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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Mercury Marine union members voted down wage and benefit concessions over the weekend.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:19
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Analysts say recession is coming to an end, while warning that unemployment will be an issue for months to come.

Bought by Topics Education and WAMC


  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:45
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Wisconsin's biotechnology industry is steadily growing while other industries have seen layoffs during the recession.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 04:12
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Wisconsin Company says that while the attention is on electronic medical records right now, billing systems also need to be upgraded.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:45
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People who have lost jobs during this recession are heading back into the classroom pursuing careers in health care.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 04:22
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As home foreclosures rise, so do the number of people trying to take advantage of those in a bad situation. More and more, scams are popping up acr...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 2
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Wilmington, Ohio, has officially became a "Green Enterprise Zone". It adopted the plan in response to DHL moving its operations and taking more tha...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 02:23
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The home foreclosure rate in Ohio's Miami Valley continues to rise. And it's likely to get worse. We know the mortgage crisis is affecting those wh...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 07:01
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Mercury Marine is moving ahead with plans to relocate 850 manufacturing jobs from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Stillwater, Oklahoma.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2009
  • Length: 03:19
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General Motors is being allowed to drop its contract with a domestic mining company

  • Added: Aug 27, 2009
  • Length: 01:27