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The Indicator from Planet Money

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Afternoons, three times a week.

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Afternoons, three times a week.
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United States

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NPR

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Afternoons, three times a week.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Case For Hope In 2020

12/4/2019
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Today, the show takes a distinctly positive stance in making the case for being optimistic about the economy in 2020. Five reasons why you should, plus kittens and rainbows.

Duration:00:09:57

The Map That Made Manhattan

12/3/2019
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Manhattan is known for being a grid. But 200 years ago, it was a hilly, bucolic wilderness. The transformation all started with a secret map. And the reason was all about economics.

Duration:00:09:58

Hudson's Kill

12/2/2019
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Back in the early 1800s, Manhattan was a wild, sparsely populated place, but it was just about to be developed big-time. There was a lot of money to be made knowing what would go where.

Duration:00:09:36

The Sahm Rule With The Eponymous Economist

11/27/2019
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Economist Claudia Sahm explains the eponymous Sahm Rule, and how changes in the unemployment rate point to whether or not we are in a recession.

Duration:00:08:41

Niche Products In Our Grocery Stores

11/26/2019
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Niche food products at grocery stores have been getting more and more popular. But, what took so long?

Duration:00:09:44

The $100 Million Apple

11/25/2019
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Next week, a new product will hit store shelves. It's been in development for 20 years and cost millions of dollars to bring to market. It's a new kind of apple. And the stakes are high.

Duration:00:09:58

Saudi Arabia's IPO Fail?

11/22/2019
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After years of teasing, deliberating and negotiating, oil behemoth Saudi Aramco finally looks poised to go public. But the IPO is shaping up to be a lot more modest than the original plan.

Duration:00:09:24

Ready Your Wallet For Thanksgiving Dinner

11/21/2019
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What will Thanksgiving dinner cost you this year? Also, Cardiff brings back the debate on which is better, pumpkin or pecan pie.

Duration:00:09:00

Lancaster Spotlight, Part 2: A Refugee's Tale

11/20/2019
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In our second spotlight episode on Lancaster County, we look into what Lancaster's success can tell us about the relationship between refugees and the local economy.

Duration:00:09:50

Grocery Store Wars

11/19/2019
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The profit margin for groceries is razor thin. To stay competitive against increasingly large competitors like Amazon Prime, retailers are turning to a new service: curbside pickup.

Duration:00:09:40

How Does The Economy Influence Voters?

11/18/2019
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The economy is one of the most important factors in how people vote. But its influence has been changing and it has everything to do with politics.

Duration:00:06:58

Fun Facts Fridays

11/15/2019
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Cardiff surprises Stacey with three feel-good facts about the economy, and she decides whether or not those facts are awesome.

Duration:00:09:31

Winning The Nobel

11/14/2019
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Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee talk about their work and what happens when you win a Nobel Prize.

Duration:00:09:13

Politics And The Trade War

11/13/2019
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Did President Trump's trade policies cost Republican votes last year? We talk to economist Chad Bown to find out.

Duration:00:09:23

The Great Cranberry Scare Of 1959

11/12/2019
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Sixty years ago, a food scare nearly crushed the cranberry business. Cranberries have bounced back since then, but the industry is facing new threats.

Duration:00:09:57

Why Sam Sanders Is Binging 'Friends'

11/11/2019
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Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, NBC, they're all at war for your eyeballs. Today on the show, the streaming wars. Who the major players are, what's at stake and what it will mean for you.

Duration:00:09:37

The Lancaster, Pa., Puzzle

11/8/2019
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A heavily rural county with a big manufacturing base and a low share of college graduates has found a way to thrive.

Duration:00:09:24

Your Secret Score

11/7/2019
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It's no secret that every online platform you use is keeping track of your information. But what if this data is being used to give you a 'score' as a customer?

Duration:00:09:43

What's The Beef? The Declining American Leather Industry

11/6/2019
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The leather manufacturing industry was once a backbone of the American economy. Now the industry is in decline, and the trade war isn't helping.

Duration:00:09:48

Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools

11/5/2019
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Last year, the Education Department reported that U.S. universities received over $1.3 billion dollars in the form of gifts and contracts. Most of this money came from China.

Duration:00:09:57