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Marketplace for Friday, May 8, 2015

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Airing on Friday, May 8, 2015: Friday’s non-farm payrolls report showed that 223,000 jobs were added in April and that wages have barely grown. But some economists wish that more information was in the report. We talk with experts about what they think should have been included. Next: the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in custody following his arrest, is just one of the latest in a string of incidents involving alleged police brutality. In our series “Behind the blue line,” we’ve been taking a step back to explore the job of policing—the changing technology, the training, the push for more workplace diversity. Today we’ll take a look at workplace morale for your average cop. Officers are stressed and it’s affecting how they do their jobs. But when Marketplace’s Sally Herships sat down to talk to two veteran cops, she found out something surprising.


Segments From this episode

The big business of fruit arrangements

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios May 8, 2015
The CEO of Edible Arrangements talks about how his business started.
Behind The Blue Line

The cost of stress in the police force

by Sally Herships May 8, 2015
Police officers say they have less discretion about how they do their jobs.
Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Grexit and Brexit, jobs report and stock values

by Kai Ryssdal May 8, 2015
John Carney and Nela Richardson join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Final Note

Ethos Water ditches sourcing in California

by Kai Ryssdal May 8, 2015
Two words: California drought.

Nokia's HERE maps drive a new battleground in tech

by Amy Scott May 8, 2015
Uber is reportedly among the bidders for Nokia's mapping service.

Why the jobs report only tells part of the story

by Adam Allington May 8, 2015
There’s more economists want to know.

Music from the episode

Delta Rice Oil Boom
Chinatown Wild Nothing
Black Sun Death Cab for Cutie

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