Political Analysis: Michael Flynn, Sexual Harassment Hearings, GOP Tax Bill
President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI this week and agreed to cooperate with special counselor Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Also today, U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced he has the votes to pass the GOP tax reform plan. And, as the list of men in entertainment, media and politics accused of sexual misconduct grows, lawmakers in Sacramento held a hearing to examine how sexual harassment allegations are handled and investigated.
- Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution fellow
- Katie Orr, KQED politics and government reporter
Reza Aslan on God: A Human History
We hear from religious scholar Reza Aslan about the intersection of religion and politics, from President Trump’s retweeting of inflammatory anti-Muslim videos to the so-called travel ban. Aslan’s latest book, God: A Human History, explores the evolution of the concept of God.
Kathryn Steinle Verdict: Garcia Zarate Acquitted of Homicide
After six days of deliberation, a jury found the man accused of shooting and killing Kathryn Steinle not guilty of murder and manslaughter. The trial of undocumented Mexican immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate has generated national debate over immigration policy and so-called sanctuary cities. We hear from KQED criminal justice reporter Alex Emslie, who followed the case closely.
Hari Kondabolu and “The Problem with Apu” Takes Aim at Racial Stereotypes
Comedian and writer Hari Kondabolu’s new documentary, “The Problem with Apu,” challenges racial and ethnic stereotypes. While “The Simpsons” was his favorite TV show, his least favorite character.