The Uncertain Hour

Each season, we explain the weird, complicated and often unequal American economy — and why some people get ahead and some get left behind. Host Krissy Clark dives into obscure policies and forgotten histories to explain why America is like it is. The latest season examines this thing we used to call employment: what happened to it, why it happened and what a workforce made up of “nonemployees” means for our future.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 49 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 12 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 4 hours 26 minutes

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episode 6: Kicking the habit


Many people in Wise County agree that they can’t jail their way out of a drug epidemic, but there’s a lot less agreement on what to do instead. And we find out what happened to Joey Ballard.


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 2019-04-18  49m
 
 

Families bear the costs of alternative sentencing programs


Does alternative sentencing create a system of easily exploited free labor?


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 2019-04-12  3m
 
 

episode 5: Supply


It’s not easy being an undercover cop in a county of just 40,000 people. But drugs were making it hard for Bucky Culbertson to run his business, so he made it his business to get rid of drugs.


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 2019-04-11  40m
 
 

episode 4: Welcome to Wise County


It’s the deadliest drug epidemic our country has ever faced. We go to ground zero, where “nothing changes except for the drug.”


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 2019-04-04  35m
 
 

episode 3: Sentencing


The drug bust and the trial were a “farce,” but the full force of the law still came down on Keith Jackson — and thousands of people like him. That didn’t end the crack epidemic, so what did?


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 2019-03-28  48m
 
 

episode 2: What happened to Keith?


One day, early in the semester, Keith Jackson didn’t show up to class. He’d been arrested for selling crack, but for his classmates, that wasn’t the surprising part.


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 2019-03-22  32m
 
 

episode 1: George H.W. Bush and his baggie of crack


It was the perfect political prop: drugs seized by government agents right across the street from the White House, just in time for a big presidential address. The reality was more complicated.


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 2019-03-21  45m
 
 

The Uncertain Hour Season 3: Inside America’s Drug War


Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush held up a baggie of crack on live TV, and said it had been seized right in front of the White House. The Uncertain Hour’s third season looks at how the policies launched that day continue to reverberate – even as the crack epidemic has faded into history. New episodes start March 21.


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 2019-03-07  2m
 
 

Reprise: The sentence that helped set off the opioid crisis


In light of news about Purdue Pharma, we're sharing our episode about how opioids are regulated.


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 2019-02-02  1h5m
 
 

Reprise: “Pregnant? We can help.”


In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, we wanted to re-share this episode. Federal TANF dollars (also known as federal welfare dollars) goes to funding some crisi...


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 2018-06-27  26m