Apr 20, 2016

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How start-ups and farmers are working together to grow the cannabis business; Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 notes, with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the front of the new $20; and how Japan's baby problem is tied to the country's cultural ideas about the workplace.

Segments From this episode

Companies staking claims on electric car chargers

Apr 20, 2016
California's three biggest utilities are trying to pilot adding more stations.
Nissan LEAF at a charging station. 
Miles Willis / Stringer

Japan's population is plunging, so where are the babies?

Apr 20, 2016
The nation fights an alarming trend with matchmakers and a shift in workplace culture.
Kumi Matsumoto and her second child in Tokyo. On balancing the demands of motherhood and work in Japan, "I’m the kind of woman who does not think that quitting is realistic choice," she said. 
Sally Herships

Morning show wars claim Michael Strahan

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Apr 20, 2016
In a bid for advertisers and viewers, networks are deadly serious about the a.m.
Television host Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan hosts of LIVE on ABC. 
Mark Davis/Getty Images

Watching the new health insurance market unfold in real time

Apr 20, 2016
A busy week for health insurers shows how the market is changing
An exterior view of the Anthem Health Insurance headquarters.
Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

If you had to come up with $400 right now, could you do it?

Apr 20, 2016
A Federal Reserve Board study found that almost half of respondents couldn’t come up with $400

New dollar design will help visually impaired

Apr 20, 2016
New images and new ways to participate in the economy
The new bills will feature women and historical events, as well as new textures for the visually impaired. 
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Wheat, corn, cannabis? Farmers eye next cash crop

Apr 20, 2016
With the demand for cannabis growing, farmers realize their expertise has value
Well-trained plant breeders can now entertain a new calling: marijuana. Breeding programs, like this one at The Farm in Boulder, Colo., are becoming a significant commercial enterprise.
Luke Runyon/ KUNC and Harvest Public Media

How start-ups and farmers are working together to grow the cannabis business; Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 notes, with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the front of the new $20; and how Japan’s baby problem is tied to the country’s cultural ideas about the workplace.

Music from the episode

Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas) Santana, Rob Thomas
Shimmy Shimmy Ya Ol' Dirty Bastard
The Motto Drake, Lil Wayne