May 5, 2021

Trump’s views make it to social media, one way or another

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Today, Facebook's Oversight Board will announce whether or not former President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts will be reinstated. In the meantime, Trump has launched a new blog as a workaround. Plus, Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest days of the year for avocado sales in the U.S. But how have avocados in grocery stores fared over the course of the pandemic? And, 60 years ago this month, the birth of pop art.

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Some consumers have had a soft spot for avocados during the pandemic

May 5, 2021
Demand for avocados rose about 7% last year. But some consumers found there were drawbacks to buying them via curbside delivery.
With consumers spending more time in grocery stores and restaurants, consumption of avocados is expected to continue to increase.
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60 years ago, pop art was born in a department store window

May 5, 2021
Why Warhol's commercial art made waves, according to art critic Blake Gopnik.
Andy Warhol's 1961 department store window display paved the way for his first solo pop art show the following year, "Campbell's Soup Cans."
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director