Jun 22, 2017

06/22/2017: America’s great divide

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In just a few hours, we should have a draft of the Senate's health care overhaul. But even though it hasn't been officially released, parts of the bill have been leaking. On today's show, we'll discuss some of the reforms…

Segments From this episode

America's great divide: Those who stayed in their hometowns and those who left

Jun 22, 2017
Polarization in the country might not be as simple as "liberals vs. conservatives."
Signs direct drivers in Sidney, Nebraska.
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For NBA stars, branding goes beyond the court

Jun 22, 2017
Nowadays, how good you are on the court is only one factor in your earning potential as a star athlete.
NBA Prospect Lonzo Ball speaks with the media after a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Sports Center on June 7 in El Segundo, California.
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How to prevent a financial crisis

Jun 22, 2017
All of the major banks are expected to pass Federal Reserve stress testing this year.

06/22/2017: Disagreement in the Fed over another rate hike

Jun 22, 2017
As of late, Janet Yellen and co. had seemed keen on another rate hike, but the mood appears to be shifting. Diane Swonk of DS Economics stopped by to explain why there's some dissent among Fed members. Afterwards, we'll talk…

In just a few hours, we should have a draft of the Senate’s health care overhaul. But even though it hasn’t been officially released, parts of the bill have been leaking. On today’s show, we’ll discuss some of the reforms the measure calls for, which will outline how much power states would have and how Medicaid could change. Afterwards, we’ll chat with Guardian reporter Chris Arnade about how divisions in America may not necessarily have to do with a liberal-conservative construct, but with those who left their hometowns vs. those who stayed. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC