Photo: Area residents walk through a neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 12, 2017. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
President Donald Trump announced this morning that he will not recertify the Iran Nuclear Deal. This caps a flurry of executive actions in the last 24 hours attempting to undo President Obama’s signature policies. Trump also unveiled two policies that would undercut the Affordable Care Act.
In Northern California, some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history have killed more than 30 people, and left countless missing. More than 200,000 acres have been scorched. Even the house of beloved ‘Peanuts’ creator Charles M. Schulz burned. Winds are spreading the flames, and air quality in the Bay Area is as bad as Beijing’s, according to Berkeley Earth, which tracks air quality worldwide.
Our critics review “Marshall,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice; “78/52,” a documentary about one of the most famous scenes in cinema history; “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” a superhero origin story; and more.
The film “Dina” follows an outspoken, mentally challenged 49-year-old woman living in the Philadelphia suburbs. She moves in with her boyfriend, Scott, who is also on the autistic spectrum. He works at Walmart as a greeter. They prepare for their wedding.
The LA Dodgers will play the Chicago Cubs tomorrow for the National League title. The U.S. men’s soccer team won’t be playing in the World Cup in Russia next year. In the latest NFL national anthem saga, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this week that he’d sit any players that don’t stand during the anthem. Meanwhile, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to all the teams saying players should stand.
More From Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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