Help us end the fiscal year strong. Donate by June 30. Give Now
Another tool in the Federal Reserve’s inflation game plan
Jun 2, 2022

Another tool in the Federal Reserve’s inflation game plan

HTML EMBED:
COPY
This week, the Fed will start offloading mortgage-backed securities. Plus, it's cool to stay in school, but staying cool in school is harder.

Segments From this episode

The Fed started letting some of its mortgage bonds expire in 2017. But then the pandemic hit, and the economy needed help again.
Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

The TLDR on the OPEC meeting

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Abhi Rajendran at Energy Intelligence about the winners and losers of the recent OPEC+ meeting and just how much a boost to global oil production will impact oil prices.

Air conditioning (or lack of it) can affect student performance

Jun 2, 2022
Some schools are using their COVID relief funds to upgrade heating and cooling systems, including installing air conditioning.
Roughly a third of schools report having a fair or poor heating, cooling or ventilation system, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That can impact learning.
Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Coal prices are way up and long-term commitments from customers are hard to find

Jun 2, 2022
Traditionally, when coal prices spike, many plants switch to natural gas. But with natural gas prices at record highs too, some power providers are at a loss.
A bird flies by emissions from a coal plant in Ohio in 2019. Coal prices in central Appalachia have already more than doubled over the past year.
Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

To fill clinical roles, hospitals offer nonmedical staff training and opportunity

Jun 2, 2022
The "grow your own" approach involves offering paid training to employees so they can work with patients.
Clifford Johnson, 52, is one of 11 in an inaugural class at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which offered to train any employee to move into badly needed clinical roles on campus.
Blake Farmer/WPLN News

Hired, fired, can’t retire

From Marketplace's "This Is Uncomfortable," a look at what happens when your family becomes your retirement plan.

Music from the episode

Beat 100 Benny Sings, Marc Rebillet, Mocky, Cola Boyy
A Little Piano DJ Mitsu The Beats
Cirrus Bonobo
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer