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Working hard or hardly working?
Nov 6, 2019

Working hard or hardly working?

Plus: how climate change is affecting the wine industry, why a country short on affordable housing also has millions of vacant homes and what you aren't learning in civics class.

Segments From this episode

What federal funding for civics reveals about American political discourse

Nov 6, 2019
As Americans grapple with questions of impeachment, many schools have shifted attention away from civics education.
Teacher Oumar Diallo at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., says he tries to use current events to keep his students interested in civics.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

Mountain West farmers fare well despite trade war

Nov 6, 2019
Diverse crops and uncomplicated export markets have helped defend farmers' fortunes.
Recently-retired farmer Drew Eggers looks at a bunch of mint that was still growing at the edge of his field.
Madelyn Beck/Marketplace

The vacancy crisis is far from over

Nov 6, 2019
There are now more vacant housing units than at the height of the foreclosure crisis.
E-scooters line a stretch of Atlanta's Beltline, a former railway corridor under redevelopment.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Worker productivity declined for first time in four years

Nov 6, 2019
No, it's not because of social media or politics.
One economist said we're stuck in the slow lane when it comes to productivity.
Chaloner Woods/Getty Images

Climate change is fermenting the wine industry

Nov 6, 2019
Warmer temperatures are pushing wineries to new northern territories. Elin McCoy of Bloomberg News explains.
Murre Sofrakis, the winemaker at Fladie vineyard in southern Sweden.
Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

What Xerox could get out of a deal with HP

Nov 6, 2019
Both companies have been office equipment mainstays.
The HP logo is seen at Hewlett Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California on November 4, 2016.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Bassackwards Kurt Vile
You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse
Chinatown Wild Nothing
4/17/1975 Rob Viktum

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II

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