Easing Up on Criminal Offenses; #OscarsSoWhite; A French Comedian in America

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New legislation could make drinking outside a civil - instead of a criminal - offense in New York City.

Coming up on today's show:

  • The New York City Council will hear a package of bills Monday that would make summonses for low-level offenses, like public urination and drinking from an open container in public, civil – rather than criminal – offenses. Hear how the new system would work and the implications for “broken windows” policing.
  • Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, talks about their new special issue about conservatives against Trump.
  • Many people have called out the lack of diversity in this year's nominee list for the Academy Awards, prompting the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite and eliciting award boycotts. Producer and actor Wendell Pierce shares his thoughts.
  • Can smart technology can make government more accessible?
  • Moroccan French stand-up comedian Gad Elmaleh talks about his quest to become as big a star in the U.S. as he is in France.