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Artwork by Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

White House staff secretary resigns amid domestic abuse allegations 8 MIN, 1 SEC

White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah today told reporters that the White House could have done better over the last few days in how they dealt with the situation surrounding Rob Porter. Porter announced Wednesday he was stepping down as staff secretary -- after two of his ex-wives accused him of emotional and physical abuse.

Guests:
Andrew Prokop, Senior Politics Reporter, Vox (@awprokop)

More:
Rob Porter’s domestic violence scandal, and what it means for Trump’s White House, explained

Stock market screams red 7 MIN, 40 SEC

The Dow fell more than 1000 points and is down more than 10 percent from its high in January. What’s driving the sell-off? Should you sell stocks and buy bonds? Gold? Is it better to just put your fingers in your ears and sing, “la-la-la-la my retirement savings are fine.”

Guests:
David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times (@Davidlaz)

More:
Dow dives more than 1,000 points despite attempts by Fed to calm investors

LA City Council tries to clean up the city's trash problems 7 MIN, 42 SEC

There’s mounting criticism of a new recycling program in LA. Now that criticism isn’t just from apartment building owners, it’s from the very council members who created the program.

Guests:
David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times (@DavidZahniser)

More:
'A hot mess' — Council members trash the rollout of L.A.'s recycling program

Njideka Akunyili Crosby on portraits of domestic life 16 MIN, 46 SEC

Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby is one of the most sought-after young painters in the art world right now. She won a Macarthur Genius grant. Her paintings sell for millions of dollars to private collectors and museums like LACMA and the Whitney. Her parents were not pleased when she told them she wanted to be an artist rather than a doctor.


Artwork by Njideka Akunyili Crosby 
Photos courtesy of the artist 

Guests:
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, artist

Why ski jumpers jumped a day before Olympics officially begin 6 MIN, 41 SEC

The winter Olympics officially start tomorrow, but the men’s ski jumpers began their competition early this morning. Everyone landed safely. This year, the U.S. is sending four men and three women to the games.

Guests:
Christian Bordal, Producer, 'Press Play' (@ChristianBordal)

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