South Korean President Moon Jae-In and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made history today, declaring that they will work to denuclearize the peninsula and officially end the Korean War. We go to LA’s Koreatown for reactions to the summit and pledges of peace. We also talk policy with a Korea scholar in DC.
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Bird scooters started in Santa Monica in September, and now the electric scooter sharing app operates in seven cities. Some people are annoyed that their streets have been cluttered with scooters. Others are worried about safety. There’s also competition with other apps, which means even more scooters on the streets. We speak to the chief legal officer of Bird scooters and also ask: what happens if a kid gets hurt on one of his scooters?
David Estrada, chief legal officer, Bird Rides
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Martin Freeman played Bilbo Baggins in the “Hobbit” trilogy, Mr. Watson to Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Sherlock,” and the CIA officer in “Black Panther.” His new film, “Ghost Stories,” is a horror anthology -- he portrays a wealthy businessman haunted by a poltergeist.
Martin Freeman in “Ghost Stories.” Courtesy of IFC Films.
Martin Freeman, actor
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