In Atlanta’s food desert, residents find an oasis in its “food forest”
India hits the U.S. with retaliatory tariffs. There’s been little progress to end child poverty over the last three decades, according to a new report. Plus, a so-called “food forest” in Atlanta is providing free, quality produce to residents who would otherwise not have access to it.
Turning ocean plastic into sneakers
From the BBC World Service… The founder of the Chinese technology giant Huawei said that his company will slash production by $30 billion over the next two years. We explain why the Paris air show will be more about safety than sales for Boeing. Plus, some of world’s biggest sportswear brands like Nike and Adidas are turning plastic bottles into active wear. Is this just a passing trend or will it put companies on the road to sustainability?
Sharing cars with ride-hailing was supposed to cut congestion. It hasn’t.
There’s a saying that you’re never in traffic, you are traffic. The early vision of companies like Uber and Lyft was that they’d help pull drivers away from using their own cars, but in today’s reminder of the power of unintended consequences, recent show ride-sharing services made traffic worse in San Francisco. There are other factors, too — the city has been booming recently, there are more people and more online shopping and food deliveries.
Introducing “This Is Uncomfortable”
We’re hard at work on the next season of “The Uncertain Hour,” but in the meantime, we’re excited to share a new podcast from Marketplace: “This Is Uncomfortable.” It’s a storytelling podcast, all about life and how money messes with it. Every Thursday, host Reema Khrais will dig into the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult. The first episode is out now. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Bonus: This Is Uncomfortable, episode 1
We’re excited to announce a new weekly podcast from Marketplace: “This Is Uncomfortable,” a show about life and how money messes with it. Every Thursday, host Reema Khrais will dig into the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult. Listen to the first episode here and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.