Marketplace for Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Aug 9, 2016

Marketplace for Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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How technological advances, not globalization, caused the job decline in the U.S. steel industry; Kai talks to Niki Okuk, founder and owner of RCO Tires recycling plant in Compton, California, about starting her business and the company's progressive hiring policies; and why sugar beet farmers in Minnesota are concerned about the backlash against GMOs

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Why sugar beet farmers are all in on GMOs

Aug 9, 2016
If consumers turn against GMO crops, however, farmers know they'll have to adapt
Duck (Daniel) Younggren in one of his sugar beet fields in Hallock, Minn. His family has been growing sugar beets there since 1965 and started using genetically modified seeds nearly a decade ago.
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A Syrian refugee family confronts its future

Aug 9, 2016
They made it through the resettlement process. Now they must create new lives.

Why workers are less productive

Aug 9, 2016
Unfortunately, companies aren't investing in growth, and innovation is incremental these days



Investment + innovation = productivity

 

 

 



 
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You're probably putting on deodorant the wrong way

Aug 9, 2016
Hotter temperatures means more deodorant sales, but are you even using it right?
Miley Cyrus applies AXE deodorant backstage at Z100's Jingle Ball 2013.
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A college is offering a Pokemon Go class

Aug 9, 2016
It was only a matter of time.
Young people playing "Pokemon Go" last month in Hanover, Germany.
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Creating jobs in Compton by keeping old tires out of the landfill

Aug 9, 2016
RCO is a green business, but it's also a company that doesn't shy away from employees who've made mistakes in their pasts.
At RCO Tires in Compton, workers ready tire treads for recycling and 'upcycling'
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Steel's decline was about technology, not trade

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Aug 9, 2016
Innovation, not imports, cost U.S. jobs. And the jobs that remain pay better.
Steel workers look on during a campaign rally with democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen Tim Kaine (D-VA) at Johnstown Wire Technologies on July 30, 2016 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 
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How technological advances, not globalization, caused the job decline in the U.S. steel industry; Kai talks to Niki Okuk, founder and owner of RCO Tires recycling plant in Compton, California, about starting her business and the company’s progressive hiring policies; and why sugar beet farmers in Minnesota are concerned about the backlash against GMOs

Music from the episode

Tongue Tied Grouplove
Kids MGMT
Heavenly Divine Jedi Mind Tricks
The Boss Pete Rock
Poison Bell Biv DeVoe