Photo credit: U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
President Trump has complained about illegal leaks -- leaks that led to this week’s resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. What happens to an executive branch when its bureaucrats routinely undermine it?
This week was another dramatic one for the White House. What do Donald Trump’s supporters think? Local Trump supporters share their reactions to yesterday’s press conference and to the president’s first month in office.
Trump suggested that the U.S. might back away from the two-state solution with Israel and the Palestinians. A Middle East expert explains how that’s playing in the region, and whether Trump’s strong relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu might help broker peace.
Cats have roamed the streets of Istanbul for thousands of years. The new documentary “Kedi” explains why Turks are so enamored by cats.
Ceyda Torun, Filmmaker
Our film critics review “The Great Wall,” set in China and starring Matt Damon; the horror anthology “XX,” which features women writers, directors and lead actors; and another thriller called “A Cure for Wellness.”
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Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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