trade http://kalw.org en Contemplating the local impact from America’s next supersized trade deal http://kalw.org/post/contemplating-local-impact-america-s-next-supersized-trade-deal <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trade representatives from twelve countries have been discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership for four years. They’re discussing removing tariffs, protecting the environment, and stopping the piracy of copyrighted &nbsp;material - all in the name of freer international trade.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:22:21 +0000 Mary Rees 40592 at http://kalw.org Contemplating the local impact from America’s next supersized trade deal Cap and Trade board game explains California's greenhouse gas reduction plan http://kalw.org/post/cap-and-trade-board-game-explains-californias-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">California’s cap and trade program creates a market place to buy and sell the rights to pollute. The system sounds simple, but there are some complex rules that must be followed. <a href="http://sfpublicpress.org/"><em>San Francisco Public Press</em></a> have taken it upon themselves to break it all down and simplify what cap and trade means and how it really works. And what better way to simplify a complex system than turn it into a board game? Public Press executive director Michael </span>Stoll<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;and reporter and illustrator Anna </span>Vignet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">joined KALW's Hana Baba to teach her the rules of the California Cap and Trade game.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 02:32:42 +0000 Hana Baba 31001 at http://kalw.org Cap and Trade board game explains California's greenhouse gas reduction plan Food fight in Florida over the Tomato Wars http://kalw.org/post/food-fight-florida-over-tomato-wars <p></p><p>Florida and Mexico growers are feuding over tomato prices. It’s the same argument heard nearly 20 years ago when NAFTA was first signed, when American farmers feared cheaper Mexican crops would flood the market here and put them out of business.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:46:30 +0000 Michel Marizco 18453 at http://kalw.org Food fight in Florida over the Tomato Wars