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You’ve been overwhelmed with headlines all week – what's worth a closer look? One Thing takes you into the story and helps you make sense of the news everyone's been talking about. Each Sunday, host David Rind interviews one of CNN’s world-class reporters to tell us what they've found – and why it matters. From the team behind CNN 5 Things.
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Your Guide to Trump’s Historic First Criminal Trial

More than a year after being charged, the hush money criminal trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin this week in New York City. It comes amid numerous delays in his other criminal cases, with time ticking down until the presidential election in November. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges. In this episode, we examine the challenges of seating a jury in an unprecedented case like this and look at both sides’ legal arguments.  Guest: Paula Reid, CNN Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/14/202415 minutes, 58 seconds
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America’s Moment in the (Eclipsed) Sun

Millions of eyes will be on the sky Monday when the last total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States until 2044 arrives. Tourists from all over the country are flocking to the path of totality in hopes of getting the clearest view, but it remains to be seen if the weather will cooperate. In this episode, we answer some common questions about the event and examine whether space phenomena can unite Americans like it did decades ago.  Guest: Kristin Fisher, CNN Space & Defense Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/7/202414 minutes, 46 seconds
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What Tennessee Can Tell Us About Our Extreme Politics

After the Tennessee legislature expelled state representatives Justin Jones and Justin Pearson for protesting inaction on gun violence last year, more people became aware of how the state’s Republican supermajority operates. However, there are Republicans and Democrats who say the current way of doing business is making it hard to get any kind of legislation passed. In this episode, we hear from grassroots lawmakers about how the gridlock is impacting their constituents and what it can tell us about our national politics ahead of the election in November.  Guest: Van Jones, CNN Political Commentator Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/202416 minutes, 56 seconds
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Will SCOTUS Shelve Medication Abortion?

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments this week in a case that could restrict access to a widely used abortion pill - even in states where the procedure is still allowed. It is another major moment in the battle over reproductive rights following the overturning of Roe v. Wade and a controversial ruling in Alabama which cast doubt on the future of IVF treatment. In this episode, we hear what the justices will be considering and look at how the current state of abortion access is impacting women in Republican states.  Guests: Meg Tirrell, CNN Medical Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/24/202417 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Haiti’s Gangs Pushed Out the Prime Minister

Earlier this week, Haitian prime minister Ariel Henry announced he would resign amid spreading gang violence and instability. The United Nations estimates that gangs control nearly 80% of Haiti’s capital, brutalizing civilians and attacking police. Meanwhile, a Kenyan-led force is set to take over security on the island once a presidential council is in place, but there are major questions about how effective it will be. In this episode, a CNN team describes what they heard from residents about the terrors they’ve faced and what they want for the future.  Guests: David Culver, CNN Senior National Correspondent & Caitlin Hu, CNN Senior Editor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/17/202418 minutes, 5 seconds
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Hollywood Promised Increased Inclusion. Jews Say They Were Left Out.

Despite efforts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to increase diversity, many groups still feel more could be done. In January, hundreds of Hollywood figures urged the Academy to include Jews in its representation and inclusion standards, saying the omission “erases Jewish peoplehood and perpetuates myths of Jewish whiteness.” In this episode, we examine the history of antisemitism in Hollywood and whether diversity initiatives are making a meaningful impact beyond the Oscars.  Guest: Elizabeth Wagmeister, CNN Entertainment Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/10/202416 minutes, 53 seconds
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Inside a Fentanyl State of Emergency

As opioid overdose deaths continue at a near-record pace, many cities are seeing the problem play out on public streets. In Oregon, state leaders recently teamed up to declare a 90-day state of emergency in downtown Portland which will direct resources to help combat the fentanyl crisis. In this episode, we examine why fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have become such a danger to drug users, and whether Portland’s approach can be a model for other cities across the country.  Guest: Josh Campbell, CNN Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/3/202418 minutes, 27 seconds
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Two Years Later, Ukraine is Running Out of Ammo. Is Hope Next?

In the two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, thousands of soldiers on both sides have been killed and multiple cities have been destroyed. Recently, Ukraine has been forced to retreat from the city of Avdiivka amid dwindling ammunition supplies. Meanwhile, Western unity has started to show cracks and billions of dollars in US aid have been held up amid hesitation from congressional Republicans. In this episode, we hear from soldiers on the frontlines about what it’s like to fight with a lack of ammo and how two years of war have changed the country.  Guest: Ivana Kottasová, CNN International Senior Producer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/202417 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why These Older Voters Don’t Mind Having the Age Conversation

In the aftermath of special counsel Robert Hur’s report stating that President Joe Biden would present to a jury as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” age and mental competency are once again being talked about on the campaign trail. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has continually attacked Biden and former President Donald Trump over their age, while also proposing politicians over age 75 take a mental competency test. In this episode, we examine how older voters in South Carolina feel about age as a campaign issue ahead of the state’s Republican primary.  Guest: Kylie Atwood, CNN Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/18/202417 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is the Economy Really Booming? Gen Z Isn’t So Sure.

Despite blockbuster jobs numbers, robust consumer spending, and easing inflation, many Americans do not feel good about the US economy. The negative feelings are especially strong amongst young people struggling to pay their bills. Meanwhile, many are finding it hard – if not impossible – to imagine they will ever own a home. In this episode, we examine how Gen Z is turning to TikTok for financial advice and whether these negative feelings could impact President Joe Biden’s reelection chances.  Guest: Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business and Politics Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/11/202414 minutes, 21 seconds
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Will the Supreme Court Disqualify Donald Trump?

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court shocked the political world when it removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot under the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist clause.” The US Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the case this week following a fast-tracked appeals process. In this episode, we examine the untested legal theory, Trump’s defense, and how the justices’ decision could reverberate well beyond this year’s election.  Guest: Joan Biskupic, CNN Senior Supreme Court Analyst Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/4/202414 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Train Derailed. The Aftermath Divided the Town.

On February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, igniting a massive inferno which spewed poisonous chemicals in the air. In the days and weeks after, some residents who had evacuated wondered whether it would ever be safe enough to return to their homes. Nearly a year later, that sentiment remains along with anger pointed at the federal government and Norfolk Southern over what some see as an inadequate response. In this episode, we hear from affected residents and business owners about their uncertain futures.  Guest: Jason Carroll, CNN Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/28/202417 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why Trump Isn’t Taking New Hampshire for Granite

After former President Donald Trump’s resounding win in Iowa, the Republican primary shifts to New Hampshire. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley are banking on undeclared voters to swing their way as Trump sharpens his attacks against the only two candidates left in the race. In this episode, we hear how those independents could change the dynamic of the race and why President Joe Biden’s campaign is quietly concerned about the Democratic primary in the state.  Guest: Kasie Hunt, CNN Chief National Affairs Analyst  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/21/202416 minutes, 32 seconds
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Meet the Iowans Who Could Swing Caucus Night

Iowa Republicans will gather this week to pick a nominee for president in the first party event of the 2024 primary. While former president Donald Trump holds a large lead in the polls, undecided voters have been weighing whether his multiple criminal indictments and efforts to overturn the last election mean it’s time to move on. In this episode, we hear from a group of Iowans about how they feel about the rest of the field and examine what to watch for on caucus night.  Guest: John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/202417 minutes, 5 seconds
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In 2024, the US Southern Border is Everywhere

Border crossings along the US-Mexico border reached a record high last month, overwhelming resources in border communities and adding urgency to immigration reform negotiations on Capitol Hill. While migrant encounters have dropped in recent days, the issue will remain a lively political issue as presidential primaries get underway and House Republicans begin impeachment proceedings against Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. In this episode, we examine the reality on the ground and hear how the impacts of policies in Texas are being felt in communities across the country.   Guest: Ed Lavandera, CNN Senior National Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/202416 minutes, 21 seconds
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From The Assignment: Trump’s Second Term Plans

As we enter 2024, all eyes will be on the Iowa caucuses later this month to see if Republican voters have any appetite for moving on from former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, the Republican frontrunner continues to make statements on the campaign trail that experts say sound increasingly authoritarian. What should we make of the stark rhetoric? In this episode, we hear a conversation between CNN’s Audie Cornish and Kristen Holmes about what exactly Trump has planned for a possible second term.  Listen to “The Assignment with Audie Cornish” here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/202330 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Things We Missed in 2023

We do our best on this show to stay on top of the news – but even we couldn’t cover everything in 2023. In this episode, we hear from a group of CNN correspondents and reporters about what we missed - and what we should be looking out for in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/202325 minutes, 52 seconds
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Can Ukraine Beat Russia on a Budget?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky came to Washington DC earlier this week to plead with Congress to come together on $61 billion in new aid for the country in its war against Russia. His visit comes amid a failed Ukrainian counteroffensive and improved Russian performance on the battlefield. In this episode, we hear how Ukrainian forces are adapting to waning Western support and why this is a moment Russian President Vladimir Putin may be able to seize on in Moscow.  Guest: Nick Paton Walsh, CNN Chief International Security Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Rap Lyrics & RICO: Young Thug on Trial

A high-profile criminal trial is underway in Atlanta that could have major implications for the music industry. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has alleged Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug is the cofounder of a criminal street gang responsible for violent acts and is pointing to his song lyrics as proof of the gang’s existence. In this episode, we examine the case and the controversy around the RICO statue used to charge it – the same law used to indict former President Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants in connection with their alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Guest: Ryan Young, CNN Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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Anderson Cooper on Loss, Grief, and Covering War in Israel

In the last few years, Anderson Cooper has been going through boxes of things that belonged to belonged to his dad, who died when he was 10, his brother, who died when he was 21, and his mom, who died in 2019. He documented that journey in the first season of his podcast, “All There Is.” Now the podcast is back for a new season. In this episode, we hear from Anderson about what drove him to keep exploring grief and loss and how he brought what he learned with him to cover the Israel-Hamas war.  Guest: Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor  Listen to “All There Is” here.  If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 to connect with a trained counselor, or visit the 988 Lifeline website.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202316 minutes, 46 seconds
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Cloud Computing: How AI Could Help Fight Climate Change

As the COP28 climate conference kicks off this week, world leaders will gather to discuss potential solutions to the crisis. Experts are increasingly looking at how artificial intelligence can help address certain aspects, despite a lack of regulation around the emerging technology. In this episode, we examine how AI could be used and look at whether the infrastructure needed to run the programs may actually end up harming the environment.  Guests: Rachel Ramirez, CNN Climate Reporter  Clare Duffy, CNN Technology Reporter  Read more at CNN’s Road to COP28 here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/202316 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Border Crisis in Their Backyards

After Title 42 expired in May, some expected an influx of migrants to descend on communities along the US-Mexico border. While overall encounters dropped in October, some people say they are experiencing a growing number of migrants arriving on their properties. In this episode, we hear from some in the San Diego area about what they’re experiencing and explore why most migrants actually want to be encountered by border authorities. Guest: David Culver, CNN Senior National Correspondent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/202317 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Should We Dress for ‘Fire Weather’?

Earlier this year, record-setting wildfires in eastern Canada sent plumes of unhealthy air over US cities normally unaccustomed to wildfire smoke. Experts say climate change is making fires like these more likely and more intense. In today’s episode, we hear how a previous blaze in Canada changed how firefighters do battle with the flames and what it can tell us about how the building industry needs to adapt.  Guest: John Vaillant, author of “Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World”  Read more at CNN’s Road to COP28 here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/202318 minutes, 28 seconds
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Inside Biden’s Israel Balancing Act

As Israel moves troops into Gaza and continues to launch airstrikes as retaliation for the deadly Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack, thousands of civilians remain in the crosshairs. What does that mean for US support of Israel? In today’s episode, we explore how President Joe Biden is weighing humanitarian concerns with fears of a wider war in the region.  Guest: Phil Mattingly, CNN Anchor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/202314 minutes, 33 seconds
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From Flips to Fines: Inside Donald Trump’s Very Bad Legal Week

Four former allies of former President Donald Trump have pleaded guilty in the Georgia election subversion case in recent days, with all agreeing to testify on behalf of the prosecution at future trials. Meanwhile, a New York judge overseeing Trump’s civil fraud trial fined the former president $10,000 on Wednesday for violating a gag order. In today’s episode, we look at how the growing legal pressure could impact the former president as he balances the courtroom with the campaign trail.  Guest: Paula Reid, CNN Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent
10/29/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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Florida’s Book Ban Playbook: Read the Racy Parts

A new state law in Florida is making it easier for conservative groups to get certain books removed from school libraries. It has turned school board meetings into spectacles, with parents and outside voices reading out explicit passages from books without context to argue that they should not be available to minors. In today’s episode, we explore the tactics and hear from students about how they feel about the effort by adults to control which books they have access to.  Guest: Elle Reeve, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/22/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Witnessing a Week of War in Israel

The Hamas assault on Israel has shocked the world and sparked fierce retaliation from Israel. Thousands of people have been killed in both Israel and Gaza, while Hamas claims to be holding over 100 people hostage. In today’s episode, we hear from our teams on the ground in Israel and people living through the conflict.  Guests: Nic Robertson, CNN International Diplomatic Editor  Becky Anderson, CNN International Anchor  Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent  Listen to Tug of War here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/15/202316 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Unfinished Lives of American Gun Violence

In 2020, firearms surpassed motor vehicle accidents to become the No. 1 killer of children and teens in America. More than 1,300 children and teens have been killed by a gun so far this year, prompting calls for stricter regulations. However, behind those statistics and policy debates are devastating stories of loss and families left behind to pick up the pieces. In today’s episode, we hear one of those stories and look at how the parents of Anthony Alexander, Jr. are hoping their son’s legacy will bring about positive change in their community. Guest: Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN Digital Writer  Read more from CNN Digital here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/8/202316 minutes, 8 seconds
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Your Burning Hunter Biden Questions, Answered

Hunter Biden is due in court this week on federal gun charges after becoming the first child of a sitting president to be charged by the Justice Department. Separately, House Republicans held their first public hearing last week in the impeachment inquiry into his father - President Joe Biden – despite failing to show any evidence that the president himself received foreign money. There can be a lot to keep track of, so: what are the facts, and what is just political posturing? In today’s episode, we examine the long legal saga of Hunter Biden and how it could impact the 2024 presidential race.  Guest: Kara Scannell, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/1/202317 minutes, 9 seconds
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Inside Russia’s Post-Prighozin Plans in Africa

After the apparent death of Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin last month, there were questions about the future of the mercenary group and what Russian president Vladimir Putin would do to take back control. In today’s episode, CNN travels to the Central African Republic to see what that future looks like on the ground. We examine why Wagner remains popular there despite Prigozhin's death and look at why Russia continues to expand its reach into Africa. Plus, we get an update on the war in Ukraine as President Volodymyr Zelensky pleads with Western countries for more aid. Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/24/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Our New Covid Calculation

Last week, the FDA and CDC signed off on updated Covid-19 vaccines that target currently circulating variants. It comes amid a recent uptick in hospitalizations and deaths in the United States ahead of winter that could see threats from three respiratory viruses – coronavirus, flu and respiratory syncytial virus. In today’s episode, we answer some frequently asked questions about the updated Covid-19 vaccines and look at how we should approach the virus nearly more than three years after its emergence. Guest: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent  Listen to Chasing Life here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/17/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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Is the Driverless Car Revolution Stuck in Reverse?

After a series of incidents in San Francisco, California authorities have asked General Motors to take some of its Cruise robotaxis off the road. It comes not long after California regulators gave the greenlight for Cruise and its competitor Waymo to charge for robotaxi rides in the city at any time of day. So what does that mean for the future of driverless cars? In today’s episode, we examine what it’s like to ride in one and why the technology has become a flashpoint in multiple cities.  Guest: Veronica Miracle, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/10/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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Flag on the Sport: Football’s Safety Reckoning

As a new NFL season kicks off this week, old questions about the game’s safety are being asked following Damar Hamlin’s on-field cardiac arrest and Tua Tagovailoa’s multiple concussions last year. And it’s not just the pros: youth leagues around the countries have adjusted practice routines and safety protocols to guard against injuries that can carry long-term impacts. In today’s episode, we examine football’s deadly history and how it’s informing today’s game. Plus, CNN gets a look at new technology that could one day predict injuries before they happen.  Guest: Coy Wire, CNN Sports Anchor & CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/3/202316 minutes, 2 seconds
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Scenes from a (Trump-less) GOP Debate

Eight Republican presidential candidates took the stage in Milwaukee last week for the first primary debate of the 2024 campaign. Notably missing, however, was frontrunner Donald Trump, who surrendered to Fulton County authorities a day later in the Georgia 2020 election subversion case. In today’s episode, we head to Milwaukee to recap the moments that mattered and to get a sense of how the debate could shape the race going forward.  Guests: Dana Bash, CNN Anchor & Chief Political Correspondent  Jeff Zeleny, CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent  Kit Maher, CNN Campaign Embed To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/27/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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What is Maui After the Fires?

It’s been over a week since blazing wildfires ripped through the island of Maui, killing over 100 people and causing billions of dollars of damage. While the outpouring of support has been significant, some locals have voiced anger over the official response, lingering tourist presence, and real estate speculators trying to buy up land. In today’s episode, we hear stories of survival and look at how disasters like this one are forcing communities to ask tough questions about how prepared they are for stronger and faster wildfires.  Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent  For more on how you can help the Hawaii wildfire victims, go here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/20/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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Hollywood’s Strike Season is Ripe for Adaptation

Thousands of Hollywood actors and writers have been on strike for weeks demanding raises, regulation of artificial intelligence, and residuals from content created for streaming services. Meanwhile, thousands of hotel workers and public sector employees in Los Angeles have also staged work stoppages as they push for better wages. However, this uptick in labor unrest goes well beyond California. In today’s episode, we look at what’s driving a surge in union membership across the country and look at how presidential politics could play a role in a potential autoworkers strike. Guest: Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business and Politics CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/13/202315 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why the Third Trump Indictment is the Most Serious Yet

Donald Trump was indicted Tuesday on criminal charges by a federal grand jury in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election, the latest in a series of unprecedented criminal indictments against the former President. In today’s episode, we examine the historic charges and how it appears prosecutors plan to make their case. Plus, a look at how the Republican frontrunner is expected to navigate a packed courtroom calendar while on the campaign trail.  Guest: Elie Honig, CNN Senior Legal AnalystTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/6/202315 minutes, 54 seconds
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Weight Loss Drugs: Trend or Treatment?

A new group of drugs for type 2 diabetes and obesity have shown to be more effective for weight loss than any previous medications. Some medications like Ozempic and Wegovy have surged in popularity thanks in part to celebrity use. But who should be taking them? And are they safe? In today’s episode, we break down the future of the weight loss industry and examine why some of these medications could also help curb addictive behaviors.  Guest: Meg Tirrell, CNN Medical Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/30/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Welcome to Hot World Summer

Throughout the month of July, scorching temperatures have broken records on several continents — the latest in a trend caused by the climate crisis. Meanwhile, in the US, extreme rainfall has led to devastating floods and toxic wildfire smoke has drifted down from Canada, prompting unhealthy air alerts in multiple cities. In today’s episode, we break down why this moment is uniquely dangerous and look at how the climate crisis is already forcing people’s hands about where to live.  Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/23/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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Searching for an Equalizer at the Women’s World Cup

The 2023 Women’s World Cup gets underway this week in Australia and New Zealand, featuring the largest field in tournament history. It comes a year after US Soccer and the United States Women’s National Team struck a deal over equal pay. However, advocates say many disparities remain between the men's and women’s games on the global stage. In today’s episode, we examine what strides towards equality are being made and get a preview of this year’s top teams and players.  Guest: Amanda Davies, CNN Sports AnchorTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/16/202315 minutes, 22 seconds
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2024 GOP Primary Primer with Jake Tapper

At least 12 candidates have announced a run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, setting up a crowded field ahead of the first primary debate next month. Former President Donald Trump still holds a strong lead in polling despite multiple criminal indictments, so will any candidate be able to unseat him? We look at exactly who is running and examine the different visions of the Republican party they are pitching to voters.  Guest: Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/9/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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Russia After the Rebellion

More than a week after the aborted Wagner rebellion, it’s unclear what comes next for Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The eventual fate of Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is also murky after striking a deal with Belarus to end the insurrection. In today’s episode, we head to Moscow to get a view from the ground and examine what the greatest challenge to Putin’s leadership in decades says about his military’s performance in Ukraine.  Guest: Matthew Chance, CNN Senior International CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/2/202315 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Black Minister, His Trans Daughter and a Family's Journey to Acceptance

A record number of anti-LGBTQ bills have been proposed across the country this year, including a new push to ban access to gender-affirming health care for transgender youth. Beyond the debates and protests, some families are grappling over how to relate to the trans people in their lives. In today’s episode, we hear about a Black minister’s ongoing journey to accept his transgender daughter.  Guest: Adrienne Broaddus, CNN Correspondent  If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 in the US.   The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide have contact information for crisis centers around the world. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/25/202315 minutes, 55 seconds
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Who Gets to Set the AI Agenda?

Last month, some of the top voices in artificial intelligence put out a warning about the technology, saying “mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority.” How seriously should we take a warning like that? In today’s episode, we examine what’s behind calls for stricter regulation and explore some of the ways AI is already being used in politics and health care. Guest: Donie O’Sullivan, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/18/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Federal Indictment of Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on 37 counts in the special counsel's classified documents probe, the first time in American history a former president has faced federal charges. It sets up an unprecedented legal clash between President Joe Biden’s Justice Department and his potential 2024 general election opponent. In today’s episode, we break down what we know about the charges against Trump and his aide Walt Nauta. Guest: Paula Reid, CNN Senior Legal Affairs CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/11/202317 minutes, 4 seconds
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Should Congress Ditch the Debt Ceiling?

After weeks of intense negotiations, the Senate passed a bill late Thursday evening that will avert a first-ever US default just days ahead of the deadline. In today’s episode, we examine why neither party is particularly thrilled about the deal and why a similar standoff in 2011 could foreshadow struggles for Republicans as they try to implement spending cuts.  Guest: Tami Luhby, CNN Senior WriterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/4/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Maritime “Me Too” Moment

In 2021, a blog post forced the US Coast Guard to confront a problem that had gone unchecked for years. A 19-year-old woman said she was raped while training to work on commercial ships. Then more sexual assault survivors in the industry came forward. In today’s episode, we hear why these women went public and what’s being done about it.   Guest: Blake Ellis & Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates Senior WritersTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/28/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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Uvalde Families Get a Glimpse of the Truth

This week marks one year since 19 students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. In that time, victims’ families say they have not received sufficient answers from authorities as to why they waited 77 minutes before breaching the classroom. In today’s episode, we hear why CNN agreed to show some parents unreleased body camera footage and examine how surviving students are coping. Guest: Shimon Prokupecz, CNN Senior Crime & Justice CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/21/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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Does Clearing Homeless Camps Just Extend the Crisis?

Many Western cities are grappling with large encampments on the streets as homeless populations grow. In Phoenix, a judge recently ordered one such encampment to be cleared after local residents sued the city for violating public nuisance laws. In today’s episode, we hear from people living in that camp about what comes next and why advocates fear similar legal strategies could soon be used in other cities. Guest: Gabe Cohen, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/14/202316 minutes, 4 seconds
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Inside the Beginning of a Border Surge

The Biden administration is preparing for an influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border when the Covid-era border restriction known as Title 42 expires later this week. Officials in El Paso, Texas say they are already running out of space to house asylum seekers. In today’s episode, we hear from migrants on both sides of the border and look at how the policy shift could be felt in other cities across the country.  Guest: Rosa Flores, CNN Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/7/202317 minutes, 56 seconds
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Voters Don’t Want a Trump-Biden Rematch. They May Get One Anyway.

Last week, President Joe Biden made it official and announced his 2024 re-election bid. Meanwhile, more Republicans are jumping in the race to challenge apparent frontrunner former President Donald Trump. In today’s episode, we examine how Biden is framing his campaign and hear from voters on how they feel about a possible rematch between Trump and Biden. Guest: Jeff Zeleny, CNN Chief National Affairs CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/30/202315 minutes, 4 seconds
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Shot Over a Simple Mistake

On April 13, 16-year-old Ralph Yarl was shot when he went to the wrong address to pick up his siblings. Days later, 20-year-old Kaylin Gillis was shot and killed in upstate New York after her and a group of friends turned into the wrong driveway. We explore what these types of incidents say about gun culture in America, and how police across the country are preparing for the worst as gun reform remains stalled in Washington. Guest: Josh Campbell, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/23/202315 minutes, 20 seconds
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66 Miles Through the Darién Gap

The Biden administration is expecting an influx of asylum-seekers to arrive at the US-Mexico border next month once Title 42 is lifted. But even before they arrive in Mexico, some migrants must journey through the Darién Gap, a perilous stretch of jungle connecting Central and South America. In today’s episode, we hear from a CNN reporter who made that trek alongside a group of everyday people who were willing to risk treacherous terrain, extortion and violence to get one step closer to America.  Guest: Nick Paton Walsh, CNN Chief International Security CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/16/202316 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Former Prosecutor on the Novel Case Against Donald Trump

Last week, we got our first look at the case Manhattan prosecutors have brought against former President Donald Trump. However, some legal experts say the novel way Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg laid out the allegations is largely untested – and could be risky. In today’s episode, a former federal and state prosecutor breaks down the legal strategy on both sides and explains what happens next.  Guest: Elie Honig, CNN Senior Legal AnalystTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/9/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Your Trump Indictment Questions, Answered

Donald Trump is expected to be arraigned in New York City this week after a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict the former president, the first time in American history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges. We break down what we know about the investigation, what the arraignment could look like and why this case could be the least of Trump’s legal concerns as the 2024 presidential election draws closer.   Guest: Paula Reid, CNN Senior Legal Affairs CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/2/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mexico, Beyond the Border with Eva Longoria

In her new CNN series “Searching for Mexico,” actress and activist Eva Longoria goes on a journey across the country to trace her Mexican roots and explore the nation’s identity through its food. In today’s episode, we look back on her favorite moments and examine how the influence of colonization has shaped Mexican cuisine over time. Guest: Eva LongoriaTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/26/202313 minutes, 29 seconds
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Breakdown of a Bank Collapse (and What It Means for You)

The Federal Reserve is scheduled to meet this week for the first time since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. The key question: will the largest failure of a US bank since 2008 change its approach to fighting inflation? In today’s episode we look at how we got here, the emergency response, and if the average customer can have faith in their money going forward.  Guest: Christine Romans, CNN Chief Business CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/19/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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Planes, Trains & Big Mistakes

The FAA is scheduled to hold an industry-wide safety summit this week after a series of aviation safety incidents around the country, including a number of close calls on the runways of our nation’s busiest airports. In today’s episode, we take a closer look at these runway incursions and hear why some pilots say the system is as stressed as it's ever been.  Guest: Pete Muntean, CNN Transportation CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/12/202314 minutes, 19 seconds
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Will the Supreme Court Flunk Biden’s Student Debt Plan?

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two challenges to President Joe Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan. While we wait for a ruling, millions of eligible borrowers remain in limbo, wondering just how much they will owe when payments resume. We break down how the justices responded and look at why another Biden administration repayment plan could provide even more relief in the long run.  Guest: Katie Lobosco, CNN Politics Writer  Take our short listener survey here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/5/202315 minutes, 24 seconds
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The People Fueling Ukraine’s ‘Will to Win’

It’s been one year since Russia invaded Ukraine, setting off the bloodiest land war in Europe since World War II. Since then, the bravery and ingenuity of the Ukrainian people has been on full display while its military has defied the odds and inflicted staggering losses on the Russian army. In today’s episode, we hear some of their stories and look at what comes next as the conflict drags on.  Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent  Take our short listener survey here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/26/202316 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Screens & Teens (Including His Own!)

Screens and social media touch nearly every part of our lives. They have also disrupted the ways we interact with each other, work, learn, and even grow up. Like many parents, this topic is personal for Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has been reporting on this topic in the new season of his podcast, “Chasing Life.” In this episode, he shares personal conversations with his daughters and breaks down what experts say we could all do to have better relationships with our phones.  Listen to “Chasing Life” here.  Guest: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/19/202315 minutes, 20 seconds
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Inside the Race for Earthquake Relief in Turkey and Syria

When a series of massive earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, relief organizations from around the globe sprung into action. Our CNN team got exclusive access to one of these groups, flying in to one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Turkey. We hear what survivors are facing now and how politics are complicating the relief efforts on both sides of the border. Guest: Becky Anderson, CNN International AnchorTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/12/202316 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Tyre Nichols Could Change About Policing

Calls for police reform have grown louder in the wake of the brutal beating that led to the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis - especially after we learned that the first police report in the case did not match the video footage released by authorities. We examine why some are calling the quick decision to charge the officers involved a “blueprint” and look at the role specialized crime fighting units can sometimes play in these deadly encounters.  Guest: Shimon Prokupecz, CNN Senior Crime and Justice CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/5/202315 minutes, 42 seconds
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Are Florida Students Getting the Full Story?

Earlier this month, the state of Florida announced it would block reject a proposed Advanced Placement course on African American Studies. The move follows laws passed in Florida and other Republican-led states aimed at restricting certain race-based coursework in the classroom, including so-called critical race theory. We examine how students, parents and teachers are reacting to this new era of partisan education.  Guest: Leyla Santiago, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/29/202316 minutes, 40 seconds
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On the Front Lines of the Western Water Wars

Despite recent rainstorms in California, the decades-long megadrought in the West shows no signs of easing. As a result, some states have been forced to pull back on the water they use from the Colorado River. In this episode, we hear the story of one Arizona community forced to take legal action against the city of Scottsdale after being cut off from its water supply – and why it could serve as a warning to the rest of the country as the climate crisis continues. Guest: Lucy Kafanov, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/22/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Biden Document Discovery (And How It Compares to Trump)

When we learned Obama-era classified documents were discovered in multiple locations used by President Joe Biden after his time as vice president, some Republicans were quick to draw comparisons to former President Donald Trump, who is also under investigation for mishandling government documents. But just how similar are the two circumstances? We break down what we know about each case, the special counsels tasked with investigating them, and the political ramifications ahead of a possible 2024 rematch between the two men. Guest: Arlette Saenz, CNN White House CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/15/202318 minutes, 15 seconds
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Will Damar Hamlin Change How We Watch Football?

The sports world came to a standstill last Monday night after 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In this week’s episode, a former NFL player weighs in on the league’s reaction and explains why he thinks this incident represents a turning point in the conversation around player safety and mental health concerns at all levels of the sport. Guest: Coy Wire, CNN Sports Anchor & CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/8/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Tech That Could Define 2023 (and Beyond)

The metaverse. Artificial intelligence. These technologies are here and already shaping our world in ways you may not realize. We take a closer look at how they are taking hold and tackle some commonly asked questions. See more on “Decoded”.  Guest: Anna Stewart, CNN ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/1/202317 minutes, 41 seconds
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Hollywood’s ‘Last Movie Stars’ with Ethan Hawke

Earlier this year, CNN Films and HBO Max released “The Last Movie Stars”, a documentary detailing the love story and careers of legendary Hollywood icons Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Its director, Ethan Hawke, stops by to talk about the film, how streaming has changed Hollywood, and what to watch if you have some downtime this holiday season. “The Last Movie Stars” is now streaming on HBO Max.  Guest: Ethan Hawke, director of “The Last Movie Stars” To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/25/202215 minutes, 50 seconds
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Inside the Fall of a ‘Crypto King’

Sam Bankman-Fried promised to revolutionize the cryptocurrency industry through his exchange, FTX. Last week, he was arrested and charged with fraud, capping a month-long saga which saw the collapse of FTX along with his personal wealth. We examine how customers' money was allegedly stolen and what it all could mean for the future of the industry.  Guest: Allison Morrow, CNN Business Senior EditorTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/18/202217 minutes, 28 seconds
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Just How Vulnerable is America’s Power Grid?

Thousands of central North Carolina residents spent much of last week in the dark following an attack on two electric substations. It follows years of warnings from the federal government that the power grid was an attractive target for extremists. We examine how this attack upended daily life and look at what can be done to protect the grid going forward. Guest: Whitney Wild, CNN Law Enforcement CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/11/202213 minutes, 21 seconds
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Zero Patience for Zero-Covid in China

China has signaled it may adjust some aspects of its strict zero-Covid policy following a massive show of defiance in cities across the country, with some openly calling for the removal of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. We examine the financial and psychological ramifications of the restrictions and look at whether the protests could force more change. Guest: Selina Wang, CNN International CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/4/202216 minutes, 31 seconds
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Understanding “The Assignment” with Audie Cornish

Over the past few years, once-sleepy local school board meetings have become passionate and occasionally rowdy venues for debate over issues like the pandemic, race, gender and more. We’ve also seen school board elections become more partisan than ever. We hear from two parents about why they decided to run for office and what changes they hope to make while in power.  Listen to “The Assignment” here.  Guest: Audie Cornish, CNN Anchor & CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/27/202215 minutes, 56 seconds
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Donald Trump is Running Again. Is The GOP On Board?

Former President Donald Trump has officially kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign amid multiple investigations into him, his business, and his allies. We examine if Trump’s grip on the party has weakened in recent years following his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and look at who may challenge him in the Republican primary.  Guest: Kaitlan Collins, “CNN This Morning” Anchor & Chief Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/20/202215 minutes, 14 seconds
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What We’ve Learned From the 2022 Midterms (So Far)

While votes are still being counted in key states, it’s clear Democrats had a better midterm performance than most were expecting. We examine the biggest surprises and key takeaways for both parties. Guest: John King, CNN Anchor & Chief National CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/13/202215 minutes, 5 seconds
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The States That Could Swing the Midterms

As voters go to the polls this week, there are several states with key Senate races that could decide the balance of power in Washington. We go on a tour of these battleground states to unpack the key issues, hear how voters are feeling, and look at why election deniers continue to pose an active threat to democracy.  Guests:  Jessica Dean, CNN Congressional Correspondent  Eva McKend, CNN National Politics Reporter  Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business & Politics Correspondent  Omar Jimenez, CNN Correspondent  Kyung Lah, CNN Senior National CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/6/202222 minutes, 10 seconds
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Elon Musk Owns Twitter (For Real This Time). Now What?

After months of back and forth, billionaire Elon Musk has finally closed on his $44 billion to buy Twitter. We examine how we got here, what changes are in store for the social network, and why the deal could have implications far beyond Silicon Valley.  Guest: Clare Duffy, CNN Business writerTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/30/202215 minutes, 12 seconds
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She’s Fleeing Iran. But Not the Fight.

Thousands have taken to the streets in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the country’s morality police. Hundreds have reportedly been killed by authorities during the unrest. We explore whether the uprising will bring about lasting change and hear from a young Iranian-Kurdish activist who fled her hometown to take up arms over the border in Iraq. Guest: Nima Elbagir, CNN Chief International Investigative CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/23/202214 minutes
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Unpacking America’s Mental Health Crisis

A new survey from CNN in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that nine out of 10 adults believe that there’s a mental health crisis in the US today. We explore what’s driving that sentiment, the possible solutions, and why an influential task force has recommended screening children 8 and older for anxiety.  This episode contains discussions of suicide. If you or someone you love is struggling, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.  Guest: Dr. Tara Narula, CNN Medical CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/16/202214 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Month That May Have Changed the War in Ukraine

Over the past few weeks, Ukrainian forces have made major gains in the south and east of the country, taking back territory Russia claims it is annexing. It comes as President Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization order has been met with protests back home. We examine what Putin’s next move might be and hear from Ukrainian residents emerging from life under Russian occupation.  Recorded on October 4, 2022 Guest: Nick Paton Walsh, CNN International Security EditorTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/9/202215 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Hurricane Ian Got So Strong, So Quickly

Residents of southwest Florida are cleaning up after Hurricane Ian slammed into the coast as a deadly Category 4 storm last week, causing catastrophic damage and widespread flooding before later making landfall again South Carolina. We look at what role climate change may have played in the storm’s ferocity and how some cities are reconsidering how to rebuild with that in mind.   Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/2/202215 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why Republican Governors are Putting Migrants on the Move

For months, Republican governors have been accused of using migrants as political pawns by sending them north in protest of President Joe Biden’s border policies. In recent weeks, Florida governor Ron DeSantis has escalated the situation by sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without warning. We examine why a Texas sheriff is investigating those flights, what’s next for the asylum seekers caught in the middle, and what’s fueling the rise in migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border.  Guest: Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Immigration ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/25/202214 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Abortion Could Swing the Midterms

Primary season is over, and we are less than 60 days away from the midterm elections. We examine what’s at stake in November, preview the key races to watch and look at how the abortion issue is galvanizing voters of both parties in a key governor’s race. Guest: Dana Bash, CNN Chief Political Correspondent  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/18/202214 minutes, 55 seconds
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Introducing: All There Is with Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love.  New episodes start on September 14, 2022, follow and listen wherever you get your podcasts.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/12/20223 minutes, 16 seconds
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What Queen Elizabeth's Death Means for the Modern Monarchy

Queen Elizabeth II died last week at the age of 96, after ruling the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for 70 years. We examine her life and legacy, what we can expect from King Charles III and how the monarchy moves forward amid criticisms of its colonial past. Guest: Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Anchor To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/11/202214 minutes, 39 seconds
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“Machine guns are back, and they’re everywhere.”

This episode contains graphic descriptions of gun violence. According to a new analysis provided exclusively to CNN, the number of shootings involving automatic weapons in the US has sharply risen over the past few years. We examine how a small piece of plastic can transform a semi-automatic weapon into a machine gun in a matter of moments and how law enforcement is responding. Guest: Curt Devine, CNN Investigates ProducerTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/4/202213 minutes, 30 seconds
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Afghanistan's New Crisis

This week marks one year since the United States military ended its 20-year war in Afghanistan, which culminated in chaos as the Taliban took control of the country. We reflect on what the last year has been like for the Afghan people as they prepare for a looming hunger crisis. We also examine how some Afghan women are working to continue their education, despite an ongoing ban. Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/28/202215 minutes, 37 seconds
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Why the Inflation Reduction Act is a Climate Milestone

Last week, President Biden signed the $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law after more than a year of negotiations between Senate Democrats. We break down what’s in the climate portion of the package and how it could help address a drought emergency playing out right now on the Colorado River. Guest: Ella Nilsen, CNN Climate ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/21/202214 minutes, 15 seconds
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Did We Miss Our Chance to Contain Monkeypox?

As monkeypox continues to spread around the US, federal health officials have rolled out a new strategy they say will stretch vaccine supply amid high demand. We break down what you should know about virus and look at why we may have already missed our chance at effectively containing it. Guest: Jacqueline Howard, CNN Health reporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/14/202214 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pelosi Visits Taiwan. China Fires Back.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touched down in Taiwan last week, ignoring warnings from both the Chinese government and the Biden administration. We examine the response from China's military, how the visit could further worsen US-China relations, and what it means for the millions of Taiwanese people caught in the middle. Guest: Will Ripley, CNN Senior International CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/7/202214 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Election Lies Are Fueling GOP Primaries

Former President Donald Trump’s election lies are shaping Republican primary races across the country. Ahead of voting on Tuesday in Arizona, CNN traveled to the state to hear from Republican voters on who they’re backing, if the January 6th hearings are swaying their opinions, and who they want to lead the Republican party going forward. Guest: Donie O’Sullivan, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/31/202213 minutes, 4 seconds
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What Really Happened in Uvalde?

After months of waiting, families in Uvalde, Texas are finally getting answers about the law enforcement response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. We examine the findings of a Texas House committee report, whether any officers will be held accountable for their inaction, and what Uvalde residents are demanding before the new school year. Guest: Rosa Flores, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/24/202212 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Look Inside NASA’s ‘Cosmic Time Machine’

Scientists were captivated when NASA released the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, which included images of distant galaxies billions of light years away. We examine what they could tell us about the universe and what else the telescope will be looking for in the years to come. Guest: Ashley Strickland, CNN Space and Science WriterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/17/202211 minutes, 44 seconds
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What’s Behind Biden’s Saudi Shift?

President Biden is scheduled to set out this week on an international trip which includes a stop in Saudi Arabia. We examine why Biden is re-engaging with the kingdom after vowing to make it a ‘pariah,’ and how the reset could have wide-ranging impacts from the Middle East to US gas pumps. Guest: Natasha Bertrand, CNN White House ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/10/202213 minutes, 51 seconds
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The State(s) of Abortion in America

In the days following the Supreme Court opinion which overturned Roe v. Wade, states have been left to decide how to regulate abortion. We examine the fallout in Missouri, where an abortion ban is forcing patients to travel across state lines for care and pushing local prosecutors to consider whether or not they’ll enforce it. Guest: Alexandra Field, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/3/202214 minutes, 12 seconds
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How SCOTUS is Reshaping America

We take a look at a momentous week at the Supreme Court and the far-reaching impacts of two major rulings. First, we examine why the court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade, and what it means for women across the country. Then, in the wake of a major ruling on gun rights, we hear the story of an Oklahoma group that is actively trying to loosen weapon laws in the state, despite a spate of recent mass shootings and the passage of new federal gun legislation. Guest: Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter & Elle Reeve, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/26/202223 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why Juneteenth is More Than a Day Off

Today is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. We examine the its origins, how it became a federal holiday, and what happens when corporations try to commercialize a holiday Black Americans have been celebrating for over a century. Guest: Don Lemon, CNN AnchorTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/19/202211 minutes, 53 seconds
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America and the AR-15

After massacres in Uvalde and Buffalo, calls have grown louder to ban or restrict access to AR-15 style rifles. We examine what makes this weapon so lethal, how law enforcement has adjusted its tactics in response, and what Congress may be willing to do to further regulate it. Guest: Josh Campbell, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/12/202212 minutes, 18 seconds
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The 1/6 Investigation Goes Primetime

This week, the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is set to kick off a series of high-profile public hearings. We examine what new ground these hearings will cover and look at what remains unanswered about what former President Donald Trump and his allies were doing before and during the riot.  Guest: Ryan Nobles, CNN Congressional CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/5/202211 minutes, 41 seconds
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Will Uvalde Change Anything?

Americans are searching for answers following the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of at least nineteen children and two teachers. We examine the gun laws that allowed the suspect to purchase the weapon allegedly used in the attack and look at whether Congress could pass any new gun control legislation after years of inaction. Guest: Nick Watt, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/29/202212 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trevor Reed is Finally Home

Last month, former Marine Trevor Reed was released in a prisoner swap after being held in Russia for nearly three years. Tonight, he speaks exclusively to CNN in his first interview since being freed. We get a preview of that conversation and look at what comes next for Reed and his family. Plus, a look at the efforts aimed at freeing the many other Americans being held abroad. Guest: Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor & Chief Washington CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/22/202212 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Make Sense of This Economic Moment

From gasoline to groceries, inflation is driving up prices for just about everything. Home ownership seems out of reach for many, and the stock market is struggling. Meanwhile, the job market is booming and wages are rising. We try to make sense of these competing economic markers and what they mean for your financial future. Guest: Christine Romans, CNN Chief Business CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/15/202212 minutes, 37 seconds
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What Could a Post-Roe America Look Like?

Abortion rights advocates are outraged after Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade, nearly 50 years after the ruling made abortion a protected right. We examine what a post-Roe landscape could look like, how some states are already moving in that direction and how this potential opinion could put other legal precedents in jeopardy. Guest: Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/8/202210 minutes, 16 seconds
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Trumpism Gets Tested in Ohio

Voters go to the polls in Ohio on Tuesday in a closely watched GOP Senate primary, with a crowded field of candidates vying for the approval of former President Donald Trump. We examine why the Big Lie is still a talking point on the campaign trail, look at the other issues on voters’ minds and preview other key races to watch in the weeks ahead. Guest: Abby Phillip, CNN Senior Political Correspondent  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/1/202211 minutes, 35 seconds
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Biden’s Climate Ambitions Come Back Down to Earth

A recent Gallup poll shared first with CNN found 1 in 3 Americans said they have been affected by some kind of extreme weather in the past two years. We examine how those events are shaping people’s view of climate change and changing their way of life. Plus, we look at whether President Biden is fulfilling his climate promises after more than a year on the job. Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/24/202212 minutes, 1 second
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How Safe is America’s Biggest City?

Officials in New York City are searching for answers after 10 people were shot aboard a subway train on Tuesday. We dig into the data around gun violence trends in the city, explore possible solutions and examine how ‘ghost guns’ are complicating efforts by law enforcement around the country to get guns off the streets. Guest: Brynn Gingras, CNN National Correspondent  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/17/202211 minutes, 14 seconds
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Anticipation and Anxiety at the US-Mexico Border

Officials at the US-Mexico border are warning of a surge of migrants seeking asylum in the coming months, in part due to the planned removal of a Trump-era pandemic border policy. We explore Title 42, its impact on migrants and why it’s forcing some Democrats into tricky territory ahead of the midterms. Guest: Rosa Flores, CNN National CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/10/202212 minutes, 33 seconds
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Why Asian Americans Take Public Safety Personally

In the second part of our special series on anti-Asian hate, we hear how the recent uptick in violent attacks on women have impacted their daily lives and moved some to adopt new personal protection strategies. We also look at why advocates say many of the potential solutions put forward by city officials across the country fall short.  Guest: Harmeet Kaur, CNN culture writerTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/3/202211 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why Anti-Asian Hate Rarely Becomes a Hate Crime

It’s been just over a year since six Asian women were among eight people shot and killed at Atlanta-area spas. Since those attacks, more acts of violence seemingly targeted at Asian-Americans have left the community on edge. In part one of a special two-part series, we examine how victims’ families are coping and why advocates say it matters whether these acts are classified as hate crimes. Guest: Natasha Chen, CNN National CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/27/202212 minutes, 59 seconds
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KBJ Steps into the SCOTUS Spotlight

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history last month as the first Black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court. As her confirmation hearings get underway this week, we examine what senators will be asking and how some Republicans are struggling to craft solid messaging in opposing her nomination.  Guest: Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/20/202210 minutes, 14 seconds
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What the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Says About GOP Politics

LGBTQ advocates are sounding the alarm after the Florida state legislature passed what opponents are calling the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which aims to limit certain instruction of gender identity and sexual orientation in the classroom. We examine the bill’s potential impact and the political calculus around school issues ahead of the midterm elections. Guest: Steve Contorno, CNN Political ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/13/202211 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Pandemic’s New Phase (For Real This Time?)

This past week, the Biden administration signaled a new phase in the Covid-19 pandemic with the release of a plan that promises not to disrupt our daily lives. We examine what this “new normal” could look like and what the data tells us about the reality of this moment. Guest: Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/6/20229 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Far Will Putin Go?

Why is Russia invading Ukraine right now and how does it figure into Putin’s larger political and military strategy? In this preview of CNN’s Tug of War podcast, CNN Chief International correspondent Clarissa Ward takes us to Kyiv to make sense of the latest developments there and explain how much is at stake.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/27/202216 minutes, 42 seconds
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Trayvon Martin, 10 Years Later with Don Lemon

The death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 sparked a social justice movement that still reverberates today. CNN’s Don Lemon examines why the killing initially struggled to make headlines, traces the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in the decade since, and shares why his conversations with Martin’s mother are among the most powerful interviews he’s ever done. Guest: Don Lemon, Host of “Don Lemon Tonight”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/20/202211 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Surprising Stats Behind Super Bowl LVI

Much of the conversation ahead of tonight’s Super Bowl between the Bengals and Rams has been focused on the lack of diversity within the NFL’s head coaching ranks. We dig into the data behind that, the science of rooting for underdogs, favorite game time snacks and more. Guest: Harry Enten, CNN Senior Data ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/13/202210 minutes, 10 seconds
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Higher Interest Rates Are Coming. Here’s What to Expect.

Many Americans are on edge as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates multiple times this year in an effort to combat inflation. Our team travels to Pennsylvania to talk with one woman who fears rising rates may keep her trapped in a never-ending cycle of debt. Guest: Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business and Politics CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/6/20228 minutes, 40 seconds
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Going for Gold (and Avoiding Omicron) in Beijing

The Winter Olympics kick off this week in Beijing amid Omicron fears and geopolitical tensions. We examine how athletes are grappling with strict Covid protocols and how China is looking to deflect scrutiny of alleged human rights abuses. Guest: Selina Wang, CNN International CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/30/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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When Will 5G Be Cleared for Takeoff?

Major telecom companies are once again delaying the rollout of 5G technology near some airports across the country. We examine the aviation industry’s concerns amid a bureaucratic struggle playing out across multiple federal agencies. Guest: Pete Muntean, CNN Aviation CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/23/202210 minutes, 5 seconds
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Battle For The Ballot Box

President Biden made a major speech last week in Georgia on the need for new voting rights legislation, but some of his supporters say the time for talk is over. We examine why Senate Democrats still face a logjam from within their own party and the potential impact new restrictions could have on the midterms later this year. Guest: Dana Bash, CNN Chief Political CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/16/202211 minutes, 48 seconds
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Omicron Tests America's Schools

The Omicron variant has forced some school districts to return to online learning, even as most public health officials say in-person learning remains safe with proper mitigation measures. We look at how the teachers’ union in Chicago forced the issue this week, and how parents are reacting. Guest: Omar Jimenez, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/9/20229 minutes, 37 seconds
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January 6, One Year Later

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the US capitol on January 6, 2021. We look back on that day and examine what impact it could have on the upcoming midterm elections. Guests: Manu Raju, CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent; and Elle Reeve, CNN CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/2/202210 minutes, 16 seconds
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2022 Pandemic Preview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

2021 was yet another year dominated by Covid-19. As 2022 approaches, we break down how the United States is faring in the fight against the virus and get some tips on how to craft successful New Year’s resolutions. Guest: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/26/202110 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tornado Survivors Tell Their Story

The city of Mayfield, Kentucky is just beginning to rebuild after being struck by a devastating tornado outbreak. We hear stories of survival and examine why similar storm systems could become the new normal. Guest: Brynn Gingras, CNN National CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/19/202110 minutes, 23 seconds
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Roe’s Last Stand

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard one of its most consequential cases in decades – one that could strip women of their constitutional right to an abortion. We examine the arguments on both sides and what the ruling could mean for the future of Roe vs. Wade. Guest: Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/5/202110 minutes, 13 seconds
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Big Stream Takes On The Big Screen

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, many movie theaters were forced to shut down. While crowds have slowly started to return, some film studios have been offering new releases on streaming services the same day they premiere in theaters. We examine how streaming has changed the movie industry, and get a quick awards season preview. Guest: Lisa Respers France, CNN Entertainment Senior Writer Read Lisa’s PopLife newsletter here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/28/20219 minutes, 57 seconds
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Inside a Manufactured Migrant Crisis

Belarus has been accused of manufacturing a migrant crisis in Eastern Europe. For weeks, migrants have been gathering on that country’s border with Poland with hopes of crossing over to the European Union. Last week, CNN gained exclusive access to a migrant camp as violence broke out - we examine what comes next for the refugees and how Europe may respond. Guest: Matthew Chance, CNN Senior International CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/21/20219 minutes, 56 seconds
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Welcome to Inflation Nation

If it seems like everyday items from gasoline to groceries are costing more these days, it’s because they are. A government report released last week showed consumer price inflation reaching levels not seen in 30 years. We dig into what’s causing the spike and how long we can expect it to last. Guest: Matt Egan, CNN Business ReporterTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/14/20219 minutes, 38 seconds
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What Parents Should Know About Covid Vaccines for Kids

Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, potentially marking a turning point in the pandemic. We break down the questions that many parents may have and examine the ramifications for schools and families across the country. Guest: Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/7/202110 minutes, 17 seconds
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Can Climate Progress Be Made At COP26?

After a year of unprecedented weather events, world leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland this week for the United Nations Climate Change conference. We examine which countries are living up to past emissions pledges and how President Biden is positioning new US initiatives. Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate CorrespondentTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/31/20219 minutes, 27 seconds
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Living Under Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

We speak with CNN Chief International correspondent Clarissa Ward about her reporting from Afghanistan as the country fell to the Taliban. The group has promised to be more lenient, but many women are still living in fear as they see their freedoms being slowly stripped away. Listen to "Tug of War" here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/24/20219 minutes, 19 seconds