On Watch: Chinese Surveillance Companies, Discrimination, The Cosmos

On Watch: Chinese Surveillance Companies, Discrimination, The Cosmos

Skimm This - October 8, 2019 - 12:41

The US government is taking names. The Commerce Department says its adding 28 Chinese companies to a trade blacklist. We’ll connect the dots on what this has to do with reported human rights violations in China, and what it could mean for the ongoing US-China trade war. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is back on the bench. The Supremes heard two big cases today that could affect millions of LGBTQ-plus workers across the country. Also on today’s show: millennials want to talk about mental health at work, and the latest Nobel Prize award is out of this world.

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