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U.S. breaks with tradition, opens embassy in Jerusalem 10 MIN, 39 SEC

In a controversial move, the U.S. on Monday opened its embassy in Jerusalem, setting off deadly protests along the Israeli-Gaza border. Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinian protesters and wounded more than 2,400 -- making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 Gaza war. This is the latest in a recent string of events that could cause more unrest in the Middle East.

Guests:
Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center (@aarondmiller2)

John Cox on why he can win state office as a Republican 20 MIN, 1 SEC

John Cox one of the Republicans in the California governor’s race. Originally from Illinois, he’s a venture capitalist living in Rancho Santa Fe. He backs President Trump and wants to end California’s sanctuary state law. He talks to us about the housing crisis, crime levels, the Republican effort to repeal the state gas tax, and more.


Gubernatorial candidate John Cox at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta. 

Guests:
John Cox, businessman running for governor

Supreme Court rulings and another Rudy Giuliani misstep 9 MIN, 13 SEC

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that banned commercial sports gambling in most states. New Jersey brought the suit, but the ruling opens the door for other states looking to allow and tax sports gambling. President Trump’s new lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Friday said that the president himself denied AT&T’s merger with Time Warner -- CNN’s parent company. This contradicts months of White House statements denying that there was political interference. Giuliani is now walking back his statement, claiming President Trump “told me directly he didn’t interfere.”

Guests:
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

'Orwellian' new labels for genetically modified foods 6 MIN, 54 SEC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled new labels for genetically modified foods, but they don’t actually say “GMO” or “genetically modified.” Instead, the labels say “BE” for bioengineered and look like smiley faces. Opponents of GMOs are calling these smiley face labels misleading and Orwellian.

Guests:
Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News (@AlanBjerga)

CREDITS

Image of gubernatorial candidate John Cox at KCRW by Amy Ta.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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