In 2009, the U.S. auto industry was on the verge of collapse, as consumers stopped buying new vehicles.Government financing saved several manufacturers from shutdown and now, seven years later, a revitalized — albeit leaner — auto industry is on display at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from the floor of the auto show, there’s more on display — and on the horizon — than just new cars and trucks.
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Among the priorities for the province’s new environmental commissioner is making her office matter for Ontarians. Dianne Saxe joins The Agenda to discuss her role, as well as her experience at the climate conference in Paris late last year.
Curtis Ellis, Obamatrade.com/American Jobs Alliance joins Thom. The Transpacific Partnership – or SHAFTA as I like to call it – is only open until this Wednesday – January 13. The TPP is a so-called “free-trade” agreement that has been negotiated behind closed doors with heavy input from giant global corporations to manage trade between 12 countries and the United States. The President is expected to make a strong sales pitch for the agreement during tomorrow’s State of the Union address – and he’s expected to make the case that this trade agreement isn’t just about the United States’ economic interest – it’s about our national security and balancing China’s influence in the Pacific. But the simple fact is – these insane “free trade” agreements – like NAFTA – CAFTA – the WTO and Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China – have never done anything to strengthen America strategically.
Many small organic Ontario farms rely heavily on volunteers and unpaid interns for their labour force. But how does that square with food movements focused on justice and sustainability? Two experts join The Agenda to weigh in.
Thousands of residents of Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya will likely never know a home outside its fences. How common is that experience for the world’s refugees? Ben Rawlence author of “City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Longest Refugee Camp,” discusses being a permanent refugee.
On Wednesday, January 13, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host the Fourth Annual State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Address, or “SoSTEM”, which will feature Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of OSTP, as well as other special guests as they highlight exciting advances in science and innovation.
In Nigeria , about 60 people have been placed under close watch over the outbreak of the contagious Lassa fever in Rivers State. 12 medical personnel that attended to the victims have also been placed under observation. According to a statement by the Lagos Ministry of health Lassa fever is contracted by ingesting food or drinks contaminated by the saliva or urine of infected rats, or even catching and preparing infected rats as food. Official figures as at Friday put the number of deaths resulting from Lassa fever at 40, with the number of of reported cases at 85 within the last six weeks. Lagos is Nigeria’s biggest city, so authorities are urging residents to be vigilant.
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