Find the latest episode of "The Uncertain Hour" here. Listen
Mar 20, 2017

03/20/17: A move away from globalization

HTML EMBED:
COPY

The world's top finance leaders met in Germany this weekend for the latest G20 summit, with signs indicating that the U.S. is backing away from globalization. Stephan Richter, editor in chief of the Globalist, joins us to discuss what went down at the meeting. Next, we'll talk about why early advocates of AZT, the first treatment for HIV/AIDs, began lamenting its rapid approval. And finally, we'll look at Goldman Sachs' new online platform, Marcus, for providing small loans.

Segments From this episode

Goldman Sachs offers new online lending platform

Mar 20, 2017
The bank is making a risky bet on something far from its comfort zone.
Goldman Sachs' new lending platform, Marcus, makes small loans to regular people, not elite corporations and investors.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The first HIV/AIDS drug was fast-tracked 30 years ago. Some lament that process.

Mar 20, 2017
It was 30 years ago this week that the Food and Drug Administration approved the first  treatment for HIV/AIDS, the drug AZT. At a time when the number of AIDS-related deaths was skyrocketing, AZT was rushed into the approval process. But some of the early advocates of the drug’s fast-tracking ended up lamenting that process. […]

Homeless donation program focuses on essentials for women

Mar 20, 2017
'Support the Girls' encourages donations of products women need, like feminine hygiene supplies and bras.
Grace Whitley, Support the Girls coordinator for the Dallas area, unloads donations of bras and hygiene products at the Center of Hope homeless shelter for women and children.
Courtney Collins

Sunshine seems a better business bet to Nevada than coal

Mar 20, 2017
Despite the Trump administration’s push for coal and other fossil energy, Nevada just went dramatically in the other way. On the day after it pulled the plug on a coal-fired power plant, it cut the ribbon on a new solar energy farm. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might […]

03/20/17: Nevada's focus on solar

Mar 20, 2017
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is now accepting proposals from contractors who want to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. We'll take a look at the criteria the federal government are asking for. Next, we'll talk about Nevada's push for solar energy over coal and fossil fuel, and then look at one grassroots group's efforts to help provide homeless women with feminine hygiene products.

What will Trump’s border wall look like?

Mar 20, 2017
It must be 'aesthetically pleasing.'
 A steel wall separates Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, from a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Nogales, Arizona. 
Jeff Topping/Getty Images

America's tense meeting with other top economies

Mar 20, 2017
The U.S. resists anti-protectionism agreement.
Participants in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting pose for a photo in Baden-Baden in southern Germany on Friday.
THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s top finance leaders met in Germany this weekend for the latest G20 summit, with signs indicating that the U.S. is backing away from globalization. Stephan Richter, editor in chief of the Globalist, joins us to discuss what went down at the meeting. Next, we’ll talk about why early advocates of AZT, the first treatment for HIV/AIDs, began lamenting its rapid approval. And finally, we’ll look at Goldman Sachs’ new online platform, Marcus, for providing small loans.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC