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Our Global Economy

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Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

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Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

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Been a fan since college

By Kara Robertsss - Nov 21 2018
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Hey Marco and Team, Discovered the world searching for electronic music on SoundCloud at the library. This event was huge for me. I studied international relations and security in college, so it was a nice little GPA booster having factoids for those essay exams. Thank you for all your work, your coverage helped me a lot and I’m still a big fan as a post-grad. Sincerely, Kara from UT Austin

Ultra Liberal

By Apple1234Pie - Apr 29 2017
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I hope our tax dollars are funding this garbage.

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
4
2
1
0

Been a fan since college

By Kara Robertsss - Nov 21 2018
Read more
Hey Marco and Team, Discovered the world searching for electronic music on SoundCloud at the library. This event was huge for me. I studied international relations and security in college, so it was a nice little GPA booster having factoids for those essay exams. Thank you for all your work, your coverage helped me a lot and I’m still a big fan as a post-grad. Sincerely, Kara from UT Austin

Ultra Liberal

By Apple1234Pie - Apr 29 2017
Read more
I hope our tax dollars are funding this garbage.
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Our Global Economy

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Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

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Rank #1: How much will a 25% tariff hurt sales of Scotch?

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Distillers — and consumers — are worried about the impact of a 25% tariff on exports of Scottish whisky to the US.

Oct 17 2019

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Rank #2: How immigrant workers are preparing for automation in agriculture

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Immigrants, who comprise the majority of agriculture industry workers in the US, are turning to training and education to make sure they’re not left behind by automation.

Oct 17 2019

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Rank #3: Exxon and oil sands go on trial in New York climate fraud case

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The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions

Oct 17 2019

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Rank #4: You’re not being fleeced: This carbon-negative sweater comes with sheep included

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Does your winter wear come with an animal who helped make it? If you're shopping at Sheep Inc., the answer is yes. But for co-founder Edzard van der Wyck it's not a gimmick — it's a reminder about how clothes are made, and what the fashion industry costs the environment.

Oct 16 2019

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Rank #5: Will Iowa farmers benefit from Trump's newest deals with China and Japan?

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The United States and Japan have signed a tentative trade deal that would open up Japan to more American-grown wheat, pork and beef.

Oct 14 2019

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Rank #6: In a culture of selfies and social media, how do you check your ego?

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Greek tragedy’s favorite fatal flaw is making a comeback, says the author of "Ego is the Enemy."

Oct 14 2019

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Rank #7: Finland's answer to food waste: 'Best-before' is actually good later — with a discount

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S-market in Helsinki has started holding "happy hours" at their stores. But instead of getting a cheap beer, shoppers get a discount on, say, a pound of shrimp or a pork tenderloin nearing its expiration date.

Oct 09 2019

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Rank #8: China dominates the electric bus market, but the US is getting on board

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Electric buses produce fewer emissions, are quieter and need less maintenance than diesel buses.

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #9: Why are so many Korean karaoke joints going silent?

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Noraebang have been a staple of entertainment in South Korea since 1991 when karaoke machines arrived from Japan. But now, the popularity of this cherished institution appears to be quieting down.

Oct 02 2019

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Rank #10: Forever 21 closing stores in bankruptcy filing shows limits to fast fashion, author says

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After Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy, some younger consumers are questioning the future of fast fashion as they look for more sustainable alternatives.

Sep 30 2019

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