ICYMI: Visting Camden, N.J., and the rest of the U.S.
Looking across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to Philadelphia.
Every week, one Marketplace staff member offers their favorite stories from the past few days:
- Top of my list this week was the debut of Dan Gorenstein’s Camden, N.J., series. A cracking two-part opener for a season of character-driven coverage of the roll-out of the health care law: "Creating a healthier Camden" and "Setting up shop where the sick are."
- A doff of the Marketplace hat to the elegant way in which Sabri Ben-Achour dealt with a thicket of conflicting information on student loans.
- Queena Kim reported a two-parter for the Marketplace Morning Report looking at Silicon Valley and the government. The piece were a delightful guide to a relationship forged in a more distant past than you might think: "Tracking the relationship of the government and Silicon Valley" and "Silicon Valley and the government: It's complicated."
- Check out Rob Schmitz’s piece about young Keenan Madson’s experiences interning in Guangzhou -- another debut piece from a new coverage stream about Americans in China. I laughed out loud.
- David Weinberg’s satirical letter for new unpaid interns was both entertaining and a great way to highlight the issues involved.
- And do take a look at "American Futures – Travels with Jim and Kai." It’s the start of our partnership with The Atlantic covering (and sometimes joining) James Fallows as he flies across the country.