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Today we start with Press Play contributor Mike Schlitt in Iowa. He’s a lifelong political junkie who decided to go there to see democracy at work.

Then, California is huge; why is its voting power so miniscule?

After that, new retirement rules are aimed at helping consumers.

Next, a look at the story behind the documentary No Más Bebés.

And finally, our regular Monday TV roundup.

Banner Image: Mike Schlitt Iowa selfie

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

Schlitt Does Iowa 11 MIN, 8 SEC

Tonight’s Iowa caucuses mark the official start of the 2016 presidential election, and Mike Schlitt is there. He’s a Press Play regular and a lifelong political junkie who decided to go to Iowa to see democracy at work. He shares his quirky take with Madeleine to kick off today’s show.

Guests:
Mike Schlitt, contributor, 'Press Play' (@schlitthappenz)

California's Undersized Voting Power 6 MIN, 6 SEC

Iowa has about 3 million people. California has about 39 million. But Californians won’t get to vote in the primary until June. By then, it could all be over but the shouting. Or even the shouting might be over. We get a primer on California’s undersized voting power.

Guests:
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, USC Price School of Public Policy (@sbjusc)

New Retirement Rules 7 MIN, 11 SEC

When you go to a financial adviser to figure out your retirement plan, that adviser is not required to act in your best interest. But a new rule working its way through the federal system would change that, and make it mandatory for retirement advisers to actually work for the people who hire them. It’s something President Obama has been pushing to get for years and it could finally go into effect in the next few months. What difference will it make?

Guests:
Liz Pulliam Weston, NerdWallet (@lizweston)

'No Más Bebés' 13 MIN, 25 SEC

When someone uses the word "eugenics" – the genetic engineering of people – it conjures up the horrors of Nazi Germany. But not so long ago, a more subtle kind of eugenics was carried out right here in the U.S. Between 1922 and 1972, thousands of women in 30 states were sterilized against their will. Was it social engineering?

No Más Bebés, a new documentary, asks that question. It tells the story of 10 women who sued Los Angeles County General Hospital in 1975. Press Play producer Matt Holzman created this feature story based on the film.

More:
No Más Bebés

TV Roundup 8 MIN, 34 SEC

The People v. O.J. Simpson and Grease: Live: The latest TV events sound like headlines from the past. We get the latest in small-screen news in this week’s Monday television roundup.

Guests:
Eric Deggans, NPR (@Deggans)

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