Will the U.S. ground Boeing?
Mar 12, 2019

Will the U.S. ground Boeing?

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China and the European Union are keeping Boeing 737 Max 8 planes out of the sky, but what about the U.S.? Plus, unintended consequences of a no-deal Brexit and the '80s software that's helping run America's cities.

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Brexit: What do you want to know?

Mar 12, 2019
Kai Ryssdal and the team are headed for the U.K. as the country navigates its exit from the European Union.
An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves a Union flag alongside a European Union flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 28, 2018.
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Scandal sheds light on murky world of college admissions

Mar 12, 2019
Some are calling it the biggest college admissions cheating scandal in history. Federal prosecutors allege that more than 30 wealthy parents paid college coaches and test administrators to boost their kids’ chances of getting into elite schools. The scandal is shedding new light on the notoriously murky world of college admissions, where the rich have […]
Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer arrives at Boston Federal Court for an arraignment on March 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. John Vandemoer is among several charged in alleged college admissions scam.
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Pressure mounts on FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max 8s

Mar 12, 2019
"It's the rest of the world against the FAA right now," said Jon Ostrower, editor-in-chief of The Air Current.
Southwest Airlines.
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Could Brexit break Britain's ceramics industry?

Mar 12, 2019
Ceramics businesses in Stoke-on-Trent are fearful.
Earthenware from Stoke-on-Trent, the town where the British pottery business was born more than 300 years ago.
Courtesy of the British Ceramic Confederation

In Oakland and elsewhere, health care is investing in affordable housing

Mar 12, 2019
Kensington Gardens' experience is indicative of a developing trend.
Ameria Lipscomb at her Kensington Gardens apartment.
Raquel Maria Dillon for Marketplace

A strong economy with low inflation? Inequality may be to blame.

Mar 12, 2019
New inflation numbers out today showed … very little of it. The consumer price index ticked up 0.2 percent in February. It was the first rise in four months. And year over year, the measure of how expensive it is to buy a fixed basket of goods is up just 1.5 percent. And that’s weird, […]
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Music from the episode

TV Queen Wild Nothing
Redbone Childish Gambino
Juicy The Notorious B.I.G.
Tape Machine STRFKR
Dear To Me Electric Guest

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer