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The Federal Trade Commission opened an investigation yesterday into whether Herbalife operates as a pyramid scheme. We talk about the latest issues the company faces, and we hear how one billionaire hedge fund manager pushed for the government investigation. We also hear from a columnist who says women are avoiding certain careers because they take their school grades too seriously. Plus, we hear about the one-two punch of bad news the L.A. Lakers got yesterday. And we launch our two-part series that looks at the past and future of the changing funeral business.

Banner Image Credit: Marijn de Vries Hoogerwerff

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Herbalife Troubles 16 MIN, 15 SEC

The Federal Trade Commission opened an investigation yesterday into whether Herbalife operates as a pyramid scheme. The L.A.-based company sells vitamins, protein shakes and other health supplements. It relies on about three million independent distributors worldwide to move its products. We talk about the latest issues the company faces, and we hear how one billionaire hedge fund manager pushed for the government investigation.

Guests:
Renee Saifer, independent distributor for Herbalife
Heidi Moore, Guardian (@moorehn)

Making the Grade 8 MIN, 40 SEC

Why aren’t there more women in science and technology jobs? Well, it’s not for a lack of overachievers. It may be the opposite: the drive to get A's in school may be to blame, according to columnist Catherine Rampell.

Guests:
Catherine Rampell, Washington Post (@crampell)

More:
Dangerous (grading) curves ahead
Women should embrace the B’s in college to make more later

The Business of Death: A Changing Industry 14 MIN, 1 SEC

The death industry is very big business. We take a look at the beginnings of the modern cemetery and burial business, which has its roots right here in Southern California. And we look ahead to the future, as more and more Americans turn away from traditional funeral services.

Guests:
Sandy Hingston, Philadelphia Magazine (@SandyHingston)

Phil Jackson 8 MIN, 10 SEC

The hits keep on coming for the LA Lakers. Kobe Bryant’s knee isn’t healing quickly enough, so he won’t be flying in to save the season. And now Phil Jackson is heading to a job in the front office... of the New York Knicks!

Guests:
Bill Plaschke, Sports Columnist, Los Angeles Times (@BillPlaschke)

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