Wage suppression, Stories of climate change, Daily step counts

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Flooding on St. Feriole Island
Much of St. Feriole Island, which has a public park and the Villa Louis Historic Site, was underwater on April 24, 2023. Photo courtesy Crawford County Emergency Management Facebook page

We look at how wages have trended over time and ways companies have kept them down. We also hear from an author collecting personal stories of climate change. Plus, busting the myth of getting 10,000 steps per day.

Featured in this Episode

  • How wages get suppressed in the United States

    We talk to an author about his book on low worker bargaining power has left American workers underpaid and overworked since the 1980s.

  • Adding faces and stories to climate change coverage

    We talk with a nature writer about his project visiting climate hotspots and disaster areas around the United States, and how the travels have shaped his perspective on climate change.

  • How many steps do you really need in a day? New research shows it's not 10,000

    Most people don’t need 10,000 steps a day. So where did this number come from? A marketing gimmick. New research finds that the ideal number of steps — which is really just a measure for how much physical activity we need in a day — varies from person to person. An expert explains.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Brendan Ballou Guest
  • Ben Ament Guest
  • Nathan Proctor Guest
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer

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