MONDAY September 17 - A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a high school groundskeeper named Dewayne (Lee) Johnson $289 million, because Monsanto never warned Johnson that the weed-killer Roundup could give him cancer. Carey Gillam wrote the investigative book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science.
TUESDAY September 18 - 2018 – a tough year for Brazil to choose a new President. The economy’s terrible, violent crime is rampant, and man who led all the polls, former President Lula was tossed from the race. Then the new poll leader, right-winger Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed and now confusion reigns. AP Rio de Janeiro Bureau Chief Peter Prengaman sorts out the story.
WEDNESDAY September 19 - On Yom Kippur, we repeat a cause for deep and serious moral consideration, the prevalence of slavery in the seafood industry. Salmon processed by North Korean slaves have wound up in freezers at Wal-Mart, and Aldi Supermarkets. AP Investigative reporter Martha Mendoza led the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for this story.
THURSDAY September 20 - The fastest-growing phenomenon in American retail right now is the Dollar Store, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar General. There are more Dollar General stores than there are McDonalds. Low prices. Low overhead. Low wages for few workers. 2 struggling towns in Kansas decide if they want one. Chris McGreal of The Guardian with the story.