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Photo: Mother polar bear and cub (Ursus maritimus). Arctic Ocean, north of western Russia. 2006 September 9. (Courtesy of Mike Dunn; NOAA Photo Library)

Is the Trump administration scrubbing climate change data? 9 MIN, 38 SEC

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to undo most of President Obama’s climate change agenda. This is prompting scientists to download and archive as much federal science data as possible. One arctic researcher details how the Trump administration has deleted some of her climate data from federal websites.

Guests:
Victoria Herrmann, The Arctic Institute (@VSHerrmann)
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic (@yayitsrob)

More:
I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations
These are the 158 key federal science data sets rogue programmers have duplicated so far

Elon Musk aims to meld mind and machine 8 MIN, 33 SEC

In addition to building Teslas and colonizing Mars, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is now working on a new company called Neuralink. The goal is to implant tiny electrodes called Nuera-lace into human brains, which could upload and download thoughts.

Guests:
Mark O'Connell, unemployed attorney

More:
Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI

Internet privacy rules take a big hit from Congress 7 MIN, 42 SEC

The House voted today to repeal internet privacy regulations from the Obama era. The Senate already approved the measure. It now goes to President Trump, and he’s expected to sign it. Internet service providers would be allowed to track and sell your personal data for advertising purposes -- without your permission.

Guests:
Klint Finley, Wired (@klintron)

More:
The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

1971 feminist debate gets recreated onstage in LA 14 MIN

Experimental New York theater company The Wooster Group is in town at the Redcat this week, performing a play called “The Town Hall Affair.” It’s based on a town hall-style debate about women’s liberation in in New York in 1971.

Guests:
Maura Tierney, Wooster Group
Kate Valk, Wooster Group

More:
The Wooster Group: THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR

LA has a new Jewish deli, even as old ones die off 7 MIN, 41 SEC

“Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh and Whiskey” opened this month in the Fairfax neighborhood to long lines. It has most of the staples you’d expect at a standard kosher deli: pastrami, smoked salmon, brisket. But there’s no rye bread -- a move chef Eric Greenspan says is intentional.

Guests:
Katherine Spiers, LA Weekly; Producer of Smarth Mouth (@katherinespiers)

More:
Fleishik's Raises the Question — Is a Deli a Deli If it Doesn't Serve Rye Bread?

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