Dec 21, 2016

12/21/16: What energy independence really means

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Can audio go viral? It's a tough nut to crack, but Facebook is trying. Then, Obama is shoring up his environmental legacy with a host of new drilling bans. What's that mean for energy independence, and is that something the U.S. even wants? Plus, Big Food's existential crisis and an interview with the CEO of Bandcamp.

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Can Facebook make audio go viral?

Dec 21, 2016
The social media platform launched its Live Audio feature this week.
Image released by Facebook showing what Live Audio will look like. 
Facebook

Bandcamp CEO sees music as art, not commodity

Dec 21, 2016
Ethan Diamond on the difference between "streaming" and "subscription"
Ethan Diamond, CEO of Bandcamp 

Mark Bittman makes pancakes

Dec 21, 2016
Mark Bittman shares one of his easiest and most requested recipes
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Energy independence – reality or myth?

Dec 21, 2016
Is it even achievable?
Oil rig in the Atlantic. 
STF/AFP/Getty Images

Can General Mills invest enough in itself to compete?

Dec 21, 2016
Years of cost-cutting have limited spending on new products and advertising, its CEO says
Boxes of Cheerios ceral, made by General Mills. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In Charlotte, it's especially tough to climb the economic ladder

Dec 21, 2016
Research shows low-income children in NC have just a four percent chance of rising to the top
Voters outside a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
LOGAN CYRUS/AFP/Getty Images

Trump announces more advisors

Dec 21, 2016
Including "Death by China" author Peter Navarro and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn.
Carl Icahn participates in a panel discussion at the New York Times in November.
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Will increase in home sales continue into 2017?

Dec 21, 2016
Rising mortgage rates may have pushed some buyers last month to close home deals but economists don't expect that to be a big thing in 2017
An Open House sign directs prospective buyers to property for sale in Monterey Park, California. 
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Can audio go viral? It’s a tough nut to crack, but Facebook is trying. Then, Obama is shoring up his environmental legacy with a host of new drilling bans. What’s that mean for energy independence, and is that something the U.S. even wants? Plus, Big Food’s existential crisis and an interview with the CEO of Bandcamp.

Music from the episode

Facing the Sun Treefight For Sunlight
Tape Machine STRFKR
Sooner or Later Arms and Sleepers