Today's Highlights | March 17, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists protest the participation of NYPD members during the 250th annual St. Patrick's Day parade March 17, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty)

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Begins at 21:14: On St. Patrick's Day, The Takeaway speaks with Joan Burton, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, about her thoughts on showing solidarity for the LGBT movement amidst generations of traditions during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Begins at 25:39: The Retro Report documentary team looks back at the California Mediterranean fruit fly infestation that began in the 1980s and spanned through the 1990s—and beyond—and why spray-pesticides were so controversial. Joshua Fisher, Retro Report producer, explains.

Check out Retro Report's findings below.

Guests:

Joan Burton and Josh Fisher

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

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