Aug 8, 2017

08/08/2017: Let’s do the numbers on a few crises

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We're starting the show tonight by doing the numbers of two crises facing the U.S. — and neither of them have to do with North Korea. First, we'll talk about the challenges of getting money to fight the opioid crisis,…

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Treating wastewater at the bottom of the world

Aug 8, 2017
"Just like the children's book 'Everyone Poops,' it's definitely the ultimate in job security."
Jeanne Sabin riding snowmobiles on Ross Island. 
Photo Courtesy Jeanne Sabin

Companies use ads to pitch issues over products

Aug 8, 2017
Tackling social problems in campaigns can be tricky. Just ask Pepsi.
Procter and Gamble's "The Talk."
Proctor & Gamble ad screen shot

Millennials with "boom-mates" could ease the housing crunch

Aug 8, 2017
Renting a room from an empty nester can save a young person thousands a year. The older generation gets something, too.
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The decline in laundromats shows how US cities are changing

Once an urban staple, the businesses are decreasing as developers transform neighborhoods. But people still depend on them.
A woman empties a washing machine in a laundromat. 
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Startup companies are the economy’s big job generators, and they need more access to capital

Aug 8, 2017
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has a study out today highlighting problems startups have getting financing. And the reason this matters? The report says startups account for “nearly all net new job creation” in the U.S. economy. For these…

Trump wants to end the opioid crisis, but offers no new policies to do it

Aug 8, 2017
President Trump this afternoon acknowledged the epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S., but took no action on a report by a commission he created to study the crisis. That report urged the president to declare a national emergency to…

What the leaked climate change reports tells us about the carbon economy

Aug 8, 2017
The White House has until next week to finish reviewing a federal climate report, but someone leaked a draft to the New York Times, possibly out of fear the Trump administration would sit on it. The report states definitively that…

We’re starting the show tonight by doing the numbers of two crises facing the U.S. — and neither of them have to do with North Korea. First, we’ll talk about the challenges of getting money to fight the opioid crisis, then why fighting climate change doesn’t have to mean cutting economic growth. Of course, we’ll also look at how markets reacted to President Trump’s talk of raining “fire and fury” on North Korea (with a shrug). After that, we’ll look at recent advertising campaigns focused on social issues, their risks and their rewards. Plus: How the decline of laundromats is changing U.S. cities.