Photo courtesy; Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona December 16, 2015. (Gage Skidmore)
FROM THIS EPISODE
In 1973, President Nixon fired special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. As a result the attorney general and the deputy attorney general resigned. Some are pointing to this moment - what’s been called the Saturday Night Massacre - as a point of comparison to Donald Trump’s firing of interim attorney general Sally Yates after she refused to defend his travel ban.
The head of an immigration lawyers group sheds some light on who was detained at airports, and what’s next for them.
Ben Johnson, American Immigration Lawyer Association
H-1B visas allow skilled foreign workers to come to the US. Many of those visas go to tech workers in Silicon Valley. A Mozilla executive explains how her company is being affected, and we learn what other companies have been doing in response to Trump’s executive actions on immigration and refugees.
The 93-year-old Culver City studio is reducing its estimated value by nearly a billion dollars. In a letter to employees, company leaders said that’s partly because of “dramatic shifts in the home entertainment space.”
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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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