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Mar 21, 2017

03/21/17: Why being monitored on the job can be a good thing

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African citizens who were trying to attend an economic development conference in California were recently denied U.S. visas. We'll look at the possible reason behind the denial and its consequences. Next, we'll explore a new study that says the percentage of people dying at a hospital drops when inspectors show up, and then discuss the rise of virtual reality exhibits at museums. 

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Emory University chooses to be a 'safe harbor' instead of 'sanctuary'

Mar 21, 2017
Students protest the school's decision, but the careful language may keep it from losing state funding.
Students, staff and faculty members walked out in protest and gathered in front of this administrative building at Emory University in February to pressure the university's new president Dr. Claire Sterk to label the university as a "sanctuary campus."
Tasnim Shamma/WABE

When is it a good time to go to the hospital? When the doctors are being watched

Mar 21, 2017
Want to know when it’s a good time to go to the hospital? Seems it’s when the doctors are being watched. Every few years the accrediting agency known as the Joint Commission conducts random hospital inspections. A new study out in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds that mortality rates drop when the inspectors show […]

Museums embrace virtual reality

Mar 21, 2017
Are virtual exhibits close to replacing real life ones?
Courtesy of Wevr

Nike makes a full-court press

Mar 21, 2017
March Madness is upon us and college basketball teams aren’t the only ones competing. The games are also a battleground for shoe and apparel brands like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. Nike still rules when it comes to sponsorships, but the competition is gaining. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories […]

House Republicans look for more support with revised health care bill

Mar 21, 2017
A vote on the amendments is expected Thursday.
Dr. Martha Perez examines Maria Lebron in a room at the Community Health of South Florida, Doris Ison Health Center in Miami, Florida. 
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03/21/17: GOP tweaks health care bill

Mar 21, 2017
The House GOP is out with some revisions for its Obamacare replacement, with the aim of drawing more support for the bill. We'll look at what some of these proposed changes are, which include more tax credits. Next, we'll explore Emory University's decision to call itself a "safe harbor" instead of a "sanctuary campus" over concerns that it could be defunded. And finally, we'll talk about the other competition happening amid March Madness: the shoe companies that are dominating the market.

African citizens who were trying to attend an economic development conference in California were recently denied U.S. visas. We’ll look at the possible reason behind the denial and its consequences. Next, we’ll explore a new study that says the percentage of people dying at a hospital drops when inspectors show up, and then discuss the rise of virtual reality exhibits at museums. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC