Mon January 27, 2014

Colorado Food Stamp Assistance Has Doubled Since Great Recession

A familiar sight, standing in line at the grocery checkout.
Kai Hendry Flickr - Creative Commons


Wed January 22, 2014

Welcome To The Colorado Gas Station Where You Can Fill Your Tank On Bitcoins

Greeley Cosmic Market Owner Shahzad Sarwar demonstrates a Bitcoin purchase. For him, offering payment via Bitcoin comes from a deeply held philosophical belief.
Grace Hood KUNC

The Bitcoin revolution is steadily marching toward a merchant near you. At the first gas station in the U.S. to accept Bitcoins, Funyuns, energy drinks and a full tank of gas are a brief digital money exchange away.

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Tue January 21, 2014
Code Switch

Poll Focuses On Views From A Wide Array Of Latino Americans

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 10:14 am

Walter Olivares

You've probably heard a lot about "the Latino voter" or the way companies are trying to win over "the Latino consumer."

It's a cliché to point out that Latinos, like every other ethnic group, are not monolithic. But let's say it one more time, anyway: Latinos are not monolithic.

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Fri January 17, 2014


Fri January 17, 2014
Planet Money

The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 2:46 pm

Franklin D. Roosevelt Libarary

In 1895, legislators in New York state decided to improve working conditions in what at the time could be a deadly profession: baking bread.

"Bakeries are actually extremely dangerous places to work," says Eric Rauchway, a historian at the University of California, Davis. "Because flour is such a fine particulate, if it gets to hang in the air it can catch fire and the whole room can go up in a sheet of flame."

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