Photo: Youth inspect rubble of a damaged house after an airstrike yesterday on rebel-held Daraa Al-Balad, Syria April 7, 2017. (Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
The U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles against Syria in response to this week’s sarin gas attack. Russia condemned the U.S. attack. What does this mean for U.S.-Russia relations? What does it mean for Donald Trump’s foreign policy, which previously had a hands-off approach to Syria and removing Bashar al-Assad?
The state legislature approved a $52 billion infrastructure bill, which means higher gas taxes and vehicle registration fees. We find out where the money will go.
Our critics review “Going in Style,” which stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as bank robbers; "Smurfs: The Lost Village,” in which Smurfette discovers she’s not the only female Smurf out there; "Colossal," a romantic comedy with a fun and bizarre twist, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.
The film “All These Sleepless Nights” follows two friends, Kristof and Michal, as they navigate the parties, relationships, and literal highs and figurative lows of Warsaw. It premieres tonight at the Nuart Theatre in LA.
Michal Marczak, Director; "All These Sleepless Nights"
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The decline of American manufacturing During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump called out a steel manufacturer for closing a plant in Indiana and moving it to Mexico. The plant still closed and jobs were lost. We speak with a reporter who spent a year documenting the closing of the plant, and tells the story of one woman who worked her way up to supervisor and then had to train her Mexican replacement.
Why is it so hard to publish stories critical of powerful men? One of the main reasons the Harvey Weinstein stories didn’t get out sooner was that the Hollywood press couldn’t -- or wouldn’t -- publish them. KCRW’s Kim Masters has a story about another big executive: Amazon’s Roy Price.
Can Kevin de Leon unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein? California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced his challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein. He is capitalizing on a fury in the state against the president, and painting Feinstein as too accommodating of Trump.
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