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The Trump cabinet's millionaires club 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton for close ties to Wall Street and a lack of concern for "real people." Now he's nominated three millionaires for cabinet jobs, including Steve Mnuchin of Goldman Sachs to be Secretary of the Treasury. Josh Barro, Senior Editor at Business Insider and the co-host of KCRW's Left, Right and Center, has more on Trump's latest picks.

Guests:
Josh Barro, Business Insider / KCRW's Left, Right & Center (@jbarro)

A noble pursuit or just a distraction? 33 MIN

Donald Trump lost the popular vote, but prevailed in the Electoral College. Now his claim of a "rigged" election has come back to haunt him. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is paying for recounts in Wisconsin and possibly two other states where he won by very small margins. Trump is acting outraged, but his own, often repeated, warnings have added to public concern about Russian hacking and voting-machine malfunctions.  The recounts are unlikely to change the outcome. Will they reveal weakness in the basic tools of democracy or distract attention from the consequences of Trump's victory?

Guests:
Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (@wisvoter)
Ed Kilgore, New York magazine / Democratic Strategist (@ed_kilgore)
David Dill, Stanford University / Verified Voting (@VerifiedVoting)
Ari Berman, Mother Jones (@AriBerman)

More:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on judge rejecting Stein's request for hand recount in Wisconsin
Kilgore on Trump threatening to make GOP the party of permanent voter suppression
Dill on why online voting is a danger to democracy
Berman on Trump's lies about voter fraud are a prelude to voter suppression

Will immigrants in detention centers get their day in court? 10 MIN, 15 SEC

The US Supreme Court today considered the plight of thousands of immigrants — often here lawfully, but sometimes detained for years without hearings on whether they should be deported. The Obama Administration appealed the decisions of lower courts that they're entitled to apply for release on bond. A new decision could have major impact on Donald Trump's immigration crack-down.

Arguing on behalf of the immigrants is Ahilan Arulanantham, Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California and recent recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant.

Guests:
Ahilan Arulanantham, ACLU of Southern California (@ahilan_toolong)

More:
ACLU on Jennings v. Rodriguez

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