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Today we ask why President-elect Donald Trump is skipping the intelligence briefings typically considered vital for the commander-in-chief to get his job done. Also, The World's Jason Margolis looks at the ups and downs of the American roller coaster industry. It turns out that the Germans and the Swiss are the world leaders in coaster construction. Plus, we hear about cookies that carry ancient Mesopotamian carvings.
US President-elect Donald Trump says it's time to heal the political and cultural divisions laid bare by the election. Host Marco Werman is inspired by a guy from Lebanon who's on a mission to visit every town called Lebanon in the United States (there are 47). Also, a Minneapolis-based catering team goes to Standing Rock to fix indigenous favorites for the "water protectors" attempting to block the Dakota Access pipeline. Plus, Marco finds out what fado singer Mariza is thankful for.
Christians in Atlanta, Georgia who work with Muslim refugees in the United States wonder what a Trump presidency will mean for the people they help. Then we go to the Republic of Georgia and a bizarre market of spare parts from the Soviet era. Plus, we hear the story of a 15-year-old entrepreneur who sells coffee and spaghetti in the Central African Republic.
Donald Trump says he'll tear up trade deals and bring jobs back to the US — today we'll hear from factory workers in Indiana about how much faith they have that the president-elect will deliver. In India, the government has discontinued the use of the most widely circulated bank notes in an attempt to tackle tax evasion, but it's hurting people who don't have bank accounts — many of them women. Plus, we hear about the health consequences from all the smoke coming from the massive oil field fires that ISIS set before they left northern Iraq.
Today we hear how some Muslims in the Los Angeles area are reacting to plans advanced during Donald Trump's campaign for a nationwide registry for Muslims. Plus, what steps should social media companies take against fake news on their sites? Also, we take a look at how climate activists are looking to states and cities to pick up the mantle in fighting the climate crisis.
As a billionaire businessman, Donald Trump has corporate ties all over the globe. And as President-elect, he has yet to clearly spell out how he will handle the potential conflicts of interest. Plus, a climate activist from the Maldives reflects on what it would mean if the US pulls out of the latest global climate deal. And Russian-born comedian Eugene Mirman tells us about finding the funny in America's post-election reality.