Jun 5, 2017

06/05/2017: The first major infrastructure upgrade

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President Donald Trump has promised to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure, so where could we see the first big change? With the air traffic control system, according to his administration. On today's show, we'll discuss what needs upgrading in this…

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Some young farmers postpone careers to pay off school loans

Jun 5, 2017
Modern farming has made it tough for a new generation to get started.
Liz Graznak and her daughter Sylvia hunt for weeds in the high tunnel at Happy Hollow Farm. Graznak worked for six years after college to save money to start her farm.
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Educators in Navajo high school see coding as one way to end brain drain

Jun 5, 2017
In its first year, the computer class is becoming one of the campus' most popular offerings.
Students in computer science class at Shiprock High School are diving into concepts like basic HTML and CSS.
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Will Apple introduce a smart speaker to rival Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home?

Jun 5, 2017
Apple’s highly anticipated developer conference starts today. Among the new iPad and MacBook iterations likely to be revealed, one completely new product could be announced — a Siri-controlled smart speaker to rival Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home. Apple could be…

Another media company under the microscope with 'pink slime' defamation trial

Jun 5, 2017
Beef Products Inc. has filed a nearly $6 billion lawsuit against ABC.
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06/05/2017: The battle between a meat processor and a media company over 'pink slime'

Jun 5, 2017
Did ABC News get it wrong when it called one meat processor's products "pink slime"? Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against the media organization, which goes to trial in South Dakota starting today. We'll discuss what's at…

President Donald Trump has promised to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure, so where could we see the first big change? With the air traffic control system, according to his administration. On today’s show, we’ll discuss what needs upgrading in this sector and how exactly his plan would work. Next, we’ll examine the House’s plan to roll back Dodd-Frank reforms, which were implemented to prevent the possibility of another financial collapse. Plus: A look at the struggles that young farmers face in the midst of rising agriculture costs. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC