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Will there be backfire to Trump’s ad linking a Mexican immigrant to Democrats? 13 MIN, 1 SEC

On Wednesday, President Trump posted a video ad on Twitter featuring a Mexican immigrant named Luis Bracamontes, who killed two police officers in 2014. The video has text saying Democrats let him into the country and let him stay. Trump’s tweet said, “Vote Republican now!” The ad has been viewed millions of times.

Guests:
Jack Pitney, Claremont McKenna College (@jpitney)
Paul Farhi, Washington Post

Surge in diverse candidates running in the midterm elections 7 MIN, 52 SEC

Georgia could elect its first black woman governor. Michigan and Minnesota could elect their first Muslim women to be U.S. representatives. In California, Young Kim could be the first Korean American woman in Congress. Of the 6000 or so state legislative races across the country, almost a quarter feature non-white candidates.

Guests:
Jaweed Kaleem, National race and justice reporter, LA Times

More:
Midterm election will feature the most diverse group of candidates ever. These are the ones to watch

Orson Welles’ struggle to make his last film 10 MIN, 2 SEC

Orson Welles was 25 when he made “Citizen Kane,” regarded by many as the greatest American movie ever. But he struggled during the last 15 years of his life, working on one movie whenever he could scrounge up the money. He shot hundreds of reels of footage, but he never finished. He died in 1985. Now Netflix and his friend Peter Bogdanovich have completed his film. It’s called “The Other Side of the Wind.” Netflix also commissioned a new documentary, “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” about Welles’ quest to make that film. The documentary is directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville.

Guests:
Matt Holzman, Producer, 'The Document' (@KCRW_Matt)

LA’s Gustavo Dudamel plays conductor in ‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ 17 MIN, 22 SEC

Our critics review “Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” a Disney version of the classic ballet starring Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Keira Knightley; “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about the iconic rock band Queen and their lead singer Freddie Mercury; “A Private War,” about the late war correspondent Marie Colvin; “Boy Erased,” about a young man who is forced to participate in a gay conversion program; and “Burning,” Korea’s official Foreign Language entry to the Oscars.

Guests:
Mark Jordan Legan, TV writer (@MJLegan)
Jacqueline Coley, Contributes to Blackgirlnerds.com and co-hosts the Rotten Tomatoes Show “See It, Skip It.” (@THATJacqueline)

CREDITS

A billboard is seen ahead of the U.S. 2018 midterm elections in Dallas, Texas, U.S., November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Yael Even Or
Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir
Adriana Cargill

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