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Vote could edge Turkey closer to dictatorship 6 MIN, 32 SEC

Turkey's parliamentary system is at stake in a critical referendum scheduled for Sunday.  The measure is about change in the Constitution, but it's really a vote for or against Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. That's according to Semih Idiz, who writes about diplomacy in his column "Turkey Pulse" for Al Monitor.

Guests:
Semih Idiz, Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse (@semihidiz)

Will airline service ever be great again? 33 MIN, 3 SEC

The "back of the bus" has turned into the back of the plane — with discrimination based on class, social status… and money. When airlines sell more seats than a plane will hold, they're allowed to force one paid passenger to give up a seat to another.

Video of a doctor dragged screaming down the aisle or United Airlines plane is evidence of an increasingly common practice. And First Class isn't immune. With just four main carriers left because of consolidation, passenger service is a casualty of the drive for profit and America's increased wealth inequality.

Guests:
David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times (@Davidlaz)
William McGee, Consumer Reports (@WilliamJMcGee)
Brett Snyder, Cranky Flier (@crankyflier)
Helaine Olen, journalist and author (@helaineolen)

More:
Thomas Demetrio, attorney for Dr. Dao, on a possible lawsuit against United
Lazarus on United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Lazarus on United's brand taking a beating after bumped passenger dragged off plane
Snyder on United and overbooking
Olen on increasingly disrespectful treatment of our society's growing income divide

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William J. McGee

InfoWars and the politics of health conspiracies 10 MIN, 44 SEC

Alex Jones is the host of Info Wars, a far-right YouTube channel famous for conspiracy theories. President Trump has shared links, making it more influential.

One overlooked element is the site's "health and medicine" news. Julia Belluz, who covers health and science for Vox, watched many hours of Info Wars and joins us for the first installment of our series, "The Emotional States of America." 

Guests:
Julia Belluz, Vox (@juliaoftoronto)

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