Welcome to audioecon!   1 comment

This site is a curated library of economics-themed podcasts, primarily from Planet Money, but also from Freakonomics, EconTalk, This American Life and others. The site is designed for economics instructors with searchable categories created with the instructor in mind, as well as  suggestions for podcast-related assignments they might incorporate into course instruction.  Audioecon will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys  learning more about economics. Audioecon and related assignments is featured in the Journal of Economics Education article Podcasts as a Tool for Teaching Economics  Vol.45, Iss.3, 2014.

I hope you find this site useful and interesting, and welcome your feedback!

I wish you smart listening!

Posted June 27, 2012 by audioecon in Utility

Government seeks to improve patient access to records   Leave a comment

patient recordsLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/09/health-care/goverment-seeks-improve-paitient-access-records

Summary: Is providing access to medical records a regulatory burden or essential to streamlining healthcare? The Marketplace team looks at explicit and implicit costs of requesting medical information for both the patient and the healthcare provider.

Original Air Date: February 9, 2016

Length: 4 mins 8 seconds

Posted August 28, 2016 by noorul94 in Health economics, Incentives, Technology, Utility

For our future, someone has to think about dirt   Leave a comment

dirtLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/world/our-future-someone-has-think-about-dirt

Summary: Nitrate pollution and soil erosion are common concerns when it comes to growing soy and corn. These crops are generally grown in the U.S. because farmers usually have an abundance of economic incentives such as crop insurance and the ethanol mandate, encouraging them to do so.

Original Air Date: March 29, 2016

Length: 3 minutes 44 seconds

Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need   Leave a comment

georgia schoolLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/10/education/school-focuses-skills-local-employers-say-they-need

Summary: Schools are shifting away from offering technical classes at a time when industries are more in demand of high skilled technical workers than ever before.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Posted August 7, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Labor market economics

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The Chinese lake that’s ground zero for the bird flu   Leave a comment

chinese lakeLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/03/world/chinese-lake-has-become-ground-zero-bird-flu

Summary: Hundreds of thousands of birds migrate to China’s Poyang Lake each year, creating a breeding ground for the avian influenza virus. This virus has the ability to spread rapidly if wild birds connect with domestic birds found on farms within China. The implications this virus can have on human health, farmers, and the economy is deadly.

Original Air Date: March 30, 2016

Length: 5 minutes 16 seconds

Study finds that fracking contaminated a water supply   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/29/world/study-fracking-contaminated-water-supply

Summary:  Marketplace addresses the negative economic and health impacts fracking can have on a community, particularly those resulting from a lack of clean drinking water.

Original Air Date: March 29, 2016

Length: 3 minutes 20 seconds

Posted July 28, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Environmental economics, Utility

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Help arrives for (some) underwater homeowners   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/15/economy/homeowner-buyout-plan-better-late-never

Summary: The Federal Housing Finance Agency begins to help 33,000 homeowners who financed their mortgages through Freddie Mae or Fannie Mac and are are more than 15% underwater and 90 days delinquent on payments. Assistance includes lowering interest rates and the balance of principal owed

Original Air Date: April 15, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 12 seconds

Pitching the TPP amid skepticism about trade   Leave a comment

TPPLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/25/world/pitching-tpp-amid-skepticism-about-trade

Summary: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement between 12 countries. This comprehensive deal covers issues such as protecting marine animals and the digital economy. However, the fate of the TPP is uncertain as it still needs to be approved by Congress and has no support from any presidential candidate.

Original Air Date: March 25, 2016

Length: 6 minutes and 26 seconds

Posted July 21, 2016 by noorul94 in International trade, Politics & economics, Regulation

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