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Nov 16, 2018

In U.S.-China trade war, some countries being told to pick a side

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As trade tensions continue to brew between the U.S. and China, southeast Asian countries who attended the ASEAN conference in Singapore this week might be forced to pick a side. The FDA has proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes, but what does that mean for the Black community, whom tobacco companies for years targeted with the mint-flavored smokes? And how "peace engineering" is marrying technology and ethics.

Today's show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

As trade tensions continue to brew between the U.S. and China, southeast Asian countries who attended the ASEAN conference in Singapore this week might be forced to pick a side. The FDA has proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes, but what does that mean for the Black community, whom tobacco companies for years targeted with the mint-flavored smokes? And how “peace engineering” is marrying technology and ethics.

Today’s show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC