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At last night’s Univision and Washington Post debate in Miami, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced tough questions from the moderators over existing immigration laws, their positions on the deportation of immigrant children and whether or not they’d continue Obama’s policies. We’ll look at their responses on immigration and how they would deal with Puerto Rico’s economic woes.

Plus, a new UCLA study shows that an alarming number of Californians are diabetic or prediabetic. What does this mean for our fiscal and physical health?

Also, a new book chronicles the unlikely friendship between first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an African American woman activist.

Banner Image: Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton wave before the start of the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic U.S. presidential candidates debate in Kendall, Florida, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Javier Galeano TPX

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Laura Swisher

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Make Big Immigration Promises 10 MIN, 28 SEC

The Univision moderators were able to extract a number of promises from the Democratic candidates last night in Miami. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promised not to deport any immigrant children, and each candidate vowed to discontinue the Obama policy that earned him the nickname “Deporter in Chief”. But are there any promises that the candidates wouldn’t be able to keep if they win the presidency?

Guests:
Fawn Johnson, National Journal (@fawnjohnson)

Puerto Rico’s $72 Billion Problem 7 MIN, 7 SEC

Tourists may flock to Puerto Rico for its tropical appeal, but its residents are fleeing. The island commonwealth is approximately $72 billion in debt. And that debt became a subject of last night’s Univision and Washington Post debate in Miami, when the Democratic candidates were asked if they would help Puerto Rico. What’s behind the island nation’s economic woes?

Guests:
Carlos Vargas, Hunter College of the City University of New York

New Study Reveals California Has a Full-Blown Diabetes Health Crisis 7 MIN, 59 SEC

A new UCLA study today on the rates of diabetes and prediabetes throughout the state of California is bad news for Californians. A majority of the state’s adults have prediabetes or diabetes and a third of young adults are prediabetic. These numbers spell trouble for the fiscal--and physical--health of Californians.

Guests:
Harold Goldstein, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

More:
Majority Of California Adults Have Prediabetes Or Diabetes, A Third Of Young Adults Are Prediabetic

'The Firebrand and the First Lady' 10 MIN, 7 SEC

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt gave a speech at the University of North Carolina and called himself a “proud and happy” alumnus and praised UNC for what he called its “liberal teaching.” The next day, a young African American woman activist sent the president a furious letter, chastising him for extolling the liberalism of UNC: an all-white institution that blacks like her couldn’t attend.

Although Franklin Roosevelt didn’t respond, Eleanor Roosevelt did. And that exchange sparked an epistolary friendship that deepened over time. That story is the basis of Patricia Bell-Scott’s new book The Firebrand and the First Lady, Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice.

Guests:
Patricia Bell-Scott, Author

The Highlights and Hype of SXSW and Home Depot’s $20 Million Data Breach Deal 11 MIN, 15 SEC

Resident tech geek Xeni Jardin is skipping SXSW this year and joined us in studio to tell us why she doesn’t think she’s missing out. Nevertheless, she’ll share the top SXSW highlights. Plus, the FCC is going to expand a program to help 64 million low-income people afford Internet access. And Home Depot’s going to shell out $20 million to deal with their data breach problem.

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

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