Photo: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joins White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced sanctions for sanctuary cities today. We find out what that means for Los Angeles, which the mayor says isn’t a sanctuary city, but a city of sanctuary.
The Trump administration has already started undoing fuel efficiency standards for cars. But California is pushing back. The Air Resources Board has voted to create tougher emissions requirements for automakers, and require them to sell more zero-emission vehicles. California’s other major polluter -- oil refineries -- may also be required to install clean air technology in every facility.
In the last year and a half, Canada has admitted more than 40,000 Syrian refugees. But that has also stirred up the far right -- especially in Quebec. Now, some far right views are seeping into the mainstream.
In East LA, young women of color have formed a cycling group called Ovarian Psycos. Many of them are trying to recover from trauma and abuse. The collective has become a safe space for them to support each other. But they’ve been criticized for being too aggressive and even violent. They’re the subject of a new documentary called “Ovarian Psycos,” airing on PBS on March 27th.
The Ovarian Psycos in East LA (Photo by Michael Rains)
NFL team owners gave approval today for the Oakland Raiders to move to Vegas. It was a landslide – 31 out of 32 owners voted in favor of the move. What will it mean for the team?
More From Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Trump signs order banning family separations, so what's next? Today President Trump signed an executive order banning family separations at the border. His “zero tolerance” immigration policy caused the separations in the first place. It’s been an explosive political issue, with even the first lady urging her husband to change course.
What happens to kids separated from their parents at the border? Some 2000 immigrant kids have been separated from their families at the border. Their parents could be deported while they remain here. It’s becoming more difficult to find relatives to take them in because they, too, are afraid of being deported.
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