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December 11, 2021

US Birthrate Falls to Historic Lows, Do Taxes on Sugary Drinks Work & Sinking the Porch Pirates
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US Birthrate Falls to Historic Lows
2020 saw the lowest birthrate of any year in American history, part of a disturbing long-term trend. Alison Gemmill, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains the possible reasons behind the trend and whether she believes it can be reversed.
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Do Taxes on Sugary Drinks Work?
Then, some American cities have levied a tax on sugary drinks, in an effort to raise money and cut obesity. Grant Donnelly, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, outlines his recent study that examined whether price tags that specifically mentioned the tax would change consumers’ buying decisions.
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Sinking the Porch Pirates
A recent survey found that 43% of Americans have had at least one package stolen from their porch. Bree Fowler, Senior Security expert at CNET, joins us for some tips to sink porch pirates during the holiday season.
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