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Damage Control: Protests in Iran, Aussie Bushfires, Royal Shake-Ups

Damage Control: Protests in Iran, Aussie Bushfires, Royal Shake-Ups

Skimm This - January 13, 2020 - 13:44

Iran is suddenly on the defensive, facing critics inside and outside the country after it admitted to shooting down a passenger plane last week. We’ll explain how Iran is dealing with widespread protests and how the plane accident could impact the country’s diplomatic standing. Meanwhile, the Australian government is also on the defensive over its climate policies as wildfires continue to rage down under. Also on today’s show: a royal summit, and the big (corporate) winner from today’s Oscar nominations.PS: if you want to help the Aussie fire relief efforts, here’s the link we mentioned in the show.

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