This week, we welcome back contributors Ester Steinberg and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing issue of so-called “Fake News”. Also, Charles Hinshaw returns to discuss the new movie, Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine; and along the way we’ll hear from Radio Dispatch‘s Molly Knefel about the United States Climate Alliance, which was set up in reaction to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement; we’ll hear from a man named José, who tells us about an unfortunate trip to Arkansas during which he was robbed at gunpoint; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Matisyahu from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Mentioned in the episode:
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“Paul Manafort’s Puzzling New York Real Estate Purchases” // WNYC
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