Investigating the FBI, Actor Alec Baldwin, Fighting for LGBT Equality

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Alec Baldwin is host of WNYC's "Here's The Thing."
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Coming up on today's show:

  • The Justice Department inspector general announced Thursday that he would investigate the DOJ and the FBI, and whether FBI Director James Comey followed official policy during the department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails in the months leading up to the election. Michael Bromwich, the former inspector general for the Department of Justice, weighs in. 
  • Cubans coming to the U.S. will no longer be granted automatic residency under new rules announced yesterday by the Obama Administration. Tim Padgett, the Americas correspondent for public radio station WLRN in Miami, has the details.

  • Yesterday, the EPA accused Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions tests. The company allegedly used secret software that allowed more than 100,000 diesel vehicles to emit illegal pollutant levels, something that the EPA calls "a clear and serious violation of the Clean Air Act." John Stoll, global auto editor for The Wall Street Journal in Detroit, explains what this could med for the company and consumers. 
  • Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, drops by to review the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including the animated children's film "Monster Trucks," and the horror flick "The Bye Bye Man."
  • Actor Alec Baldwin and activist Paul Gallay, president of the advocacy group Riverkeeper, discuss the closing of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in New York, and the future of renewable energy sources in the Empire State and beyond. 
  • A new documentary, "Growing Up Coy," tells the story of a young Colorado family fighting for their 6-year-old transgender daughter’s right to use the girls' bathroom at her elementary school. Coy Mathis' case is one of the first in the nation that specifically addresses transgender bathroom rights. The Takeaway hears from Eric Juhola, director and producer of the film, and Jeremy Stulberg, the producer and editor of "Growing Up Coy."
  • Heather Cronk, the former co-director of GetEQUAL, a national LGBTQ organizing network, examine's President Barack Obama's legacy on gay marriage, transgender rights, and LGBT discrimination.