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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retires 11 MIN, 33 SEC

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced today that he will retire. Even though Kennedy was appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan, he was seen the court’s swing vote. Kennedy sided with the court’s more liberal justices on some big decision on gay rights.

Guests:
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)
Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles (@VolokhC)

After surprise progressive win in New York, what’s the future of the Democratic Party? 8 MIN, 31 SEC

Seven states went to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will face off in the November election. New York saw a surprise win by a 28-year-old progressive newbie: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She defeated high-ranking Democrat Joseph Crowley. Crowley had been mentioned as a possible future Speaker of the House, should Democrats flip enough seats in November. What do the results say – if anything – about the direction of the Democratic Party?

Guests:
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, Staff writer at the New Yorker (@benwallacewells)

More:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Legacy of the Bernie Sanders Movement

For one homeless family, 28 days to find a place to live 12 MIN, 23 SEC

Dulce Amade is an undocumented immigrant, has three kids, and says her husband has been abusive. When he beat her up earlier this year, she took her children to a domestic violence shelter. It didn’t last long. Then they moved to a car. Now they have a voucher to live in a motel -- but they have to leave in 28 days. They could get another voucher, but will have to move out and restart the cycle.


Dulce poses with her family. Photo credit: Matt Rogers

This segment was produced with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Guests:
Deepa Fernandes, Reporter, KCET (@deepafern)

More:
Motel Living

‘The King’ documentary asks, is Elvis Presley a metaphor for America? 13 MIN, 41 SEC

Elvis Presley was young, handsome, and rock’s first superstar. He died fat and addicted to pills -- on the toilet. Is that a metaphor for America?

Guests:
Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker, 'Why We Fight'

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