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Apr 26, 2016

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Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand's humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.

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Phil Knight on how he got the iconic Nike swoosh for $35

Apr 26, 2016
Nike co-founder Phil Knight talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new memoir “Shoe Dog”
Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman of Nike 
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The battle over industrial water pollution in Alabama

Apr 26, 2016
If new EPA regulations set stricter standards for some chemicals, water agencies could face costly clean-up measures
A view of the Tennessee River, which a lawsuit contends has been contaminated with chemicals from a nearby 3M plant for decades. 
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Would a Puerto Rico default hurt all municipal bonds?

Apr 26, 2016
Puerto Rico is threatening to default on the most highly secured type of bond, the general obligation bond
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There's a reason trade is a divisive election issue

Apr 26, 2016
Research shows voters who have been hurt by foreign competition are more extreme.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been a vocal critic of the TPP. 
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Why your online memories are massive energy guzzlers

Apr 26, 2016
The hunt is on for data storage centers which use energy more efficiently
Aligned Energy developed a cooling system called “conductive cooling.” In this process, a heat sink removes heat directly at the rack or aisle, drawing hot air from servers and passing it across coils chilled by refrigerant. Cool air comes out the other side. 
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Sorry, Exxon.
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What are tech companies doing to stop distracted driving?

Apr 27, 2016
Distracted driving is a public health crisis. But there are no easy fixes.
The number of Americans that use their phone while driving is up in spite of widespread bans. 
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Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand’s humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.

Music from the episode

Longevity Yeasayer
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Carnivores Unite Blockhead
Acceptable in the 80's Calvin Harris