Aug 19, 2016

Marketplace Weekend for August, Friday 19th

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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Molly Wood talks with Marketplace's Andy Uhler, and the Los Angeles Times' deputy business editor Dan Beucke tell us what they're bullish and bearish on. We hear from a low-wage worker on how she…

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The online campaign for votes in the 2016 election

Aug 19, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are campaigning on TV, in swing states and in social media.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leaves after speaking during his campaign event at the Ocean Center Convention Center on August 3, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. 
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Self-driving trucks could mean fewer jobs for drivers

Aug 19, 2016
1.8 million jobs are on the line.
Autonomous vehicles could upend the trucking industry.
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Oakland, California, might be the center of gentrification

To understand the process, look at 2523 Martin Luther King Junior Way.
A home foreclosure in Oakland, California, in 2006. The city is a textbook example of gentrification.
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Molly Wood talks with Marketplace’s Andy Uhler, and the Los Angeles Times’ deputy business editor Dan Beucke tell us what they’re bullish and bearish on. We hear from a low-wage worker on how she makes ends meet. Vox’s David Roberts talks with Molly about the future of autonomous trucks and what that might mean for the trucking industry. Listeners call in about the ways money changed their communities, and journalist Susie Cagle explains the gentrification in Oakland, California. Marketplace’s Amy Scott has the story of two women dealing with the welfare system from Marketplace’s podcast The Uncertain Hour, and Molly talks with professor Zeynep Tufekci about how social media has become an integral part of political campaigns.