Confronting Casual Bias; How Teddy Roosevelt Created the Primaries; Farewell to Ziggy

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Coming up on today's show:

  • Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, discusses the latest in the 2016 presidential campaign, plus previews the president's State of the Union address.
  • NPR media and arts correspondent David Folkenflik discusses the ethics of the meeting between the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo and Sean Penn, which resulted in a Rolling Stone article on the heels of his arrest by the Mexican authorities over the weekend.
  • Listeners call in to share their experiences of fielding unpleasant, unsolicited, identity-driven comments in social settings. How did you respond at the time? And, if you had a second chance at it, how do you wish you’d responded?
  • Hear about the role Theodore Roosevelt played in creating the presidential nominating primaries.
  • One of rock's most icon figures, David Bowie, died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer. WNYC's John Shaefer invites your calls and remembrances.