May 19, 2017

05/19/2017: Prison economics

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What's it cost to send someone to prison? We asked University of California Irvine professor Charis Kubrin and talked with a woman about her experience with the criminal justice system after her brother was given a life sentence. Then, the Atlantic's Gillian White and the Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff look ahead to upcoming news in Long and Short. Plus, the band Phoenix takes the Marketplace Quiz.

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Long and short: women, wages and the workforce

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How to save for a house and have your avocado toast, too

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It's about the big expenses, not the small ones.
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Prom season is here, and it can cost families a pretty penny

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Teens are spending hundreds of dollars on the 'promposal' alone.
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The cost of prison is more than just time served

May 19, 2017
There's an emotional and financial cost when a family member is incarcerated.
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How much does it cost to send someone to prison?

May 19, 2017
It's expensive for families as well as taxpayers.
A detention officer looks on as visitors use video phones to communicate with prisoners at an Arizona jail.
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French indie rockers Phoenix take the Marketplace Quiz

May 19, 2017
And explain why oysters are the key to fortune.
Phoenix, from left: Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Brancowitz, Thomas Mars and Deck D’Arcy.
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Predictability is bad for Netflix and HBO, but great for network television

May 19, 2017
What to expect from upfronts season? More of the same.
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What’s it cost to send someone to prison? We asked University of California Irvine professor Charis Kubrin and talked with a woman about her experience with the criminal justice system after her brother was given a life sentence. Then, the Atlantic’s Gillian White and the Los Angeles Times’ Natalie Kitroeff look ahead to upcoming news in Long and Short. Plus, the band Phoenix takes the Marketplace Quiz.