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As Trump imposes big tariffs on China, who gets hurt more? 6 MIN, 34 SEC

President Trump today slapped $50-60 billion worth of new tariffs on China. China will likely respond in kind -- there’s talk it may even target regions of the United States that support Trump. Meanwhile, Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum start Friday, but some big U.S. allies are exempt, including Mexico, Canada, and the EU.

Guests:
Chris Thornberg, Beacon Economics

The relationship between Jared Kushner and the Saudi Crown Prince 8 MIN, 52 SEC

Trump’s senior advisor Jared Kushner and the Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince like to hang out and text each other. The Crown Prince recently bragged that he has Kushner in his pocket. What could he do for Kushner -- and his business debts?

Guests:
Andrea Bernstein, WNYC and co-host of the “Trump, Inc” podcast (@AndreaWNYC)

Facebook invests in A.I., despite struggling to explain itself post-Cambridge Analytica scandal 8 MIN, 23 SEC

Mark Zuckerberg went on an apology tour on Wednesday for how Facebook handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal -- saying his company will protect users’ privacy. But Facebook is heavily investing in artificial intelligence that could potentially mean more sophisticated data mining of its users.

Guests:
John Herrman, The New York Times Magazine (@jwherrman)

Qatar's extraordinary efforts to build a world class soccer team 14 MIN, 24 SEC

Soccer is played professionally in just about every country. Where there are pro teams, there are scouts. Football Dreams held tryouts for more than five million young players -- mostly across Africa, but also in Latin America and Southeast Asia. It was funded by an Arab prince from Qatar. Qatar will host the World Cup in four years. Journalist Sebastian Abbott has written a new book about the Football Dreams program.


Sebastian Abbott, author. Courtesy of Abbott. 

Guests:
Sebastian Abbot, author, “The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer’s Next Superstars” (@sebabbot)

The Away Game

Sebastian Abbot

'Isle of Dogs:' Massive feat of design and stop-motion animation 9 MIN, 55 SEC

Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” takes place in a futuristic Japan, where the mayor has banned all dogs to an island of trash. We meet eccentric ex-house pets who are losing hope after months of eating trash. More than 1000 puppets were used to portray the dogs and human characters, along with hand-painted mini dioramas and countless miniature props.


(From L-R): Bob Balaban as “King,” Jeff Goldblum as “Duke,”
Bill Murray as “Boss,” Edward Norton as “Rex,” Bryan Cranston as "Chief,”
and Koyu Rankin as “Atari Kobayashi” in the film "Isle of Dogs."


Bill Murray as “Boss” in the film "Isle of Dogs." 

Images courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Guests:
Paul Harrod, production designer, “Isle of Dogs”

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