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Photo: Pro-Trump supporters walk near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ahead of an expected visit by U.S. President Donald Trump in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 4, 2017. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Will withdrawing from Paris agreement solidify Trump's support? 14 MIN, 39 SEC

Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership, as John Kerry said, or it’s a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty. How are Trump supporters responding? For some in Southern California, climate change is not their priority.

Guests:
John Kobylt, co-host of "The John and Ken Show" (@johnandkenshow)
Josh Barro, Business Insider / KCRW's Left, Right & Center (@jbarro)

Will California end Daylight Saving Time? 8 MIN, 54 SEC

California’s cap-and-trade program sets limits for emissions, and businesses must buy permits if they exceed them. California state lawmakers debated the future of this program Thursday, along with other bills that would end Daylight Saving Time, delay the start of the school day, and add “gender non-binary” as an option on official documents like driver’s licenses. We look at what bills passed and died in the legislature last night.

Guests:
John Myers, Los Angeles Times (@johnmyers)

Constitutionality of travel ban goes to Supreme Court 7 MIN, 41 SEC

The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to decide whether the travel ban is legal. It asked the court to immediately overturn a decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. As with so many cases that go before the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely to be a swing vote. One close court watcher has written that Justice Kennedy may see this case as an “opportunity” to overturn Korematsu v. United States.

Guests:
Richard Primus, University of Michigan (@Richard_Primus)

More:
Trump turns to Supreme Court to move forward on travel ban

With women at the helm, 'Wonder Woman' wows 13 MIN, 14 SEC

Our critics review the long-awaited “Wonder Woman” blockbuster, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins; “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” based on a popular children’s book series; and “Band Aid,” about a couple who hopes to alleviate their marriage problems by forming a band together.

Guests:
Tim Grierson, Film Critic (@TimGrierson)
Amy Nicholson, Film Critic (@theamynicholson)

In defense of Mr. Met's middle finger 6 MIN, 23 SEC

The New York Mets’ baseball-headed mascot - Mr. Met -- recently flipped off a fan. Reaction from the fans has been harsh, but there are some pockets of understanding.

Guests:
Mike Pesca, The Gist / NPR (@pescami)

More:
Fan says Mr. Met showered with profane heckles before bird-flip

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