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What we know about the man suspected of starting the Holy Fire 8 MIN, 25 SEC

In Cleveland National Forest, the Holy Jim Fire has scorched nearly 10,000 acres since it began Monday -- allegedly from arson. Forest Gordon Clark was charged Thursday on suspicion that he started the fire in Holy Jim Canyon. He’s had a history of conflicts with his neighbors, and was involuntarily held in 1996 for a mental illness.

Guests:
Chris Haire, Charleston City Paper (@haireofthedog)

More:
Holy fire suspect refuses to leave jail cell for first court appearance, faces 6 felonies

Far-right demonstrators plan to mark a year since their Unite the Right rally 15 MIN, 7 SEC

On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington, one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.

Guests:
A.C. Thompson, ProPublica (@propublica)

More:
Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

Is 'The Meg' a serious film, or 'Jaws' meets 'Sharknado?' 15 MIN, 26 SEC

Our critics review “BlacKkKlansman,” based on the true story of the first African-American officer hired by the Colorado Springs Police Department in the early 1970s; “The Meg,” about a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark; “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” a romantic drama on Netflix.

Guests:
Roth Cornet, ScreenJunkies News (@RothCornet)
Russ Fischer, Editor-in-Chief of MoviePilot.com (@russfischer)

How much of a difference will LeBron James make to the Lakers? 9 MIN, 40 SEC

LeBron James worked out at the Lakers training facility for the first time on Thursday. He’s taken a role in the national conversation on race, and he got into a Twitter spat with President Trump. Also, the NFL had its first big night of pre-season games on Thursday, and the fight over the national anthem is back.

Guests:
Jason Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)

CREDITS

Photo credit: A sign reading "Hate Has No Home Here" hangs by the statue of Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee, ahead of the one year anniversary of 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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

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