Ethics Questions Reach Ivanka, The Future of Fox, World Cannabis Day

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Two protesters take a drag on each other's marijuana joints during a "taste-in" sponsored by the Northern California Marijuana Growers in San Francisco, July 13, 1984.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • Ivanka Trump's businesses have prospered since she assumed the role of First Daughter. What conflicts of interest does this pose for her and the Trump Administration? Erika Kinetz, an Associated Press correspondent in Shanghai, and Ambassador Norm Eisen, Obama White House Ethics Czar from 2009 to 2011, answer. 
  • South Florida has become the rehab capital of the U.S. as the addiction recovery industry booms. As WLRN’s Peter Haden reports, many battling opioid and heroin addiction have made their way to South Florida, and it’s having an impact on EMTs and other health infrastructure.
  • Massive protests are expected across Venezuela today as calls to oust President Nicolás Maduro continue. Anatoly Kurmanaev, a Wall Street Journal reporter in Caracas, has the details. 
  • On Wednesday, 21st Century Fox formally announced that anchor Bill O’Reilly would not be returning to Fox News Channel in light of ongoing complaints of sexual harassment within the network. Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC’s On the Media, examines the future of Fox News without its biggest star. 
  • On World Cannabis Day, Ricardo Baca, founder of the news and culture website The Cannabist and a marijuana columnist for The Daily Beast, looks at the state of the legal and medical marijuana industries in the United States, and how it will fare under the Trump Administration. 

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