With Congress furrowing brows over the relationship between Enron and Andersen, other companies suffer fallout of increased scrutiny of their business practices as well. Are businesses changing their ways? Larry Mantle explores this topic and more with Harvey Mudd professor of economics and finance, Jay Prag.
President Reagan called the Soviet Union "The Evil Empire," and in his recent State of the Union speech, President Bush called Iran, Iraq, and North Korea "the Axis of Evil.” Many Americans believe that using the word "evil" in this context polarizes people and discourages dialogue and debate with our adversaries. Larry Mantle discusses the concept of evil from a philosophical point of view with a professor of philosophy from Gonzaga University.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
Is Donald Trump rethinking his campaign promise to deport millions of people here illegally and how might such a move play with his core supporters? CA Senate Bill 1322 would change the way underage sex workers are charged; Plus, inside NPR's decision to drop reader comments from its website - have extreme comments made many comments sections unusable? And who benefits in the shift to social media?
After accusations of impropriety in his work with pro-Russian politicians, Trump's former campaign chairman resigned this morning; a bill in Sacramento could require institutions to to collect data on more groups under the label “Asian American,” but not everybody's happy about it; plus, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new releases including “War Dogs” with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. TGI-FilmWeek!
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