Will New Mexico chile crop weather labor shortage and climate change?
Oct 25, 2021

Will New Mexico chile crop weather labor shortage and climate change?

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Also on today's show: Reexamining transitory inflation; rising heating costs; and what changes in Apple's privacy policy mean for businesses.

Segments From this episode

Yellen says high inflation is temporary. And if it isn't?

Oct 25, 2021
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says inflation should ease by next year, but anxiety about that is still running high.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen addresses a hybrid meeting in October 2021. Yellen has reiterated her belief that current inflation is only temporary.
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Housing advocates fight to maintain place in social-spending bill

Oct 25, 2021
Advocates had high hopes for the $320 billion initially included for housing, but the plan’s funding is being cut during negotiations.
President Joe Biden promotes his Build Back Better agenda in New Jersey on Monday. His plan to expand the nation's social safety net is being pared back by congressional negotiators.
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A cold winter's coming, while heating fuel prices are at multiyear highs

Oct 25, 2021
A lot of people may be facing energy insecurity, or the "heat or eat dilemma" that already affects 1 in 3 households, one expert says.
The price of propane is at a multiyear high and is likely to stay that way through the winter. Above, propane is delivered to a Clinton, Wisconsin, farmhouse in 2014.
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Climate change and a labor shortage threaten New Mexico’s signature chile crop

Oct 25, 2021
Growing chiles, a way of life in southern New Mexico, is under pressure.
Jamie Viramontes' farm has cut chile production in favor of less labor-intensive crops. “The hardest part is that it is a tradition and it's a heritage, and this is a unique crop that we’re able to grow in New Mexico,” Viramontes said.
Savannah Maher
The Snapchat app on an iPhone screen. Snap largely blamed Apple's privacy settings for its recent failure to meet quarterly earnings expectations.
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Is ESG investing really socially responsible?

Oct 25, 2021
Emily Stewart of Vox says some socially responsible investments might not be what investors think they are.
Emily Stewart, a senior reporter at Vox, argues that government regulation may be needed to ensure that ESG investments live up to their name.
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Sign writer launches a booming side hustle during the pandemic

Oct 25, 2021
A New Orleans business set up an order form for Nan Parati's signs. "We got over 1,000 orders in just a couple weeks," she says.
Nan Parati makes a sign at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival circa 1990. She's been writing signs for festivals for 36 years.
Courtesy Nan Parati

Music from the episode

Old Graffiti Bibio
Waterfalls Tree Theater
Megaton Mile Local Natives

The team

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