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Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.
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Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

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English


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A small company in New Hampshire exports their handcrafted bagpipes worldwide

11/14/2018
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Gibson Bagpipes in Nashua, New Hampshire, makes handcrafted bagpipes out of African blackwood. Two years ago, an international consortium that monitors endangered fauna and flora placed African blackwood on a “high risk” list. In order to continue to export their pipes, the company had to apply for a special permit.

Duration:00:04:06

Testing who you are

11/12/2018
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There’s an assessment tool that promises to reveal more about your personality than you already know. Lots of us have used it. But is it accurate?

Duration:00:24:13

Filipino fast-food Jollibee creates a buzz with its first store in Manhattan

11/6/2018
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Jollibee trades in Pinoy pride and nostalgia. Can it also capture the curiosity — and taste buds — of non-Filipino Americans?

Duration:00:05:02

Tariffs are hurting Tennessee, but voters seem to be shrugging them off

10/22/2018
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The Tennessee Senate race is one of the most closely watched in the country. Farmers, whiskey distillers and small businesses are feeling the sting from President Donald Trump's tariffs. But is it enough to turn deep red Tennessee blue?

Duration:00:05:28

This Google engineer was asked to create a censored version of Google News for China. He refused.

10/18/2018
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Vijay Boyapati says he 'immediately felt very uncomfortable' when he say censorship requirements for the project.

Duration:00:07:29

Japan eases immigration restrictions to fill chronic care worker shortage

10/18/2018
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Who will care for Japan's elderly? The government is now welcoming foreign workers to fill the labor gap, but some say racism and discrimination are major obstacles in Japanese society.

Duration:00:04:47

After months of being targeted by Trump, Canadian dairy farmers angry at terms of trade deal

10/12/2018
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One could argue that NAFTA negotiations came down to one big sticking point: Canadian milk. Trump won, Canada lost. And Canadian farmers aren't happy.

Duration:00:05:28

In Springfield, Massachusetts, bracing for uncertainty from Trump's trade policies

10/11/2018
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The coming years should bring more solid, blue-collar jobs to Springfield, as CRRC builds subway cars not just for Boston, but also for Philadelphia and LA. But now there’s a hitch: significant uncertainty linked to President Trump’s escalating trade war with China.

Duration:00:05:02

Chicago hotel workers join #MeToo, demand protections against sexual assault

10/9/2018
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Sexual assault in the hotel industry is a global issue. Housekeepers here in the US are campaigning for more protections in the workplace.

Duration:00:05:47

Australia returned Uluru to Aboriginals 34 years ago. They're only just now banning tourists from climbing the sacred site.

10/8/2018
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For decades, the Aboriginal community has politely asked tourists not to climb Uluru, one of their most sacred sites. Beginning in October 2019, the site will finally be closed to climbing.

Duration:00:10:07

A 'Third Way' to save the Amazon: make the standing forest itself more valuable

10/5/2018
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Brazil’s leading climatologist wants to change the way businesses view the Amazon. If standing trees become more valuable than cleared land, the forest can recover and continue to absorb greenhouse gases.

Duration:00:07:41

US debt is eclipsing the rest of the world. So, where have the deficit hawks gone?

10/2/2018
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Just a few years ago, Republican Party leaders couldn’t stop warning us about the perils of the debt. But once in power, their voices have gone silent. The US is now one of the most indebted nations on earth.

Duration:00:05:12

Iowans get a giant ad from China in their Sunday newspaper

9/24/2018
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The Chinese government took out a four-page advertisement in the Des Moines Register on Sunday. The ad was designed like a four-page newspaper section with various "articles" commenting on the trade war between the US and China.

Duration:00:03:59

Abandoned and in decay, one of Detroit's iconic ruins is slowly being revived

9/21/2018
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Detroit is a city filled with ruins. Among the city’s most iconic ones is the Packard Plant. A Spanish developer in Peru has plans to revive it.

Duration:00:05:41

Detroit welcomes immigrants to spur the city’s revival

9/18/2018
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In today's Detroit, there are many signs of a comeback: new businesses, stores, less urban blight and more entrepreneurs. And immigrants are bringing new energy to the city.

Duration:00:07:28

For these girls in Morocco, a tech camp presents a rare opportunity to pursue their career dreams

9/11/2018
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Running a program like this is a big deal for the girls, who come from the poor outskirts of Agadir, a sleepy Moroccan city facing the Atlantic Ocean.

Duration:00:04:39

Trump’s NAFTA revisions — designed to help the US auto industry — could have the opposite impact

9/6/2018
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The Trump administration argues NAFTA changes will create jobs. But the plan has many in the auto industry quite nervous.

Duration:00:06:21

In Puerto Rico's coffee country, 'We have to motivate the farmers to come to the soil again'

8/31/2018
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More than 260 schools in Puerto Rico closed this summer due to low enrollment after Maria. A group of women want to transform one in western Puerto Rico into an educational center to revive the region’s coffee industry.

Duration:00:06:43

With no-fishing zones, Mexican fishermen restored the marine ecosystem

8/17/2018
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En el estado mexicano Baja California Sur, la gente vivía de la pesca durante generaciones, hasta que se acabaron los peces.

Duration:00:08:12

Bigger can be better when it comes to business

7/16/2018
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Big business is good for employees and good for the environment. That’s not a marketing ploy— it’s what the data say.

Duration:00:21:01