Feb 17, 2017

02/17/17: From college dorm room to fancy kitchen

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This morning we're looking at why the head of Samsung has been embroiled in a corruption scandal and news that the biggest pension fund in the U.S., CalPERS, is protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Plus: A conversation with chef Nancy Silverton about why she wanted to enter the profession and her initial reservations about doing the Netflix series "Chef's Table." 

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Chef Nancy Silverton on Netflix, pizza dough and becoming a celebrity chef

Feb 17, 2017
The acclaimed chef talks to us about being featured in Nexflix's "Chef's Table" series, and lessons from her Ponzi scheme loss.
Chef Nancy Silverton.
Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for NYCWFF

Washington state mulls plan to keep water flowing to high-value crops

Feb 17, 2017
Right now, farmers have little incentive to sell water to each other.
In a good year, Brad Carpenter's Yakima Valley  irrigation canals are full of water.
Aaron Wolf

NBA players step into political fray backed by union and league

Feb 17, 2017
The 66th NBA All-Star Game tips off  Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The league moved it from Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest the Republican-controlled legislature’s so-called “bathroom bill” that required transgender people to use the facilities corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates. Players, coaches, owners and the NBA […]

In Venezuela: a bad week, a bad economy

Feb 17, 2017
It’s been a turbulent week in Venezuela. On Wednesday, the government ordered cable operators to take the Spanish-language version of CNN off the air, after objecting to its reporting. Last Monday, the U.S. government imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s vice president, calling him a “drug kingpin.” But perhaps the biggest headache for Venezuela is the dire […]

02/17/17: The rise of athlete activism

Feb 17, 2017
Americans are having trouble paying back their auto loans. We'll look at whether these delinquent payments pose risks to the financial system. Next, we'll discuss why there's been a rise in activism among athletes — especially among NBA players — and a plan in Washington that would keep water flowing to high-value crops.

This morning we’re looking at why the head of Samsung has been embroiled in a corruption scandal and news that the biggest pension fund in the U.S., CalPERS, is protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Plus: A conversation with chef Nancy Silverton about why she wanted to enter the profession and her initial reservations about doing the Netflix series “Chef’s Table.” 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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