Feb 28, 2017

02/28/17: Marijuana’s push into the mainstream

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The White House has released a budget outline that calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending. We'll explore what's on the Pentagon's wish list and whether Congress is likely to approve it. Afterwards, we'll take a look at one marijuana lab that's found an innovative financing mechanism.

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Real estate investors help grow the medical-marijuana business

Feb 28, 2017
And, land a cannabis-related stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
Inside a growhouse at PharmaCann in Hamptonburgh, New York
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Historically black colleges seek more support from Trump administration

Feb 28, 2017
The Trump Administration is expected to issue an executive order as early as today on historically black colleges and universities or HBCUs. Many of them are struggling financially, but proponents say the schools are more needed than ever. President Donald Trump’s order is expected to move an initiative to assist HBCUs – a change that could […]

Why the Kay and Jared jewelry sexual harassment allegations are unfolding outside of public court

Feb 28, 2017
About 250 women and men say there was rampant sexual harassment and discrimination at the company.
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02/28/17: India's economic growth pulls 140 million out of poverty

Feb 28, 2017
We'll look at the strong 2016 for Norway's biggest sovereign wealth fund, which is now worth about $900 billion. Afterwards, Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell joins us to discuss news that hundreds of former employers at Sterling Jewelers are alleging widespread sexual harassment and discrimination. Finally, we'll explore the latest data about India's economic growth: a new report shows that about 140 million people have been lifted from poverty in the country over the past decade.

California's resistance to Trump could cost it

Mar 2, 2017
The blue state is at odds with the president and could have federal funds cut.
Thousands of people gather at San Fransisco's City Hall to protest President Donald Trump on January 21, 2017. Thousands protested across the state of California the day after Trump was inaugurated.
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The White House has released a budget outline that calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending. We’ll explore what’s on the Pentagon’s wish list and whether Congress is likely to approve it. Afterwards, we’ll take a look at one marijuana lab that’s found an innovative financing mechanism.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC