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The media you can see, and the Facebook ads that you can't


The government is moving into the welfare business... but not in the way you might think. In the face of an escalating trade war with China, the Trump administration has unveiled a $12 billion bailout for agriculture. Are farmers heaving a sigh of relief, or still troubled?

Bill Radke spoke with Marci Green, farmer and president of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. They were joined by Heather Long, economics correspondent for the Washington Post.

In 2011, a federal consent decree gave the Seattle Police Department a mandate for change. The city thought they'd hit upon a solution: an early intervention system to predict use of excessive force. The problem is that it might not be working. Crosscut's David Kroman explains. 

Facebook will no longer allow advertisers to exclude minority groups from their ads. Ars Technica tech and culture reporter Sam Machkovech shares what this will look like the next time you log in. 

Gaze matters in media: who can see content, and who's behind the camera. Ronit Feinglass Plank and Katie Anthony of the podcast Mouthy Messy Mandatory talk about women in media, and whether Bill Radke is obsolete.