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Does Trump deserve credit for the drop in unemployment numbers? 5 MIN, 45 SEC

Unemployment is down to 3.8 percent -- the lowest it’s been since 2000. It could fall even further.

Guests:
Heather Long, Washington Post (@byHeatherLong)

More:
U.S. economy extends its hiring spree, with a better than expected 223,000 new jobs in May
The alarming statistics that show the U.S. economy isn’t as good as it seems

Skid Row activist: LA homelessness should be treated like an urgent disaster 14 MIN, 16 SEC

Homelessness in LA County dropped 3 percent from last year. Sounds like good news for Mayor Eric Garcetti, who wants to end homelessness by year 2028. But there are still 53,000 people in the county without permanent housing, and more people are falling into homelessness for the first time. The Skid Row bathrooms that Garcetti unveiled last December have shut down.

Guests:
Jennifer Hark Dietz, Executive Director at PATH
Andy Bales, Union Rescue Mission (@abales)

Columbine inspires many attackers in school shootings 13 MIN, 28 SEC

Two weeks ago, a 17 year old opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas. He wore a black trench coat and used a sawed-off shotgun. It was the same attire and weapon that the two Columbine shooters used in 1999. Researchers say one reason school shootings have become so common is a because of social contagion.

Guests:
Manny Fernandez, New York Times (@mannyNYT)
Peter Langman, author, "Why Kids Kill"

More:
For ‘Columbiners,’ School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure Image

What does new film reveal about Andre Leon Talley besides that he's a big personality? 13 MIN, 45 SEC

Our critics review “American Animals,” a mostly true crime thriller involving four Kentucky university students who plan to steal a valuable book from their school library; “Upgrade,” about a man with an implanted computer chip that will enhance his body; “Adrift,” about surviving a catastrophic hurricane; and “The Gospel According to Andre,” which explores the life and career of Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley.

Guests:
Christy Lemire, What The Flick?! (@christylemire)
William Bibbiani, co-hosts the podcasts Canceled Too Soon and Critically Acclaimed. (@williambibbiani)

CREDITS

Image of homelessness in downtown Los Angeles by Laurie Avocado

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Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or
Devan Schwartz

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