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Trump demands NATO countries spend more on defense 8 MIN, 33 SEC

During Wednesday’s NATO summit, President Donald Trump ripped into Germany about a gas deal it has with Russia. The president’s comments came during a larger conversation about how much money other NATO countries spend on their defense. Trump had criticized NATO countries of taking advantage of the U.S. Today, Trump called on them to spend 4 percent of their GDP on defense. That’s even more than the U.S. spends.

Guests:
Derek Chollet, German Marshall Fund (@derekchollet)

What will happen to HBO in the hands of AT&T? 8 MIN, 42 SEC

AT&T now owns HBO, since the Time Warner merger went through. AT&T has made it clear it wants from the channel: More subscribers watching more programming more hours of the day. That may not fit very well with HBO’s higher-end programming model, which emphasizes quality over quantity.

Guests:
David Folkenflik, NPR (@davidfolkenflik)

An investigation into the killing of a Northridge family in 1982 10 MIN, 24 SEC

In 1982, a family of four disappeared from their home in Northridge. Sol Salomon, his wife Elaine, and their two children, Michelle and Mitchell, were never seen or heard from again. Their bodies were never found. Writer Stacy Perman was a friend of Michelle’s. She lived on the same street as the Salomons, and was actually supposed to be at their house the night they disappeared. The event had a significant impact on her childhood, and she’s carried it for years. Three decades after the Salomons went missing, she made it her personal mission to find out what really happened.

Guests:
Stacy Perman, writer (@StacyPerman)

More:
In 1982, a Family Disappeared From Their Valley Home—What Happened to the Salomons?

Are we ready for the next global plague? 12 MIN, 44 SEC

Four years ago, there was worldwide panic after an Ebola outbreak. More than 11,000 people died before it was brought under control. But Ebola didn’t go away. Recently, there was a smaller outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Twenty-eight people died in months. The World Health Organization announced a few weeks ago that the outbreak has been “largely contained.” So what did we learn from the last major outbreak? And what will happen when another infectious disease outbreak goes global?

Guests:
Ed Yong, Atlantic magazine (@edyong209)

More:
The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

World Cup: Who will face France in the finals? 7 MIN, 31 SEC

It’s been almost a month since the first game of the World Cup kicked off in Moscow. But now, after semi-final games Tuesday and today, there are only two games left. The game for third place on Saturday. And the final, on Sunday. We talk about what happened during today’s semi-final between England and Croatia.

Guests:
Christian Bordal, Producer, 'Press Play' (@ChristianBordal)

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