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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

Updated 26 days ago

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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: A small town in Italy offers houses for sale for less than an espresso

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San Piero Patti, a picturesque, Sicilian town of less than 3,000 people, is taking extreme measures to try and bring new life to the region — including selling some of its abandoned houses for less than a shot of espresso. But will it work?
Sep 16 2019
6 mins
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Rank #2: What do attacks on Saudi oil facilities mean for US-Saudi relations?

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Saudi Arabia was, for decades, the world's largest oil producer. This disruption is the biggest supply shock in absolute terms in the last five decades and has important repercussions for US-Saudi relations.
Sep 16 2019
5 mins
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Rank #3: Hong Kong leader says she would quit if she could

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Hong Kong leader says she would quit if she could and fears her ability to resolve the crisis is now "very limited."
Sep 03 2019
3 mins
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Rank #4: The Mississippi: Pushed to the brink

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Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.
Sep 03 2019
30 mins
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Rank #5: How Japan keeps its cool when temps are high

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At a recent uchimizu event at the Higo-Hosokawa Garden, participants in lightweight kimonos used wooden ladles to spray water in long arcs that caught the late-afternoon light.
Aug 29 2019
4 mins
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Rank #6: They were CIA-backed Chinese rebels. Now you’re invited to their once-secret hideaway.

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Former CIA-backed guerrillas — rivals of Chairman Mao Zedong — are now embracing the tourism industry, years after setting up the arteries and networks that sustain the Golden Triangle drug trade to this day.
Aug 28 2019
7 mins
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Rank #7: For undocumented workers, demanding better work conditions could mean deportation

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For undocumented workers, the consequences of demanding better work conditions can be high — and include risking deportation.
Aug 26 2019
7 mins
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Rank #8: Iranian students in US scramble as sanctions ratchet up tuition costs

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Iranian students studying in the US are feeling the effects of escalating tensions between the two countries — from difficulties paying tuition or rent to the inability to focus on their studies
Aug 26 2019
4 mins
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Rank #9: Are the Saudis using big sporting events to 'sportswash' their image?

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Two boxers, $100 million and the murder of a journalist have become talking points around an upcoming heavyweight prize fight in Saudi Arabia.
Aug 21 2019
5 mins
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Rank #10: Will the next wave of humanoid robots make our lives better — or steal our jobs?

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Robots have replaced millions of American workers. As humanoid robots improve, will they work alongside people — or replace them?
Aug 21 2019
5 mins
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