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Europe's effort to reduce the flow of refugees from Africa and the Middle East is having tragic consequences. The US is accused of not admitting enough people to help ease the burden on important allies. Are there better ways of coping with a humanitarian crisis? 

Later on the program, is it all in the genes after all?

Photo: Migrants are seen on a capsizing boat before a rescue operation by Italian navy ships off the coast of Libya in this handout picture released by the Italian Marina Militare on May 25, 2016. (Marina Militare/Reuters)

Producers:
Sasa Woodruff
Katie Cooper
Andrea Brody

Clinton and Sanders Are Running Neck and Neck in California 6 MIN, 30 SEC

There's new evidence for what had been considered an unlikely prediction by Bernie Sanders, that “on Tuesday we are going to win the primary here in California” Today, the authoritative Field Poll became the latest to show that Sanders' claim might come true. It shows him just two points behind — with 43 to her 45 percent of those polled. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey shows the same two-point difference with Clinton ahead 49 to 47. Mark Barabak is a political writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Guests:
Mark Barabak, Los Angeles Times (@markzbarabak)

Is the US Taking its Fair Share of International Refugees? 32 MIN, 36 SEC

More than a million refugees crowded into Europe last year, and Germany made a deal with Turkey to help reduce the flow. That's forcing migrants to choose a more dangerous route -- from Libya to Italy -- and last week alone, almost a thousand drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. Now the deal with Turkey may be in trouble, but that won't reduce the flight of desperate fugitives from the Middle East and Africa. The US has agreed to take just 75,000 — after exhaustive screening. So few have made it that America's being accused of failing to meet its moral obligations.

Guests:
Joel Millman, International Organization for Migration (@MillmanIOM)
Alex Barker, Financial Times (@alexebarker)
Jennifer Quigley, Human Rights First (@humanrights1st)
Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies (@JessicaV_CIS)

More:
International Organization for Migration on 2016 Mediterranean migrant arrivals, deaths
Human Rights First calls on State Department to increase resettlement
Center for Immigration Studies on the immigration surge

Siddhartha Mukherjee Talks about the History of the Human Genome 10 MIN, 49 SEC

How much of identity, temperament and the risk of disease are determined before we're born — by our genes? Will it be possible to create a synthetic human being? We get some answers from Siddhartha Mukherjee, a doctor whose latest book traces the history — and possible future — of genetic science. 

Guests:
Siddhartha Mukherjee, oncologist and best-selling author (@smukherj2000)

The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

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