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The Scramble: Trump, More Trump, and Zsa Zsa

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The Voice of ?America is a U.S.- funded and independent source of news that airs in societies that don't have a free press. Last week, Congress decided to shift oversight from an independent board to one person chosen by the president. President Obama embraced the shift from an unwieldy part-time advisory board to a professional CEO. Do we trust Donald Trump, a man who has threatened to change libel laws to better control the U.S. press, with this responsibility?

Also this hour: Zsa Zsa Gabor died this morning at ninety-nine years old. Most of Americans under a certain age - around sixty - don't really know who she is or why we need to mark her death. Outside of acting in a few movies and television shows, her real contribution was as the mother of the concept of "career-free celebrity." Paris and Kim could be seen as her children.

Lastly, Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are shopping for a Modern Orthodox community in Washington. They're currently looking at a synagogue that attracts Washington's political elite. It's not going to be easy siting next to some of the same people protesting Donald Trump's presidency. 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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