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)
FROM THIS EPISODE
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.
David Von Drehle, Editor-at-Large, Time Magazine
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?
David Snyder, First Amendment Coalition
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.
John Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to Germany
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.
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