The Uncertain Hour
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In The Uncertain Hour, host Krissy Clark dives into one controversial topic each season to reveal the surprising origin stories of our economy. From the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk, each season goes beyond buzzwords to bust longstanding myths and uncover surprising backstories. Because the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about. Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Twitter: @UncertainHour
||CleanReprise: “Pregnant? We can help.”||In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, we wanted to re-share this episode. Federal TANF dollars (also known as federal welfare dollars) goes to funding some crisi...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-8: "A mosquito in a nudist colony"||Who writes federal regulations, who unwrites them and who gets written off?||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-7: Law and Odor: a crime story about orchids, pig smell, refineries and you||How many crimes did you commit today?||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-6: Who's regulating whom?||This week, we're zooming out to trace the unexpected ways regulators and corporations are intertwined.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-5: Your regulations questions, answered||There are plenty more stories to come, but today we're hitting pause.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-4: The sentence that helped set off the opioid crisis||It's a highly misleading claim. It came with every bottle of Oxycontin for years. The FDA signed off on it, but it’s not clear who wrote it.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-3: The peanut butter verdict||One of the most surreal, misunderstood and yet pivotal battle over regulations ends here.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-2: The Peanut Butter Wars||They were long. They were difficult. They were... pretty much how regulations always get made.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-1: The Peanut Butter Grandma goes to Washington||In the 1950s, some food companies were ripping off customers and using additives that haven't been tested for safety. A Virginia housewife went to the FDA to expose the truth.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02-0: The Uncertain Hour dives into red tape||A preview of our new season, about regulations in America.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01-7: The Album, “Work Makes the Difference”||One county welfare office made a whole album of motivational work songs. Listen to the whole thing.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01-6: The road not taken||20 years ago, welfare reformers chose to emphasize work over education||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01-5: “Pregnant? We can help.”||In some states, crisis pregnancy centers get federal welfare dollars.||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01-4: Everything but the kitchen sink||How does your state spend federal welfare dollars? It's probably not how you think||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01-3: What's love (styles) got to do with it?||This is your state on welfare.||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01-2: White gloves, aluminum cans and plasma||Meet the mothers who've relied on welfare through the decades.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01-1: The Magic Bureaucrat||Twenty years ago, welfare changed dramatically. Meet the man behind it.||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing 'The Uncertain Hour'||A preview of the newest podcast from Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty team.||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the kind of reporting we need! Clever, thoughtful, illuminating, and actually entertaining, too. The Uncertain Hour took something I didn’t know much about and didn’t think I cared about and made me care about it. Totally hooked. Can’t wait for the next episode!
So good! As relevant as it is engrossing!
This is what makes podcasting worthwhile - well-researched, accessible, engaging. This podcast takes what can be an impersonal, bureaucratic, and highly political chapter in a history book and grounds it in the fascinating, real people who created this story. It's also subtly humorous in a way that doesn't compromise it's integrity or the sobering subject matter.
You can't understand poverty in 2016 without understanding what happened in 1996. And this podcast has already started to help me learn and understand so much about this pivotal moment. Highly recommended!
Moving Investigative Reporting
Moving investigative reporting of political/economic issues that affect low income or marginalized segments of our society. Continues the high standards of Market Place into less traveled territory. Loved the program.
- Category: Government & Organizations
- Language: English
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