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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Some undocumented immigrants consider self-deportation The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, but all failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
California DACA recipient fights for permanent fix This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. We talk about what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to travel to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
How common is domestic abuse? White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week after his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of physical and emotional abuse. Domestic violence affects women across the board. We talk with a wealthy, Harvard-educated woman who was married to an abusive man.
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