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Where the gig economy stands, as NYC puts the brakes on Uber 7 MIN, 55 SEC

New York became the first American city to cap the total number of ride-hail vehicles and set a wage floor for ride-hail drivers. It’s a win for Uber drivers who make about minimum wage. It’s a blow to corporate Uber, which has insisted that raising driver pay couldn’t be done.

Guests:
Sarah Kessler, Quartz; author of “Gigged: The End of The Job and The Future of Work”

More:
Uber Hit With Cap as New York City Takes Lead in Crackdown

How much of our stuff actually gets recycled? 8 MIN, 36 SEC

Recycling is not as easy as throwing stuff in the blue bin. China buys a lot of our recyclable trash. A little while ago, China changed what it would accept. It wants clean, well sorted stuff. And Americans are not very good at that. So today, more and more of what we put into our blue bins goes to the landfill.


Workers at the Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility (Photo: Jenny Hamel)

Guests:
Jenny Hamel, KCRW (@HamelKCRW)

More:
The China Ban: Why more of your recyclables are going to the landfill

Women are more likely to survive heart attacks if treated by female doctors, study says 13 MIN, 15 SEC

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But symptoms of the disease – and of heart attacks – can differ between men and women. Women are more likely than men to experience a “silent” heart attack – one with no overt symptoms -- at most, maybe indigestion, nausea, back or neck pain. Research has shown that women are less likely to survive heart attacks than men. According to a new study, that could be because of the gender of the doctors who treat them.

Guests:
Laura Huang, Harvard Business School
Noel Bairey Merz, Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai

More:
Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks If Treated by Female Doctors

Crazy Rich Asians: The personal stakes for director Jon M. Chu and the cast 18 MIN, 34 SEC

Jon M. Chu wants people to look back 10 years from now and not even remember that “Crazy Rich Asians” was a thing. This is the first major Hollywood studio film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-selling novel. Chu and Kwan rejected a huge offer from Netflix to release the film in theaters. The film opens August 15.


Constance Wu and Henry Golding in "Crazy Rich Asians." Photo by Sanja Bucko.


Nico Santos and Michelle Yeoh in "Crazy Rich Asians." Photo by Sanja Bucko.


Director Jon M. Chu at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta.

Guests:
Jon M. Chu, director of “Crazy Rich Asians” (@jonmchu)

More:
Crazy Rich Asians: The personal stakes for director Jon M. Chu and the cast

CREDITS

Featured images:
Director Jon M. Chu at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta.
Constance Wu and Henry Golding in "Crazy Rich Asians." Photo by Sanja Bucko.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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