Aug 19, 2019

When the bottom line isn’t everything

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Also: a look into the economic realities in the heart of coal country.

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The economic realities in the heart of coal country

Aug 19, 2019
Jennifer Silva's book details the lives, fortunes and politics of people living in a Pennsylvania coal town.
A Donald Trump sign hangs in the window in the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border in 2018.
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Corporations pledge to prioritize employees and environment

Aug 19, 2019
Amid criticism of wealth inequality and CEO pay, Business Roundtable vows to serve more than shareholders.
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Keeping esports athletes healthy is more than just fun and games

Aug 19, 2019
Health care professionals are starting to pay attention to people who play video games at the professional level.
James Heseltine, 20, takes the impact test. The impact test is a concussion baseline test that measures the 5 executive functions of the brain, including visual memory, verbal memory and reaction composite.
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Why some restaurants in LA are going cash-free

Aug 19, 2019
Nick Montgomery says when it came time to decide whether his Echo Park restaurant would accept cash, it was a tough call. “This is a small space,” Montgomery said of Konbi, a Japanese-style cafe and sandwich shop on Sunset Boulevard.…
Superfine Pizza is one of a small, yet growing number of businesses in Los Angeles that are going cashless.
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Will shareholders make way for other stakeholders?

Aug 19, 2019
CEO group Business Roundtable says companies should consider how they're affecting employees, customers and society — in addition shareholders.
JPMorgan Chase will report earnings tomorrow.
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Music from the episode

Uptown Cabaret Oddisee
Hijo de Su Madre Omar Apollo
Faraway Kulakostas
Love Sensation Loleatta Holloway

The team

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

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