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Aug 29, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, August 29, 2016

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Florida has lost thousands of correctional officers in its prisons; why the once ubiquitous commodity of frozen orange juice is now steadily disappearing; and we talked with Professor Thomas Rid about the evolving relationship between humans and robots.

 

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Step right up for your half-price generic EpiPen

Aug 29, 2016
Accused of price-gouging, Mylan will offer a cheaper alternative to its EpiPen.
A youngster in Hudson, Wisconsin holds his Epipens which help counteract his allergic reactions. A five-fold price hike for EpiPen, which allergy sufferers use to counteract life-threatening reactions, has made Mylan the newest drugmaker to come under attack in the United States for profiteering.
LUCAS TRIEB/AFP/Getty Images

There are more adult diapers sold in Japan than baby diapers

Aug 29, 2016
The country's aging population means businesses have to shift their approach.
Japanese models wear the latest style of adult diapers during its fashion show in Tokyo. The show introduced a collection of 170 adult diapers and smaller pads with men and women walking and striking a pose to the tunes of 1980s British and American pop and rock music. 

 
YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

Florida struggles to keep corrections officers in state prisons

Aug 29, 2016
Hours for corrections officers are long, and pay is low.
The turnover rate among corrections officers in Florida was 22 percent last year. The department has said it plans to hire 4,000 officers in the coming year, to fill current vacancies and to prepare for future ones.
Alisa Roth

"Good ideas never die at Disney"

Aug 29, 2016
Disney almost shut down in the 1940s, but they were also the studio's most creative time.
Sylvia Holland's concept painting for the "Pastoral Symphony" sequence in Fantasia.  
They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Musical Years: The 1940s by Didier Ghez

The frozen orange juice market is getting squeezed

Aug 29, 2016
A change in consumer tastes and a crop disease have taken their toll on this American breakfast classic.
Jon Sullivan/Flickr

Tracing the history behind the cyber wars of today

Aug 29, 2016
Thomas Rid on his new book “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History”
Hardiman, a man-augmentation system built for the Navy, had thirty powered joints and could lift its own weight plus 1,500 pounds. The exoskeleton prototype mimicked natural human emotions and provided "feel" through touch sensors. Work was cancelled in 1971. Photo from "Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History" by Thomas Rid. Copyright ©2016 by Thomas Rid. With permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
 
MISCI -- Museum of Innovation and Science

Massachusetts could move one time zone east

Aug 29, 2016
The state is studying a move to the Atlantic Time Zone.
Historic Faneuil Hall is awash in Christmas lights November 29, 2000 in Boston. 
Darren McCollester/Newsmakers

Florida has lost thousands of correctional officers in its prisons; why the once ubiquitous commodity of frozen orange juice is now steadily disappearing; and we talked with Professor Thomas Rid about the evolving relationship between humans and robots.

 

Music from the episode

Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams
Prayer in C - Robin Schulz Radio Edit Lilly Wood and The Prick, Robin Schulz
Black Lemon Generationals
I'm In Love - Poolside Remix Fool's Gold, Poolside
I'm In Love - Poolside Remix Fool's Gold, Poolside