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In Vienna today, the US and five other countries are resuming talks with Iran about lifting economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on nuclear development.  Does Iran's recent transparency justify optimism? Can each side make concessions necessary to the other without intensifying opposition at home? Also, Google loses a big case over data privacy in the EU, and Elizabeth Warren may be a US Senator, but she says she's not an insider.

Banner image: Arak's IR-40 Heavy water reactor. Photo: Nanking2012

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg
Liyna Anwar
Evan George

Google Loses Big Case over Data Privacy in the EU 7 MIN, 45 SEC

Do links about personal information have to stay on the Internet forever, even when they're out of date and might be embarrassing? The European Union's Court of Justice today said, "No." In a case against Google, the court ruled there is a "right to be forgotten." Aoife White is based in Brussels for Bloomberg News.

Guests:
Aoife White, Bloomberg News (@aoifewhite101)

Nuclear Negotiations: Can Both Sides Win? 34 MIN, 15 SEC

As Iran sits down again today with five world powers — the US, the UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany — there's a lot at stake for two leaders who've risked their legacies on the outcome. Iran's President Rouhani could see crippling economic sanctions lifted at last. President Obama could head off the possible threat of more nuclear weapons. But failure is likely to discredit both leaders with friends and foes in the Middle East, not to mention hardliners at home. We hear that Iran's increased transparency is cause for optimism, while intractable differences could make the world more dangerous than ever.

Guests:
Jay Solomon, Wall Street Journal (@WSJSolomon)
Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council (@tparsi)
Emily Landau, Institute for National Security Studies (@EmilyBLandau)
Gary Samore, Harvard University

More:
IAEA statement following meeting with Iran
Parsi's 'A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran'
Solomon on growing optimism for Iran nuclear deal

Senator Elizabeth Warren Focused on Today — Not 2016 9 MIN, 2 SEC

book.JPGPollsters and partisans of both parties think there's a good chance Democrats could lose control of the Senate in this year's midterm elections. What will that mean for a higher minimum wage and reducing interest on student loans? Elizabeth Warren was elected Senator from Massachusetts after helping establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In her first term, she's often mentioned as a potential candidate for president, and her recent memoir, A Fighting Chance, reads like a campaign biography. During a book tour, she's joined us in the studios of KCRW in Santa Monica.

Guests:
Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for US Senate (@elizabethforMA)

A Fighting Chance

Elizabeth Warren

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