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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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PODCAST: Homeless in Hollywood

13 hours ago
David Brancaccio

The Supreme Court says bankrupt homeowners are still on the hook in many circumstances for their second mortgages—for many that's a home equity loan—even if their home is worth less than the money owed. More on that. Plus, as Los Angeles County experiences an increase in homelessness, we take a look at Hollywood, which has had a homeless problem since its first days as a film center.

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In Hollywood, a history of homelessness

14 hours ago
Jeff Tyler

As the number of homeless people in Los Angeles County grows—12 percent in the last two years—some businesses are feel the consequences. That's true in Hollywood, where tourists come expecting to see a celebrity, but are more likely to find a panhandler.

The situation isn't new.

Red Line Tours offers historical walking tours of the old movie palaces lining Hollywood Boulevard. As the tour guide explains, actors in the 1920's had a bad reputation.

Video: The weirdest stuff candidates are selling

Jun 1, 2015
Marketplace staff

T-shirts and bumper stickers are so 2012. In this election cycle, campaign merchandise is getting downright zany. Read the full story.

Produced by Preditorial  www.preditorial.tv

"Waunobe March" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Startup to take care of all your garbage woes

Jun 1, 2015
Kai Ryssdal

I dare you, dare you, to tell me we're not in a tech bubble.

There's a new startup called TrashDay — and as far as I can tell, this is a real thing — in San Francisco that will take your trash cans out to the curb for you on trash day.

You fill out a form, tell them where your trash cans are ... and I guess you never have to worry about it again.

Ten bucks a week, four to six cans. 

Marketplace for Monday, June 1, 2015

Jun 1, 2015

PODCAST: Researchers take an uber

Jun 1, 2015
David Brancaccio

First up, we'll talk about where all those disappearing Carnegie Mellon professors went. Hint: they took Uber. Plus, the spectrum auction does not happen until 2016, but there's already a lot of interest in what's for sale. The reason? The spectrum that's for sale is primo. And T-Mobile wants a big piece of it. 

California farmer is 'minimizing the hurt'

Jun 1, 2015
Steve Gardner

Farmers in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta hold some of the most secure water rights in the state. But as the drought deepens, even those privileged “riparian rights” holders might have to sacrifice their water.

The Peace Corps wants ... baby boomers?

May 29, 2015
Jenny Ament

According to the U.S. Peace Corps, 7 percent of its 6,818 volunteers are over the age of 50, and the international service organization would like to see that double. Retired volunteers, the agency says, bring unique life skills and professional experiences with them that allow them to instantly impact the communities they serve around the world.

Why its difficult for minorities to become cops

May 29, 2015
Mitchell Hartman

Incidents of racial bias by police, harsh treatment of black and Latino civilians by police and police shootings in questionable circumstances are continuing to generate protest and investigation across the U.S.

Many critics of contemporary law enforcement cite the continued dominance of police departments by whites, often in cities that have become majority black and/or Latino, as a significant cause of continued problems between police and the communities they serve.

Video: 'Game of Thrones,' Facebook and the GDP Explained

May 29, 2015
Marketplace staff

What's Gross Domestic Product? It’s like if Westeros from "Game of Thrones" had a Facebook page. Get it? You will.

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Design and Animation by Fatdroid
Script: Paddy Hirsch
Director: Rick Kent
Producer: Mimi Kent

Marketplace for Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

Retirement: How it feels and how to pay for it

May 29, 2015
Lizzie O'Leary and Jenny Ament

Retirement. How does it feel? And how do you pay for it?

Lizzie O'Leary talks about the psychology of retirement with Nancy Schlossberg, the author of Revitalizing Retirement: Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, and Purpose.

"Especially for men and women who are highly invested in their work, who love what they're doing, the thought of retirement creates some anxiety," Schlossberg says. 

PODCAST: FIFA sponsorship

May 29, 2015
David Brancaccio

First up, we'll talk about the New York Stock Exchange and its midday happy hour. Plus, we'll talk about what corporate sponsorship looks like in the wake of the arrests of several FIFA officials. 

Video: If you give a kid a laptop

May 29, 2015
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.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015
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Drunken email wins over Anthony Bourdain

May 28, 2015
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.

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.

Marketplace for Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

Mark's Story: Homeless in LA

May 28, 2015
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

Growing up Zuckerberg

May 28, 2015
Tony Wagner and Tobin Low

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That's how old Florida teen Rachel Zietz was when she started her company Gladiator Lacrosse, which she says will likely reach $1 million in sales next year. Zietz is following the example of her father, an entrepreneur himself. The New York Times followed the Zietz family and others who are raising young business people, enrolling them in after-school programs and occasionally binge-watching "Shark Tank."

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PODCAST: Combating algae blooms

May 28, 2015
David Brancaccio

The Government latest assessment of economic growth is due tomorrow morning. More on what we might expect from that report. Plus, the EPA issued new rules this week clarifying which streams and smaller waterways fall under federal protection. Among other things, the new rules will address fertilizer runoff which contributes to algae blooms. Lake Erie has been especially hard hit and NOAA is issuing experimental early season forecasts of blooms in that region. Plus, in California, tobacco taxes are used to pay for preschool and other early childhood services.

Predicting algae levels on Lake Erie

May 28, 2015
David Brancaccio

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association are hoping to arm communities with resources in the event of another water crisis on Lake Erie this summer. 

Algae blooms, caused by excessive phosphorus from pollutants like farm fertilizers, made water in the Toledo area undrinkable last summer. When the algae die, they produce a toxin, which can make water unsafe to drink. 

“These blooms, cynobacteria, they like it hot. They don't grow very well when it's cold,” says Richard Stumpf, a NOAA oceanographer. 

The long arms of the right to be forgotten

May 28, 2015
Sabri Ben-Achour

A year ago, a European Court said people had a right to demand Google take down certain search results about them. The right to be forgotten was born.

“That idea is spreading in some areas,” says Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties for the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

Most recently, Google is challenging a ruling by Mexican authorities that Google Mexico must remove embarrassing—but true—search results about a prominent businessman there.

Justice department moves on FIFA corruption

May 27, 2015
Kai Ryssdal, Alberta Cross and Robert Garrova

Early this morning Zurich time, Swiss police arrested seven top officials from FIFA, the international organization governing soccer. What’s more, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced today that the Department of Justice will indict some FIFA executives, including former Vice President Jack Warner.   

“They corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and to enrich themselves,” Lynch said in a statement. The U.S. charges include racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud.

After purchase, Re/code gets Vox's secret weapon

May 27, 2015
Nova Safo

In purchasing the tech news site Re/code, Vox Media is adding to its portfolio of news sites — and giving Re/code access to its "secret weapon."

Much has been made of Vox's content management system, Chorus. Most online news outfits have systems that are chaotic behind the scenes thanks to decades of updates and adjustments, says newspaper industry analyst Ken Doctor.

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

Giving every kid a computer and a connection

May 27, 2015
Adrienne Hill

When VIDA Middle School in Vista, California, received a grant to hand every one of its 680 students an iPad with a free 4G connection, parents were excited.

VIDA Principal Eric Chagala They were also a little nervous.

"We have a large population of students who walk," says Principal Eric Chagala. "The fear was, you are putting a $700 or $800 device in my 11-year-old's hand, and they have to get home."

In Texas floods, homeowners count the cost

May 27, 2015
Nova Safo

Floods in Oklahoma and Texas have claimed lives and destroyed numerous homes.

Rebuilding those homes and reimbursing homeowners will take months, if not a year or more. But some of those homeowners may not get all the help they will need, because they don't have flood insurance.

In Wimberley, a vacation town in between San Antonio and Austin which is situated on a river that rose 40 feet, flood waters washed away hundreds of homes and businesses.

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