Volkswagen’s CEO has stepped down as expected, after his company’s multi-billion dollar fraud.
Friday, we learned that the company deliberately programmed 500,000 diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. to scam emissions tests. Then Tuesday, we learned the number of cars affected is actually 11 million, worldwide.
Will this latest scandal have any long-term effect on the VW brand? Emily Delmont, a three-time VW owner, and Francis Kelly (@fjk3), former president and CEO of Arnold Worldwide, who’s credited with turning around Volkswagen sales here in the U.S. a decade ago, join Jim to discuss.
Pope Francis had a busy first full day in the U.S. He canonized the first saint on U.S. soil, met with the president, led prayers, participated in a parade and spoke to a crowd of many thousands on the White House lawn. He addressed several divisive issues, including climate change, immigration and religious freedom. However, many survivors from the church sex abuse scandal felt he did not go far enough on that topic.
WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) speaks with two local skeptics of some of the Pope's policies.
Former professional wrestler and Harvard football defensive tackle Chris Nowinski(@ChrisNowinski1) joins Jim to discuss his group's recent findings that 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players tested positive for the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, as well as Concussion Awareness Week here in Massachusetts.
And finally, Jim expresses his true feelings on fall.