Sep 28, 2017

09/28/2017: Here come the talking points

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As tax week marches on, ranking Republicans in Congress and the White House are busy talking up their reform proposal. We'll do some fact-checking around who wins and who loses, then tackle all the potential changes to the corporate tax code. After that, we'll look at how one Los Angeles neighborhood group is fighting off gentrification by buying its own building. Plus: The second half our conversation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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CEO Satya Nadella explains his vision for Microsoft and the future

Sep 28, 2017
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said putting PCs on every desk was just the beginning.
Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, speaks during a Microsoft event in May 2017 in New York City.
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How an LA community is fighting back against gentrification

Sep 28, 2017
Eastside Café, a treasured El Sereno center, stopped its building's sale with a bid of its own.
The Eastside Café in Los Angeles doesn't sell coffee yet, but it's hosted community events and classes for 15 years.
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The risks of going back to school can have economic rewards

Sep 28, 2017
Pam Palme, a nurse anesthetist in Colorado, shares her story of going back to school to pursue nursing.
A student looks through an instruction manual with a page open to directions on using a defibrillator during an elderly care training program.
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It may be touted as a tax plan for the middle class, but there are a whole lot of benefits for the rich, too

Sep 28, 2017
President Trump and his team have repeatedly said over the last few weeks that their tax bill won’t include tax cuts for the wealthy. It’s a promise the president repeated yesterday and that his economic adviser, Gary Cohn, echoed this morning on “Good Morning America.” But how true is that claim? Click the audio player […]

Delivering supplies across a ruined landscape is the biggest challenge in Puerto Rico

Sep 28, 2017
U.S. military operations have ramped up in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria as word of worsening conditions has spread widely. The relief effort delays are less about getting supplies to the island, officials and workers have said, and more about getting what’s already there to the people who need it. Shipping containers with water, food, […]

As tax week marches on, ranking Republicans in Congress and the White House are busy talking up their reform proposal. We’ll do some fact-checking around who wins and who loses, then tackle all the potential changes to the corporate tax code. After that, we’ll look at how one Los Angeles neighborhood group is fighting off gentrification by buying its own building. Plus: The second half our conversation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Music from the episode

Fantastic Man William Onyeabor
Punga Klingande
Slow Boogie Various Artists