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How can we modernize firefighting? 8 MIN, 22 SEC

Eighteen wildfires are scorching California today, with the Mendocino Fire on pace to become one of the largest in state history. But firefighters are using tools that haven’t changed in half a century. We look at new technology to fight the fire danger in California.

Guests:
Tim Ball, Fireball Industries

Will reinstating sanctions against Iran better block their path to nuclear weapons? 7 MIN, 13 SEC

Today President Trump signed an executive order that reimposes some of the sanctions on Iran, which were lifted under the nuclear deal from which the U.S. withdrew. The sanctions affect precious metals, aircraft, carpet and food products, and more.

Guests:
Negar Mortazavi, Iranian journalist (@NegarMortazavi)

Two court cases could set up conflicting orders on the fate of Dreamers 7 MIN, 41 SEC

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to fully re-instate DACA, the Obama-era program that allowed some young undocumented immigrants to get legal status in the U.S. The judge gave the Trump administration 20 days to get DACA back up and running -- or appeal. But the ruling could set up a situation where there are conflicting court orders. A federal judge in Texas is scheduled to hear a related case later this week, and he’s expected to side with Texas, which wants to end DACA entirely.

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

Undocumented immigrants find a new life along a well-tread alternative route to Canada 8 MIN, 28 SEC

Some Americans are helping undocumented immigrants cross the northern border into Canada. The region has a long history of secretly moving people North, back to the days of the Underground Railroad.

Guests:
Tim Craig, Washington Post National Correspondent

More:
Easing the journey north

The wild story of a cult leader's utopian city in the Oregon desert 6 MIN, 59 SEC

The Netflix series “Wild, Wild Country” is up for a handful of Emmys. It follows Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, an Indian guru who boasted the power of meditation. He also loved money, sex and cars. In 1981, he and his followers migrated to Oregon and built a new city called Rajneeshpuram. Residents of the neighboring town were not pleased. We air a special replay of Madeleine Brand’s interview with the series’ directors.

Guests:
Chapman Way, director, “Wild, Wild Country”
Maclain Way, director, “Wild, Wild Country”

CREDITS

Image of Los Angeles firefighters courtesy of ATOMIC Hot Links

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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

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