The only female prime minister Britain has ever had died Monday at age 87. When Margaret Thatcher took office, Great Britain was a county in trouble. Inflation was in double-digits and unemployment was on the rise. The top income tax rate stood at 83 percent and the country was being racked by one labor strike after another.
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
Central banks around the world have created games that explain the sometimes wonky world of international finance and economics. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jason Karaian, of the online magazine Quartz, about this surprisingly crowded genre.
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