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Rumors are flying that Donald Trump’s top campaign advisors will fill his cabinet and other high-ranking positions. For example, Rudy Giuliani might be picked as Attorney General. Trump has said that climate change is a hoax created by China and there’s a chance that climate change skeptic Myron Ebell will head the Environmental Protection Agency. He has also pledged to undo President Obama’s executive orders. How much power will Trump also have to fulfill his campaign promises?

Then, Tim Wu has written about “attention merchants,” from snake oil salesmen to Instagram stars. He talks about his book The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

Should California secede? Cal-Exit started before presidential election, but it got a big support boost this week.

Image: (L-R) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) shows Melania Trump, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and Vice-President Mike Pence the Mall from the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump's cabinet: Rudy Giuliani, Ben Carson, Sarah Palin? 8 MIN, 2 SEC

Rumors are flying that Donald Trump’s top campaign advisors will fill his cabinet and other high-ranking positions. For example, Rudy Giuliani might be picked as Attorney General.

Guests:
Nancy Cook, Politico (@nancook)

More:
Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting

Donald Trump: 'an environmentalist’s worst nightmare' 7 MIN, 33 SEC

There’s a chance that climate change skeptic Myron Ebell will be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. He advised Trump on environmental policy during the campaign, and he’s with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank that has long opposed action on climate change. Trump himself has said that climate change is a hoax created by China.

Guests:
Justin Worland, TIME

More:
Donald Trump’s Victory Could Mean Disaster for the Planet

What can President-Elect Trump do with his executive power? 8 MIN, 47 SEC

Donald Trump has said that one of his first actions will be undoing all of President Obama’s executive orders, including rules on climate change, immigration and healthcare. Can he do it? We also look at how much power Trump will have to fulfill his other big campaign promises, like banning Syrian refugees.

Guests:
Chris Edelson, American University

'Attention merchants' scramble for our attention (and money) 13 MIN, 56 SEC

Advertisers have tried to get our attention in myriad ways and have increasingly entered our private lives. Tim Wu writes about the history of the “attention merchants,” from snake oil salesmen at 19th century county fairs to today’s Instagram stars. His book is The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

Guests:
Tim Wu, Columbia University (@superwuster)

More:
Live event with with Madeleine Brand and Tim Wu Nov. 14

Californians consider its own Brexit 7 MIN, 18 SEC

Cal-Exit started before the presidential election, but it got a big support boost this week. Supporters say California has the world’s sixth biggest economy -- bigger than France -- and would be just fine going it alone.

Guests:
Jack Pitney, Claremont McKenna College (@jpitney)

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