PUBLISHED MAR 21, 2019

Skimm This: Trump’s Exec Order on Free Speech, NZ Gun Laws, and Balls


It’s March 21st. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • President Trump signed an executive order today requiring colleges to support free speech on campus. Which you might not have realized was an issue. It’s part of a larger debate about hate speech. We’ll break it down.

  • Just days after two mass shootings in New Zealand, the government there is making moves to ban semiautomatic weapons. We’ll tell you what’s next.

  • Director Jordan Peele has a new movie out tomorrow. It’s called “Us.” So today, we’re spotlighting the lead actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Tell us about a woman you’re inspired by this week at 646-461-6370, and you might hear your voice on the show this Friday.

  • In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, we’re talking balls. Yes, that kind.


theSkimm: President Trump signed an executive order requiring colleges to support free speech. Which has a lot to do with conservative groups on campus. Across the world in New Zealand, the gov has made moves to ban the semiautomatic weapons involved in last week’s shootings. Less than a week after they happened. Also on today’s episode: we’re talking Lupita Nyong’o … and balls.

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