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For more than 15 years, immigrant detainee jails had to inform inmates about medical care and monitor time spent in solitary confinement. This could change under President Trump. With the crackdown on illegal immigration moving quickly, jail space is harder to find. And loosening these requirements can encourage more sheriff and local officials to make their jails available.
Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion last year. Then the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare. As a result, the jump in health insurance premiums went up only 7 percent in 2017, instead of the expected 42 percent. Other states are considering trying out Alaska’s plan.
Republican lawmakers are still working to replace Obamacare, and President Trump said this week he could force Democrats to negotiate the law by scrapping federal funds that help the poor. Some clinics, particularly those serving LA’s homeless, are bracing for major changes. On LA’s Skid Row, clinics have spent the last three years getting thousands of homeless people enrolled in Medi-Cal.
Michell Eloy, Producer, 'Press Play'
British theater company Complicite has a new show called “The Encounter,” running now at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. It’s inspired by the true story of a National Geographic photographer who got lost in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest in 1969.
Simon McBurney, Director and start of "The Encounter"
Making The Encounter
On our weekly web and tech segment...News surfaced this week that Uber may have engaged in unfair business practices to beat its biggest competitor, using software called “Hell.” The company has also faced allegations of systemic harassment and seen a number of executives resign.
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