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U-2 Planes Still in Use for Now on The World for 4-24-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Today on the show, the clothes on your back.

A year ago today, the Rana Plaza garment factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh. More than 1100 workers were killed, and many more injured. The disaster raised many questions about worker safety, about compensation, and about the responsibility of major clothing manufacturers to their workers. On the one year anniversary, we make the connections between the clothes we wear, and the people who make them for us. We'll poll locals in Boston, and also take you to the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

Things in eastern Ukraine continue to be tense, and we'll head to Donetsk to find out the latest. And if it seems like the Cold War again, check this out. It turns out the U-2 spy plane is still in service, still going strong. But it might not be if the latest Pentagon budget is approved. Our history guy Chris Woolf tells you all about the plane's past, and whether it's got a future.

And we couldn't resist this story: apparently cops in Nairobi, Kenya are going to put on roller skates. No, not to roller disco, but to better chase down criminals. Good luck with that, given the fact that the Kenyan capital has big hills and questionable roads and sidewalks.