Making Sense Of The Changing Rules Of Music Copyright Laws, Why Banned Book Week Is Still Relevant, Trump Administration’s Stance On Climate Change

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FILE – This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo illustration shows the book “Thirteen Reasons Why” in Phoenix. Jay Asher’s “Thirteen Reasons Why” and Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” top the American Library Association’s list of “challenged” books from 2017, those most objected to by parents and other community members. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

New legislation that may impact musicians and listeners is headed to President Trump’s desk after receiving bipartisan support. We talk to a reporter about what some are calling the biggest overhaul of music copyright law in decades. We also discuss why even in the age of Amazon and e-books, Banned Book Week remains important. And we learn more about the White House’s stance on climate change.

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  • Legislation To Overhaul Music Copyright Laws Headed To President Trump's Desk

    Legislation that some are calling the biggest overhaul of music copyright law in decades is headed to President Trump’s desk, after passing both houses of Congress with broad, bipartisan support. We talk to a reporter who covers the music industry about what it could mean for artists, music streaming companies like Spotify, and consumers.

  • Why Banned Book Week Is Still Relevant

    In 2017 more than 350 books were challenged by library patrons, school board members, parents and more. Books on 2017’s most challenged list include “I Am Jazz”, banned for dealing with gender identity”, “Thirteen Reasons Why”, which deals with suicide. We hear from a guest from the ALA’s Office For Intellectual Freedom about why its important that library patrons of any age should be able to read what they choose.

  • Global Temperatures Estimated To Rise By Seven Degrees By 2100, According To Trump Administration Report

    Global temperatures are expected to rise by seven degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, according to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in July. The 500-page write up was released to justify President Trump’s call to free fuel-efficiency standards for cars built after 2020. We’ll talk to Rachel Cleetus of the Union for Concerned Scientists about the report.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Amy Wang Guest
  • James LaRue Guest
  • Rachel Cleetus Guest

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