This week we will meet artists and entrepreneurs Jan Crumple and Taylor Collins. We will hear about the Dover Chocolate Murders. Scott Duncan will bring us the May garden planner. And naturalist Dave Wilson will have Part II of his series on invasive plants.

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“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe. Ioffe is a journalist, who happens to be Jewish, and who happened to write a profile of Donald Trump’s wide, Melania, for GQ. She has since been barraged with insults and threats, many of them violent, and many of them anti-Semitic.

Harold Wilson’s guest is senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, Bruce Riedel. Wilson discusses Riedel’s new book: JFK’s Forgotten Crisis Tibet, The CIA, and the Sino-Indian WarBruce has served as senior adviser to the last four U.S.

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Iranian artist Atena Farghadani had been languishing in Evin Prison serving a 12-year-sentence for a 2014 cartoon she posted on Facebook that portrayed Iranian lawmakers as humans with the faces of monkeys and goats. 

The cartoon was mocking the members of Iran's parliament, who at the time were calling for bans on women acquiring birth control as a way to increase the population of Iran. But this week Farghadani's sentence was drasticasally reduced and she'll be eligible to be released in a few weeks.

A possible strategy change for the financially strapped United States Postal Service.

The USPS is in some trouble, as you may have heard. Billions in deficits every year more billions in pension liabilities.

The Finnish post office is in the red, too, and has a plan. Posti, as the Finnish postal service is called, will start mowing customers' lawns starting next month.

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It’s Friday, so maybe you’ll head out for a drink tonight and check into your favorite bar, see your favorite bartender. For some in the town of Tequila, Mexico, that means stopping by a beloved watering hole and saying hi to one of the oldest bar owners in the country. 

Tequila is located about an hour outside Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco. Stores line cobblestone streets selling the namesake spirit. It’s pretty touristy (you can ride a vehicle shaped like an oak barrel and drink away).

Joining us to talk about the week's business and economic news are Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and John Carney of the Wall Street Journal. The big topics this week: interest rates, global markets and China's slowing economy.

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Saul Gonzalez

With the exception of maybe the cowboy, is there any job more typically “American” than being a trucker? Now, it’s time to rethink that as the industry increasingly depends on drivers from many parts of the world.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Students at Wesley College in Dover have expressed outrage over two racially charged cartoons that appeared in the student newspaper last week.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that one of the cartoons depicted an African-American woman saying she was getting an abortion. The other depicted a black man telling a gardening tool it looked "like a hoe."

Tiffany Griffin, a Wesley senior, said the anger over the cartoons spread over social media.

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