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Today, we meet Sunitha Krishnan, an activist in India who has devoted her career to helping women and girls avoid being trafficked for sex or slave labor. Also, a US mining company wants to set up a new gold mind in Peru, but a potato-farming woman stands in the way. Plus, how the immigrant spirit influenced the spiciest memelord on Jeopardy.
A Kremlin critic who helped stage his own death in Ukraine says he was faced with a stark choice between preserving his ethics and saving his life. That's where we start today. Also, the daughter of a covert CIA agent talks about growing up in a real-life spy family. Plus, Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in America, so why aren't there more Asian American studies programs at US universities?
The Trump administration announced new tariffs aimed at steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico. We'll find out what that means for US businesses and consumers. Plus, a new project called "Rent-a-Jew" is aiming to educate Germans and stop the rise of anti-Semitism. And the descendants of Alaska Natives who were taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II get to return to their ancestral home: the island of Attu in the Aleutian chain.
A new Harvard study estimates that nearly 5,000 Puerto Ricans died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. The official death toll stands at 64. We'll speak with Ruben Ramos Colon, who lost his mother to a routine infection following the storm. Plus, we'll fact-check those claims that the US government has lost track of 1,500 immigrant kids. And we delve into World War II history with the story of Attu, an Aleutian island that was taken by the Japanese during the war.
With the US-North Korea summit still in play, we'll discuss what we know, and what we don't know, about North Korea's nuclear capabilities. Plus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top North Korean official Kim Yong-chol this week. We'll find out who General Kim is. And Saagar Shaikh and Shaan Baig revisit classic Bollywood movies for their podcast, The Bollywood Boys. They join Marco Werman to talk about why they love Bollywood films so much.
At this point, it's kind of hard to tell whether the planned June 12 summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will go ahead. But for now, it looks like a go. Again. Also, a Malian immigrant climbs the outside of a Paris apartment building to rescue a child, and ends up with honorary French citizenship. And from our "everything local is global" desk, we'll explain why so many convenience stores in New England are called "spas."