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We discuss the “old fashioned” fight over student loan forgiveness between the Secretary of Education and the House or Representatives (01:26) and the potential cancelling of the Worldwide Threat Assessment for a problematic reason (18:48), the revelation that screen time may be stunting the brain development of our youth (32:23), and issues around Hank Azaria’s refusal to continue to voice the Simpson’s character Apu (42:19)

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House Overturns Student Loan Forgiveness Rule

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2020/01/16/house-overturns-student-loan-forgiveness-rule/

Intelligence officials ask Congress not to hold threats hearings after angering Trump last year

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/politics/us-intelligence-officials-world-wide-threats-hearing-testimony/index.html

This is your child's brain on books: Scans show benefit of reading vs. screen time

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/health/child-brain-reading-books-wellness/index.html

Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice Apu, 3 years after 'The Simpsons' character came under scrutiny

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/18/entertainment/apu-hank-azaria-simpsons-trnd/index.html

You Love ‘The Simpsons’? Then Let’s Talk About Apu

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/television/the-problem-with-apu-the-simpsons.html