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The state of community-police relations in Sacramento 8 MIN, 22 SEC

Ten days after a Sacramento police officer fatally shot Stephon Clark, a young black man, protests continue to rock the city and are now spreading nationwide. We check on the state of the investigation, and hear about life while black in California’s capital.

Guests:
Betty Williams, President of Sacramento’s NAACP chapter

Trump proposal penalizes immigrants who use public benefits 9 MIN, 9 SEC

A new Trump administration proposal says immigrants who use any form of welfare or public benefit -- like tax deductions or health insurance subsidies -- could be denied legal residency in the U.S.

Guests:
Dara Lind, Vox (@DLind)
Rajiv S. Khanna, Law Offices of Rajiv S. Khanna / The Hill (@immigrationcom)

More:
Trump proposal would penalize immigrants who use tax credits and other benefits

An unlikely and controversial solo quest for guaranteed health care for all Californians 7 MIN, 49 SEC

A bill for single payer health care failed in the state legislature last year. But now, one tech worker is pushing on with the fight. Dale Fountain started a Facebook group after the November presidential election in support of health care. He’s now asking followers to sign a ballot initiative to help fund a single payer system. It’s called the California Health Care Roadblock Removal Act.

Guests:
Pauline Bartolone, correspondent for Kaiser Health News (@pbartolone)

More:
The private man at the center of California's very public debate over single-payer healthcare

How bad stories leading to bad outcomes in American life and politics 14 MIN, 23 SEC

After the 2016 presidential election, a lot of people were trying to explain how a reality TV star and real estate developer took over the White House. One of them was author and Harvard journalism professor Steve Almond. He writes that lots of bad stories -- about our democracy, the economy, Obama and Clinton, and Trump himself -- led to a distorted view of what’s really happening in the country.


Author Steve Almond. Credit: Jennie Baker. 

Guests:
Steve Almond, author, “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country.”

More:
Bad Stories (Paperback)

Chicano identity on display at Autry Museum 9 MIN, 7 SEC

A pair of exhibitions at the Autry Museum of the American West aim to prove that Mexicans and Mexican Americans are not “bad hombres,” as Donald Trump said on the campaign trail. The shows explore Chicano identity by documenting activism, faith, community and culture: “La Raza” and “Chicano Male Unbonded.”


Gerardo Velázquez, Synthesized Music Composer, 1991.
Photo by Harry Gamboa Jr. 


A photograph in the “La Raza” exhibit. Photo by Maria Varela.

Images courtesy of the Autry Museum. 

Guests:
Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times (@cmonstah)

More:
Photographers Harry Gamboa Jr. and Luis Garza on pushing back against 'bad hombre' Chicano stereotypes

CREDITS

Image of Sgt. Nicholas Bankston reviews x-rays during a medical readiness training exercise courtesy of US Army Africa

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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

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