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Southern California Republican voters are favoring Trump. How come?

Then, Thomas Staggs, Disney heir apparent, has suddenly stepped down. So who’s going to take over when current CEO Bob Iger’s contract is up in two years?

And the Marissa Mayer era at Yahoo is taking a turn for the worse. The company has announced that it will shed 15 percent of its staff and its core business may be up for sale. Why? Hint: Kim Kardashian’s rear end has something to do with it.

Then, a new book profiles three of the two hundred women who have run for president.

And, finally, edibles...They’re not just pot brownies anymore.

Banner Image: Donald Trump via tua ulamac/Flickr

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Laura Swisher
Sarah Sweeney

Who is the California Trump Voter? 10 MIN, 15 SEC

A new Survey USA poll out this week reveals that Donald Trump’s numbers are strongest in Southern California. Nearly half of GOP voters in Southern California are Trump fans and a third support Ted Cruz. Statewide, the gap narrows. So what is it about Donald Trump that appeals to Southern California’s GOP voters?

Guests:
Mike Madrid, GrassrootsLab (@madrid_mike)

Who Will Run Disney Next? 7 MIN, 26 SEC

Thomas Staggs, heir apparent to Disney’s top executive Bob Iger, suddenly announced he’s stepping down. His announcement yesterday was a surprise and spurred immediate speculation as to who will succeed Iger. Iger’s contract expires in two years and Staggs had been groomed to take over. He had been with the company for a quarter-century. But for the first time in decades, Disney may recruit an outsider to run the company.

Guests:
Matthew Belloni, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard (@THRMattBelloni)

What's Behind Yahoo's Downturn 9 MIN, 27 SEC

When Marissa Mayer took the helm of Yahoo four years ago, she vowed to reinvigorate the technology company as a major media brand. Her most visible strategy - big bets on big names, like hiring Katie Couric as Yahoo’s “Global Anchor.” And it seemed like the bet was paying off - Couric’s original interviews were viewed millions of times. In August, Mayer made her last high-profile hire, Martha Nelson, the former top editor of Time, Inc. But less than a year later, Yahoo is in bad shape. It will shed 15 percent of its staff and its core business may be up for sale. The reason for the failure, according to a new article in Vanity Fair, is that Yahoo’s new talent has been competing with Kim Kardashian’s...uh...rear end for clicks.

Guests:
Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair

A History of Women Presidential Candidates 14 MIN, 1 SEC

Hillary Clinton is not the first woman to run for president. She’s not even the 10th or even the 100th. Some 200 women have run for president. Most never had a chance. But a handful made it further than the rest. Three are profiled in a new book called The Highest Glass Ceiling.

Guests:
Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor and historian (@EllenFitzP)

The Highest Glass Ceiling

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Edibles For the Sophisticated Palate 7 MIN, 13 SEC

When you think of edibles - that is, food cooked with marijuana - what comes to mind? Probably pot brownies, right? Well, the edibles market has grown way beyond baked goods. It’s getting downright sophisticated.

Guests:
Katherine Spiers, How It Got In Your Mouth (@katherinespiers)

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