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Who owns the Women’s March?

Kimberly Kindy on federal prison workers who aren’t getting enough support during the partial government shutdown. Marissa Lang on the tensions surrounding the Women’s March. Plus, the career troubles of R&B singer Chrisette Michele.
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Federal prison without the government
Kimberly Kindy is an investigative reporter with The Washington Post. And she’s been reporting on how the nearly month-long partial government shutdown — the longest in history — has been affecting all parts of the federal government.

Including one of the most dangerous law enforcement jobs out there: that of federal prison worker.

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Women’s March fractures before the third annual gathering
Two years ago, millions across the globe turned out for a day of demonstration. The Women’s March took place in opposition to the newly elected President Trump. But on the eve of the third annual march, the national organization faces criticism from local groups as to the effectiveness of the march, who it is for and even who can join.

Marissa Lang reports on local news for The Post. She says recent controversies — including efforts to trademark the name of the march — have alarmed and disenfranchised smaller contingencies of the organization.

The tension, she says, “is a top-down approach, rather than a bottom-up approach.”

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For five minutes on stage, two years repenting
R&B singer Chrisette Michele has spent the last two years trying to come back from the backlash she received after singing at one of President Trump’s inaugural balls.

Cleve R. Wootson Jr. spoke with her about where her career is headed and why there was such a bitter response in the first place.

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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.