Jun 16, 2017

06/16/2017: What does it cost when the president faces legal action?

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Amid reports that President Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice, we talk with a former White House insider about what happens to the business of government when the president faces legal action. Plus: Why street vendors, and not doctors, are the main source for medicine in Haiti. Then: How a trip to a theme park could be the best financial education your child will ever get. And staying with the kids: School's out! Listeners share the challenges of balancing the budget over the long summer vacation, and working parent expert Julia Beck offers tips on how to get ahead of the game. 

 

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How to save money on a theme park vacation

Jun 16, 2017
It is doable, Theme Park Insider says.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Orlando.
Universal Orlando Resort via Getty Images

The cost of summer child care

How does your family make things work during the long break from school?
Swim instructor Jessica Raya assists Derek Muniz, 4, as he works on using his hands and feet at the same time during a class Monday at Thomas Pool in Fort Hood, TX. 
Daniel Cernero/Fort Hood Public Affairs Office

Crispr inventor worries about the unintended consequences of gene editing

Jun 16, 2017
Jennifer Doudna says the real value in the technology is that it 'opens up opportunities for applications.'
DOE Joint Genome Institute via VisualHunt

When Mt. Everest's base camp is enough

Jun 16, 2017
Climbing Mt. Everest may seem like something you’d never do — and you probably won’t. But what about getting to Everest base camp? That seems more accessible, and just as exciting and Instagram-worthy. All you have to do is hike along narrow paths and up steep inclines, withstand freezing temperatures and acclimate to high altitudes […]

Grilling industry leader gives us some tips for this weekend's barbecue

Jun 16, 2017
Chances are, you're probably grilling this weekend.
EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images

How does any work get done when the president is sued?

Jun 16, 2017
Leave the drama in the courtroom.
President Donald Trump announces his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

For many Haitians, street dispensaries are the only source of medicine

What’s a street dispensary? It’s “a sort of chemical Babel Tower,” according to Arnaud Robert, who reported on these Haitian pharmacies for the June 2017 issue of National Geographic. But the street vendors are not pharmacists, and their wares are not regulated. This illegal, ubiquitous medical practice can have serious consequences for the health of many […]

Amid reports that President Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice, we talk with a former White House insider about what happens to the business of government when the president faces legal action. Plus: Why street vendors, and not doctors, are the main source for medicine in Haiti. Then: How a trip to a theme park could be the best financial education your child will ever get. And staying with the kids: School’s out! Listeners share the challenges of balancing the budget over the long summer vacation, and working parent expert Julia Beck offers tips on how to get ahead of the game.