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Over a thousand people showed up in Murrieta last night to make their voices heard in the debate over detained immigrants coming to the city. We hear about what happened and what both sides are saying. We’ll also discuss what the harassment lawsuit against the hook-up app Tinder says about the culture of startups in Silicon Valley. Mike Pesca swings by to discuss parenting and the role of fathers in children’s development. Writer Alex Tizon takes on Asian stereotypes in his new book Big Little Man. And writer/performer Mike Schlitt joins us for his take on the real meaning of Independence Day.

Photo Credit: Saul Gonzalez

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

Murrieta Immigration Fight 7 MIN, 40 SEC

Over a thousand people showed up in Murrieta last night to make their voices heard in the debate over detained immigrants coming to the city. We hear about what happened and what both sides are saying.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, Morning News Producer (@SaulKCRW)

Tinder Lawsuit 7 MIN, 50 SEC

Whitney Wolfe is suing the hook-up app Tinder for sexual harassment and discrimination. She says she was fired after being bombarded with abusive texts from Tinder’s chief marketing officer. She also alleges she was stripped of her co-founder status when she was let go. Other Tinder executives say she only had a minor part in the app’s development. The lawsuit that raises big questions about sexism in Silicon Valley.

Guests:
Nick Summers, Staff writer at Bloomberg Businessweek (@nicksummers)

We Need To Talk About The Children 8 MIN, 47 SEC

In the latest installment of our regular parenting segment “We Need To Talk About the Children,” we hear from Mike Pesca about a new book on fatherhood.

Guests:
Mike Pesca, Slate (@pescami)

Big Little Man 13 MIN, 27 SEC

Asian stereotypes abound in America: They’re called “the model minority.” The women are thought of as exotic flowers or dragon ladies. The men are considered small, weak and unmanly. We talk to writer Alex Tizon about taking on these myths in his memoir Big Little Man: In Search of my Asian Self.

Guests:
Alex Tizon, Author "Big Little Man: In Search of my Asian Self" (@alextizon)

Everything You Need to Know About the 4th of July 8 MIN, 21 SEC

Tomorrow, America celebrates its 238th birthday. To mark the occasion, we look back to a time when this wasn’t yet a nation, but still an idea. Writer and director Mike Schlitt gives us a taste of his one-man show “Patriot Act,” billed as everything you’ll ever need to know about US history...in just 20 minutes.

Guests:
Mike Schlitt, LA-based writer and performer (@schlitthappenz)

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