Marketplace Weekend

with Lizzie O'Leary

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, August 8, 2014

The massive drought across the west is hurting businesses and farmers across the country. We take a look at how some groups are making money off the drought. Plus, according to a recent study from the Urban Institute, an estimated 1 in 3 adults, around 77 million people, are so far behind on their debt that their account has been placed in collections. We'll talk with David Lazarus, Consumer columnist from the LA Times, an explore what you can do to get back on your feet. Actress and musician Alicia Witt tells us a time about when she played a costly prank on her dad, and Jessica Pressler and Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal join Lizzie for brunch.

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Marketplace Weekend™, hosted by Lizzie O’Leary, brings you powerful stories from economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. Settle in for an hour of insightful storytelling and a conversational look at where the economy collides with real life.

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