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Jan 25, 2017

01/25/2017: The Wall

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As President Donald Trump orders his long-promised wall with Mexico, we check in with our reporter on the border to talk about what the project might cost. Then, we look at where Trump fits among previous Republican presidents, and his effect on steel, stocks and immigrant communities.

Segments From this episode

Why you should care about the government's economic data

Jan 25, 2017
Private companies, investors, workers and consumers depend on government economic data for a wide array of financial decisions.
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When Trump's tweets rile Wall Street

Jan 25, 2017
A president willing to call out individual companies is practically unknown.
A television screen shows President Donald Trump as traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the first day of trading after Donald Trump was sworn in as president on January 23, 2017 in New York City. 

 
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Is President Trump adhering to Republican standards?

Jan 25, 2017
A look at how Trump's actions fit the mold for a Republican president. And, how they differ.
President Donald Trump walks out during a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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Trump's executive orders to build a wall between the U.S and Mexico

Jan 25, 2017
But a few major details are still unclear.
View of the border fence between Mexico and US taken from Mexico's side on January 25, 2017, in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico. 

 
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Cable news benefits from a Trump Effect

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Jan 25, 2017
Another winner of the 2016 election.

Business activities of the president of the United States

Jan 25, 2017
It's twice as expensive to gain membership at the Mar-a-Lago, and Trump Hotels want to triple their numbers.
A coat of arms at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. 
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How the steel industry is reacting to President Trump

Jan 25, 2017
A steel company president says people in the steel world are "gaga for Trump"

Fear of visa ban puts Minnesota's Somali community on edge

Jan 25, 2017
President Donald Trump is expected soon to order a ban on granting visas to citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.  The nations expected to be listed are Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia. Minnesota is home to the nation’s largest concentration of Somalis, and reports of a pending ban are making people tense. Stories You Might Like 01/31/2018: […]

As President Donald Trump orders his long-promised wall with Mexico, we check in with our reporter on the border to talk about what the project might cost. Then, we look at where Trump fits among previous Republican presidents, and his effect on steel, stocks and immigrant communities.

Music from the episode

Tidal Wave Thee Oh Sees
Anthem II Chris Forsyth, The Solar Motel Band
Outro Vulfpeck
Sunshine Atmosphere

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