Mar 5, 2018

03/05/2018: Making sense of Trump’s new tariffs

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Now what? We're starting today's show trying to figure that out, with several stories on the new steel and aluminium tariffs Trump announced last week, if they'll actually protect American jobs, how other countries might respond and how trade policy…

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How a single NRA lobbyist shaped Florida's gun laws over the last 40 years

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Florida's concealed carry and "stand your ground" laws all started under Marion Hammer's guidance.
The logo of the National Rifle Association.
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Trump trade tariffs could save some jobs, endanger others

Mar 5, 2018
Approximately 140,000 Americans now work in primary steel and aluminum production — down from approximately 230,000 in 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, according to Moody’s Analytics, more than 6 million Americans work in industries that use…

Did superheroes kill all the other movies?

Mar 5, 2018
No major movie studio would make an Academy Award-winning movie like Rain Man today, says Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz: “It’s an original idea. It’s driven by movie stars. It’s a domestic film.”  In his new book, “The Big…

Now what? We’re starting today’s show trying to figure that out, with several stories on the new steel and aluminium tariffs Trump announced last week, if they’ll actually protect American jobs, how other countries might respond and how trade policy is supposed to work (hint: not like this). Then: With another Oscars ceremony in the books, let’s take stock of what Hollywood is actually making. It doesn’t look much like last night’s winning movies. Plus, what you need to know about the big chip merger that has people worried.

Music from the episode

Dig This Hocus Pocus
Walking On A Dream Empire of the Sun
Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos) Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
Got Your Money (feat. Kelis) Ol' Dirty Bastard, Kelis, Rich Travali