Mar 30, 2017

03/30/2017: What does it take to get a security clearance?

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Ivanka Trump has officially become and unpaid assistant to the president with an office in the White House and a security clearance. But what does it take to get security clearance? How much does it cost to grant security clearance? We got some answers. Also from Washington: The Congressional Budget Office released a report today projecting the United States reaching a record level of publicly held debt by 2017. We take a look at how demographic shifts have contributed to this problem. We also talk with NFL players Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, about their campaign for criminal justice reform. 

Segments From this episode

The rise of female co-working spaces

Mar 30, 2017
Women are creating professional settings that cater to their needs, like child care.
Amber Morris, a manager for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership,  works out of the Coterie between meetings.
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Yeah, it’s all about your parents’ retirement

Mar 30, 2017
We got some grim news from the Congressional Budget Office today. The CBO predicted that the budget deficit and government debt will more than triple during the next 30 years unless Congress and the White House change the laws on how much the country spends and takes in. A big part of the problem? The […]

NFL players lobby Congress for criminal justice reform

Mar 30, 2017
Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins are using their muscle to help push through bipartisan bills.
NFL players Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins have twice lobbied Congress for criminal justice reform.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

What does it take to get security clearance?

Mar 30, 2017
Presidential hires get to cut into the line, which can take years to get through.
Ivanka Trump participates in a listening session with manufacturing CEOs in the State Dining Room of the White House.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

FCC vote could let companies that own lots of TV stations buy even more

Mar 30, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission cares a lot about who controls what you see on TV. Some companies that own dozens of TV stations have been blocked from merging or buying more, because the FCC limits how much of the audience any one company can control. But next month, TV conglomerates may get to buy up […]

How crowdfunding is democratizing real estate investing

Mar 30, 2017
Crowdfunding platform founder Rodrigo Nino says the JOBS Act opened access to one of the best assets in the world.
"Crowdfunding means democratizing access, in our case, to large-scale commercial real estate assets," says Rodrigo Niño, founder and CEO of Prodigy Network.
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Why some movie studios want to skip the theater

Mar 30, 2017
At CinemaCon, studios and theaters are debating how soon make movies available at home
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon

Ivanka Trump has officially become and unpaid assistant to the president with an office in the White House and a security clearance. But what does it take to get security clearance? How much does it cost to grant security clearance? We got some answers. Also from Washington: The Congressional Budget Office released a report today projecting the United States reaching a record level of publicly held debt by 2017. We take a look at how demographic shifts have contributed to this problem. We also talk with NFL players Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, about their campaign for criminal justice reform. 

Music from the episode

Seventeen Years Ratatat
Punga Klingande
It Gets Funkier IV Vulfpeck, Louis Cole
Vanilla Minus Gold Panda
Cenote Wax Future
Leaving Los Feliz Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes