FROM THIS EPISODE
Senate Democrats agreed to reopen the government for the next three weeks. But the larger issue of what do about DACA remains. We talk about the politics around this and the future of immigration policy.
White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is being blamed for torpedoing the latest immigration deal. He’s received a lot of attention for his hard-line immigration views -- and his often strident media appearances.
The Obama administration issued a directive to all 50 state Medicaid directors warning that big cuts to family planning providers, like Planned Parenthood, would break federal law. Trump said late last week that he would rescind that guidance, leaving the door open for states to potentially defund clinics that provide abortions.
Oregonians think the federal government is out to get them, despite the Trump administration putting through policies they’ve wanted. A reporter from New York goes back to her childhood home in eastern Oregon to meet the people behind the anti-government protests there.
A ban on car washing, two minute showers, flushing a toilet only when absolutely necessary -- those are extreme water conservation measures people in Cape Town have to follow. The South African city is on track to run out of water in about 90 days.
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Veterans against arming teachers Some veterans are coming out against the idea of arming teachers. They say they know from experience what semi-automatic weapons can do. They’ve been writing blog posts and op-eds, and tweeting with #VetsForGunReform. Bob Bateman and Joe Plenzler started the movement. They served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Inside the job of a border patrol agent The hardening of the U.S. border means more migrants taking dangerous paths from Mexico to the U.S., traveling through deserts -- sometimes with little water. We talk with a former border patrol agent about what he saw and why he quit.
LA high school senior fights gun violence After the mass school shooting in Florida, many young people are taking action against guns. We talk about the growing protest movement with an 18-year-old activist in LA. We also look at what other countries have done to prevent shootings, like mandatory training and age restrictions.
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