Mar 7, 2017

03/07/17: House Republicans release an Obamacare replacement plan

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We'll look at a new proposal from House Republicans to replace Obamacare; a lawsuit that will test whether detained immigrants can be forced to work as so-called "volunteers"; and the debut of biblically responsible exchange-traded funds. 

Segments From this episode

How to be a more critical thinker about news

Mar 7, 2017
Author Daniel Levitin shares tips on how to navigate an environment filled with 'fake news.'
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Can for-profit prisons force detained immigrants to work?

Mar 7, 2017
A federal judge in Colorado has approved the first class-action lawsuit testing whether private prisons can force detained immigrants to work as “volunteers” for as little as $1 per day. The case centers on an ICE detention facility run by the GEO Group, one of the country’s largest private prison operators, and may turn on […]

International players from the oil industry meet in Houston

Mar 7, 2017
International players from the oil industry are meeting in Houston this week for the annual gathering called CERAWeek. It’s the first meeting since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, declared a historic cut in oil output last November in order to bring prices up from a 12-year low. It’s also the first […]

03/07/17: Jackie Chan's push for more foreign films

Mar 7, 2017
House Republicans have unveiled a plan to replace Obamacare. JPMorgan Funds' David Kelly stopped by to discuss how the new proposal will affect businesses. Next, we'll chat with scholar Daniel J. Levitin about how we can become better critical thinkers amid a sea of fake news. And finally, we'll look at Jackie Chan's push for a more open movie market in China.

Introducing exchange-traded funds with 'biblical values'

Mar 7, 2017
The companies that are being screened out include those that are vocal about lesbian, gay and transgender issues.
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We’ll look at a new proposal from House Republicans to replace Obamacare; a lawsuit that will test whether detained immigrants can be forced to work as so-called “volunteers”; and the debut of biblically responsible exchange-traded funds. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC