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White House does damage control now that two Trump advisors are convicted felons 14 MIN, 20 SEC

Two of President Trump’s former close advisors are guilty. One of them, Michael Cohen, basically said in federal court that Trump participated in a criminal conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws -- when he ordered Cohen to pay hush money to two women who said they had affairs with him. Today, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump did nothing wrong.

Guests:
Jonathan Weisman, New York Times (@jonathanweisman)
Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School (@LoyolaLawSchool)

California Congressman and wife indicted on scores of campaign finance charges 8 MIN, 18 SEC

San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted on Tuesday. They’re accused of using campaign funds to pay for $250,000 worth of personal expenses, and then filing false campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission to cover it up.

Guests:
Sarah Wire, LA Times (@sarahdwire)

Is it dangerous to leave your kids in the car while you go into a store? 16 MIN, 49 SEC

Kim Brooks left her 4-year-old son in the car while she ran into Target to get him a pair of headphones. It was a cool day, the windows were cracked, the doors were child-locked, and the alarm was on. He was happily playing with his iPad. She estimates he was alone for five minutes. Someone took a video and called the police. A year later, Brooks was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Kim Brooks. Credit: Sarah Shatz. 

Guests:
Kim Brooks, author of “Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear” (@KA_Brooks)

Small Animals

Kim Brooks

Why there are more mosquitos in LA now 6 MIN, 24 SEC

Southern California has always had mosquitos, but in recent years, three new species have invaded the region. Those species can carry different diseases, like zika or yellow fever. They even bite during the day!

Guests:
Kelly Middleton, Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District

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