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PODCAST: Diversifying the police force

David Brancaccio | Dec 8, 2014
H&R Block offers ACA help, diversifying police forces, and lame-duck productivity.
Ben Affleck, center, and Joe Whinney CEO of Theo Chocolate, examine cocoa beans at a farming cooperative in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ben Affleck on sustainable aid in the Eastern Congo

David Brancaccio | Dec 8, 2014
"We wanted to do something sustainable that would raise incomes and that would be there long after we were gone," Affleck says.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Congress' long to-do list may make it more productive

David Gura | Dec 8, 2014
Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.
Jackie Duong, left, sits with Sandra Johnson Darby, tax associate, as her taxes are done at the H&R Block office on April 15, 2013, in Miami Beach, Florida.

H&R Block bundles taxes and health insurance

David Weinberg | Dec 8, 2014
Policy is a direct result of the way taxes and healthcare have become linked by the Affordable Care Act.
Protesters in New York City take to the streets in response to a grand jury's decision last week not to indict the officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

More diverse police forces are only the first step

Nova Safo | Dec 8, 2014
Adding minority patrol officers isn't a quick fix. Experts say better leadership, policy changes are also needed.
Posted In: police, protests

Weekly Wrap: Gentrification and and the jobs report

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 5, 2014
We talk "York & Fig" on a national level and good news from the Labor Department.

York & Fig: How gentrification flips a neighborhood

Krissy Clark | Dec 5, 2014
How do cheap mom & pop shops, check cashing places, and appliance repair stores get replaced by hot yoga studios, vegan-friendly restaurants, and third wave coffee shops?

York & Fig: How gentrification flips a neighborhood

Krissy Clark | Dec 5, 2014
How do cheap mom & pop shops, check cashing places, and appliance repair stores get replaced by hot yoga studios, vegan-friendly restaurants, and third wave coffee shops?

Changing neighborhoods: York & Fig

| Dec 5, 2014
Krissy Clark talks with Marketplace Weekend about her reporting in Highland Park
Posted In: gentrification
Erica Daking at Kitchen Mouse, her Highland Park restaurant.

York & Fig: Perspectives on gentrification

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 5, 2014
Three Highland Park residents talk about their changing neighborhood.

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