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Today, the day after the latest Democratic presidential debate, we look at the infighting within the party as it’s playing out on social media. Next, Madeleine speaks to an investigative reporter about his work on health care lapses at privately run prisons for immigrants convicted of federal crimes. In our regular Friday film segment, our critics give their takes on the latest Coen brothers movie and more. And finally, the filmmaker behind the new documentary 'Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art.'

Image: Sanders and Clinton debate. (screen grab from MSNBC)


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

Democrats Divided on Social Media 12 MIN, 31 SEC

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two Democratic presidential nominees, debated last night in New Hampshire. The primary there is Tuesday. Time and again, Sanders depicted  Clinton as part of the establishment and the Wall Street status quo. And Clinton hit back by painting Sanders as pushing unrealistic policies on health care, education and the economy, and pointing out his inexperience in foreign policy. As the race heats up between the two candidates, it also seems to be inflaming their supporters, who have been duking it out online.

We look at the conflict on social media platforms.

Guests:
Dara Lind, Vox (@DLind)
Katie Halper, comedian and writer (@kthalps)

Health Care Lapses at Immigrant Prisons 10 MIN, 50 SEC

Dozens of immigrant men have died under questionable circumstances at privatized federal prisons across the country, according to a new investigation in The Nation. There are 11 privately run federal prisons that only house non-citizens. The very first of these prisons, which are run by a for-profit company, opened in 1997 near Bakersfield. Unlike normal federal prisons, these private prisons contract out medical care for inmate patients. Much of that care is handled not by doctors or registered nurses, but by licensed vocational nurses with one year of training. What are the consequences for prisoners’ health?

Guests:
Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation; Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism (@SethFW)

More:
'This Man Will Almost Certainly Die'

Friday Film 13 MIN, 25 SEC

The latest Nicholas Sparks romance movie is out this weekend. It’s called “The Choice.” The New York Times says it’s “filmed like an ad for erectile-dysfunction medication.” Ouch. Is it really that bad? We find out about that and more in our regular Friday film roundup.

Guests:
Dave White, Film Critic (@dlelandwhite)
Alonso Duralde, Film Critic (@ADuralde)

'Troublemakers' 11 MIN, 54 SEC

In the 1970’s, New York artists began moving into large empty lofts in neglected downtown neighborhoods like SoHo. With all that space, their art got bigger and bigger – a perfect match for the egos of the nouveau riche collectors of the go-go ‘80s. But for some artists, even the lofts were too small. They left their studios altogether to work on a really monumental scale,  using the earth as a canvas and the backhoe as their paintbrush. A new documentary tells the story of the “land art” pioneers like Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson, and Walter De Maria. Madeleine speaks with the director.

Guests:
James Crump, director, art curator and historian

More:
'Troublemakers'

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