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Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gender bias in the Marine Corps

March 30, 2018 • 8:00 PM PT
Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gender bias in the Marine Corps

March 30, 2018 • 8:00 PM PT

Photo of Kate Germano is a former Marine Corps officer courtesy of the Marine Corps Times.

Fuel efficiency standards: California v. Trump administration 11 MIN, 26 SEC

Trump’s EPA wants to roll back greenhouse emissions rules, an issue that California led the way on. But does the federal government have the power to overrule California’s efforts? What does the auto industry make of the effort?

Guests:
Cara Horowitz, UCLA's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Aaron Robinson, Hagerty Magazine

Combat vet on bias against women in the Marines 13 MIN, 15 SEC

Kate Germano led the military’s only all-female recruit battalion. Under her watch, the women shot better, ran faster, and had fewer injuries. But then she was fired in 2015. She said it had to do with her taking a stand, and confronting gender bias and lowered expectations for women.


Kate Germano is a former Marine Corps officer.
Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Times. 

Guests:
Kate Germano, author of “Fight like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines are Trained” (@kate_germano)

Fight Like a Girl

Kate Germano

Spielberg takes on gaming with 'Ready Player One?' 14 MIN, 35 SEC

Our critics review “Ready Player One,” a blockbuster set in a dystopian future where people try to escape to a virtual reality game; “Acrimony,” starring Taraji P. Henson as a wronged woman seeking revenge; “Outside In,” about a man recently released from prison.

Guests:
Witney Seibold, co-host of Canceled Too Soon (@witneyseibold)
Alicia Malone, host of Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck (@aliciamalone)

MLB's opening day and the start of the Final Four 9 MIN, 40 SEC

The Dodgers and Angels both stumbled out of the gate on Thursday -- as baseball got underway. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is on -- with the Final Four facing off tomorrow. And as the NBA’s regular season nears its end, the Lakers are out of playoff contention, but the Clippers still have a chance.

Guests:
Jason Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)

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