04/06/2017: Where robots come in
Apr 6, 2017

04/06/2017: Where robots come in

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First, Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer discusses market shifts as the Federal Reserve shrinks its bond portfolio. Then, we look at new research showing that high school dropout rates among African American students are significantly lower if students had a black teacher in elementary school. Finally, David talks to MIT professor and author Erik Brynjolfsson about stagnated wages in middle-skilled jobs, and how this makes them ripe for robot takeover.

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Black teachers can lower dropout rates, researchers say

Apr 6, 2017
Black students do better when they have role models that look like them.
“Kids we’re seeing, especially those who are disadvantaged, don’t have role models that look like them and went to college, so they don’t think college is something for them,” said Nicholas Papa-George of Johns Hopkins. He co-authored a study on the “role model effect” for black students.
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04/06/2017: Negotiating with North Korea

Apr 6, 2017
First up are the impending March jobs numbers, which will likely reinforce the strength of the underlying labor market, but could also reflect this winter's weather, the federal hiring freeze and a slowdown in foreign travel. Then, it's on to the President's upcoming meetings with China, where trade and North Korea are expected to be the focus.

First, Marketplace’s Nancy Marshall-Genzer discusses market shifts as the Federal Reserve shrinks its bond portfolio. Then, we look at new research showing that high school dropout rates among African American students are significantly lower if students had a black teacher in elementary school. Finally, David talks to MIT professor and author Erik Brynjolfsson about stagnated wages in middle-skilled jobs, and how this makes them ripe for robot takeover.

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