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The Future of the EPA, New Movie Releases, Privilege in America

March 16, 201745 min
Coming up on today's show: Under President Trump’s proposed "skinny budget," the Environmental Protection Agency would be cut by 31 percent. We explore the future of the agency under the leadership of Scott Pruitt with Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator from 2013 - 2017.  Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant and counterterrorism advisor to President Donald Trump, has been accused of being a member of a Hungarian Nazi group. Greg Jaffe, a reporter with The Washington Post, has the details.  Melissa Locker, culture reporter for TIME, The Guardian, and The Takeaway, explores how streaming platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu helped make British television programs popular again in the United States.  Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, reviews the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Beauty and the Beast," "The Belko Experiment," and "Personal Shopper." Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump will hold their first in-person bilateral meeting since the election. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch senior fellow with the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, explains what you should expect.  The Takeaway explores the evolution of the word privilege as a politically and socially motivated tool in American society with Phoebe Maltz Bovy, author of the new book "The Perils of 'Privilege': Why Injustice Can't Be Solved by Accusing Others of Advantage," and an editor at The Forward.

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