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Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear the Hobby Lobby case, with implications for the Affordable Care Act and the ability of corporations to claim individual religious freedoms. We have a preview of the arguments. We also have our usual Monday political round-up. And the mini-documentary “Kony 2012” became the most viral video of all time. We ask, what’s happened since? We also talk to a man who happened across a box of negatives by an unknown street photographer and has spent the last 8 years championing her work. And finally, a report on the first annual Pole Dancing Awards show that took place Friday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Banner Image: Hobby Lobby in Masnfield, Ohio; Credit: Nicholas Eckhart

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

Hobby Lobby Preview 7 MIN, 57 SEC

The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow over whether Hobby Lobby has a right to restrict the kinds of contraception covered by the company’s health plan. As it stands, the restrictions violate rules set out by the Affordable Care Act. We preview the arguments and political significance of the case.

Guests:
Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal (@JessBravin)

Politics Roundup 8 MIN, 2 SEC

The President is in Europe talking to leaders of the G7 about showing a united front against Russia’s annexation of Crimea. California Senator Dianne Feinstein says she has the votes to release a report on CIA treatment of detainees under the Bush administration. Republicans are trying to win over more Millennials in the coming election cycles. And Nate Silver says the GOP has a 60% chance of taking control of the Senate.

Guests:
Josh Kraushaar, National Journal (@HotlineJosh)

KONY 2014 8 MIN, 35 SEC

“Kony 2012,” the mini-documentary about the central African warlord Joseph Kony, became the most viral video of all time. Now the U.S. is stepping up its efforts to capture Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony. How much credit can the small San Diego nonprofit behind “Kony 2012” take? And what’s the status of the group now?

Guests:
Karen DeYoung, Washington Post (@karendeyoung1)

Searching for Vivian Maier 14 MIN, 46 SEC

In 2007, a Chicago man named John Maloof bought a box of photo negatives at an auction house for a couple of hundred dollars. The box turned out to be a cache of incredible street photographs from an artist no one had ever heard of, Vivian Maier. Since then, Maloof has gone on to be her champion: printing and archiving thousands of her photos, creating two books on her work, and holding shows around the world. Now Maloof has made a movie, along with co-director Charlie Siskel, about his journey to find out more about this mysterious and wildly talented woman. It’s called Finding Vivian Maier.

Guests:
John Maloof, photographer and documentary filmmaker (@johnmaloof)

Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Pole Dancing and Red Carpets 7 MIN, 51 SEC

On Friday, the pole dancing industry held its first annual Pole Dancing Awards show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home of the LA Opera. KCRW Producer Jenny Radelet brings us a report.

Guests:
Jenny Radelet, Producer, 'Independent Producer Project'

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