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'The Fight' Matches The ACLU Vs. The Trump Administration




An image from the documentary,
An image from the documentary, "The Fight," about the ACLU's battle against Trump Administration policies.

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On today's show:

An Ongoing Battle

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Last month, the Sundance Film Festival debuted a documentary produced by Kerry Washington called “The Fight.” It tells the story of several ACLU lawyers who have challenged the Trump Administration on family separation, abortion access, the trans military ban, and the 2020 census. “The Fight” is directed by Eli Despres, Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman, who made the 2016 documentary, “Weiner,” about disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. At Sundance, John spoke with Despres, Washington, and Dale Ho — director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project.

Can Harvey Weinstein Escape?

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With the jury unable to reach a verdict after four days of deliberation, John talks with JoAnn Wypijewski, who wrote an essay for The Nation titled, "Why Harvey Weinstein Might Walk."

The Science Behind Horror Movies

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"Dracula," "Frankenstein," "The Mummy," and "Creature from the Black Lagoon" are classic scary movies with something in common: they were all inspired by real science. That’s the focus of a current exhibit at L.A.'s Natural History Museum called "Natural History of Horror."  The Frame contributor Collin Friesen tells us more.