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Photo courtesy; Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona December 16, 2015. (Gage Skidmore)

Richard Nixon's echoes in Donald Trump 11 MIN, 50 SEC

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.

Guests:
Timothy Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU (@TimNaftali)

Immigration lawyers scramble to help people affected by travel ban 9 MIN, 26 SEC

The head of an immigration lawyers group sheds some light on who was detained at airports, and what’s next for them.

Guests:
Ben Johnson, American Immigration Lawyer Association

Silicon Valley slams Trump's travel ban 8 MIN, 3 SEC

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.

Guests:
Marcus Wohlsen, Senior Editor for Wired magazine (@marcuswohlsen)
Denelle Dixon, Mozilla (@DenelleDixon)

The story of startups that changed our culture 14 MIN, 7 SEC

Many of the companies now at the center of Silicon Valley didn’t exist 10 years ago. We learn how Uber and AirBnB started, and why this generation of tech CEOs is different.

Guests:
Brad Stone, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (@BradStone)

The Upstarts

Brad Stone

Can Sony Pictures survive a $1 billion loss? 5 MIN, 35 SEC

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.”

Guests:
Kim Masters, host, 'The Business' (@kimmasters)

More:
Sony Pictures gets a $1-billion 'wake-up call' amid a slump at the box office and in DVD sales

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