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Trade

Episode 502: The Afterlife Of A T-Shirt

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

When used American clothes are donated to charity, they begin a second life of sorting, refitting, and lots of travel. We trace used American T-shirts to a used-clothing market in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Episode 500: The Humble Innovation At The Heart Of The Global Economy

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our women's Planet Money T-shirt got to you thanks to an overlooked innovation that's essential to the modern global economy. The innovation: a big, metal box.

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The Takeaway

As Glaciers Melt, Russia Looks to Snatch Arctic Territory

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The area to Russia's north was once covered continually by ice. Now that it's melted, Russia is reaching north to claim territory in the Arctic—and it is likely to get it. 

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Episode 497: The Sisters Who Made Our T-Shirt

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Like lots of other clothes, the men's Planet Money T-shirt was made in Bangladesh. On today's show, we travel to Bangladesh and visit two sisters who made our shirt.

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The Takeaway

Egypt's Suez Canal Gets a Face Lift

Thursday, August 06, 2015

It's the crowning achievement of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who ousted Egypt's democratically elected leader, Mohammed Morsi.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Big Week for The Baritone in Chief

Monday, June 29, 2015

Slate's John Dickerson joins us to recap President Obama's busy week, from singing "Amazing Grace" at a eulogy in Charleston to seeing Obamacare survive the Supreme Court.

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The Takeaway

Senate Votes on Obama's Free Trade Bill

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, explains whether this is the end of the line for President Obama's trade bill.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A History of 'Passing,' Virtual Reality, and A Summer Anthem

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Takeaway explores the case of NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, the rise of virtual reality, and we ask you to vote on the perfect summer music anthem. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Trade Questions Answered

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Takeaway Todd Zwillich answers everything you've ever wanted to know about trade -- including the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal -- but were too afraid to ask.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christine Quinn; SCOTUS Decisions; TPP Questions Answered

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Christine Quinn discusses sexual assault policies on college campuses; your trade questions answered; SCOTUS decisions to watch; NYC's uptick in gun violence; and "matching markets."

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Secretary of Commerce on Trade and Local Economies

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The Secretary of Commerce explains how Washington politics -- especially the TPP trade deal -- impacts area businesses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Secretary of Commerce; the Uber Experience & Theatre of the Oppressed

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The Secretary of Commerce talks about the TPP trade deal; the Uber experience; the Theatre of the Oppressed; how wealthy moms live on the UES; and Nassau County contracts.

The Takeaway

What the World Pays for Cheap Clothing

Friday, May 29, 2015

We now consume 400% more clothing than we did two decades ago, and a lot of it is affordable, fashionable and disposable clothing that's linked to human rights abuses across the globe. 

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The Takeaway

Controversy on Capitol Hill

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Senator Ron Wyden has serious disagreements with the White House over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the NSA's bulk data collection program—two issues moving through Congress.

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The Takeaway

Democrats Deal Blow to White House on Trade Agreement

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Senate Democrats blocked debate on a bill to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority on a major accord with 11 Asian nations. 

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The Takeaway

Rift Widens Between Dems, White House on TPP

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn) is among a group of Democrats at odds with the White House over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama seeks to cement Japan ties

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Siona Jenkins, Gideon Rachman and Lindsay Whipp discuss the Japanese prime minister's visit to Washington as the US seeks to cement defence and trade ties with Japan, a key ally in its bid to push back against growing Chinese influence in Asia.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Track for Asia Trade?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Should we grant Obama the power to "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal?

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Innovation Hub

Camels and Compasses: How Innovation Shapes Trade

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From the invention of the wheel to that $5 shirt you bought at H&M, what would your life look like without trade? Author William Bernstein explains how trade gave rise to the world as we know it.

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Innovation Hub

Camels and Compasses: How Innovation Shapes Trade

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From the invention of the wheel to that $5 shirt you bought at H&M, what would your life look like without trade? Author William Bernstein explains how trade gave rise to the world as we know it.

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