On today's show:
- Hamas is still holding an estimated 200+ people hostage. Graeme Wood, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State (Random House, 2016), talks about the group's plan for the hostages, after he obtained an apparently authentic Hamas document that outlines the group's plan.
- New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission will no longer limit the number of new licenses for for-hire vehicles on the road, but there's one important caveat: new cars must be electric or wheelchair accessible. Evan Simko-Bednarski, transit reporter at the New York Daily News, unpacks the new rule and its implications as congestion pricing looms.
- Aziz Huq, professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, explains what a gag order is, and discusses the gag orders different judges have placed former President Trump under as he faces multiple trials.
- Listeners call in to share how they plan to pass time on yet another rainy weekend.
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