Unilever Pledges To Reduce Plastic Use; Preparing For A Recession
Unilever, the world's third-largest consumer packaged goods company, is pledging to cut in half its use of non-recyclable plastics by 2025. We talk with the man behind the bold pledge, Unilever's chief of research and development, Richard Slater. Also, CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins us to discuss what you should do with your money if you're spooked about the economy. And, former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp takes a look at the impeachment inquiry from her perch in North Dakota.
Are We Headed For A Tech Bubble Burst?; Obamacare Isn't Dead, Yet
It has been a rocky time for high profile tech startups trying to go public. Many have seen their initial valuations drop. That has lead to comparisons to the tech bubble burst of 2000. But Derek Thompson says what's happening now is actually the opposite of what happened then. Also, as the U.S. awaits a federal court ruling on whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, opponents of the legislation have mostly stopped calling for a complete overhaul. Reporter Julie Rovner tells us how the Trump administration has weakened, ...
Oct. 18, 2019: Nicotine In E-Cigarettes; Venezuela Update
Juul announced it will stop selling its fruity flavored e-cigarettes, but high nicotine levels are also why they are so addictive. Dr. Anne Melzer joins us to discuss what doctors are saying about a proposed cap on nicotine in e-cigarettes. And, nine months after political turmoil began in Venezuela, crippling U.S. sanctions have been impacting the lives of people in the country. Host Tonya Mosley talks with journalist Emiliana Duarte who is on the ground there.
Oct. 18, 2019: Tax On Menstrual Products; 'The Cave' Syria Documentary
On average, people who menstruate spend an estimated $150 million dollars a year just on the sales tax for pads and tampons. We talk with an activist about the legal fight to end the so-called tampon tax and the nation's first-ever Period Day. Plus, National Geographic will release a documentary on Friday called "The Cave" about an underground hospital in a suburb of Damascus that was bombed by the Syrian government. Host Peter O'Dowd talks to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Feras Fayyad about his documentary.
Oct. 17, 2019: 'Looking For Alaska' On Hulu; Decommissioning Chemical Weapons
John Green's young adult novel "Looking for Alaska" is now a limited TV series on Hulu. Host Robin Young speaks with Green and Josh Schwartz, the show's co-executive producer and showrunner. Also, hundreds of thousands of chemical weapons at an Army depot in Colorado must be destroyed under an international treaty, but environmental concerns have delayed that until now. Michael de Yoanna with member station KUNC has the story.