Nov 7, 2019

When you wish upon a “Star Wars”

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Former Twitter employees are accused of spying. Disney's theme parks continue to be huge moneymakers. Why the U.S. could benefit from a German-style investment injection.

Segments From this episode

Disney's theme parks are beating the odds

Nov 7, 2019
On a roller coaster of higher prices and falling attendance, theme park revenue has been on the up and up.
The mouse still makes money.
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Can we learn something from German investment after reunification?

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we're contrasting that economic picture with the steep economic division in the U.S. today.
East Berliners climb onto the Berlin Wall to celebrate the effective end of the city's partition, 31st December 1989.
Steve Eason/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Star Wars (excerpts) (arr. R. Hayman) John Williams, Richard Hayman, Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director

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