The bus things in life are free
Dec 4, 2019

The bus things in life are free

Google's Sundar Pichai will head Alphabet. OPEC and Russia consider slowing down oil flow. Kansas City, Missouri floats making public buses free.

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To maintain oil prices, OPEC and Russia entertain further cuts to supply

Dec 4, 2019
Members of the OPEC coalition of oil producers meet tomorrow in Vienna to discuss an excess of oil supply. The group will be joined by Russia on Friday for further talks. That combined group, known as OPEC-Plus, previously agreed to reduce production in order to keep prices up. Now, there’s too much oil with nowhere […]
A slowing worldwide demand for gasoline is leading to an excess in supply.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Should public buses be free?

Dec 4, 2019
Kansas City, Missouri is debating eliminating fares, which would make it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.
A public bus pulls up to a stop in Kansas City, Missouri. Transit officials hope the city will sign off on their idea to eliminate bus fares.
Lisa Rodriguez for Marketplace

Music from the episode

The Oil Slick Frightened Rabbit

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director

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