When elder fraud is a family affair
May 24, 2019

When elder fraud is a family affair

Farmers get some help from the Trump Administration to deal with the repercussions of the trade war with China. When an older person is being scammed by family, when does protecting them turn into discrimination?

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Brains and Losses: Part VI

Scammers are not always a faceless voice on the phone.
Rose Conlon/Marketplace

Farmers to get $16 billion in aid as trade war hurts exports

May 24, 2019
The new package totals $16 billion, with $14.5 billion of it going directly to producers.
A cow looks on at the farm of Sid Ready storm, at his farm near Scribner, Nebraska on May 5, 2019.

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Tangerine Beach Fossils

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer