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How will the Nunes memo affect the Mueller investigation? 10 MIN, 17 SEC

The House Intelligence Committee today released a memo written by California Republican Devin Nunes, which lays out concerns about how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Russia investigation. Now there’s a full blown fight between the White House and the FBI, which didn’t want the memo released.

Guests:
Kyle Cheney, Politico (@kyledcheney)
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

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GOP releases Nunes memo over FBI objections

Financial interests of Tronc's chairman 7 MIN, 45 SEC

The Los Angeles Times is trying to calm the waters after internal chaos. The paper’s newest editor in chief, Jim Kirk, promises to work with the newsroom. But overseeing it all is parent company Tronc, run by Michael Ferro, whose mission may not align with the newsroom’s.

Guests:
Dylan Byers, CNN (@DylanByers)

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What went wrong at the Los Angeles Times?

After LAUSD shooting, questions about school security emerge 7 MIN, 48 SEC

On Thursday, a 12-year-old girl brought a semi-automatic pistol to Sal Castro Middle School, near downtown LA. It went off apparently by accident, and wounded four students and one adult. Steven Zipperman, head of LAUSD police, got lots of questions about school security, and said this isn’t the time to open a debate on LAUSD random weapons searches.

Guests:
Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times (@howardblume )

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What exactly does L.A. Unified do to try to prevent school shootings?
Amid middle school shooting, a debate rages over random weapons searches at L.A. campuses

Transgender woman takes the lead in 'A Fantastic Woman' 12 MIN, 17 SEC

Our critics review the Oscar-nominated “A Fantastic Woman,” about a transgender cabaret singer in Santiago who’s dealing with the death of her lover, and is barred from the funeral; “On Body and Soul,” the only Oscar nominee with a woman director; “Winchester,” a horror film based on the mystery house in San Jose. Also just announced: Tom Hanks will play Mr. Rogers in a biopic.

Guests:
Alonso Duralde, Film Critic (@ADuralde)
Dave White, Film Critic (@dlelandwhite)

Will Tom Brady get another Super Bowl ring this Sunday? 9 MIN, 49 SEC

Super Bowl 52 kicks off this Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles face off against the New England Patriots. We talk about Tom Brady’s personal guru, and whether you should watch the Justin Timberlake halftime show.

Guests:
Randy Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)
Jason Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)

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