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Airing on Tuesday, May 2, 2015: Are we surprised that health insurers want to raise rates? Before the Affordable Care Act, prices were all over the place. New rules aim to stabilize them, but it’s tricky for insurers, who have to balance costs with consumers who have more choices. We explore. Next: A little look now inside the economy of making music for a living. Specifically, those folks who play music on subway platforms. For those musicians, as with so many others, it all comes down to location, location, location. 



Segments From this episode

A literal underground music scene

by Tobin Low Jun 2, 2015
The economics behind making it big — and making a living — in the subway.

When horses fly

by Gigi Douban Jun 2, 2015
Leg room costs extra on flights, whether you have two feet or four.

Keeping mental health patients stable and out of jail

by Alisa Roth Jun 2, 2015
Support teams are doing so by helping with substance abuse.

Insurers grapple with keeping premiums stable

by Dan Gorenstein Jun 2, 2015
To keep prices even, businesses must be good at managing costs.

Freshly re-elected Sepp Blatter leaves FIFA

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jun 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter is taking a permanent timeout from FIFA.

Purchasing items on Pinterest is now a pin away

by Molly Wood Jun 2, 2015
The company is partnering with retailers like Macy's for the mobile app feature.
Shelf Life

A Boeing 747 pilot writes a love letter to flight

by Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan Jun 2, 2015
Chatting with Mark Vanhoenacker about his book "Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot"

Music from the episode

Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes
Some Boys DoM

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