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ICYMI: Innovation, Margaret Thatcher and 7 stories you may have missed

A journalist holds a copy of a book on former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside 10 Downing Street in London, on April 8, 2013, following her death earlier Monday. Margaret Thatcher, the 'Iron Lady' who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on Monday at the age of 87, her spokesman said.

Every Monday, one Marketplace staff member offers their favorite stories from the past week. Here’s a quick hit of some of the things that caught my ear on the Marketplace airwaves recently.

  • Should you include your race on your resume? Not something I’ve thought much about. As a white person, it’s easy to think sometimes that we’ve achieved a color-blind society. But of course, race can still play a major role in the workplace. We tackled the topic on last weekend’s Marketplace Money.
  • While we’re on the topic of innovation, our sustainability reporter Scott Tong did a nice spot on Tuesday’s afternoon show about what the impending bankruptcy of Fisker motors says about differences towards innovation on the East versus West Coasts. I liked this story a lot because Scott had a really original angle that I wasn’t hearing anywhere else in the coverage of Fisker’s woes.
  • Pausing for a moment for a nod to a really strong freelance piece on Thursday: Youth Radio’s enterprise reporting on what it’s like to have a juvenile record and be looking for work. I thought this piece had strong voices and gave me a great sense of how mistakes made at a young age can cost you so much.
  • And finally, to end on a light note: Sabri Ben-Achour did a fun piece on the lunatics, uh athletes, who run the North Pole marathon and how much it costs to pull it off.

About the author

Deborah Clark is the executive producer of the Marketplace portfolio of programs, including Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Money, Marketplace Tech Report and the Marketplace Index.

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