President Trump Threatens To Cut Aid To Pakistan, How The Internet Is Shaping Beauty Standards, Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s DACA Decision

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President Trump wrote a series of tweets on New Year’s day expressing his displeasure with Pakistan and threatening to cut aid. We talk about what this could mean for Pakistan and America’s foreign policy position. We also discuss how internet culture is shaping beauty standards, and the recent temporary ruling by a judge to block Trump’s DACA decision.

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  • President Trump Threatens To Cut Aid To Pakistan

    In a series of tweets on New Year’s Day, President Trump expressed his displeasure with Pakistan and threatened to cut aid to the country. We speak with Saeed Khan of Wayne State University about U.S./Pakistan relations and what pulling aid could mean for America’s foreign policy position.

  • Internet Culture's Real Life Effects

    While the internet can seem like a place disconnected from our physical worlds, much of the activity that occurs there deeply affects how we feel about things outside of it. This could be a political meme that a friend sends you that sways your opinion on a candidate or noticing a flaw in yourself after using a selfie-editing app. We talk with one internet culture writer about internet culture seeping into our every day lives.

  • Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Decision To End DACA

    A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s plans to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects young people who were brought to the country illegally as children from deportation. An expert tells us what the latest debate over DACA means for undocumented immigrants and future immigration policy under Trump.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Saeed Khan Guest
  • Amanda Hess Guest
  • Hiroshi Motomura Guest

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