Apr 13, 2017

04/13/2017: What happens when the POTUS changes his mind (a lot)?

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Noticed something different about President Trump these past couple days? He's reversing his positions on some key economic issues. We'll look at what might be the cause and the implications for the broader economy. Plus, Republicans and Democrats are testing the limits of how far outside money can take them in the race to replace HHS Secretary Tom Price. Cash is pouring into the Atlanta suburbs. Then, we take a break from the news to do a small business story at one of Kai's favorite types of businesses: A craft brewery.

Segments From this episode

Trump plan to privatize the FAA faces familiar foes

Apr 13, 2017
Opponents say small, rural airports and towns would be hurt economically.
The president supports a privatization bill introduced by Republican Rep. Bill Shuster last year, but it stalled amid pushback from lawmakers and some businesses.
David McNew/Getty Images

Political parties spend big in Georgia's special congressional election

Apr 13, 2017
Republicans and Democrats are testing how far outside money goes in the Trump era.
Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, is the leading Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
Johnny Kauffman

Can Venezuela's Maduro survive the latest riots?

Apr 13, 2017
The economy is a hot mess and allegiances are shifting.
Venezuelans protest the government of President Nicolas Maduro last week in Caracas.
FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

DeVos rescinds Obama-era directives cracking down on federal student loan servicers

Apr 13, 2017
If you are one of the 42 million people out there with federal student loans, you have surely come into contact with a loan servicer. That is a company or nonprofit paid by the federal government to collect your payments and handle any problems with the loan — the name Navient may ring a bell. […]

What's behind Trump’s shifting economic policies?

Apr 13, 2017
President Trump is reversing his positions on some key economic issues, as a Wall Street Journal interview revealed: China (no longer calling it a currency manipulator); the Export-Import Bank (supports it); Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (likes her, would like to see interest rates stay low), to name a few. What’s behind all this? Is […]

Men outnumber women in the beer business, but that could be changing

Apr 13, 2017
At Three Weavers in California, Lynne Weaver and Alexandra Nowell are bucking the trend.
Kai Ryssdal talks with Alexandra Nowell, brewmaster at Three Weavers Brewing Co. in Inglewood, California.

Noticed something different about President Trump these past couple days? He’s reversing his positions on some key economic issues. We’ll look at what might be the cause and the implications for the broader economy. Plus, Republicans and Democrats are testing the limits of how far outside money can take them in the race to replace HHS Secretary Tom Price. Cash is pouring into the Atlanta suburbs. Then, we take a break from the news to do a small business story at one of Kai’s favorite types of businesses: A craft brewery.

Music from the episode

Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest
What Do You Mean? Justin Bieber
She Wolf Shakira
The Motto Drake, Lil Wayne
Brukstep (Atjazz Astro Remix) Mark de Clive-Lowe