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The Trump-Netanyahu meeting, and the political mess in Israel 9 MIN, 49 SEC

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Trump at the White House. The meeting came after Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is slated to happen in a few months. In Israel, Netanyahu is under investigation in several corruption cases and one of his closest advisers has turned against him and will testify for the prosecution.

Guests:
Amir Tibon, Haaretz (@amirtibon)

Robert Mueller looks into Trump's cozy relationship with the United Arab Emirates 9 MIN, 16 SEC

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed an unnamed witness, and is seeking all communications with President Trump and nearly a dozen of his closest advisers. The grand jury subpoena asks for texts, phone logs, notes and work documents dating back to a few months after Trump announced his run. Mueller’s investigation also appears to be widening in scope. He’s reportedly looking into whether the United Arab Emirates tried to buy influence with the Trump campaign.

Guests:
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

Was this year's Oscars more political than in the past? 10 MIN, 16 SEC

#MeToo and #TimesUp dominated the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night. But there were fun moments too -- the Oscar winner who gave the shortest speech won a jet ski and a trip to Lake Havasu.

Guests:
Pete Hammond, Deadline’s Awards Columnist

Decoding Jasper Johns at the Broad 9 MIN, 12 SEC

Jasper Johns is called the greatest living artist. He’s 87 years old. His work often goes for hundreds of millions of dollars. But Johns himself is famously elusive about his paintings and refuses to explain what his art means. So it’s up to critics, viewers, and writers to make sense of the artist’s work, and it’s not an easy task.


Jasper Johns in his studio in New York City in 1964.
© Bob Adelman Estate. 


The opening gallery for the Broad's new show is full of Jasper Johns'
most famous image: the American Flag. Photo: Pablo Enriquez. 

Guests:
Joanne Heyler, Founding Director, The Broad

Dorms for adults: Extreme response to San Francisco's housing crisis 7 MIN, 29 SEC

A company called Starcity has opened three dorm buildings in San Francisco, and they’re working on several more. Adults in their 20s-40s are paying $1400-2400 a month to live in 130-220 square feet bedrooms. They share kitchens and bathrooms. The monthly rent is $1400-2400. There are 8000 people on the waitlist for new units.

Guests:
Nellie Bowles, New York Times (@NellieBowles)

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Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

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