Today's Highlights | March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria observe Syrian territory from Israeli side of the border on March 19, 2014 in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty)

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Begins at 13:54: General Motors has announced another round of recalls this week—about 1.7 million vehicles are affected overall in North America. The announcement comes on the heels of last month’s recall of 1.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and other models. What do these moves say for the future of the company? Michelle Kerbs, an independent automotive analyst, weighs in.

Begins at 21:35: On Wednesday, the Israeli military announced that its planes had attacked several Syrian Army positions across the Israeli-Syrian cease-fire line in the Golan Heights in response to a bomb attack against Israeli forces along the frontier a day earlier. Matthew Bell, correspondent for PRI's The World, explains.

Begins at 26:00: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains missing and is turning into a global mystery. Several theories have emerged, but no concrete evidence on the situation has presented itself. Jennifer Pak, the BBC's Maylasia correspondent, has an update on this perplexing story.

Guests:

Matthew Bell, Michelle Kerbs and Jennifer Pak

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Frank

John's comment about car keys also struck me as quite odd. Even new cars still use keys. It seemed like a rash comment for a journalist to make.

Mar. 19 2014 03:37 PM
nancy brownlee from Texas

"Gee, do cars still have keys? I haven't had a car key for... gosh... ages!"

My god. What an astonishing ignorant and elitist remark- most especially coming from a broadcast 'journalist'. That is, from a person who, at least theoretically, is supposed to be somewhat informed about the current culture and economics. Even if you didn't feel it was necessary to search the question so as no to appear completely clueless, surely a few seconds of reflection who have brought home to you the fact that there are many, many more used cars in use in the US than newer ones.

Mar. 19 2014 12:38 PM

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