Jul 7, 2017

07/07/2017: Bad movies and good wages

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Box office takes are dwindling this summer, and minimum wages are rising across the country. We'll talk about both this week. Plus: the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, a look at global health care and student loan debt. 

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What it's like to drive an electric vehicle

Jul 7, 2017
It's green, but the infrastructure's not all there yet.
There are new breakthroughs in car batteries, but it will be a little while before electric car companies take notice.
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Three global ideas that could make U.S. health care better

Jul 7, 2017
If you could have any part of another country's health care system, what would it be?
An ambulance arrives at the Accident and Emergency department of the Bristol Royal Infirmary in Bristol, England.
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Why do we keep student loan debt a secret?

Shame is "the overwhelming theme," a WNYC podcast host says.

Summer movies are a bust at the domestic box office

Jul 7, 2017
It's not just you — films are really bad this season.

What's the purpose of a minimum wage?

Jul 7, 2017
We check in on the employer side of the minimum wage debate to see how policies impact businesses.
Food preparation at 71Above, in Los Angeles, CA.
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Box office takes are dwindling this summer, and minimum wages are rising across the country. We’ll talk about both this week. Plus: the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, a look at global health care and student loan debt.