#Oprah2020, DACA, and a Report from the Paducah City Commission

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

The Briefcase is our shorter episode each week when we catch up on news and often share listener feedback. Today, we're covering a local fairness ordinance, the Oprah 2020 frenzy, and the public DACA meeting President Trump convened. 

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In our first block, Sarah emotionally describes the difficulty inherent in holding public meetings to pass a fairness ordinance in the city of Paducah, KY. Paducah is Kentucky's 9th city to pass protections for LGBTQ+ individuals. In this segment, Beth mentions the work of Equality Ohio to support state-wide fairness legislation in Ohio. 

We then turn to the frenzied discussion of Oprah's presidential prospects -- which we believe misses the point of her speech entirely. In this discussion, we reference Susan Faludi's piece, The Patriachs Are Falling. The Patriarchy is Stronger Than Ever, and a conversation on Twitter resulting from listener M.E. sharing an article about soft skills in the tech industry. Unfortunately, we are unable to locate any nuance for the gentleman who is suing Google for discrimination

Finally, we break down the public negotiation President Trump convened on DACA -- we cover the good, the bad, and the ugly. We also give a brief overview of earmarks, since that seems to be on the President's mind.