Jul 24, 2017

07/24/2017: Using young blood to help the old

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The House of Representatives could vote tomorrow to enact new sanctions on Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election. On today's show, we'll dive into what exactly this new package of sanctions will include. Afterwards, we'll discuss the future…

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Can harvesting young blood help the aging process?

Jul 24, 2017
At least two companies have started doing human trials.
William Hartnell (1908 - 1975, center) stars as the doctor alongside Dracula and Frankenstein's monster in "The Chase," an episode of the long-running television series "Doctor Who."
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Sports teams try to accommodate special needs fans

Jul 24, 2017
The Kansas City Royals have created quiet zones for fans on the autism spectrum.
The Bennett family had a difficult time locating the quiet zones and special concession stands the team has created this year for those on the autism spectrum.
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It’s not child’s play: Hasbro and Mattel battle for success in the world of toys

Jul 24, 2017
Hasbro, the toy and game powerhouse, reports its second quarter earnings today . So far this year, the company has been going strong, beating expectations, which is not the case for its rival, Mattel. We explore why the companies may…

07/24/2017: Caught between America and Russia

Jul 24, 2017
House Republicans could pass new economic sanctions on Russia amid reports that Moscow meddled in the U.S. presidential election. But Russia might not be the only country unhappy with the decision. On today's show, we'll look at why European companies…

Laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade

Jul 24, 2017
Representatives from the U.S. and Britain are meeting today for the first time to talk about what the trade relationship between the two countries will look like after Brexit. But there is only so much U.S. and British negotiators can work…

The House of Representatives could vote tomorrow to enact new sanctions on Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election. On today’s show, we’ll dive into what exactly this new package of sanctions will include. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the future of America’s relationship with the U.K., and then look at an emerging biomedical industry: the harvesting of young blood to help the old.

 

 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC