March 10, 2014
Three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the head of an independent investigation commission says Japan has yet to really learn the lessons of what led to the disaster: not failures of technology but failures of a culture of secrecy and insularity within Japan's "nuclear village." And, we come back to The Ninth Month, where we head to Russia, where pregnant women are often confined to stark maternity hospitals — places with little privacy and where medical practices can be outdated. Then, have you seen the new Cadillac ad? It's filled with American bravado — and it's not playing well overseas.