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Falcon Heavy launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida by Craig Vander Galien.

LA billionaire to buy the LA Times 7 MIN, 43 SEC

It looks like the LA Times is getting a new owner: bio-tech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. He's a physician and founder of NantHealth, which is based in Culver City. Soon-Shiong is also a major shareholder of Tronc, the Times' parent company.

Guests:
Paul Farhi, Washington Post

A chaotic lead-up to Rap mogul Suge Knight's murder trial 9 MIN, 25 SEC

Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight won’t stand trial for murder until late April. But it’s already been chaotic. Last week, Knight’s fiance was sentenced to three years in jail. Two of his lawyers were arrested late last month, then released. Prosecutors say a third lawyer may have helped Knight violate a court order. And detectives want to question two filmmakers making a documentary about him.

Guests:
James Queally, LA Times (@JamesQueallyLAT)

More:
Prosecutors use aggressive tactics against Suge Knight and his team, sparking civil liberties concerns

New bill makes it illegal to say Poland was complicit in the Holocaust 7 MIN, 8 SEC

Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a controversial bill that aims to erase his country’s connection to the Holocaust. The law makes it illegal to describe Nazi death camps like Auschwitz as “Polish,” even if they were in Poland. The bill has drawn criticism from the US and Israel.

Guests:
Rick Noack, Washington Post (@rick_n)

More:
Polish president signs Holocaust bill, drawing rare U.S. rebuke

Abortions are illegal in dystopian novel 'Red Clocks' 14 MIN, 30 SEC


Lemi Zumas is author of "Red Clocks." (Courtesy of Hachette Book Group)

A new novel imagines a future America where fetuses have legal rights, in-vitro fertilization and abortions are illegal, and only two-parent families can adopt.

Guests:
Leni Zumas, author of “Red Clocks” (@lenizumas)

Red Clocks

Leni Zumas

SpaceX launches its most powerful rocket 8 MIN, 41 SEC

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket today from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. They used a historic launch pad -- the same one that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon. Elon Musk put his personal Tesla Roadster onboard the Falcon Heavy.

Guests:
Robin Seemangal, WIRED (@nova_road)

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