourdain — of all those travel and eating shows that aren't really about eating at all — has invested in food and travel website Roads & Kingdoms.

Business
11:00 am
Thu May 28, 2015

In Los Angeles, homeless camps are suddenly everywhere

An encampment in Los Angeles.
Jeff Tyler

A recent count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that the number of homeless people in Los Angeles County rose 12 percent in the past two years.  That brings the total homeless population to about 44,000. More striking, the number of people living without shelter — out in the open — doubled.

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Business
11:00 am
Thu May 28, 2015

After 11 years, 'World of Warcrack' is less addictive

Gamer Tanyn Hellstrom brings up World of Warcraft characters on a laptop at Black Wolf Gamers Club in Spokane Valley, WA.
Joe Robinson

Jacob McLaughlin, a regular at Black Wolf Gamers Club in Spokane Valley, Washington, has been playing "World of Warcraft" for 10 years. He's only 14. He says his cousin and my grandpa got him interested in the game.

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Business
11:00 am
Thu May 28, 2015

FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler speaks during his keynote conference during the second day of the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
Annie Baxter

The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, is floating a plan that could help narrow the digital divide. Some Americans are falling behind in the economy due to lack of internet access.

The proposal, still in its embryonic stages, would retool a $1.6 billion program called Lifeline, which offers low-income people a monthly $9.25 discount on their phone bills. The program expansion would let them choose to direct the subsidy towards a monthly internet bill instead.

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Business
11:00 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Business
10:29 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Mark's Story: Homeless in LA

Mark Aranguri
Marketplace staff

Mark Aranguri, trained firefighter and father of four, tells his story about being homeless in Los Angeles.

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Director: Rick Kent
Cinematographer and editor: Anton Seim

Business
9:00 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Who's controlling Sumner Redstone's media empire?

Executive Chairman and CEO of Viacom and CBS Corporation Sumner Redstone attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March, 2012 in Hollywood, California
Kai Ryssdal, Bridget Bodnar and Alberta Cross

If you were to ask Sumner Redstone about what happens to his media empire when he’s no longer with us, his answer would be simple: he doesn’t plan on leaving. Sumner Redstone intends to live forever.

The story of how Redstone came to take the helm of two media giants, Viacom and CBS, is about as unfathomable as the man himself; he took his father’s movie business and turned it into one of the largest chains in the country. He bought CBS, and then turned around and bought Viacom as well. Now, at 92 years old, Redstone seems to be slowing down.

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  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Thursday, May 28, 2015: The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, is proposing subsidized broadband internet access for millions of low-income Americans. We examine the thinking behind the plan and look at its prospects for becoming reality. Next: for more than a decade, the game World of Warcraft has been an unrivaled juggernaut among multiplayer online games. Yet some news this month has led to speculation that maybe World of Warcraft is showing its age. Marketplace explores. 
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Wednesday, May 27, 2015: The city of Cleveland has agreed to a police reform package with the Department of Justice. The deal involves more community policing and better training for using force and dealing with the mentally ill. The changes will be costly, and the mayor says he'll look to the business community to help pay for them. We look at who the mayor will approach for funding and how local businesses might respond. Next: Vox Media acquires Re/code, giving the news site access to Chorus, Vox's content management system. Chorus brings all the moving parts of an online newsroom into harmony and helps it target ads.             
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Tuesday, May 26, 2015:  Prices are up for sales of both existing houses and new houses, suggesting that no matter how hard it is to afford a house these days, there are more buyers than sellers, leaving a lot of room for new construction. But are there just not enough houses available? We explore. Next: a much more even match in the cable industry. Charter has purchased Time Warner for $55 billion. So what will these giants do to keep consumers around? We take a look.   
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 1:15pm
    Airing on Monday, May 25, 2015: Reporter Krissy Clark from Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty desk explains why a large number of military families are reliant on food stamps, guest host Adriene Hill heads to the Vista Theatre to see how a one-screen venue decides what movie to play (while staying in business), and author Reid Mitenbuler looks at how bourbon became America's whiskey.
  • Friday, May 22, 2015 4:00pm
    Airing on Friday, May 22, 2015: The nation’s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic.  Millions of birds have been slaughtered to try and contain the disease, which is causing an egg shortage. Next: consumer prices, as measured by the Labor Department, ticked up 0.1 percent last month — a bit more if you discount big swings in food and energy costs. We look at why some things get removed from the “core” rate and why the Federal Reserve, for example, uses a different measure when trying to assess inflation.