KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand

America?s Ransom Policy, The Uber Future, and a Giant Head

August 21, 201452 min
The militant group the Islamic State murdered American journalist James Foley earlier this week. We now know that before the killing, the group demanded $132 million in ransom from the U.S. government. We have a policy of not paying ransoms. But European countries do pay. And their citizens usually get released.

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