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Roughly Speaking podcast: Trump's fear-mongering on refugees (episode 219)

  • 7:56: President Trump’s executive order on immigration cuts by more than half the maximum number of refugees the United States will take from troubled lands each year. Trump claims that refugees, particularly those from Syria, pose a threat to public safety and national security. But what are the facts? Veteran journalist Arnold “Skip” Isaacs takes a hard look at the data, and finds virtually no evidence to support the president’s claim.

  • 3:05: Book critic Paula Gallagher recommends a memoir of “addiction and ambition” by a young woman described as “New York’s enfant terrible,” Cat Marnell. The book: “How To Murder Your Life.”

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