Aug 16, 2018

Is it the economy, stupid?

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Republicans are betting on the strong economy to sway voters in November’s elections, but will that work? This time around, maybe not. Also on today's show: A dispatch from Turkey, where Syrian refugees-turned-entrepreneurs are working to stay afloat in their new country.…

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Steel tariffs add upward pressure to HVAC costs

Aug 16, 2018
Texas residents struggle with heat and rising air-conditioning expenses.
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The power of a voice in transition

Aug 16, 2018
When Thomas Page McBee started transitioning and taking testosterone, he didn’t just notice a difference in his vocal range. He also started tracking how people responded.
Thomas Page McBee and his book.
Portrait courtesy of Amos Mac

Republicans are betting on the strong economy to sway voters in November’s elections, but will that work? This time around, maybe not. Also on today’s show: A dispatch from Turkey, where Syrian refugees-turned-entrepreneurs are working to stay afloat in their new country. Plus, we talk with author and journalist Thomas Page McBee about navigating the power of voice as a trans man in the workplace. (08/16/18)

Music from the episode

You're All I Need to Get By (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) Aretha Franklin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Ain't No Way Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin