Why does this keep happening?
May 25, 2022

Why does this keep happening?

Yesterday, 19 children and two adults were killed in Uvalde, Texas. If it feels like nothing has changed since the 2012 Sandy Hook killings, that's because Congress hasn't passed any laws to control gun sales since then.

Segments From this episode

Since Sandy Hook killings a decade ago, Congress has put no limits on gun sales

May 25, 2022
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, Marketplace looked into background checks and gun purchases. We're revisiting some of that reporting today.
An officer walks outside of Robb Elementary School on May 25. The day before, a gunman killed 19 students and two adults.
Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images

Why do two major West Coast ports rate last on a new ranking of facilities worldwide?

May 25, 2022
Experts point to inefficiency, lack of warehouse space and outdated technology.
U.S. ports aren't stacking up globally.
Patrick T Fallon/ AFP via Getty Images

Long after wildfires race through rural communities, mobile home parks still await rebuilding

May 25, 2022
In September 2020, blazes destroyed many homes and RVs in mobile home parks. Rebuilding plans call for publicly funded affordable housing.
Charred tree stumps and barren home pads are among the few remnants of the Lazy Days mobile home park site in Blue River, Oregon.
Mitchell Hartman/Marketplace

Summit seeks to help tribes recover from pandemic woes

May 25, 2022
COVID shut down industries Native communities relied on. The Reservation Economic Summit is exploring alternative revenue streams.
The Reservation Economic Summit is being held in Las Vegas. Native American-run casinos have suffered financially, leading to discussions about strengthening tribal economies.
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Why carmakers are pouring billions into new electric vehicle battery factories

May 25, 2022
It's all about controlling the supply chain.
Ford announced 3,000 job cuts Monday as the automaker shifts focus to connected and electric vehicles.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The hot housing market is "very bad" for this home inspector

May 25, 2022
With heightened competition to buy homes, many buyers are waiving inspections and other contingencies.
Despite the decline in business, home inspector Peter Drougas says "there's no way I'm closing down."
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Nightrider Tom Misch, Yussef Dayes, Freddie Gibbs
Suddenly Junip
Fu-Gee-La Fugees, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Pras
Cosy Blanka

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer