Feb 14, 2017

02/14/17: The aftermath of Ferguson

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India now rivals China for worst airborne pollution. BBC Reporter Rahul Tandon joins us to discuss if politicians are doing anything to address the issue. Next, we'll look at Ferguson's changing economy following the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American who was shot dead by a white police officer. 

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Checking in on Ferguson's economy after Michael Brown

Feb 14, 2017
The negative attention on the community translated into some unexpected changes.
A man exits the polling station after casting his ballot during the Missouri primary voting at the First Baptist Church of Ferguson in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
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What lies ahead for the Small Business Administration?

Feb 14, 2017
Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, and President Donald Trump’s pick for head of the Small Business Administration, will sit for her Senate confirmation hearing today. The Trump administration has pledged to be pro-small business, lightening the regulatory burden to encourage entrepreneurship and job creation. What will that mean going forward? […]

Immigrant detentions spark Mexican backlash

Feb 14, 2017
Immigrant rights groups are condemning the detention of hundreds of people over the past week in what they are calling evidence of a crackdown by U.S. authorities. President Trump said he’s just keeping his campaign promises to expel criminals. But the tougher U.S. position is sparking a backlash in Mexico and among immigrant groups in the U.S. […]

02/14/17: Snapchat's unusual IPO plans

Feb 14, 2017
A look at the Trump administration's vow to be pro-small business; how Mexican immigrants are fighting back against the possibility of deportation; and an exploration of how much say Snapchat shareholders will get when the company goes public next month.

India now rivals China for worst airborne pollution. BBC Reporter Rahul Tandon joins us to discuss if politicians are doing anything to address the issue. Next, we’ll look at Ferguson’s changing economy following the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American who was shot dead by a white police officer. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC