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What is Trump's executive order to end immigrant family separation? 8 MIN, 35 SEC

Today President Trump signed an executive order banning family separations at the border. His “zero tolerance” immigration policy caused the separations in the first place. It’s been an explosive political issue, with even the first lady urging her husband to change course.

Guests:
John Bennett, White House correspondent for Roll Call

More:
Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands Will Remain Apart Video

How 'zero tolerance' affects families who've been in the U.S. for years 7 MIN, 19 SEC

Immigrant families have been separated around the country since Trump took office. For a long time, if immigrants without serious criminal records were arrested, they’d typically be released on bond. But now anyone arrested on immigration violations can be locked up -- for a long time -- even if they have a family to take care of.

Guests:
Reade Levinson, Data Reporter for Reuters

More:
Trump’s catch-and-detain policy snares many who have long called U.S. home

Lawsuit alleges immigrant kids were forcibly drugged 7 MIN, 3 SEC

New affidavits in an ongoing lawsuit allege that some immigrant children under US custody have been forced to take psychotropic meds. Some were forcibly injected. Others were given pills and told they were vitamins -- and they had to take them if they wanted to see their parents again. The children are being held at the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas, just south of Houston.

Guests:
Matt Smith, Reporter

More:
Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims

A dad's lessons on masculinity and race 17 MIN, 12 SEC

In 1981 President Ronald Reagan fired 13,000 striking air traffic controllers. It was a major defeat for organized labor and changed the lives of many of the people who were fired. Gregory Pardlo’s father never recovered. He went from job to job, lost the family’s savings, and became a drug addict. Pardlo, a Pulitzer prize winning poet, has written a new memoir, which is about more than his dad losing his job. It’s about race, manhood and what it means to succeed in modern America.


Poet Gregory Pardlo. 


Pardlo's father. 

Images courtesy of Pardlo

Guests:
Gregory Pardlo, author of “Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America”

What it took to move the Theme Mural of LA 6 MIN, 23 SEC

“Theme Mural of Los Angeles” is 36 foot long, showing iconic LA landmarks, including the Griffith Observatory and Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The massive mural was recently moved out of the Parker Center, the former home of the LAPD. It was moved in one piece last Saturday to the warehouse in Vernon.

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

More:
Here's the new — and much higher — cost of replacing Parker Center with an office tower

CREDITS

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on immigration policy with DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence at his sides in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or
Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir
Devan Schwartz

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