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The data behind hiking the minimum wage
Jul 9, 2019

The data behind hiking the minimum wage

Plus: Ross Perot's legacy and the big business of posting song lyrics online.

Segments From this episode

"Please call the number set below this explanatory rhyme"

Jul 9, 2019
Dr. Sybert saw your email, but just doesn't have the time. Instead you can look forward to her auto-reply that rhymes.
Virginia Sybert, a clinical professor of medical genetics at the University of Washington, answers her emails with rhymes.

Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

Jul 9, 2019
The businessman and two-time independent presidential candidate was outspoken on the subject of federal spending.
H. Ross Perot before a California Senate committee in 2002.
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IBM's $34B plan to build a "hybrid cloud"

Jul 9, 2019
IBM has worn many different hats since its foundation. Now it's acquired one more: Red Hat.
David Ramos/Getty Images

Why European regulators are scrutinizing digital advertising auctions

Jul 9, 2019
WSJ reporter Patience Haggin says this practice is being reviewed for possibly violating the European Union's recent data privacy regulation.
Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Song lyrics are a big business online. Here's how it works.

Jul 9, 2019
Once upon a time, lyrics were extras. If you were lucky they were stuffed inside the sleeve of an LP. Now, they’re all over the place.
The original handwritten lyric sheet for the song "Royals" by New Zealand musician Lorde.
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Why do foreign countries pay less than the U.S. for prescription drugs?

Jul 9, 2019
The answer comes down to one key tactic: negotiation.
A pharmacy's green cross sign in Nantes, western France.

Raising the federal minimum wage would ease poverty for some workers, but cost others their job

Jul 9, 2019
Do possible wage gains matter more than potential job losses?
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi introduces the Raise the Wage Act at an event in January.
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Music from the episode

Nobody Speak DJ Shadow, Run The Jewels
Carefully Little People
Buried In Detroit - Lucas Löwe Remix Mike Posner, Big Sean, Lucas Lowe
Afria Talks to You Delicate Steve
Midas Era Lord Finesse

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer