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Marketplace for Thursday, April 14, 2016
Apr 14, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, April 14, 2016

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After months of a strong US dollar, it has begun to weaken. Marketplace's Mark Garrison explains why this is actually good news for the economy; how data technology is being used to identify neighborhoods where kids are likely to be abused; and what airlines are doing to create revenue during an a decline in air travel

Segments From this episode

ESPN takes a flyer on drone racing

Apr 14, 2016
The sports network is out to turn the fledgling sport into a NASCAR of the sky
A drone racing at an IDRA competition.
Courtesy of IDRA

Thanks to the internet, living at the center of the U.S. is a nightmare

Apr 14, 2016
One woman's farm in Kansas has been the target of internet vigilantes for a decade.

Using data to predict child abuse

Apr 14, 2016
Texas doctors are using predictive data to pre-empt child abuse before it happens
Cook Children’s Medical Center is using predictive analytics to locate potential cases of child abuse.
Cook Children’s Medical Center

How airlines are getting you to spend more

Apr 14, 2016
Both major and budget airlines are banking on amenities to turn more profit
 Delta Airlines jet takes off at LAX.
David McNew/Getty Images

Here's what Microsoft's new bot thinks of Kai

Apr 14, 2016
It does a pretty good job captioning photos! And it's not racist like the last one.
A screenshot from Microsoft's captionbot.ai
Screenshot/Tony Wagner

Why a weakening dollar is a good thing

Apr 14, 2016
A strong greenback makes it tough for U.S. exporters to compete.

Why segregation lingers in Chicago and the rest of America

Apr 14, 2016
Natalie Moore on her new book “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation”
Tim Boyle (Getty Images)

After months of a strong US dollar, it has begun to weaken. Marketplace’s Mark Garrison explains why this is actually good news for the economy; how data technology is being used to identify neighborhoods where kids are likely to be abused; and what airlines are doing to create revenue during an a decline in air travel

Music from the episode

Birds Coldplay
Your Woman White Town
Sunshine Atmosphere
Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco
Fantasy Mariah Carey