Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary When the financial world shifts, where do we all fit? Marketplace Weekend® brings you powerful conversation on economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. Host Lizzie O'Leary delivers an hour of lively reporting with guests ranging from entertainers and entrepreneurs to government leaders and listeners, too. It's real people dealing with our ever-changing economy. Marketplace Weekend is part of the Marketplace® portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®, and Marketplace Tech®. Listen on-air or online at marketplaceweekend.org, with new episodes every Friday. From American Public Media.
Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary

Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary

From American Public Media

When the financial world shifts, where do we all fit? Marketplace Weekend® brings you powerful conversation on economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. Host Lizzie O'Leary delivers an hour of lively reporting with guests ranging from entertainers and entrepreneurs to government leaders and listeners, too. It's real people dealing with our ever-changing economy. Marketplace Weekend is part of the Marketplace® portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®, and Marketplace Tech®. Listen on-air or online at marketplaceweekend.org, with new episodes every Friday. From American Public Media.More from Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary »

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08/11/2017: What it costs to send your kid back to school

The show this week is education themed, and we're looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school supplies, the cost of college and the best gifts to give a new freshman. Parents, students and teachers all share their views in this episode about the value of education in the U.S.

08/04/2017 The best of the best

We've covered a lot of important stories over the past year. This weekend, we're revisiting some of our favorites. We look back at the key to sonic branding, wedding gift etiquette and the home health aide shortage. Plus, stories about how special investigations work, and a Marketplace Quiz with Eric Andre.

07/28/2017: Fake weddings, real refugees

We're weighing some silly and serious questions on the show this week. Would you fake an engagement for the wedding-related discounts? Is the payment app Venmo making us rude? What's it like to be a refugee resettling in the U.S.? And can lasers save jeans manufacturers money (and water)? All of this, plus health care and race in banking.

07/21/2017: Bottled water and side hustles

Bottled or tap? When it comes to water, Americans are going through a whole lot of plastic. Marketplace Weekend takes a look at the business of selling something you can get for free. Plus, a deep dive into the health insurance business, a discussion of border water and a look at side-hustle nation.

07/14/2017 Unemployment and fun employment

We take a deeper look at the true meaning behind the unemployment rate. Who's really unemployed, and how should we talk about it? Plus, what's it like to work remotely while on a trip around the world, a conversation about the social rules that govern the office and a look at how biometrics could change the way we check in at the airport.

07/07/2017: Bad movies and good wages

Box office takes are dwindling this summer, and minimum wages are rising across the country. We'll talk about both this week. Plus: the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, a look at global health care and student loan debt.

06/30/2017: Hot dogs and health care on America's birthday

Our country's birthday is coming up, so we're checking on the vital signs of the body politic. First, our progress on health care, or lack thereof, with a look at Medicaid expansion in Ohio. We also visit the tiny "invisible" hospitals and long-term facilities people go to for care. Plus: what the minimum wage is all about, and what it's like to try to live off it around the country. Finally, we spend som time talking hot dogs (sandwich or no?) and real dogs (how do you keep them from freaking out when the fireworks go off?).

06/23/2017: Sun's out, along with the solar panels

On this episode of Marketplace Weekend the sun is out ... and so are the solar panels. This weekend, we're exploring U.S. energy, including coal, solar power and oil prices. Plus, a discussion of health care and funding, a unique look at Brexit and, in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, a conversation about the process and effect of coming out as LGBTQ in the workplace. As always, we want to know what you think. Send us your stories, advice and questions at weekend@marketplace.org, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us. We're @MarketplaceWKND.

06/16/2017: What does it cost when the president faces legal action?

Amid reports that President Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice, we talk with a former White House insider about what happens to the business of government when the president faces legal action. Plus: Why street vendors, and not doctors, are the main source for medicine in Haiti. Then: How a trip to a theme park could be the best financial education your child will ever get. And staying with the kids: School's out! Listeners share the challenges of balancing the budget over the long summer vacation, and working parent expert Julia Beck offers tips on how to get ahead of the game.

06/09/2017 Graduating into the economy

We're diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or just paying the rent). We have tips for recent grads from Ask a Manager's Alison Green and The Points Guy, Brian Kelly. Plus, our team traveled to San Francisco and Manhattan talking to businesses that have nailed marketing to millennials (some millennials, anyway): Everlane and The Sill.

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