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Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump's overview of the budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 are displayed at the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) on its release by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in Washington, U.S. March 16, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/ Reuters)

How Trump's budget affects housing and the environment in California 17 MIN, 44 SEC

President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint today. Proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development, and public education could deal a painful blow to California. Trump’s blueprint is so extreme that some top Republicans are pushing back against parts of it.

Guests:
Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times (@evanhalper)
Sean Hecht, UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@seanhecht)
Steven Renehan, Shelter Partnership
Mike Genest, former Director of Finance, State of California

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Trump budget would reignite California's financial strains

US to get more money to fight hackers 9 MIN, 30 SEC

President Trump’s budget proposes $1.5 billion for Homeland Security, specifically for cybersecurity. Two Russian intelligence officers are charged with hacking Yahoo. McDonald’s claims its official Twitter account was hacked as well.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

Is the world too far from normal? 14 MIN, 32 SEC

“Normalization” has become a liberal buzzword, pointing to the idea that having Trump in the White House is not normal. But one filmmaker believes the move away from normal began decades ago with decisions made by the rich and powerful.

Guests:
Adam Curtis, Filmmaker, “HyperNormalisation”

March Madness: UCLA has serious shot to win 7 MIN, 3 SEC

The NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness, has begun. UCLA will play its first game tomorrow against Kent State. UCLA hasn’t done very well in the tournament in recent years, but it has a strong team this year.

Guests:
Randy Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)

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