02/22/2017: Let’s talk about coal, again
Feb 22, 2017

02/22/2017: Let’s talk about coal, again

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We’ve been hearing a lot about coal lately. Coal mining country came out strong for Trump, who has been promising to bring back mining jobs. We discuss the reality of the boom-and-bust industry with residents in one Illinois town who wonder if they’d be better off without it. From the latest installment of Corner Office, we’ll hear the unlikely story of how the “La La Land” soundtrack came to be from the man who made it happen: John Janick, CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. Plus, how closely are you being watched at work? Companies are making inconspicuous sensors that track a wide range of employee behavior at the office.

Segments From this episode

Meet the workplace sensors that are watching you

Feb 22, 2017
Bloomberg Reporter Rebecca Greenfield talks about the new ways companies can track employees.
Employers "can monitor workers all the way up until the bathroom," says workplace reporter Rebecca Greenfield.
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Coal is a resource curse for southern Illinois economies

Feb 22, 2017
Eight decades of boom and bust ends in bust and leaves land dry.
Arthur Rothstein/Wikimedia Commons

Government deportation plans cause waves in construction and agriculture

Feb 22, 2017
The federal government has revealed plans to step up deportations of the millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Construction and agriculture are among the sectors that lean heavily on the undocumented workforce and, with labor short in those fields, some say the move will have a negative effect.  Stories You Might Like Interscope Geffen […]

If MLB and Facebook team up, the home run would be ad dollars

Feb 22, 2017
Reuters reports that Facebook is in talks to stream Major League Baseball games. That would make the MLB the latest professional sports league to seek a social media audience. But what’s in it for Facebook? Well, potential advertising dollars. Since Facebook can track who’s watching and what they’re doing while they watch, it can offer […]

What Selena Gomez has to do with the 'La La Land' soundtrack

Feb 22, 2017
John Janick, the CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, explains the connection.
Singer Selena Gomez performs at Staples Center on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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Automakers ask EPA for a chance to revisit strict fuel mileage rules

Feb 22, 2017
One of former President Barack Obama’s environmental victories was getting automakers to agree to much higher fuel efficiency standards back in 2011. In his last days in office, his administration worked to finalize those standards through 2025. That came as a bit of a shock to carmakers who had expected a chance to revisit the […]

We’ve been hearing a lot about coal lately. Coal mining country came out strong for Trump, who has been promising to bring back mining jobs. We discuss the reality of the boom-and-bust industry with residents in one Illinois town who wonder if they’d be better off without it. From the latest installment of Corner Office, we’ll hear the unlikely story of how the “La La Land” soundtrack came to be from the man who made it happen: John Janick, CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. Plus, how closely are you being watched at work? Companies are making inconspicuous sensors that track a wide range of employee behavior at the office.

Music from the episode

Paper Planes M.I.A.
Changes 2Pac, Talent
The Best Day Atmosphere
Stressed Out Twenty One Pilots
Your Woman White Town
The Motto Drake, Lil Wayne