Oct 16, 2017

10/16/2017: NFL player Colin Kaepernick files grievance against the league

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(U.S. Edition) Colin Kaepernick — the football player who began kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice — has filed a grievance against the NFL, claiming that the league's teams colluded to keep him from getting a new contract. On today's show, we'll look at what the league's collective bargaining agreement means for his case. Afterwards, we'll discuss Alibaba's plan to double its spending on research and development to $15 billion over the next three years. And finally, we'll talk about the consequences that deportations in Texas could have on the state's school system.

 

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Deportations trouble Texas schools

Oct 13, 2017
Public schools stand to lose about $8,000 per child, but they don't know how many students are unauthorized.
Ricardo Sánchez Carrillo with the Department of Bilingual Education in Michoacán, México.
Courtesy of Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/Texas Standard

Chinese internet giant Alibaba looks to scoop up global talent in $15 billion R&D expansion

Oct 16, 2017
Chinese internet giant Alibaba is taking a big step toward competing globally. It plans to more than double spending on research and development to $15 billion over the next three years, and will open labs in seven cities around the world, including in Russia, Singapore and in the U.S. But can its dominance of the […]

New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

Oct 16, 2017
The Textalyzer, a tablet about the size of an iPad which police can plug into a driver’s phone, can scan a phone’s system logs, and pulls up a list of activity.
A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick says the NFL colluded against him

Oct 16, 2017
The football player refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial injustice, and some in the sports community speculate his political activism led to the NFL blackballing him.
Colin Kaepernick (R), and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers (L), kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on Sept. 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
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(U.S. Edition) Colin Kaepernick — the football player who began kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice — has filed a grievance against the NFL, claiming that the league’s teams colluded to keep him from getting a new contract. On today’s show, we’ll look at what the league’s collective bargaining agreement means for his case. Afterwards, we’ll discuss Alibaba’s plan to double its spending on research and development to $15 billion over the next three years. And finally, we’ll talk about the consequences that deportations in Texas could have on the state’s school system.

 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC