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A federal judge ruled Friday that the Obama administration must release all undocumented children and their mothers from detention facilities as soon as possible. What does this mean for immigration policy?

And Caitlyn Jenner’s new docu-series I Am Cait debuted last night. It was one of the most anticipated new TV shows of the year.

Then, Joshua Oppenheimer spent time with the perpetrators of Indonesia’s 1965-66 massacre for his 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing. His latest film, The Look of Silence, is told from the victim’s point of view.

Finally, it’s hot out. But air conditioning has serious implications too—for climate change, the economy, and even personal well-being.

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Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

Ruling on Undocumented Children and Mothers in Detention Facilities 12 MIN, 8 SEC

Late on Friday a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that the Obama administration must release all undocumented children and their mothers from detention facilities as soon as possible. Judge Dolly Gee cited widespread and deplorable conditions, and said the ongoing detention of children violated a two-decade court settlement on the housing of immigrant children.

Guests:
Peter Schey, President, Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
Dara Lind, Vox (@DLind)

TV Roundup: 'I Am Cait,' and More 8 MIN, 28 SEC

Caitlyn Jenner’s new docu-series I Am Cait debuted last night. It was one of the most anticipated new TV shows of the year. That and more in television news today.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, Indiewire / Variety (@Franklinavenue)
June Thomas, Slate (@junethomas)

'The Look of Silence' 16 MIN, 4 SEC

From 1965 to 1966, around a million people were killed in Indonesia. It was an anti-Communist purge mounted by the Army and supported secretly by the U.S. and Britain during the Cold War. Most of the victims were villagers who were rounded up and slaughtered. Indonesia has never accounted for the massacre. In fact, the killers remain heroes to this day. Joshua Oppenheimer spent time with those killers for his 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing. Now, he’s made a companion film from the victim’s point of view.

Guests:
Joshua Oppenheimer, director (@JoshuaOppenheim)

Air-Conditioning Wars 9 MIN, 21 SEC

It’s hot out so we’ve been having this debate around our office lately: air conditioning, or au naturel? Things can get… pretty heated. The office debate is one thing. But air conditioning has more serious implications too—for climate change, the economy, and even personal well-being.

Guests:
Stan Cox, author, 'Losing Our Cool'
Alan Hedge, Cornell University

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