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AirTalk® FOR January 19, 2018

Women’s March 2.0: A look ahead to the movement’s anniversary

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AirTalk wants to hear your thoughts on the state and future of the women’s movement on the anniversary of the groundbreaking women’s march. We also parse through the results of the most recent USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, which shows decreasing support for Trump; review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; and more. See full episode >
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