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We start the show with, yes, a bit about Boeing, Air Force One and governing by tweet. Plus, as tweets come out of Trump Tower, Secretary of State candidates are still filing in. We'll talk about the economic portfolio of the nation's top diplomat, plus our relationship with China. Plus, what 100 different jobs tell us about why we work.

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Northwest wheat fetching low prices because of low starch content

Dec 6, 2016
Many Washington and Idaho wheat farmers are struggling this year because of a crop problem that’s eating away the starch inside kernels.
Farmer Larry Brown grows wheat just outside of Oakesdale, Wash. He says this year he lost around $85,000 because of low falling number in his wheat. 
Anna King

What 100 different jobs tell us about why we work

Dec 6, 2016
A look at The Atlantic's series, "Inside Jobs," interviews with people about how they make a living.
According to Adrienne Green, "life has nothing to do with our jobs", or conversely, "it can be everything and it can be just as fulfilling".
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Are we on the verge of supersonic travel again?

Dec 6, 2016
The Concorde may be gone, but the dream lives on.
The XB-1 aircraft sits in the hanger during the Demonstrator official unveiling at Boom Technologies on November 15, 2016 in Englewood, Colorado. 
Tom Cooper/Getty Images for Boom Technology

The ties that bind: the U.S. and Chinese economies

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Dec 6, 2016
Tensions are rising, but their futures may be inextricably linked.
Two women running business of banners pose with a support banner for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Yiwu International Trade Centre on November 10, 2016 in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province of China. 

 
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Wanted: tech exec for “conservative outreach”

Dec 6, 2016
Google and other tech companies are looking at how to lobby a Trump Administration.
A self-driving car traverses a parking lot at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California on January 8, 2016. 

 
NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images

For new Secretary of State, it’s not just politics

Dec 6, 2016
A look at the department's economic portfolio.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump Tower December 6, 2016 in New York City.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The legacy of early female astronomers

Dec 6, 2016
We explore cracks in the glass ceiling from a very long time ago.
Dava Sobel, author of "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars"
Mia Berg

The Secret Service is Fifth Avenue's hottest new amenity

Dec 6, 2016
Buy a $1.2 million condo, share the elevator with federal agents.
New York Police Department officers change shifts at Trump Tower in New York City on December 2, 2016. 

 
DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images

We start the show with, yes, a bit about Boeing, Air Force One and governing by tweet. Plus, as tweets come out of Trump Tower, Secretary of State candidates are still filing in. We’ll talk about the economic portfolio of the nation’s top diplomat, plus our relationship with China. Plus, what 100 different jobs tell us about why we work.

Music from the episode

Hanging Gardens Classixx
Gold Silver Diamond Generationals
Chasing Rainbows Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk, Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk
Cenote Wax Future