Jul 4, 2017

07/04/17: How does the rest of the world feel about the US?

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A Pew Research survey shows that positive attitudes toward the U.S. have declined from 64 percent approval during Barack Obama's presidency to 49 percent in 2017. President Trump as individual scored lower with the international community, 22 percent of people have confidence in him to do the right thing in international affairs. We'll talk about the USA brand and the upcoming G-20 summit as the President is faced with the news of a longer-range missile tests out of North Korea. Also on today's show: The business of making Spider-Man. Marketplace's Adriene Hill talks to the writers of the upcoming movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

Segments From this episode

Syrian refugees are migrating to a California city that didn't expect them

Jul 4, 2017
With no federal funding, volunteers and advocacy groups in Fresno are scrambling to assist families.

North Korea missile test could change discussions at G-20

Jul 4, 2017
As President Trump prepares for his second foreign trip, this time to the G-20 summit in Germany, he’s faced with the news of a longer-range missile tests out of North Korea. With a bilateral meeting planned with China while in Hamburg, as well as a re-negotiation of the U.S. trade deal with South Korea on […]

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ writers on why their film is different than all the other Spider-Man movies

Jul 4, 2017
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley say it’s more about teen angst than a grown-up Spidey.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, writers on "Spider-Man: Homecoming" 

US brand remains strong abroad, despite waning confidence in President Trump

Jul 4, 2017
President Trump has stumbled a few times during encounters with key allies. There was the uncomfortable encounter with Germany’s Angela Merkel, the handshake-tussle he lost to new French president Emmanuel Macron, being un-invited to the U.K. by London Mayor Sadiq Khan after his tweets about terrorist attacks. The impact of Trump’s appearance on the global stage […]

The "Coppertone Girl" is all grown up

Jul 4, 2017
As a toddler, Cheri Irwin modeled for her mother. It made her rear-end famous.
The Coppertone logo on a building in Miami. 
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A Pew Research survey shows that positive attitudes toward the U.S. have declined from 64 percent approval during Barack Obama’s presidency to 49 percent in 2017. President Trump as individual scored lower with the international community, 22 percent of people have confidence in him to do the right thing in international affairs. We’ll talk about the USA brand and the upcoming G-20 summit as the President is faced with the news of a longer-range missile tests out of North Korea. Also on today’s show: The business of making Spider-Man. Marketplace’s Adriene Hill talks to the writers of the upcoming movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Music from the episode

Stella Here We Go Magic
Redbone Childish Gambino
Fantastic Man William Onyeabor
J-Boy Phoenix