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Kenneth Feinberg: "Who Gets What"

Lawyer and mediator Kenneth Feinberg has earned a reputation as the "go-to" guy in the wake of national crises. Following tragedies and disaster - like 9/11, the 2010 Gulf oil spill and Boston marathon bombing - he decides how to administer victims' compensation funds and fields questions about who gets what. Kojo talks with Feinberg about the practical, and emotional, questions that arise when trying to allocate resources fairly in the wake of a tragedy.

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