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Sep 20, 2016

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On today's show, we're looking at how government deals with big and growing business: taking back giant Wall Street bonuses, managing fleets of self-driving cars, and managing the pollutants that are, um, produced by dairy herds. Plus: what will happen to the already-growing market for pot as nine more states put recreational use on the ballot?

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As the marijuana business grows, is there room for the little guy?

Sep 20, 2016
Some investors see legalized cannabis as a hot market in the future.
Cannabis plants grow in a medical facility greenhouse. This November, nine states will consider ballot measures related to marijuana.
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Doing farm to table in the 1800s (before it was cool)

Sep 20, 2016
Paul Freedman on his new book, "Ten Restaurants That Changed America."
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Short-term rentals are reshaping real estate market in some cities

Sep 20, 2016
Some critics say popularity of Airbnb and other short-term rentals is discouraging investment in affordable housing.
The McMillin Court in Nashville, Tennessee, is now home to 16 short-term rental units that are booked through websites like Airbnb and VRBO. It had been apartments. The conversion has housing advocates worried about losing more affordable units. 
Tony Gonzalez

Dairy industry weighs California's new regulations

Sep 20, 2016
The state wants farmers to do more to cut methane emissions from cows and cowpats.
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Regulators release guidance for driverless technology

Sep 20, 2016
The DOT hopes to shape the future of driverless technology.
A passenger look on as he rides in a pilot model of an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

 
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Clawbacks often leave out the clawing

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Sep 20, 2016
Policies that allow companies to take back bonuses are common but rarely used.
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On today’s show, we’re looking at how government deals with big and growing business: taking back giant Wall Street bonuses, managing fleets of self-driving cars, and managing the pollutants that are, um, produced by dairy herds. Plus: what will happen to the already-growing market for pot as nine more states put recreational use on the ballot?

Music from the episode

Frozen Daniel Lanois
Howlin' For You The Black Keys
Tidal Wave Thee Oh Sees
Kangaroo Court Capital Cities
Alone In My Home Jack White
Acceptable in the 80's Calvin Harris