Paying For It?: US Ransom Policies, Boeing, and Fake Meat
The White House confirmed that North Korea sent them a bill for American prisoner Otto Warmbier – to the tune of $2 million. But the White House says: they didn't actually pay it. Why hostage ransoms are so controversial. Meanwhile, Boeing execs finally faced their shareholders – to explain how the company’s going to bounce back from the 737 Max turbulence. Also on today’s show: a new group of women are saying #NoExcuses, and Burger King is giving you another excuse to go vegan.
Trade Ya: China’s Belt And Road Initiative, Gun Laws, Seaweed Bottles
Update Available: Infrastructure, Venezuelan Protests, and Burkinis
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