Bad for Business

      WATCH FULL STORY HERE: BAD FOR BUSINESS. November first, for the first time in more than a year and a half, the southern U. S. border reopened to legal "non-essential" travelers coming in from Mexico on foot or by car. The longstanding ban on tourists for so long has cost U. S. border businesses dearly. That’s the topic of today's cover story, which we first aired last month, just after the Biden administration announced it would finally lift the ban.

      NCAA Pay

      The National College Athletic Association, or NCAA, is facing a new way of doing business that has never officially been part of the play book. A Supreme Court ruling gives student athletes the opportunity to cash-in on their sport - and potentially get a slice of the multi-billion-dollar profits. Lisa Fletcher takes a look at what many college athletes call a victory. Kaleb McGary: I'm far from believing that college athletes should be rich by any means.

      Five for Fighting

      Through time, songwriters have pulled from heart-wrenching current events for inspiration. Today, we visit with John Ondrasik, who is better known as Five for Fighting. His famous song Superman became an anthem for 9/11 heroes. Now he's writing about Afghanistan. Music video “Superman (It's Not Easy)”: I can't stand to fly. I'm not that naïve. I'm just out to find. John Ondrasik: Superman, I wrote when I was hitting the wall of the music business.

      Sports Betting

      We begin with a deep dive into a form of gambling that's sweeping the nation: sports betting. Odds are, it's now legal or about to become legal somewhere near you. Sports betting brings a wide range of benefits, complications and concerns— depending on who you ask. Today, we're heading out west to learn more in one of America's most robust sports wagering markets. Colorado’s three casino towns have added a new gamble to the house collection: sports.

      Reaping the Wind

      The Biden administration has approved America's first large-scale, offshore wind power project. But for every supporter, it seems there are detractors raising questions. Lisa Fletcher takes a look at the pros and cons of reaping the wind. Two centuries ago, New Bedford, Massachusetts was known throughout the world as the greatest whaling port and the richest city per capita in the world. All that, based on the harvest of whale oil to light 18th century America.

      Florida Tourism

      More and more Americans are getting back to travel and tourism as the worst of the pandemic shutdowns seem to be in the rearview mirror. That is good news for many businesses. But Scott Thuman reports from Florida, it’s bringing its own set of problems. This has been the summer of the great getaway. Putting some distance between social distancing and lowering the boom on those zoom calls. The beaches and bars of south Florida filled again.

      National Pot

      A majority of Americans now have access to some form of legal marijuana. A recent Gallup poll finds more than two in three people support legalizing marijuana. But what you may not know is: pot is only legal in their state. It’s not legal as far as the federal government is concerned. Today, with so many Americans getting high on weed, our cover story examines the radical conflict in laws and the prospect of a national measure to legalize cannabis.