This is the third week of protests in Iran. Dozens have died and hundreds have been arrested in the demonstrations following the death of a young Iranian woman in police custody. And now the outrage seems to be spreading and tapping into a deep well of grievances.
“This is really anger at the entire system for its 43 years of corruption and abuse of power,” said Jason Rezaian, opinion columnist for the Washington Post and author of “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison.”
On the show today, Rezaian explains what’s driving the latest protest movement in Iran, the role of the United States and what may come next.
In the News Fix, the Supreme Court started a new term this week and it’s expected to be a doozy. We’ll explain. Plus, get ready for the return of Donald Trump on Twitter.
Then, the gif vs. jif debate continues. And, in case you didn’t know, the climate crisis is so bad that the city of Los Angeles hired a chief heat officer. Hear her answer to the Make Me Smart question.
Here’s everything we talked about today:
- “Opinion | To help the next Iran protests, the U.S. should change these policies” from The Washington Post
- “Iran Protests Underline Economic, Social Pain” from Bloomberg
- “Musk Proposes to Buy Twitter for Original Price of $54.20 a Share” from Bloomberg
- “Three Huge Supreme Court Cases That Could Change America” from The New York Times
- “Watch world’s first all-electric plane soar through test flight” from CNN
- “Los Angeles Becomes Latest City to Hire ‘Chief Heat Officer’” from Smithsonian Magazine
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