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Photo credit: White House senior advisor Steve Bannon attends as U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive orders in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

How Steve Bannon shapes policy here and abroad 10 MIN, 46 SEC

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is behind many of Donald Trump’s policies, including the recent travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Bannon’s views on religion, global politics and the economy are not exactly mainstream.

Guests:
David Von Drehle, Editor-at-Large, Time Magazine

More:
Is Steve Bannon the Second Most Powerful Man in the World?

Milo Yiannopoulos stirs up debate on limits of free speech 7 MIN, 21 SEC

White nationalist Milo Yiannopoulos sparked violent protests at Berkeley yesterday. His speech was cancelled. Should he have been allowed to talk under free speech rules, or should all hate speech be banned?

Guests:
David Snyder, First Amendment Coalition

The European view of Donald Trump 11 MIN, 14 SEC

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany John Emerson was relieved of his duties on inauguration day. He’s back home in LA, and joins us to discuss Europe’s reaction to Trump.

Guests:
John Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Viet Thanh Nguyen on being a refugee and being unwanted 14 MIN, 13 SEC

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new short story collection, “The Refugees,” focuses on people living between two worlds — how they switch identities and navigate issues of love, family and immigration. Nguyen talks about his personal sense of being a refugee, and points out the important difference between an immigrant and a refugee.



Photo credit: BeBe Jacobs.

Guests:
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (@viet_t_nguyen)

More:
Viet Thanh Nguyen on being a refugee and being unwanted

Does Twitter have what it takes against trolls? 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Twitter announced this week that they’ll implement a fix to combat repeat trolls. Reddit banned two subreddits yesterday. Snapchat, valued at $25 billion, is expected to publicly file its IPO next week.

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

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