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California struggles with multiple wildfires 8 MIN, 29 SEC

The Carr Fire is one of three large fires raging across California right now. There’s also the Cranston Fire in Idyllwild. And the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite. The fires have claimed the lives of two firefighters. Thousands of people have had to evacuate.


The sun sets over hills burned by the Carr Fire west of Redding,
California, U.S. July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Bob Strong

Guests:
Jaclyn Cosgrove, LA Times
Ashley Buck, resident of Redding

Les Moonves accused of misconduct 7 MIN, 21 SEC

Today, the New Yorker drops another bombshell report detailing sexual misconduct allegations against a powerful man. This time the man in question is Leslie Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS.

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

This week's movies 14 MIN, 34 SEC

Tom Cruise is back for another installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. This one is called Fallout. Our critics offer their reviews, as well as reviews of Teen Titans Go!, and a Netflix documentary called The Bleeding Edge.

Guests:
Grae Drake, Rotten Tomatoes (@graedrake)
William Bibbiani, co-hosts the podcasts Canceled Too Soon and Critically Acclaimed. (@williambibbiani)

Far From the Tree 18 MIN, 5 SEC

Andrew Solomon’s book “Far From the Tree,’ tells stories of children who are different in fundamental ways from their parents; children with dwarfism, autism, or down syndrome. Now that book has been made into a documentary film.

Guests:
Andrew Solomon, author of “Far From the Tree”
Rachel Dretzin, director of the documentary “Far From the Tree”

CREDITS

The sun sets over hills burned by the Carr Fire west of Redding, California, U.S. July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Bob Strong

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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

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