Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a healthcare meeting with key House Committee Chairmen at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2017. (Carlos Barria/ Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
The American Health Care Act makes a number of changes to Obamacare, such as doling out tax credits based on age rather than income. Some rules stay the same, such as letting young people stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Here in California, we look at who the plan helps, and who it hurts.
Shana Alex Charles, Cal State Fullerton
Bakersfield residents share their personal challenges in getting affordable health insurance, and weigh in on the Republicans’ new health care bill. A 25-year-old newlywed is confident he’ll be able to get care, but a 57-year-old former social worker is disappointed by the proposal.
Our critics discuss the new remake of the King Kong story, starring John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson; a spooky Parisian film called “Personal Shopper;” and the horror movie “Raw.”
The U.S. Marines want to expand their combat training ground near Twentynine Palms. That’s where more than a thousand desert tortoises currently live. To move them, the Marines are using green lasers to scare away ravens, who like to eat the baby tortoises.
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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