Photo: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/ Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Jeff Sessions and Steve Bannon helped Donald Trump form his nationalist agenda -- including the rhetoric around immigrants, vision of cities as riddled with crime. We look at what Sessions’s goals are as attorney general, and how he’ll approach them if he survives the investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
A proposed state law would provide attorneys for immigrants on a case-by-case basis. Taxpayers would fund it. If passed, it would likely be the largest legal defense program for immigrants in the country.
The new indie film “Donald Cried” is about the relationship between two guys 20 years after one leaves their blue-collar Rhode Island town for Wall Street and then comes back.
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Remembering radio legend Joe Frank Radio great Joe Frank has died. He had a long radio career, including decades at KCRW. Frank’s storytelling influenced many young radio journalists, who had never heard anything quite like him before. This includes ‘This American Life’ host, Ira Glass, who shares what it was like to be a young production assistant for Frank.
Rep. Karen Bass on Trump's profane immigration remarks Lawmakers on Thursday talked about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries. That’s when President Trump reportedly asked why the US accepts people from “shithole countries.” Rep. Karen Bass shares her reaction. She’s going to Africa next week and will have to manage angry reactions from leaders there.
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