Marketplace http://kunc.org en 'This American Life' Pulls Apple Story http://kunc.org/post/american-life-pulls-apple-story Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, BYLINE: This weekend, the public radio program "This American Life" will air a retraction and apologize to listeners for a segment that aired in January about factories in China which make the Apple iPad. The story described hazardous working conditions at the plant. It was told by a man named Mike Daisey, who claimed to have interviewed workers injured there. Many elements of Daisey's story have now been discredited.<p>"This American Life" will present what they call an autopsy of how the fabrications got on the air. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 12:00:00 +0000 24122 at http://kunc.org 'This American Life' Retracts Mike Daisey's Apple Factory Story http://kunc.org/post/american-life-retracts-mike-daiseys-apple-factory-story A highly popular episode of <em>This American Life</em> in which monologuist Mike Daisey tells of the abuses at factories that make Apple products in China contained "significant fabrications," the show said today.<p>"We're horrified to have let something like this onto public radio," Ira Glass, the show's executive producer and host <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2012/03/retracting-mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory">said in a blog post today</a>. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:21:00 +0000 24086 at http://kunc.org 'This American Life' Retracts Mike Daisey's Apple Factory Story Private Equity Explained http://kunc.org/post/private-equity-explained <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/35040059">http://vimeo.com/35040059</a></p><p>Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It&rsquo;s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Marketplace 21032 at http://kunc.org What is Re-hypothecation? http://kunc.org/post/what-re-hypothecation <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/34569834">http://vimeo.com/34569834</a></p><p>The term Re-hypothecation came up a lot during the MF Global meltdown. It&rsquo;s quite a common term in the securities market &ndash; but what does it mean? Marketplace Money senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:47:53 +0000 Marketplace 20269 at http://kunc.org What is a junk bond? http://kunc.org/post/what-junk-bond <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/33801575">http://vimeo.com/33801575</a></p><p>Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, &ldquo;junk&rdquo; bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they&rsquo;re extremely useful. Sometimes. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:42:45 +0000 Marketplace 19284 at http://kunc.org