Aug 9, 2017

08/09/2017: The exact day the financial crisis began

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Nuclear threats from North Korea have rattled global markets. Amid the escalating rhetoric, we'll talk about how certain stock indices have been reacting, and investors' move toward bonds. Afterwards, we'll step back in time to examine where and when exactly…

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When did the financial crisis begin? Some say August 9, 2007 — in France

Aug 9, 2017
The French bank BNP Paribas was a key figure in the crisis.
A view of the French bank BNP Paribas back in early 2008.
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Pushing kids to succeed in Detroit Public Schools amid a literacy crisis

Aug 9, 2017
Murcy Jones has been a student, teacher and parent in the Detroit School System.
Murcy Jones holds her twin granddaughters outside her home in Detroit, MI. 
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Allegations of presidential corruption still dog South Africa’s economy

Aug 9, 2017
South Africa’s  president, Jacob Zuma, is thanking supporters after surviving a no-confidence vote in the nation’s parliament yesterday. The secret vote was more narrowly in his favor than expected, with some 40 lawmakers from his own African National Congress party supporting…

A chance at diplomacy despite the "dangerous phase" with North Korea

Aug 9, 2017
Tillerson has laid the ground work for direct talks with Pyongyang, Eurasia Group founder says.
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency in 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front left, inspecting the command of Korean People's Army. 
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08/09/2017: Disney's movie catalog is leaving Netflix

Aug 9, 2017
With threats flying between the U.S. and North Korea, the Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer joins us to examine diplomatic ties between the two countries. One of his takeaways? We might actually be able to make progress thanks to Secretary of…

Nuclear threats from North Korea have rattled global markets. Amid the escalating rhetoric, we’ll talk about how certain stock indices have been reacting, and investors’ move toward bonds. Afterwards, we’ll step back in time to examine where and when exactly the financial crisis began, and then talk about the problems Detroit’s public school system is facing through the eyes of one of the city’s teachers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC