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Comedian Mo Amer's 'Vagabond' life




Comedian Mo Amer's stand-up special
Comedian Mo Amer's stand-up special "Vagabond" is on Netflix.
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On today's show:

The Saudi-Hollywood connection

(Starts at :45)

In the wake of the disappearance, and presumed murder, of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi US companies have been pulling out of an upcoming investor summit. The Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) is reportedly ending its planned $400 million deal with the Saudi government. New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg joins John Horn to talk about why and how the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has wooed Hollywood, media and tech titans to begin with and what could come next. 

Guest: Jim Rutenberg

Mo Amer: The Vagabond

(Starts at 7:55)

Comedian Mo Amer is an Arab American who found his voice as a stand-up with the troupe "Allah Made Me Funny." Now he's got his first Netflix special "Mo Amer: The Vagabond." He talks with John Horn about shooting the special in Texas and his unexpected opportunity to talk with Eric Trump about being Muslim in Trump's America. That happened when the comic was upgraded to first class on an international flight and found the young Trump seated next to him.

Guest: Mo Amer

A visit with Dodgers' organist Dieter Ruehle 

(Starts at 19:40)

Dodgers' organist Dieter Ruehle in his perch at Dodgers Stadium.
Dodgers' organist Dieter Ruehle in his perch at Dodgers Stadium.
Tim Greiving

The Dodgers Stadium organist Dieterr Ruehle is getting ready for today's home game in the series against the Milwaukee Brewers. In this profile story we go inside his perch to learn more about the musician behind the soundtrack to the Dodgers games. This feature was produced by Tim Grieving.

Guest: Dieter Ruehle