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Robert Mueller indicts 12 Russians for hacking 2016 election 10 MIN, 1 SEC

The Department of Justice says it has enough evidence to charge 12 members of the Russian military with hacking the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. It’s the latest development in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

Guests:
Jonathan Weisman, New York Times (@jonathanweisman)

Trump meets with Putin next week 8 MIN, 10 SEC

President Trump is scheduled to sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. Their meeting has taken on more significance this week, and not just because of today’s indictments of 12 Russians. Trump disparaged fellow NATO countries at the alliance’s meeting this week, and mused on Twitter about what good it serves. Then while visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May, a tabloid quoted him slamming her Brexit strategy.

Guests:
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University / CNN (@ruthbenghiat)

What to watch at Outfest? 12 MIN, 17 SEC

Outfest opened at the Orpheum Theatre downtown on Thursday night, and continues through July 22. The film festival features LGBTQ-oriented stories. This year, two-thirds of the movies are by people of color, transgender filmmakers, and women.

Guests:
Alonso Duralde, Film Critic (@ADuralde)

Will grown-ups also enjoy 'Hotel Transylvania 3?' 8 MIN, 33 SEC

Our critics review “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” the third animation film about Dracula and his family; “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson; “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” based on the true story of John Callahan going from an alcoholic to a satirical cartoonist; “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s debut movie about what it’s like growing up with the internet.

Guests:
Christy Lemire, What The Flick?! (@christylemire)
Michael Nordine, Indiewire (@slowbeard)

A love story from The Organist podcast 8 MIN, 18 SEC

Penelope Spheeris directed “Wayne’s World,” and “The Decline of Western Civilization” series, about the punk and metal scenes. Spheeris met her longtime boyfriend while making the third part of that series in LA. His name is Sin, which stands for Satanic Intelligence Network. He has struggled with mental health issues for many years. The story is part of an episode of The Organist, a podcast from KCRW and McSweeney’s.

Subscribe to The Organist.

CREDITS

Image of the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building is seen after Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced grand jury indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in Washington, U.S., July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

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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