Erika Beras

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Which parent does a school call first? 'Planet Money' has the answer

Friday, August 04, 2023

New economic research has found that schools are much more likely to call a mom than a dad when they need to reach a parent.


Our Planet Money team creates a record label to follow the money to music creators

Thursday, March 30, 2023

How do artists get paid for a song in the age of streaming? Our Planet Money podcast team decided to become a record label and release a song to find out.


Planet Money started a record label to release a 47-year-old song about inflation

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

NPR's Planet Money recently got ahold of a 47-year-old song about inflation that has never been released. They decided to start a record label to try to get the song out into the world.


This song is nearly 5 decades long but its subject still hits home

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

The Planet Money team got a cassette tape in the mail with a 47-year-old song about a timely topic: inflation.


How does the music industry work? Planet Money started a record label to find out

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Almost 50 years ago, a band made an incredible song about Inflation. Then the song was lost to the dustbin of history. Now, Planet Money is on a mission to make this record a hit.


Some in Buckhead, the richest and whitest part of Atlanta, want it to be its own city

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Since 2005, 10 communities in the Atlanta area have declared their own cityhood. Some residents of Buckhead, the richest and whitest part of Atlanta, have been pushing to become a separate city.


Russia is now the most sanctioned nation in the world. How is it coping?

Friday, March 11, 2022

The more than 5,000 sanctions against Russia are tanking the ruble and hurting everyday Russians. There are worries that a recession is looming.


Startups aim for a piece of the grocery market by delivery orders in about 20 minutes

Friday, February 25, 2022

We go behind the scenes of a "dark store" to see what it takes to get groceries delivered in minutes.


Big ports are congested, so smaller ports are ramping up their operations

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports are the point of entry for more than a third of the goods imported into the U.S. Since they're backed up, smaller ports are helping relieve some of the congestion.


The 2 largest ports in the U.S. are making progress clearing their cargo

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

NPR's Planet Money team goes to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to find out how they got so big, and why that's led to a bottleneck on consumer goods just when the retail sector is surging.


Afghanistan's economy is in trouble after the Taliban took control

Friday, October 01, 2021

We've heard a lot about Afghanistan and its varying crises after the Taliban takeover. One of those crises is an economic one dealing with currency. Planet Money explains Afghanistan's money problems.


What Are Noncompete Clauses? Why Biden Wants To Limit Their Usage

Friday, July 16, 2021

President Biden recently announced an executive order to limit non-compete clauses. Planet Money asks, where did these clauses come from, what do they do, and are they really ruining the job market?


AMC Flipped What Could Have Been A Faddish Blip Into A Substantial Financial Boost

Friday, June 25, 2021

AMC Theaters is the latest stock to have gotten caught in a meme wave. But this time, the company seems to be taking advantage of the ride.


August Wilson House

Thursday, December 22, 2016

August Wilson’s work has been a tribute to Pittsburgh, but the city has struggled with how to honor him properly.

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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.


PHOTOS: Giving Ex-Child Soldiers A Chance To Be Kids Again

Saturday, April 02, 2016

They're trying to rebuild their lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and one way to start is by learning capoeira, a Brazilian martial art.


Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown in Africa, and while the number of coffee consumers there is growing, most Africans still don't drink it. That's something Rwanda's government would like to change.

The country's coffee industry, which nearly collapsed after the genocide in 1994, ...


Young Artists Find Home And Healing At Pittsburgh Art House

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Whenever artist Vanessa German worked on her porch, kids asked if they could help. Now, in a neighborhood struggling with poverty and crime, she's created a place where they can make art of their own.


Forget The 117 Steps: 3-D Video Makes Fallingwater Accessible To All

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A filmmaker has created a way to make Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece home, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, accessible to those with physical limitations.


The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

One Pittsburgh middle-school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. And life.