FROM Anna North
'Me Too' story about Aziz Ansari provokes a backlash After feminist website Babe.net published an account of a woman who said comedian Aziz Ansari violated her during a date, a backlash ensued. The story documented a detailed account of a date in which the woman said Ansari was pushing her to have sex, despite her indicatications that she wasn’t into it. In a statement, Ansari said they engaged in sexual activity “which by all indications was completely consensual.” Now there’s a debate over whether this was sexual assault or an all-too-common bad sexual encounter? Is this a turning point for the whole Me Too phenomenon?
Why the Trump administration is keeping an undocumented teen from having an abortion A federal court will decide the fate of a 17-year-old girl from Central America in immigration custody. She is pregnant and wants an abortion. So far, the Trump administration has blocked her from getting one.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.