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?
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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