Jan 20, 2017

01/20/2017: Trump’s America

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As of noon today, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Celebrations will continue into the night, but we've convened our Weekly Wrap-ers to talk though Trump's gloomy speech and what's ahead. Plus, a look at how the think tank economy is dealing with Trump, and a Pennsylvania factory that's banking on him. Then, the view from the Mexican border.

Segments From this episode

On the Mexican border, little interest in inauguration

Jan 20, 2017
Gas prices are up, the peso is down and President Trump's wall isn't top of mind.
The turnoff road for the United States outside the canteen run by BorderLinks just across the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico on October 11, 2016.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Sterling Technologies: A small business optimistic under President Trump

Jan 20, 2017
We're following the county of Erie, Pennsylvania, and the people relying on President Trump's promises. Today, a factory banking on those promises.
Factory workers at Erie's Sterling Technologies in 2017.
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

Power shifts in the 'think-tank-ocracy'

Jan 20, 2017
Conservative think tanks are ascendant as the Trump administration plans wave of legislation and policy changes.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, as he is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family while he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. 
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The Volcker Rule may see some changes

Jan 20, 2017
Treasury secretary nominee Stephen Mnuchin hinted yesterday that he wants to simplify the Volcker Rule.

WhiteHouse.gov already has a new list of issues

Jan 20, 2017
Mentions of climate change have been scrubbed.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he walks the parade route with first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump past the main reviewing stand in front of the White House during the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States. 

 
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Weekly Wrap: Donald Trump's grim inauguration address

Jan 20, 2017
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Cardiff Garcia of FT Alphaville for the Weekly Wrap.

As of noon today, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Celebrations will continue into the night, but we’ve convened our Weekly Wrap-ers to talk though Trump’s gloomy speech and what’s ahead. Plus, a look at how the think tank economy is dealing with Trump, and a Pennsylvania factory that’s banking on him. Then, the view from the Mexican border.

Music from the episode

Eyes To The Wind The War On Drugs
The World Is Watching Two Door Cinema Club, Valentina Pappalardo
Gold Silver Diamond Generationals
Gold Slugs DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys

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