May 23, 2017

05/23/2017: How Uber has tried to take over the world

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President Trump's first major budget proposal will cut away at the safety net for millions. One program being threatened: Medicaid, which will give states more power to set spending priorities, but much less to spend. We'll look at exactly how…

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Ignoring the rules made Uber. Will it also break it?

May 23, 2017
A new book goes inside Uber to explore the real heart of the company — its CEO.
"It all comes down to what extent Travis Kalanick buys into the need for change,” said Adam Lashinsky, author of the new book, “Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination.” Above, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
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Trump budget gives states more power, less money to manage safety net for poor

May 23, 2017
President Trump’s first major budget proposal will cut away at the safety net for the millions who live at or below the poverty line. The budget being released today proposes mammoth cuts to Medicaid as well as revamping anti-poverty programs.…

Prospective cuts have EPA workers weighing their options

May 23, 2017
The question of staying or going comes up anytime political control shifts. For some, the time to go may come soon.
EPA staffers have been dealing with massive shifts in the way their agency operates, with executive orders that have mandated reviews or canceled several environmental initiatives and rhetoric about reducing regulation.
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If $7 billion in Obamacare subsidies disappear, insurers will likely raise premiums

May 23, 2017
Legal wrangling between the Trump Administration and House Republicans leaves $7 billion of Obamacare subsidies in question. That has health insurance executives reaching for antacid, because it means they may have to jack up premiums. They have to assume that…

05/23/2017: Environmental scientists, wanted

May 23, 2017
With the stock and bond markets reacting to global events differently, Julia Coronado from Macropolicy Perspectives joins us to explain the disconnect. Afterwards, we'll look at the job market for EPA employees amid uncertainty about their future with the agency,…

Trump administration proposes selling half of U.S. oil stockpile

May 23, 2017
President Trump has proposed selling half of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, America’s emergency stockpile of oil, as part of his 2018 budget proposal. The White House says that would lower the federal deficit by nearly $17 billion over a decade.…

President Trump’s first major budget proposal will cut away at the safety net for millions. One program being threatened: Medicaid, which will give states more power to set spending priorities, but much less to spend. We’ll look at exactly how much the service could stand to lose over the next decade. Afterwards, we’ll chat with author Adam Lashinsky about the strategies Uber has employed to become a ride-sharing juggernaut.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC