Photo: Jamila Al-Mustafa, a refugee from Syria, wipes her eye while making an appearance in front of the crowd during a protest of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 15, 2017. (David Ryder/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
It’s been another busy week in Washington. President Trump took to Twitter to call MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski “low IQ Crazy Mika,” and say she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.” After the July 4th recess, the Senate GOP health care bill may be up for a vote. Trump’s revamped travel ban took effect Thursday, making it so travelers from six Muslim-majority countries will only be allowed into the U.S. if they have a “bona fide” relationship to family, businesses and schools here.
Trump Mocks Mika Brzezinski; Says She Was ‘Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’
Hawaii challenges Trump stance on Supreme Court travel ban ruling
Senate Republicans are trying to revive a healthcare bill 'on life support'
Dalya Zeno and her mother left their home in Syria in 2012, making a new life for themselves in Glendale. “Dalya’s Other Country” is a documentary that follows Zeno through her high school years, as the Syrian war continues, and as President Trump comes to power.
Dalya Zeno attended an all-girls Catholic school when she moved from Aleppo to Glendale.
Dalya with her mother Rudayna.
Photos courtesy of Mustafa Rony Zeno.
It may be commonplace now to root for the Dodgers, but it wasn’t when the team was moving to LA from Brooklyn. Author Jerald Podair tells the story of Dodger Stadium, a rancorous referendum, forced evictions from Chavez Ravine, and how the stadium gave birth to modern Los Angeles.
Jerald Podair, Lawrence University
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