Jan 17, 2017

01/17/17: A new Lady Liberty

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As U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May gears up to give a speech on Brexit, we'll look at what some of her objectives might be. There's been speculation over whether the U.K. will try to keep some benefits of EU membership, but now it appears that the prime minister wants a hard break. Next, we'll look at U.S. Mint's plans to release a $100 gold coin with the symbol of liberty depicted as an African-American woman. 

 

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Women's march on DC made possible through digital innovations

Jan 17, 2017
It's now easier than ever to organize large protests thanks to today's tech.
Woman rally as part of a nationwide protest against President-elect Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower back in December.
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

A U.S. coin will feature an African-American Lady Liberty for the first time

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Jan 17, 2017
The occasion marks the U.S. Mint's 225th birthday.
Courtesy United States Mint

Wal-Mart touts new jobs in 2017

Jan 17, 2017
The nation’s largest private employer is expanding in some areas, contracting in others.

01/17/17: The eight men who own as much wealth as half the world

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Jan 17, 2017
As part of a nationwide expansion, Wal-Mart is adding 10,000 jobs this year. But in 2016, the retail giant announced thousands of cuts. With all of this job shuffling, what should we make of this announcement? Also on today's show: a new report from Oxfam that reveals eight of the world's richest men are wealthier than 3.5 billion of the world's poorest people, and a look at how social media is changing the way activists coordinate.

As U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May gears up to give a speech on Brexit, we’ll look at what some of her objectives might be. There’s been speculation over whether the U.K. will try to keep some benefits of EU membership, but now it appears that the prime minister wants a hard break. Next, we’ll look at U.S. Mint’s plans to release a $100 gold coin with the symbol of liberty depicted as an African-American woman. 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC