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Two of Donald Trump's most hotly debated proposals are a ban on the entry of any Muslims into the country and the deportation of all undocumented workers. We get some legal surprises and some astonishing estimates of logistical challenges and impact on the size of government. 

Later on the program, it didn't last long, but the fourth largest economy in the world set a kind of record this week for renewable energy.

Photo: Farhana Quayoum (L), Angel Ouza (C) and Rhima Aoun volunteer at a rally encouraging Arab-Americans to register and vote during this Saturday's democratic presidential caucus, in Dearborn, Michigan. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Paul von Zielbauer
Andrea Brody

Truck Bombs Kill More than 90 in Sadr City, Iraq 6 MIN, 22 SEC

ISIS, the Islamic State, has been losing territory in Iraq. Today it's claiming responsibility for three bombings in Baghdad — at an open market, a police station and a residential neighborhood. At least 93 people are dead and 165 injured according to early estimates. This comes during political upheaval and protests against the government installed by the United States. Ben Van Heuvelen is Managing Editor of the Iraq Oil Report.

Guests:
Ben Van Heuvelen, Iraq Oil Report (@berendvh)

Reality Checks on The Donald 32 MIN, 36 SEC

Donald Trump has famously contradicted himself many times, but he's been relentlessly consistent on two major proposals. He wants a moratorium on any foreign Muslims entering the country, and he wants all undocumented workers to be deported. Both are crucial to Trump's base of support, and both have been roundly denounced — even by some members of the Republican Party. The moratorium has been called both un-American and unconstitutional, but we hear about some legal precedents that may surprise you. As to mass deportation, what would it take to round up 10 to 12 million people? What would it mean for the size of government and the economy?

Guests:
Jan Ting, Temple University (@janting3)
Stephen Legomsky, Washington University School of Law (@WashULaw)
Maya Berry, Arab American Institute (@imayaberry)
Doug Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum (@djheakin)

More:
Ting's Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed praising Trump's immigration plan
Ting on courts rulings supporting Trump's immigration ban
Arab American Institute on the Yalla vote

Is Germany Leading the Way on Green Energy Transition? 10 MIN, 36 SEC

It didn't last long, but the fourth largest economy in the world set a kind of record this week for renewable energy.


Wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany
Photo: Phillip May

Sometime around noon this past Sunday, 90% of Germany's total electricity demand was powered by wind, solar, hydro and biomass. There was so much renewable energy that government had to pay people to use it. Chis Nelder is an energy futurist and electricity manager at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He's also host of a podcast called The Energy Transition Show.

Guests:
Chris Nelder, Rocky Mountain Institute (@chrisnelder)

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