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The deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act has been extended until Saturday here in California. That’s because so many people are trying to enroll. We find out what some of their concerns are as a Republican Congress and president vow to repeal Obamacare. But what are the GOP’s plans beyond that, and would Democrats support them?

Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, David Archambault, talks about what’s next for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers temporarily halted the project. Could the incoming Trump administration easily reverse that decision?

FCC head Tom Wheeler says he’ll step down. He has protected net neutrality. Could that change in a new administration?

The musicians behind the Negro Problem have a new show that channels writer James Baldwin.

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Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Amy Ta
Michell Eloy

Angelenos share concerns about the future of Obamacare 8 MIN, 27 SEC

There’s been a surge of signups for Obamacare in California. The deadline to sign up has been extended to Saturday. The enrollment bump comes amid uncertainty about the future of the law under President-elect Donald Trump. Press Play producer Michell Eloy spoke with people here in Los Angeles.


Guests:
Michell Eloy, Producer, 'Press Play'

More:
Some worry about what will happen to Covered California when Trump becomes president

Would Democrats work with Republicans on a new health care law? 8 MIN, 24 SEC

We look at how dismantling the Affordable Care Act would work within the GOP, and how Democrats in Congress might react.

Guests:
Burgess Everett, Politico (@burgessev)

Standing Rock Sioux chairman: top concern is safety 7 MIN, 25 SEC

Arctic air is blanketing large swaths of the country, including North Dakota, where hundreds of protesters are still camped out near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Earlier this month, the Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to temporarily stop construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux took issue with the pipeline’s originally planned route, which would have run underneath a lake near the reservation. President-elect Donald Trump has said he’ll try to overturn the decision.

Guests:
David Archambault ||, Standing Rock Sioux

New downtown LA rock show channels James Baldwin 14 MIN, 55 SEC

James Baldwin is having quite a moment. There’s the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro. A new book is out that reflects on his seminal work, The Fire Next Time. And at the REDCAT theater downtown, Stew and Heidi Rodewald and their band The Negro Problem are performing a James Baldwin-inspired show, Notes of a Native Song.

Guests:
Heidi Rodewald, Musician
Stew, Musician

Net neutrality under Donald Trump 7 MIN, 12 SEC

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced today that he’ll resign on the same day Donald Trump is sworn in as President. Wheeler helped push through rules last year that require internet service providers to treat all internet traffic equally. It’s a principle many tech companies have favored. Executives from those companies met with Trump in New York yesterday.

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

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