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Sep 23, 2016

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 23, 2016

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This week, Andrea Seabrook and The Atlantic's Gillian White play the Long and Short game. We also look at pressure cookers, fertilizer and other everyday items that can be used to make weapons, and the ways we can start keeping tabs on them. Listeners call in with the questions they've always wanted to ask about money, plus Lizzie catches up with Flint schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab as kids head back to school. Television cooking personality Alton Brown takes the Marketplace quiz. The New York Times' Quentin Hardy explains why data centers are opening up across rural America, but aren't bringing any new jobs. Finally, a conversation with Christine Moellenberndt, Reddit's on-site anthropologist.

Segments From this episode

How Flint Schools are faring now

Sep 23, 2016
Superintendent Bilal Tawwab says there's still work to be done.
Flint schools still have to use bottled water.
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The anthropology of online communities

Sep 23, 2016
Reddit anthropologist and community manager Christine Moellenberndt on what makes online communities real
How can an anthropologist help create and maintain engaging online communities?
Eva Blue/Flickr

Cloud computing brings big data centers, but few jobs

Sep 23, 2016
Plus, these developments could be a boon for the green energy sector.
Google's two new computing centers are seen June 15, 2006 in The Dalles, Oregon. The centers, each the size of a football field, are located in the small Oregon town of 12,000, 80 miles east of Portland.
Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images

Alton Brown takes the Marketplace Quiz

Sep 23, 2016
"90 percent of the advice that people give you is actually them expressing regret or fear."

This week, Andrea Seabrook and The Atlantic’s Gillian White play the Long and Short game. We also look at pressure cookers, fertilizer and other everyday items that can be used to make weapons, and the ways we can start keeping tabs on them. Listeners call in with the questions they’ve always wanted to ask about money, plus Lizzie catches up with Flint schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab as kids head back to school. Television cooking personality Alton Brown takes the Marketplace quiz. The New York Times’ Quentin Hardy explains why data centers are opening up across rural America, but aren’t bringing any new jobs. Finally, a conversation with Christine Moellenberndt, Reddit’s on-site anthropologist.