Jan 2, 2020

The dollar is going down

Plus: the fourth quarter election fundraising numbers are in, a new Nevada law that bans employers from denying jobs to applicants who test positive for marijuana, and the story of an international consultant who finally landed at home.

Segments From this episode

Recreational pot is legal in 11 states, but laws protecting job seekers are still rare

Jan 2, 2020
Things are changing in Nevada, where a new law restricts employer drug tests.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

IRS changes could make free online tax filing easier

Jan 2, 2020
The tax prep industry, including companies like TurboTax, was essentially hiding free filing software, Justin Elliott of ProPublica says.
Saul Loeb/Getty Images

Should the dollar's drop worry you?

Jan 2, 2020
The weakened currency means imports get more expensive, but U.S. goods and services sold overseas become more affordable.
The U.S Federal Reserve started pumping more dollars into the U.S. financial system, one reason the dollar has weakened.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The lessons teachers learned on the picket line

Jan 2, 2020
Two reporters document the emotional and financial costs to teachers on strike.
Phylis Hoffman with her second grade class at Harry Bridges Span School in Los Angeles, California.
Andrew "Jester" Bulnes for The California Sunday Magazine

Finding meaningful work at home after working around the world

Dec 19, 2019
Marydean Purves brought her international work experience into a new realm.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Battlefields Misun
Magician's Assistant Berry Weight
Days To Come Bonobo, Bajka
Nothin' N.O.R.E.
Look What I've Done Maverick Sabre

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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