Aug 14, 2017

08/14/2017: When Trump does something — or doesn’t — what’s a CEO to do?

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Seeing how we've started this program more than once with a tweet from the chief executive, we'll start today with a tweet from a chief executive. Pharmaceutical CEO Kenneth Frazier was a member of President Trump's Manufacturing Council until this morning.…

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The villain in James Patterson’s new book seems strangely familiar…

Aug 14, 2017
In "The Store," a couple takes on an online all-in-one-retailer that has taken over many aspects of life.
Author James Patterson in New York City in 2016.
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Could work-based learning help rural towns prepare students for a new economy close to home?

Aug 14, 2017
One small fishing town in Maine is trying something new to help the next generation gain valuable work skills: a new charter school focused on the idea of work-based learning — designed to put students into the community and expose…
Sixth-grader Easton Dundore shovels mulch used to grow vegetables inside a student-designed hoop house at the Harpswell Coastal Academy in Harpswell, Maine.
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An ode to network TV with the creator of "This Is Us"

Aug 14, 2017
"We've got to take advantage of the moment," Dan Fogelman says about the Emmy-nominated show.
"This Is Us" cast and creator speak during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in August. Top row, from left: Actors Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ron Cephas Jones. Bottom row, from left: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, executive producer/showrunner Dan Fogelman, and actors Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.
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Negotiators get ready for NAFTA talks. How hard will it be?

Aug 14, 2017
Think about the hardest negotiation you’ve ever done — maybe over a salary or buying a house. Maybe some big deal at work. Those are like the simplest kiddie-puzzles compared with the 5,000 piece jigsaw that is a trade negotiation.…

Can Netflix afford more big gets like Shonda Rhimes?

Aug 14, 2017
Netflix, the big video on demand company, committed what amounts to a raid on the content stable of Disney. It has signed a multiyear production contract with Shonda Rhimes —creator of hit TV series such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”…

Seeing how we’ve started this program more than once with a tweet from the chief executive, we’ll start today with a tweet from a chief executive. Pharmaceutical CEO Kenneth Frazier was a member of President Trump’s Manufacturing Council until this morning. He announced his resignation on Twitter, citing Trump’s belated response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Trump responded with two searing tweets Monday about drug prices. Frazier and the dozens of other CEO advisers to the president are once again facing scrutiny over their response to a national issue with Trump at the center. Then: One small fishing town in Maine is trying something new to help the next generation gain valuable work skills: a new charter school focused on the idea of work-based learning, designed to put students into the community and expose them to different kinds of jobs in their state. Plus: James Patterson has a new book out, and the villain is very familiar…

Music from the episode

Tidal Waves The Shacks
Two Dots Lusine feat. Vilja Larjosto
Airfield Javelin
J-Boy Phoenix