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Should an allegation of sexual misconduct at a high school party disqualify Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court? 9 MIN, 9 SEC

The allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a teenager, while both were in high school, has thrown his confirmation up in the air. The Senate wants to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual misconduct. A Monday hearing with both Ford and Kavanaugh is being talked about. It’s a big story with echoes of the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings.

Guests:
Emily Bazelon, New York Times Magazine / Yale Law School (@EmilyBazelon)

More:
The “Kavanaugh in Crisis” Edition
Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right

It’s tricky making weed ads unattractive to kids 9 MIN, 15 SEC

Federal, state and local government restrict ads for tobacco and alcohol products. They’re figuring out how to do the same with newly legalized recreational cannabis in California, and specifically looking at how to ensure that weed ads don’t appeal to kids and teens.


Photo of a cannabis billboard by Michell Eloy.

Guests:
Michell Eloy, Producer, 'Press Play'

More:
Now that recreational marijuana is legal, what should advertising look like?

Why the 2018 Emmys were not must-see TV 8 MIN, 20 SEC

At Monday night’s Emmys, there were a lot of jokes about the lack of diversity in TV; many awards for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel;” and a marriage proposal. We get a recap.

Guests:
Todd VanDerWerff, culture editor for Vox.com (@tvoti)
Eric Deggans, NPR (@Deggans)

Ethan Hawke on his new film about folk singer Blaze Foley 20 MIN, 40 SEC

Ethan Hawke’s latest movie, “Blaze,” is about little-known country folk singer Blaze Foley. Foley struggled for years, writing and performing in anonymity. Foley was shot and killed in 1989, at age 39.


Ethan Hawke at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta. 

Guests:
Ethan Hawke, actor, director

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