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.
- With the passing of Britain’s Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, we came up with a couple of nice ways on the PM program to look at her economic legacy and have a bit of fun.
- I was happy to hear that innovation is not just the purview of the young in an interview done by Jeremy Hobson on Marketplace Morning Report on Monday.
- 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.
- We took a more tech-focused look at Fisker with David Brancaccio and our Marketplace Tech cast.
- 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.