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August 22, 2017

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–On the Show:

–Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at UC San Francisco and Founder / Executive Director of Neuroscape, joins David to discuss his book “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World”

–IS claims responsibility for two attacks in Iran, one at the national parliament and another at Ayatollah Khomeini’s tomb, killing 12 people and wounding 42

–Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Reddit, Vimeo, and a number of other companies participate in a national “day of action” in support of keeping open internet rules and maintaining net neutrality

–The Justice Department will use the Espionage Act to charge intelligence contractor employee Reality Winner for leaking classified NSA documents about Russia hacking US voting systems to the Intercept

–Hatriot Mail

–President Trump plans a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference to coincide and distract from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee

–Forbes reports that Donald Trump’s son Eric shifted money, supposedly raised for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and intended to help kids with cancer, to his own business for their use of the Trump organization’s golf courses

–Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggests offering his resignation as tensions grow between him and President Trump over the Russia scandal

–Michael Isikoff reports that before ending up with Attorney Marc E. Kasowitz to represent President Trump in the Russia investigation, lawyers from at least four of the most prestigious law firms in the country declined the offer

–On the Bonus Show: California imprisonment costs more than Harvard, Wikileaks offers $10,000 to get Intercept reporter fired, Trump blocking Twitter users raises constitutional concerns, and much more…

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