Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 8, 2015

Airing on Friday, May 8, 2015: A new California app has taken the act of observing and videotaping police up a notch or two. All bystander videos shot by smartphones are backed up to a cloud server owned by the American Civil Liberties Union. Similar apps have come out in a couple of other states, but California’s - just released last Friday - is getting lots of downloads. Next: at a meeting of  European ministers on Monday, Greece will outline its plans to meet its debt obligations. The country’s socialist government is refusing to cut certain public sector and pensions spending, and yet says it can and will meet its debt repayment obligations. We explore Greece’s plan and how creditors and other eurozone nations are reacting to it.

Segments From this episode

New police monitoring app offers direct line to ACLU

May 8, 2015
A new app automatically sends videos of police officers directly to the ACLU.

Kitchen appliances are back in fashion

May 8, 2015
A growing interest in cooking has given small appliances a comeback.

In the Great Lakes State, Flint pays a high price for water

May 8, 2015
  The plight of the bankrupt city of Flint, Michigan has long stood as the poster child for post-industrial job loss and blight in the U.S. On top of all Flint’s struggles, providing clean drinking water has become one the biggest problem facing the struggling city. U.L. Brown has seen a lot of changes since he moved […]

A preview of the eurozone meeting on Monday

May 8, 2015
Greece will outline its plans to meet its debt obligations.

Airing on Friday, May 8, 2015: A new California app has taken the act of observing and videotaping police up a notch or two. All bystander videos shot by smartphones are backed up to a cloud server owned by the American Civil Liberties Union. Similar apps have come out in a couple of other states, but California’s – just released last Friday – is getting lots of downloads. Next: at a meeting of  European ministers on Monday, Greece will outline its plans to meet its debt obligations. The country’s socialist government is refusing to cut certain public sector and pensions spending, and yet says it can and will meet its debt repayment obligations. We explore Greece’s plan and how creditors and other eurozone nations are reacting to it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC