The Uncertain Hour
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The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the uncertainties of our economy today: who deserves what and why? Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking the things we take for granted as inevitable in our economy. Brought to you by the Marketplace® Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season asks: 20 years after we “ended welfare as we know it” in the U.S., what is welfare today? Because sometimes the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about. It’s welfare as we don’t know it, with new episodes every other week throughout the season. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @MPWealthPoverty
||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.