Julia Simon appears in the following:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Alabama has some of highest solar fees in the U.S. and critics say it's hurting solar customers. It's one of several states where utilities are proposing or raising fees for homes with rooftop solar.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Sam Nugraha of Indonesia says that in his country, a smile can be a mask covering inner turmoil. So how do you get addicts to be honest?
Thursday, March 14, 2019
With presidential candidates talking about breaking up big companies, NPR's Planet Money looks at the origins of America's antitrust laws.
Friday, February 15, 2019
At the turn of the 20th century, Ida Tarbell investigated John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil. What she discovered changed the economy of the United States.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
In the next few months, Alabama plans to allow certified professional midwives to deliver babies again, by starting to license them.
Monday, September 10, 2018
For more than three decades, it was illegal in Alabama to have your baby delivered by a midwife. But last year the state finally legalized midwifery and now it could lead to serious cost savings.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
A new NPR poll shows clothes and shoes are the main things Americans buy online. Regular Amazon shoppers say they often go elsewhere to buy clothes and shoes, but some of them don't realize that they are in fact shopping at Amazon, which owns Zappos, and a few smaller labels Lark & Ro.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China's thirst for resources.
Friday, March 30, 2018
President Trump has opened land to mining in California and Utah. But what does that mean? Planet Money explores the rules for mining on public land, which have been around since the 1870s.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The global art market is booming. Much of the art being bought and sold at record prices will not be seen by many people. There are too many financial incentives to keep the masterpieces in storage.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Nomadic herders who live across West Africa are having to travel further and further south for their cows to graze. Some are letting cows graze on cropland, leading to deadly conflicts with farmers.
Monday, January 12, 2015
To steal oil, lots of people need to be in on it: small time crooks and criminal bosses, the owners of oil tankers, corrupt officials and even traders in the United States looking the other way.
Friday, November 07, 2014
The weak Liberian economy has been hit by the Ebola crisis. One thing Liberia does have going for it is an unusual export — its flag. The Liberian flag is the second most popular flag...
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Every year, the U.S. Congress appropriates more than $1 billion in military aid to Egypt. But that money never gets to Egypt. It goes to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then to a trust fund at the Treasury and, finally, out to U.S. military contractors that make the ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013