After a drone strike hit the Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia in September, the price for a barrel of oil surged by nearly 20%. You may have noticed a spike for gasoline, too. But what exactly determines the price for a gallon of gas? That’s our latest installment of “Kai Explains.” Plus: 5G and the business of Broadway.
Powerhouse producer Eva Price on the business of Broadway
Eva Price quit her job at ABC News at 26 to chase her dream of becoming a theater producer. Fifteen years later, with three Tony Awards, more than 18 Broadway credits and a place on the Broadway League’s board of governors, she’s a theater powerhouse. She took home a Tony this year for an edgy new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” and she’s leading production of a new musical, “Jagged Little Pill,” inspired by the Alanis Morissette album. Kai Ryssdal sat down with Price inside Sardi’s restaurant in New York City, a place as synonymous with Broadway as the Tonys themselves. They talked about what a producer does, how the industry is changing and why Broadway matters.
Trump’s feelin’ so fly like a G7
The White House raises more questions about the president’s financial conflicts of interest by announcing next year’s G7 Summit will be held at Trump’s resort in Doral, Florida. China’s growth forecast is lower than expected. Plus, Disney teams up with China’s Tencent on a new “Star Wars” novel.
Want to save the bees? Buy organic.
US tariffs on products from the EU like Scotch and cheese kick in today, but the bloc has some restrictions of its own on the way. Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco’s $2-trillion IPO, the biggest in history, is put on hold. A Facebook founder starts an tech anti-monopoly lobby. Plus, a French study finds organic farming near bees can boost their survival rate.
Lebanon rocked by protests over WhatsApp tax
From the BBC World Service… Lebanon is facing the largest demonstrations in years over taxes and a worsening economic crisis. A day head of another key Brexit vote, U.S. tariffs on Scotch whisky and cashmere come into effect. Plus, China’s days of double digit growth are probably over.