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Photo: Demonstrators protest over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare outside the offices of Republican congressman Darryl Issa in Vista, California, U.S., March 7, 2017. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

What will the GOP health care plan mean for Californians? 9 MIN, 46 SEC

Republicans announced a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. It removes the requirement that you have to buy insurance – the individual mandate – and places restrictions on the number of people who can be covered by Medicaid. California has covered more people through the Affordable Care Act than any other state. What will the Republican plan mean for the five million Californians who get their coverage through the ACA?

Guests:
Sarah Kliff, Vox (@sarahkliff)

More:
The American Health Care Act: the Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, explained

Obamacare replacement strips Planned Parenthood of federal funds 5 MIN, 29 SEC

The Republican healthcare plan says Medicaid cannot be used at Planned Parenthood for such things as contraception and mammograms. Since Medicaid is the single largest source of funding for Planned Parenthood, what will the impact of that be on California, home to more Planned Parenthood clinics than any other state?

Guests:
Samantha Young, Contributor to CalMatters (@youngsamantha)

More:
If feds strip Planned Parenthood's funding, California would be especially hard hit

Wikileaks exposes alleged CIA hacking secrets 11 MIN, 7 SEC

Wikileaks released thousands of documents Tuesday claiming to show how the CIA can hack into personal devices such as smartphones, computers, even some internet-connected TVs. The documents are still being authenticated, but if they turn out to be real, their release could have major ramifications for Silicon Valley and the tech world at large.

Guests:
Brian Barrett, Wired Magazine (@brbarrett)

More:
WikiLeaks Just Dumped a Mega-Trove of CIA Hacking Secrets

How a dyslexic spy stole reams of government secrets 14 MIN, 16 SEC

One of the biggest thefts of American secret documents was carried out by Brian Regan, a dyslexic staffer at the National Reconnaissance Office. Why did he do it? For money and revenge. Regan’s story is told in the book ‘The Spy Who Couldn't Spell.’

Guests:
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Author (@yudhijit)

More:
The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell

'The Americans' seems incredibly timely right now 7 MIN, 42 SEC

With all the talk of secret Russian operatives, spies and espionage in the news these days, the television show “The Americans” seems incredibly timely today. The series, created by a former CIA officer, follows two Soviet spies who pose as a married American couple in Washington during the Cold War. The show returns to FX Tuesday night for its fifth season.

Guests:
James Poniewozik, New York Times (@poniewozik)

More:
Review: ‘The Americans’ History Suddenly Feels Less Retro

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