This is a series I launched back in May for Marketplace. The idea was to ask larger questions about the federal economic recovery act by focusing on a single stimulus project. The project I chose was the first recovery act road project to break ground,a mile-long stretch of potholed pavement.
Part 1 [...]
For some reason this story keeps coming up,so I figured I’d re-post it here on Adventures in Radioland.
I recently placed an order with neighborhoodies.com,a website that makes custom clothing. When I received my items,something was horribly horribly wrong. Here’s the note I sent to their customer service e-mail:
[Audio clip:view full post to listen] A recession is a time to hunker down,work harder than ever and avoid extra expenses…oh like say maternity clothes and diapers. Or is it…? As I reported on Marketplace yesterday,some women are waiting out this economic downturn by getting pregnant.
A billboard for the California Milk Advisory Board. I'm the one crawling.
I wouldn’t have picked my first career. But it started before I was old enough to pick much of anything. At that time I wasn’t in control of what I wore or ate or even where I went to the [...]
Any day now,the state’s water supply from the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta could be cut drastically. This time of year the powerful pumps in the delta should be sending millions of gallons of water to cities and farms to the south and the west. But a recent ruling from a federal judge [...]