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Ethical questions are being raised about President-elect Donald Trump’s business interests.

Trump has talked about implementing a registry for some Muslim immigrants. That was done after 9/11 with the so-called NSEERS program.

A Wisconsin federal court has struck down the state’s gerrymandered state districts. The ruling could have nationwide implications.

Science fiction writer Octavia Butler is now the subject of a year-long celebration in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is the land of freeways, and now you can add a wildlife overpass above the 101.

Banner Image: U.S. President elect Donald Trump reacts to a crowd gathered in the lobby of the New York Times building after a meeting in New York, U.S., November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Will Donald Trump's business interests violate the constitution? 9 MIN, 25 SEC

Ethical questions are being raised about President-elect Donald Trump’s business interests. From his hotel in Washington D.C., to his vast foreign holdings, to his ongoing lawsuits, Trump is facing unprecedented financial conflicts of interest as president.

Guests:
Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times

A look at the post-9/11 registry for Muslim immigrants 7 MIN, 30 SEC

This week, President-elect Donald Trump met with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a possible Homeland Security Secretary pick. In a photo of the two together, Kobach held a document clearly stating how he’d update and implement a tracking and vetting system of Muslims. Kobach was the architect of a similar system implemented after 9/11, called National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS).

Guests:
Michael Price, NYU

Wisconsin court ruling could change prospects for Democrats nationwide 10 MIN, 49 SEC

Gerrymandering ran up against a panel of three federal judges in Wisconsin yesterday. The court struck down Wisconsin’s legislative maps. They were redrawn by Republicans five years ago. The decision is expected to end up at the Supreme Court. If it stands, it could have wider implications for control of Congress. It could also affect the control of who runs state legislatures.

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

Octavia Butler shook up the science fiction world 14 MIN, 15 SEC

For years, Octavia Butler was the only African American making a living on science fiction writing, and she was among the few women in the genre. The Pasadena native wrote more than a dozen novels before her death a decade ago. Now she’s the subject of a year-long celebration by the nonprofit Clockshop.

Guests:
Ayana Jamieson, Legacy Network

Mountain lions will have their own corridor above the 101 freeway 8 MIN, 51 SEC

Los Angeles is the land of freeways, and now there's a new wildlife overpass. The State Wildlife Conservation Board bought land that will be used for a wildlife corridor, allowing free movement across the 101 freeway for animals. The land is named after Fran Pavley, the state senator who’s been a big proponent of the corridor and wildlife protection.

Guests:
Fran Pavley, Former California State Assemblywoman

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