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On Monday, the first trial over force feeding at Guantanamo Bay begins for a man who’s been detained for 12 years and hasn’t ever been charged with a crime. We talk to the detainee’s lawyer. Plus: Who should decide what students learn in their history classes? We take a look at the fight between the Colorado school district’s board and students. And our film critics look at the new film Gone Girl and this weekend’s other releases.

Banner Image: Nasal tubes, gravity feeding bags, and the liquid nutrient Ensure used in Guantanamo force feeding; Credit: "Force-feeding kit" by DoD - http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/App12_Pt13.pdf. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Guantanamo Bay Force Feeding Trial 13 MIN, 43 SEC

On Monday, the first trial over force-feeding Guantanamo detainees begins. The man behind the case is a prisoner named Abu Wa’el Dhiab. He’s been at Guantanamo for 12 years. He hasn’t been charged with any crime and was cleared for release five years ago. Since then he’s protested his imprisonment with hunger strikes. That led to force-feeding. Now, Dhiab is suing the U.S. government, claiming the force-feeding techniques at Guantanamo amount to torture. We talk to his lawyer.

Guests:
Jon Eisenberg, lawyer

The Politics of History 10 MIN, 56 SEC

For two weeks now, thousands of public school students in suburban Denver have been walking out of classes and protesting alongside parents and teachers. They’re unhappy because a conservative majority on the local Jefferson County School Board doesn’t like the new AP History curriculum. The board wants to review the new curriculum to make sure it promotes, "patriotism and the benefits of the free-enterprise system" and doesn’t "encourage or condone civil disorder." The conflict came to a head at a school board meeting last night.

Guests:
Motoko Rich, New York Times (@motokorich)
Nic Garcia, Chalkbeat Colorado (@nicgarcia)

Mysteries, Technology, and the Rapture 15 MIN, 24 SEC

An icy blonde. A strong-jawed all-American man. The ingredients of many Hitchcock movies...and now also David Fincher’s new film, Gone Girl. That’s the big movie opening this weekend. Madeleine talks to critics Kyle Buchanan and Christy Lemire about that film and other new releases this weekend.

Guests:
Kyle Buchanan, Editor (@kylebuchanan)
Christy Lemire, What The Flick?! (@christylemire)

Ebola’s Breakdown 7 MIN, 3 SEC

Today, health officials in Texas identified the 10 people most at risk of contracting Ebola from an infected African man in a Dallas hospital. The man, Thomas Duncan, wasn’t diagnosed until several days after he started showing symptoms -- even though he’d visited an emergency room and told a nurse there he’d been in West Africa. We look at the communication breakdown at the Texas hospital.

Guests:
Ford Vox, doctor (@fordvox)

More:
Ford Vox: “A Tragedy of Errors”

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