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02:24 min | 8 months ago

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"What we heard from. So many of you is that in big and small ways. The changes that we've gone through at work have been emotional so we decided to talk to someone about why that is. I must step parental. I'm a psychotherapist. And I'm also the host of the podcast. Where should we begin? And how his work as a psychotherapist and author stare has been the last three decades focused on relationships and recently through her podcast house work. She's focusing on one of our most important relationships. The one we have with our jobs today worked for many people. Certainly between Twenties and thirties becomes the central place where people find meaning connection belonging identity self development growth. I mean an enormous amount of things that are beyond just making sure that you can pay your rent and support yourself. Stir stare says that because so many of us are emotionally invested in our work. An unexpected change can have a big impact in the changes from this pandemic. The happened fast. These things don't just switch overnight. You know we did it overnight. But that doesn't mean that we adapt overnight that overnight change has looked different for different people. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Others are risking their health. Every time they step into their workplace and while the country is starting to reopen. A lot of people will be stuck working from home for a long time. When you work from home you have at least a hope that there is greater physical safety and then the questions are more about. How do you stay connected to your team? How do you structure Your Life? How do you find a sense of routine? People are not just simply working from home but they are working with home at the same time they have to parent and partner and be a colleague and be a performer and be a learner and teacher. Etcetera Etcetera. That all the roles have melded together in one place and it's a wash today on the show a story about the unexpected emotions that come with working from home and the anxiety. He's of opening backup. Welcome to the Journal our show about money business and power. I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Tuesday may twenty six.

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02:29 min | 11 months ago

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"Over the past couple of months explosive allegations of cheating have rocked professional baseball. And they involve one of the League's hottest teams. The Houston Astros the League alleges that the Astros broke the rules on their way to winning a world series in twenty seventeen. We are in the middle of the biggest scandal. Baseball has had in a very very long time going back to the one thousand nine hundred nineteen black socks when players allegedly gambled on games and through the world series. This is about as bad as baseball as seen probably in a central Jerry. Diamond covers baseball. And he's been in Florida reporting on the start of spring training where players around the League have made their anger at the astros clear. It has been a daily barrage of players really using the kind of rhetoric. You never hear baseball players use against other players against the Commissioner Baseball. The amount of anger. It's way more than I even expected in many ways. I think it's unprecedented. I know personally. I lost respect for those guys. Everyone in the show in the Big Leagues Lost. Respect for those guys. What a disgrace that was this is people's livelihoods to they're messing with new cheated. You didn't feel like every single guy over there needs to beating. It's a scandal so big did it. Strikes at the core of professional sports professional sports only work when we as consumers believe. Except that what we're watching is fair that it's genuine that it sort of on the up and up when that gets called into question the entire industry sort of crumbles because without those rules baseball really is the bunch of guys in pajamas running around in the dirt today on the show how the Astros cheating scandal has upended Major League Baseball. And what it says about the future of America's pastime. Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money. Business and power. I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm caitlyn bought. It's Monday February. Twenty Four.

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01:54 min | 1 year ago

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"Last year the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman held a lavish event called Red Seaweed. Somewhere around sixty mega yachts rented by the government or people close to the government to bring around some of the world's wealthiest people and show them. What a wonderful destination Western. Saudi Arabia's is one of the people who got his own mega yacht was Yasser. Al Remind the head of the Saudi government Sovereign Wealth Fund. He was hosting two of the world's richest men on the yacht. People who the Saudi government does business with one of them is McCain Bonnie. Who is one of the richest men in Asia? Another man there was Masayoshi. Son Have Softbank and on the hot when those two men were there. Carlotta Bello Carla Develo. A thirty five year old American with almost no formal business training and who previously was a producer for the Kardashians had see the table with 'em Bonnie and son and it wasn't entirely clear any of the people they are what her role was isn't an official part of the Saudi Fund. But she's become a high profile figure in Saudi Arabia's investment scene appearing at events with people at the highest levels of power and helping negotiate deals with hundreds of millions of dollars and her proximity to find seems to be in contrast with the Saudi stated goals raising questions about how the Saudi Fund operates today on the show. The surprising story of Karla Dibello an American with access to the highest echelons of the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund. Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business empower. I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Tuesday February eighteenth.

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01:38 min | 1 year ago

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"To our barrier. Marathon is sort of athletic white whale. Right it's this. Mark that a lot of people have thought was impossible to break and that's one reason why some people wanted to try to chase it down and break it barrier once. He finished the marathon in one hour. Fifty nine minutes forty seconds so even at a little time to spare centers. How did Eliot Keep Shoghi break? What seemed like an impossible barrier in running he was an accomplished Olympian. He'd been training for months. He had a team of Pacers but what many people thought was a key to his success was something. He was wearing his shoes. Kip trophy is wearing these. Very distinctive. Think sold white Nike shoes Once he broke that barrier. I think a Lotta people said this is confirmation that hey these shoes are making a difference. What was great for? Nike was very disruptive to the rest of the world of running today on this show the Nike shoes. That's changed running and the battle. It set off over the future of this sport. Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money. Business and power. I'm Kayla I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Thursday February thirteenth..

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07:45 min | 1 year ago

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"In the world of startups investors usually pick one company in the sector and I hope that company becomes the winner but Softbank which runs the world's biggest tech investing fund is doing things differently. In Latin America. Softbank Off Bank has given twenty billion dollars to three companies buber Robbie indeedy shooting or deedee for short three companies. We all do similar Things ride hailing and food delivery and with all that money. Something unusual has happened. Instead of funding a winner. Softbank off bank has funded a price war with these three companies using soft bank's billions to steal each other's business. It's a clash that could results in no winners today on the show. How Softbank wound up funding three bitter rivals in one market and whether this unorthodox strategy prodigy can still pay off welcome to the journal our show about money business empower? I'm Kate Limbaugh Finebaum and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Wednesday February fifth one of the biggest investments that softened. His made isn't Uber. In total put almost eight billion dollars into the company and before this price war in Latin America Ayubur had this region pretty much itself and it was a region with a lot of potential. Latin America is really a sort of untapped frontier for venture capital capital for Tech Robbie Whelan covers Mexico. It's got much. Higher percentage of people's gross income is spent on transportation and food and dining Out Than in other regions of the world including Asia and in Latin America Uber quickly became dominant. It essentially controlled entire markets in places like Mexico the city and its business was growing fast in two thousand seventeen. The company's revenue in the region grew two hundred fifteen percent. Latin America was the Golden Golden Child of the entire company. Place where you could go in there was much competition not as how to regulation and you could really set the prices in the market. You can make a lot of money but uber wouldn't have the place itself for long soon got company from DVD. A ride hailing service that had been growing rapidly in Asia Pity for a long time. We thought of as more kind of a parochial company. They were china-based. They were Asia based but they had long been known to be harboring global expansion ambitions additions and in two thousand Seventeen d got the boost. It needed to go global. DD was on the cusp of trying to figure out how and where to expand and at the end of two thousand seventeen when they received this big cash infusion from Softbank they got four billion dollars in a single round led by Softbank. Dd used some of this money to expand to Latin America. It's first stop was Brazil but then within a few months de Expand Mexico and they I come to the city of deluca which is about a now and a half drive from Mexico City it's a regional capital and a very quickly took market. Share away from Uber. In the ride. Hailing business there so this was a surprise. Tuber so uber sitting there in San Francisco and saying our biggest funder are our biggest investor. Softbank just gave a bunch of money to accompany that was in China but then the first thing this company does is goes and hits us right in our backyard. Right from the get-go Deedee deedee was a dangerous competitor Uber and it was spending soft bank's money aggressively. One major strategy was to go after Uber's customers by offering discounts discounts. Just speaking as a consumer myself. I actually tried to download the APP right when I first started seeing billboards for dd around town just to see what it was. I get messages every day on my cell phone offering me some kind of discount. You see these price discounts and you see sort of assorted incentives that they're setting you all the time on top of going after Uber's customers with discounts. DD also spent big trying to lure away Uber's drivers they would offer drivers drivers these bonuses introducting hundreds of dollars a week doubling or tripling the salaries of drivers. You know if you make a certain number of rides in four hours and the first four hours of the day one hundred dollars or they weren't exactly that but they were along those lines and some of the drivers I spoke to. They talked about these bonuses if they were video games they said you know. This is actually Kinda fun for me. I every day I got to compete and it's just fun. I actually had my salary with some really significant money deedee. He was using soft bank's cash to Hammer Uber and at first Uber didn't know what to make of this aggressive new competitor. So people even within uber they took a little wild to really react to. DD their calculation. Was We're the big dog here. We control the vast majority of this market so they sat back in the analyze. The situation. What Uber realized realized was that it wasn't in a position to easily counter? DVD's attack the company was headed toward an IPO and under pressure to show investors that it was able to turn a profit. Also Uber was so big. In places like Mexico City that matching discounts would have been really really expensive and I think they're calculation was since we control eighty five ninety percent of the market. It would simply be too expensive to be offering the same or comparable incentives to our drivers nor to get get them to stay with Uber. Knock over to DVD so they decided against that so for a while. There was real exodus of drivers from Uber. Di Eventually the exodus got so bad that realized it had to do something it responded to. DD strategy of poaching drivers by throwing money at writers Uber Responds by targeting getting the customers who are sort of the big users of Uber and saying look this time during rush hour renovate lower surge pricing for you and really trying to keep the diehard hard uber loyalists from switching over becoming regular customers of deedee and while these incentives might have been nice for loyal customers wasn't anywhere near the scale of what he he was doing and it also wasn't clear that Uber's incentives were really working before long deedee had a big share of the Latin American market the company now estimates it controls about thirty percent of the market in Brazil and Mexico which is really kind of crazy when you think about it given. They've only been here for a year and a half so in less than two years uber went from dominating the region to facing a growing threat from. DD another one of soft bank's companies. The whole situation left executives at Uber scratching scratching their heads. We've talked to folks from Uber. Who who know what was going on inside Uber at the time of these investments who really did seem surprise? Who seemed baffled that this is how Softbank was choosing to make big investments after having invested in Uber and there was sort of a confusion you know why would they invest in this huge competitor of ars who's just going to turn around and come to Latin America and ruin are sort of golden goose market that we have down there? Why would they do that? And what was known at this point about what Softbank was thinking at all this. Yeah we don't know for sure how much Softbank knew about DVD's specific plans but from the outside. It's a very awkward situation. You know we've got two very large investments by Softbank that are now in direct competition with each other when they weren't before but soft off banks next move make it clear that funding multiple rivals in the same market was no accident. That's after the break..

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07:18 min | 1 year ago

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"Democrats relationship with facebook hits its lowest point and why that's leading to fears that Democrats could miss their opportunity in twenty twenty tweeting. Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money and power. I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm Caitlyn Baen. It's Monday Monday February third. There's one candidate for president in particular. Dr Who Exemplifies Democrats fraught relationship with facebook Elizabeth. Warren has criticized facebook at a number of different turns deepest. The Best Sita Rama uncovers tech. You know she thinks the company should be broken up. She thinks that it's not a responsible steward of our democracy. She's criticized has mark Zuckerberg very personal terms. It's clear to me what we need is a president to enforce the antitrust laws. Suck alert you even on her website. If you donate your ass to certify that you're not a an executive -secutive at a big tech company she has said she doesn't want money from facebook executives and she would return that money. How much has she spent on facebook over six million since since the beginning of January two thousand nineteen there you go? That's sort of embodies that tension right where she is one of the most vocal critics on the on the campaign trail against facebook but she spends millions of dollars on facebook because it is such an effective way to reach people. It's not just Warren who has to navigate this tension Bernie Bernie Sanders also has spent millions on the platform and it goes even wider DEEPA and her colleagues spoke to more than a dozen democratic political operatives campaign campaign officials and progressive leaders. Who all say the relationship between Democrats and facebook is at an all time low? Ultimately Democrats will have to make a decision position as to whether they're antipathy for facebook outweighs their desire to win in two thousand twenty but this antipathy between Democrats and the world's biggest biggest social media platform is relatively new going back to the two thousand eight election. Democrats had a pretty close relationship with facebook. FACEBOOK employees went to go worked for Obama campaign. For Obama. Obama used facebook to great effect in two thousand eight and two thousand twelve and at the time that was hailed as this big innovative thing you know that he was able to use a tool to reach young people to reach young voters. Senate was seen as new and exciting and interesting. It wasn't just Democrats. Were excited by how Obama had used facebook. FACEBOOK was excited to the company. Wanted to deepen its connection with political campaigns pains to make Facebook v place where politics happened in America and so when two thousand sixteen is coming around. The company is very keen to get involved in in politics. They WANNA be helping campaigns. They see it as good for their brand and so one of the most controversial initiatives was offering to embed facebook facebook employees in both campaigns. facebook offered the trump and Clinton campaigns and employees someone who worked inside the campaign and be a resource for how to use use facebook more effectively. Our understanding is that the trump campaign about an embed and the Clinton campaign was offered something similar and they rejected the idea. They took some facebook help but not a facebook staffer who was in the room all the time trying to promote facebook products. Why did Clinton's campaign reject and embed? They felt like they had it. They had a lot of people a lot of smart people working on this they. I thought they had a good media strategy. They felt like they didn't need a facebook staffer in the room constantly. PUSHING THEM ADS and selling products tax. You know they thought they had a good sound strategy. That's based on what we and others have reported about the mentality of the campaign. Trump campaign has it's been described to us was very different it was strapped for resources. It needed all the help it got so it invited the facebook employees to kind of help with strategy. They were really used. What do you mean by used? Like how were they used. What role did this facebook embed play in the trump campaign you know we profiled the facebook employees a guy named James Barnes and what James told me? It was pretty interesting. He said he came in there and they ask them a lot of questions. Like what's possible. How would you try to reach this audience? Or what's a good strategy for getting this message out there and what James Advise them to to do what he helped them do was target and do repetition and so they would do tens of thousands of versions of different ads. You know sort of the same ad. Same name core message but different things like different colored button or different size font in the picture. Different pictures all together and then you put them out there. See what what works best on facebook and then double down. What does this strategy worked? According to the facebook embiid every dollar that the trump campaign spent on facebook ads attracted a two to three dollars in contributions. Even facebook was impressed after the election. The company's studied what the trump campaign and done to figure out how it had worked worked. So well it's sort of ironic that the Democrats had the close historical relationship with facebook and then didn't use them in two thousand sixteen eighteen and trump did to great effect so it seems like the Democrats really missed an opportunity. That's a feeling both you know inside the party you know from people I talk to. There's a feeling that that was part of the problem and I think you know a lot of facebook employees employees. Think the same thing. There's a lot of. Why did Hillary? Why didn't she use our platform? The way that trump did you know she would've won. Democrats had to admit they had fumbled on facebook in two thousand sixteen and an obvious solution. Moving forward would be to embrace the platform but that would prove to to be complicated so after the two thousand sixteen election. Can you sum up the last four years of the Democrats relationship with facebook fraught is that yeah like one word. It's fraught it's it's interesting because you kind of have to think about facebook us. Two different print entities. You gotTA think about facebook. The platform the advertising giant that can send adds to millions of people in a couple of seconds which is a vital L. Artery for reaching voters in twenty twenty. But then there's the other part of facebook which is the company and the executives who run run it and since the two thousand Sixteen Election Democrats have found a lot of reasons to be angry at facebook the company you know. I think the two thousand sixteen election happened then. Suddenly at their a lot of Democrats who started to think. Hey Hang on did facebook do this is this is facebook actually a good thing for democracy..

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01:31 min | 1 year ago

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"The impeachment process up to this point has played out mostly in the House of Representatives according to House Democrats rules. The White House has refused to participate. But this week that all changes here you hear you hear e. All persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment while the Senate of the United States is sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives Against Donald John Trump president of the United States. The Senate's impeachment. Trial begins in earnest. Best this week house. Democrats will make the case. That trump should be removed from office they allege the president abused his power in seeking an investigation into into his political rival Joe Biden and that he obstructed the House investigation but senators will also here trump's defense for the first time with at the opening of the Senate impeachment trial trump's lawyers will take center stage they'll have the opportunity to defend trump his conduct and his presidency to the Senate in it and to the American people today on the show trump's defense and the lawyers he's chosen to make his case and welcome to the journal our show about money business and power. I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm caitlyn bought. It's Tuesday January.

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01:47 min | 1 year ago

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"Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us on Monday. US Attorney General. William Bar held a press conference to share the results of an investigation into a Saudi gunman's attack in Florida last month Mohammed Sayyed Al Sham. Ronnie on a entered a building on grounds of the Pensacola Naval Air Station and killed three. US sailors and severely wounded eight. Other Americans bar called the attack inactive terror but he also did something else the attorney general point a finger at the company he said stood in the way a of the FBI investigation apple. We have asked apple for their help. In unlocking the shooter's phones so far apple has not given any substantive assistance this shooters to iphones potentially some of the most valuable evidence the F. B. I. has remain locked we call on apple and other technology companies to help us find a solution so that we can better protect the lives of the American people and prevent future tax but there was something curious about bars announcement. The Attorney General was saying the government couldn't get into this terrace iphone but law on forcement has been able to get into iphones for years today on the show the standoff between the US government and Apple. Paul and why. The IPHONE is at the center of debates over privacy and national security. Welcome to the Journal. Our show Joe about money and power. I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm Caitlyn. Balk is Thursday January sixteenth..

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01:47 min | 1 year ago

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"Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us on Monday. US Attorney General. William Bar held a press conference to share the results of an investigation into a Saudi gunman's attack in Florida last month Mohammed Sayyed Al Sham. Ronnie on a entered a building on grounds of the Pensacola Naval Air Station and killed three. US sailors and severely wounded eight. Other Americans bar called the attack inactive terror but he also did something else the attorney general point a finger at the company he said stood in the way a of the FBI investigation apple. We have asked apple for their help. In unlocking the shooter's phones so far apple has not given any substantive assistance this shooters to iphones potentially some of the most valuable evidence the F. B. I. has remain locked we call on apple and other technology companies to help us find a solution so that we can better protect the lives of the American people and prevent future tax but there was something curious about bars announcement. The Attorney General was saying the government couldn't get into this terrace iphone but law on forcement has been able to get into iphones for years today on the show the standoff between the US government and Apple. Paul and why. The IPHONE is at the center of debates over privacy and national security. Welcome to the Journal. Our show Joe about money and power. I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm Caitlyn. Balk is Thursday January sixteenth..

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01:47 min | 1 year ago

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"Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us on Monday. US Attorney General. William Bar held a press conference to share the results of an investigation into a Saudi gunman's attack in Florida last month Mohammed Sayyed Al Sham. Ronnie on a entered a building on grounds of the Pensacola Naval Air Station and killed three. US sailors and severely wounded eight. Other Americans bar called the attack inactive terror but he also did something else the attorney general point a finger at the company he said stood in the way a of the FBI investigation apple. We have asked apple for their help. In unlocking the shooter's phones so far apple has not given any substantive assistance this shooters to iphones potentially some of the most valuable evidence the F. B. I. has remain locked we call on apple and other technology companies to help us find a solution so that we can better protect the lives of the American people and prevent future tax but there was something curious about bars announcement. The Attorney General was saying the government couldn't get into this terrace iphone but law on forcement has been able to get into iphones for years today on the show the standoff between the US government and Apple. Paul and why. The IPHONE is at the center of debates over privacy and national security. Welcome to the Journal. Our show Joe about money and power. I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm Caitlyn. Balk is Thursday January sixteenth..

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10:20 min | 1 year ago

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"Doc last Halloween at a house in Arinda California outside of San Francisco so there was a mass shooting. The House has been rented out on the home sharing service AIRBNB and the people who rented it threw a big party right right away that evening things started kind of going wrong. There is an incident with like one of the party goers hours running into a neighbor's car it was just loud and crazy and the neighbors were getting really concerned. That's tech reporter Kirsten Grind and and then all of a sudden the neighbor started hearing gunshots. These gone man just came into this party and started shooting and at the end of that five people had died. It was a terrible tragedy was very clear from today's news conference. That party. That large should have never taken place at that house. According to that after the shooting it came out that there had been prior complaints about the property. Police said even warned the owners not to allow guests to have parties there. The incident raised questions about whether airbnb share some responsibility for crime committed on properties people rent through its site in less than a week after the shooting airbnb CEO. Brian Cherokee said publicly that the company had to quote take more responsibility for the stuff on our platform today on the show how Airbnb wrestles with crime and whether or not it's working Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business and power. I'm Caitlyn bought and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Wednesday January fifteenth When AIRBNB CEO Brian Chelsea's said after the shooting that AIRBNB would start taking more responsibility for the stuff on its platform? He listed a few different things that the company was going to do. One of them sort of the biggest I would say is that. They said they were going to make sure that all of their millions of listings were verified for quality and accuracy and they also said they would put up a hotline for neighbors to call. If there's an issue previously you know if you had an issue with Airbnb you would be like transacting on the platform like as a host or a guest so this would allow kind of like neighbors like those in Arinda get someone at the company. There is an issue. These new safety measures are a big deal for AIRBNB and come in an important time in the company's evolution AIRBNB is expected to go public this year. Meaning it's about to face a lot more scrutiny. From investors about everything from safety to its profit margins airbnb is at the moment one of our largest so called UNICORNS the UNICORNS out here. In the bay area. It's been privately funded its entire existence and it's valued at about thirty one billion dollars. It's expected in twenty twenty this year to go public and it's one of the most hotly anticipated. IPO's at least in the tech space this year. How big of a platform is it? It has about seven million listings every night. There's an average of about two million traps on AIRBNB. So it's the largest home sharing platform in the US and it's big also internationally way to put that in perspective Marriott which is the world's largest hotel operator has about one point three million guest rooms around the world according to one estimate that means AIRBNB has about five times as many places on a platform as big as AIRBNB. At least some crime is bound to happen and over the years. All kinds of incidents have been reported everything from minor crime like theft morning San Francisco police releasing this new video of an AIRBNB. Renter allegedly ripping off the owner total heist over thirty five thousand dollars mostly in jewelry. According to police there have also been reports. Parts of violent crimes like sexual assaults and shootings. But there's not much information out there about how big a problem crime is airbnb. Or what kinds of crimes are being reported. Most often AIRBNB doesn't release any kind of statistics broadly again. They're a private company so oh they've released a figure out. Basically said point zero five percent of all trips in the year ending July thirty first. I had some sort of safety related incident but without any kind of detail or without an aggregate figure zero point zero five percent might sound small. But it's a small percentage of a big number remember. There's an average of two million people booked into airbnb Abi listings per night. What do you make of those numbers? So the statistics might be small for the total number of stays that AIRBNB. She has around the world but for example Uber just came out with its first kind of transparency report on problems on its platform and sad at there were almost six thousand reports of sexual assault involving drivers and the US and twenty seventeen in two thousand eighteen and even even though those were statistically low. That's still a large number way larger than anyone would want right so the same for Airbnb like statistically even though that's a small amount I don't think anyone wants to see any amount crime obviously happens vins also in hotels. So is there something about airbnb though that makes it different absolutely like booking a hotel room at the Marriott you you expect this sort of certain level of protection I would say but with an AIRBNB. It's it's just kind of unclear. We're still what you're supposed to expect and even get from them. It's like basically questioning. What is the role of the middle man here right even as a middleman AIRBNB does get involved with safety? It has a dedicated team called the trust team which sets policy in handles any kind of issues that come up. Their job is to deal with problems once they happen but then also to predict where problems might take place and so this is a really important team at any company but especially at a company like airbnb over the years. This team has grown from just a few people bowl to three hundred employees but there can sometimes be friction between this team and other parts of the company including the parts most focused on growth. So one of these issues was in twenty seventeen some of these employees and the trust and safety team really felt that AIRBNB would do better on safety issues and help weed out bad actors on the platform if they required all users guests and hosts to produce a government. I D for example in the. US like a driver's license. It might help verify identities but it would also be he likes deterrent. Like if you're getting on AIRBNB for some kind of nefarious reason if Airbnb then ask for an ID that might just give you pause and this moment airbnb had really face some high profile incidents like prostitution on the platform there were some cases of hosts. You know watching guests using hidden video cameras. There were stories of death so while of course they didn't think this was is going to rule out all crime. They really thought that this would help. At least deter some bad actors so they brought it up with senior execs Atas but they were rejected in. We don't know exactly how but that. Brian Chest Ski airbnb see was aware of it. That's according to people familiar with the matter and one of the reasons was because there had been a study and the study had shown that some users stirs would stop signing up if they were asked for so it could hurt their growth prospects even users who may not have any criminal record occurred or any reason to hide. They just might not use the platform if they had to go through the additional step of showing their I d that's right like an additional hassle These were the sorts so debates. Where sometimes you know the trust and safety team lost out AIRBNB? Say about its decision decision not to use the ideas. Well AIRBNB has told us that. It's because they have a superior verification system they use according to them a bunch of other signals to make sure you are who you say you are like your social media profiles or your phone number or other factors like that so airbnb says that those signals are actually better confirming someone's identity than government issued shoe driver's license. Yes they also said to us that when they looked at this they told us that will some people in developing countries don't have an ID so that would be discriminatory towards them. AIRBNB may not require government issued photo I. D.'s from everyone but it does do background checks on all its users. Globally it checks all hosts and guests against terrorist and sanctions watch lists and in the US. It also checks sex sex offender registration and felony conviction lists but AIRBNB is back check is limited and sometimes even people with red flags slip through the cracks cracks..

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01:54 min | 1 year ago

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"Today in Congress Speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. The House began of debate on two charges to impeach president it Donald Trump obstruction of congress and abuse of power. The arguments veered from. This is the most unfair politically biased rigged process process that I have seen in my entire life to he has shown us he will continue to put his selfish interest above the good of the country. We must act without delay. Trump denies the charges but the vote is scheduled for tonight in all signs show. The Democrats have enough support in their party to impeach the president. It's a historic moment. There will always say next name in the history books that he was one of three free presidents in the United States who've been impeached but impeachment doesn't mean removal whether the president is actually removed from office is determined determined by the other chamber of Congress the Senate and since Republicans have a majority in the Senate. This will be the first time they control this impeachment process. There are open questions about what the next phase of the process will look like some aspects are clear but others are still under negotiation and all of them will. We'll be the focus of intense political maneuvering today on the show. What to expect from the Senate as it? Here's the case against President Donald Trump Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business and power. I'm Kate Linebaugh and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Wednesday December eighteen..

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02:15 min | 1 year ago

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"A biochemist Oregon named Arthur Robinson gave a speech about a topic. He's very passionate about. Your urine is a total fingerprint of you. A total fingerprint of your genetic character but it's also a fingerprint of your health. The idea that urine holds the secret to human health health. I'm now in the business of asking people for urine samples and interestingly. I'm finding out that people don't have a very high opinion of Urine Robinson. Says his research on urine isn't outside the scientific mainstream but some of his other views are such as how climate change is unrelated unrelated to C. O.. Two emissions and that low level nuclear radiation is less harmful than most people believe but in the early two thousands Robinson Robinson was able to expand his urine research thanks to the financial backing of a New York based Hedge Fund magnate. That man was Bob. Mercer Mercer by this point was the co CEO of Renaissance Technologies the most successful hedge fund in the world he gave Robinson something like one point. Four four million dollars for freezers to store over ten thousand samples of urine Mercer's investment in Robinson was for for him pretty low stakes but soon mercer became deeply involved in far more consequential projects his millions of dollars in donations and help to change the face of American politics. This is our second episode in two part series about renaissance technologies the battle inside the firm over wealth power in the rise of Donald Trump today on the show. How Bob Mercer supported Conservative and far-right causes with a fortune? He made it renaissance in how his political ideology threatened to tear the hedge fund apart Welcome to the Journal. I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Tuesday November twenty sixth..

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01:31 min | 1 year ago

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"Dollars off your first job post go to Lincoln Dot Com Slash Journal terms and conditions apply the impeachment inquiry in Washington the most time there on the ground this is a really important piece of dirt in the grand scheme of things secretary of Energy Rick Perry Rick Perry's had close partnerships in Ukraine as energy secretary he's worked with gas companies in the region and he's been a top liaison with Ukrainian government because of that relationship he's also gotten caught up in the impeachment inquiry and now Perry has informed the White House that he will resign by the end of the year in an exclusive interview Rick Perry opened up to one our reporters about what he's been doing in Ukraine how it involved president trump and what it has to do with the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani any today on the show Rick Perry tells his side of the Ukraine story welcome to the Journal our show about money business and power I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm Kate Linebaugh it's Friday October eighteenth.

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07:29 min | 1 year ago

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"This episode of the Journal is brought to you by Merrill get personalized investment advice and guidance to help your plans into action what would you like that power to do learn more at Merrill Dot Com Amtrak runs trains all across America and for decades. It's been past few years there have been several deadly crashes on Amtrak routes two years ago Amtrak brought in an outsider to fix these problems his name is Richard Anderson the former CEO of Delta airlines since he took over Anderson has been making a lot of changes and also a lot of enemies today on the show Ken Richard Anderson Make Amtrak relevant to the future of American Transportation welcome to the journal our show about money business and power I'm Caitlyn Bob I'm Ryan Knutson it's Tuesday October Fifteenth so tell me about who Richard Anderson is what's his around most famously he was the CEO of Delta Airlines for nine years he is a tough boss Ted man as a reporter based in Washington DC running delta he was famously and or infamously one of the more hard headed airline CEO's really of his generation how so in taking over Delta he was taking over an airline emerging from bankruptcy he turned them into a very profitable airline and he was really willing to part company with other airline executives at one point Delta quit the airline trade group over a policy disagreement he just sort of a guy who has been seen appears as willing to Zig zagged and a guy who's totally unapologetic about it if he felt it was the right decision and this is exactly why Anders it was called to head up Amtrak what I think a lot of people involved in the railroad would acknowledge was just a kind of organizational dysfunction when they went out to look for a CEO to run this railroad they went looking for someone who was gonNA knock some Ed's together and put a charge through the company and get it looking better so why do you think he decided to take on a job at a challenging operation like Amtrak it's a really good question I think the guy was in the mood for a challenge he's been on the hill a lot since he started Amtrak and usually finds a way to work into his testimony the fact that he doesn't get paid need to run Amtrak he doesn't get paid to run Amtrak doesn't get paid there's GonNa be no ability on the part of workers to say Richard Anderson is eliminating these jobs while he's making X. number of dollars a year that line is not available to people who disagree with this decision there are a lot of people who disagree with some of the things Anderson is doing to change Amtrak one of his fights about how to make train safer there've been several major accidents in recent years in two thousand fifteen an accident in Philadelphia killed eight people and another in two thousand seventeen in Washington state killed three hundreds of people have been injured Anderson thinks these crashes could have been prevented with more automation and train cars pilots increasing I use automation to fly planes in Anderson wants to put similar technology in trains the most shocking thing to anyone who is coming from aviation into railroading is the amount to which safety still relies on one human being in railroads if I'm an engineer and I drive a train from New York to Philadelphia I am required to Eddie and memorize the route what the landmarks are that I'd be passing knowing that if I pass this factory building on the right hand side of the tracks that I am x number of meters away from zone I have to slow down or speed up wow that sounds like it takes an enormous amount of memorization it's total reliance on the human brain a system of rules and we know that the brain will let us down from time to time and you have in the case of an Amtrak train hundreds of souls riding on that so if he wants to do a very aviation style safety approach on the train and in particular wants to bring screens into the locomotive cab so that you would have a sort of a heads up display in a moving map that would show the engineer where he is at all times and that is completely anathema a two railroad tradition why would there be any opposition to this idea well the fear of distraction among engineers themselves the engineers union and the safety regulators has always said no screens whatsoever no way and probably the most serious rule other than you cannot be drunk or on drugs when driving a train is you cannot have your phone on because the chance of distraction is so great so that's a big fight that he's having Anderson faced another fight after he took on an issue that nobody disagrees with trains being on time one of the reasons Anderson says trains are often late is because of hobbyists people who restore old train cars and attach them to the back of Amtrak peak railroad car from the head of the Pennsylvania Railroad and can afford to store it somewhere the way it worked for decades was we could hook that onto the back of an Amtrak Regional in his trying to provide is modern efficient twenty-first-century transportation and importantly profitable but how do you turn around a company.

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11:20 min | 1 year ago

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"Earlier this month New York financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was returning to the U._S. from Paris on his private jet when he was arrested arrested the Indictment Claims Epstein higher tin girls to give him massages at his mansions in Manhattan and Palm Beach allegedly assaulting them in civil lawsuits. Women have said Epstein targeted girls who were particularly vulnerable including ones who needed money and Epstein has a lot of money he owns six homes including an entire island in the Caribbean and a house on another island near his private island and some of his accusers say they were flown around and his private planes but the source of his fortune which F. Seen told the court is more than five hundred million dollars has long been a mystery. No one's quite figured out even thou how how Jeffrey Epstein made his money. There's evidence on how this man amassed this wealth indicate on influential today on the show where did epsteins money come from welcome to the jerk our show about money business and power. I'm Ryan Knutson and I'm Kate Limbaugh. It's Friday July twenty six. Why is it such a mystery how he made his money well?.

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13:40 min | 1 year ago

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"Today on the show one attempt to make a new shoe from start to finish in the United States and what it takes to be made in America <music> welcome to the Journal. I'm Kate Linebaugh and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Friday July twelfth. One all American brand the Red Wing Shoe company has been making shoes in the U._S.. For over a hundred years and the ethos of the company is very much tied to made in America Red Wings been around.

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