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Mark Zuckerberg and data protection in Europe 9 MIN, 57 SEC

Mark Zuckerberg has extended his apology tour to Europe. But he got some sharp questions from members of the EU’s parliament on Tuesday. Europe has taken the lead when it comes to online privacy protections. Its new online privacy law -- the General Data Protection Regulation -- tightens restrictions on how customer data can be handled. It takes effect on Friday.

Guests:
Will Oremus, Slate.com (@WillOremus)

Travis Allen makes the case for why he should be governor 19 MIN, 52 SEC

We end our series of interviews with the top contenders in the race to be California’s next governor. Republican State Assemblyman Travis Allen represents parts of Orange County, including Huntington Beach. A new LA Times poll puts him at 5th place in the race. We talk housing, the Republican effort to repeal the gas tax, and immigration. Allen claims that undocumented immigrants commit crimes at a much higher rate than US citizens.


Travis Allen courtesy of Allen's gubernatorial campaign

Guests:
Travis Allen, Republican candidate for California governor, state assemblyman representing Huntington Beach. (@JoinTravisAllen)

Remembering Philip Roth 12 MIN, 17 SEC

Philip Roth died Tuesday of congestive heart failure. He was 85. His career began in the 1950s, and lasted almost until the end of his life. He wrote more than 30 novels and short story collections. He won every major American literary award, including the Pulitzer and National Book Award.

Guests:
David Ulin, journalist and author (@davidulin)

Want to shoo some people away? Maybe play classical music 4 MIN, 45 SEC

You might think classical music sounds nice, but it’s actually effective in driving people away. One Burger King in San Francisco is constantly playing Vivaldi, Bach, and Mozart. Homeless people and teens don’t seem to want to hang around when the music is playing. This tactic originates from a 7-Eleven in British Columbia several decades ago, and now it’s being used worldwide.

Guests:
Lily E. Hirsch, California State University Bakersfield; author of “Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment”
Theodore Gioia, writes about music, literature and popular culture (@tedgioia)

More:
Bach at the Burger King

CREDITS

Image of Travis Allen courtesy of ​Allen's gubernatorial campaign.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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

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