May 1, 2017

05/01/2017: We avoided a government shutdown. Now what?

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After we avoided a government shutdown Friday, this weekend congressional negotiators reached a trillion-dollar deal to keep things going till the end of the fiscal year, five months away. It's not exactly a budget, it's more catch-as-catch-can. We'll explain how the process got so toxic and partisan on the show today. Then: Another executive is out at Fox News just as Bloomberg enters in a new deal with Twitter to get off TV entirely. Plus: Can you boost the economy with old buildings? We'll talk with the CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Segments From this episode

Great Lakes community contemplates nuclear plant closure

May 1, 2017
Several nuclear plants are shutting down nationwide thanks to falling prices in the energy sector.
Palisades Nuclear Plant sits on the shore of Lake Michigan in Covert, Michigan.
Rebecca Thiele

When historic buildings make economic sense

May 1, 2017
'We're not about ... turning everything into a museum,' says Stephanie Meeks of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“People want more authenticity in their lives, in what they wear, in what they eat and in the kind of places they live. That's the kind of authenticity that historic buildings can bring to a city,” said Stephanie Meeks, CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Jeffrey Sauger

Would teens be willing to open up to a therapy app, and should they?

May 1, 2017
Artificial intelligence may not pick up on subtle language, which is important in a therapeutic relationship.
The app Wysa is designed to respond to users by delivering cognitive behavior techniques. 
Shawn Wen/Youth Radio

Bloomberg will create a live, breaking news video stream just for Twitter

May 1, 2017
A live news service from Bloomberg is one of many new video partnerships that Twitter unveiled today, part of a bid to attract new users and ad revenue.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 12/07/2017: The race to avoid a government shutdown The U.S. is talking, and […]

Entrenched stumbling blocks loom over next budget negotiations

May 1, 2017
Congressional negotiators have reached a $1 trillion deal to fund the government through September. If approved by both chambers before Friday, the deal would avoid a government shutdown. But short-term budgets and stopgap measures are inefficient and wasteful tools for running a government. Beyond the dissent over what gets funded and what’s on the chopping […]

Why construction workers in LA make less than they used to

May 1, 2017
Here's where we talk about diminished unions and immigration.
“Construction employers have been complaining for a while that they can't find enough good people. They haven't as an entire industry raised wages much faster than average, but that may change,” said Los Angeles Times reporter Natalie Kitroeff.
David McNew/Getty Images

After we avoided a government shutdown Friday, this weekend congressional negotiators reached a trillion-dollar deal to keep things going till the end of the fiscal year, five months away. It’s not exactly a budget, it’s more catch-as-catch-can. We’ll explain how the process got so toxic and partisan on the show today. Then: Another executive is out at Fox News just as Bloomberg enters in a new deal with Twitter to get off TV entirely. Plus: Can you boost the economy with old buildings? We’ll talk with the CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Music from the episode

Walking On A Dream Empire of the Sun
Everyday a Dream Menahan Street Band
Someday The Strokes
Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People
Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People