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From Iceland to Beijing to Moscow, government leaders have tried to shrug off embarrassment from the so-called "Panama Papers." We hear how the United States is deeply involved in a worldwide web of tax havens for hiding trillions of dollars.

Later on the program, virtual reality and "full body journalism."

Photo: Sgt. Michael Selvage

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Katie Cooper
Evan George

Clinton, Sanders Trade Barbs as Race Heats Up 6 MIN, 30 SEC

This year's Republican presidential campaign has set new standards for negative campaigning. Until now, the Democrats have been conspicuously constrained. But, with the New York primary less than two weeks away, that's beginning to change. Jennifer Epstein is covering the campaign for Bloomberg.

Guests:
Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg News (@jeneps)

Tax Avoidance: A Global Industry 33 MIN, 30 SEC

The leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm has revealed a vast, deeply rooted infrastructure for hiding money and has caused embarrassment around the world. The Prime Minister of Iceland has resigned. Vladimir Putin has gone on television to deny that his assets are hidden in a shell company owned by a friend. The President of China has demanded censorship of reporting on the "Panama Papers." One hundred news organizations have access to the files, including Fusion, a joint venture of ABC and Univision. Alice Brennan is an investigative reporter and producer of an upcoming Fusion documentary called, Dirty Little Secrets.

Guests:
Alice Brennan, Fusion (@alicitabrennan)
James Henry, Tax Justice Network (@submergingmkt)
Sarah Chayes, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (@CarnegieEndow)

More:
Fusion on some of the famous politicos in the Panama Papers
Fusion on the Americans in the Panama Papers
Henry's 'The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy'
Chayes on understanding corrupt governments as criminal networks

Thieves of State

Sarah Chayes

Can Virtual Reality Make You Feel Empathy? 9 MIN, 57 SEC

Last week, Facebook's "Oculous Rift" began shipping headsets to customers, but virtual reality is about much more than games or entertainment. The New York Times, the Des Moines Register, Frontline -- and KCRW -- are among the media organizations using it.

Nonny de la Peña debuted "Project Syria" at the World Economic Forum in Davos. It's a "full-body" experience that puts viewers at the scene of a bombing, and then allows exploration of a refugee camp. De la Peña is co-founder of the Emblematic Group.


Warren Olney tries out VR

Guests:
Nonny de la Peña, Emblematic Group (@immersivejourno)

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