Photo courtesy; Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona December 16, 2015. (Gage Skidmore)
FROM THIS EPISODE
In 1973, President Nixon fired special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. As a result the attorney general and the deputy attorney general resigned. Some are pointing to this moment - what’s been called the Saturday Night Massacre - as a point of comparison to Donald Trump’s firing of interim attorney general Sally Yates after she refused to defend his travel ban.
The head of an immigration lawyers group sheds some light on who was detained at airports, and what’s next for them.
Ben Johnson, American Immigration Lawyer Association
H-1B visas allow skilled foreign workers to come to the US. Many of those visas go to tech workers in Silicon Valley. A Mozilla executive explains how her company is being affected, and we learn what other companies have been doing in response to Trump’s executive actions on immigration and refugees.
The 93-year-old Culver City studio is reducing its estimated value by nearly a billion dollars. In a letter to employees, company leaders said that’s partly because of “dramatic shifts in the home entertainment space.”
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on whether war in space is coming Neil deGrasse Tyson says astrophysicists are mostly peace-loving scientists, but have always been complicit in warfare. He also explains what war in space could look like, but why it’s unlikely to happen. His new book is titled “Accessory to War.”
Chloe Sevigny on playing a suspected axe murderer Since the ‘90s, Chloe Sevigny has acted in scores of TV shows and movies, including “Boys Don’t Cry,” which earned her an Oscar nomination. Now she’s starring in a new film about Lizzie Borden, who was suspected of murdering her father and stepmom in 1892.
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