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Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast

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From one the nation's most trusted public affairs radio hosts comes a new daily politics podcast that goes beyond the headlines and talking points. Through thoughtful conversations with leading journalists and key newsmakers, Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast, helps listeners make sense of the day's news, offering crucial context and a clear-eyed assessment of the stakes at hand. When news is made by the minute and information overload is the norm, Lehrer is a sane guide in a frenetic world. Join us. Produced by WNYC, home to other award-winning news podcasts including The Takeaway and New Yorker Radio Hour. The episodes of Impeachment: A Daily Podcast, that were formerly found at this feed are archived online, at impeachmentpodcast.org
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Fareed Zakaria And The Revolutions Past And Present That Shape Our World

How have the turbulent periods of the past shaped the present, and what can they tell us about how to move into the future?On Today's Show:Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post columnist, host of CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS," and the author of Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present (W. W. Norton & Company, 2024), looks back at other turbulent eras for insights into navigating this one.
5/21/202420 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jen Psaki on Being Biden’s Press Secretary and The Upcoming Debate

Briefing the press, framing the President's agenda, and deciding on the political messaging of a presidency are all part of the job for the White House Press Secretary.On Today's Show:Jen Psaki, former White House press secretary, MSNBC host, and the author of Say More: Lessons from Work, the White House, and the World (Simon & Schuster, 2024), offers advice on effective communication in Washington, and beyond.
5/20/202417 minutes, 43 seconds
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What The Politics of Grievance Might Mean For Democracy

Why are "grievances" big and small motivating so much of our politics -- on both the left and the right, and what does it mean for democracy?On Today's Show:Frank Bruni, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of The Age of Grievance (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, 2024), discusses.
5/16/202415 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nicholas Kristof, After Covering Despair, Makes A Case For Hope

After reporting from some of the most troubled corners of the earth, our guest discusses the intersection of hope, and journalism.On Today's Show:Nicholas Kristof, opinion columnist for The New York Times and author of several books, including the new memoir Chasing Hope (Penguin Random House, 2024), reflects on his long career covering tough stories, including war, genocide and addiction, and explains how he remains optimistic despite it all.
5/15/202415 minutes, 6 seconds
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The 'Most Contentious' and Maybe Most Important Democratic Primary Debate

Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Congressman Jamaal Bowman, who are vying for the Democratic nomination in New York's 16th Congressional district.On Today's Show:Tara Rosenblum, anchor, host and reporter for News 12, and Chris McKenna, reporter at The Journal News and lohud.com, recap the debate in what Politico called, "likely the most contentious in the nation."
5/14/202424 minutes, 19 seconds
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Confused About Biden’s Israel Arms Policy? We Try to Explain

Amid back-and-forth over declined ceasefire terms, we look at the US's position on the conflict in Gaza.On Today's Show:Francesca Chambers, a White House Correspondent for USA Today, talks about the news from Washington and beyond.
5/13/202421 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Bipartisan Vote On The Speaker Of The House

Nicholas Wu, Politico congressional reporter, talks about the latest news coming out of Congress, including the bipartisan vote that kept Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House.
5/10/202423 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Biden Admin Wants To Spend $1.6 Trillion Before November. It's Easier Said Than Done.

President Biden is staking his legacy, and his reelection campaign, on massive amounts of domestic spending, spurred by the passage of four major laws. But a Politico analysis found billions of dollars Congress approved by passing these bills has not yet been spent.On Today's Show:Jessie Blaeser, data reporter at Politico, and Ben Storrow, reporter at Politico's E&E News, explain the delays, and why they are a threat both to the president's legacy and his reelection.
5/9/202422 minutes, 49 seconds
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How China Passed The “Jello” Test For Suppressing Democracy

What does it mean that global forces like China and Russia and the domestic MAGA movement are working to discredit democracy?On Today's Show:Anne Applebaum, staff writer atThe Atlantic, historian and author of the forthcomingAutocracy Inc. (Penguin, 2024), talks about herAtlanticcover story, “Democracy Is Losing the Propaganda War," about the rise of autocracy around the world.
5/7/202424 minutes, 13 seconds
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Strange Bedfellows in Congress on Anti-Semitism Act and Fate of Mike Johnson

Congress has taken on the "complicated" task of legislating antisemitism. Annie Karni, congressional correspondent at The New York Times, talks about the latest national political news of the week, including legislation that recently passed the House on antisemitism, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest attempt to oust Speaker Mike Johnson and more. 
5/6/202426 minutes, 54 seconds
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Biden and Schumer’s Election Year Cannabis Moves

The Department of Justice plans to change the way the federal government classifies cannabis, which will loosen restrictions on weed. Natalie Fertig, federal cannabis policy reporter for Politico, reports on the change, including how it will affect people, businesses and research in states where cannabis is legal (and not). 
5/3/202417 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cease-Fire Talks Update As Blinken Tries To Close A Deal

Aaron David​​​​ Miller, senior fellow in the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former State Department advisor on the Middle East, and the author of several books, including The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (Bantam, 2008), talks about the current state of ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas and the best pathways to peace in the region.  Plus, he reacts to President Biden's live remarks on the campus protests.
5/2/202423 minutes, 48 seconds
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NJ Rep. Mikkie Sherril On Abortion Nationwide, And Campus Protests In Her District

With pro-Palestinian protests going on in her district, U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D, NJ-11) reacts to the news overnight of police arresting campus protesters, and discusses her priorities related to reproductive rights and the National Defense Reauthorization Act.
5/1/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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Should Biden Agree To Debate Trump?

How would a moderator handle a potential debate matchup between President Biden and former President Trump in order to make the most of the event for voters?On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief shares the latest national political news, including the White House Correspondents Dinner and Pres. Biden's agreement to a debate against former President Trump.
4/29/202420 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nicholas Kristof On Biden Blind Spots, Double Standards, Campus Protesters

Nicholas Kristof, opinion columnist for The New York Times and author of several books, including the forthcoming memoir Chasing Hope (Penguin Random House, 2024), shares his critique of how he says President Biden has mishandled the United States' role in Israel's war in Gaza, what he sees as Biden's reasoning, the political implications and what the United States could do moving forward to end the war. 
4/26/202424 minutes, 14 seconds
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Has The Supreme Court “Already Botched” Today’s Trump Immunity Case?

Melissa Murray, NYU law professor, co-host of the "Strict Scrutiny" podcast and the co-author (with Andrew Weissmann) of The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary (W. W. Norton & Company, 2024), previews the oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on former President Trump's immunity case. 
4/25/202421 minutes, 1 second
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Where Trump Jurors Get Their News

One key part of the juror questionnaire in former President Donald Trump's "hush money" trial asked about the prospective jurors' media diets, which showed some interesting responses.On Today's Show:Erica Orden, Politico reporter, recaps what has happened so far at the juror selection and the consequent start of the trial, where David Pecker, the former publisher for the National Enquirer, testified about that publication's "catch and kill" strategy to suppress negative stories about people like Donald Trump.
4/24/202426 minutes, 10 seconds
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Landmark Union Vote Succeeds; Union Members For Biden and Trump

Jane McAlevey, labor organizer, columnist for The Nation and the author of several books, including (with Abby Lawlor)Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 2023), reflects on her life's work in organizing and recent wins for labor, and what she sees as crucial for workers to do if they want to continue the positive streak for unions. 
4/23/202426 minutes, 20 seconds
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Of Protests and Passover: Noah Feldman on “To Be A Jew Today”

As Passover begins, Noah Feldman, Harvard law professor, founding director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, and the author of To Be a Jew Today: A New Guide to God, Israel, and the Jewish People (Macmillan, 2024), talks about his new book, inspired by his conversations with his children and even more relevant since 10/7, that tries to define what all Jews have in common.
4/22/202423 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Cold War Is Over. Welcome To The “New Cold Wars”

Recent history has shown how two global superpowers engage on the world stage. What changes when a third nation joins the mix?On Today's Show:David Sanger, White House and national security correspondent for The New York Times, talks about what he calls the new 'Cold Wars'—emphasis on the 's'—as the U.S., China and Russia vie for dominance.
4/18/202424 minutes, 1 second
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Divided SCOTUS Might Let Hundreds of January 6th Rioters Off The Hook

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments concerning the law used to charge defendants for their actions on January 6th.On Today's Show:Kate Shaw, professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, co-host of the Supreme Court podcast Strict Scrutiny, a contributor with ABC News and a contributing opinion writer with The New York Times, offers her legal analysis.
4/18/202423 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why Sen. Gillibrand Has A Child Care Bill Specifically For Police

What is on Congress's radar after Iran's strike on Israel?On Today's Show:U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talks about her work in Washington, including the war in Gaza, her bill for child care for police officers and more.
4/16/202424 minutes, 25 seconds
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Doris Kearns Goodwin On The 1960s and Today

How are the politics and society of today similar to those of the 1960s?On Today's Show:Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian, author of many books, including Team of Rivals and her latest, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s (Simon & Schuster, 2024), writes about the life and times she shared with her late husband, Dick Goodwin, a speechwriter and advisor to JFK, RFK and LBJ.
4/15/202423 minutes, 39 seconds
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Inflation, Bidenomics, And The 2024 Election

This election year, the politics of inflation will be a key issue for voters. On Today's Show:John Cassidy, staff writer at The New Yorker, talks about the latest inflation report and how both parties are responding.
4/12/202421 minutes, 27 seconds
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Speaker Mike Johnson's Balancing Act Between the Right and the Far Right

With Congress facing a number of key issues, we explore the Rep. Mike Johnson's stewardship of the nation's business before the House of Representatives. On Today's Show:Luke Broadwater, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, talks about the latest congressional news, including the pressure on Speaker Johnson from the right over FISA, spending, foreign aid, and more.
4/11/202423 minutes, 48 seconds
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New Biden Student Loan Forgiveness: We Explain Who’s Included

The White House says that President Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan could help 30 million borrowers.On Today's Show:Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, national higher education reporter at the Washington Post, shares her reporting and unpacks the details.
4/10/202421 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Trump’s Abortion Video Needs Some Follow-Up Questions

Former President Trump recently stated that he thinks abortion policy should be left to the states, as many in the GOP are expressing support for a national 15-week abortion ban.On Today's Show:Molly Ball, senior political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, talks about the 2024 election and abortion in light of recent developments
4/9/202420 minutes, 35 seconds
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Employment Is “As Good As It Gets.” What Does It Means Politically?

Objective economic indicators continue to show a mismatch with the public's perception of the state of the economy. On Today's Show:Megan Cassella, CNBC Washington correspondent, talks about Friday's jobs report, Treasury Sec. Yellen's trip to China, and other national political and economic news.
4/8/202423 minutes, 3 seconds
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Biden and Trump React Differently To Gaza Aid Worker Killings

President Biden has reportedly warned Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu the humanitarian situation in Gaza had to improve, following the killings of aid workers delivering food and supplies. On Today's Show:Yasmeen Abutaleb, Washington Post White House reporter and co-author of the book, Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration Response to the Pandemic that Changed History (Harper, 2021), offers analysis of the U.S. policy toward Israel and Gaza
4/5/202422 minutes, 7 seconds
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An Israeli Journalist Assesses The Hunger Relief Group Killings

An Israeli attack in Gaza has killed seven aid workers from the organization World Central Kitchen.On Today's Show:Allison Kaplan Sommer, a journalist for Haaretz and the host of the Haaretz podcast, talks about Israeli response to the deaths of the WCK aid workers, the state of U.S./Israel relations, and other developments in the Israel/Hamas war.
4/3/202424 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why It Might Matter If We Label Trump A Fascist

As Donald Trump's rhetoric grows increasingly more inflammatory, debate surrounding whether or not to use the label 'fascist' heats up as well.On Today's Show:Andrew Marantz, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation (Viking, 2019), discusses his latest piece, which explores whether or not Trump is a fascist, and what that label conceals or reveals about his campaign and his supporters.
4/2/202423 minutes, 13 seconds
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Biden vs. Trump Money Primary; Cesar Chavez Family vs. RFK Jr.

The Biden campaign is currently out-fundraising Trump, who needs money not only for the campaign but for his growing legal bills.On Today's Show: Rebecca Davis O'Brien, reporter covering campaign finance and money in U.S. elections for The New York Times, explains why it matters, who is giving campaign cash and the difference between what large and small donors want when they give money.
4/1/202421 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kara Swisher on Covering Tech and Its Moguls

One of Silicon Valley's most intrepid journalists shares her analysis of how the tech business helps shape the digital products they producer which in turn, shape our lives. On Today's Show:Kara Swisher, tech journalist, host of the podcasts "On with Kara Swisher" and "Pivot" and the author of Burn Book: A Tech Love Story (Simon & Schuster, 2024), tells her story as it overlaps with that of the tech industry, and what's gone right and where it's gone wrong.
3/29/202423 minutes, 18 seconds
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Boats, Bridges And The Safety Of Our Critical Infrastructure

How is critical infrastructure built and regulated—and what systems are in place to prevent an accident like the collision in Baltimore from happening in the future?On Today's Show:Peter Ford, founder of SkyRock Advisors, a port and maritime infrastructure advisor, and a member of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy advisory board, and Brian Buckman, professional engineer and founder and CEO of Buckman Engineering, discuss maritime and bridge infrastructure.
3/28/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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Biden’s Billionaire Tax Is Popular. But It’s Not That Simple.

A new Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll that shows President Biden seemed to have gotten a bump in some swing states after the State of the Union.On Today's Show:Laura Davison, politics editor at Bloomberg News, talks about the poll and what it suggests about the politics and policies that Biden touted, including the fact that that taxing the rich is a popular position among swing-state voters.
3/27/202422 minutes, 33 seconds
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Assessing Airline Safety As Boeing's CEO Steps Down

The CEO of Boeing, Dave Calhoun, announced he will step down this year amid a management scandal.On Today's Show:Lori Aratani, reporter covering transportation issues for The Washington Post, breaks down what's going on at the fraught airline company and just how safe it is to fly.
3/26/202421 minutes, 23 seconds
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Arabs and Jews Working Together For Israeli-Palestinian Peace

When it comes to the war in Gaza, some Israelis and Palestinians have an an appetite for productive dialog about what peace and justice could look like for both peoples. On Today's Show:Alon-Lee Green and Rula Daood, national co-directors of Standing Together, talk about their work leading a group that advocates for peace and justice for all Israelis and Palestinians, and how they are approaching their work amid the war.
3/25/202423 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Conservative Misinformation Campaign To Get Women Off Birth Control

Misinformation on social media—some of it seeded by groups that are anti-reproductive rights—is leading women away from using birth control.On Today's Show:Lauren Weber, health and science accountability reporter at The Washington Post, explains how it is affecting women's choices and access to reproductive care.
3/22/202421 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why We (and Even Ron DeSantis) Should Care About The Crisis In Haiti

Violent gangs in Haiti have a history of violent interference in the country's democratic processes. On Today's Show:Garry Pierre-Pierre, founder and publisher of The Haitian Times, discusses the unfolding crisis in Haiti where gangs have ousted the president and wreaked havoc on the population.
3/21/202423 minutes, 23 seconds
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Chef José Andrés On Getting Food Into Gaza

With multiple major global conflicts raging, a humanitarian chef discusses the importance of civilian aid and  food distribution. On Today's Show:José Andrés, a Michelin-starred chef, Emmy-winning television host, founder of the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen and the author of Zaytinya: Delicious Mediterranean Dishes from Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon (Ecco, 2024), talks about his work on the ground in Ukraine and Gaza with World Central Kitchen and his new cookbook.
3/19/202423 minutes, 30 seconds
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Chef José Andrés On Getting Food Into Gaza

With multiple major global conflicts raging, a humanitarian chef discusses the importance of civilian aid and  food distribution. On Today's Show:José Andrés, a Michelin-starred chef, Emmy-winning television host, founder of the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen and the author of Zaytinya: Delicious Mediterranean Dishes from Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon (Ecco, 2024), talks about his work on the ground in Ukraine and Gaza with World Central Kitchen and his new cookbook.
3/19/202423 minutes, 33 seconds
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Wildly Different Reactions to Schumer’s Gaza Speech

What domestic or foreign consequences will come of a speech given by the highest ranking Jewish American lawmaker in US history, criticizing Israel's leader? On Today's Show:Claudia Grisales, NPR Congressional correspondent, talks about the latest national politics news, including the reverberations of Sen. Schumer's remarks about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
3/18/202420 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wildly Different Reactions to Schumer’s Gaza Speech

What domestic or foreign consequences will come of a speech given by the highest ranking Jewish American lawmaker in US history, criticizing Israel's leader? On Today's Show:Claudia Grisales, NPR Congressional correspondent, talks about the latest national politics news, including the reverberations of Sen. Schumer's remarks about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
3/18/202420 minutes, 13 seconds
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Worse Than Netanyahu? The Israeli Officials Who Schumer Criticized Most

Calls for a 'ceasefire' in Gaza mean different things to different stakeholders. On Today's Show:Jon Alterman, senior vice president and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Khaled Elgindy, senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and director of its Program on Palestine and Israeli-Palestinian Affairs, discuss what a ceasefire could look like, and why it's not just a simple question of making peace.
3/15/202420 minutes, 1 second
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Worse Than Netanyahu? The Israeli Officials Who Schumer Criticized Most

Calls for a 'ceasefire' in Gaza mean different things to different stakeholders. On Today's Show:Jon Alterman, senior vice president and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Khaled Elgindy, senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and director of its Program on Palestine and Israeli-Palestinian Affairs, discuss what a ceasefire could look like, and why it's not just a simple question of making peace.
3/15/202420 minutes, 4 seconds
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Highlights From Biden's Post-SOTU Interview With Jonathan Capehart

After President Biden's State of the Union Address last Thursday, he began campaign trip to four swing states, taking a policy-laden victory lap after a successful speech. On Today's Show:Jonathan Capehart, associate editor at the Washington Post, host of the podcast "Capehart" and the Washington Post Live's "First Look," and host of The Saturday Show and The Sunday Show on MSNBC, talks about his interview with President Biden and other national political news.
3/14/202421 minutes, 8 seconds
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Highlights From Biden's Post-SOTU Interview With Jonathan Capehart

After President Biden's State of the Union Address last Thursday, he began campaign trip to four swing states, taking a policy-laden victory lap after a successful speech. On Today's Show:Jonathan Capehart, associate editor at the Washington Post, host of the podcast "Capehart" and the Washington Post Live's "First Look," and host of The Saturday Show and The Sunday Show on MSNBC, talks about his interview with President Biden and other national political news.
3/14/202421 minutes, 11 seconds
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What AOC and MTG Agree On: Don’t Ban Tik Tok

This morning, the House voted overwhelmingly to pass a TikTok 'ban,' which now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.  On Today's Show:Drew Harwell, Washington Post technology reporter, talks about the reasons for the bill and what happens if the bill to ban the popular social media app or force its parent company to sell it passes.
3/13/202422 minutes, 23 seconds
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What AOC and MTG Agree On: Don’t Ban Tik Tok

This morning, the House voted overwhelmingly to pass a TikTok 'ban,' which now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.  On Today's Show:Drew Harwell, Washington Post technology reporter, talks about the reasons for the bill and what happens if the bill to ban the popular social media app or force its parent company to sell it passes.
3/13/202422 minutes, 26 seconds
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Biden Versus Climate Change, Trump Versus Climate Science

With the 2024 election season heating up, we look at the campaigns, and at Biden's recent State Of The Union, to compare the candidates' records and rhetoric on climate change. On Today's Show:Scott Waldman, White House reporter focused on climate change at Politico's E&E News, compares President Biden's record on climate with former President Trump's, and shares what Trump says he will do if elected regarding energy and climate change.
3/12/202421 minutes, 26 seconds
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Biden Versus Climate Change, Trump Versus Climate Science

With the 2024 election season heating up, we look at the campaigns, and at Biden's recent State Of The Union, to compare the candidates' records and rhetoric on climate change. On Today's Show:Scott Waldman, White House reporter focused on climate change at Politico's E&E News, compares President Biden's record on climate with former President Trump's, and shares what Trump says he will do if elected regarding energy and climate change.
3/12/202421 minutes, 29 seconds
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No “Red Line” For Biden on Gaza War Military Aid

In the wake of the State of the Union, and amid further developments in the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, we take stock of Biden's foreign policy. On Today's Show:Susan Glasser, a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a column on life in Biden's Washington and co-anchors a weekly roundtable discussion on "The Political Scene" podcast, and co-author with Peter Baker of The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021 (Doubleday, 2022), talks about the latest national political news as Pres. Biden moves from the State of the Union to his presidential campaign.
3/11/202422 minutes, 7 seconds
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No “Red Line” For Biden on Gaza War Military Aid

In the wake of the State of the Union, and amid further developments in the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, we take stock of Biden's foreign policy. On Today's Show:Susan Glasser, a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a column on life in Biden's Washington and co-anchors a weekly roundtable discussion on "The Political Scene" podcast, and co-author with Peter Baker of The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021 (Doubleday, 2022), talks about the latest national political news as Pres. Biden moves from the State of the Union to his presidential campaign.
3/11/202422 minutes, 10 seconds
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Biden Lectures Bibi, Laughs At Republicans, In SOTU

Yesterday evening President Joe Biden delivered this year's State Of The Union speech, which centered on both pressing foreign policy concerns and critical matters of American democracy. On Today's Show:Tyler Pager, Washington Post White House reporter, offers analysis of President Biden's State of the Union address, amid high election year stakes.
3/8/202422 minutes, 45 seconds
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Biden Lectures Bibi, Laughs At Republicans, In SOTU

Yesterday evening President Joe Biden delivered this year's State Of The Union speech, which centered on both pressing foreign policy concerns and critical matters of American democracy. On Today's Show:Tyler Pager, Washington Post White House reporter, offers analysis of President Biden's State of the Union address, amid high election year stakes.
3/8/202422 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Battle For Haley Republicans and 'Uncommitted' Democrats Begins

  After Super Tuesday, a look at how the 2024 presidential candidates might be vying for low-enthusiasm members of their party in the coming months. On Today's Show:Errol Louis, political anchor of Spectrum NY1 News, host of Inside City Hall and The Big Deal with Errol Louis, New York Magazine columnist and host of the podcast "You Decide," shares his analysis of Super Tuesday results including breaking news that Nikki Haley has suspended her 2024 election campaign.
3/8/202417 minutes, 20 seconds
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Unpacking The Results of California's Senate Primary

California voters have decided that the Senate race in November's general election will pit Rep. Adam Schiff against Republican and former LA Dodgers star Steve Garvey. On Today's Show:Christian Paz, senior politics reporter for Vox, offers analysis of California's Senate primary.
3/7/202417 minutes, 56 seconds
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Unpacking The Results of California's Senate Primary

California voters have decided that the Senate race in November's general election will pit Rep. Adam Schiff against Republican and former LA Dodgers star Steve Garvey. On Today's Show:Christian Paz, senior politics reporter for Vox, offers analysis of California's Senate primary.
3/7/202417 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Battle For Haley Republicans and 'Uncommitted' Democrats Begins

  After Super Tuesday, a look at how the 2024 presidential candidates might be vying for low-enthusiasm members of their party in the coming months. On Today's Show:Errol Louis, political anchor of Spectrum NY1 News, host of Inside City Hall and The Big Deal with Errol Louis, New York Magazine columnist and host of the podcast "You Decide," shares his analysis of Super Tuesday results including breaking news that Nikki Haley has suspended her 2024 election campaign.
3/6/202417 minutes, 17 seconds
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Trump Indictments Meet Super Tuesday

How do the major legal cases facing the former president intersect with today's important primaries? On Today's Show:Melissa Murray, NYU law professor, co-host of the "Strict Scrutiny" podcast, and Andrew Weissmann, professor of practice at NYU School of Law who was the lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Office, authors of The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary (W. W. Norton & Company, 2024), discuss the Supreme Court's ruling allowing Donald Trump to appear on the Colorado ballot, his other legal proceedings, and the 2024 election.
3/5/202421 minutes, 21 seconds
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Trump Indictments Meet Super Tuesday

How do the major legal cases facing the former president intersect with today's important primaries? On Today's Show:Melissa Murray, NYU law professor, co-host of the "Strict Scrutiny" podcast, and Andrew Weissmann, professor of practice at NYU School of Law who was the lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Office, authors of The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary (W. W. Norton & Company, 2024), discuss the Supreme Court's ruling allowing Donald Trump to appear on the Colorado ballot, his other legal proceedings, and the 2024 election.
3/5/202421 minutes, 24 seconds
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Will Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Movement Spread on Super Tuesday

Asma Khalid, White House correspondent for NPR and co-host of The NPR Politics Podcast, contributor to ABC News, talks about the latest national political news, including whether the "uncommitted" voters will become a bigger problem for President Biden, and more.
3/4/202418 minutes, 46 seconds
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Will Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Movement Spread on Super Tuesday

Asma Khalid, White House correspondent for NPR and co-host of The NPR Politics Podcast, contributor to ABC News, talks about the latest national political news, including whether the "uncommitted" voters will become a bigger problem for President Biden, and more.
3/4/202418 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Border Debate Is Politics. Here’s How Some Real People Are Living It.

News broke this week of two separate overcrowded locations in New York City housing dozens of migrants from Africa. On Today's Show:Amaha Kassa, founder and executive director of African Communities Together, talks about the challenges facing African asylum seekers in the city.
3/1/202415 minutes
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The Border Debate Is Politics. Here’s How Some Real People Are Living It.

News broke this week of two separate overcrowded locations in New York City housing dozens of migrants from Africa. On Today's Show:Amaha Kassa, founder and executive director of African Communities Together, talks about the challenges facing African asylum seekers in the city.
3/1/202415 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Historic Presidential Campaigns Of Rev. Jesse Jackson

On Today's Show:For Black History Month, Clarence Lusane, professor and current director of the International Affairs program at Howard University, reflects on Jesse Jackson's two historic bids for the presidency.
2/29/202415 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Historic Presidential Campaigns Of Rev. Jesse Jackson

On Today's Show:For Black History Month, Clarence Lusane, professor and current director of the International Affairs program at Howard University, reflects on Jesse Jackson's two historic bids for the presidency.
2/29/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sen Gillibrand On Fetal Personhood in Alabama, And (Maybe) Nationwide

New York's junior senator provides her take on Alabama's recent 'fetal personhood' case, and what it could mean for reproductive health around the country.  On Today's Show:U.S. Senator (D, NY) Kirsten Gillibrand talks about her work in Washington and more national politics.  
2/28/202416 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sen Gillibrand On Fetal Personhood in Alabama, And (Maybe) Nationwide

New York's junior senator provides her take on Alabama's recent 'fetal personhood' case, and what it could mean for reproductive health around the country.  On Today's Show:U.S. Senator (D, NY) Kirsten Gillibrand talks about her work in Washington and more national politics.  
2/28/202416 minutes, 18 seconds
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What The “Saddam Hussein Tapes” Reveal About Our Two Iraq Wars

How did misunderstandings and miscommunications, including between the Bush administration and Saddam Hussein lead to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? On Today's Show:Steve Coll, an editor at The Economist in London, dean emeritus of the Columbia Journalism School, former president of New America, and the author of Ghost Wars and his new book, The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A. and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq (Penguin, 2024), traces the prelude to war over non-existent weapons of mass destruction, and the implications for today's Mideast policies.
2/27/202422 minutes, 31 seconds
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What The “Saddam Hussein Tapes” Reveal About Our Two Iraq Wars

How did misunderstandings and miscommunications, including between the Bush administration and Saddam Hussein lead to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? On Today's Show:Steve Coll, an editor at The Economist in London, dean emeritus of the Columbia Journalism School, former president of New America, and the author of Ghost Wars and his new book, The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A. and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq (Penguin, 2024), traces the prelude to war over non-existent weapons of mass destruction, and the implications for today's Mideast policies.
2/27/202422 minutes, 34 seconds
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No, Trans Girls Don’t Become Athletes To Bully Other Kids

As we close out the second month of the 2024 election year, numerous anti-trans laws have been enacted across the country. On Today's Show:Alejandra Caraballo, Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, looks at the latest in anti-trans policies including an executive order in Nassau County that targets young trans women athletes as well as Oklahoma’s anti-trans laws that are under new scrutiny after a 16 year old nonbinary child died a day after an altercation in their school’s bathroom.
2/26/202422 minutes, 26 seconds
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No, Trans Girls Don’t Become Athletes To Bully Other Kids

As we close out the second month of the 2024 election year, numerous anti-trans laws have been enacted across the country. On Today's Show:Alejandra Caraballo, Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, looks at the latest in anti-trans policies including an executive order in Nassau County that targets young trans women athletes as well as Oklahoma’s anti-trans laws that are under new scrutiny after a 16 year old nonbinary child died a day after an altercation in their school’s bathroom.
2/26/202422 minutes, 30 seconds
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What NJ Rep. Mikie Sherrill Saw At The Rafah Crossing

After a recent visit to the region, a local congress member, Navy veteran and House Armed Services committee member shares her thoughts on the situation in Gaza. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D, NJ-11) talks about U.S. foreign policy
2/23/202419 minutes, 32 seconds
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What NJ Rep. Mikie Sherrill Saw At The Rafah Crossing

After a recent visit to the region, a local congress member, Navy veteran and House Armed Services committee member shares her thoughts on the situation in Gaza. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D, NJ-11) talks about U.S. foreign policy
2/23/202419 minutes, 35 seconds
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Elie Mystal On Trump Immunity, Embryos As Legal Children, And More

With so much political news being bound up with legal cases and proceedings, we bring you some legal analysis. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), breaks down the latest on Trump's legal woes, Alabama's ruling on IVF and more.
2/22/202423 minutes, 24 seconds
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Elie Mystal On Trump Immunity, Embryos As Legal Children, And More

With so much political news being bound up with legal cases and proceedings, we bring you some legal analysis. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), breaks down the latest on Trump's legal woes, Alabama's ruling on IVF and more.
2/22/202423 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Liberal Muslim Perspective on Gaza and the U.S.

How might the Israel-Hamas war impact the standing of the United States in the eyes of Muslim moderates around the world?  On Today's Show:Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute focusing on Islam and modernity, and the author the forthcoming book The Islamic Moses: How the Prophet Inspired Jews and Muslims to Flourish Together and Change the World (St. Martin's Essentials, 2024), argues that perceived indifference to Palestinian suffering in Gaza is alienating the Islamic world and has the potential to tarnish the appeal of liberal democratic values in the United States and the West.
2/21/202421 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Liberal Muslim Perspective on Gaza and the U.S.

How might the Israel-Hamas war impact the standing of the United States in the eyes of Muslim moderates around the world?  On Today's Show:Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute focusing on Islam and modernity, and the author the forthcoming book The Islamic Moses: How the Prophet Inspired Jews and Muslims to Flourish Together and Change the World (St. Martin's Essentials, 2024), argues that perceived indifference to Palestinian suffering in Gaza is alienating the Islamic world and has the potential to tarnish the appeal of liberal democratic values in the United States and the West.
2/21/202421 minutes, 35 seconds
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AOC On Five Years Of The Green New Deal

Five years ago this month, progressives in Congress began pursuing the passage of a legislative package known as the Green New Deal. On Today's Show:U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District), talks about the anniversary of the idea, its accomplishments so far, and the national and global priorities on climate change ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
2/20/202428 minutes, 34 seconds
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AOC On Five Years Of The Green New Deal

Five years ago this month, progressives in Congress began pursuing the passage of a legislative package known as the Green New Deal. On Today's Show:U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District), talks about the anniversary of the idea, its accomplishments so far, and the national and global priorities on climate change ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
2/20/202428 minutes, 38 seconds
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Idrees Kahloon From The Economist On Putin, Trump And The Rise Of 'National Conservatism'

Democratic constituencies around the world appear happy to support 'strongman' style leaders, in the name of nationalism. On Today's Show:Idrees Kahloon, Washington bureau chief for The Economist, talks about his recent reporting on the rise of illiberal leaders, plus responses to the death of Alexei Navalny, the Munich Security Conference, Israel and Gaza and more.
2/19/202419 minutes, 43 seconds
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Idrees Kahloon From The Economist On Putin, Trump And The Rise Of 'National Conservatism'

Democratic constituencies around the world appear happy to support 'strongman' style leaders, in the name of nationalism. On Today's Show:Idrees Kahloon, Washington bureau chief for The Economist, talks about his recent reporting on the rise of illiberal leaders, plus responses to the death of Alexei Navalny, the Munich Security Conference, Israel and Gaza and more.
2/19/202419 minutes, 46 seconds
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Masha Gessen on Navalny, Ukraine and Putin

Russian opposition leader, anti-corruption activist and political prisoner Alexei Navalny has died. On Today's Show:Masha Gessen, The New Yorker staff writer and the author of Surviving Autocracy (Riverhead Books, 2020), digests this news and offers analysis as Putin's war in Ukraine approaches its second anniversary.
2/16/202421 minutes, 46 seconds
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Masha Gessen on Navalny, Ukraine and Putin

Russian opposition leader, anti-corruption activist and political prisoner Alexei Navalny has died. On Today's Show:Masha Gessen, The New Yorker staff writer and the author of Surviving Autocracy (Riverhead Books, 2020), digests this news and offers analysis as Putin's war in Ukraine approaches its second anniversary.
2/16/202421 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jon Stewart and Others Think We Need To Talk About The Candidates’ Age. Do You?

Last week's news of comments from Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on Biden's age and mental agility hit a nerve. On Today's Show: Damon Linker, senior lecturer in political science at the University of Pennsylvania and writer of the Substack newsletter “Notes from the Middleground,” explains his argument expressed in a recently published piece for The Atlantic that "Democrats Should Pick a New Presidential Candidate Now." 
2/15/202421 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jon Stewart and Others Think We Need To Talk About The Candidates’ Age. Do You?

Last week's news of comments from Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on Biden's age and mental agility hit a nerve. On Today's Show: Damon Linker, senior lecturer in political science at the University of Pennsylvania and writer of the Substack newsletter “Notes from the Middleground,” explains his argument expressed in a recently published piece for The Atlantic that "Democrats Should Pick a New Presidential Candidate Now." 
2/15/202421 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Democrat Tom Suozzi Won On Long Island And What It Does (and Doesn’t) Mean for November

Last night, voters elected Tom Suozzi over Republican Mazi Pilip to replace disgraced House member George Santos in New York's 3rd congressional district. On Today's Show:Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior political correspondent, and Randi Marshall, editorial board writer and columnist for Newsday, talk about the results of the special election.
2/14/202424 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Democrat Tom Suozzi Won On Long Island And What It Does (and Doesn’t) Mean for November

Last night, voters elected Tom Suozzi over Republican Mazi Pilip to replace disgraced House member George Santos in New York's 3rd congressional district. On Today's Show:Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior political correspondent, and Randi Marshall, editorial board writer and columnist for Newsday, talk about the results of the special election.
2/14/202424 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Backlash Against Building The Solar Energy Grid

To reach the target of 100% clean energy production by 2035, more wind and solar plants need to be built. On Today's Show:Elizabeth Weise, national correspondent for USA TODAY covering climate change and the energy transition, talks about her year-long investigation into why and how communities across the United States are banning wind and solar energy, despite clean energy goals and the consequences of a warming climate.
2/13/202422 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Backlash Against Building The Solar Energy Grid

To reach the target of 100% clean energy production by 2035, more wind and solar plants need to be built. On Today's Show:Elizabeth Weise, national correspondent for USA TODAY covering climate change and the energy transition, talks about her year-long investigation into why and how communities across the United States are banning wind and solar energy, despite clean energy goals and the consequences of a warming climate.
2/13/202422 minutes, 14 seconds
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Biden's And Trump's Approaches To NATO, And Other Foreign Affairs

Recent comments from former President Trump suggest that if re-elected, he would abandon the commitments inherent in the US's NATO membership.  On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021) and the forthcoming The Rulebreaker: The Life and Times of Barbara Walters (Simon & Schuster, 2024), rounds up the latest news from Biden's White House, the campaign trail, and more national headlines.
2/12/202418 minutes, 33 seconds
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Biden's And Trump's Approaches To NATO, And Other Foreign Affairs

Recent comments from former President Trump suggest that if re-elected, he would abandon the commitments inherent in the US's NATO membership.  On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021) and the forthcoming The Rulebreaker: The Life and Times of Barbara Walters (Simon & Schuster, 2024), rounds up the latest news from Biden's White House, the campaign trail, and more national headlines.
2/12/202418 minutes, 36 seconds
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Should Colorado Get To Decide Whether Trump Can Run?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Colorado's decision to disqualify Trump from the primary ballot. On Today's Show:Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, co-host of Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast, Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School and author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Random House, 2019,) offers her legal analysis.
2/9/202422 minutes, 15 seconds
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Should Colorado Get To Decide Whether Trump Can Run?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Colorado's decision to disqualify Trump from the primary ballot. On Today's Show:Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, co-host of Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast, Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School and author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Random House, 2019,) offers her legal analysis.
2/9/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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Biden Makes Tough Call on Climate And Natural Gas Exports

The Biden administration recently paused a plan to build a large hub for natural gas export. On Today's Show:Robinson Meyer, founding executive editor of Heatmap, a new climate-focused media company, breaks down the Biden administration's recent announcement to pause a decision on whether to approve what would be the largest natural gas terminal in the United States.
2/8/202422 minutes, 41 seconds
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Biden Makes Tough Call on Climate And Natural Gas Exports

The Biden administration recently paused a plan to build a large hub for natural gas export. On Today's Show:Robinson Meyer, founding executive editor of Heatmap, a new climate-focused media company, breaks down the Biden administration's recent announcement to pause a decision on whether to approve what would be the largest natural gas terminal in the United States.
2/8/202422 minutes, 44 seconds
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Clare Malone on “The Meme-ification of American Politics”

As more and more people get their news from social media, how have political memes come to play such an outsized role in the discourse? On Today's Show:Clare Malone, staff writer at The New Yorker, covering politics discusses how the internet, and meme culture, is continuing to having an influence on politics ahead of the 2024 election.
2/7/202422 minutes, 1 second
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Clare Malone on “The Meme-ification of American Politics”

As more and more people get their news from social media, how have political memes come to play such an outsized role in the discourse? On Today's Show:Clare Malone, staff writer at The New Yorker, covering politics discusses how the internet, and meme culture, is continuing to having an influence on politics ahead of the 2024 election.
2/7/202422 minutes, 4 seconds
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With Voting Underway To Replace George Santos, Democrat Tom Suozzi Campaign Interview

Now that George Santos has been ousted from Congress, the special election to fill his seat is underway. On Today's Show:Tom Suozzi, former congressman (D-NY3), talks about his campaign to reclaim his seat in Congress, representing the north shore of Long Island and parts of northern Queens, in the special election on February 13.
2/6/202422 minutes, 44 seconds
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With Voting Underway To Replace George Santos, Democrat Tom Suozzi Campaign Interview

Now that George Santos has been ousted from Congress, the special election to fill his seat is underway. On Today's Show:Tom Suozzi, former congressman (D-NY3), talks about his campaign to reclaim his seat in Congress, representing the north shore of Long Island and parts of northern Queens, in the special election on February 13.
2/6/202422 minutes, 47 seconds
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Highlights and Politics of the Bipartisan Senate Immigration Bill

A bipartisan deal on immigration policy is working its way through Congress. On Today's Show:Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker staff writer and the author of Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here: The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis (Penguin Press, 2024), tells the larger story of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border through the stories of individuals making the journey from Central America -- and talks about the politics of the current crisis, including the bipartisan compromise just negotiated.
2/5/202422 minutes, 37 seconds
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Highlights and Politics of the Bipartisan Senate Immigration Bill

A bipartisan deal on immigration policy is working its way through Congress. On Today's Show:Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker staff writer and the author of Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here: The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis (Penguin Press, 2024), tells the larger story of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border through the stories of individuals making the journey from Central America -- and talks about the politics of the current crisis, including the bipartisan compromise just negotiated.
2/5/202422 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lawmakers Worry About Social Media's Impact On Kids. But What Can They Actually Do?

A hearing this week on kids' online safety became contentious and, at times, emotional as senators from both parties grilled tech CEOs. On Today's Show:Will Oremus, technology reporter at The Washington Post, offers a recap and analysis.
2/2/202423 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lawmakers Worry About Social Media's Impact On Kids. But What Can They Actually Do?

A hearing this week on kids' online safety became contentious and, at times, emotional as senators from both parties grilled tech CEOs. On Today's Show:Will Oremus, technology reporter at The Washington Post, offers a recap and analysis.
2/2/202423 minutes, 28 seconds
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Can Republicans Impeach The Homeland Security Secretary Over Policy Disagreements?

House Republicans have begun the process to impeach the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over border policy. On Today's Show:Jacqueline Alemany, Congressional investigations reporter for The Washington Post, explains what Republicans are thinking, how they haven't actually presented any impeachable offenses and why Democrats say the GOP is abusing impeachment and using it as a political tool ahead of the 2024 election.
2/1/202419 minutes, 46 seconds
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Can Republicans Impeach The Homeland Security Secretary Over Policy Disagreements?

House Republicans have begun the process to impeach the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over border policy. On Today's Show:Jacqueline Alemany, Congressional investigations reporter for The Washington Post, explains what Republicans are thinking, how they haven't actually presented any impeachable offenses and why Democrats say the GOP is abusing impeachment and using it as a political tool ahead of the 2024 election.
2/1/202419 minutes, 49 seconds
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Joshua Green Compares Left and Right Populism in America Today

How will the modern political left impact the 2024 election season, and how has it evolved since its roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement after the 2008 financial crisis? On Today's Show:Joshua Green, national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek and the author of The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics (Penguin Press, 2024), talks about the rise of the progressive wing of the Democratic party and where it goes from here.
1/31/202422 minutes, 48 seconds
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Joshua Green Compares Left and Right Populism in America Today

How will the modern political left impact the 2024 election season, and how has it evolved since its roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement after the 2008 financial crisis? On Today's Show:Joshua Green, national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek and the author of The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics (Penguin Press, 2024), talks about the rise of the progressive wing of the Democratic party and where it goes from here.
1/31/202422 minutes, 51 seconds
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We Have Troops In Jordan? Why Exactly Is That?

Three U.S. service members were killed in Jordan this week, and now some Republicans are proposing that the United States should attack Iran. On Today's Show:Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster, 2020), explains why we even have troops in Jordan and other places in the Middle East at all, and how this is all related to the Israel-Hamas war.
1/30/202421 minutes, 8 seconds
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We Have Troops In Jordan? Why Exactly Is That?

Three U.S. service members were killed in Jordan this week, and now some Republicans are proposing that the United States should attack Iran. On Today's Show:Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster, 2020), explains why we even have troops in Jordan and other places in the Middle East at all, and how this is all related to the Israel-Hamas war.
1/30/202421 minutes, 11 seconds
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Biden Confronts Enthusiasm Gap Among Black Voters In South Carolina

South Carolina's Democratic Primary is Saturday, February 3rd, and the Republicans hold theirs on February 24th. On Today's Show:Meg Kinnard, national politics reporter at The Associated Press, writer of their "Ground Game" newsletter and a South Carolina resident, shares her reporting and analysis on the politics of the Palmetto State—including the issues that voters there care most about, and whether President Biden will garner the enthusiasm from Black Democratic voters as in 2020.
1/29/202425 minutes, 5 seconds
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Biden Confronts Enthusiasm Gap Among Black Voters In South Carolina

South Carolina's Democratic Primary is Saturday, February 3rd, and the Republicans hold theirs on February 24th. On Today's Show:Meg Kinnard, national politics reporter at The Associated Press, writer of their "Ground Game" newsletter and a South Carolina resident, shares her reporting and analysis on the politics of the Palmetto State—including the issues that voters there care most about, and whether President Biden will garner the enthusiasm from Black Democratic voters as in 2020.
1/29/202425 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dean Jelani Cobb on Journalism School and the DuPont-Columbia Awards

Last night at Columbia University, they handed out this year’s DuPont-Columbia Awards for excellence in broadcast and digital journalism. On Today's Show:The host of the ceremony, Jelani Cobb, dean of the Journalism School at Columbia University and a staff writer at The New Yorker, talks about some of the winners and the work of journalists today.
1/26/202421 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dean Jelani Cobb on Journalism School and the DuPont-Columbia Awards

Last night at Columbia University, they handed out this year’s DuPont-Columbia Awards for excellence in broadcast and digital journalism. On Today's Show:The host of the ceremony, Jelani Cobb, dean of the Journalism School at Columbia University and a staff writer at The New Yorker, talks about some of the winners and the work of journalists today.
1/26/202421 minutes, 14 seconds
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National Takeaways From The Special Election For George Santos's House Seat

Political observers have their eyes on the special election to replace George Santos in New York's 3rd Congressional district in case it serves as a bellwether for November's elections. On Today's Show:Abby Livingston, Puck News reporter on political campaigns and Congress, talks about that and shares analysis of media buys and other spending by each candidate and their supporters.
1/25/202421 minutes, 56 seconds
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National Takeaways From The Special Election For George Santos's House Seat

Political observers have their eyes on the special election to replace George Santos in New York's 3rd Congressional district in case it serves as a bellwether for November's elections. On Today's Show:Abby Livingston, Puck News reporter on political campaigns and Congress, talks about that and shares analysis of media buys and other spending by each candidate and their supporters.
1/25/202421 minutes, 59 seconds
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In A Way, It’s Day One For Nikki Haley, Plus Why You Should Watch A Trump Rally

A longtime GOP-beat politics reporter unpacks the New Hampshire primary results, and what it means for the Republican Party's ongoing nomination contest. On Today's Show:McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Romney: A Reckoning (Simon & Schuster, 2023), talks about the results from Tuesday's presidential primary in New Hampshire and its implications for the race for the presidency.
1/24/202424 minutes, 22 seconds
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In A Way, It’s Day One For Nikki Haley, Plus Why You Should Watch A Trump Rally

A longtime GOP-beat politics reporter unpacks the New Hampshire primary results, and what it means for the Republican Party's ongoing nomination contest. On Today's Show:McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Romney: A Reckoning (Simon & Schuster, 2023), talks about the results from Tuesday's presidential primary in New Hampshire and its implications for the race for the presidency.
1/24/202424 minutes, 25 seconds
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NJ Rep. Mikie Sherrill on AI Deepfakes in Porn and in Politics

This election season, artificial intelligence technology could pose consequences for the political disinformation landscape. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative (D, NJ-11) Mikie Sherrill talks about the latest issues at play in Congress, including aid for Israel and Ukraine, the southern border, the potential deal for an expanded child tax credit and more.
1/23/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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NJ Rep. Mikie Sherrill on AI Deepfakes in Porn and in Politics

This election season, artificial intelligence technology could pose consequences for the political disinformation landscape. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative (D, NJ-11) Mikie Sherrill talks about the latest issues at play in Congress, including aid for Israel and Ukraine, the southern border, the potential deal for an expanded child tax credit and more.
1/23/202422 minutes, 21 seconds
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Who Are The Houthis and Why Is The U.S. At War With Them?

There are many conflicts happening in the Middle East right now besides the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. On Today's Show:Robin Wright, contributing writer and columnist for The New Yorker and distinguished fellow at Woodrow Wilson Center and U.S. Institute of Peace, offers analysis of the hostilities, how the United States is involved and what else could go wrong.
1/22/202421 minutes, 18 seconds
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Who Are The Houthis and Why Is The U.S. At War With Them?

There are many conflicts happening in the Middle East right now besides the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. On Today's Show:Robin Wright, contributing writer and columnist for The New Yorker and distinguished fellow at Woodrow Wilson Center and U.S. Institute of Peace, offers analysis of the hostilities, how the United States is involved and what else could go wrong.
1/22/202421 minutes, 20 seconds
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Maybe: Trump Was Found By A Jury To Have Committed Sexual Assault. Who Cares and Who Doesn’t?

Writer E. Jean Carroll is taking former President Donald Trump back to court, this time focusing on what damages, if any, Trump must pay Carroll for defaming her. On Today's Show: Andrea Bernstein, journalist reporting on Trump legal matters for NPR, host of "We Don't Talk About Leonard" podcast from ProPublica & On The Media (previous podcasts: Will be Wild and Trump, Inc) and the author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, The Trumps and the Marriage of Money and Power (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), breaks down the first two days of the trial and what comes next.
1/19/202422 minutes, 19 seconds
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Maybe: Trump Was Found By A Jury To Have Committed Sexual Assault. Who Cares and Who Doesn’t?

Writer E. Jean Carroll is taking former President Donald Trump back to court, this time focusing on what damages, if any, Trump must pay Carroll for defaming her. On Today's Show: Andrea Bernstein, journalist reporting on Trump legal matters for NPR, host of "We Don't Talk About Leonard" podcast from ProPublica & On The Media (previous podcasts: Will be Wild and Trump, Inc) and the author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, The Trumps and the Marriage of Money and Power (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), breaks down the first two days of the trial and what comes next.
1/19/202422 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Blames Iran and Hamas For Civilian War Deaths

New York State's junior senator takes calls from listeners on the business of Congress, and on the U.S.'s priorities in the Middle East. On Today's Show:U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY), talks about her work in Washington, U.S. Middle East policy, funding negotiations, and more.
1/18/20240
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With A Child Tax Credit Deal Near, Why The US Supports Families Less Than Other Countries

A bipartisan deal is in the works to expand the child tax credit in a way that would largely benefit low-income families. On Today's Show:Dylan Matthews, senior correspondent and lead writer for Vox's "Future Perfect" section, talks about how it would work, how advocates say it would lift children out poverty, the corporate tax cuts that are part of the deal and whether it will pass the divided Congress.
1/17/202423 minutes, 30 seconds
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With A Child Tax Credit Deal Near, Why The US Supports Families Less Than Other Countries

A bipartisan deal is in the works to expand the child tax credit in a way that would largely benefit low-income families. On Today's Show:Dylan Matthews, senior correspondent and lead writer for Vox's "Future Perfect" section, talks about how it would work, how advocates say it would lift children out poverty, the corporate tax cuts that are part of the deal and whether it will pass the divided Congress.
1/17/202423 minutes, 33 seconds
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Republicans Overwhelmingly Agree With Trump About “Poisoning Our Blood”

As polls predicted, Trump has come out on top at the Iowa caucuses, and the candidates are now headed to New Hampshire.  On Today's Show:Amber Phillips, Washington Post political reporter and author of The 5-Minute Fix newsletter, breaks down the results of the Iowa caucuses and what they signal about how GOP voters are feeling and the election year ahead.
1/16/202422 minutes, 44 seconds
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Republicans Overwhelmingly Agree With Trump About “Poisoning Our Blood”

As polls predicted, Trump has come out on top at the Iowa caucuses, and the candidates are now headed to New Hampshire.  On Today's Show:Amber Phillips, Washington Post political reporter and author of The 5-Minute Fix newsletter, breaks down the results of the Iowa caucuses and what they signal about how GOP voters are feeling and the election year ahead.
1/16/202422 minutes, 47 seconds
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MLK Day Meets First Presidential Votes in Iowa

With extreme cold weather in Iowa on the day of their caucuses, listeners with ties to the state share their takes on the election, and the nomination system. On Today's Show:Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, Moynihan Public Scholars fellow at City College, CUNY, host of the podcast FAQNYC, host of The Blackest Questions podcast on the Grio, previews the Iowa caucuses, plus discusses New York State's new task force to study reparations.
1/15/202423 minutes, 20 seconds
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MLK Day Meets First Presidential Votes in Iowa

With extreme cold weather in Iowa on the day of their caucuses, listeners with ties to the state share their takes on the election, and the nomination system. On Today's Show:Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, Moynihan Public Scholars fellow at City College, CUNY, host of the podcast FAQNYC, host of The Blackest Questions podcast on the Grio, previews the Iowa caucuses, plus discusses New York State's new task force to study reparations.
1/15/202423 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Guardian’s World Affairs Editor on Genocide Claims and US Houthi Strikes

South Africa has brought a case to the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of committing a genocide against Palestinians living in the occupied territories.  On Today's Show:Julian Borger, world affairs editor at The Guardian, discusses the hearings at the ICJ and why Israel has decided to engage in the debate rather than ignore the accusations entirely.
1/12/202422 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Guardian’s World Affairs Editor on Genocide Claims and US Houthi Strikes

South Africa has brought a case to the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of committing a genocide against Palestinians living in the occupied territories.  On Today's Show:Julian Borger, world affairs editor at The Guardian, discusses the hearings at the ICJ and why Israel has decided to engage in the debate rather than ignore the accusations entirely.
1/12/202422 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why Chris Christie Probably Didn’t Mind Losing

It's the week before the Iowa caucuses and Donald Trump is still skipping debates. On Today's Show:Aaron Blake, author of "The Campaign Moment" Newsletter and senior political reporter for The Washington Post, recaps the latest debate between Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, Trump's town hall and more campaign news ahead of a big few weeks for the candidates.
1/11/202421 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why Chris Christie Probably Didn’t Mind Losing

It's the week before the Iowa caucuses and Donald Trump is still skipping debates. On Today's Show:Aaron Blake, author of "The Campaign Moment" Newsletter and senior political reporter for The Washington Post, recaps the latest debate between Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, Trump's town hall and more campaign news ahead of a big few weeks for the candidates.
1/11/202421 minutes, 33 seconds
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The NRA On Trial In New York. Will It Matter To Gun Laws?

A civil lawsuit is underway in New York which alleges misappropriation of funds on a grand scale by the National Rifle Association's leadership. On Today's Show: Stephen Gutowski, founder of The Reload, an independent publication focused on firearms policy and politics, breaks down the details of the trial and its national implications.
1/10/202422 minutes, 47 seconds
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The NRA On Trial In New York. Will It Matter To Gun Laws?

A civil lawsuit is underway in New York which alleges misappropriation of funds on a grand scale by the National Rifle Association's leadership. On Today's Show: Stephen Gutowski, founder of The Reload, an independent publication focused on firearms policy and politics, breaks down the details of the trial and its national implications.
1/10/202422 minutes, 50 seconds
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Listening To The Case For Disruptive Direct Action For The Climate

On Today's Show: Dana Fisher, director of the Center for Environment, Community, and Equity and a professor in the School of International Service at American University and the author of the forthcoming Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action (Columbia University Press, 2024), talks about the role of climate activists in the 2024 presidential race and in combatting climate change in general.
1/9/202417 minutes, 52 seconds
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Listening To The Case For Disruptive Direct Action For The Climate

On Today's Show: Dana Fisher, director of the Center for Environment, Community, and Equity and a professor in the School of International Service at American University and the author of the forthcoming Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action (Columbia University Press, 2024), talks about the role of climate activists in the 2024 presidential race and in combatting climate change in general.
1/9/202417 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Trump’s Civil War Comments May Be Worse Than Nikki Haley’s and Other Monday Politics

On Today's Show: Luke Broadwater, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, talks about Donald Trump's recent comments regarding the cause of the Civil War as well as House Democrats' report on Trump's violation of the Emoluments Clause.
1/8/202424 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Trump’s Civil War Comments May Be Worse Than Nikki Haley’s and Other Monday Politics

On Today's Show: Luke Broadwater, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, talks about Donald Trump's recent comments regarding the cause of the Civil War as well as House Democrats' report on Trump's violation of the Emoluments Clause.
1/8/202424 minutes, 14 seconds
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What to Expect From Elections Around the World in 2024

Over 60 countries are set to vote in 2024, with many threatening to slide into "illiberal democracies." On Today's Show: Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs columnist at The Washington Post, and the author of the Today's WorldView newsletter and column, ticks through the list and what to expect from a global policy perspective in countries including Britain, India, South Africa, Mexico and the United States.  
1/5/202423 minutes, 51 seconds
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What to Expect From Elections Around the World in 2024

Over 60 countries are set to vote in 2024, with many threatening to slide into "illiberal democracies." On Today's Show: Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs columnist at The Washington Post, and the author of the Today's WorldView newsletter and column, ticks through the list and what to expect from a global policy perspective in countries including Britain, India, South Africa, Mexico and the United States.  
1/5/202423 minutes, 54 seconds
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Paul Krugman On The Nation’s 34 Trillion Dollar Debt

The national debt has just surpassed $34 trillion for the first time. On Today's Show:Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate in economics, New York Times columnist, distinguished professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and the author of (now in paperback) Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), explains how that happened and where inflation may be headed in 2024.
1/4/202421 minutes, 34 seconds
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Paul Krugman On The Nation’s 34 Trillion Dollar Debt

The national debt has just surpassed $34 trillion for the first time. On Today's Show:Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate in economics, New York Times columnist, distinguished professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and the author of (now in paperback) Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), explains how that happened and where inflation may be headed in 2024.
1/4/202421 minutes, 37 seconds
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'Hallucinating' For Michael Cohen and Other AI News

With a US presidential election coming up, and with issues related to AI generated content working their way through US courts, we look at how Europe is addressing AI policy concerns.  On Today's Show:Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post national technology policy reporter, talks about the European Union's AI Act, plus other news involving artificial intelligence.
1/3/202418 minutes, 6 seconds
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'Hallucinating' For Michael Cohen and Other AI News

With a US presidential election coming up, and with issues related to AI generated content working their way through US courts, we look at how Europe is addressing AI policy concerns.  On Today's Show:Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post national technology policy reporter, talks about the European Union's AI Act, plus other news involving artificial intelligence.
1/3/202418 minutes, 8 seconds
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The 2024 Election Year Begins: Insights From Astead Herndon's Family 'Focus Group'

It's January 2024 and both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary are coming right up. On Today's Show: Astead Herndon, New York Times national politics reporter, host of their politics podcast "The Run-Up" and CNN political analyst, offers analysis of where things stand with the presidential election.
1/2/202420 minutes, 32 seconds
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The 2024 Election Year Begins: Insights From Astead Herndon's Family 'Focus Group'

It's January 2024 and both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary are coming right up. On Today's Show: Astead Herndon, New York Times national politics reporter, host of their politics podcast "The Run-Up" and CNN political analyst, offers analysis of where things stand with the presidential election.
1/2/202420 minutes, 35 seconds
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End-Of-Year News Quiz: Have You Been Paying Attention In 2023?

How well did you pay attention to the news in 2023?  On Today's Show:Listeners call in to prove their national news chops on our annual end-of-the-year news quiz. 
12/28/202312 minutes, 12 seconds
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End-Of-Year News Quiz: Have You Been Paying Attention In 2023?

How well did you pay attention to the news in 2023?  On Today's Show:Listeners call in to prove their national news chops on our annual end-of-the-year news quiz. 
12/28/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Susan Page on Nikki Haley's Chances, Liz Cheney's Future & Biden's Middle East Dilemma

A recent poll in New Hampshire showed Nikki Haley just three points behind Donald Trump -- in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup. On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021), rounds up the latest news from the GOP primary campaigns, Liz Cheney's book tour, and Biden's Middle East policy.
12/27/202324 minutes, 6 seconds
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Susan Page on Nikki Haley's Chances, Liz Cheney's Future & Biden's Middle East Dilemma

A recent poll in New Hampshire showed Nikki Haley just three points behind Donald Trump -- in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup. On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021), rounds up the latest news from the GOP primary campaigns, Liz Cheney's book tour, and Biden's Middle East policy.
12/27/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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Masha Gessen on Israel, Gaza and The “Politics of Memory” in Europe

New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen recently received a German literary prize, but the ceremony was delayed after the Russian-American writer compared Gaza to a Nazi-era ghetto. On Today's Show:Gessen discusses how the memory of the Holocaust complicates calls for a cease-fire, support for Palestinians, Zionism and antisemitism.
12/22/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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Masha Gessen on Israel, Gaza and The “Politics of Memory” in Europe

New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen recently received a German literary prize, but the ceremony was delayed after the Russian-American writer compared Gaza to a Nazi-era ghetto. On Today's Show:Gessen discusses how the memory of the Holocaust complicates calls for a cease-fire, support for Palestinians, Zionism and antisemitism.
12/22/202320 minutes, 25 seconds
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Elie Mystal On Colorado’s Supreme Court Barring Trump From The Ballot

Earlier this week the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump cannot appear on the state's primary ballot, because of his role in inciting the insurrection on January 6, 2021. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent and columnist for The Nation magazine and host of the new podcast, Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal, and author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution (New Press, 2022), offers legal analysis of the case, and how the Supreme Court of the United States will approach this, as it will now almost certainly intervene.
12/21/202319 minutes, 46 seconds
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Elie Mystal On Colorado’s Supreme Court Barring Trump From The Ballot

Earlier this week the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump cannot appear on the state's primary ballot, because of his role in inciting the insurrection on January 6, 2021. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent and columnist for The Nation magazine and host of the new podcast, Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal, and author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution (New Press, 2022), offers legal analysis of the case, and how the Supreme Court of the United States will approach this, as it will now almost certainly intervene.
12/21/202319 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Palestinian-American Journalist and Activist On So Many Deaths In So Little Time

How are some Palestinians thinking about the disparate treatment between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators receive? On Today's Show:Hebh Jamal, a Palestinian-American advocate and journalist living in Germany, discusses her piece titled “A Letter to my Gazan Son,” her experiences of anti-Palestinian repression in Germany, and her latest analysis on the situation in Gaza.
12/20/202322 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Palestinian-American Journalist and Activist On So Many Deaths In So Little Time

How are some Palestinians thinking about the disparate treatment between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators receive? On Today's Show:Hebh Jamal, a Palestinian-American advocate and journalist living in Germany, discusses her piece titled “A Letter to my Gazan Son,” her experiences of anti-Palestinian repression in Germany, and her latest analysis on the situation in Gaza.
12/20/202322 minutes, 30 seconds
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Immigration Expert Busts Myths From Left and Right

Voters have a lot of thoughts on the consequences of human migration and immigration policies, but often, those ideas are based on false or mistaken assumptions. On Today's Show:Hein de Haas, professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam and founding member of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford and the author of How Migration Really Works: The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics (Basic Books, 2023), corrects the record about certain immigration policies. 
12/19/202320 minutes, 25 seconds
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Immigration Expert Busts Myths From Left and Right

Voters have a lot of thoughts on the consequences of human migration and immigration policies, but often, those ideas are based on false or mistaken assumptions. On Today's Show:Hein de Haas, professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam and founding member of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford and the author of How Migration Really Works: The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics (Basic Books, 2023), corrects the record about certain immigration policies. 
12/19/202320 minutes, 28 seconds
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Biden’s 'Chill' Campaign vs. The Democrats' 'Effing Bed-Wetters'

Despite dismal poll numbers at this early stage, President Biden's reelection campaign is full of staffers who feel confident in his chances for 2024. On Today's Show:Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent at New York Magazine and author of The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama (Henry Holt and Co., 2022), shares his latest reporting on the Democrats' plans for the coming presidential election cycle.
12/18/202319 minutes, 52 seconds
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Biden’s 'Chill' Campaign vs. The Democrats' 'Effing Bed-Wetters'

Despite dismal poll numbers at this early stage, President Biden's reelection campaign is full of staffers who feel confident in his chances for 2024. On Today's Show:Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent at New York Magazine and author of The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama (Henry Holt and Co., 2022), shares his latest reporting on the Democrats' plans for the coming presidential election cycle.
12/18/202319 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Big Week At The Supreme Court Part Two: Why The January 6th Riot Might Not Count As Obstructing Congress

In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will hear a case related to former President Trump's legal exposure for his behavior leading to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, host of the CAFE podcast "Up Against The Mob," former New Jersey and federal prosecutor and author of Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It (Harper, 2023), offers legal analysis of some cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear.
12/15/202321 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Big Week At The Supreme Court Part Two: Why The January 6th Riot Might Not Count As Obstructing Congress

In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will hear a case related to former President Trump's legal exposure for his behavior leading to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, host of the CAFE podcast "Up Against The Mob," former New Jersey and federal prosecutor and author of Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It (Harper, 2023), offers legal analysis of some cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear.
12/15/202321 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Big Week At The Supreme Court Part One: SCOTUS Could Restrict Abortion Pills Nationwide

The Supreme Court accepted a case for the upcoming term related to the availability by mail of the abortion medicine mifepristone.  On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, host of the CAFE podcast "Up Against The Mob," former New Jersey and federal prosecutor and author of Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It (Harper, 2023), offers legal analysis of some cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear.
12/14/202322 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Big Week At The Supreme Court Part One: SCOTUS Could Restrict Abortion Pills Nationwide

The Supreme Court accepted a case for the upcoming term related to the availability by mail of the abortion medicine mifepristone.  On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, host of the CAFE podcast "Up Against The Mob," former New Jersey and federal prosecutor and author of Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It (Harper, 2023), offers legal analysis of some cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear.
12/14/202322 minutes, 16 seconds
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Can The U.N. Protect Civilians In The Israel-Hamas War?

What does the global community of nations see as its role in brokering a ceasefire in Gaza, and what other options are key players on the international stage pursuing? On Today's Show:Farnaz Fassihi, United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times, breaks down the role of the United Nations in the war between Israel and Hamas.
12/13/202321 minutes, 25 seconds
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Can The U.N. Protect Civilians In The Israel-Hamas War?

What does the global community of nations see as its role in brokering a ceasefire in Gaza, and what other options are key players on the international stage pursuing? On Today's Show:Farnaz Fassihi, United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times, breaks down the role of the United Nations in the war between Israel and Hamas.
12/13/202321 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Humanitarian Situation In Gaza, Per A Journalist And CARE International

With US officials reportedly saying that they expect Israel's offensive in Gaza to continue into the new year, we examine the needs of civilians caught in the middle.  On Today's Show:Miriam Berger, reporter on the Washington Post's foreign news desk, talks about the conditions on the ground in Gaza, and what U.S. and other officials are doing to urge Israel to change its strategy. Then, Deepmala Mahla, Chief Humanitarian Officer at CARE, discusses  the acute humanitarian needs of Gazans, with whom CARE has been working since the late 1940s.
12/12/202321 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Humanitarian Situation In Gaza, Per A Journalist And CARE International

With US officials reportedly saying that they expect Israel's offensive in Gaza to continue into the new year, we examine the needs of civilians caught in the middle.  On Today's Show:Miriam Berger, reporter on the Washington Post's foreign news desk, talks about the conditions on the ground in Gaza, and what U.S. and other officials are doing to urge Israel to change its strategy. Then, Deepmala Mahla, Chief Humanitarian Officer at CARE, discusses  the acute humanitarian needs of Gazans, with whom CARE has been working since the late 1940s.
12/12/202321 minutes, 52 seconds
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UPenn President Resigns Over “Genocide” Speech Controversy. We Discuss.

On Wednesday, the presidents of three top universities testified before Congress about antisemitism on campus, and their responses provoked severe backlash. On Today's Show:Michelle Goldberg, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and co-host of "The Argument" podcast goes beyond the soundbites to give context on the line of questioning that led to their controversial responses.
12/11/202323 minutes, 14 seconds
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UPenn President Resigns Over “Genocide” Speech Controversy. We Discuss.

On Wednesday, the presidents of three top universities testified before Congress about antisemitism on campus, and their responses provoked severe backlash. On Today's Show:Michelle Goldberg, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and co-host of "The Argument" podcast goes beyond the soundbites to give context on the line of questioning that led to their controversial responses.
12/11/202323 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Politics and Economics of The “Frozen” Housing Market

Mortgage rates are high, and housing supply is low, which means buying a home is particularly unaffordable right now. On Today's Show:Annie Lowrey, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (Crown, 2018), explains why this is, and why it may not get better any time soon.
12/8/202320 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Politics and Economics of The “Frozen” Housing Market

Mortgage rates are high, and housing supply is low, which means buying a home is particularly unaffordable right now. On Today's Show:Annie Lowrey, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (Crown, 2018), explains why this is, and why it may not get better any time soon.
12/8/202321 minutes, 1 second
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What Could Trump Do With “Dictator” Powers He Said He’d Use On Day One?

In a recent interview, former President Trump declined to say that he wouldn't use his presidential powers for "retribution." On Today's Show:Joseph Zeballos-Roig, domestic policy and politics reporter at Semafor, talks about the latest national political news, including recent developments in Congress over border control, a Donald Trump interview with Sean Hannity, and last night's GOP primary debate.
12/7/202319 minutes, 36 seconds
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What Could Trump Do With “Dictator” Powers He Said He’d Use On Day One?

In a recent interview, former President Trump declined to say that he wouldn't use his presidential powers for "retribution." On Today's Show:Joseph Zeballos-Roig, domestic policy and politics reporter at Semafor, talks about the latest national political news, including recent developments in Congress over border control, a Donald Trump interview with Sean Hannity, and last night's GOP primary debate.
12/7/202319 minutes, 39 seconds
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Congress Debates War and Border Funding And If Colleges Should Allow Students To Advocate Genocide

Various question about the Israel-Hamas war have made their way to Congress, and to college campuses in recent weeks.  On Today's Show:Jake Sherman, co-founder of Punchbowl News and the co-host of the "Daily Punch" podcast by Punchbowl News, talks about recent Congressional news including foreign aid votes and conditions, and yesterday's hearing with the leaders of three prominent universities on antisemitism.
12/6/202319 minutes, 58 seconds
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Congress Debates War and Border Funding And If Colleges Should Allow Students To Advocate Genocide

Various question about the Israel-Hamas war have made their way to Congress, and to college campuses in recent weeks.  On Today's Show:Jake Sherman, co-founder of Punchbowl News and the co-host of the "Daily Punch" podcast by Punchbowl News, talks about recent Congressional news including foreign aid votes and conditions, and yesterday's hearing with the leaders of three prominent universities on antisemitism.
12/6/202320 minutes, 1 second
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Why Is The Head Of An Oil Company Running The COP28 Climate Conference?

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is underway in Dubai. On Today's Show:Nina Lakhani, senior climate justice reporter at The Guardian U.S., breaks down the latest from conference, including a deep dive into the president of the U.N. climate talks, Sultan al-Jaber's, ties to the fossil fuel industry.
12/5/202323 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why Is The Head Of An Oil Company Running The COP28 Climate Conference?

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is underway in Dubai. On Today's Show:Nina Lakhani, senior climate justice reporter at The Guardian U.S., breaks down the latest from conference, including a deep dive into the president of the U.N. climate talks, Sultan al-Jaber's, ties to the fossil fuel industry.
12/5/202323 minutes, 23 seconds
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Is It Anti-Semitic To Equate Zionism With Colonialism?

With divisions on the American left over how to talk about Zionism, our guest discusses the history of Jews in the region, and cautions pro-Palestinian activists to avoid anti-Semitism. On Today's Show:Alexis Grenell co-founder of Pythia Public, a political and public affairs firm, columnist for The Nation, explains her objections to how some on the left are approaching the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and where she thinks some criticism veers into anti-Semitism.
12/4/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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Is It Anti-Semitic To Equate Zionism With Colonialism?

With divisions on the American left over how to talk about Zionism, our guest discusses the history of Jews in the region, and cautions pro-Palestinian activists to avoid anti-Semitism. On Today's Show:Alexis Grenell co-founder of Pythia Public, a political and public affairs firm, columnist for The Nation, explains her objections to how some on the left are approaching the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and where she thinks some criticism veers into anti-Semitism.
12/4/202319 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Democratic Socialists of America Leader On Their Approach To Israel vs. Hamas

There's no shortage of discussion when it comes to the left's fissures on Israel. On Today's Show:Jeremy Cohan, co-chair of NYC-DSA's steering committee, explains the Democratic Socialists of America's pro-Palestine stance and their involvement in a widely criticized Manhattan protest the day after the October 7th attacks. Plus: JC shares an inside look at how the organization decides upon their policy stances, how they work with endorsed elected officials, and their broader vision for our political future.
12/1/202321 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Democratic Socialists of America Leader On Their Approach To Israel vs. Hamas

There's no shortage of discussion when it comes to the left's fissures on Israel. On Today's Show:Jeremy Cohan, co-chair of NYC-DSA's steering committee, explains the Democratic Socialists of America's pro-Palestine stance and their involvement in a widely criticized Manhattan protest the day after the October 7th attacks. Plus: JC shares an inside look at how the organization decides upon their policy stances, how they work with endorsed elected officials, and their broader vision for our political future.
12/1/202321 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Pros and Cons of Expelling George Santos

A looming vote could possibly remove George Santos from Congress over his numerous lies and now campaign fraud related indictments. On Today's Show: Sarah Longwell, political strategist, founder of Republican Voters Against Trump and publisher of the "The Bulwark," talks about 2024 politics, including voter opinion heading into early GOP primaries, polarization across and within parties, and the effect of 3rd party candidates on the presidential contest.
11/30/202320 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Pros and Cons of Expelling George Santos

A looming vote could possibly remove George Santos from Congress over his numerous lies and now campaign fraud related indictments. On Today's Show: Sarah Longwell, political strategist, founder of Republican Voters Against Trump and publisher of the "The Bulwark," talks about 2024 politics, including voter opinion heading into early GOP primaries, polarization across and within parties, and the effect of 3rd party candidates on the presidential contest.
11/30/202320 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sen. Gillibrand on Freeing More Hostages, Protecting Palestinian Civilians

Updates and analysis from a New York lawmaker involved in some key foreign policy and military congressional committees. On Today's Show:Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY), responds to questions about Israel's war in Gaza, healthcare, asylum seekers, and more.
11/28/202322 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sen. Gillibrand on Freeing More Hostages, Protecting Palestinian Civilians

Updates and analysis from a New York lawmaker involved in some key foreign policy and military congressional committees. On Today's Show:Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY), responds to questions about Israel's war in Gaza, healthcare, asylum seekers, and more.
11/28/202322 minutes, 5 seconds
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Israel, Biden And The Domestic Politics Of US Foreign Policy In The Middle East

The ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war appears to be holding, as several rounds of prisoner/hostage swaps have been underway. On Today's Show:Molly Ball, senior political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal recaps the latest political news after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including how the latest developments in the Middle East are impacting congressional and presidential politics here in the US.
11/27/202319 minutes, 5 seconds
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Israel, Biden And The Domestic Politics Of US Foreign Policy In The Middle East

The ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war appears to be holding, as several rounds of prisoner/hostage swaps have been underway. On Today's Show:Molly Ball, senior political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal recaps the latest political news after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including how the latest developments in the Middle East are impacting congressional and presidential politics here in the US.
11/27/202319 minutes, 7 seconds
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What Do Trump And Argentina's New Anarcho Capitalist President Elect Really Have In Common?

Argentinians have taken a far-right turn in Sunday's presidential election, resulting in the victory of the self-described 'anarcho-capitalist' political newcomer, Javier Milei. On Today's Show:Ana Lankes, Latin America correspondent for The Economist, describes the circumstances that led to Milei's victory, what she learned during her three-hour exclusive interview with him before the election, and what lessons we can gather from the results in Argentina a year ahead of 2024.
11/22/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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What Do Trump And Argentina's New Anarcho Capitalist President Elect Really Have In Common?

Argentinians have taken a far-right turn in Sunday's presidential election, resulting in the victory of the self-described 'anarcho-capitalist' political newcomer, Javier Milei. On Today's Show:Ana Lankes, Latin America correspondent for The Economist, describes the circumstances that led to Milei's victory, what she learned during her three-hour exclusive interview with him before the election, and what lessons we can gather from the results in Argentina a year ahead of 2024.
11/22/202320 minutes, 12 seconds
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Open AI’s 'Weird Weekend' And The Future Of Us All

Why was an influential AI executive removed by his company's board, hired by Microsoft, and is now jockeying for his old job back? On Today's Show:Sara Morrison, a senior Vox reporter who covers data privacy, antitrust, and Big Tech, talks about the firing and hiring of Sam Altman and government efforts to regulate AI.
11/21/202320 minutes, 59 seconds
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Open AI’s 'Weird Weekend' And The Future Of Us All

Why was an influential AI executive removed by his company's board, hired by Microsoft, and is now jockeying for his old job back? On Today's Show:Sara Morrison, a senior Vox reporter who covers data privacy, antitrust, and Big Tech, talks about the firing and hiring of Sam Altman and government efforts to regulate AI.
11/21/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is the GOP Running Out of 'Patience Juice?'

A former GOP Congressman who served on the Jan. 6 Select Committee, provides analysis on recent right wing movements, from the Tea Party to Trump. On Today's Show:Adam Kinzinger, former Illinois congressman (2011 to 2023), Air Force veteran, CNN commentator and the author (with Michael D'Antonio) of Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty in Our Divided Country (The Open Field, 2023), talks about his new book and the current state of the Republican Party.
11/17/202321 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is the GOP Running Out of 'Patience Juice?'

A former GOP Congressman who served on the Jan. 6 Select Committee, provides analysis on recent right wing movements, from the Tea Party to Trump. On Today's Show:Adam Kinzinger, former Illinois congressman (2011 to 2023), Air Force veteran, CNN commentator and the author (with Michael D'Antonio) of Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty in Our Divided Country (The Open Field, 2023), talks about his new book and the current state of the Republican Party.
11/17/202321 minutes, 23 seconds
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Is the Economy Improving? Americans Say 'Yes' and 'No'

How can we explain the gap between some mostly positive economic indicators and how Americans perceive the state of the economy? On Today's Show:James Surowiecki, a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of The Wisdom of Crowds, talks about the US economy, and what it means for the politics of today, and the 2024 election.
11/15/202322 minutes, 24 seconds
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Is the Economy Improving? Americans Say 'Yes' and 'No'

How can we explain the gap between some mostly positive economic indicators and how Americans perceive the state of the economy? On Today's Show:James Surowiecki, a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of The Wisdom of Crowds, talks about the US economy, and what it means for the politics of today, and the 2024 election.
11/15/202322 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ahead of COP28, A "Check-Up" on The Climate Promises Made

The United States announced it will join United Nations guidelines to set up a loss and damage fund due to climate change.  On Today's Show: Bob Berwyn, science correspondent for Inside Climate News, breaks down what the U.S. will pledge going into the global COP28 climate talks in Dubai.
11/14/202321 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ahead of COP28, A "Check-Up" on The Climate Promises Made

The United States announced it will join United Nations guidelines to set up a loss and damage fund due to climate change.  On Today's Show: Bob Berwyn, science correspondent for Inside Climate News, breaks down what the U.S. will pledge going into the global COP28 climate talks in Dubai.
11/14/202321 minutes, 50 seconds
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Presidential Politics & Polling

People are still reacting to last week's polls and election returns. On Today's Show: New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser, who writes their column on life in Biden's Washington and co-anchors a weekly roundtable discussion on "The Political Scene" podcast, and is co-author, with Peter Baker, of The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021 (Doubleday, 2022), talks about the latest national political news after the long holiday weekend, including the end of Sen. Tim Scott's bid for the White House, the fallout of last week's 2024 polls, and the pending government shutdown.
11/13/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Presidential Politics & Polling

People are still reacting to last week's polls and election returns. On Today's Show: New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser, who writes their column on life in Biden's Washington and co-anchors a weekly roundtable discussion on "The Political Scene" podcast, and is co-author, with Peter Baker, of The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021 (Doubleday, 2022), talks about the latest national political news after the long holiday weekend, including the end of Sen. Tim Scott's bid for the White House, the fallout of last week's 2024 polls, and the pending government shutdown.
11/13/202323 minutes, 1 second
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Politics Potpourri: GOP Debate, Tlaib Censure Vote and More

On Today's Show:USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page rounds up the latest news from Washington, from the GOP debate to the House vote to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
11/10/202326 minutes, 38 seconds
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Politics Potpourri: GOP Debate, Tlaib Censure Vote and More

On Today's Show:USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page rounds up the latest news from Washington, from the GOP debate to the House vote to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
11/10/202326 minutes, 41 seconds
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Can We Increase Voter Participation and Trust In Election Results At The Same Time?

On Today's Show:Andrew Seligsohn, president of Public Agenda, talks about his group's project to ensure participation in voting and restore trust in democracy ahead of the 2024 elections.
11/9/202320 minutes, 30 seconds
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Can We Increase Voter Participation and Trust In Election Results At The Same Time?

On Today's Show:Andrew Seligsohn, president of Public Agenda, talks about his group's project to ensure participation in voting and restore trust in democracy ahead of the 2024 elections.
11/9/202320 minutes, 33 seconds
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'Compromise' Abortion Ban Bombs In Virginia

Some electoral races around the country yesterday were influenced by, and will impact questions of reproductive rights. On Today's Show:Shefali Luthra, health reporter covering the intersection of gender and healthcare at the 19th, talks how the issue of abortion affected the outcomes of a few key election races around the country.
11/8/202321 minutes, 34 seconds
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'Compromise' Abortion Ban Bombs In Virginia

Some electoral races around the country yesterday were influenced by, and will impact questions of reproductive rights. On Today's Show:Shefali Luthra, health reporter covering the intersection of gender and healthcare at the 19th, talks how the issue of abortion affected the outcomes of a few key election races around the country.
11/8/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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New York State Republicans Want George Santos Out, And More Congressional News

It's been a busy week in Congress, with the new House Speaker, a failed attempt by some Republicans to remove Rep. George Santos from office, and more. On Today's Show:Kadia Goba, political reporter at Semafor, reports, and brings her analysis.
11/3/202322 minutes, 57 seconds
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New York State Republicans Want George Santos Out, And More Congressional News

It's been a busy week in Congress, with the new House Speaker, a failed attempt by some Republicans to remove Rep. George Santos from office, and more. On Today's Show:Kadia Goba, political reporter at Semafor, reports, and brings her analysis.
11/3/202323 minutes
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Why Rep. Jim Himes Wants A "Pause" But Not A "Ceasefire" In Israel-Hamas War

A local congressman and House Intelligence committee Democrat lays out his opposition to a ceasefire in Gaza, and discusses the United States' role in the conflict. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D, CT-4) talks about the Israel-Hamas war.
11/2/202324 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why Rep. Jim Himes Wants A "Pause" But Not A "Ceasefire" In Israel-Hamas War

A local congressman and House Intelligence committee Democrat lays out his opposition to a ceasefire in Gaza, and discusses the United States' role in the conflict. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D, CT-4) talks about the Israel-Hamas war.
11/2/202324 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tensions On College Campuses Over Israel-Hamas War

Demonstrations, faculty letters and other on-campus politics around the conflict in the Middle East have sparked uncomfortable discussions and tensions for students and educators.  On Today's Show:Madina Touré, New York City education policy and politics reporter for POLITICO New York, breaks down the latest as pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian college students clash on campuses around the city and the country.
11/1/202323 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tensions On College Campuses Over Israel-Hamas War

Demonstrations, faculty letters and other on-campus politics around the conflict in the Middle East have sparked uncomfortable discussions and tensions for students and educators.  On Today's Show:Madina Touré, New York City education policy and politics reporter for POLITICO New York, breaks down the latest as pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian college students clash on campuses around the city and the country.
11/1/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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Trial Underway: Does The 14th Amendment Block Trump From Re-election?

The trial over whether former President Trump is eligible to be placed on the Colorado ballot under the 14th Amendment started Monday. On Today's Show:Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State and chair of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, talks about the lawsuit seeking to bar him and how Colorado and other states are preparing for the 2024 election.
10/31/202312 minutes, 17 seconds
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Trial Underway: Does The 14th Amendment Block Trump From Re-election?

The trial over whether former President Trump is eligible to be placed on the Colorado ballot under the 14th Amendment started Monday. On Today's Show:Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State and chair of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, talks about the lawsuit seeking to bar him and how Colorado and other states are preparing for the 2024 election.
10/31/202312 minutes, 18 seconds
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The New Yorker’s David Remnick On Going Beyond "Who Is More Wrong?" In The Middle East

With the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, how should journalists and members of the public think about how the historically entrenched and complex situation got to this point. On Today's Show:David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and the host of The New Yorker Radio Hour, reports on his recent trip to Israel and offers analysis of the Israel-Hamas war.
10/30/202321 minutes, 46 seconds
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The New Yorker’s David Remnick On Going Beyond "Who Is More Wrong?" In The Middle East

With the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, how should journalists and members of the public think about how the historically entrenched and complex situation got to this point. On Today's Show:David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and the host of The New Yorker Radio Hour, reports on his recent trip to Israel and offers analysis of the Israel-Hamas war.
10/30/202321 minutes, 49 seconds
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Understanding The New House Speaker’s Temperament and Christian Right Politics

How will Congress function with Rep. Mike Johnson, the new House Speaker whom Democrats view as a far-right extremist, at the helm? On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Dan Goldman (D, NY-10), formerly lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of Pres. Trump in 2019 and former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of NY, discusses the new speaker of the House.
10/27/202318 minutes, 35 seconds
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Understanding The New House Speaker’s Temperament and Christian Right Politics

How will Congress function with Rep. Mike Johnson, the new House Speaker whom Democrats view as a far-right extremist, at the helm? On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Dan Goldman (D, NY-10), formerly lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of Pres. Trump in 2019 and former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of NY, discusses the new speaker of the House.
10/27/202318 minutes, 38 seconds
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Donald Trump Plus Leonard Leo Equals… What We Have. Leonard Who?

A look at a man who has played a key role in the conservative takeover of America's courts: Leonard Leo. On Today's Show:Ilya Marritz, fellow at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, and Andrea Bernstein, author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, The Trumps and the Marriage of Money and Power (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), share the original reporting they did for their podcast We Don't Talk About Leonard from ProPublica and On The Media.
10/26/202318 minutes, 57 seconds
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Donald Trump Plus Leonard Leo Equals… What We Have. Leonard Who?

A look at a man who has played a key role in the conservative takeover of America's courts: Leonard Leo. On Today's Show:Ilya Marritz, fellow at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, and Andrea Bernstein, author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, The Trumps and the Marriage of Money and Power (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), share the original reporting they did for their podcast We Don't Talk About Leonard from ProPublica and On The Media.
10/26/202319 minutes
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Cassidy Hutchinson on New Book, Mark Meadows’ Reported Immunity Deal

One of the key witnesses to President Trump's role in the Jan. 6 insurrection has a new book. On Today's Show:Cassidy Hutchinson, a former special assistant to President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, Mark Meadows and the author of Enough (Simon & Schuster, 2023), talks about her new book and her testimony to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
10/25/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cassidy Hutchinson on New Book, Mark Meadows’ Reported Immunity Deal

One of the key witnesses to President Trump's role in the Jan. 6 insurrection has a new book. On Today's Show:Cassidy Hutchinson, a former special assistant to President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, Mark Meadows and the author of Enough (Simon & Schuster, 2023), talks about her new book and her testimony to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
10/25/202314 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Origin, Decline and Potential Future of “The American Dream”

What made people believe the "American Dream" when the mythos around it came about, and where is that sentiment left in 2023 and beyond?' On Today's Show:With the "dream" of an ever-brighter economic future now stymied, David Leonhardt, senior writer for The New York Times who writes The Morning, The Times’s flagship daily newsletter and author of Ours Was the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream (Random House, 2023), traces its history and offers a path to reclaiming it for future generations.
10/24/202317 minutes
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The Origin, Decline and Potential Future of “The American Dream”

What made people believe the "American Dream" when the mythos around it came about, and where is that sentiment left in 2023 and beyond?' On Today's Show:With the "dream" of an ever-brighter economic future now stymied, David Leonhardt, senior writer for The New York Times who writes The Morning, The Times’s flagship daily newsletter and author of Ours Was the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream (Random House, 2023), traces its history and offers a path to reclaiming it for future generations.
10/24/202317 minutes, 2 seconds
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Support For Israel Meets “Old-Fashioned Legislative Log-Rolling”

We discuss how the conflict in the Middle East intersects with the GOP's fight over who the new Speaker of the House will be.  On Today's Show:Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, talks about the latest national political news, including how President Biden is trying to influence Israel, the speaker situation in the House and the Republicans in disarray and more.
10/23/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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Support For Israel Meets “Old-Fashioned Legislative Log-Rolling”

We discuss how the conflict in the Middle East intersects with the GOP's fight over who the new Speaker of the House will be.  On Today's Show:Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, talks about the latest national political news, including how President Biden is trying to influence Israel, the speaker situation in the House and the Republicans in disarray and more.
10/23/202316 minutes, 38 seconds
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Hamas's Possible Plans For The Hostages In Gaza

Hamas is still holding an estimated 200+ people hostage after a large-scale offensive last week.  On Today's Show:Graeme Wood, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State (Random House, 2016), talks about the current status of the hostages after Israeli officials provided him a document they claimed Hamas produced outlining how to navigate possible hostage situations. 
10/20/202321 minutes, 23 seconds
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Hamas's Possible Plans For The Hostages In Gaza

Hamas is still holding an estimated 200+ people hostage after a large-scale offensive last week.  On Today's Show:Graeme Wood, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State (Random House, 2016), talks about the current status of the hostages after Israeli officials provided him a document they claimed Hamas produced outlining how to navigate possible hostage situations. 
10/20/202321 minutes, 26 seconds
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After Biden’s Deal: Getting Medical Aid To Gazans

In the wake of the Hamas attacks, Israel has cut off the water, fuel and electricity that it normally supplies to Gaza. On Today's Show:Avril Benoît, executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the United States, discusses how hospitals in Gaza are not able function without these critical supplies, like electricity to power hospital generators and clean water for infant formula.
10/19/20230
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Peter Beinart On Biden’s Israel Speech And A Longer Term Vision For Peace

The the editor-at-large of Jewish Currents argues for Palestinian liberation through non-violence, taking lessons from the successes and failures of South African resistance movements. On Today's Show:Peter Beinart, journalist, commentator and professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, shares his analysis of the Israel-Hamas war, and his hope - however distant it may feel right now - for peace. Plus, he reacts to President Biden's speech from his visit to Israel.
10/18/202323 minutes, 24 seconds
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Peter Beinart On Biden’s Israel Speech And A Longer Term Vision For Peace

The the editor-at-large of Jewish Currents argues for Palestinian liberation through non-violence, taking lessons from the successes and failures of South African resistance movements. On Today's Show:Peter Beinart, journalist, commentator and professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, shares his analysis of the Israel-Hamas war, and his hope - however distant it may feel right now - for peace. Plus, he reacts to President Biden's speech from his visit to Israel.
10/18/202323 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sen. Gillibrand On The U.S. Role In The Israel-Hamas War

In today's installment of our monthly "Call Your Senator" discussion, NY's junior senator explained how she thought about the US's involvement in the Israel-Hamas war. On Today's Show:U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about her work in Washington, the U.S. response to the Israel-Hamas war, and more.
10/17/202320 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sen. Gillibrand On The U.S. Role In The Israel-Hamas War

In today's installment of our monthly "Call Your Senator" discussion, NY's junior senator explained how she thought about the US's involvement in the Israel-Hamas war. On Today's Show:U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about her work in Washington, the U.S. response to the Israel-Hamas war, and more.
10/17/202320 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tahani Mustafa on Palestinian Politics

A Palestinian affairs analyst explains some of the long-standing internal politics of Gaza and the West Bank, including Hamas, Fatah and what has prevented a two-state solution. On Today's Show:Tahani Mustafa, Palestine analyst at the International Crisis Group, offers context from the Palestinian perspective to the Hamas attack and Israeli response.
10/16/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tahani Mustafa on Palestinian Politics

A Palestinian affairs analyst explains some of the long-standing internal politics of Gaza and the West Bank, including Hamas, Fatah and what has prevented a two-state solution. On Today's Show:Tahani Mustafa, Palestine analyst at the International Crisis Group, offers context from the Palestinian perspective to the Hamas attack and Israeli response.
10/16/202323 minutes, 2 seconds
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Julia Ioffe on “Historical Illiteracy” Regarding The Jewish Experience

  There's so much nuance and context behind the situation between Israel and Hamas, which often gets drowned out by emotionally charged discourse. On Today's Show:Julia Ioffe, founding partner and Washington correspondent of Puck, a new media company, draws on her Russian-Jewish-American identity to discuss the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza.
10/13/202321 minutes, 43 seconds
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Julia Ioffe on “Historical Illiteracy” Regarding The Jewish Experience

  There's so much nuance and context behind the situation between Israel and Hamas, which often gets drowned out by emotionally charged discourse. On Today's Show:Julia Ioffe, founding partner and Washington correspondent of Puck, a new media company, draws on her Russian-Jewish-American identity to discuss the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza.
10/13/202321 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tough Choices Facing Biden In The Israel-Hamas War

In the days since Hamas stormed past Israeli security checkpoints and began the deadliest stretch of violence in the reason since 2014, questions have emerged about the US's role. On Today's Show:Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs columnist at The Washington Post, and the author of the "Today's WorldView" newsletter and column, and Robin Wright, contributing writer and columnist for The New Yorker and Joint Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the US Institute of Peace, discuss the United States' foreign policy options related to the Israel-Hamas war, and how they will affect Israelis, Palestinians and Americans.
10/11/202323 minutes
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Tough Choices Facing Biden In The Israel-Hamas War

In the days since Hamas stormed past Israeli security checkpoints and began the deadliest stretch of violence in the reason since 2014, questions have emerged about the US's role. On Today's Show:Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs columnist at The Washington Post, and the author of the "Today's WorldView" newsletter and column, and Robin Wright, contributing writer and columnist for The New Yorker and Joint Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the US Institute of Peace, discuss the United States' foreign policy options related to the Israel-Hamas war, and how they will affect Israelis, Palestinians and Americans.
10/11/202323 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Palestinian Journalist and Jewish-American Congressman On The Israel-Hamas War

Over the weekend, Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel’s border with Gaza. On Today's Show:Dan Goldman, US Representative (D, NY-10), formerly lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of former President Trump in 2019 and former assistant US attorney SDNY, discusses the latest news from the Middle East following his trip to Israel over the weekend, and breaks down how Congress is reacting to the attack and Israel’s consequent war in Gaza. Then:Rami Khouri, Palestinian-American journalist and senior public policy fellow at the American University of Beirut, talks about the attack on Israel and the political context of the violence.
10/10/202343 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Palestinian Journalist and Jewish-American Congressman On The Israel-Hamas War

Over the weekend, Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel’s border with Gaza. On Today's Show:Dan Goldman, US Representative (D, NY-10), formerly lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of former President Trump in 2019 and former assistant US attorney SDNY, discusses the latest news from the Middle East following his trip to Israel over the weekend, and breaks down how Congress is reacting to the attack and Israel’s consequent war in Gaza. Then:Rami Khouri, Palestinian-American journalist and senior public policy fellow at the American University of Beirut, talks about the attack on Israel and the political context of the violence.
10/10/202343 minutes, 49 seconds
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Hakeem Jeffries On Congress, The Israel-Hamas Conflict, And Whether He Could Become Speaker

What's Congress's role in the nation's foreign policy regarding the violence in Israel, particularly as the House is mired in a GOP leadership fight? On Today's Show:Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D NY-8th, Brooklyn) and House minority leader, talks about the latest national political news as Republicans in the House try to figure out who the next speaker will be and Israel declares war.
10/9/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hakeem Jeffries On Congress, The Israel-Hamas Conflict, And Whether He Could Become Speaker

What's Congress's role in the nation's foreign policy regarding the violence in Israel, particularly as the House is mired in a GOP leadership fight? On Today's Show:Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D NY-8th, Brooklyn) and House minority leader, talks about the latest national political news as Republicans in the House try to figure out who the next speaker will be and Israel declares war.
10/9/202321 minutes, 5 seconds
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We Discuss Today’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner With Azar Nafisi and Summer Lopez

The jailed Iranian women's rights activist Narges Mohammadi, is this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. On Today's Show:Summer Lopez, chief program officer of Free Expression Programs at PEN America and Azar Nafisi, author of many books including Reading Lolita in Tehran and most recently Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times (Dey Street Books, 2022), discuss Mohammadi's work, and the importance, and difficulties of speaking truth to power.
10/6/202320 minutes, 12 seconds
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We Discuss Today’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner With Azar Nafisi and Summer Lopez

The jailed Iranian women's rights activist Narges Mohammadi, is this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. On Today's Show:Summer Lopez, chief program officer of Free Expression Programs at PEN America and Azar Nafisi, author of many books including Reading Lolita in Tehran and most recently Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times (Dey Street Books, 2022), discuss Mohammadi's work, and the importance, and difficulties of speaking truth to power.
10/6/202320 minutes, 14 seconds
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Former NJ Congressman, Now In Ukraine, On US Aid, How Menendez May Have Compromised Egyptians’ Human Rights

How might the bribery indictment of a prominent Democrat who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee impact the foreign policy of the United States? On Today's Show:Tom Malinowski, diplomat, McCain Institute senior fellow and former congressman representing NJ's 7th district, reflects on representing the 7th district, current New Jersey politics, and Senator Bob Menendez's impact on U.S. foreign policy.
10/5/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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Former NJ Congressman, Now In Ukraine, On US Aid, How Menendez May Have Compromised Egyptians’ Human Rights

How might the bribery indictment of a prominent Democrat who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee impact the foreign policy of the United States? On Today's Show:Tom Malinowski, diplomat, McCain Institute senior fellow and former congressman representing NJ's 7th district, reflects on representing the 7th district, current New Jersey politics, and Senator Bob Menendez's impact on U.S. foreign policy.
10/5/202323 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rep. Ritchie Torres On The Power-Sharing Deals McCarthy Wouldn’t Even Discuss

A few GOP congressmembers from the party's far-right have, with the help of their Democratic colleagues, ousted the now former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  On Today's Show:Ritchie Torres, U.S. Representative (D-NY15) talks about the deal that avoided a government shutdown, the fallout for McCarthy and the GOP, and what it means for the House's ability to govern through another impending budget fight.
10/4/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rep. Ritchie Torres On The Power-Sharing Deals McCarthy Wouldn’t Even Discuss

A few GOP congressmembers from the party's far-right have, with the help of their Democratic colleagues, ousted the now former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  On Today's Show:Ritchie Torres, U.S. Representative (D-NY15) talks about the deal that avoided a government shutdown, the fallout for McCarthy and the GOP, and what it means for the House's ability to govern through another impending budget fight.
10/4/202323 minutes, 1 second
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Do EV’s Really Cost American jobs? Do They Really Help The Climate?

What might the rise of electric vehicles mean for the U.S. autoworkers, the UAW strike and the climate? On Today's Show:Robinson Meyer, founding executive editor of Heatmap, a new climate-focused media company, breaks down the latest in climate news headlines, and discusses the geopolitics and global economics of electric vehicles.
10/3/202323 minutes, 12 seconds
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Do EV’s Really Cost American jobs? Do They Really Help The Climate?

What might the rise of electric vehicles mean for the U.S. autoworkers, the UAW strike and the climate? On Today's Show:Robinson Meyer, founding executive editor of Heatmap, a new climate-focused media company, breaks down the latest in climate news headlines, and discusses the geopolitics and global economics of electric vehicles.
10/3/202323 minutes, 15 seconds
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Republicans Falter on Funding While Dems Call for Sen. Menendez to Step Down

On Today's Show:Susan Glasser, New Yorker staff writer, on the latest national political news, including the spending impasse in the House over funding to Ukraine and the Democratic response to New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez's indictment on corruption charges.
10/3/202323 minutes, 54 seconds
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Should Democrats Help Kevin McCarthy Remain As Speaker After He Helped Them Keep The Government Open?

To stave off a government shutdown, Congress has passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government, at least until November. On Today's Show:Kadia Goba, politics reporter at Semafor, breaks down the politics at play with the brinksmanship over shutting down the federal government and what comes next for Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
10/2/202322 minutes, 7 seconds
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Should Democrats Help Kevin McCarthy Remain As Speaker After He Helped Them Keep The Government Open?

To stave off a government shutdown, Congress has passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government, at least until November. On Today's Show:Kadia Goba, politics reporter at Semafor, breaks down the politics at play with the brinksmanship over shutting down the federal government and what comes next for Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
10/2/202322 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why Are Republicans Defending Dem. Sen. Menendez?

A big news day in national politics, as D.C. reckons with a looming shutdown, the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, and a NJ Democrat's federal indictment. On Today's Show:Aaron Blake, senior political reporter, who writes The Fix at The Washington Post, talks about the politics at play in the shutdown, and how politicians and voters are feeling about Senator Menendez, a week after his federal indictment on bribery charges.
9/29/202318 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why Are Republicans Defending Dem. Sen. Menendez?

A big news day in national politics, as D.C. reckons with a looming shutdown, the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, and a NJ Democrat's federal indictment. On Today's Show:Aaron Blake, senior political reporter, who writes The Fix at The Washington Post, talks about the politics at play in the shutdown, and how politicians and voters are feeling about Senator Menendez, a week after his federal indictment on bribery charges.
9/29/202318 minutes, 39 seconds
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Republicans For President Bash “Union Bosses”, Not Actual Bosses, In UAW Strike

  Last night, all but one of the GOP presidential frontrunners weighed in on the United Auto Workers strike from the debate stage, while Trump weighed in from a competing event with non-unionized workers. On Today's Show:Jeff Stein, White House economics reporter for The Washington Post, talks about how the GOP presidential hopefuls address the issues raised by the UAW strike as they meet for a second debate.
9/28/202323 minutes, 46 seconds
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Republicans For President Bash “Union Bosses”, Not Actual Bosses, In UAW Strike

  Last night, all but one of the GOP presidential frontrunners weighed in on the United Auto Workers strike from the debate stage, while Trump weighed in from a competing event with non-unionized workers. On Today's Show:Jeff Stein, White House economics reporter for The Washington Post, talks about how the GOP presidential hopefuls address the issues raised by the UAW strike as they meet for a second debate.
9/28/202323 minutes, 49 seconds
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New Yorker Editor David Remnick On The “Gerontocracy”

What does it mean for our government that so many key elected officials and candidates are significantly older than the median age of the country? On Today's Show:David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and the host of "The New Yorker Radio Hour" talks about current politics, including his recent article called "The Washington Gerontocracy."
9/27/202320 minutes, 24 seconds
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New Yorker Editor David Remnick On The “Gerontocracy”

What does it mean for our government that so many key elected officials and candidates are significantly older than the median age of the country? On Today's Show:David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and the host of "The New Yorker Radio Hour" talks about current politics, including his recent article called "The Washington Gerontocracy."
9/27/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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Former Bernie Sanders Adviser Has A New Book On Actually Ending Child Poverty

Last year, the child poverty rose more than it ever has since the Census started recording it in 2009, more than doubling from 5.2 percent in 2021 to 12.4 percent in 2022. On Today's Show:Through the story of three North Philadelphia children and drawing on his research, Nikhil Goyal, sociologist and policymaker who served as senior policy advisor on education and children for Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Committee on the Budget and the author of Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty (Metropolitan Books, 2023), shows how poverty limits the lives of U.S. children and offers policy solutions.
9/26/202323 minutes, 30 seconds
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Former Bernie Sanders Adviser Has A New Book On Actually Ending Child Poverty

Last year, the child poverty rose more than it ever has since the Census started recording it in 2009, more than doubling from 5.2 percent in 2021 to 12.4 percent in 2022. On Today's Show:Through the story of three North Philadelphia children and drawing on his research, Nikhil Goyal, sociologist and policymaker who served as senior policy advisor on education and children for Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Committee on the Budget and the author of Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty (Metropolitan Books, 2023), shows how poverty limits the lives of U.S. children and offers policy solutions.
9/26/202323 minutes, 33 seconds
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Republicans Falter on Funding While Dems Call for Sen. Menendez to Step Down

On Today's Show:Susan Glasser, New Yorker staff writer, on the latest national political news, including the spending impasse in the House over funding to Ukraine and the Democratic response to New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez's indictment on corruption charges.
9/25/202323 minutes, 51 seconds
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“**** Through A Goose”: Freedom Caucus vs. Problem Solvers Caucus On A Government Shutdown

With next weekend's looming government shutdown, the Republicans' more right-wing Freedom Caucus is seeking to reign in its more moderate Problem Solvers Caucus. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Andrew Garbarino (R, NY2) talks about his work in Congress, including as a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, as the House Republicans grapple with passing a plan to fund the government without the support of some extreme right members.
9/22/202325 minutes, 27 seconds
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“**** Through A Goose”: Freedom Caucus vs. Problem Solvers Caucus On A Government Shutdown

With next weekend's looming government shutdown, the Republicans' more right-wing Freedom Caucus is seeking to reign in its more moderate Problem Solvers Caucus. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Andrew Garbarino (R, NY2) talks about his work in Congress, including as a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, as the House Republicans grapple with passing a plan to fund the government without the support of some extreme right members.
9/22/202325 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Innovative Climate Lawsuits Taking Governments And Fossil Fuel Companies To Court

An al Jazeera podcast has been looking into stories of environmental activists using the courts in the US and abroad to hold their governments to their carbon emissions commitments. On Today's Show:Amanda Burrell, executive producer and correspondent of Al Jazeera English’s series earthrise, explains how activists are turning to the legal system to achieve climate-related goals, and reflects on climate solutions more broadly.
9/21/202320 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Innovative Climate Lawsuits Taking Governments And Fossil Fuel Companies To Court

An al Jazeera podcast has been looking into stories of environmental activists using the courts in the US and abroad to hold their governments to their carbon emissions commitments. On Today's Show:Amanda Burrell, executive producer and correspondent of Al Jazeera English’s series earthrise, explains how activists are turning to the legal system to achieve climate-related goals, and reflects on climate solutions more broadly.
9/21/202320 minutes, 45 seconds
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Democrats and Republicans See The UAW Strike Very Differently

The United Auto Workers are striking for higher wages and job security measures as the industry transitions to include electric vehicles. On Today's Show:Neal Boudette, Michigan-based New York Times reporter covering the auto industry talks about the economics of the auto industry and what's at stake in the strike.
9/20/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Democrats and Republicans See The UAW Strike Very Differently

The United Auto Workers are striking for higher wages and job security measures as the industry transitions to include electric vehicles. On Today's Show:Neal Boudette, Michigan-based New York Times reporter covering the auto industry talks about the economics of the auto industry and what's at stake in the strike.
9/20/202325 minutes, 1 second
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Pre-2024 Voting Rights News On National Voter Registration Day

For National Voter Registration Day, we take a look at the state of voting rights and ballot access ahead of the 2024 presidential election season. On Today's Show:Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org, talks about registering to vote and issues affecting voter access ahead of 2024 and Sean Morales-Doyle, director of the voting rights and elections program at the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the voting rights nationally and in New York State.
9/19/202322 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pre-2024 Voting Rights News On National Voter Registration Day

For National Voter Registration Day, we take a look at the state of voting rights and ballot access ahead of the 2024 presidential election season. On Today's Show:Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org, talks about registering to vote and issues affecting voter access ahead of 2024 and Sean Morales-Doyle, director of the voting rights and elections program at the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the voting rights nationally and in New York State.
9/19/202323 minutes
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Climate Marchers Target Biden While Oil Companies Target Climate Protesters

As the United Nations General Assembly meets this week at its NYC headquarters, we kick off Climate Week with a look at the aims of climate protesters, and their detractors. On Today's Show:Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, talks about related events in the city, including Sunday's climate march, plus introduces his group's journalism awards, which honor the best climate journalists and their work. Plus, Amy Westervelt, climate journalist and the executive editor of Drilled, a multimedia climate accountability reporting project and one of Covering Climate Now's climate journalists of the year, talks about her work and how it fits into climate coverage.
9/18/202323 minutes, 1 second
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Climate Marchers Target Biden While Oil Companies Target Climate Protesters

As the United Nations General Assembly meets this week at its NYC headquarters, we kick off Climate Week with a look at the aims of climate protesters, and their detractors. On Today's Show:Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, talks about related events in the city, including Sunday's climate march, plus introduces his group's journalism awards, which honor the best climate journalists and their work. Plus, Amy Westervelt, climate journalist and the executive editor of Drilled, a multimedia climate accountability reporting project and one of Covering Climate Now's climate journalists of the year, talks about her work and how it fits into climate coverage.
9/18/202323 minutes, 4 seconds
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Refugees Are Told Where They Can Start Life In The U.S. How About Asylum Seekers?

  With an influx of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from various countries continuing to arrive in the US, we explore the nuances of immigration law.  On Today's Show:Julia Preston, contributing writer for The Marshall Project, talks about why a possible work-permit solution isn't accessible to more asylum seekers, New York City officials' calls for a "decompression" strategy, and news that a federal judge has ruled DACA unconstitutional.
9/14/202322 minutes, 29 seconds
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Refugees Are Told Where They Can Start Life In The U.S. How About Asylum Seekers?

  With an influx of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from various countries continuing to arrive in the US, we explore the nuances of immigration law.  On Today's Show:Julia Preston, contributing writer for The Marshall Project, talks about why a possible work-permit solution isn't accessible to more asylum seekers, New York City officials' calls for a "decompression" strategy, and news that a federal judge has ruled DACA unconstitutional.
9/14/202322 minutes, 32 seconds
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Impeach Biden On, Um, What Exactly?

As Congress returns from summer recess, they face several important issues, including averting a budget-related shutdown, and whether the GOP can impeach Biden for his son's dealings. On Today's Show:Annie Karni, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, discusses this development and other headlines in Congressional news.
9/13/202322 minutes, 18 seconds
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Impeach Biden On, Um, What Exactly?

As Congress returns from summer recess, they face several important issues, including averting a budget-related shutdown, and whether the GOP can impeach Biden for his son's dealings. On Today's Show:Annie Karni, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, discusses this development and other headlines in Congressional news.
9/13/202322 minutes, 21 seconds
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'Personal Brand' Politics, And The Naomis Of The Left And Right

Naomi Klein, activist, professor of climate justice at the University of British Columbia, and the author of books including The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, is so often confused with conspiracy theorist Naomi Wolf that she's used this experience as the premise for a new book that explores the blurred identities and destabilizing meanings in our broader politics and culture. On Today's Show:Klein speaks with us about her new book Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2023),
9/12/202320 minutes, 47 seconds
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'Personal Brand' Politics, And The Naomis Of The Left And Right

Naomi Klein, activist, professor of climate justice at the University of British Columbia, and the author of books including The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, is so often confused with conspiracy theorist Naomi Wolf that she's used this experience as the premise for a new book that explores the blurred identities and destabilizing meanings in our broader politics and culture. On Today's Show:Klein speaks with us about her new book Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2023),
9/12/202320 minutes, 50 seconds
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If Poland Can Welcome A Million Migrants With Open Arms, What About Us?

As the United States copes with new migrants and refugees from South and Central America, we look at how refugees from the war in Ukraine are being received around the world. On Today's Show:David Miliband, president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee, talks about his recent trip to Ukraine and Poland and the refugee crisis that is a result of Russia's war in Ukraine.
9/11/202320 minutes, 45 seconds
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If Poland Can Welcome A Million Migrants With Open Arms, What About Us?

As the United States copes with new migrants and refugees from South and Central America, we look at how refugees from the war in Ukraine are being received around the world. On Today's Show:David Miliband, president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee, talks about his recent trip to Ukraine and Poland and the refugee crisis that is a result of Russia's war in Ukraine.
9/11/202320 minutes, 48 seconds
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Hot Labor Summer: UAW Aims to Set Four Day Work Week Precedent

Many of the current union strikes are leveraging their workplace power to get what they want in their contracts, including a possible shift to a four day work week for themselves — and potentially everyone else. On Today's Show: Jane McAlevey, organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, columnist at The Nation and co-author of Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 2023), talks about labor news, including the latest on the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes and the UAW negotiations, and the overall state of organized labor today.  → Check out Jane's latest here: "The NLRB’s Recent Decisions Are Good News for Workers" (The Nation, 9/4/2023)     
9/8/202323 minutes, 36 seconds
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Hot Labor Summer: UAW Aims to Set Four Day Work Week Precedent

Many of the current union strikes are leveraging their workplace power to get what they want in their contracts, including a possible shift to a four day work week for themselves — and potentially everyone else. On Today's Show: Jane McAlevey, organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, columnist at The Nation and co-author of Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 2023), talks about labor news, including the latest on the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes and the UAW negotiations, and the overall state of organized labor today.  → Check out Jane's latest here: "The NLRB’s Recent Decisions Are Good News for Workers" (The Nation, 9/4/2023)     
9/8/202323 minutes, 40 seconds
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Our Listeners Want A National Education Debate About More Than Just “Parental Rights”

Education is a critical policy domain that's often left to local municipalities to navigate.  On Today's Show:Listeners call in to share their views on education, what sorts of federal policies they'd like to see, and what the role of politics should be in decisions about teaching our children. 
9/7/202313 minutes, 56 seconds
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Our Listeners Want A National Education Debate About More Than Just “Parental Rights”

Education is a critical policy domain that's often left to local municipalities to navigate.  On Today's Show:Listeners call in to share their views on education, what sorts of federal policies they'd like to see, and what the role of politics should be in decisions about teaching our children. 
9/7/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Senator Gillibrand: Let Asylum Seekers Come And Work But Vet Their Claims Quickly

On today's show:U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discusses her actions around the big influx of asylum seekers in New York and other cities, the prospect of a government shutdown at the end of this month, term limits in Congress and more.
9/6/202328 minutes, 13 seconds
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Senator Gillibrand: Let Asylum Seekers Come And Work But Vet Their Claims Quickly

On today's show:U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discusses her actions around the big influx of asylum seekers in New York and other cities, the prospect of a government shutdown at the end of this month, term limits in Congress and more.
9/6/202328 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Biden’s Medicare Prescription Drug Price Announcement Puts Republicans On The Defensive For 2024

The Biden administration announced which drugs that will be part of its price negotiations for patients on Medicare. On Today's Show: Jonathan Cohn, senior national reporter at HuffPost, lecturer at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the author of The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage (St. Martin's Press, 2021), talks about how it will work, how it will affect out-of-pocket costs for patients and what could go wrong.
8/30/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Biden’s Medicare Prescription Drug Price Announcement Puts Republicans On The Defensive For 2024

The Biden administration announced which drugs that will be part of its price negotiations for patients on Medicare. On Today's Show: Jonathan Cohn, senior national reporter at HuffPost, lecturer at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the author of The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage (St. Martin's Press, 2021), talks about how it will work, how it will affect out-of-pocket costs for patients and what could go wrong.
8/30/202323 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Conversation That 'Rich Men North of Richmond' Is Starting

A new country song has captured the hearts of the right wing. But the message of the music suggests a more complicated political situation in terms of populism and elitism. On Today's Show:Greg Sargent, Washington Post columnist, talks about why Republicans love the country singer Oliver Anthony's song "Rich Men North of Richmond," and how policy moves could actually address some of the indignities he sings about.
8/29/202321 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Conversation That 'Rich Men North of Richmond' Is Starting

A new country song has captured the hearts of the right wing. But the message of the music suggests a more complicated political situation in terms of populism and elitism. On Today's Show:Greg Sargent, Washington Post columnist, talks about why Republicans love the country singer Oliver Anthony's song "Rich Men North of Richmond," and how policy moves could actually address some of the indignities he sings about.
8/29/202321 minutes, 20 seconds
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The March On Washington At 60 and the Ways We Use The Word 'Freedom'

GOP candidates like to use the word "freedom" in their campaigns. On a key civil rights anniversary, we reflect on what 'freedom' means in 2023. On Today's Show:Jonathan Lemire, host of “Way Too Early" on MSNBC, Politico White House bureau chief, and the author of The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020 (Flatiron Books, 2022), discuses the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington, as well as the latest national political news, including the arrest and mug shot of former President Trump.
8/28/202322 minutes, 42 seconds
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The March On Washington At 60 and the Ways We Use The Word 'Freedom'

GOP candidates like to use the word "freedom" in their campaigns. On a key civil rights anniversary, we reflect on what 'freedom' means in 2023. On Today's Show:Jonathan Lemire, host of “Way Too Early" on MSNBC, Politico White House bureau chief, and the author of The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020 (Flatiron Books, 2022), discuses the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington, as well as the latest national political news, including the arrest and mug shot of former President Trump.
8/28/202322 minutes, 46 seconds
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Recapping Last Night's Frontrunnerless GOP Debate

How did it change the dynamics of last night's GOP debate that Trump, who's leading in the polls, was not on the stage? On Today's Show:Lisa Lerer, national political correspondent for The New York Times, talks about Wednesday night's debate among many of the Republicans running for president.
8/24/202323 minutes, 17 seconds
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Recapping Last Night's Frontrunnerless GOP Debate

How did it change the dynamics of last night's GOP debate that Trump, who's leading in the polls, was not on the stage? On Today's Show:Lisa Lerer, national political correspondent for The New York Times, talks about Wednesday night's debate among many of the Republicans running for president.
8/24/202323 minutes, 20 seconds
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What Are Developing Nations Worth To Russia, China And Other Global Powers?

The BRICS summit is a meeting of major emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and now including South Africa. On Today's Show:Yinka Adegoke, editor of Semafor Africa, previews the summit and explains how Russia and China in particular are hoping to have a stronger influence on African countries.
8/22/202322 minutes, 25 seconds
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What Are Developing Nations Worth To Russia, China And Other Global Powers?

The BRICS summit is a meeting of major emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and now including South Africa. On Today's Show:Yinka Adegoke, editor of Semafor Africa, previews the summit and explains how Russia and China in particular are hoping to have a stronger influence on African countries.
8/22/202322 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wednesday's GOP Debate Moves Forward Without Frontrunner

This week, some of the hopefuls in the race for the GOP nomination will face off on a debate stage, though former President Trump, who's leading in the polls, will not be among them. On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021), rounds up the latest news from Washington, including a look ahead to Wednesday's GOP debate in Milwaukee.
8/21/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wednesday's GOP Debate Moves Forward Without Frontrunner

This week, some of the hopefuls in the race for the GOP nomination will face off on a debate stage, though former President Trump, who's leading in the polls, will not be among them. On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021), rounds up the latest news from Washington, including a look ahead to Wednesday's GOP debate in Milwaukee.
8/21/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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The 'Disaster Capitalism' Threat After Maui’s Wildfires

A multibillion-dollar recovery effort is underway in Hawaii following the deadliest fire in the U.S. in over a century. On Today's Show:Kaniela Ing, a seventh-generation indigenous Hawaiian from Maui and the national director of climate justice organization Green New Deal Network, discusses how residents now worry that wealthy outsiders will stand to make a profit, and Alana Casanova-Burgess, co-creator, host and producer of the podcast La Brega, from WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios, explains what Hawaii can learn from Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria.
8/17/202322 minutes, 9 seconds
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The 'Disaster Capitalism' Threat After Maui’s Wildfires

A multibillion-dollar recovery effort is underway in Hawaii following the deadliest fire in the U.S. in over a century. On Today's Show:Kaniela Ing, a seventh-generation indigenous Hawaiian from Maui and the national director of climate justice organization Green New Deal Network, discusses how residents now worry that wealthy outsiders will stand to make a profit, and Alana Casanova-Burgess, co-creator, host and producer of the podcast La Brega, from WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios, explains what Hawaii can learn from Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria.
8/17/202322 minutes, 12 seconds
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Georgia: Trump Indictment Meets 2024 Swing State

Swing-state Georgia will be pivotal in the upcoming presidential election which means the legal process playing out over the outcome of the 2020 election could have a big political impact. On Today's Show:Stephen Fowler, political reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting and host of the podcast Battleground: Ballot Box, talks about the indictments of former President Trump and 18 others and how they are playing out in Georgia's political landscape.    
8/16/202321 minutes, 52 seconds
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Georgia: Trump Indictment Meets 2024 Swing State

Swing-state Georgia will be pivotal in the upcoming presidential election which means the legal process playing out over the outcome of the 2020 election could have a big political impact. On Today's Show:Stephen Fowler, political reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting and host of the podcast Battleground: Ballot Box, talks about the indictments of former President Trump and 18 others and how they are playing out in Georgia's political landscape.    
8/16/202321 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Mark Meadows - And The Grand Jurors - May Have Reason To Fear Trump’s Georgia Indictment

Indictments were announced overnight in Georgia against former President Trump and 18 others, including former NYC Mayor Giuliani. On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, host of the CAFE podcast "Up Against The Mob," former New Jersey and federal prosecutor and author of Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It (Harper, 2023), discusses the charges.
8/15/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why Mark Meadows - And The Grand Jurors - May Have Reason To Fear Trump’s Georgia Indictment

Indictments were announced overnight in Georgia against former President Trump and 18 others, including former NYC Mayor Giuliani. On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, host of the CAFE podcast "Up Against The Mob," former New Jersey and federal prosecutor and author of Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away With It (Harper, 2023), discusses the charges.
8/15/202320 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why The DOJ Assigned A Special Counsel In The Hunter Biden Probe

Late last week, the Department of Justice named a special counsel to oversee investigations into the business conduct of presidential son Hunter Biden. On Today's Show:Idrees Kahloon, Washington bureau chief for The Economist, talks about the latest national political news.
8/14/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why The DOJ Assigned A Special Counsel In The Hunter Biden Probe

Late last week, the Department of Justice named a special counsel to oversee investigations into the business conduct of presidential son Hunter Biden. On Today's Show:Idrees Kahloon, Washington bureau chief for The Economist, talks about the latest national political news.
8/14/202311 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Southern Take (Not South Bronx) On Hip Hop’s 50th

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 'Back To School Jam' in the Bronx that helped launch hip hop culture into global popularity. On Today's Show:Joycelyn Wilson, assistant professor of hip-hop studies and digital media at Georgia Tech, explains the long relationship between hip hop, its artists, and politics.
8/11/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Southern Take (Not South Bronx) On Hip Hop’s 50th

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 'Back To School Jam' in the Bronx that helped launch hip hop culture into global popularity. On Today's Show:Joycelyn Wilson, assistant professor of hip-hop studies and digital media at Georgia Tech, explains the long relationship between hip hop, its artists, and politics.
8/11/202320 minutes, 37 seconds
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The New Pill, and Some Needed Politics, To Deal With Post-Partum Depression

Last week, the FDA approved the first ever pill specifically intended to treat postpartum depression. On Today's Show:Nicole Cirino, MD, reproductive psychiatrist, chief of division of reproductive psychiatry, professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and Postpartum Support International board member, provides an expert look at Zurzuvae, the new medication which could help the estimated 1 in 8 women in the United States experiencing symptoms of depression after giving birth.
8/10/202321 minutes, 30 seconds
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The New Pill, and Some Needed Politics, To Deal With Post-Partum Depression

Last week, the FDA approved the first ever pill specifically intended to treat postpartum depression. On Today's Show:Nicole Cirino, MD, reproductive psychiatrist, chief of division of reproductive psychiatry, professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and Postpartum Support International board member, provides an expert look at Zurzuvae, the new medication which could help the estimated 1 in 8 women in the United States experiencing symptoms of depression after giving birth.
8/10/202321 minutes, 33 seconds
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Direct Democracy on Abortion, Trump’s Direct Threats Land In Court

Could more ballot measures be a remedy for partisan gerrymandering around the country? Plus, some legal analysis of former President Trump's direct threats.  On Today's Show:Kate Shaw, law professor at Cardozo Law School, ABC Supreme Court contributor and cohost of the Strict Scrutiny podcast, breaks down the latest legal investigations into Trump's business and political careers. 
8/9/202319 minutes, 44 seconds
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Direct Democracy on Abortion, Trump’s Direct Threats Land In Court

Could more ballot measures be a remedy for partisan gerrymandering around the country? Plus, some legal analysis of former President Trump's direct threats.  On Today's Show:Kate Shaw, law professor at Cardozo Law School, ABC Supreme Court contributor and cohost of the Strict Scrutiny podcast, breaks down the latest legal investigations into Trump's business and political careers. 
8/9/202319 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ohio’s Abortion Rights Ballot Measure Read Out Loud and Explained

Voters go to the polls today in Ohio to decide whether future ballot initiatives will need a 60%, rather than a simple, majority, which could impact upcoming abortion protection measures.  On Today's Show:Rachel Cohen, senior policy reporter at Vox, and Haley BeMiller, state government and politics reporter for the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau, explain what's at stake in Ohio and nationally.
8/8/202323 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ohio’s Abortion Rights Ballot Measure Read Out Loud and Explained

Voters go to the polls today in Ohio to decide whether future ballot initiatives will need a 60%, rather than a simple, majority, which could impact upcoming abortion protection measures.  On Today's Show:Rachel Cohen, senior policy reporter at Vox, and Haley BeMiller, state government and politics reporter for the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau, explain what's at stake in Ohio and nationally.
8/8/202324 minutes
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Charlie Sykes on Trump’s 'I’m Coming After You' Threat and The Republican Primaries

With charges officially filed against former President Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, how are conservatives, including his voters, thinking about his 2024 campaign? On Today's Show:Charlie Sykes, founder and editor-at-large and host of a podcast at The Bulwark, MSNBC contributor and author of How the Right Lost Its Mind (St. Martin's Press, 2017), discusses the politics of former President Donald Trump's latest indictment.
8/7/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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Charlie Sykes on Trump’s 'I’m Coming After You' Threat and The Republican Primaries

With charges officially filed against former President Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, how are conservatives, including his voters, thinking about his 2024 campaign? On Today's Show:Charlie Sykes, founder and editor-at-large and host of a podcast at The Bulwark, MSNBC contributor and author of How the Right Lost Its Mind (St. Martin's Press, 2017), discusses the politics of former President Donald Trump's latest indictment.
8/7/202322 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Special Reading Of The Special Counsel's Trump Indictment

Friday Special: We present longform readings of key excerpts from the Trump indictment, plus analysis from legal experts.  On Today's Show:Hear portions of the indictment read aloud by WNYC host Tiffany Hanssen, Kai Wright, host of WNYC's Notes from America, Micah Loewinger, correspondent for WNYC's On the Media, Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and host of its new podcast Contempt of Court and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), and Jill Wine-Banks, MSNBC legal analyst, former Watergate special prosecutor, co-host of the podcasts #Sistersinlaw and IGenPolitics and the author of The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President (Henry Holt and Co., 2020).
8/4/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Special Reading Of The Special Counsel's Trump Indictment

Friday Special: We present longform readings of key excerpts from the Trump indictment, plus analysis from legal experts.  On Today's Show:Hear portions of the indictment read aloud by WNYC host Tiffany Hanssen, Kai Wright, host of WNYC's Notes from America, Micah Loewinger, correspondent for WNYC's On the Media, Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and host of its new podcast Contempt of Court and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), and Jill Wine-Banks, MSNBC legal analyst, former Watergate special prosecutor, co-host of the podcasts #Sistersinlaw and IGenPolitics and the author of The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President (Henry Holt and Co., 2020).
8/4/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mainstream American Jewish Groups Grapple With Israel’s Controversial Courts Overhaul

How are Jewish interest groups in the United States responding to the unrest in Israel over Netanyahu's controversial attempts at court reform?  On Today's Show:Ron Kampeas, Washington bureau chief at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a news organization, discusses how Jewish Americans are reacting to a controversial judicial overhaul by the right-wing Israeli government. The new law severely weakens the Israeli judicial branch, and American Jewish groups have been quick to respond.
8/3/202323 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mainstream American Jewish Groups Grapple With Israel’s Controversial Courts Overhaul

How are Jewish interest groups in the United States responding to the unrest in Israel over Netanyahu's controversial attempts at court reform?  On Today's Show:Ron Kampeas, Washington bureau chief at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a news organization, discusses how Jewish Americans are reacting to a controversial judicial overhaul by the right-wing Israeli government. The new law severely weakens the Israeli judicial branch, and American Jewish groups have been quick to respond.
8/3/202323 minutes, 42 seconds
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Trump’s Jan. 6th Indictment, and the Government’s Burden of Proof, Explained

Yesterday, Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith released a 45-page, 4-count indictment against former President Trump for his attempts to overturn the 2020 election.  On Today's Show:Andrew Weissmann, professor of criminal and national security law at NYU School of Law, lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Office and the author of Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation (Random House, 2020), offers legal analysis of the charges.
8/2/202321 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trump’s Jan. 6th Indictment, and the Government’s Burden of Proof, Explained

Yesterday, Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith released a 45-page, 4-count indictment against former President Trump for his attempts to overturn the 2020 election.  On Today's Show:Andrew Weissmann, professor of criminal and national security law at NYU School of Law, lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Office and the author of Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation (Random House, 2020), offers legal analysis of the charges.
8/2/202321 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why The Coup In Niger Is Also About The U.S. And Russia

In Niger, a military general declared himself leader after a coup against the nation's first duly-elected president, who was an ally of the West in fighting terror in the region. On Today's Show:Alexis Akwagyiram, managing editor at Semafor Africa, discusses the recent coup in Niger, Russia's presence in West Africa, and the wave of coups that have taken place in the region in the last few years.
8/1/202322 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why The Coup In Niger Is Also About The U.S. And Russia

In Niger, a military general declared himself leader after a coup against the nation's first duly-elected president, who was an ally of the West in fighting terror in the region. On Today's Show:Alexis Akwagyiram, managing editor at Semafor Africa, discusses the recent coup in Niger, Russia's presence in West Africa, and the wave of coups that have taken place in the region in the last few years.
8/1/202322 minutes, 9 seconds
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Inside The Latest Legal Troubles For Trump And Hunter Biden

A number of headlines broke over the weekend related to the legal troubles of both former President Donald Trump, and the son of the current President, Hunter Biden. On Today's Show:Jonathan Lemire, host of “Way Too Early" on MSNBC, Politico White House bureau chief, and the author of The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020 (Flatiron Books, 2022), discuses the latest national political news.
7/31/202320 minutes, 59 seconds
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Inside The Latest Legal Troubles For Trump And Hunter Biden

A number of headlines broke over the weekend related to the legal troubles of both former President Donald Trump, and the son of the current President, Hunter Biden. On Today's Show:Jonathan Lemire, host of “Way Too Early" on MSNBC, Politico White House bureau chief, and the author of The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020 (Flatiron Books, 2022), discuses the latest national political news.
7/31/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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An Insider's Take on the Downfall of Mid-Aughts Digital Media

If we're in one era of content that goes viral online, we're at the end of another. On Today's Show:Ben Smith, editor in chief of Semafor, former media columnist for The New York Times, and the author of Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral (Penguin Press, 2023), traces the rise and fall of digital media upstarts like HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed.
7/27/202323 minutes, 12 seconds
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An Insider's Take on the Downfall of Mid-Aughts Digital Media

If we're in one era of content that goes viral online, we're at the end of another. On Today's Show:Ben Smith, editor in chief of Semafor, former media columnist for The New York Times, and the author of Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral (Penguin Press, 2023), traces the rise and fall of digital media upstarts like HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed.
7/27/202323 minutes, 15 seconds
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Best Economy Ever? Recession Still Coming? Both?

On Today's Show: Peter Coy, New York Times opinion writer covering economics, and Annie Lowrey, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (Crown, 2018), compare notes on whether a recession is coming, or whether the so-called "soft landing" the Fed was aiming for is happening, as the jobs numbers remain solid and the economy rolls.
7/26/202326 minutes, 3 seconds
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Best Economy Ever? Recession Still Coming? Both?

On Today's Show: Peter Coy, New York Times opinion writer covering economics, and Annie Lowrey, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (Crown, 2018), compare notes on whether a recession is coming, or whether the so-called "soft landing" the Fed was aiming for is happening, as the jobs numbers remain solid and the economy rolls.
7/26/202326 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nuclear War Historian Fred Kaplan’s Take On “Oppenheimer”, And “Barbie” Too

On Today's Show:Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster, 2020), draws on his expertise in nuclear history to assess the historical accuracy of Christopher Nolan's epic new film "Oppenheimer".
7/25/202320 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nuclear War Historian Fred Kaplan’s Take On “Oppenheimer”, And “Barbie” Too

On Today's Show:Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster, 2020), draws on his expertise in nuclear history to assess the historical accuracy of Christopher Nolan's epic new film "Oppenheimer".
7/25/202320 minutes, 32 seconds
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Maya Wiley on Misinformation, Disinformation and RFK, Jr.

Last week, the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held a hearing at which Republicans chose RFK, Jr. as a primary witness on government censorship.  The Democrats on the committee called Maya Wiley to counter his take.  On today's show, Maya Wiley, civil rights attorney and president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, debriefs her testimony and speaks about the dangers of ignoring misinformation, disinformation and hate speech.
7/24/202321 minutes, 41 seconds
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Maya Wiley on Misinformation, Disinformation and RFK, Jr.

Last week, the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held a hearing at which Republicans chose RFK, Jr. as a primary witness on government censorship.  The Democrats on the committee called Maya Wiley to counter his take.  On today's show, Maya Wiley, civil rights attorney and president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, debriefs her testimony and speaks about the dangers of ignoring misinformation, disinformation and hate speech.
7/24/202321 minutes, 44 seconds
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Abortion Referenda, Trump Trial Date, Supreme Court Ethics

Friday morning, Judge Aileen Cannon set a May 2024 date for former President Trump's documents case -- before the election, contrary to the his defense attorneys' request, but later than the prosecutors asked. On today's show, Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021), rounds up the latest news from Washington, including former President Trump's legal troubles, abortion politics and 2024 campaign, the Senate Democrats' bill on Supreme Court ethics, and more.
7/21/202323 minutes, 40 seconds
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Alison Stewart Says Clarence Thomas Misused Her Book In Affirmative Action Decision

In his concurrence in the Supreme Court's recent decision that struck down race-based affirmative action, Justice Clarence Thomas cited Alison Stewart's book about the rigorous and formerly legally segregated public high school Dunbar. On Today's Show:Alison Stewart, host of WNYC's All of It and the author of First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School (Lawrence Hill Books, 2015), talks about what she thinks he got wrong and how he misinterpreted what she wrote to uphold his opinion.
7/20/202321 minutes, 47 seconds
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UPS Strike Deadline Looms Over The Economy. Here’s Why.

The Teamsters union, which represents UPS workers, may go on strike if a deal is not reached by the end of this month. On Today's Show:Jane McAlevey, organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, strikes correspondent at The Nation and co-author of Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 2023), talks about what the union is looking for, and Jason Miller, associate professor of supply chain management and interim chair of the supply chain management department at Michigan State, explains what would happen to the package delivery business and the broader economy if the more than 300,000 workers go on strike.
7/19/202320 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Little-Understood Enormity of Food Waste To Controlling Climate Change

On Today's Show:Oliver Franklin-Wallis, author of Wasteland: The Dirty Truth About What We Throw Away, Where It Goes, and Why It Matters (Hachette Books, 2023) and features editor for British GQ magazine, outlines the cost to the environment of everything we discard, as well as efforts to address the crisis.
7/18/202322 minutes, 57 seconds
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Should Citizens Have A 'Bill Of Obligations' Alongside Their Rights?

The former head of the Council on Foreign Relations argues that domestic threats, related to civic participation, are more dangerous to American democracy than global threats. On Today's Show:Richard Haass, American diplomat, former longtime president of the Council on Foreign Relations (now president emeritus) and the author of The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens (Penguin Press, 2023), reflects on his time leading CFR, and talks about his analysis that the current biggest threat to the United States is not from Russia or China, but from within.
7/17/202322 minutes, 2 seconds
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What To Do Now About Your Student Loans: Listeners’ Questions Answered

On Thursday, the Biden administration announced plans for a new income-driven repayment plan called the Saving on a Valuable Education — or SAVE. On Today's Show:Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, national higher education reporter at The Washington Post, explains what's in the plan and what legal and political challenges it may face.
7/11/202322 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rep. Ritchie Torres On Banning Legacy Admissions And Other SCOTUS Ruling Thoughts

After an eventful Supreme Court term, in which the conservative majority ruled on affirmative action and other issues, a Democratic congressman weighs in. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY15) discusses the Supreme Court.
7/10/202322 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why Control Of Congress In 2024 Will Run Through The New York Suburbs

After playing a significant role in the Democrats' loss of their House majority, New York Dems are taking steps to regain their party's control of Congress. On Today's Show:Edward-Isaac Dovere, CNN senior reporter covering Democratic politics and campaigns across the country, and the author of Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump (Viking, 2021), talks about his reporting on the efforts of Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, the House minority leader, to win back House seats from the GOP in New York.
7/7/202322 minutes, 5 seconds
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The “Class Inversion In American Politics” Explained and Challenged

Where do race and class intersect in today's American politics? On today's show, David Leonhardt, senior writer for The New York Times, who writes The Morning, The Times’s flagship daily newsletter, talks about race and class and explains what he calls the "class inversion" -- how college-educated Americans are increasingly likely to vote for Democrats while those without college degrees are increasingly likely to vote for Republicans.
7/6/202326 minutes, 49 seconds
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Your Rights and 2024 Politics After the “The Backlash Court”

"Our republic is founded on the principle that it will continue only as long as the people keep democracy alive," said Benjamin Franklin. So is the Supreme Court doing that? On Today's Show:Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker, unpacks the end of a momentous Supreme Court term.
7/5/202319 minutes, 10 seconds
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SCOTUS Ends Term with LGBTQ+ Discrimination, Kills Student Loan Forgiveness

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on religious freedom and LGBTQ+ discrimination, and struck down Pres. Biden's student loan forgiveness program. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation, host of its new podcast Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022) now in paperback, talks about the final opinions on the last day of this Supreme Court term.
6/30/202319 minutes, 27 seconds
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Author Of “A Black Guy’s Guide To The Constitution” Reacts To SCOTUS Affirmative Action Ruling

The Supreme Court's latest opinion ends affirmative action in college admissions. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation, host of its new podcast Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), discusses. 
6/29/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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Giggly Smoking Gun: We Play And Discuss Trump’s Classified Document Tape

How has the case against former President Trump related to classified documents changed now that a relevant voice recording has been made public? On Today's Show:Quinta Jurecic, fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, senior editor at Lawfare and contributing writer at The Atlantic, offers legal analysis of the indictment of former President Trump.
6/28/202319 minutes, 43 seconds
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How Today’s Big Supreme Court Decision Makes A Trump-Style Coup Harder

Today's opinions from the Supreme Court include one case on “independent state legislatures” and another on what constitutes a “true threat.”  On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation, host of its new podcast Contempt of Court with Elie Mystal, and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022) now in paperback, talks about today's rulings.
6/27/202317 minutes, 28 seconds
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Biden vs. The Smugglers’ PR Machine And Other Migrant Issues Explained

The complexities of US immigration policy mean that messaging around safety and border security plays a very real role in the asylum system's ability to function. On Today's Show:Julia Preston, contributing writer for The Marshall Project, traces the crisis at the southern border to its roots in America's broken asylum system.
6/26/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Year After Dobbs, Abortion Numbers and Changing Politics on the Left and Right

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade one year ago tomorrow, bringing an end to federally protected abortion rights. On Today's Show:Alice Miranda Ollstein, health care reporter for POLITICO, talks about the effects of the Dobbs decision on individuals, as well as on electoral politics, one year since it was handed down.
6/23/202319 minutes, 58 seconds
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On Being A “Pregnant Person”

The term "pregnant people," while more accurate and inclusive, has received pushback, claiming that the phrase is overly "woke" and erases women. On Today's Show: For Pride month, Krys Malcolm Belc, writer and author of the memoir The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood (Counterpoint, 2021), talks about his experience and challenges as a non-binary, transmasculine parent, and how parenting and gender intersect.
6/22/202323 minutes, 4 seconds
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Legal Troubles For Some People Named 'Trump' And 'Biden'

With President Biden's son and former president Trump both navigating legal troubles, what does it mean for the 2024 election season? On Today's Show:Philip Bump, national columnist for The Washington Post and the author of The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America, talks about the latest national political news.
6/21/202322 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Democrats’ Plan For Going Around Kevin McCarthy On Gun Reform

Can Democrats, who are currently in the minority in Congress, push through gun control legislation, despite House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's reluctance to bring it to the floor?  On Today's Show:US Rep. Pat Ryan (D, NY-18), talks about Democrats' longshot attempts to pass gun control legislation besides broad opposition from Republicans in the House - and other national political news.
6/20/202321 minutes, 59 seconds
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We Know What Happened On “Juneteenth” 1865. What Happened On June 20th?

To mark Juneteenth today, a look at the history of the holiday, and what it means for America's story to have two federally recognized Independence Days. On Today's Show:Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University professor and the author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family and On Juneteenth (Liveright, 2021), talks about the history of Juneteenth and how it has evolved since becoming a federal holiday.
6/19/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pro Golf, Human Rights, And The PGA/Saudi Merger

The PGA announced it would merge with its Saudi-backed rival, LIV golf. On Today's Show:Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), founded by Jamal Khashoggi, talks about the moral and ethical compromises at play in professional golf.
6/16/202319 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why One Lefty SCOTUS Watcher Isn't Actually Having Such A Bad Decision Month

In a 7-2 ruling, the Court dismissed challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act, allowing preferences for Native American parents in adoptions to remain in place. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation, Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022) now in paperback, talks about today's opinions from the Supreme Court as they work through the remaining cases from this term.
6/15/202317 minutes, 40 seconds
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Olympic Track Star Dies In Childbirth: The Issues That Raises For Us All

The death of track star Tori Bowie has called attention to persistent racial health disparities in pregnancy and childbirth. On Today's Show:Linda Villarosa, writer at the New York Times Magazine and contributor to the bestselling 1619 Project and the author of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation (Anchor, 2023), talks about why these disparities endure.
6/14/202321 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Rising Global Issue Of '21st Century Fires'

After a blanket of orange smog covered the northeast from wildfires in Canada, how might climate change impact the frequency and intensity of wildfires? On Today's Show:John Vaillant, journalist and author of Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World (Knopf, 2023), looks at the links between climate change and increasing number of wildfires through the lens of a devastating fire at an oil industry hub in Canada in 2016.
6/13/202319 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Trump Didn’t Just Take, But Allegedly Shared, A Still-Classified Document With A Writer

Former President Trump removed classified documents from the White House. But the indictment hinges on what he did when he found out he shouldn't have them. On Today's Show:U.S. Rep. Dan Goldman (D, NY-10), who formerly led counsel for the impeachment investigation of President Trump in 2019 and is a former assistant US attorney SDNY, discusses the former president's second indictment, this time on federal charges related to classified documents.
6/12/202321 minutes, 12 seconds
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SCOTUS Rules: Voting Rights Act 'Lives To Fight Another Day'

A surprise 5-4 Supreme Court decision means the Voting Rights Act will "live to fight another day," after ruling that Alabama's election map under-counted Black voters. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), breaks down the latest Supreme Court decision impacting voting rights
6/8/20239 minutes, 53 seconds
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We Ask The Army Secretary About China, Gender Pronouns, More

Today an official from the US Armed Forces discussed the state of the country's military readiness, and its role in the conflict in Ukraine, and tensions with China. On Today's Show:Christine Wormuth, secretary of the U.S. Army, talks about recruiting and readiness challenges within the army, her professional role in the Defense Department, and the military's role in conflicts around the globe.
6/7/202321 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Climate Implications Of The Debt Ceiling Deal

In order to reach an agreement to avoid a US government default, negotiations included some measures that could have an impact on the federal government's climate policy.  On Today's Show:Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, offers a look at what the debt ceiling agreement means for key climate measures and how climate-related policy is shaping up as an election issue.
6/6/202320 minutes, 3 seconds
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How the "God Gap" Could Decide the 2024 Election

The number of Americans who are part of any organized religion has been dropping for decades, and over the past ten years, dropped by about 11 points. On Today's Show: Ryan Burge, associate professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University, research director for Faith Counts, and the author of The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going (Fortress Press, 2021), digs into the patterns around the country and explains how the trend might affect presidential politics in 2024 and beyond.
6/5/202320 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Writers Strike At One Month: Actors May Be Next

It's been one month since the Writers' Guild Of America's strike began. On Today's Show:Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, vice president of film/television/streaming for Writers Guild of America East, talks about the strike, how it's affecting productions and more related news.
6/2/202321 minutes, 43 seconds
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Experiencing “Gender Euphoria” and Trans Masculinity and Femininity

Happy Pride Month! We kick off our conversations about LGBTQIA+ lives by exploring how to think about how masculinity and femininity can instill a feeling of "gender euphoria." On Today's Show:Tuck Woodstock, journalist, educator and host of the Gender Reveal podcast, and Imara Jones, journalist, and founder and creator of Translash Media, and callers that identify as transgender shed light on what it's like to live as a trans person, what gives them gender euphoria, and answer most commonly asked questions about being trans.
6/1/202322 minutes, 23 seconds
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Maria Hinojosa’s Take on Uvalde and Guns One Year Later

Last May, a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Uvalde, TX. A year later, we look at how the community has changed, and how the nation's thinking on gun control has evolved.  On Today's Show:Maria Hinojosa, founder of Futuro Media and president of Futuro Investigates, anchor and executive producer of Latino USA, and the author of the Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America (Simon and Schuster, 2020), examines the tragedy at Robb Elementary School and where we go from here.
5/31/202319 minutes, 50 seconds
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Post-Memorial Day Idea: Let’s Not Go To War With China

Where does the US stand on the international stage now, when it comes to current conflicts as in Ukraine, and potential conflicts, as with China's and Taiwan? On Today's Show:Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster, 2020), shares his analysis of why it's a good thing that tensions between the U.S. and China are apparently thawing somewhat, plus the latest news on Russia's war in Ukraine.
5/30/202320 minutes, 35 seconds
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So You Married An Insurrectionist: Talking With Stewart Rhodes' Ex-Wife

We talk about the systemic issues that lead to right wing radicalization, and about some of the personal factors that contributed to an influential insurrectionist's life trajectory. On Today's Show:Anna Sale, creator and host of the WNYC podcast Death, Sex & Money, and Micah Loewinger, correspondent for WNYC's On the Media, discuss their interview with the ex-wife of Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes, who was just sentenced to 18 years in prison in his seditious conspiracy case.
5/26/202322 minutes, 25 seconds
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How We All Might Be Affected If The Government Defaults

The US government's 'debt ceiling' negotiations continue, but the complexities of the national debt and the global economy obfuscate what the real impact might be if we surpass it. On Today's Show:Jeff Stein, White House economics reporter for The Washington Post, explains what will actually happen in the U.S. if the government hits the debt ceiling, and shares his analysis of how the negotiations to prevent that are going.
5/25/202322 minutes, 7 seconds
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No, Marjorie Taylor Green, Wind Power Is Not Killing Whales

A number of whales have recently beached themselves on NY and NJ's shorelines. On Today's Show:Andy Read, professor of marine biology and the director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, talks about why so many beached whales are turning up on the New York and New Jersey coastlines, and why claims from some groups that surveying for wind farms is causing the deaths are untrue.
5/23/202311 minutes, 29 seconds
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Putin vs. Kimmel and Colbert; Countdown to Default

With a deadline looming, Congress and President Biden appear to remain at a stalemate when it comes to extending the US's debt ceiling. On Today's Show:Catie Edmondson, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the "tricky politics" of the negotiations, where Republicans are holding out for steep spending cuts and changes to social safety net programs in exchange for raising the limit, which some Democrats won't accept.
5/22/202318 minutes, 28 seconds
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Culture War Escalates in Florida; People Consider Moving

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a slate of bills this week targeting what teachers can—or cannot—teach in school. On today's show: Sommer Brugal, K-12 education reporter for the Miami Herald, reports on the new legislation—and the investigation of a Florida teacher who showed her class a Disney film that features two gay characters.
5/19/202320 minutes, 36 seconds
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A 'More Perfect' Look At Justice Clarence Thomas And Race

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas knows that often, his legal philosophies put him at odds with wide swaths of Black political thought.  On Today's Show:Julia Longoria, host of WNYC's More Perfect, talks about the new season of More Perfect, which examines history to help us understand how the Supreme Court of today came to be, including this week's episode on Clarence Thomas.
5/18/202316 minutes, 12 seconds
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How NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly Does The News, And Family Life

In a new memoir, the longtime host of NPR's daily news show talks about journalism, public radio and work-life balance. On Today's Show:Mary Louise Kelly, a host of NPR's All Things Considered discusses her new book It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs (Henry Holt and Co., 2023), about the trade-offs between work and family.
5/17/202314 minutes, 34 seconds
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Roy Wood Jr. On His Daily Show and White House Correspondents Dinner Comedy

One of entertainment's celebrated political satirists talks about what it means to poke fun at today's serious news. On Today's Show:Comedian and "Daily Show" correspondent Roy Wood Jr. talks about hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner, his family connection to journalism and working on "The Daily Show."
5/16/202311 minutes, 8 seconds
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New York City vs. Some Of Its Suburbs On Resettling Asylum Seekers

As border states continue to send asylum-seekers to urban metro-areas, NYC and its suburbs are at odds about how to address the needs of these newcomers. On Today's Show:Murad Awawdeh, executive director at the New York Immigration Coalition, discusses how the city is responding to migrants making their way here, the dispute with the northern suburbs over housing them and what NYIC believes can be done by both federal and local governments to handle the new arrivals.
5/15/202321 minutes, 41 seconds
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NY Subway Choker Of Homeless Person Charged. Here Are The Legal Issues In Play

The Manhattan D.A. is charging Daniel Penny with manslaughter in the second degree for the chokehold killing of Jordan Neely on the subway earlier this month. On Today's Show:Catherine Christian, former assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office, explains the legal reasoning behind the charge and why it took as long as it did.
5/12/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Might California Pay For Reparations, And Who Would Benefit?

A task force in California that had been exploring possibilities for racial justice reparations recently released its recommendations. On Today's Show:Emmanuel Felton, race and ethnicity reporter on the America desk at The Washington Post, breaks down the latest on a new bill that aims to provide reparations for Black residents of California.
5/11/202322 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why The Jury Found Trump Liable For Sexual Abuse and Defamation

A legal analyst unpacks the outcome of E. Jean Carroll's case against former President Trump. On Today's Show:Jane Manning, director, Women's Equal Justice Project and former sex crimes prosecutor, talks about the verdict, and why the jury found the former president liable for sexual abuse and defamation but not rape.
5/10/202321 minutes, 39 seconds
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The One Pandemic Rule Republicans Want To Keep (Hint: It’s About Immigrants)

As COVID-era border restrictions are set to expire, a look at what it means for asylum seekers, immigration rhetoric in the US, and the politics on both sides of the border. On Today's Show:Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News immigration reporter, talks about the surge of migrants border officials are expecting, and other ways the end of Title 42 might affect immigration patterns and our civic discourse.
5/9/202322 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Legal Case For And Against Subway Choker Daniel Penny

A local journalist weighs in on what the law says about the subway killing of Jordan Neely by a fellow rider. On Today's Show:Errol Louis, political anchor of Spectrum NY1 News, host of Inside City Hall, New York Magazine columnist and host of the podcast You Decide, offers analysis of the legal aspects of Jordan Neely's killing.
5/8/202321 minutes, 48 seconds
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Making the House Of Representatives More Representative

As originally designed, the number of seats in the House of Representatives is supposed to grow along with the US population. Why hasn't it, and what are the consequences for democracy? On Today's Show:Danielle Allen, Washington Post contributing columnist, a political theorist at Harvard University, where she is James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics and the author of Justice by Means of Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2023), proposes expanding the number of members of the House of Representatives, currently capped at 435.
5/5/202315 minutes, 58 seconds
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Elie Mystal on The New York Subway “Vigilante” Killing, Proud Boys, E. Jean Carroll vs. Trump

A legal expert's take on the social climate that led to one subway rider fatally strangling another in the midst of a mental health episode, and other legal headlines. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation, and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), discusses the death of Jordan Neely, and discusses the responses from the legal system and the public. Plus, his analysis of E. Jean Carroll's rape suit against Donald Trump, and the news (which broke during the live show) that four of the five Proud Boys defendants charged with 'seditious conspiracy' have been convicted. 
5/4/202323 minutes, 44 seconds
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Five Proud Boys Now Face A Jury's Verdict. Who They Are And What's At Stake

An update on the trial of several Proud Boy leaders who have been charged with 'seditious conspiracy' over their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection. On Today's Show:Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties for her site, Empty Wheel, talks about the latest from the trial, and why this attempt at accountability is different from the previous ones that focused on participants.
5/3/202321 minutes, 48 seconds
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Un-Deported: One Man’s Story Of Coming Home And Who Gets Kicked Out

After Lorenzo Charles was deported in 2003, he fought to overturn his deportation, and won, allowing him to return to his life in Brooklyn. On Today's Show:Matt Katz, WNYC Public Safety correspondent, and Lindsay Nash, associate professor of law and co-director of the Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo Law School, discuss Charles's case, what it means for other deportees, and for the US's immigration policy.
5/2/202323 minutes, 42 seconds
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Some Headlines (And Punchlines) From This Year's White House Correspondents Dinner

After the gathering of the White House Press Corps for its annual, jovial dinner party, we look at some of the weekend's political news, and some of the event's funnier moments. On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021) and a forthcoming biography of Barbara Walters, rounds up the latest news from Washington, including the House debt ceiling bill, plus news from Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner.
5/1/202322 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Republican Presidential Hopefuls Not Named Trump or DeSantis

While former President Trump and Florida governor Ron DeSantis seem to be the early front-runners for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, several others have announced their candidacies, or are "exploring" the option.   On Today's Show: Amanda Carpenter, columnist at The Bulwark and the author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us (Broadside Books, 2018), reviews the ideas animating the campaigns of Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Asa Hutchinson, and Vivek Ramaswamy.
4/28/202322 minutes, 1 second
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Biden Addresses The Age Issue

Earlier this week President Biden announced he's officially running in 2024. Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent at New York Magazine and author of The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama (Henry Holt and Co., 2022), talks about how Biden may campaign, specifically taking into consideration the issue of his age. 
4/27/202323 minutes, 47 seconds
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E. Jean Carroll vs. Donald J. Trump: Day One

A case in court this week that alleges that former President Trump sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll, who was only able to file because of the Adult Survivors Act.  On Today's Show:Jane Manning, director of the Women's Equal Justice Project and former sex crimes prosecutor, offers legal analysis of the case, and the New York's Adult Survivors Act -- which opened up a one-year "lookback" window for adult survivors of sexual assault to file civil lawsuits.
4/26/202324 minutes, 42 seconds
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Joan Walsh's Experiences With Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon and Sexism On Cable News

A look at the Monday morning departures of two influential cable news personalities, and about Biden's official 2024 re-election campaign announcement. On Today's Show:Joan Walsh, The Nation's national affairs correspondent, talks about the latest national political news, including President Biden's announcement he'll run again, former President Trump's civil rape trial that's starting in New York and the churn in cable media as both Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon are out at Fox and CNN, respectively.
4/25/202321 minutes, 39 seconds
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Change Is Coming To Schools With Native 'Mascots' and Team Names

Many school districts across the country choose to represent themselves using mascots that dehumanize native cultures and derive pride from harmful stereotypes about them. On Today's Show:John Kane, Mohawk activist, member of the New York State Indigenous Mascot Advisory Council, and host of the shows Let's Talk Native and Resistance Radio with John Kane, discusses the New York State Board of Regents decision to ban school team names and mascots that reference indigenous people. Update: Officials from the New York State Education Department reached out after hearing the segment and shared the information below:  "Additional guidance from the Department is forthcoming but that guidance will mirror the language in the regulation. Each district will need to review the history and current potential of its team name, mascot, or imagery on a case-by-case basis. The Department can provide assistance to any school or district that have questions. The Department’s position is that any team names, logos, or mascots that contain vestiges of prohibited team names, logos, or mascots will not be considered acceptable."
4/24/202322 minutes, 34 seconds
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The “Right-Wing Rabbit Hole” And The Shooting Of Ralph Yarl

  After two separate shootings of young people, a Black man in Missouri and a white woman in New York, we explore 'stand your ground' laws, media fearmongering and race. On Today's Show:Imani Perry, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and the author of books including South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation (Ecco, 2022) and Breathe: A Letter to My Sons (Beacon, 2019), reflects on the shootings of Ralph Yarl and Kaylin Gillis. Yarl, a Black teenager, was shot in the head and arm after ringing the doorbell of a white homeowner in Kansas City, Missouri. Gillis, a white 20-year-old, was killed after turning into the wrong driveway in Hebron, New York.
4/21/202324 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sen. Gillibrand Has Thoughts About Our Food System And How To Restore Abortion Rights

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discusses the latest from Congress on the fiscal cliff, the farm bill, mifepristone and more.