Photo: Meryl Streep holds the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, US, January 8, 2017. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
During her speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes, Meryl Streep said, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.” She went on to excoriate Donald Trump. We look at the awards, speeches, and whether they reflect America.
Fiat Chrysler announced it will create thousands of jobs in Michigan. Donald Trump has appeared to take credit for that in a tweet. But the company said the move was in the works for a while, and Trump had nothing to do with it. However, Trump’s tweets can affect stock prices. So are companies now forced to take that into consideration as they plan their future?
California legalized recreational marijuana by passing Proposition 64. The proposition also allows for the industrial production of hemp. Hemp boosters say cultivation could pull in more money than weed, and California could dominate the US market for hemp. Others are skeptical.
Jonathan P. Caulkins
For decades, California led the nation in the number of people it sterilized. Now a researcher has uncovered documents that identifies who was sterilized where. She’s trying to set up a database so the victims who are still alive can be compensated.
Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan
Teen Vogue is a magazine traditionally associated with stories about makeup, fashion and lifestyle for young women. Now its writers are also tackling complex topics like Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter.
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