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Crispr inventor worries about the unintended consequences of gene editing

Jun 16, 2017
Jennifer Doudna says the real value in the technology is that it 'opens up opportunities for applications.'
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When Mt. Everest's base camp is enough

Jun 16, 2017
Climbing Mt. Everest may seem like something you’d never do — and you probably won’t. But what about getting to Everest base camp? That seems more accessible, and just as exciting and Instagram-worthy. All you have to do is hike…

The do's and don'ts of saving money

Jun 9, 2017
Also, how can you plan for your dream home?
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What if the social safety net isn't safe anymore?

Jun 2, 2017
Food banks and other organizations are coming up with contingency plans in case funding is cut from the federal budget.
Volunteers sort food at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger food pantry in New York City.
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How Iran's election could affect an LA tech entrepreneur

May 5, 2017
The founder of "the Persian equivalent of Reddit" talks to us about doing business with Iran from afar.
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on Sept. 22, 2016 in New York City.
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How some retailers are tracking you as you walk down their aisles

That coupon for tissues you just found on your phone? That wasn't an accident.
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How immigrants are preparing for the Trump era

Univision's Leon Krauze said that some are planning to leave the country.
A U.S. Border Patrol keeps watch along the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.
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Ending inequality: Chuck Collins' message to the 1 percent

Collins, author of "Born on Third Base," joined us to talk about the country's wealth gap.
A woman looks to an abandoned foreclosed home in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Can the president-elect avoid all 'new deals'?

Trump has said he will in a recent tweet.
President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally on Dec. 9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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How to survive (even thrive) at the company holiday party

Nov 24, 2016
Now can be a time to build trust and camaraderie with your co-workers.
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