Photo credit: Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. December 16, 2015 (Gage Skidmore)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Donald Trump is putting lots of on shoring up the US-Mexico border, but FBI records show that more people on the terrorist watchlist try to enter the US from the north.
An investigation into a drug prescribed to girls who start puberty early found long term consequences. Now in their 20s, some young women who took the drug are experiencing signs of menopause and other major health problems.
A few years ago, one 3.3 pound truffle sold for $330,000. High prices mean that the industry is filled with fraud and corruption. Ian Purkayastha has been steeped in it since he was a teenager. Now at 24, he’s one of the most sought-after importers of truffles.
It’s not your imagination that internet speeds are slow, despite companies advertising fast speeds. In New York State, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Charter Communications - the company that owns Spectrum - formerly Time Warner Cable. Spectrum is also the biggest cable provider in southern California.
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Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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