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Photo credit: U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters)

Are leaks good or bad for the government? 7 MIN, 21 SEC

President Trump has complained about illegal leaks -- leaks that led to this week’s resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. What happens to an executive branch when its bureaucrats routinely undermine it?

Guests:
Amanda Taub, the New York Times (@amandataub)

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As Leaks Multiply, Fears of a 'Deep State' in America

Trump supporter: Media can bring divided nation together 9 MIN, 27 SEC

This week was another dramatic one for the White House. What do Donald Trump’s supporters think? Local Trump supporters share their reactions to yesterday’s press conference and to the president’s first month in office.

Guests:
Mary Allen, Life and business coach (@LifeCoachMary)
Wayne Smith, Realtor

Clearing up confusion over US position on Israel and the Palestinians 11 MIN, 17 SEC

Trump suggested that the U.S. might back away from the two-state solution with Israel and the Palestinians. A Middle East expert explains how that’s playing in the region, and whether Trump’s strong relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu might help broker peace.

Guests:
Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center (@aarondmiller2)

Stray cats capture the spirit of Istanbul 9 MIN, 56 SEC

Cats have roamed the streets of Istanbul for thousands of years. The new documentary “Kedi” explains why Turks are so enamored by cats.

Guests:
Ceyda Torun, Filmmaker

'The Great Wall:' Political satire or just another action flick? 11 MIN, 39 SEC

Our film critics review “The Great Wall,” set in China and starring Matt Damon; the horror anthology “XX,” which features women writers, directors and lead actors; and another thriller called “A Cure for Wellness.”

Guests:
April Wolfe, film critic and co-host of the new podcast “Switchblade Sisters." (@AWolfeful)
Amy Nicholson, host of the podcast The Canon (@theAmyNicholson)

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