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America The Gullible?

Kurt Andersen, host of the public radio program Studio 360, had an epiphany when he saw the first episode of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central more than ten years ago. As he writes in his new book, Fantasyland, "America had changed since I was young, when 'truthiness' and reality-based community wouldn't have made any sense as jokes." In the age of alternative facts, #fakenews and conspiracy theories, we talk to Andersen about what he calls a 500-year history of how America went haywire. Also today, we talked about the human side of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. What will happen to these young "Dreamers" when the program ends? And what might a better policy look like? That conversation is at www.the1a.org.

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