The book is dead, long live the book!
Jan 1, 2019

The book is dead, long live the book!

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Today marks both a new year and the 25th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump's pushed for a new trade deal, but controversy over NAFTA is nothing new. We'll look back at some of the criticism the trade deal faced when it was first enacted. Afterwards, following the recent deadly wildfires in California, we'll discuss how one city is helping gardeners and housekeepers who are now out of work. Plus: We'll explore how U.S. book printers are reporting a surprising holiday crunch. Today's show is sponsored by Indeed and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage

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Book printers are reporting a surprising end-of-year crunch

Jan 1, 2019
For the first time in a decade the industry is seeing more demand than it can supply.
"Now we get about five to 10 queries every single week from people who are really faced with the prospect of having to turn their home environment into their office environment," said Nick Bates, CEO of Bookbarn International.
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California’s devastating wildfires have made it harder for some day workers to find employment

Jan 1, 2019
Recent devastating wildfires burned down more than 300 homes in Malibu, California — one of the wealthiest cities in California. Many homeowners there employed gardeners and housekeepers who lost their jobs. Oscar Mondragόn, the director of the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, where day workers find work, says it’s too early to tell how many workers were […]
The ruins of an ocean view home are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California.
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Today marks both a new year and the 25th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump’s pushed for a new trade deal, but controversy over NAFTA is nothing new. We’ll look back at some of the criticism the trade deal faced when it was first enacted. Afterwards, following the recent deadly wildfires in California, we’ll discuss how one city is helping gardeners and housekeepers who are now out of work. Plus: We’ll explore how U.S. book printers are reporting a surprising holiday crunch. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director