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Open borders in Europe are closing again after reports that migrant men from the Middle East and North Africa sexually abused women on the streets of Cologne and other cities. We look at the consequences for innocent refugees and European unity.  

Later on the program, the Oscar Nominations have been released. We hear about snubs and surprises. 

Photo: Members of the Leipzig arm of the anti-Islam movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West hold a placard showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) as they take part in a rally in Leipzig, Germany, January 11, 2016. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Sarah Sweeney
Andrea Brody

Possible ISIS Links in Jakarta Attack 6 MIN, 17 SEC

The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for explosions and gunfire this morning in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country. The incident occurred at a Starbucks restaurant in broad daylight. Two civilians and five attackers are dead. Nineteen others are wounded. Michael Wills is Senior Vice President of the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Guests:
Michael Wills, National Bureau of Asian Research (@NBRnews)

A Culture Clash Threatens European Unity 33 MIN, 34 SEC

More than 500 complaints of sometimes violent sexual assault have come to light since New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany. Delayed police reports say women were groped, abused and forced to run a gauntlet. Some of the suspects who have been detained are from North Africa and the Middle East. But police reports were delayed, and that's led to charges of a cover-up on behalf of innocent refugees. Outrage in Germany is growing with potentially dire consequences for innocent refugees — and for one of Europe's historic achievements: Some of the open borders finally established after centuries of warfare are closing again.

Guests:
Alison Smale, New York Times (@asmalenyt)
Andreas Roedder, Mainz University
Shamil Shams, Deutsche Welle (@ImamShamil)
Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Danish Institute for Human Rights (@HumanRightsDK)

More:
Smale on asylum seekers being tied to attacks on women in Germany
Shams on Cologne attacks on Muslims showing incompatibility of cultures

Snubs and Surprises and Oscars Nominations 9 MIN, 45 SEC

Hollywood is a multi-billion-dollar business, that's also all about ego and prestige. There are 10 candidates for best picture this year and countless other nominations. Many careers and lots of money hang on the outcome of Motion Picture Academy voting. Alonso Duralde, writer and movie critic for the The Wrap, a digital news outlet, has more on the latest Oscar nominations.


Charlotte Rampling was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (45 Years)

Guests:
Alonso Duralde, Film Critic (@ADuralde)

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Underrated movies on Duralde's wish list

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