Karen Duffin appears in the following:
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Two economics reporters drive the length of an event known as The World's Longest Yard Sale — stretching from Alabama to Michigan — in search of economic wisdom. They discover a truth of behavioral economics and a couple French records, too.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?
Friday, August 17, 2018
Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!
Friday, July 13, 2018
Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.
Friday, June 29, 2018
A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.
Friday, June 15, 2018
As the Supreme Court is set to rule on two gerrymandering cases, NPR's Planet Money looks at how one political consultant changed the national maps by investing in state elections.
Friday, June 15, 2018
The Supreme Court is looking at partisan gerrymandering. We go to Florida, where they've been fighting about it for years, in one district in particular.
Friday, June 08, 2018
When Florida outlawed partisan gerrymandering, politicians tried to sneak it back in...in disguise.
Friday, June 01, 2018
Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places.
Friday, May 11, 2018
We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Why are used car commercials so annoying? Meet the original sinner.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: If you've made an agreement like that, is there a legal way out?
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Phosphorous is essential for life, and it's used in most fertilizers. But it could run out. A group of researchers has recruited citizens of a town in Vermont to test out a solution.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
In the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, a look at the ban on CDC research into gun violence and how the families of victims manage the media.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Once called the "library provision," Section 215 of the Patriot Act forced libraries to become headliners in the battle waged to protect American freedoms.
Friday, May 22, 2015
The incredible, little-known story of the Nazi prisoners of war kept on American soil during World War II.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Following last week’s massacre, residents of Isla Vista were confronted with misery of another kind: the constant presence of television news cameras, reporters, and broadcast vans in the midst of the grieving community. But in the aftermath of such tragedy, the media can play a crucial role in helping those affected make something meaningful out of their devastating loss. As Karen Duffin reported last fall, the template for that kind of PR savvy was established back in 1999, after the massacre at Columbine High School.
Friday, January 24, 2014
The Supreme Court is weighing how much defendants convicted of possessing images of child pornography should have to pay in restitution to the victims depicted in those images. The case involves a woman known as “Amy,” whose uncle raped her when she was a young girl and circulated photographs of the abuse online. He eventually went to jail, but those photos became among the most widely viewed child porn in the world. Karen Duffin reports on Amy’s quest for restitution.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Victims of tragedy and their families often struggle to create something worthwhile out of incalculable loss. To create awareness for their causes, they must learn how to manage the media. Karen Duffin reports on the intersection of tragedy and media coverage.
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