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What happened during the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing? 13 MIN, 3 SEC

Christine Blasey Ford said she’s 100 percent confident that it was Brett Kavanaugh who assaulted her 30 years ago, disputing suggestions from some Republican lawmakers that she might have mistaken the judge for someone else. In his testimony, Kavanaugh continued to deny Ford’s allegation. We get the breakdown of what happened.

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

Questioning Christine Blasey Ford 8 MIN, 6 SEC

Senate Republicans did not question Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh themselves. They didn’t want the optics of 11 white men questioning a woman about claims of sexual assault. So they brought in long-time Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who’s had a long career handling sexual assault prosecutions. But much later in the hearing, Mitchell also threw the GOP plan under the bus, actually criticizing the format of the questioning.

Guests:
Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School (@LoyolaLawSchool)

Trauma survivors cope with Kavanaugh saga 11 MIN, 42 SEC

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was full of difficult moments. It’s wrenching to listen to, and even more so for people who have been victims of assault or harassment.

Guests:
Dr. Kristen Zaleski, Expert in treatment for sexual assault and post traumatic stress disorder at the USC school of Social Work.

CEO Simon Woods on the LA Phil’s 100th season and what’s next 14 MIN, 19 SEC

The LA Phil is celebrating its 100th anniversary. There’s a big gala downtown tonight, and a huge street party of sorts on Sunday. Adding to that excitement: the LA Phil has a brand new CEO. Simon Woods is replacing Deborah Borda, who led the LA Phil for 17 years. Woods acknowledges he has a tough act to follow.


Conductor Gustavo Dudamel (left) with new LA Phil CEO Simon Woods (right) -- in a post-concert talk in April 2018. Photo credit: LA Philharmonic. 

Guests:
Simon Woods, CEO of the LA Philharmonic

Could the Dodgers miss the playoffs? 4 MIN, 49 SEC

Going into last weekend, the Dodgers were in control of their destiny. Win the games, and get to the post-season. But there are two teams in the way: the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants.

Guests:
Jorge Castillo, Covers the Dodgers for the LA Times

CREDITS

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. Photo credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or
Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir

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