Inside Boeing’s boardroom during the 737 Max crisis

Douglas MacMillan on how Boeing’s board didn’t focus on safety issues during the 737 Max crisis. Sally Jenkins on the morality of horse racing. Plus, Elahe Izadi on a new Hulu show exploring being young and religious in America.
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‘Everybody's pointing the finger at somebody else.’
Since two crashes of its 737 Max 8 killed 346 people in the span of five months, the Boeing aircraft has been grounded around the world.

Douglas MacMillan is a business reporter for The Washington Post who has been looking into the role of Boeing’s board in the development of the new plane. He found that the board didn’t ask detailed questions about the airplane’s safety before approving plans for the new jetliner.

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The Kentucky Derby: a sport or a fancied-up vice?
For the first time in the 145-year history of the Kentucky Derby, the horse who was first to cross the finish line was disqualified. Officials called a foul when Maximum Security with jockey Luis Saez aboard swerved out of his lane.

“He’s a baby,” Saez said as he stepped off his horse. The Post’s sports columnist Sally Jenkins says Saez was right to say so. The derby can be dangerous for the horses racing — as many as 43 horses have died of race-related injuries at Churchill Downs since 2016.

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‘Ramy’: Life as a Muslim millennial
“Ramy” is a new dramedy on Hulu created by Muslim comedian Ramy Youssef. It dives into the experiences of being young and religious in America.

The Post’s Elahe Izadi says that having a character who’s young and trying to find themselves spiritually is rare within pop culture and comedy.

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