Nov 14, 2017

11/14/2017: The Senate plans to ease restrictions on banks

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(U.S. Edition) A group of senators has announced that they're rolling back regulation on small and regional banks, along with credit unions. We'll go over some of the changes they plan to make, which include easing some Dodd-Frank requirements. Afterwards, we'll examine a new report that shows historically black colleges and universities are contributing $15 billion a year to the economy, and then we'll cap off today's show by looking at a nursing shortage that's forcing hospitals to close beds. One big reason: existing nurses aren't going into education.

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Lack of nurse educators is likely contributing to the nurse workforce shortage

Nov 14, 2017
Nurses aren’t going into education. The reason? A big cut in pay.
Toni DiCiacchio, president of the West Virginia nurses association, demonstrates clinical technique for a nursing student.  
Photo courtesy of School of Nursing, West Virginia University

Island nations prepare for a looming future without land

Nov 14, 2017
Kiribati has been identified as the first country that will disappear as a result of climate change.
Tarawa atoll, capital of the archipelago nation of Kiribati, in 2001. The islands are expected to be mostly submerged within 100 years.
Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

Historically black colleges and universities add $15 billion a year to the economy, study shows

Nov 14, 2017
Fifteen billion dollars a year. That’s about how much historically black colleges and universities contribute to the U.S. economy each year, according to a new study released today by the United Negro College Fund and conducted by the University of Georgia. As Marketplace’s Reema Khrais reports, it’s part of a bigger strategy to highlight the relevance […]

(U.S. Edition) A group of senators has announced that they’re rolling back regulation on small and regional banks, along with credit unions. We’ll go over some of the changes they plan to make, which include easing some Dodd-Frank requirements. Afterwards, we’ll examine a new report that shows historically black colleges and universities are contributing $15 billion a year to the economy, and then we’ll cap off today’s show by looking at a nursing shortage that’s forcing hospitals to close beds. One big reason: existing nurses aren’t going into education.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC