About Sam @samkweber
Sam Weber has covered everything from living on minimum wage to consumer finance as a shooter/producer for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Prior joining NH Weekend, he previously worked for Need to Know on PBS and in public radio. He’s an avid cyclist and Chicago Bulls fan.
Sam’s Recent Stories
Education Sep 07Agrarian roots? Think again. Debunking the myth of summer vacation’s origins
Where did the concept of summer vacation originate? Despite a long-standing myth linking a summer break to the nation's "agrarian past," historians offer a different explanation.
Nation Jul 20Can you be nudged into saving money? Some companies are banking on it
New evidence from behavioral economists, researchers who study the psychology behind financial decisions, is at the root of what a number of major companies are using to help consumers get a better fiscal foothold.
Economy Jun 22International microlender brings small business lending to U.S. merchants
NewsHour Weekend’s Stacey Tisdale spoke with Gina Harman of the Accion U.S. Network, and with some of the microlender’s clients, to learn more about borrowing and lending in the non-bank world.
Nation Apr 08Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on tax return preparer regulations
More than 40 million taxpayers use tax preparers who do not have to meet any standard of competency in order to prepare taxes.
World Feb 09Expatriate entrepreneur uses tech to help Indians find jobs
Indians who have no access to computers, but looking for work as drivers, nannies, or cooks, for instance, can use their cell phones to text or call Babajob and connect with potential employers.
Nation Dec 07Remembering Pearl Harbor: Ceremony marks anniversary of 1941 attack
The USS Arizona burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Credit: U.S. National Archives World War II veterans and survivors were among the estimated 3,000 people gathered on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of…