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Jan 6, 2017

01/06/17: Americans are finally getting a raise

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First up, wages are on the rise for the first time since President Barack Obama took office. What might this mean for inflation? Then: China is investing a whopping $360 billion in renewable energy over the next few years, and it's not the only emerging economy to make a green power play. Plus, conversations with "nerd Ryan Seacrest" Chris Hardwick and outgoing Secretary of Education John King.

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Chris Hardwick on ‘The Wall,’ nerd ubiquity and fighting impostor syndrome

The founder of Nerdist talks about his new game show and why he worries about getting kicked out of parties.
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Moderator Chris Hardwick attends the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016
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What the Secretary of Education wishes he had accomplished

Jan 6, 2017
Secretary of Education John King reflects on his time in office.
Dr. John King, speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education secretary, on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the US Senate, Dr. King will replace outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan. 
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Weekly Wrap: Wages and the economic threat of Russian hacking

Jan 6, 2017
Marketplace host Lizzie O'Leary talks with Nela Richardson of Redfin and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune for the Weekly Wrap.

First up, wages are on the rise for the first time since President Barack Obama took office. What might this mean for inflation? Then: China is investing a whopping $360 billion in renewable energy over the next few years, and it’s not the only emerging economy to make a green power play. Plus, conversations with “nerd Ryan Seacrest” Chris Hardwick and outgoing Secretary of Education John King.

Music from the episode

Winners Delicate Steve
Won't Do J Dilla
Skipping Rocks Oddisee
Chasing Rainbows Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk, Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk