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The mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 8 MIN, 14 SEC

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has criticized Saudi leaders, was last seen a week ago, entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. He was getting paperwork for his upcoming marriage. His fianceé waited outside for eleven hours, but he never came out. Turkish authorities say they believe he was murdered inside. But Saudi officials insist he left the consulate alive through a back entrance.

Guests:
Eli Lopez, The Washington Post

More:
Did the Saudis Murder Jamal Khashoggi?

As UN releases grim climate report, how are locals dealing with wildfires and floods? 13 MIN, 9 SEC

This week, the U.N.’s scientific panel published a major report, saying that by 2040, there will be catastrophic changes to the earth due to global warming. It says the Arctic Sea will no longer have ice in the summer, meaning a lot more water in the oceans. The world’s coral reefs will be gone. There will be massive food shortages, storms, wildfires. We get on-the-ground perspectives from two people who are dealing with the effects of climate change right now. First: a Santa Barbara official who deals with wildfires. Second: a Long Beach resident whose ocean view is often blocked by a 6-10 foot high sand berm.

Guests:
Rob Hazard, Assistant Fire Marshall, Santa Barbara County
Ron Salk, resident of the Long Beach peninsula

More:
Climate Report Warns Of Extreme Weather, Displacement Of Millions Without Action

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend:’ A comedy with a serious message about mental illness 15 MIN, 41 SEC

In the musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rachel Bloom stars as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder. The show has gotten praise for how it tackles mental health. The final season begins this week. The show was created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, who wrote “The Devil Wears Prada” and “27 Dresses.”


Aline Brosh McKenna on the set of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." 


Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna with actress Rachel Bloom. 

Images courtesy of The CW Network


Guests:
Aline Brosh McKenna, screenwriter

How are the Lakers looking with LeBron in the mix? 9 MIN, 48 SEC

The LA Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the playoffs. In football, the LA Rams have been undefeated this season. And the regular NBA season starts next week -- with LeBron James playing for the LA Lakers.

Guests:
Randy Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)
Jason Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)

CREDITS

Image of Aline Brosh McKenna on the set of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," courtesy of The CW Network.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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

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