Photo: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. March 15, 2016. (Courtesy of Gage Skidmore)
FROM THIS EPISODE
There’s an election today in LA for the congressional seat vacated by Xavier Becerra. Some candidates said former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders influenced them to run. The race is just one test for the power of the Bernie Sanders movement. We talk about Sanders’ political power since the November election.
The Los Angeles Times editorial page is publishing a six-part series that eviscerates President Trump. We learn why the Times decided to do that, and what it means for the paper’s journalism.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first and only female president of an African country. She’s also a Nobel Peace Prize winner, mother of four sons, and the subject of Helene Cooper’s book “Madame President.”
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Will there be a backlash to #MeToo? New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is at the forefront of the #MeToo campaign on Capitol Hill. She and President Trump are in a Twitter war after she said he should resign. Trump responded by tweeting that the senator “would do anything” for a campaign contribution.
Former 'Hole' drummer Patty Schemel on music and drug addiction Patty Schemel was the drummer for Courtney Love’s band, Hole. But then she got into drugs, lost it all, and ended up living on the streets of LA. She writes about her journey in her new memoir, “Hit So Hard.”
Director Bryan Singer sued for sexual assault “X-Men” director Bryan Singer is being sued for sexual assault. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman says Singer raped him at a yacht party when he was 17, and then told him he could get a Hollywood career if he kept quiet. It’s not the first time Singer is the subject of sexual assault accusations.
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