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Marketplace for Monday, August 22, 2016
Aug 22, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, August 22, 2016

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A look at what welfare dollars are being spent on now and how life has changed for those on welfare, 20 years after welfare reform; European Union's deal with Turkey over migration could be in jeopardy in the aftermath of the country's recent attempted coup; why Donald Trump's supporter base of disaffected white male voters are angry and what it might mean for the election.

Segments From this episode

The legacy of welfare reform, 20 years later

Aug 22, 2016
We follow the money. How is it spent and to what impact?
Then-President Bill Clinton clinches his fist during a 1996 speech on welfare reform at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Two decades ago, Clinton signed welfare reform.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Big Pharma's competition to buy new cancer drugs

Aug 22, 2016
Pfizer spends $14 billion for a new prostate cancer drug plus others in the pipeline

Turkey — EU tensions threaten refugee deal

Aug 22, 2016
A deal credited with cutting refugee flow into Europe is in peril.
The European Union's deal with Turkey over migration could be in jeopardy in the aftermath of the country's recent attempted coup.
RIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

Foundation donations put Clinton’s campaign in tight a spot

Aug 22, 2016
Tens of millions of dollars in donations from countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Algeria, countries with records of human rights abuses, put Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in a tight spot

The business of building sandcastles

Aug 22, 2016
Some say ancient Egyptians plotted out the pyramids using sand models.
People observe an intricate sandcastle built on a beach. 
MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
Customers eat at a McDonald's restaurant October 19, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

A look at what welfare dollars are being spent on now and how life has changed for those on welfare, 20 years after welfare reform; European Union’s deal with Turkey over migration could be in jeopardy in the aftermath of the country’s recent attempted coup; why Donald Trump’s supporter base of disaffected white male voters are angry and what it might mean for the election.

Music from the episode

Get By Talib Kweli
Juicy The Notorious B.I.G.
Homecoming Kanye West, Chris Martin
The World Is Watching Two Door Cinema Club, Valentina Pappalardo
101 WALLA
Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco
Shut Up and Let Me Go The Ting Tings