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Will a sexual assault allegation from Kavanaugh's high school years doom his Supreme Court nomination? 9 MIN, 59 SEC

Over the weekend, Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward, saying that when she and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were in high school, he drunkenly pinned her to a bed, groped her, and put his hand over her mouth to silence her. Kavanaugh denies the accusations.

Guests:
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

Fracking and a looming financial crisis 11 MIN

It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, triggering the financial meltdown. Bethany McLean covered that as a business reporter. Now she says another financial collapse is on the horizon -- triggered by fracking.

Guests:
Bethany McLean, author of Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World

More:
The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground

When pregnant women use weed, how could it affect the baby? 7 MIN, 43 SEC

It’s been almost a year since California legalized recreational marijuana sales. But there are still a lot of unknowns about cannabis, including the potential health risks associated with its use. KCRW producer Michell Eloy has been reporting on how public health is trying to catch up to the industry. Today she reports on a growing trend of women turning to pot during pregnancy.

Guests:
Michell Eloy, Producer, 'Press Play'

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysicists have been a ‘fundamental handmaiden in military conquest’ 22 MIN, 52 SEC

Neil deGrasse Tyson directs the world-famous Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and hosts the popular radio and TV show “Star Talk.” His latest book is called “Accessory to War: the Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military.” He says astrophysicists -- including himself -- are mostly peace loving, but have long been complicit in warfare. We also ask whether war in space will happen.


Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Photo by Chris Cassidy. 

Guests:
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist (@neiltyson)

Accessory to War

Neil deGrasse Tyson

CREDITS

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Photo by Chris Cassidy.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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