May 12, 2016

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Why Target has teamed up with researchers to determine what makes people buy groceries; Instagram updated its logo, and received a loud and grumpy response, we look at what's behind the logo change; and Krissy Clark, host of Marketplace's Uncertain Hour…

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Twenty years after welfare reform, we return to West Virginia

May 12, 2016
Josephine Moore faced the "end of welfare as we knew it." Now, she's treading water.
Josephine Moore (right) at home in Kermit, West Virginia, with her daughter, Carolina, and grandson, Latham. 
Krissy Clark/Marketplace

Whole Foods to launch cheaper version in Los Angeles

May 12, 2016
Probably not going to cost you your whole paycheck, but it's still not the bargain bin
A sketch of what the Silver Lake location will look like.
Courtesy of 365 by Whole Foods

Hospitals use mobile clinics to increase access

May 12, 2016
These clinics reduce emergency department visits and save money.
Parkland’s Homeless Outreach Medical Services Program in Dallas has grown to serve 9,000 people a year.
Lauren Silverman/KERA

Nissan gets bigger to compete globally

May 12, 2016
Smaller car makers will increasingly be at a disadvantage in global markets
Japanese media reported that Nissan Motor confirmed that the two parties are in capital tie-up talks, and the deal would be an effective acquisition. 
Ken Ishii/Getty Images

Target wants to know how you think about groceries

May 12, 2016
Target is testing how shoppers respond to information about foods' origins and freshness.
Seijen Takamura, the lead designer with the Food + Future coLab, talks to target shopper Nedra Henry.
Jeffrey Thompson

Instagram's new logo prompts retro complaints

May 12, 2016
Social media users don't like it when things change.
The new logos for Instagram and its spin-off apps: Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.
Courtesy: Instagram

Department stores face an uncertain future

May 12, 2016
To compete, they've got to completely transform themselves.
Pedestrians walk by Macy's flagship store in Herald Square on May 11, 2016 in New York, New York. The retailer faces a second year of sales declines, overall sales fell 7.4 percent to $5.77 billion in the quarter ended April 30.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Why Target has teamed up with researchers to determine what makes people buy groceries; Instagram updated its logo, and received a loud and grumpy response, we look at what’s behind the logo change; and Krissy Clark, host of Marketplace’s Uncertain Hour podcast, talks to Kai about welfare reform, 20 years later. 

Music from the episode

Birds Coldplay
Prayer in C - Robin Schulz Radio Edit Lilly Wood and The Prick, Robin Schulz
Oye Como Va Santana