Harvey Weinstein turned himself in today on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. Weinstein is pleading not guilty. The two women in the case are among more than 80 who’ve accused him of sexual assault or harassment.
FROM THIS EPISODE
We discuss the race for California’s next governor, and how Gavin Newsom’s ads might be helping the Republican leading candidate, John Cox. Also, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says homeowners should be able to refuse selling their homes to gay people.
Abortions are illegal in Ireland, even in cases of rape or incest. The 8th Amendment has been part of the Irish Constitution since 1983, recognizing the right to life of an unborn fetus. But today, residents will cast votes to decide whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment. Irish expats are even flying in to vote. The referendum has energized women and young people on both sides.
Our critics review “In Darkness,” about a blind musician who hears what may have been a murder above her apartment; “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” a 1970s punk-rock, alien sci-fi adventure; “Mary Shelley,” from Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker; and “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” with an all-star cast that includes Emilia Clarke (Mother of Dragons on “Game of Thrones”).
“Grey Gardens” is the famous documentary about mother-daughter duo “Big Edie” Beale and “Little Edie” in their crumbling mansion on Long Island. Now there’s a new film called “That Summer,” featuring never-before-seen footage of the Beales.
More From Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Trump signs order banning family separations, so what's next? Today President Trump signed an executive order banning family separations at the border. His “zero tolerance” immigration policy caused the separations in the first place. It’s been an explosive political issue, with even the first lady urging her husband to change course.
What happens to kids separated from their parents at the border? Some 2000 immigrant kids have been separated from their families at the border. Their parents could be deported while they remain here. It’s becoming more difficult to find relatives to take them in because they, too, are afraid of being deported.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
The battle over water in Santa Barbara’s high desert Cuyama is one of 21 critically overdrafted groundwater basins in the state. Now, the community must come together and figure out a way forward before there’s nothing left. Read More
Snap is leaving Venice, but its imprint remains Social media giant Snap Inc. is moving out of Venice, the city that presided over its now $3 billion success story. The news comes as a relief to many in… Read More