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Photo: U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks with reporters about the Committee's Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 30, 2017. (Yuri Gripas / Reuters)

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Amy Ta
Michell Eloy

Rep. Adam Schiff shares latest revelations in the Russia investigation 10 MIN, 37 SEC

Two White House officials have been identified as sharing confidential intelligence with California Congressman Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee. The committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is on hold for now. California’s Adam Schiff is the top Democrat on the committee, and he tells us what’s next for the investigation.


Congressman Adam Schiff is a top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee (Photo courtesy of the Office of Rep. Schiff)

Guests:
Adam Schiff, US Congress (D-CA); U.S. Democratic Representative (@RepAdamSchiff)

More:
Nunes tries to blame Democrats for troubled Russia probe

Activists target Congressmen who repealed internet privacy rules 8 MIN, 20 SEC

Congressional Republicans voted to let internet service providers track you on the web and sell that information. Privacy advocates have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars so far to buy the web histories of Congress members who voted to repeal the protections. We get tips on how you can maintain your privacy now.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

More:
VPNs Won’t Save You from Congress’ Internet Privacy Giveaway
Protesters raise more than $200,000 to buy Congress’s browsing histories

Mexico's state attorney arrested on drug trafficking charges 9 MIN, 30 SEC

At the San Diego-Mexico border yesterday, U.S. federal agents arrested Edgar Veytia, the attorney general for the state of Nayarit in western Mexico. He allegedly conspired to smuggle heroin, cocaine and meth into the U.S. That’s according to an indictment from a New York grand jury.

Guests:
Sam Quinones, journalist and independent producer (@samquinones7)

More:
Big News From Nayarit: Edgar Veytia arrested

Dreamland

Sam Quinones

U.S. quietly escalates military force in Syria and Yemen to eliminate ISIS 13 MIN, 55 SEC

News reports say the Trump administration is expanding U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Meanwhile, the administration is cutting U.S. foreign aid and the State Department’s budget.

Guests:
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani journalist

More:
Trump in the Middle East: The New Brutality

Painting at Whitney Biennial causes uproar among black artists 7 MIN, 5 SEC

When the Whitney Biennial opened last week in New York, a young black artist named Parker Bright walked into the galleries and stood in front of a white woman’s painting of Emmett Till. “Black Death Spectacle” was printed on the back of his shirt to protest the painting. Some have asked the Whitney to take the painting taken down, but others say that’s censorship.

Guests:
Antwaun Sargent, Art Critic (@Sirsargent)

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