Oct 9, 2017

10/09/2017: A Hollywood power player gets fired by his own company

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(U.S. Edition) Media tycoon Harvey Weinstein, a major player in Hollywood who's behind Oscar winners like "Shakespeare in Love," has been ousted from the company he founded. The move follows a New York Times article that published details on settlements he's reached for sexual harassment over the years. We'll recap these revelations, and then look at the financial standing of his company. Afterwards, we'll look at how schools on the U.S. Virgin Islands are coping following the recent hurricanes, and then we'll discuss how Minnesota is trying to limit runoff carried by the Mississippi River. 

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Midwestern farmers are tied to a Gulf dead zone

Oct 9, 2017
Minnesota is trying to limit runoff carried by the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Soybeans are harvested near Worthington, Minnesota.
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Virgin Islands schools set to open as hurricane recovery continues

Oct 9, 2017
The U.S. Virgin Islands remain devastated after two category 5 hurricanes hit within two weeks of each other in September. Many residents are still without shelter, power or internet. But the territory’s roughly 14,000 public school students, who had barely started their school year before Irma hit, will begin returning to their classrooms this week.  […]

The rules on government business travel continue to plague the Trump administration

Oct 9, 2017
A travel scandal has already caused one Trump administration official to step down. The Secretary of Health and Human Services resigned just over a week ago. Now, more reports from Politico on travel by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have prompted an investigation of his travel as well. Click the audio player above to hear the […]

Nobel laureate Richard Thaler is "like the boy pointing out the emperor is wearing no clothes"

Oct 9, 2017
Previous Nobel winner Robert Shiller talks about Thaler's intolerance of bad economic research and why psychology is so important.
University of Chicago Professor Richard Thaler arrives at his office after learning he had been awarded the Nobel prize in economics.
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(U.S. Edition) Media tycoon Harvey Weinstein, a major player in Hollywood who’s behind Oscar winners like “Shakespeare in Love,” has been ousted from the company he founded. The move follows a New York Times article that published details on settlements he’s reached for sexual harassment over the years. We’ll recap these revelations, and then look at the financial standing of his company. Afterwards, we’ll look at how schools on the U.S. Virgin Islands are coping following the recent hurricanes, and then we’ll discuss how Minnesota is trying to limit runoff carried by the Mississippi River. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC