FROM THIS EPISODE
Senate Democrats agreed to reopen the government for the next three weeks. But the larger issue of what do about DACA remains. We talk about the politics around this and the future of immigration policy.
White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is being blamed for torpedoing the latest immigration deal. He’s received a lot of attention for his hard-line immigration views -- and his often strident media appearances.
The Obama administration issued a directive to all 50 state Medicaid directors warning that big cuts to family planning providers, like Planned Parenthood, would break federal law. Trump said late last week that he would rescind that guidance, leaving the door open for states to potentially defund clinics that provide abortions.
Oregonians think the federal government is out to get them, despite the Trump administration putting through policies they’ve wanted. A reporter from New York goes back to her childhood home in eastern Oregon to meet the people behind the anti-government protests there.
A ban on car washing, two minute showers, flushing a toilet only when absolutely necessary -- those are extreme water conservation measures people in Cape Town have to follow. The South African city is on track to run out of water in about 90 days.
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Trevor Noah on his brand of political comedy On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah spoke to Omarosa Manigault Newman, who’s been on the TV circuit promoting her anti-Donald Trump book. Trevor Noah has hosted The Daily Show for nearly three years. Now he’s nominated for an Emmy for the first time. We talk about that Omarosa interview, and using comedy to affect politics.
How bees play a crucial role in our food chain Much of the food we eat -- fruit, vegetables, nuts -- are all pollinated by bees. But bees are dying, and their hives are disappearing. Bees now have to be sent around the country to pollinate crops. We learn more about the nature of bees, and what’s at stake if their numbers continue to plummet.
Are short-term rentals taking over LA? When you think of short-term rentals like Airbnb, you might picture someone renting out a back house or a spare room. However, some LA property owners are turning entire apartment buildings into de facto hotels. That’s an issue for a city struggling with a housing shortage.
The fracturing of the far-right, one year after Charlottesville On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington -- one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
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