Paid Internship Movement; LAPD Alleged Misuse Of Gang Database
Many interns are still not paid in the U.S., and students often struggle trying to balance the opportunity while also going to class, paying off student loans and working part-time jobs. We talk to Carlos Mark Vera, who is working to change experiences for interns. Also, the California attorney general is looking into an allegation that the LAPD misused a state-wide gang database and added innocent people to the list.
Fire Disrupts Vinyl Record Production; Utah Sends Employees To Mexico To Save On Medications
People in the vinyl business are warning of a global bottleneck in the record industry after a fire last week destroyed Apollo Masters Corp. in Banning, California. We talk with a vinyl-production consultant about how a critical component of vinyl production will now be in short supply. Also, in Utah, some public workers are able to fly to Canada or Mexico to buy costly prescription drugs at a steep discount.
Roger Stone Sentencing Fallout; Architecture And Federal Buildings
Attorney General William Barr agreed to testify in the House next month after furor over the sentencing of President Trump ally Roger Stone. Democrats have accused Barr of using the Justice Department to do Trump's bidding. And, some architects are criticizing reports of a draft executive order requiring most new federal buildings to be designed in the classical style. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin explains why federal rules on style are bad for democracy.
Americans Agree Health Care Needs Fixing; Congress Presses NCAA On Paying Athletes
Americans are divided on lots of issues. But a new survey shows that people across partisan lines agree that the U.S. health care system needs fixing. Christine Herman of Side Effects Public Media and America Amplified reports. Also, Congress is stepping into the debate over compensating college athletes. Sports analyst Mike Pesca has the latest on lawmakers pressing the NCAA to move quickly.
N.H. Democratic Primary; American Airlines Suspends Flights To China
Democratic strategist Bill Press and Republican strategist Alice Stewart join us to discuss the results of Tuesday night's New Hampshire presidential primary. And, American Airlines has suspended direct flights to China and Hong Kong through the end of April due to the spread of COVID-19. Several other airlines have also suspended flights from major U.S. hubs to China.