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Word is that the head of the Cleveland Clinic, Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, is on the short list to be the new boss of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA system has more in common with the renowned Cleveland Clinic than you might think, despite its recent problems. We look at some of the similarities between the two organizations. Plus, the protests and appeals of Walmart workers are a far cry from the labor movement that organized the country's major industries many decades ago. The reliance on protests and publicity just goes to show how limited labor organizers have become, and how difficult it is to organize low-wage industries whose workers can't afford to risk their jobs. We'll also take a look at a couple hearings on the hill including one heard this morning regarding student debt. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would let students refinance their federal student loans. Why can't they do that now? And what would it mean if they could?

 

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The UN says, "Raise your voice, not the sea level"

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Where all those digital cookies came from

Jun 4, 2014
How the online cookie went from friend to foe... and why we may be friends again.
On today's show, we'll talk about the FCC settlement with Verizon over supercookies
Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images for HumanaVitality

What the VA and the Cleveland Clinic have in common

Jun 4, 2014
Soon, the answer could be "Dr. Toby Cosgrove".

At Walmart labor protests, striking isn't the point

Jun 4, 2014
The Walmart protests are a far cry from labor movements that organized the country’s major industries.

You can refinance a car, but not a student loan

Jun 4, 2014
A bill was introduced that allows students to re-finance their student loans.

No more Roman numerals for the NFL

Jun 4, 2014
It'll be just plain "Super Bowl 50".

The economic backdrop to Tian'anmen

Jun 4, 2014
The Tian’anmen Square protests were about more than just students and democracy.

Word is that the head of the Cleveland Clinic, Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, is on the short list to be the new boss of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA system has more in common with the renowned Cleveland Clinic than you might think, despite its recent problems. We look at some of the similarities between the two organizations. Plus, the protests and appeals of Walmart workers are a far cry from the labor movement that organized the country’s major industries many decades ago. The reliance on protests and publicity just goes to show how limited labor organizers have become, and how difficult it is to organize low-wage industries whose workers can’t afford to risk their jobs. We’ll also take a look at a couple hearings on the hill including one heard this morning regarding student debt. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would let students refinance their federal student loans. Why can’t they do that now? And what would it mean if they could?

 

Music from the episode

Sutphin Boulevard Blood Orange
Det haster! Casiokids
Gritty Shaker David Holmes
Gritty Shaker David Holmes