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The Trans-Pacific Partnership might have survived a Hillary Clinton presidency, but Donald Trump's victory means almost certain death for what was to be a signature legacy for President Obama. One big winner as a result is China. Clay Dube is Director of the US-China Institute at the University of Southern California.
Donald Trump's election has been a profound shock to scientists, environmentalists and the clean-energy industry. He's promised to pull out of the Paris Agreement, rescind the Obama Clean Power Plan, get rid of EPA regulations and bring back coal. That's despite indisputable evidence that humanity’s warming the Earth to the point that ours in only one of the species headed for certain extinction. We hear there is hope — from technology — and from talking morality to Christian evangelicals and economic to doubting Republicans.
David Biello, TED Talks (@dbiello)
Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University (@KHayhoe)
Bob Inglis, Former Republican Congressman from South Carolina, Energy and Enterprise Initiative (@bobinglis)
When Ruth Whippman moved to Berkeley, California from the United Kingdom, she noticed a contradiction in American culture. Americans try hard to think positively, and we spend billions in search of happiness – yet we're still so anxious. Her travels around the country led to write a new book. It's America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks.
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Will the NFL find common ground on national anthem protests? National Football League team owners are meeting today to craft a unified message about political protest. Men and women athletes in other sports are protesting too. We hear how one man's refusal to stand for the flag has demonstrated the inseparable relationship between sports and politics.
Author Masha Gessen on the appeal of Putin and Trump Masha Gessen was born in Russia but emigrated with her parents to the United States. She returned in the early 1990s when political change was afoot. And since then, she’s become a leading observer - and critic - of Russian president Vladamir Putin. She fled Russia again in 2013. In this special podcast, Warren Olney talks with Gessen about her new book, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia .
A month later, Puerto Ricans still stranded by Hurricane Maria Most people in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, and some are drinking from a well contaminated by a superfund site. President Trump's accused of a "shocking lack of compassion" compared to speedy assistance after hurricanes hit Texas and Florida.
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