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What to watch in the lame duck congress’ final weeks 6 MIN, 32 SEC

Next week, the House and the Senate will be trying to clean up left-over business from the Obama era before a newly elected Congress begins the Trump Era next year. Is there any chance for bipartisanship? We get insight from Jennifer Steinhauer, who covers Capitol Hill for the New York Times

Guests:
Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times (@jestei)

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21st Century Cures

Dash cams, body cams and unintended consequences 33 MIN, 53 SEC

High-profile cases of questionable killings and other alleged misbehavior have police departments mounting cameras on patrol cars and on cops themselves. The idea is public "transparency."  But Seattle had 300,000 hours of dash-cam footage — enough to keep 170 people busy for a year in response to a court order. Body cams don't provide surveillance of the police -- it's the mostly innocent people they talk to.  Should those interviews become public? Who should make the rules and implement the decisions day-to-day? 

Guests:
McKenzie Funk, journalist and author (@McKenzieFunk)
Chad Marlow, ACLU (@chadaaronmarlow)
Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice / Black Lives Matter (@culturejedi)
Jim Bueermann, Police Foundation (@PoliceFound)
Harlan Yu, Upturn (@harlanyu)

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Funk on body cams and the complications of total transparency
Marlow on the hard lessons of police body camera policies
Center for Media Justice on body cameras
Upturn's body cam score card

Black Sea shipwrecks shed light on early empires 9 MIN, 15 SEC

A maritime history museum at the bottom of the Black Sea…

Some 40 shipwrecks have been discovered in the depths of the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria. They've been photographed by robots using high-resolution techniques. William Broad, Pulitzer-Prize winning science reporter with the New York Times, says archeologists couldn't believe their eyes.

Guests:
William Broad, New York Times (@WilliamJBroad)

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William J Broad

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