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Nov 19, 2019

The view of the trade war from the water

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The Port of LA handles about half of all the shipping container trade between the U.S. and China. Today, we see how business is going amid the trade war.

Stories From this episode

The Big Book

Misleading charts are everywhere. Here's how to spot them.

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Nov 19, 2019
Even graphics published by major news outlets don't always contain the whole truth, says Alberto Cairo, author of "How Charts Lie."
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, Democrats and Republicans shared differing maps that highlighted their respective strengths, wrote Alberto Cairo. Above, people gather in Times Square on Nov. 8, 2016, Election Day.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
Trade showdown

A view of the trade war from "America's Port"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Nov 19, 2019
At the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in nation, tariffs are taking a toll.
At the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in nation, tariffs are taking a toll.
Courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles

Her church asked her to pay someone else's debt. She was in.

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Nov 19, 2019
The church has helped over 20 people pay off $100,000 in credit card debt. The secret lies in treating credit card debt as a community problem, rather than an individual one.
Caroline Butcher teaches a dance class at Eastern University in Pennsylvania.
Peter Balonon-Rosen/Marketplace

Home Depot stock sinks after it cuts 2019 forecast

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 19, 2019
The home improvement giant has struggled with its e-commerce initiatives, as a lot of people still turn to in-store employees for advice.
The home improvement store has struggled with its e-commerce initiatives. Above, a Home Depot is El Cerrito, California, in 2018.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Reap What You Sow daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra
Adventure Monster Rally
Aretha Pete Rock
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
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The team

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

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