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Today on Press Play: President Obama announced a plan today to cap the monthly amount a borrower has to pay on his or her student loans. Then, a citizen police commission starts a series of hearings this week that’ll lay out the case for or against keeping Police Chief Charlie Beck. Next, a roundup of all the TV news that matters including a check-in on Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, and a new show on Starz by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Then, a jury consultant talks about how he’s helped high-profile defendants avoid jail time. Finally, we’ll get a preview of the gaming expo E3 which starts tomorrow downtown.

Banner Image: Police Chief Charlie Beck; Credit: Neon Tommy

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Student Debt 11 MIN, 42 SEC

President Obama announced new efforts today to reduce the burden of student debt. He’ll issue an executive order that caps payments to 10 percent of the borrower’s income. But how much will this action help? And with more than one trillion dollars now tied up in student debt, what will this mean for our economy?

Guests:
Kevin Carey, New America Foundation (@kevincarey1)

Police Chief Beck 5 MIN, 48 SEC

A civilian Police Commission kicks off hearings this week on whether or not to keep Police Chief Charlie Beck on for another five years. Crime has been down during his tenure and complaints against officers are down as well. So why is a civilian Police Commission even necessary?

Guests:
Raphael Sonenshein, California State University, Los Angeles (@SonensheinPBI)

TV Roundup 8 MIN, 27 SEC

On today’s TV roundup, Game of Thrones is the most popular HBO drama of all time, viewers emerge from an Orange is the New Black weekend binge and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has a new drama on Starz called Power.

Guests:
Andy Greenwald, Grantland (@andygreenwald)

'Acquittal' 13 MIN, 43 SEC

Richard Gabriel is a trial consultant who helps defense attorneys get into the heads of jurors… and helps high-profile defendants get out of hot water. He’s worked on the trials of OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony and Phil Spector. And now he’s written a book on his experiences called Acquittal: An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts.

Guests:
Richard Gabriel, author, 'Acquittal'

Acquittal

Richard Gabriel

E3 Preview 7 MIN, 29 SEC

The gaming technology conference E3 kicks off in Los Angeles tomorrow. All the major gaming companies unveil their latest and greatest new tech at E3. We’ll get a preview from the floor of the show.

Guests:
Randolph Ramsay, GameSpot AU (@randolphramsay)

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