Fifteen years ago, it looked so sparkly. An unfolding renaissance in American cities like Seattle. Author Richard Florida wrote about the promise of those cities that can attract innovators, designers, urban tech. Now Florida has a new book about how all that has worked out. It's less sparkly.
Also, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal joins us to talk about that urban renaissance, Amazon's wanderlust and more.
We'll debate the wisdom of supervised drug consumption sites with two people who have personal connections to opioid addiction.
And you'll meet the swastika-wearing Seattle man who got punched out on a downtown street over the weekend.