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Photo: Plaintiffs Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, co-owners of Cork Wine Bar, sit with DC attorneys Scott Rome (L) and Mark Zaid (R) during a news conference at the National Press Club held to announce the filing of a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump and his D.C. hotel company alleging unfair competition in Washington, U.S., March 9, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters)

Is Trump violating the Constitution with his foreign business interests? 9 MIN, 9 SEC

We look at President Trump’s new potential business interests in China, and whether they violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Also, a Washington DC wine bar sues the president, saying the Trump Hotel profits unfairly from its name and owner.

Guests:
Richard Painter, University of Minnesota (@RWPUSA)

More:
Watchdogs ask U.S. attorney to investigate Trump over foreign business deals

Inside sexist military culture: Former female Marine shares her story 12 MIN, 52 SEC

Many felt shock and disgust following revelations that nude and degrading photos of female Marines were being circulated on Facebook without their knowledge. We meet a former female Marine who was shocked to read the lewd comments by her fellow Marines and find out what it’s like to be woman fighting for the country.

Guests:
Kate Campbell, former military police officer
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Author (@gaylelemmon)

More:
The Marines’ naked-photo scandal shows military culture is still sexist

How freaked out should we be over CIA hacking? 8 MIN, 45 SEC

Wikileaks released CIA documents claiming that the government agency can hack civilians’ phones, computers, TVs, and anything “smart.”

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

More:
WikiLeaks disclosure exposes rapid growth of CIA digital operations — and agency vulnerabilities

A Vietnamese family's refugee story, told through comics 14 MIN, 2 SEC

Artist Thi Bui was born in Vietnam just three months before the 1975 fall of Saigon. Her family fled on a dangerous boat journey to Malaysia, and eventually made their way to America. In a new graphic memoir, she documents her family’s life in Vietnam -- surviving war, communism and French colonial rule -- and how they made new lives for themselves in the US.

Guests:
Thi Bui, Author, 'The Best We Could Do' (@MsThiBui)

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A Vietnamese family’s refugee story, told through comics

Where to experience the super bloom 6 MIN, 37 SEC

Late winter showers bring March flowers in Southern California. We’re on the precipice of a so-called super bloom.

Guests:
Casey Schreiner, Modern Hiker (@dropdeadsuit)

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