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A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 7:58am

Decades ago, Garden City, Kan., embraced the meat industry, and immigrants flocked there for jobs. The city worked hard to absorb newcomers, but now its economy and diverse community are in jeopardy.

(Image credit: Frank Morris/KCUR)

NPR Launches New Tool To Monitor President Trump's Ethical Promises
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 5:38pm

Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax talks about NPR's newly-launched Trump Ethics Monitor, a tool that helps track conflicts of interest between President Trump's businesses and the White House.

As California's Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps In
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Tom Willey has farmed for decades in California

The pioneers of organic farming are starting to retire. While some are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.

(Image credit: Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio)

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