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April 27, 2017
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Foreign aid takes a hit, Coke and Pepsi team up to fix Mexico's water problems, and a rhino takes to Tinder On the show today, two former directors of USAID, one a Democrat and one a Republican, weigh in on Donald Trump's plans to slash foreign aid. Plus, we'll tell you about a water project in Monterrey, Mexico that's bringing two big corporate rivals together. And we introduce you to the hottest endangered white rhino on the dating app, Tinder. His name is Sudan, and he loves to eat grass and chill out in the mud.
Three Americans in North Korean detention, Trump wants to get to Mars, El Chapo hates his American prison Amid all the threatening nuclear talk from North Korea, the detention of three Americans by North Korea is not getting much attention. Also, Mexican drug lord El Chapo isn't too happy with his prison digs in New York. Plus, a perspective on climate change from the point of view of a mussel.
Showdown over Trump's wall, a new political landscape in France, "Almost Asian" Today: Could the battle over who pays for President Trump's border wall with Mexico lead to a government shutdown? Plus, a twist on studying abroad in Minnesota. And the web series "Almost Asian."
World Headlines
UK's May seizes on Merkel Brexit comments The prime minister says the German chancellor's stance shows why her party needs to win the election.
Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs 'target' over Golan The intercept came hours after Israel reportedly launched a missile at a military site near Damascus.
Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement Dr David Dao will be paid an undisclosed sum after being violently dragged off a United flight.
04/27/2017: United CEO Oscar Munoz on his 'awful choice of words'
United Airlines is issuing a series of changes, including the possibility of $10,000 for passengers who shift flights, in response to the dragging incident earlier this month. CEO Oscar Munoz joined us to talk about the company's new policies and the "awful choice of words" in his initial apology. Afterwards, we'll look at a movement in Mexico to stop imports of U.S. corn, and then talk about the practice of brand relabeling.
The novel 'Startup' casts a critical eye on the tech world
BuzzFeed writer Doree Shafrir explains the mostly 'macho' startup culture.
A Mexican movement pushes back against U.S. corn
The 'No Maiz Gringo' campaign is putting pressure on Mexico's government to restrict imports of corn from the U.S.
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