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Episode 837: The Belt, The Road And The Money

Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China’s thirst for resources.

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The New Bond Villain

Concerns about the yield on the 10-year Treasury note going above three percent are overblown.

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Amy Schumer Deftly Challenges Beauty Standards In 'I Feel Pretty'

A woman with low self-esteem hits her head and suddenly sees herself as madly attractive. Critic David Edelstein says I Feel Pretty suggests the notion of what’s “pretty” should be “elasticized.”

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Before He Became The 'Night Court' Judge, Harry Anderson Was A Con-Man Magician

Anderson, who died April 16, began his career as a street performer specializing in elaborate pranks. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1989 about an illusion in which he pretended to chop off his own hand.

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Remembering Milos Forman, Director Of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker, who died on April 13, spoke to Fresh Air in 1994 about growing up in the former Czechoslovakia, first under the Gestapo, then under communist rule.

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Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal

President Trump’s objection to Amazon’s deal with the Postal Service is based on dodgy data.

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