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The DNC begins Monday, but is the party united? The Clinton campaign is claiming the recent leak of party emails showing a preference for Clinton over Sanders was done by Russian-government directed hackers. We’ll talk about the purchase of Yahoo by Verizon, and look back on the tenure of Yahoo’s much ballyhooed CEO Marissa Mayer. Is an obsession with selfies, and social media sites like Instagram and Tumblr, making too many young people too obsessed with being thin? And as the Sand Fire rages. What role has global warming played in the fires, and how strong are they?

Banner image: Bernie Sanders march in Philadelphia ahead of the DNC. Photo by Saul Gonzalez


Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Sarah Sweeney

Are Democrats United? 10 MIN, 31 SEC

The theme at the Democratic National Convention, which kicks off Monday, is “United Together.” But the reality so far has been anything but. The Wikileaks release of Democratic National Committee emails has reopened the wounds of Bernie Sanders supporters, forcing party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign her post. And now the Clinton campaign is blaming the Russian government as being the source of the leaked emails.

Guests:
Julian Zelizer, Princeton University (@julianzelizer)
Philip Bump, Washington Post (@pbump)

On the Ground at the DNC 6 MIN, 42 SEC

How do Democrats attending the convention see the divide within the party? Polls show the vast majority of Sanders supporters will back Hillary Clinton in the general election. We’ll hear voices from Philadelphia on the state of the party.

Guests:
Anna Scott, Producer, 'Press Play' (@AnnaKCRW)

Verizon Buys Yahoo 6 MIN, 44 SEC

Telecom giant Verizon announced this morning that it wants to buy Yahoo for nearly $5 billion. This is the second fading tech company Verizon has purchased recently; last year, they acquired AOL. Why are they buying companies that were popular years ago, and how do we judge the tenure of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s much-ballyhooed CEO?

Guests:
Kara Swisher, Recode

Social Media and Body Image 13 MIN, 54 SEC

A recent national study found a strong association between social media use and eating concerns. Is an obsession with selfies and social media making too many young people too obsessed with body image? And is that obsession putting them at risk for developing eating disorders?

Guests:
Heather Russo, The Renfrew Center

Wildfires and Global Warming 7 MIN, 27 SEC

The Sand Fire burning north of L.A. has forced about 20,000 people from their homes. The blaze near Santa Clarita exploded in size over the weekend and blanketed Los Angeles in a of haze of smoke and ash. We’re seeing more and more wildfires in California, and researchers point to climate change as one of the reasons.

Guests:
Alyson Kenward, Climate Central

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