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Who Is Andrew Yang; SCOTUS Decision On Curtis Flowers; Defining A Concentration Camp

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give everyone a Universal Basic Income to offset the effects of automation. The plan resonates across a broad spectrum of voters from his "Yang Gang" to the alt-right and it has catapulted him to a spot in this week's Democratic primary debate alongside frontrunners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris. Who is this guy

Also this hour: Last month, we told you about Curtis Flowers, the Mississippi man convicted over 20 years ago of killing four people by a prosecutor with a history of racial bias and witness tampering. You may recognize the story from the APM podcast, "In the Dark." Last week, the Supreme Court ruled to overturn his latest conviction in a 7-2 decision. What's next? 

Lastly, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the Trump Administration is running "concentration camps" at our Southern border. We talk about that. 

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  • Will Sommer - Tech reporter for The Daily Beast (@willcommer)
  • Samara Freemark - Reporter and senior producer of "In the Dark," an investigative podcast from APM Reports, a division of American Public Media
  • David Perry - Former professor of history, contributing writer at Pacific Standard’s Ideas section, and a senior academic adviser to the Department of History at the University of Minnesota

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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

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