Apr 19, 2018

04/19/2018: Puerto Rico is still recovering

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Sometimes you've got a plan for reporting out a story, then circumstances change your mind. That's what happened to Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary, who's in Puerto Rico this week. She was in the middle of reporting an update on…

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Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still recovering

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Sometimes you’ve got a plan for reporting out a story, then circumstances change your mind. That’s what happened to Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O’Leary, who’s in Puerto Rico this week. She was in the middle of reporting an update on how the island is recovering after last year’s hurricanes, then the lights went out … everywhere. We got Lizzie on the phone today to talk about how things are going. But first, the latest on the AT&T-Time Warner trial — and reminder of what’s at stake. Plus: the business of a royal wedding.

Music from the episode

You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse
Passionfruit Drake
Blow Beyoncé
Jeeper Creeper Sinkane