NPR Economic Training Project

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The NPR Economic Training Project assists station-based public radio producers improve and refine their coverage of the economic and business issues.

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As the national economy sputters, state and local governments have put the squeeze on spending. One of the first areas to feel budget cutbacks is parks and recreation.


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Caption: A tour guide at Carnton Plantation explains the home's role in the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Credit: Blake Farmer
Economy Pressures Some Non-Profits to Merge

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2009
  • Length: 05:13
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Charlotte-area small business Tyler 2 Construction is putting laid-off workers on "attached unemployment" and still paying their health insurance b...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:24
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Caption: Two Titans fans walk by a vendor table in Nashville on the way to LP Field., Credit: Blake Farmer
The Tennessee Titans have fallen from having the NFL's best regular season record to one of the worst. The economic impact is already being felt in...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2009
  • Length: 03:38
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Caption: Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Offices on the Missouri River, South Dakota
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota has bought a Wall Street firm that manages 1.4 billion dollars in assets.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2009
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: Wind turbines power Howard, SD
The small town of Howard, South Dakota stands to benefit from green energy bill being considered in congress. But not everyone in town is backing t...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2009
  • Length: 04:31
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As downtown economies sag nationwide, investment in Salt Lake City’s central business district is expected to top $5 billion dollars by 2012. That...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2009
  • Length: 04:00
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As the national economy sputters, state and local governments have put the squeeze on spending. One of the first areas to feel budget cutbacks is p...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 06:03
Caption: Brian Iverson examines a witness as part of Bass Berry & Sims litigation training.
One law firm in Nashville is training its younger, less expensive attorneys to take on trial work as clients look for ways to cut costs.

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2009
  • Length: 04:07
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Duke Energy is now renting business rooftops to set up a distributed solar network. The project has timely benefits for several North Carolina bus...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2009
  • Length: 02:35
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Alumni of Antioch are being asked to carry the torch to reopen the College.

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2009
  • Length: 03:44
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