Mar 28, 2017

03/28/2017: Trump can’t save coal

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Obamacare is the law of the land, so now the GOP is moving on to the federal budget. Easy enough, right? Um, no. Then: President Donald Trump's latest executive order rolls back several climate regulations. But can deregulation alone save coal? (No, it can't.) Plus, the latest on Brexit and robots that may be able to predict your death. Happy Tuesday.

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Self-learning machines predict life and death

Mar 28, 2017
Dr. Ziad Obermeyer says the seriously ill want 'objective predictions about how long they have to live.'
"The impetus for a lot of my work is that machines can see the world and can see patients in ways that we cannot as doctors," Dr. Ziad Obermeyer says.
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Trump's executive order rolls back EPA plan, but probably won't revive coal

Mar 28, 2017
With coal, deregulation can only get you so far.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency today in Washington, D.C., that reverses the Obama-era climate change policies.
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Think Obamacare is safe? HHS chief Tom Price can still make changes

Mar 28, 2017
Without help from Congress, Republicans can’t change the law, but rules on how to execute the law are fair game.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price testifies during a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill.
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Ford is increasing its investment in Michigan

Mar 28, 2017
VP Joe Hinrichs says the 'major investments have been in the works for quite some time.'
"We have to make decisions for decades," says Joe Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president of the Americas. "So we don't get the luxury of making decisions that are four years in nature."
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Central California's family raisin farms are drying up

Mar 28, 2017
Farmers are steering their kids away from the crop, whose prices are falling.
John Paboojian Jr. owns about 450 acres of raisin vineyards in Fowler, California, and has been working the land for 75 years.
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Looming budget fight could slow GOP push for tax reform

Mar 28, 2017
Following the collapse of the House GOP health plan, President Trump and congressional Republicans say they will now pivot to tax reform. But they have got some serious heavy lifting to do before they get there. The appropriations bill passed last November expires at the end of April. With Republicans divided, the GOP may now […]

EU nationals now think twice about working in Britain

Mar 28, 2017
Brexit starts tomorrow — United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May will officially begin the two year process of pulling her country out of the European Union. Her two key goals: to keep the closest possible trading links with the EU and to end the automatic right of EU citizens to settle in Britain. But even […]

Obamacare is the law of the land, so now the GOP is moving on to the federal budget. Easy enough, right? Um, no. Then: President Donald Trump’s latest executive order rolls back several climate regulations. But can deregulation alone save coal? (No, it can’t.) Plus, the latest on Brexit and robots that may be able to predict your death. Happy Tuesday.

Music from the episode

Stress Me Out Bibio, Olivier St.Louis
Canyons - Live Corey Voss, Krissy Nordhoff
Winners Delicate Steve
Dawn Chorus Boards of Canada