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China wins the US presidential election 6 MIN, 32 SEC

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.

Guests:
Clayton Dube, University of Southern California (@claydube)

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Just don't call it 'climate change' 33 MIN, 18 SEC

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.

Guests:
David Biello, TED Talks (@dbiello)
Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University (@KHayhoe)
Bob Inglis, Former Republican Congressman from South Carolina, Energy and Enterprise Initiative (@bobinglis)

The Unnatural World

David Biello

The dark side of America's 'happiness' industry 9 MIN, 50 SEC

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.

Guests:
Ruth Whippman, author, journalist and filmmaker (@ruthwhippman)

America the Anxious

Ruth Whippman

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