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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 29, 2014

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The White House hosts a summit Thursday about youth sports and concussions. We take a look at the money and technology going into equipment and tests that can help diagnose concussions almost immediately after a player is injured. Plus, guess who wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Not Poland, Sweden, or Germany. The $51 billion price tag of Sochi is a reminder that the Winter Games create an avalanche of public debt. Even Switzerland voted down an Olympics referendum. What's at stake as the International Olympic Committee tries to find a suitable suitor? Then, as part of our new series LearningCurve on the intersection of education and technology, we provide a history of educational radio. Then after, we talk to Chris Farrell about why he thinks the U.S. should welcome more refugees into the country and what impact such a move might have on the U.S. economy. 

Segments From this episode

Public radio's teachable moment

May 29, 2014
The "spinach" factor was a built-in early on.

Hosting the Olympics and coming away with a profit? Imagine that. Three cities that bucked the trend

May 29, 2014
The $51 billion price tag of Sochi is a reminder that the Winter Games can create an avalanche of public debt. But which cities actually managed to come out of their hosting stint on top?

How marriage contributes to inequality

May 29, 2014
Assortative mating is a term, borrowed from biology, which means that humans tend to be attracted to those like themselves.
Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

Want faster internet connection? Go to the moon.

May 29, 2014
Scientists from NASA and MIT have developed a way to create a wi-fi hotspot on the moon.
So it's made out of cheese AND is a wi-fi hot spot?
David DeHetre / Creative Commons

The cost of concussions

May 29, 2014
There is plenty of demand for technology to reduce concussions.

The Sochi Effect and the unwanted Olympics

May 29, 2014
Hey, who wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics? Not Poland, Sweden, or Germany.

Apple bought Beats headphones. Now what?

May 29, 2014
Apple has two new employees on board after yesterday's acquisition. One of them you probably know -- rapper Dr. Dre, the other probably not. So who is Jimmy Iovine?

PODCAST: The cost of concussions

May 29, 2014
A look at the markets, the challenge of reducing concussions and more from our LearningCurve series.
This really might not be enough to prevent a concussion.
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The White House hosts a summit Thursday about youth sports and concussions. We take a look at the money and technology going into equipment and tests that can help diagnose concussions almost immediately after a player is injured. Plus, guess who wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Not Poland, Sweden, or Germany. The $51 billion price tag of Sochi is a reminder that the Winter Games create an avalanche of public debt. Even Switzerland voted down an Olympics referendum. What’s at stake as the International Olympic Committee tries to find a suitable suitor? Then, as part of our new series LearningCurve on the intersection of education and technology, we provide a history of educational radio. Then after, we talk to Chris Farrell about why he thinks the U.S. should welcome more refugees into the country and what impact such a move might have on the U.S. economy. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC