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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power. Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.


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The Financial Crisis, 10 Years On

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:02:00 -0400

On Aug. 9, 2007, we witnessed the first tremor of a financial earthquake. Ailsa Chang talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the economy, 10 years later.


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Google Fires Engineer Who Criticized Diversity Efforts

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:19:00 -0400

The software engineer's internal memo created controversy after it was leaked. The memo, called "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," criticized the company's efforts to diversify its workforce.


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Hyperloop Tests Magnetic Levitation At 192 MPH

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 05:07:00 -0400

David Greene speaks with Hyperloop One co-founder Josh Giegel about the logistical and political challenges involved in building the high speed transportation system in California.


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Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks to former CIA Russia analyst and White House adviser George Beebe about the impact of the Russian sanctions bill that was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.


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Germany Holds Summit On Car Pollution

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Germany is holding a conference to discuss concrete steps to curb auto pollution, but other issues like collusion and allegations of deception by the German auto industry are likely to dominate.


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