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On today's show, we examine the possible merger between Soundcloud and Spotify, and a possible re-merger between CBS and Viacom. Then: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes to Washington again.
Segments From this episode
Aleppo bombings continue, as aid grows scarce
Before the war, Aleppo was Syria's largest city with its commercial center, thus an important and symbolic city.
Why Spotify buying SoundCloud makes music sense
The streaming-music platforms are different but complement each other.
Wells Fargo CEO grilled by angry House committee
Stumpf now says sales quotas will go away this week, rather than next year.
Policing the streets with military hardware
Craig Atkinson's documentary "Do Not Resist" looks at the militarization of American law enforcement.
Even with a break from two bad fire years, Methow Valley businesses still struggle
Insurance companies are making individual home inspections and are demanding fire improvements from homeowners. Some residents in the area are having difficulty getting insured at all.
FCC delays voting on set top boxes
American cable television watchers have to wait a bit longer to unload the burden of their set top boxes. The Federal Communications Commission was supposed to vote today on a proposal allowing cable subscribers to access TV through a free app, much like other media content. Minutes before the meeting, however, they removed the vote […]
Viacom and CBS — a media re-merger?
A decade after they were split apart, the media parent company controlled by Sumner and Shari Redstone suggests CBS and Viacom should come back together.
Whole Foods experiment in Chicago aims to foster local businesses
A local development group hosted workshops for business owners so they could learn how to make labels and meet quality standards.
On today’s show, we examine the possible merger between Soundcloud and Spotify, and a possible re-merger between CBS and Viacom. Then: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes to Washington again.
Music from the episode
Eyes To The Wind The War On Drugs
Sad Machine Porter Robinson
Subsonic Com Truise
Chasing Shadows Santigold
Anthem II Chris Forsyth, The Solar Motel Band
Dawn Chorus Boards of Canada