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Only a fraction of Democrats and Republicans have been heard from so far, and Super Tuesday is still more than a week away. But the battle lines are hardening for both presidential campaigns. Can Trump be stopped? Can Clinton be slowed down?

Later on the program, a sexual assault lawsuit by pop star Kesha has the music industry taking sides. 

More:
The Hill on the mayhem ahead in March

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer
Andrea Brody
Evan George

Caste Protests in India Leave Millions without Water 6 MIN, 30 SEC

The world's largest democracy is still ruled in many ways by the ancient system that divides one caste from another. That's what has led to the cutting off of water supply to some ten million people for the past three days in the capital city of Delhi. Annie Gowen is India Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.

Guests:
Annie Gowen, Washington Post (@anniegowen)

The March to Super Tuesday 33 MIN, 14 SEC

Last Saturday, Democrats in Nevada caucused to choose a presidential nominee. In South Carolina, Republicans went to the polls. As always, there were multiple winners… and losers.  Only a fraction of Republicans have voted or caucused so far, but traditional party leaders are facing their worst nightmare. Many don’t even believe Donald Trump is a real Republican, but he could well be this year’s presidential nominee.  Can he be stopped? As for traditional Democrats who tried to stack the deck for Hillary Clinton, it’s hardly smooth sailing with so many young people and women feeling the Bern. We hear what to expect before Super Tuesday next week when 13 states will go to the polls.

Guests:
Peter Wehner, Ethics and Public Policy Center (@Peter_Wehner)
Bob Cusack, The Hill (@BobCusack)
Ben Domenech, The Federalist / Heartland Institute (@bdomenech)
Catherine Rampell, Washington Post (@crampell)
David Graham, Atlantic magazine (@GrahamDavidA)

More:
Cusack on the power brokers who could decide the 2016 election
Wehner on why he will never vote for Trump
Rampell on Sanders' statistical shenanigans
Graham's cheat sheet on the 2016 presidential race
Graham's elegy for the Bush campaign

Kesha Case Has the Music Industry Taking Sides 10 MIN, 12 SEC

Last Friday's ruling by a judge in Manhattan has focused widespread attention on a shocking case that, up until now, has been fodder only for trade magazines. Pop singer Kehsha has filed suit to get out of her contract with Sony because she claims she was raped by her collaborator in writing music.


Kesha at the Today Show in New York, 2012
Photo: Becky Sullivan

Guests:
Andrea Domanick, Noisey Music (@AndreaDomanick)
Robert Jacobs, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

More:
Noisey Music on sexism, how we're failing Kesha
Dr. Luke issues statement after injunction denied in Kesha suit

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