Nov 9, 2017

11/09/2017: Combating sexual harassment in the workplace

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(U.S. Edition) President Trump is returning from China with $250 billion in deals in tow, including one between the country and Boeing. But not everyone's impressed. On today's show, we'll look at some of the reasons American companies are worrying that these deals do little to address their key issues. Afterwards, we'll talk to Vicki Magley, professor of psychology at U Connecticut, about conducting effective sexual harassment training in the workplace. 

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Wendy's turned an old restaurant into a test lab

Nov 9, 2017
With sales under pressure, the chain is looking at new ways of doing business.
The Wendy's in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, has a flat screen TV, an outdoor patio, printed menus and electronic ordering kiosks.
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More arctic drilling could help fund the federal tax bill

Nov 9, 2017
The debate over drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has returned to Washington, this time tied to the fast-moving tax bill on Capitol Hill. Bill supporters hope that opening up the arctic to more federal drilling leases could generate $1 billion in federal revenue. But some market projections put the amount at far less […]

Will ordering less inventory help department stores this holiday season?

Nov 9, 2017
The holiday season is approaching, and there are reports that department stores, including Kohl’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom are ordering less inventory. After a year of declining sales and foot traffic, these retailers don’t want piles of unsold stock eating into their profits. But are they risking empty shelves and disappointed shoppers? Click the audio player […]

What makes sexual harassment training effective — and ineffective

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Nov 9, 2017
One study found that training men can lead to backlash.
A woman war worker operating industrial machinery.
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(U.S. Edition) President Trump is returning from China with $250 billion in deals in tow, including one between the country and Boeing. But not everyone’s impressed. On today’s show, we’ll look at some of the reasons American companies are worrying that these deals do little to address their key issues. Afterwards, we’ll talk to Vicki Magley, professor of psychology at U Connecticut, about conducting effective sexual harassment training in the workplace. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC