'Fire and Fury' book cover image. Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co.
FROM THIS EPISODE
What does author Michael Wolff make of the president’s reaction to his book “Fire and Fury?” He says “it’s nutso.” We talk to him about his time inside the White House, and what Steve Bannon might say to Robert Mueller’s investigators.
Michael Wolff by David Bailey.
Michael Wolff, author, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”
Whatever happened to the “do not call” list? It still exists, but robocallers and scammers can easily get around it. We find out why, and whether you should ever answer your phone again.
In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath. Is this the bursting of the bitcoin bubble? Or just another fluctuation in a currency no one really understands.
Google has a fun app that pairs your face with a work of art. To use it, you upload your photo. But are you unwittingly sharing private information? Is Google building a massive database of selfies and what could it do with that information?
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What happens to kids separated from their parents at the border? Some 2000 immigrant kids have been separated from their families at the border. Their parents could be deported while they remain here. It’s becoming more difficult to find relatives to take them in because they, too, are afraid of being deported.
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