Sep 14, 2017

09/14/2017: "The reason happens to be Trump"

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On Air Force One today, somewhere between D.C. and Naples, Florida, President Trump took credit for the country's economic strength and gave an update on his tax plan. We'll check a few of his claims, in particular that the plan…

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are causing an insurance adjuster shortage

Sep 14, 2017
Some adjusters can make $100,000 in a month because of increased demand.
Jose Orosz walks his dog Karen by a beachfront home destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 13, 2017 in Vilano Beach, Florida. Nearly 4 million people remained without power more than two days after Irma swept through the state.
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Small airports are trying to cash in on big-city travelers

Sep 14, 2017
Stewart International 60 miles north of Manhattan is now an NYC airport.
Traveling through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City may be more convenient, but lines are longer.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

As technology and geopolitics change, so does scrutiny of foreign business deals

Sep 14, 2017
President Trump put the brakes on a plan for Chinese investors to buy U.S.-based Lattice Semiconductor, after the Committee on Foreign Investment gave the deal a thumbs down. Foreign companies who want major stakes in U.S. firms face a federal…

Looking at North Korea across a "gulf of misperception"

Sep 14, 2017
Things aren’t getting better between North Korea and the rest of the world. The United Nations imposed another round of sanctions this week. In response, North Korea said it would “sink” Japan using nuclear weapons and reduce the United States…

Inside the mind of Manolo Blahnik, the king of shoes

Sep 14, 2017
The life of the designer and the creation of his eponymous luxury shoe brand is the subject of a new documentary, "Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards."
“The only time I ever really see Manolo truly, truly happy and contented is when he's in the factory sculpting the last of a new shoe or playing with the shape of a new heel,” says Michael Roberts. Above, a picture of Manolo Blahnik.
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On Air Force One today, somewhere between D.C. and Naples, Florida, President Trump took credit for the country’s economic strength and gave an update on his tax plan. We’ll check a few of his claims, in particular that the plan is “revenue neutral” with faster economic growth. Then we’ll head back to Florida, which is picking up the pieces after being battered by Hurricane Irma this week. But it’s been especially tough for Floridians to get their claims processed — because all the insurance adjusters are still in Houston. Then: you might know Manolo Blahnik the shoes, but Blahnik is also a man, and he’s the subject of a new film. We’ll talk with the director. 

Music from the episode

Walking On A Dream Empire of the Sun
Bad Liar Selena Gomez
Find a Way A Tribe Called Quest
Dangerous (feat. Joywave) Big Data, Joywave
Downtown (feat. Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grandmaster Caz, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Eric Nally, Kool Moe Dee
Brukstep (Atjazz Astro Remix) Mark de Clive-Lowe