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What Arizona's special election means for Democrats in the midterms 9 MIN, 9 SEC

Polls are open in Arizona’s district 8 in a race between Republican Debbie Lesko and Democrat Hiral Tipirneni. They’re looking to replace GOP Congressman Trent Franks, who resigned in December after reportedly offering one of his staffers $5 million to carry his child. It’s a heavily Republican district, but polls show a surprisingly close race.

Guests:
Ron Hansen, Arizona Republic (@Ronaldjhansen)

More:
Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Arizona special election for Congress

What tech company Palantir knows about you 13 MIN, 24 SEC

The company Palantir likely has lots of data points about you -- who you know, who you work with, who your significant other is, what you buy, what social media posts you like. The government first used Palantir to fight terrorism 14 years ago, but it has grown and is used by other government agencies, big banks, and some police departments -- including the LAPD.

Guests:
Lizette Chapman, Bloomberg (@lizette_chapman)

More:
Palantir Knows Everything About You

How Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking got his guns back 8 MIN, 33 SEC

Travis Reinking, who attacked Waffle House in Nashville, was detained by police a number of times, including by the Secret Service at the White House. Reinking’s guns were taken away by the state after that, but they were given to his father, who eventually gave them back to his son. There are questions about the do-not-sell lists and other efforts that are supposed to keep guns from those who shouldn’t have them.

Guests:
Kirk Miller, Northern Illinois University

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Boyle Heights gallery MaRS offers protesters “symbolic and actual” closure

What the 'Roseanne' reboot means for today's political divide 15 MIN, 47 SEC

Eighteen million people watched the premiere of the “Roseanne” reboot. Like its showrunner Roseanne Barr -- the lead character, Roseanne Conner, is loud, volatile, and political. She’s a Trump supporter. President Trump called Barr after the first show to congratulate her. Meanwhile, her sitcom sister, Jackie, opposes Trump. Is this show good for discussing political divides or is it deepening them?

Guests:
Todd VanDerWerff, culture editor for Vox.com (@tvoti)
Melanie McFarland, TV critic, Salon (@McTelevision)

CREDITS

Image of the 75th Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 07/01/2018 – Actress Roseanne Barr. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack
Sarah Sweeney
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or
Devan Schwartz

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