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Raising money for rehab as the heroin crisis spreads

17 hours ago

As heroin and opioid addictions continue to spread among middle-class communities, families who never thought they’d face this problem are finding out one simple truth — treating someone for an addiction can be really, really costly. And some are turning to the time-honored method of the community fundraiser.

Andy Uhler

European officials met Wednesday morning, tentatively agreeing that Turks should be allowed to travel in much of Europe without a visa. 

In March, Turkey agreed to help stop migrants crossing the Aegean Sea into Europe. The European Union had agreed to give Turkey €6 billion. Eric Schwartz, dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, said Turkey was in a strong bargaining position.

Cutting prison hepatitis C rates: costly, but worth it?

17 hours ago

At the prison hospital inside the California Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo, 75-year-old Floyd Masterson is waiting to pick up some medication. He carries a walking stick in one hand and a pink appointment slip in the other. Like the rest of the inmates around him, he’s dressed in a dark blue prison uniform. He has something else in common with many prisoners: hepatitis C. The disease affects about 1 percent of the country’s population as a whole, but 17 percent of those in prison.

Full interview: Vimeo CEO on helping creators

17 hours ago
Bruce Johnson

The video-sharing company Vimeo bought a service this week called VHX, which may help creators on its service sell more of their content.  

“Now any creator can essentially launch their own version of Netflix," said Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor. "[It's] a premium ad-free channel of their own videos at any price they wish, launched anywhere in the world, consumable on any device.”


On today's show, we'll talk about the flow of campaign money amid Cruz's exit from the presidential race; visa-free travel for Turks; and the high cost of hepatitis C drugs.

Sally Herships

Electric car company Tesla is gearing up to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

17 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about Tesla's place in the automotive world; look at the brief WhatsApp ban in Brazil; and interview the CEO of Vimeo about the company's evolution.

April not a blockbuster month for hiring in the U.S.

17 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about April employment numbers; Tesla's future; and fundraising as a way to pay for the high costs of drug rehab. 

Google might make minivans cool

May 3, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

I might finally get some cool dad points. Despite much ridicule, I've made no secret of the fact that my usual mode of transportation is a minivan.

Practical, if not the hippest thing you've ever seen. Four kids will do that to you.

But now, this.

Google announced today it's gonna build self-driving minivans, 100 of them.

It'll partner with Chrysler to do it. Happy to be a test subject, just sayin'.

America gets its first group of climate refugees

May 3, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

America has its political refugees and its economic refugees. And now, for the first time, it has climate refugees.

The first slice of taxpayer money is being spent to move a community that lives right on the edge of where climate change hits reality.

The community in question is Isle de Jean Charles in south Louisiana, and Coral Davenport wrote about it with her colleague Campbell Robertson for the New York Times.