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Facebook faces increasing scrutiny 9 MIN, 12 SEC

The Federal Trade Commision and the European Union are investigating Facebook for allowing a researcher to collect user data, which was then used by the Trump campaign. Meanwhile, Facebook’s chief information security officer is resigning.

Guests:
Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post (@lizzadwoskin)

Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy -- what does it mean for the women suing it? 7 MIN, 8 SEC

The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy on Monday, and plans to sell its assets to an equity firm. The company fired its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, in October when reports emerged of his widespread sexual misconduct. Now with the bankruptcy filing, the lawsuits women filed against the company are on hold, but the nondisclosure agreements that many were forced to sign are moot.

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

Saudi Arabia aims to invest billions in the movie industry 8 MIN, 10 SEC

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in the U.S. to meet with President Trump, congressional leaders, and representatives from Apple, Google and Uber. He’s also making an entrance in Hollywood. Prince Salman wants to invest billions in the entertainment industry. Saudi Arabia recently lifted a 35-year ban on movie theaters.

Guests:
Brent Lang, Variety (@BrentALang)

Why black boys from rich families are may end up poor when they grow up 8 MIN, 38 SEC

New research shows that black boys raised in U.S. -- even in the richest neighborhoods -- still earn less money when they grow up than white boys of similar backgrounds. But that’s not the case for women. Black and white women usually track together, while black men rarely make it to the same levels as white men.


Raj Chetty is a Stanford University economist 
Courtesy of Equality of Opportunity Project

Guests:
Raj Chetty, Stanford University

More:
Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

For kids born from sperm donation, it’s extremely tough learning who dad is 11 MIN, 20 SEC

Courtney McKinney didn’t know her dad was a sperm donor until she was 16. Her mom is black, and said there were no black sperm donors in 1989, so she picked a white man. Now at age 28, Courtney’s on a quest to find her dad. She’s discovered it’s hard for kids born from sperm donation to get information about their fathers, even in this age of easily available genetic testing.


Courtney McKinney is a writer and consultant in Sacramento.
Photo courtesy of McKinney.

Guests:
Courtney McKinney, writer and consultan

More:
My father was an anonymous sperm donor. I feel the consequences of that every day

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