Understanding Global Trade At A Local Level, Phone Data Captured While People Are At Church, New Student Loan Debt Numbers

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President Donald Trump, center, sits between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto as they sign a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The USMCA, as Trump refers to it, must still be approved by lawmakers in all three countries. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Global trade agreements can seem abstract, but we discuss how daily use products can help us understand the markets better. Then we learn why a conservative group is apprehending churchgoers’ data from cell phones while they worship. And we look at a new report on student loan debt in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Understanding Global Trade Through Everyday Products

    We’re joined by the former head of the US Export-Import bank to break down the complicated nature of global trade. He talks about the backlash to trade agreements like NAFTA and shares how a few everyday products can help us understand global markets.

  • Conservative Political Group Using Phone Data To Identify Churchgoers

    A conservative political group is using cell phone location data to identify Wisconsinites who frequently attend church. A religion reporter talks about how they’re using the information, and the concerns some people are raising.

  • Tracking The Challenge Of Student Loan Debt In Wisconsin

    We speak to the co-author of a new report on the impacts of rising student loan debt in Wisconsin, and see how it compares to the rest of the country.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Fred Hochberg Guest
  • Heidi Schlumpf Guest
  • Steve Deller Guest

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