The Uncertain Hour
About This Show
The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the uncertainties of our economy today: who deserves what and why? Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking the things we take for granted as inevitable in our economy. Brought to you by the Marketplace® Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season asks: 20 years after we “ended welfare as we know it” in the U.S., what is welfare today? Because sometimes the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about. It’s welfare as we don’t know it, with new episodes every other week throughout the season. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @MPWealthPoverty.
Most Recent Episode
S01-7: The Album, “Work Makes the Difference”
Loyal listeners of The Uncertain Hour podcast may have had motivational work songs stuck in their heads (our apologies!). As you know, this season we dug deep into the story of what the heck welfare is today. Episode one featured music produced by a county welfare department in Riverside, California. We also annotated the lyrics to the first track. The album, "Work Makes the Difference," was created to play in waiting rooms, over PA systems and as the hold music for incoming calls. After that episode, we received many requests for the entire welfare-to-work, synth-pop CD. And now, finally, after many emails with the Riverside Department of Public Social Services, we are releasing what we hope will be your summer soundtrack. Enjoy. Welcome back to "The Uncertain Hour," the Wealth & Poverty desk's new podcast hosted by Senior Correspondent Krissy Clark.