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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Some Wisconsin lawmakers are hoping to pass legislation that would cap the interest rate so-called predatory lenders charge.

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2009
  • Length: 04:21
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Kauai's economy, like the other neighbor islands, is less diversified than urban Oahu. And since no one's taking luxury vacations, times are tough.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2009
  • Length: 04:01
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Kauai's tourism-based economy has been hit hard by the global downturn. And the growing number of unemployed are seeking out help for food.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2009
  • Length: 04:05
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America's first open ocean fish farms started in Hawaii. But ten years on, a fringe Native Hawaiian group is protesting expansion plans.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2009
  • Length: 04:44
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Facing drastic cuts, UH is talking retrenchment. Known as the "R" word in academic circles, it simply means laying off tenured professors.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:37
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Hawaii is considering furloughs for state workers. But the contentious negotiations with public worker unions is already hurting the economy.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:32
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At the UH professors contending with the highest home prices in the nation may benefit from a new mortgage assistance program.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:33
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The tough economy is forcing Colleges and Universities in the Miami Valley to make some dramatic changes this academic year. Many have lost funding...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
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Communities are coming together in Dayton to show there's still some life in economically depressed areas. For the past year, Dayton, Cleveland, Yo...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:15
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Down economy is having a negative impact on summer travel across Wisconsin.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 04:06