Dec 22, 2017

12/29/17: The stories you "liked" the most

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This week, the stories Weekend listeners engaged with the most. You yelled at them, you talked about them, you tweeted them and you "liked" them. We take a look back at a range of stories, including why we've fallen out…

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A former coal miner's take on the declining industry

Jun 23, 2017
It's a small part of Kentucky's economy, but it plays a big role in politics.
Courtesy of Gary Bentley

A tale of two minimum wages

Jun 30, 2017
Young women in Louisiana and Los Angeles talk about getting by in the bottom tax brackets.
Protesters gathered at a rally for minimum wage in New York City. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

I went to the world's largest Applebee's to figure out why chain restaurants are dying

Oct 20, 2017
The decline of chain restaurants coincides with the growth in income disparities.
The second floor dining room at an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Manhattan.
Peter Balonon-Rosen/Marketplace

Wait times for Social Security benefit appeals leave people in limbo

Michael Astrue, a former Social Security commissioner, talks about how and where the backlog starts.
Michael Astrue, former Social Security Administration commissioner, says the backlog starts at the back end. That's where 
“you're having a thousand-day waits.”
Alex Wong/Getty Images

How America's sexual harassment reckoning affects all workplaces

Dec 29, 2017
A panel of experts delve into what comes next for workers, companies and human resources departments.
Women have been speaking out about the men who harassed and assaulted them. Now what?
Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

This week, the stories Weekend listeners engaged with the most. You yelled at them, you talked about them, you tweeted them and you “liked” them. We take a look back at a range of stories, including why we’ve fallen out of love with chain restaurants, America’s coal miners and stories of living on minimum wage across the country. We also sit down with a diverse group of experts to talk about the massive cultural changes happening around workplace sexual harassment.