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EU orders Apple to pay billions in back taxes 5 MIN, 32 SEC

It's big money even for Apple. A ruling by the European Union says it owes $14.5 billion in back taxes for exploiting a loophole in Irish law. Both Apple and Ireland say they'll appeal. In the US, it's drawing attention to the profits of US companies being held overseas. Shawn Donnan, World Editor for the Financial Times, says the basis of the decision is fair competition between member states.

Guests:
Shawn Donnan, Financial Times (@sdonnan)

The battle over burkinis… beyond the beach 34 MIN, 11 SEC

The bikini was initially called provocative for showing too much of a woman's body. The body-covering burkini's is provocative for different reasons. Much of world was outraged over a picture that recently went viral on social media: French policemen requiring a Muslim woman to take off her body-covering burkini on the Riviera. In France and Germany, veils are associated with terrorism, cultural change and the conflict between western secularism and religious tolerance. But, for Muslim women, it's not always a question of choice. Some may want to identify with Islam. Others are required to cover up — like it or not. Can a Muslim American be a feminist — and cover herself at the same time?

Guests:
Vivienne Walt, Time magazine (@vivwalt)
Laila Alawa, The Tempest (@lulainlife)
Asra Nomani, Muslim Reform Movement / Pearl Project (@asranomani)
Shamil Shams, Deutsche Welle (@ImamShamil)

More:
The Tempest on France and the burkini
Nomani on burkini bans as part of a long history of men controlling women's beachware
Deutsche Welle a new survey that Germans want a burqa ban

Standing Alone

Asra Q. Nomani

Colin Kaepernick and the politics of the national anthem 9 MIN, 13 SEC

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the National Anthem. Is his a legitimate protest or a lack of patriotism?

Winning sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medal stand in the 1968 Olympics. Mohammed Ali was convicted of draft evasion for refusing to serve in Vietnam. They and other athletes have been praised and reviled for protesting America’s treatment of black people. Now San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting mixed reactions for refusing to stand during the National Anthem. We get perspective from Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at University of Texas at Austin.

Guests:
Peniel Joseph, University of Texas at Austin (@PenielJoseph)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Kaepernick, patriotism

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