Jan 8, 2018

01/08/2018: The farm economy in the Trump era

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President Donald Trump was in Nashville, Tennessee, today, giving the keynote address at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. We're starting today's show with everything you need to know about the ag economy in 2018, and what…

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What the loss of a mill means to a town

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An industry that once defined Camas, Washington, is coming to an end. Now the former mill town is searching for its future identity.
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This is what corporate boards actually do

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LA County libraries go fine-free for their younger readers

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Officials say when young readers rack up fines, the likelihood they'll use their card again, or return to the library, diminishes.
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The blackout in Puerto Rico is hurting hospitals

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Puerto Rico still hasn’t recovered from Hurricane Maria. Along with the enormous human impact, the island’s infrastructure is in disrepair. The Associated Press reports that over 40 percent of the island’s power customers continue to live without electricity. Now the…

President Donald Trump was in Nashville, Tennessee, today, giving the keynote address at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. We’re starting today’s show with everything you need to know about the ag economy in 2018, and what farmers are looking for from the president. Then: It’s been 110 days since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. More than 40 percent of the island is still without power, and that’s starting to have ripple effects throughout the wider American economy. Plus, Los Angeles’ new strategy for dealing with overdue library books.