What the government pays for at the border
Mar 6, 2019

What the government pays for at the border

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America's trade deficit, one of President Trump's favorite bugbears, is way up. Crossing into the U.S. across the southern border doubled form the same time last year, and officials say the money allocated to protect the border doesn't match the reality on the ground. Plus, we take a look at the fascinating world of selling insurance — no, really.

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Brian Hastings, chief of operations for the US Border Patrol, briefs the media on the 2019 migration statistics, on March 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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America’s trade deficit, one of President Trump’s favorite bugbears, is way up. Crossing into the U.S. across the southern border doubled form the same time last year, and officials say the money allocated to protect the border doesn’t match the reality on the ground. Plus, we take a look at the fascinating world of selling insurance — no, really.

Today’s show is sponsored by VistaprintAmazon Web Services and Clearbanc.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director