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#4: Smokey Eyes and Shady Lawyers
The Current Affairs panel discusses the humanitarian crisis at the border, debate Lyta's general theory of political comedy, and responds to some listener voicemails.

The Panel:

Further reading on the humanitarian crisis at the border:

Brianna's piece from last summer on her work at the border is here, Brianna's vision for what a humane immigration policy would look like is here, and Brianna's explanation of the recent monstrous policies are here. A painful story on one family's experience of family separation is here.

Further reading on political comedy:

Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner set is here. A simple punching up and punching down explainer is here. A longer history of punching up and punching down is here.

Miscellaneous further reading:

Here and here are two interviews with Bill Waterson sent in by a listener. Here's Florence Kelly's wikipedia page — a great forgotten hero!

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