Aug 11, 2017

08/11/2017: Are economic sanctions actually effective?

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With tensions rising between the U.S. and North Korea, we'll talk with Leon Sigal — director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project — about whether sanctions actually work, and then look at growing support in Congress for greater missile…

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Postal service may get green light for higher stamp prices

Aug 11, 2017
The U.S. Postal Service wants more freedom to raise the price of stamps. After a 10-year review, regulators at the Postal Regulatory Commission could give a decision on that request as soon as next month. This comes as USPS has…

Food is at the center of US-UK trade concerns

Aug 11, 2017
The big fear is that America will flood the market with cheap produce.
Pedigree Aberdeen Angus beef cattle on a farm in Macclesfield, England. 
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08/11/2017: "The McDonaldization of culture"

Aug 11, 2017
President Donald Trump said his administration is preparing to declare the epidemic of opioid abuse a national emergency. On today's show, we'll look at how resources might be distributed toward combating the issue. Afterwards, we'll look at fears in Britain…

With tensions rising between the U.S. and North Korea, we’ll talk with Leon Sigal — director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project — about whether sanctions actually work, and then look at growing support in Congress for greater missile defense spending. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the U.S. Postal Service’s push to gain more freedom to raise the price of stamps.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC