May 26, 2017

05/26/2017: The future of global trade

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President Trump is preparing for his first G7 meeting in Sicily, Italy, where trade policy and climate change will be on the agenda — topics that he and other countries don't exactly see eye to eye on. On today's show, we'll take a closer look at these sources of tension. Afterwards, we'll discuss how much U.S. lemon growers could lose out on from the USDA's decision to lift an Argentine lemon ban, and then examine how the affordable housing crisis is affecting minority families. 

 

 

 

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Energy companies look to tech to make oil production easier and cheaper

May 26, 2017
The technology changes will also affect the industry workforce.
Jack Gregg, senior global marketing director with Honeywell Process Solutions, explains one of his company’s touch-screen control boards, used for a variety of remote operations centers in the oil and gas industry.
Travis Bubenik

Proposed cuts to SNAP target families of more than six people

May 26, 2017
The White House budget proposal would cut SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as food stamps, by $193 billion over 10 years. Right now a family of six gets about $900 a month in food aid. Under Trump’s proposal, that would be the cap, even for households with more people. Many families that receive […]

05/26/2017: The South is growing quickly

May 26, 2017
The Census Bureau has released a list of the fastest-growing large cities, and many are concentrated in the South. We'll take a look at which places are getting a bit more crowded and what makes them so appealing. Afterwards, we'll talk about what President Trump's budget cuts could mean for the future food stamps, and then examine how the oil industry is incorporating high-tech in many of its roles.

Lifting Argentine lemon ban will cost U.S. growers

May 26, 2017
'We get nailed,' a California citrus trade group says.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Minorities increasingly priced out of housing market

May 26, 2017
In growing metro areas, median-income families of color can’t afford to buy a home
The shrinking pool of affordable housing is felt most acutely by minorities, according to a Redfin report.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump is preparing for his first G7 meeting in Sicily, Italy, where trade policy and climate change will be on the agenda — topics that he and other countries don’t exactly see eye to eye on. On today’s show, we’ll take a closer look at these sources of tension. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how much U.S. lemon growers could lose out on from the USDA’s decision to lift an Argentine lemon ban, and then examine how the affordable housing crisis is affecting minority families. 

 

 

 

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