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The Call-In: Workplace Sexual Harassment

14 hours 59 min ago

This week on The Call-In, we're talking about sexual harassment in the workplace. We hear from Chai Feldblum, commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

U.S.-Canadian Relationship Is Tested By NAFTA Politics

14 hours 59 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro is in British Columbia exploring the relationship between the U.S. and Canada. She talks to Peter Armstrong of the CBC about the latest round of NAFTA negotiations.

Senate Vote Could Lead To Drilling In Alaska's Wildlife Refuge

14 hours 59 min ago

Senate Democrats tried and failed Thursday to block oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The fight over drilling in ANWR has passed from one generation of senators to another.

Little Rock Officials Write A Break-Up Letter To Amazon

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Mayor Mark Stodola had said his city would pursue a chance to become Amazon's second headquarters. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Stodola about the Arkansas city's change of heart.

Budget Resolution Passed In Senate Moves Tax Overhaul Forward

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The Senate has passed a budget blueprint that may give momentum to the GOP tax overhaul. NPR's Melissa Block talks to economist Stephen Moore at the Heritage Foundation about the plan.

A Portland Video Store Goes Nonprofit To Save Itself

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:29am

Video stores are going nonprofit to survive as community archives, and the latest shop to try it is in Portland, Oregon.

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Don't Surrender, Reinvent: The New Mantra Of Small Biz In Puerto Rico

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 4:01am

Facing an uncertain future and dim prospects of financial relief, small businesses get support and strength from each other.

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Reporter Pulls Blanket Off Cozy Ties Between Mattress Companies And Reviewers

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:35pm

Shoppers go online for reviews of the products they want to buy — like mattresses. But one reporter found out that reviewers often have cozy business deals with the companies they're reviewing.

Nivea Ad For 'Visibly Fairer Skin' Sparks Controversy In West Africa

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:35pm

The billboard and TV spot shows a Nigerian beauty pageant winner using a product called Natural Fairness Body Lotion. Critics are describing the ad as "colorist" and tone deaf.

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Rep. Tom Cole Weighs In On Bipartisan Health Plan

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am

A bipartisan health care deal was introduced in the Senate. While there's a chance it could pass there, it faces a tougher time in the House. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

After Ikea Dresser Recall, Another Toddler Reportedly Died In Tip-Over

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:31pm

Last June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.

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California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:02pm

The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

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What You Need To Know About The Honest Ads Act

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner about the Honest Ads Act, a proposal to regulate online political advertising the same way as television, radio and print.

Amazon's Second Headquarters: Cities Make Their Final Pitches

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

Cities across the U.S. and Canada will be making their final pitches Thursday to Amazon - begging for a chance to become the new second headquarters. The prize winner will get 50,000 high-paying jobs.

California Fires Spare Most Vineyards, But Marijuana Crops Go Up In Smoke

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

At least 30 marijuana farms in Northern California have suffered significant crop losses, while only a handful of vineyards in the Napa Valley experienced significant property loss.

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The 30th Anniversary Of Black Monday: A Day That Made Wall Street Quake

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:46pm

On Oct. 19, 1987, Wall Street had its single worst trading day ever. Even after three decades, Black Monday still marks the biggest one-day crash, and its impact continues to reverberate.

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After 55 Years, Target Will Finally Open A Store In Vermont

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:48am

The news prompted a "Breaking News" banner on the local paper's website. As they're saying over at Vermont Public Radio: "This is not a drill."

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Marijuana Farms In California Count Their Losses After Wildfires

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

Medical and recreational marijuana use is legal in California. But under federal law, growing cannabis is illegal — which means growers don't have access to crop insurance.

North Korea's Cut From Small Businesses Goes To Its Nuclear Program

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

North Korea is known as one of the most closed down socialist economies in the world. But even still, there is a small class of budding entrepreneurs. We learn how that works.

Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump's Tax Returns

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:00pm

If a federal judge lets the plaintiffs proceed with their lawsuit against the president, the next step would give them access to some of his financial documents — perhaps including tax returns.

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