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This American Life: How To Create a Job

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For a look at the nuts and bolts of government job creation, This American Life Senior Producer Julie Snyder and Adam Davidson attend a meeting of the International Economic Developers Council in San Diego. (15 minutes)

Unemployment is 9 percent, but it’s worst among high school dropouts and people with only a high school education. Adam went to a place that’s trying to help them find jobs: an organization called Pathstone, in Rochester, NY. (8 minutes)

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May 13th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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This American Life: Crybabies

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Ira with Planet Money economics correspondent Adam Davidson on why—even after everything President Obama has done to save Wall Street, actions which have led to record profits and bonuses—Wall Street seems ungrateful. Adam and producer Jane Feltes head out to a Wall Street bar where they’re told by three finance guys that there’s no reason to thank the President for saving their jobs. (16 minutes)

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September 24th, 2010 at 5:50 am

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This American Life: Island Time

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Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt follow one Haitian farmer, with the modest crop of two mango trees, through a byzantine system of aid agencies, NGOs, and government bureaucracy as the farmer tries the impossible—to get some plastic milk crates to store and transport her mangoes. Planet Money is a co-production with NPR News. (25 minutes)

 

 

 

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May 21st, 2010 at 6:12 am

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This American Life: Contents Unknown

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Fred van Doorninck and George Bass were unlikely candidates for pioneering underwater Byzantine archaeology—Fred hates water, and George found the Byzantine era boring. But that’s exactly what they did, when they devoted 50 years to uncovering the mysteries of a shipwreck. Along the way they changed how we think about a thousand years of history.  (12 minutes)

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January 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 am

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This American Life: 2010

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Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg from our Planet Money team report on economic forecasts for 2010 and what they can and cannot accurately predict. (17 minutes)

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January 1st, 2010 at 6:31 am

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This American Life: Middle of the Night

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Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt from Planet Money head to the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx, a bustling area of vegetable and fruit commerce that only comes alive at night. (14 minutes)

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November 27th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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This American Life: Someone Else’s Money

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Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson recount how four accidental steps led to enacting the very questionable system of employers paying for health care. (11 minutes)

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October 16th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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This American Life: Return to The Giant Pool of Money

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In which we mark the anniversary of the economic collapse and the anniversary of Planet Money: Recapping some of the original episode,The Giant Pool of Money, and finding out what’s happened to all those guys in the year since.

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September 25th, 2009 at 7:25 am

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This American Life: Fall Guy

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 Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson talk to Ira about the lawsuit phase of the economic crisis, and the ongoing search to find someone to take the blame. So far at least 196 lawsuits are simply banks suing other banks. (10 minutes)

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June 26th, 2009 at 6:32 am

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This American Life: Wrong Side of History

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For NPR’s Adam Davidson, dropping out of college is the worst thing any young person can do in this economy. So when Adam’s favorite cousin DJ does just that, Adam brings in a professor of economics from Georgetown University to help persuade DJ to get back on the right track. Only after hearing them both out, the professor thinks Adam, not DJ, might be the one on the wrong side of things. (10 minutes)

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March 13th, 2009 at 6:14 am

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