Stacey Vanek Smith

Stacey Vanek Smith appears in the following:

Rough Translation: Why Many Muslims In India Feel Yoga Has Been Weaponized

Monday, September 18, 2017

In India, yoga has been causing some controversy after it became associated with militant Hindu nationalism. NPR's international podcast follows a yoga-loving Indian Muslim caught in the middle.

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Charlottesville: Reflecting On And Dissecting What Happened

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville, Va., continues to recover after white supremacists rallied and three people died. NPR has the latest on investigations into the motorist who rammed his car into counter protesters.

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'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

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Rural Trump Supporters Back His Comments On Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va. President Trump was criticized for suggesting the bigotry had come from "many sides." Supporters blame the left for violence.

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Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.

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White Supremacist Rally In Virginia Turns Violent

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned violent Saturday, with a vehicle plowing into the crowd. Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy reacts to the incident.

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Trump Speaks Out Against Violence In Charlottesville

Saturday, August 12, 2017

President Donald Trump spoke out against the violence that erupted earlier today at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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Reactions Out Of China And Guam Over Exchanges Between U.S. And North Korea

Saturday, August 12, 2017

President Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron amid mounting tensions with North Korea. Trump is not backing down from his rhetoric on North Korea.

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A Deadly Aftermath Of Kenya's Election

Saturday, August 12, 2017

In Kenya, police fired tear gas and bullets on demonstrators in slums around Nairobi. Kenya's commission on human rights says at least 24 people have been killed since Tuesday's presidential vote.

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Episode 629: Buy Low, Sell Prime

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sam Cohen buys stuff at big retail stores, then turns around and sells it on Amazon for a quick profit. It defies economic logic. But somehow, there's a whole multimillion-dollar industry doing this.

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Despite The Drama, Much Of The Federal Budget Remains Stable Each Year

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Every year we hear lots of drama and political fighting over the federal budget. In spite of this, most of the budget stays remarkably stable from year to year. We explain why.

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Episode 782: Budget Time

Friday, July 07, 2017

We run through the entire federal budget — in 10 minutes. More than $6 billion per second. Go.

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Planet Money: On Why India Made Most Of Its Money Worthless

Monday, May 22, 2017

India's prime minister recently decided to make almost all of the cash in his country worthless. He said it was meant to stop corruption. It turns out, that idea came from a very surprising source.

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Amid Panic Over Worthless Cash, Some In India See Opportunity

Thursday, May 18, 2017

When the prime minister of India declared most of the cash in the country worthless, most people and businesses in the country panicked. But some saw opportunity.

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Evaluating India's Radical Experiment In Eliminating High-Value Currency

Thursday, May 18, 2017

India abolished its highest-value currency notes last November, in an effort to rein in hoarders of big bills who evade tax. Six months later, how is it working?

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Episode 771: When India's Cash Disappeared, Part Two

Friday, May 12, 2017

What happened when India's Prime Minister declared most of the paper money in India worthless? We travel to India to see what happened after the country's demonetization.

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Episode 770: When India's Cash Disappeared, Part One

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Something incredible happened in India about six months ago. The government declared most of the paper money invalid. Demonetization they called it. Today, we meet the man who came up with the plan.

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Episode 768: A Chat With Ben Bernanke

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Ten years ago, two little-known hedge funds blew up, and the financial crisis was on its way. Today, we ask the person at the center of it all, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, why it happened.

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Episode 650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?

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