Terror in Brussels, Baseball and Cuba, Beehive Politics

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • Explosions rocked the Zaventem Airport in Brussels and the city's Maelbeek subway station on Tuesday morning. "What we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks," Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said at a news conference. 
  • The U.S. and Cuba are forging a new path forward after decades of icy relations. With new policy changes, it's now possible for Cuban baseball players to deal directly with MLB franchises. Joe Kehoskie, a consultant and former sports agent, explains what this means for the world of professional baseball.
  • Republican voters in Arizona and Utah will head to the polls today, and Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are both looking for a win in the Beehive State. Bill Allred, co-host of the Radio From Hell Show on KXRK in Salt Lake City, looks at the cultural currents shaping political life in Utah.
  • In Florida, heroin treatment centers and marketers are using insurance scams and loopholes to profit off addicts. Franklin Holmes, a former heroin addict in Delray Beach and founder of the FHF foundation, explains.
  • Kanan Makiya, author of “The Rope,” discusses his new novel, which explores Iraq during the first four years of the American occupation. Makiya is also a professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University.