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We start with an update from Mexico, where the discovery of remains believed to belong to 43 students teachers who went missing six weeks ago has set off massive demonstrations. Then, why is there a no-fly zone over Disneyland? In our weekly TV roundup, an open letter to Sunday night television. Next, we hear from Bill Nye the Science Guy about the debate over evolution versus creationism and why he believes it’s key to American progress. Finally, we break down the scientific accuracy of the film Interstellar.

Banner Image: Bill Nye the Science Guy; Credit: Alex Pieros

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Remains Thought to Be Missing Mexican Students Found 8 MIN, 15 SEC

The remains of dozens of young people have been found in a garbage dump near Iguala, Mexico, where 43 student-teachers went missing six weeks ago. The Mexican government says the bodies are likely evidence that the students were massacred. That set off protests all weekend, culminating with demonstrators lighting the Mexican ceremonial presidential palace on fire yesterday. We get the latest update on the case.

Guests:
Carrie Kahn, NPR (@ckahn)

Disney’s No-Fly Zone 8 MIN, 15 SEC

You’re probably familiar with the concept of the no-fly zone: It’s protected airspace over, say, sensitive military areas or the Kurdish areas of Iraq. But you might be surprised to learn there’s a no-fly zone over Disneyland in Anaheim, and one over Disney World in Florida. A lobbyist managed to get it to block banner advertising over the park. Is it an abuse of no-fly zones?

Guests:
Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (@mattdpearce)
David Koenig, freelance writer and editor (@davekoenig)

More:
No-fly zones over Disney parks face new scrutiny

Realityland

David Koenig

An Open Letter to Sunday Night TV 9 MIN, 36 SEC

Why would anyone write an open letter to Sunday night TV? That and more -- including the cancellation of the short-lived sitcom Selfie and a deeply weird small screen parody -- in our weekly television roundup.

Guests:
Andy Greenwald, Grantland (@andygreenwald)
Sarah Mesle, Los Angeles Review of Books (@sunsetandecho)

Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes on Creationism 14 MIN, 18 SEC

Back in February, Bill Nye the Science Guy debated creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The question debated was "Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?"

Now, Nye says his new book takes the debate a step further. We hear from Nye about the book and why he believes the debate is critical to America’s future.

Guests:
Bill Nye, science educator (@TheScienceGuy)

Undeniable

Bill Nye

The Science of "Interstellar" 7 MIN, 15 SEC

The movie Interstellar is a science fiction thriller. But should the emphasis be on “fiction”? We break down the film’s accuracy. And beyond Interstellar, does the silver screen ever truly do science justice?

Guests:
Rowan Hooper, New Scientist (@rowhoop)

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