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Blendoor App Breaks Down Computer Bias In Hiring

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Stephanie Lampkin, founder and CEO of Blendoor, an app that tries to counteract bias in the job application process, about the potential for bias in interpreting big data and what can be done about it.

Can 'Slow Fish' Help Save America's Small-Scale Fishermen?

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:41pm

An event in New Orleans this weekend highlighted the wealth of seafood the Americas have to offer — and the endangered state of the small fishers who catch it.

Investment Firm Buys Fresh Market Grocer For $1.36 Billion

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 6:47am

Fresh Market currently has more than 13,000 employees and operates 186 stores in 27 states, particularly in the Southeast.

How To Pick A Tooth Paste

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:11am

Go to any pharmacy or grocery store and stand in front of the toothpaste aisle and you will face an overwhelming array of choices. Each brand has a plethora of options

Clinton, Sanders Campaigns Expect Tuesday's Race In Ohio To Be Close

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:11am

Sanders has been hitting his message opposing free trade deals hard in the major industrial state. The issue gave him traction in a win over Hillary Clinton in Michigan, something he'd like to repeat.

Encryption, Privacy Are Larger Issues Than Fighting Terrorism, Clarke Says

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to former national security official Richard Clarke about the fight between Apple and the FBI. The FBI wants an iPhone that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters unlocked.

Getting The Best Fashion, Secondhand

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 4:16pm

Arun Gupta says he was never much of a fashionista — just a guy who likes to dress sharp without going broke. That's how he came up with the idea of Grailed.com, a high-end consignment website.

This Jacket Will Last 30 Years — Guaranteed

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 4:16pm

British designer Tom Cridland is out to make sustainable clothing that will last a lifetime — he says his jacket will last 30 years. But can he compete with a global addiction to cheap clothing?

Year After Fatal Germanwings Crash, New Preventive Measures Suggested

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 8:05am

In 2015, a co-pilot intentionally crashed a plane. French investigators now suggest doctors be encouraged to inform authorities about safety risks, and pilots be permitted to take antidepressants.

Fashion Retail Slump: Are Brands Out Of Touch?

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 6:59am

A couple of major retail brands have posted some grim numbers. Rachel Martin talks with Washington Post reporter Sarah Halzack about why it's so hard to make mid-priced clothes people will buy.

Voters Left And Right Are Anti-Free Trade. But Is It All Bad?

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 6:59am

Adam Davidson of Gimlet, explains how free trade helps everyone a little bit, and also how it has directly ruined the lives millions of workers in certain sectors.

The U.S. Is Pumping All This Oil, So Where Are The Benefits?

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

America has joined Saudi Arabia and Russia as one of the world's leading oil producers. Forecasters predicted this would usher in a golden age. It hasn't worked out that way.

How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

Students come from all over the world to study petroleum engineering in southern Ohio and Marietta College. In the past nearly every graduate had a good job. Not any more.

With 2016 Picks, A Surprise: Overall Car Quality Goes Down

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

The two leading car reviewers, Consumer Reports and JD Power, announced their picks for the year's best cars. For the first time in years, overall quality dropped — and that's not the only surprise.

Here's What Obama Said At SXSW Festival

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:53pm

Obama addressed the role of technology in civic life, defended the merits of government, talked about the digital divide, and of course, weighed in on the ongoing debate about digital privacy.

At Calif. Campuses, A Test For Free Speech, Privacy And Cybersecurity

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

The University of California president, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, secretly ordered data monitoring across the system after hackers broke into the UCLA medical center.

Nevada Solar Power Business Struggles To Keep The Lights On

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Since Nevada regulators began phasing out incentives, the solar power business has been in turmoil and many workers have been laid off. Now some worry what happened there will spread to other states.

Wounded Warrior Project Fires Top Executives Over Lavish Spending

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

The Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit veterans organization, has fired two top executives. The shakeup follows accusations that the executives improperly spent money, and dedicated resources to expensive staff meetings. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Philipps, a New York Times reporter who investigated the organization.

Millions Of Voters Are Sending A Message: Our Economic Framework Is Rotten

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:44am

The Washington consensus on economic policy hasn't changed for decades: Economists and most political leaders say growth is tied to trade, immigration and technology. But now many workers disagree.

Split Views On Health Overhaul In Ohio

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:03am

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that people in the politically important state of Ohio are divided over Obamacare.

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