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Photo: Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., April 3, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

What Indivisible wants from Senator Dianne Feinstein 9 MIN, 52 SEC

Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in L.A. today. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. We speak with a leader of the protest movement here about what the strategy is for pressuring Democratic lawmakers.

Guests:
Tudor Popescu, Volunteer coordinator with a local chapter of Indivisible

Will California become a sanctuary state for weed? 6 MIN, 18 SEC

Recreational marijuana is legal in California, but not at the federal level. An Assembly committee passed a bill this week that would bar state and local police from helping federal agents crack down on those who grow and sell recreational marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions opposes recreational pot, and recently signalled that a federal crackdown may be on the way.

Guests:
Beau Kilmer, RAND Drug Policy Research Center, co-author “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know” (@beaukilmer)

More:
Bill to shield recreational marijuana from federal crackdowns clears first hearing

Marijuana Legalization

Jonathan P. Caulkins

As pot growers snatch up Monterey greenhouses, prices go through the roof 8 MIN, 22 SEC

In the Salinas Valley, old greenhouses sat vacant for years after the cut flower business shifted to Latin America. Now marijuana growers are snatching up those same greenhouses. The area’s balance of sunshine and ocean breezes is perfect for growing weed.

Guests:
Chuck Allen, real estate agent in the Salinas Valley, working with marijuana growers

Brian Reed shares his secrets of making 'S-Town' 15 MIN, 47 SEC

The podcast “S-Town” by the producers of “This American Life” and “Serial,” has been hugely successful. We speak with its creator about what he discovered in the three years it took to produce.

Guests:
Brian Reed, creator of “S-Town”; Senior Producer at This American Life (@BriHReed)

More:
‘S-Town’ Attains Podcasting Blockbuster Status

Facebook wants to read your mind, and turn your thoughts into status updates 8 MIN, 39 SEC

Days after a man posted a video to Facebook of him randomly shooting and killing another man, Mark Zuckerberg said his company will keep doing all they can to prevent similar tragedies from happening again. He then talked about unveiling ambitious new features that will allow users to augment reality.

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

More:
Facebook shows what our post-phone future will look like

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