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The Syrian refugee crisis has become a political football since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. Republican presidential candidates and governors are now saying the U.S. needs to stop taking in Syrian refugees.

And why didn’t the French have advance intelligence about Friday’s attacks?  With all the surveillance going on, how could they have missed what had to be elaborate planning? For some, including California Senator Diane Feinstein, one answer is encryption. The terrorists may have used tools that evaded surveillance.

Then, before Friday’s attacks, there was the foiled attack on a French train in August. And before that, there was Charlie Hebdo. All of these attacks have something in common: they share some origins in Belgium. Specifically, the district of Molenbeek on the edge of Brussels. Yesterday, Belgian police conducted a series of raids in the neighborhood.

Next, the LA Police Commission is a five-member board that is supposed to oversee the LAPD. The new board president has called the rise in police shootings in LA “alarming,” and has asked the department to provide an extensive analysis of its training and use of force policies.

Finally, food delivery is big business these days. Companies like Postmates, UberEATS and Seamless deliver food from restaurants that don’t offer delivery themselves. Or, if you’re more ambitious, you can try services like Blue Apron or Purple Carrot.

Banner Image: The Eiffel Tower lit up in French colours after the Novermber 2015 Paris attacks.

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

Politics After Paris 12 MIN, 46 SEC

The Syrian refugee crisis has become a political football since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. Republican presidential candidates and governors are now saying the U.S. needs to stop taking in Syrian refugees.

Guests:
Dana Milbank, Washington Post (@Milbank)
Ruben Navarrette, Jr., political columnist (@RubenNavarrette)

ISIS and Encryption 8 MIN, 35 SEC
Why didn’t the French have advance intelligence about Friday’s attacks? With all the surveillance going on, how could they have missed what had to be elaborate planning? For some, including California Senator Diane Feinstein, one answer is encryption. The terrorists may have used tools that evaded surveillance.

Guests:
Nicole Perlroth, New York Times (@nicoleperlroth)

Why Belgium? 7 MIN, 11 SEC
Before Friday’s attacks, there was the foiled attack on a French train in August. And before that, there was Charlie Hebdo. All of these attacks have something in common: they share some origins in Belgium. Specifically, the district of Molenbeek on the edge of Brussels. Yesterday, Belgian police conducted a series of raids in the neighborhood.

Guests:
Joshua Keating, Slate (@joshuakeating)

More:
How Belgium Became a Breeding Ground for Terrorists

LA Police Commission Addresses Police Shootings 7 MIN, 55 SEC

The LA Police Commission is a five-member board that’s supposed to oversee the LAPD. The new board president has called the rise in police shootings in LA “alarming,” and has asked the department to provide an extensive analysis of its training and use of force policies.

Guests:
Joe Domanick, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (@JohnJayCollege)

Food Delivery Gains in Popularity 7 MIN, 10 SEC

Food delivery is big business these days. Companies like Postmates, UberEATS and Seamless deliver food from restaurants that don’t offer delivery themselves. Or, if you’re more ambitious, you can try services like Blue Apron or Purple Carrot.

Guests:
Katherine Spiers, How It Got In Your Mouth (@katherinespiers)

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