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The Art of the Repeal, Female Athletes Take a Stand, The Endangered Rusty-Patch Bumblebee

March 23, 201748 min
Coming up on today's show:
President Donald J. Trump issued an ultimatum to Congress on Thursday: Pass the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act stays. Will Republicans be able to rise to the challenge? Here to weigh in are Reed Galen, a Republican strategist who worked on both the 2000 and 2004 Bush-Cheney campaigns and worked for John McCain's presidential campaign, and Jeffrey Young, a reporter for The Huffington Post.
The U.S. Women's National Hockey Team is one of the best in the world, but the team has threatened to boycott the Ice Hockey World Championships over allegations of unfair pay and treatment by USA Hockey, the national governing body. Lindsay Gibbs, a sports reporter for ThinkProgress, has the details. 
Melissa Locker, culture reporter for TIME, The Guardian, and The Takeaway, shares her list of the best podcasts to listen to on your spring break. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, looks at the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including "Life," "Saban’s Power Rangers" and "T2: Trainspotting."
Tom Farrey, executive director of the Sports and Society Program at the Aspen Institute and a reporter for ESPN, finds that NCAA basketball is not all it's cracked up to be. The NCAA pitches a vision of opportunity, Farrey says, but his new study paints a very different picture.
The rusty-patched bumblebee is officially an endangered species. The bee’s population has dropped more than 90 percent over the past two decades. Sam Droege, head of the Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab at the U.S. Geological Survey, explains. 

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