The Uncertain Hour

In “The Uncertain Hour” podcast, host Krissy Clark dives into one controversial topic each season to reveal the surprising origin stories of our economy.  Because the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 31 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche
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George Bush’s infamous crack speech, 30 years later


On this day, 30 years ago, President George H.W. Bush gave his first address from the Oval Office. Bush held up a baggie of crack he said had been seized just outside the White House. Today, we’re revisiting our episode about that speech, the events that led up to it and the lives it affected. For more on America’s drug war, listen to season 3 of our show.


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 05 September 2019  45m
 
 

Introducing “This Is Uncomfortable”


We’re hard at work on the next season of “The Uncertain Hour,” but in the meantime, we’re excited to share a new podcast from Marketplace: “This Is Uncomfortable.” It’s a storytelling podcast, all about life and how money messes with it. Every Thursday, host Reema Khrais will dig into the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult. The first episode is out now...


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 15 June 2019  3m
 
 

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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 18 April 2019  49m
 
 

Families bear the costs of alternative sentencing programs


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


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 12 April 2019  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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 11 April 2019  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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 04 April 2019  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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 28 March 2019  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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 22 March 2019  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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 21 March 2019  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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 07 March 2019  2m