Photo: Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) points to a sign after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
We look at the politics around the Senate GOP health care bill. Four conservative senators say they can’t support it? Do they really mean that? What will the moderates do? We also talk about President Trump admitting that he had no tapes of his conversations with Comey and that he hinted at them to influence Comey’s testimony.
If Obamacare is repealed, what will it mean for California? We find out what will happen to poor people and people who currently have insurance through the exchange or from their workplace.
President Obama was briefed last summer that Russia hacked the election, and that it was directly ordered by Vladimir Putin. The Washington Post reports on what happened next inside the administration as the president agonized over what to do.
The alt-right, anti-immigration group American Children First is trolling the mostly Latino city of Cudahy. The group’s founder Joseph Turner is giving an ultimatum: Get rid of your sanctuary status or we’ll harass you and cut off your funding. Outside city council meetings, Turner and his allies are holding up signs that say “call ICE,” and they’re provoking residents who are fighting back.
Jonathan Zasloff, UCLA
Our critics review the latest installment in the “Transformers” franchise, where Optimus Prime is gone and a war is on between humans and transformers; “The Bad Batch,” in which the world’s undesirables are cast off into the desert to be chased by cannibals; and the romantic comedy “The Big Sick.”
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Remembering radio legend Joe Frank Radio great Joe Frank has died. He had a long radio career, including decades at KCRW. Frank’s storytelling influenced many young radio journalists, who had never heard anything quite like him before. This includes ‘This American Life’ host, Ira Glass, who shares what it was like to be a young production assistant for Frank.
Rep. Karen Bass on Trump's profane immigration remarks Lawmakers on Thursday talked about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries. That’s when President Trump reportedly asked why the US accepts people from “shithole countries.” Rep. Karen Bass shares her reaction. She’s going to Africa next week and will have to manage angry reactions from leaders there.
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