Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

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Airing on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015: Late Friday, the European Union granted Greece its extension to its financial lifeline. In return, Greece needs to immediately write down, sign and hand-in a list of financial reforms. More on that. Plus, the federal government spends about $150 million a year on education for neglected and delinquent kids. A big piece of this goes to residential juvenile justice facilities that house an average of 60,000 young people a day. This is a group that is required by law to get schooling, but critics say the record here is not good. We visit some juvenile justice facilities to looks at the role technology might play here. Plus, for some of us the recent run of freezing temperatures and snowstorms has made getting to work rough, a frustration, certainly an inconvenience. The lucky ones can work from home for a day or two, distracting cooped up kids with screen time. Some of us aren’t so lucky … even when public transportation has shut down and all the cabbies stay home. We reports on how workers and their employers slog through these cold weeks.

Segments From this episode

For many workers, there's no such thing as a "snow day"

Feb 23, 2015
The pros and cons of asking workers to brave a storm.

In Chicago mayoral race, money talks

Feb 23, 2015
With a huge fundraising lead, Rahm Emanuel rises in the polls.

YouTube launches kids app

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Feb 23, 2015
Kids watch differently: when, where and how they want.

Can tech transform education for juvenile offenders?

Feb 23, 2015
Thousands of kids are locked up and losing ground in the juvenile justice system.

PODCAST: Discrimination vs. a dress code

Feb 23, 2015
A question of religious garb at work, YouTube targets content to kids, and the big money in Chicago's mayoral elections.

Supreme Court considers A&F religious head dress case

Feb 23, 2015
Supreme Court considers: who should speak up first - an employee or employer?

Airing on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015: Late Friday, the European Union granted Greece its extension to its financial lifeline. In return, Greece needs to immediately write down, sign and hand-in a list of financial reforms. More on that. Plus, the federal government spends about $150 million a year on education for neglected and delinquent kids. A big piece of this goes to residential juvenile justice facilities that house an average of 60,000 young people a day. This is a group that is required by law to get schooling, but critics say the record here is not good. We visit some juvenile justice facilities to looks at the role technology might play here. Plus, for some of us the recent run of freezing temperatures and snowstorms has made getting to work rough, a frustration, certainly an inconvenience. The lucky ones can work from home for a day or two, distracting cooped up kids with screen time. Some of us aren’t so lucky … even when public transportation has shut down and all the cabbies stay home. We reports on how workers and their employers slog through these cold weeks.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC