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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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A small town in Italy offers houses for sale for less than an espresso

9/16/2019
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San Piero Patti, a picturesque, Sicilian town of less than 3,000 people, is taking extreme measures to try and bring new life to the region — including selling some of its abandoned houses for less than a shot of espresso. But will it work?

Duration:00:06:31

What do attacks on Saudi oil facilities mean for US-Saudi relations?

9/16/2019
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Saudi Arabia was, for decades, the world's largest oil producer. This disruption is the biggest supply shock in absolute terms in the last five decades and has important repercussions for US-Saudi relations.

Duration:00:05:01

Hong Kong leader says she would quit if she could

9/3/2019
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Hong Kong leader says she would quit if she could and fears her ability to resolve the crisis is now "very limited."

Duration:00:03:24

The Mississippi: Pushed to the brink

9/3/2019
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Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.

Duration:00:30:16

How Japan keeps its cool when temps are high

8/29/2019
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At a recent uchimizu event at the Higo-Hosokawa Garden, participants in lightweight kimonos used wooden ladles to spray water in long arcs that caught the late-afternoon light.

Duration:00:04:53

They were CIA-backed Chinese rebels. Now you’re invited to their once-secret hideaway.

8/28/2019
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Former CIA-backed guerrillas — rivals of Chairman Mao Zedong — are now embracing the tourism industry, years after setting up the arteries and networks that sustain the Golden Triangle drug trade to this day.

Duration:00:07:55

For undocumented workers, demanding better work conditions could mean deportation

8/26/2019
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For undocumented workers, the consequences of demanding better work conditions can be high — and include risking deportation.

Duration:00:07:18

Iranian students in US scramble as sanctions ratchet up tuition costs

8/26/2019
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Iranian students studying in the US are feeling the effects of escalating tensions between the two countries — from difficulties paying tuition or rent to the inability to focus on their studies

Duration:00:04:44

Are the Saudis using big sporting events to 'sportswash' their image?

8/21/2019
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Two boxers, $100 million and the murder of a journalist have become talking points around an upcoming heavyweight prize fight in Saudi Arabia.

Duration:00:04:59

Will the next wave of humanoid robots make our lives better — or steal our jobs?

8/21/2019
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Robots have replaced millions of American workers. As humanoid robots improve, will they work alongside people — or replace them?

Duration:00:05:59

Spain's coal miners continue to wait for their country's 'Green New Deal'

8/16/2019
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As Europe transitions away from coal, it's unclear whether the newly-elected Spanish Socialists can offer hope to the region of Asturias, where people have mined coal for 150 years.

Duration:00:05:10

Endangered right whales have moved because of climate change — into dangerous waters

8/12/2019
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Right whales have followed a type of plankton to waters further north — putting them into highly trafficked shipping lanes. Of 20 whales found dead in the past two years, seven appear to have been hit by ships.

Duration:00:04:42

South Korea’s ‘No Japan’ boycott is new. But the wounds are old.

8/12/2019
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The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.

Duration:00:04:26

Caravans to Canada: Americans desperate for affordable drugs spark concerns about shortages

8/8/2019
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Patient caravans making trips across US border spark fear of shortages, while health advocates warn against mass drug importations from Canada.

Duration:00:06:01

Thailand is betting big on cannabis. Visit its first legal lab.

8/6/2019
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Thailand once issued severe penalties for marijuana users. But the perception of cannabis is rapidly changing, with talk of churning out “world-class cannabis” from Thailand's lush farmlands. A few months ago, scientists started the first-ever cannabis laboratory — one of the few legal facilities of its kind in Asia.

Duration:00:07:25

Here comes the sun (storage)

8/2/2019
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Solar batteries are booming, and this is just the start.

Duration:00:05:41

The economics of risk taking in the workplace

8/2/2019
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An economist and journalist attempts to understand how risk management looks in the workplace outside the world of finance.

Duration:00:18:42

Chinese Americans fear extra scrutiny as Trump slaps China with new tariffs

8/1/2019
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President Donald Trump's trade war with China has done more than affect the price of some goods. Some members of the Chinese American community say they feel they're being viewed by some under a "cloud of suspicion."

Duration:00:05:28

How the US-China trade war hurts American entrepreneurs

7/30/2019
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The president ripped into China this morning just as the two countries are set to resume negotiations on trade. Trump claimed that China was slow-walking a deal, waiting for a new president. But as the trade war drags on, there are real-world consequences for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:08:09

Mick Jagger wants you to stop throwing away your plastic cups

7/22/2019
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Businesses worldwide are looking for alternatives to single-use plastic cups.

Duration:00:05:10