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An Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend. The fire broke out Friday night during a concert at the building, which also housed artists’ studios and living spaces. We hear from a witness and talk about what happens next.

Donald Trump has chosen Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Could he undo a wide-ranging anti-discrimination rule for cities implemented by President Obama?

A fake news story became frighteningly real when a man with gun showed up at a Washington D.C. pizzeria apparently because of false online claims that it was the site of a child sex trafficking ring run by the Clintons. People are also pointing fingers at Michael Flynn, Trump’s pick for national security advisor, for fanning the fake story.

The novel ‘Mr. Monkey’ pulls back the curtain on a children’s theater production.

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stephen Lam; A man places flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California.

Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire: what happened and what's next 16 MIN, 29 SEC

The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend. The building was used as a studio and living space for artists, as well as a venue for underground concerts and parties. The fire broke out Friday night during a concert.

Guests:
Ben Phelps-Rohrs, Witness
Devin Katayama, KQED
August Brown, Los Angeles Times (@AugustBrown)
Matt McDermott, Resident Advisor

What Ben Carson as HUD chief means for public housing 7 MIN, 40 SEC

Donald Trump has chosen neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson has no housing policy experience. He was previously considered for other cabinet positions, but reportedly told the Trump administration he didn’t have enough experience to run a government agency. What will he do at HUD?

Guests:
Kriston Capps, The Atlantic's CityLab (@kristoncapps)

Children's theater takes center stage in Francine Prose's 'Mr. Monkey' 13 MIN, 46 SEC

Picture actors onstage wearing outlandish costumes, exaggerating their lines and making silly jokes. Who are they and why are they doing this? Those questions are the seeds of Francine Prose’s funny and moving new novel ‘Mr. Monkey.’

Guests:
Francine Prose, Author

Mister Monkey

Francine Prose

Fake news story leads to a shooting at a DC pizzeria 8 MIN

A man with an assault rifle was arrested at a Washington, D.C. pizzeria yesterday. The suspect said he came to “self-investigate” PizzaGate, which is a fake conspiracy circulating online. The story claims that D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong restaurant is at the center of a child sex trafficking ring run by Bill and Hillary Clinton. People are also pointing fingers at Michael Flynn, Trump’s pick for national security advisor, for fanning the fake story.

Guests:
Aaron Blake, Washington Post (@AaronBlake)

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What is #PizzaGate?

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