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Airs Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 6 p.m. The pandemic and the financial crisis have highlighted a fundamental truth: our economy has never worked for everyone. “Marketplace’s” Kai Ryssdal will talk with experts about what it will take to begin to end the systemic racism that has defined our society and our economy for the last 400 years. Through host interviews, relevant historic examples, and personal stories, the program will offer solutions-based ideas for a fully integrated and inclusive economy. It will also outline some of the institutional obstacles that any such changes will face.

Marketplace Morning Report: Reimagining the Economy
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Airs Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 7 p.m. We are in the midst of a pandemic that has led to one of the worst economic crises in our history. Once the public health emergency becomes manageable, this country still faces one of the biggest public issue of our lifetimes: will we go back to business, inequity and the systemic racism we had, or will we draw a blueprint for the economy we want? In this one-hour special, Marketplace Morning Report’s David Brancaccio explores what a new reimagined economy might look like and what it will take for us to get there.

Marketplace Tech: Technology The Pivot Point
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Airs Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. During this recession, technology has been keeping society and the economy afloat, from the platforms distributing food and masks to the physical wiring that lets us all stay connected. Biotech companies are working to transform the way we fight and cure diseases like COVID-19. And educators are struggling to find ways to make digital learning as effective as in-person classes. Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood shares how current innovations might help us transition to our post-pandemic future, and how the crisis has underscored the inequity in internet access.

Airs Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m CT
MPR News Host Kerri Miller returns with a live call-in economic special on COVID-19. As hundreds of thousands of workers lose their jobs and companies face an uncertain future, we'll focus on the big- picture: the economy. Our guests, Marketplace Correspondent and Host Sabri Ben-Achour and Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari, and will take your questions about what this downturn means for average American families, whether Congress is doing enough, and what the economy will look like on the other side.

You can now hear the Morning Report during each hour of Morning Edition at 4:51, 5:51, 6:51, 7:51 and 8:51 a.m.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Marketplace, Kate Archer Kent reports on South by Southwest (SXSW) and how to make a few extra dollars in Austin during this huge multi-media festival. Join us at 6:30 for this story, today's business news and all the numbers.

Congratulations to Moonbot Studios for Winning the Oscar for Best Animated Short. Listen again to Kate Archer Kent's interview which was featured on Marketplace on Friday.

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