Nov 3, 2016

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On today's show we're looking at a lot of big money: The Cubs won their first World Series in more than a century — who gets the cash prize? TV and radio stations are raking in cash from a wild and historic election season — where's all that money coming from? Finally, oh yeah, the U.K. is leaving the EU — what's left to decide before the Brexit officially begins? Plus, how low crop prices hurt farm towns, and what it's like to run a multi-million dollar company with just one product. 

Segments From this episode

Low crop prices drag farm towns down with them

Nov 3, 2016
Low wheat, corn and soybean prices mean another bad year for many Midwest farmers.
Soybeans are harvested on a field near Worthington, Minnesota.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Will a national charging-station network boost electric vehicle sales?

Nov 3, 2016
Low EV sales has sparked action from the White House.
Miles Willis / Stringer

A multi million dollar company that sells one thing

Nov 3, 2016
Brooks Running doesn't have the name recognition of Nike or other big shoe-makers, and that's by design.
Jim Weber, CEO of Brooks Running.
Brooks Running

World Series done, players divide the spoils

Nov 3, 2016
The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians last night, 8-7.
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs 8-7 victory landed them their first World Series title since 1908. 
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Nutella wants out of the FDA's dessert category

Nov 3, 2016
Ferrero says most people put its spread on toast, not ice cream.
Jars of Nutella are displayed on a shelf at a market in San Francisco, California. 

 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

TV and radio stations love this presidential election

Nov 3, 2016
Thanks to a tightening race and down-ballot battles, they're raking in the cash.
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks with the CNN broadcast crew prior to the start of the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 
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Parliament must vote on Brexit before it can begin

Nov 3, 2016
In order for Brexit to commence, Parliament must vote on whether the UK can leave the European Union.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference at the Council of the European Union on the second day of a two day summit in Brussels, Belgium. 

 
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Microsoft launches its own team chat app as rival to Slack

Nov 3, 2016
The workplace chat company is a Silicon Valley darling. Now bigger companies want a piece of the action.
Messaging services, such as Slack, are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace.
Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images

On today’s show we’re looking at a lot of big money: The Cubs won their first World Series in more than a century — who gets the cash prize? TV and radio stations are raking in cash from a wild and historic election season — where’s all that money coming from? Finally, oh yeah, the U.K. is leaving the EU — what’s left to decide before the Brexit officially begins? Plus, how low crop prices hurt farm towns, and what it’s like to run a multi-million dollar company with just one product. 

Music from the episode

Stress Me Out Bibio, Olivier St.Louis
Anthem II Chris Forsyth, The Solar Motel Band
Airfield Javelin
Compass Point Holy Ghost!
Chasing Rainbows Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk, Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk
I Sat By The Ocean Queens of the Stone Age