Dec 5, 2016

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On today's show: President-elect Trump has talked a lot about changing trade deals and tariffs, we take a look at how much a president can actually change U.S. trade policy with just the stroke of a pen.  Also, why blocking the Dakota Access pipeline is likely to remain a victory for its opponents only until the Trump administration takes office. Lastly, have you ever wondered how apparel companies decide sizes for clothing? We have answers. 

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What it means to be a futurist

Dec 5, 2016
A new book by futurist Amy Webb explores how we can predict change when it comes to the fast-paced world of technology.
Amy Webb, author of "The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream"
Mary Gardella Photography

Pipeline denial is a victory for opponents of fossil fuels

Dec 5, 2016
Environmentalists hope to block new gas and oil pipelines while renewables catch up.
Activists celebrate at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux on December 4 that the current route for the Dakota Access pipeline will be denied. 

 
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The Valley's Problem with Empathy

Dec 5, 2016
Silicon Valley's advancements in technology are groundbreaking, but can displace jobs for many people.
In a world of algorithms and technological processes, the customer at the end of that process is sometimes reduced to a number or statistic.
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

President has some broad powers when it comes to trade

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Dec 5, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has made many promises about what he’ll do once he’s president when it comes to trade.  He’s doubled down on some of them — for example over the weekend he tweeted that companies that move production out of the U.S. could face a 35 percent tax on the things they want to […]
US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the USA Thank You Tour at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1, 2016. 
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Why clothing sizes are all over the map

Dec 5, 2016
A listener asks why garments of the same size may not have the same measurements, and often don't fit the same way.
Young woman choosing blouse in the clothes shop

Carrier to raise commercial prices

Dec 5, 2016
They say it's not related to what happened in Indianapolis.
Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence greeets President-elect Donald Trump as he takes the stage to speak to workers at Carrier air conditioning and heating on December 1, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns

Dec 5, 2016
Out with the old, in with the unknown.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi leaves Palazzo Chigi after giving a speech about the results of the referendum on constitutional reforms on December 5, 2016 in Rome, Italy. 

 
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On today’s show: President-elect Trump has talked a lot about changing trade deals and tariffs, we take a look at how much a president can actually change U.S. trade policy with just the stroke of a pen.  Also, why blocking the Dakota Access pipeline is likely to remain a victory for its opponents only until the Trump administration takes office. Lastly, have you ever wondered how apparel companies decide sizes for clothing? We have answers. 

Music from the episode

Alfa Beach Com Truise
Get Lost Icona Pop
Falling My Friend Alan
Gold Slugs DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap

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