FROM Jonathan Delshad
Fired Wells Fargo employees file class-action lawsuits The Wells Fargo scandal continues. The bank’s CEO, John Stumpf, went through another round of questioning Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he continued to pin the bank’s troubles on rogue employees. Wells Fargo recently fired more than 5,000 workers for opening accounts for millions of customers without their knowledge. But two class action lawsuits have been filed that suggest the scandal could reflect a wider culture of corruption inside the bank. Former employees are alleging that they were punished, demoted or even fired for not doing things like setting up fake accounts and even for blowing the whistle on such activities. Press Play spoke with the employment lawyer handling the worker class actions.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.
Passover food, kosher wine and fancy food with a view In honor of Passover, we follow author Joan Nathan on a culinary exploration of the Jewish diaspora and consider kosher wine options with Lou Amdur. An unlikely aficionado takes us on a chocolate chip cookie crawl, and we stop by the Santa Monica Farmers Market for celtuce and mustard greens with Zak Walters. Then journalist Lee van der Voo takes us on a deep dive into the dark waters of the commercial fishing industry.
Public opinion on international conflict takes a turn New polling shows that more Americans support intervening in Syria, which is a change from the Obama years. We look closer at the numbers, and how Americans have historically reacted to similar conflicts abroad.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.