Photo credit: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses the media during the 2017 "Congress of Tomorrow" Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 26, 2017. (Mark Makela/ Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are ready to introduce their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’ll come after President’s Day. What will the plan entail and how will it differ from the Affordable Care Act?
There’s been an uptick in liberals citing secret plots to explain the Trump administration’s actions. The reverse is true for conservatives. According to a political scientist, losing political control can make people more vulnerable to misinformation.
Some people are drawing parallels between President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and the totalitarian government in the novel 1984. The book recently climbed up Amazon’s best seller list.
Michael Silverblatt, host, 'Bookworm'
New malware has adapted to antivirus software, so how do you protect your computers now? Also, Disney has cut ties with PewDiePie after an anti-semitic stunt, and YouTube has cut his channel from its premium advertising program.
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Some undocumented immigrants consider self-deportation The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, but all failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
California DACA recipient fights for permanent fix This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. We talk about what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to travel to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
How common is domestic abuse? White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week after his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of physical and emotional abuse. Domestic violence affects women across the board. We talk with a wealthy, Harvard-educated woman who was married to an abusive man.
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