Mar 26, 2018

03/26/2018: Maybe we won’t have a trade war after all

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(U.S. Edition) China decided to retaliate against the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs, making their trade relationship with the U.S. look grim. But it turns out things might not be as bad as they seem, with both beginning serious negotiations over the weekend. We'll take a look at what's on the table. Afterwards, we'll discuss new data that shows limited English proficiency is a barrier to owning a home, and then talk about the growing number of women who are entering the construction trade — along with some of the pitfalls they might encounter). 

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More women are entering the construction trade, but job sites and equipment haven't adapted yet

Mar 26, 2018
From harnesses to heavy-duty gloves to restrooms, construction sites are not prepared for the next generation of construction workers.
Mary Jo Emrick works with James Mescall during a welding class at Austin Community College. 
Courtesy of Montinique Monroe for KUT

(U.S. Edition) China decided to retaliate against the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs, making their trade relationship with the U.S. look grim. But it turns out things might not be as bad as they seem, with both beginning serious negotiations over the weekend. We’ll take a look at what’s on the table. Afterwards, we’ll discuss new data that shows limited English proficiency is a barrier to owning a home, and then talk about the growing number of women who are entering the construction trade — along with some of the pitfalls they might encounter). 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC