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The practice of tipping after dining out began in medieval Europe but became a peculiarly American institution. Now there's a movement to ban it as unfair and discriminatory. Will customers give it up in exchange for service charges or higher prices? 

Later on the program, Iran and the biggest nuclear disarmament program in history. 

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Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer
Christine Detz
Gideon Brower

Rising Tensions and More Violence in Israel 6 MIN, 30 SEC

After two weeks, deadly street-violence continues in Israel. Today, a man from the African nation of Eritrea was kicked and beaten to death — after being mistaken for an assailant in a bus station in the desert city of Negev. Ruth Egalsh, who is based in Jerusalem for the Washington Post, has an update.

Guests:
Ruth Eglash, Washington Post (@reglash)

Is Tipping at Restaurants Becoming a Thing of the Past? 34 MIN, 37 SEC

Tipping is as American as apple pie -- fundamental to the $600 billion restaurant industry with tens of millions of employees. Customers may believe that tipping's fair play for waiters and waitresses when service is good or bad. But the kitchen staff rarely gets a piece of the action, and critics call it a way to pass labor costs directly onto customers and a vehicle for racial and gender discrimination. Now a movement to abolish tipping is under way. Will people who eat out accept menus with higher prices?

Guests:
Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group (@MyriadRestGroup)
Michael Lynn, Cornell University
Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground / Maketto (@ErikBrunerYang)
Alicia Quirós, Unite Here, Local 11 (@UNITEHERE11)
Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group (@ushgnyc)

More:
Lynn on the racial, ethnic differences in tipping

"Adoption Day" for Nuclear Deal with Iran 8 MIN, 57 SEC

The US Senate still hasn't voted up or down on the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, but the time has come for the Iranians to begin implementing their part of the bargain. Yesterday was Adoption Day for the so-called nuclear agreement between Iran and five other nations. Iran has promised to undertake the largest nuclear disarmament program in history.

Gary Samore was President Obama's White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction. He's now Executive Director for Research at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Guests:
Gary Samore, Harvard University

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