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Lawmakers give bi-partisan health reform a shot 6 MIN, 28 SEC

The Republican Congress famously failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  Now the Trump Administration is cutting some funding for Obamacare outreach and marketing.  That seems at crosspurposes with a bipartisan effort to fix health insurance markets.

Guests:
Noam Levey, Los Angeles Times (@NoamLevey )

Media competition for Fox News 31 MIN, 2 SEC

Despite the growth of cable and the dominance of three broadcast networks, many Americans still get their news from local TV. Now, one company — the Sinclair Broadcast Group — will soon own enough stations, many are in small and medium markets, to give it access to more than 70 percent of American households. We hear about Sinclair's requirement that all local newscasts carry the same conservative segments — produced by the company. There's also One America News, building a cable audience with undisguised favoritism to Donald Trump. Will "fairness and balance" be a thing of the past?

Guests:
Kyle Smith, National Review / New York Post (@rkylesmith)
Robert Leonard, KNIA/KRLS Radio (@RobertLeonard)
Marc Fisher, Washington Post (@marcfisher)
Sydney Ember, New York Times (@melbournecoal)

More:
Ember on Sinclair requiring local TV to air segments that tilt to the right
Ember on concerns that Sinclair-Tribune merger will make making it too powerful
Smith on Sinclair Broadcast Group, John Oliver
Fisher on One America News
Leonard on rural communities, the media and Donald Trump
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' on the Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Trump Revealed

Marc Fisher

Is the bleeding, meatless burger safe to eat? 11 MIN, 21 SEC

The meatless "Impossible Burger" is being served at some of America's finest restaurants.  It includes a "special ingredient" that makes it taste like meat and even appear to bleed like a real burger.  But the FDA says it's not sure the "Impossible Burger" is safe. Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, has eaten one of these non-meat burgers.

Guests:
Evan Kleiman, host 'Good Food' (@evankleiman)

More:
Listen to 'Good Food' segment on the Impossible Burger
Impossible Foods on the testing, safety of key ingredient
NY Times on Impossible Burger and challenges of food tech
Impossible Foods responds to NY Times article

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Yael Even Or
Evan George

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