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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:47:00 -0400The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:09:00 -0400Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:31:00 -0400As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400Futurist Maurice Conti says we've entered a new era where machines and humans partner to do what neither can do alone. He calls it the "Augmented Age."
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400GE's Chief Economist Marco Annunziata is optimistic about "the marriage of minds and machines" — provided we manage it the right way.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson sees a bright future where machines serve as powerful tools and partners. But he says we can only shape this future if we keep up with the pace of innovation.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:00 -0400Jeremy Howard has studied machine learning for 25 years. He says artificial intelligence can help achieve amazing things. But he warns the impact on jobs may cause a great deal of social instability.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:43:00 -0400Many immigrants come to Morgan County, Colo., for its plentiful, if grueling, jobs in agriculture. Now, fears about changes to immigration policy under Trump are prompting many to act.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:16:00 -0400New immigrants are projected to be the main driver of the U.S. workforce over the next 20 years. That trend is already playing out in Maine, which has an aging white population with a low birth rate.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeanine Poggi, a reporter for Advertising Age, about the power of advertising in television and the role ad withdrawals played in Bill O'Reilly's exit from Fox News.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:25:00 -0400From ugly fish like sea robin to the discarded parts of livestock, like ox cheeks and chicken feet, a new book celebrates repugnant-looking but flavorful foods, and urges us to eat more of them.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:59:00 -0400Nearly 100 days into Trump's presidency, there are still big questions about what his proposed tax overhaul will include — and whether the large changes he had envisioned are even possible.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:25:00 -0400More young men are "falling to the bottom of the income ladder," while young women drive growth in the number of young people working full time in the U.S., according to a new Census Bureau report.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:32:00 -0400Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home, starting with an Arizona organic farm.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:49:00 -0400The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.