A New Travel Ban, A Secret Cyberwar, Actor Danny Glover
March 5, 2017•38 min
Coming up on today's show:
The Trump Administration issued a new, updated immigration ban via executive order today. Will this new executive order be able to stick, or will it face another legal challenge? For answers we turn to Faiza Patel, co-director of the Brennan Center's Liberty and National Security Program. Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear the full conversation.
Over the weekend, The New York Times published a report detailing a “secret cyberwar” launched during the Obama Administration against North Korea. One of the authors of that report, David Sanger, national security correspondent for our partner the New York Times, shares the details of this story today on The Takeaway. Joel Wit, a senior fellow at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, explains how much of a threat North Korea has become in the 21st century.
Activist and actor Danny Glover joined more than a thousand workers to march on Nissan’s factory in Canton, Mississippi this weekend. Protesters say the factory harasses and intimidates its predominantly black workforce, who have been denied the right to vote for a union. Glover discusses the protests today on The Takeaway.
2017 has already been a deadly year for transgender people across America, and states have varying laws when it comes to protections for gender identity in hate crimes. Emily Waters, senior manager of National Research and Policy at the Anti Violence Project, weighs in.
As deportations begin to rise under President Trump, churches and cities are declaring themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. It’s the latest chapter of a movement with a long history. Scott Michels, a producer for the Retro Report documentary team, examines the history of the nationwide sanctuary movement.
Three weeks after his release from prison, former inmate Aaron Glosscock discusses what it's like to adjust to life in a world where he should have more freedom, but he is greatly constrained in what he can and cannot do.
Anna Sale, host of the podcast Death, Sex & Money, talks with her high school prom date, Ammar Ahmed, a Muslim-American whose lifestyle and values she says she never understood in her white, rural, West Virginia town.