The leaders of both the U.S. and Iran say they want to avoid war. But how does that square with the newly-announced U.S. plans to increase troops in the Middle East, and Iran's plans to increase nuclear fuel stockpiles? Plus, what is the journey like for a growing number of migrants from central Africa who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Mexico?
Monday, June 17th, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?
The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it is now having unintended effects that could be a problem for basketball's future. A bonus episode of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money.
Friday, June 14th, 2019
The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
President Trump says he doesn't think there would be anything wrong with listening to foreign actors who offer information on campaign opponents. Why does the FBI director say there is? And health officials say a fear about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has come true: The virus has spread to a neighboring country.