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Subscribers: 3463
Reviews: 12

birdbohannon
 Jan 6, 2020
A bit on the left, but obvious about it when doing so, super informative without being panicky.


 Aug 9, 2019

Rick Brown
 Mar 4, 2019
Don't care for the style of Joshua Johnson. Still looking for a 'Diane Rehm" style of unbiased host.


 Feb 4, 2019


 Jan 14, 2019
Excellent podcast. Thank you for the meaningful conversation.

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1A is home to the national conversation. The show frames the best debates with great guests in ways to make you think, share and engage.

Episode Date
R. Eric Thomas, From 'Deeply Shewk' To A Viral Column
1440
"A lot of the time, it feels foolhardy that you'll get the thing you want," writer R. Eric Thomas says. "[But] on its best day, America can be a space of immense potential and possibility."

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Apr 04, 2020
The News Roundup For April 3, 2020
5294
The U.S. braces itself for thousands of deaths, as 6.6 million Americans claimed unemployment. Old rifts in Europe reemerge in the wake of the coronavirus. And, Brazil's president defies health leaders and urges people to get back to work.

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Apr 03, 2020
On Fire: The Science Behind Streaks
2181
"Even in my business, making games, it's all about ideas. When you get on a roll, you can definitely sense it," says Mark Turmell, the creator of NBA Jam. "I've felt the opposite too, I've felt lulls, where you can't piece things together."

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Apr 02, 2020
Why It's Not All Downhill From Here, With Author Terry McMillan
1754
"Sometimes we just give ourselves permission to do whatever we feel like doing," Terry McMillan says. "Because we do not get a do-over, last time I checked."

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Apr 01, 2020
A Governor And Two Patients Weigh In On The Fight Against COVID-19
1734
We talk to Colorado Governor Jared Polis about his state's response to coronavirus. Then, we hear from two patients with the virus: one who got a positive test and one who wasn't able to get a test at all.

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Mar 31, 2020
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Contagion'
2135
Film critic Sam Adams says he wasn't interested in seeing Contagion again. But once he did, he felt a little comforted. "One of the great things about horror movies is that they end."

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Mar 30, 2020
Coronavirus Across America: Worship In A Time Of Pestilence
2071
"The church will never close in this country because the church is not a building ... It is a gathering of people," says Rev. Angela Denker.

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Mar 29, 2020
The News Roundup For March 27, 2020
2071
The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus cases, but Spain is already surpassing China's reported deaths. Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for COVID-19. And millions of truck drivers are stranded in India.

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Mar 27, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders On Congress And The Coronavirus Pandemic
933
"This is not a time for thinking about things in the way we did yesterday," Senator Bernie Sanders says. "While this bill didn't go near as far as I thought it should go, it did expand unemployment benefits more than ever has been done before."

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Mar 26, 2020
The Sounds Of America: The 1951 National League Tiebreaker
2112
"Are there other stories that need to be told? Are they being told? And are we listening?" says Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about reexamining history through recorded sound.

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Mar 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Feeding A Sick Nation
2117
"It's something that I can't avoid, I have to go to work," Scott, who delivers tortillas to grocery stores in Maryland, told us. "A lot of my well-being right now relies on the well-being of others."

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Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus: Aiding The Unemployed
2122
Amy Putens, a hair stylist based in Washington, D.C., says her biggest fear is whether she'll have a business to go back to, once the coronavirus pandemic is over.

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Mar 23, 2020
Live from Everywhere? The American Radio DJ In An On-Demand World
2043
Radio consultant Scott Fybush says while the number of commercial radio DJs has waned, college radio has been a significant growth point. "It's far from dead," he says.

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Mar 21, 2020
The News Roundup For March 20, 2020
5556
Cases of coronavirus surpass 10,000 in the U.S. The Senate contemplates sending checks to taxpayers. And China responds to blame regarding the virus' spread.

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Mar 20, 2020
Coronavirus: What to Play When Your Life Is on Pause
1380
"You're going to want different things on different days," NPR's Linda Holmes says. She recommends two documentaries, "Brooklyn Castle" and "May At Last."

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Mar 19, 2020
Do Self-Help Books Actually...Help?
2189
"A lot of these books are setting the authors up to be who we aspire to be. Maybe some of us don't want that," podcaster and author Kristen Meinzer says. "Unfortunately, a lot of the self help books we've lived by say there is one way we should be."

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Mar 18, 2020
Blocked From The Ballot: Meet Jack Vaile, Who Has Cerebral Palsy
1125
In at least 10 states around the country, thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have legal guardians lose their right to vote.

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Mar 17, 2020
Coronavirus: The Prison Population
2218
"Too many people in our prisons and jails don't need to be there in the first place," Amy Fettig of the ACLU says. "We should be looking at who is in our prisons and jails and who can go home right now."

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Mar 16, 2020
The News Roundup For March 13, 2020
5476
COVID-19 continues to shut down the world and influence global markets. Congress works to improve aid during the crisis. Russia and Saudi Arabia's oil agreement collapses. And the U.S. begins to pull out of Afghanistan.

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Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus: School's Out
2071
"There are also very real public health concerns for sending kids home," NPR's Cory Turner points out. He says food and housing insecurity are huge issues facing students and families.

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Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus: All Work And No Play
2069
Prior to 2006, there was no mandated sick leave in the United States. "I believe it makes sense for all Americans to get sick pay and sick leave, not just those who are lucky to live in 13 states," says Aquent CEO John Chuang.

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Mar 11, 2020
Blocked From The Ballot: Individuals With Felony Convictions
2128
Desmond Meade worked his way up from drug addiction and homelessness to law school, but when his wife ran for office in Florida he had a rude awakening. "It hit me like a ton of bricks...I cant even vote for my wife" he said.

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Mar 10, 2020
Author Jacqueline Woodson Returns To Ghana
2120
"When this opportunity came along, it felt like the right time to come home," says author Jacqueline Woodson. "But I questioned, do they want my African diasporic self, or do they want my American dollars?"

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Mar 09, 2020
'Hood Feminism' Focuses on the Needs of the Many, Not the Few
2025
"We aren't seeing major marches for black women," author Mikki Kendall says. "We saw a lot of pink hats at the Women's March. Those numbers would've been great at a Black Lives Matter march or at Standing Rock."

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Mar 07, 2020
The News Roundup For March 6, 2020
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Coronavirus continues to impact the nation, and the world. Joe Biden comes roaring back in the 2020 race for president. And the peace deal between the U.S. and the Taliban remains in limbo.

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Mar 06, 2020
Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered
2062
"Eighty percent of people who get COVID-19 recover in the same way you recover from a cold," says Dr. Leana Wen. "They don't go to the hospital. You feel bad for a few days and then you're back to normal."

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Mar 05, 2020
The 1A Super Tuesday Bonanza
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"The last couple of weeks are going to be a real study in the power of media, the power of prominent institutions, and the power of endorsements," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.

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Mar 04, 2020
The Legacy of George Wallace
2022
"The activism of students is vitally important, that's where things will change," says Horace Huntley, founding director of the Oral History Project at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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Mar 03, 2020
Winding Down America's Longest War
2124
"At this time, it looks like the Taliban is actually getting the better end of the deal," says Jason Essazay, former local interpreter in Afghanistan and enlisted member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

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Mar 02, 2020
The News Roundup For February 28, 2020
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Americans prepare for a spreading coronavirus, and the South Carolina primary. Harvey Weinstein faces more charges. Trump visits India, and the U.S. inches toward a peace deal in Afghanistan.

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Feb 28, 2020
The GOP And President Trump: 1A From CPAC 2020
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"Authoritarianism is the thing I'm most concerned about, and that's why I could never, never vote for President Trump," says Lucy Caldwell, former presidential campaign manager for GOP candidate Joe Walsh.

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Feb 27, 2020
Foresight 2020: Immigration
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Both Democrats and Republicans want to see something happen around immigration. "It motivates their base" says one of our guests.

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Feb 26, 2020
Foresight 2020: Medicare for All
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"The 150 million Americans who do have insurance increasingly can't afford to go to the doctor because they have $2,000 deductibles," says health care reporter Noam Levey.

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Feb 25, 2020
Foresight 2020: Guns
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Listener Jessica, from Denver, said she's voting based on gun policy. "I have a 6-year-old little boy, and gun violence is the second leading cause of death among children in this country. We need to tackle it as a public health issue."

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Feb 24, 2020
'One Very, Very Strange Year': A Conversation With Uber Whistleblower Susan Fowler
2003
"I was followed by private investigators. I'd get calls from reporters about rumors about me. They were trying to discredit me. It was a terrifying experience," says whistleblower Susan Fowler.

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Feb 22, 2020
The News Roundup For February 21, 2020
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Roger Stone has been sentenced, and the Boy Scouts filed for bankruptcy. COVID-19 continues to spread, and the U.S. reached a possible truce in Afghanistan.

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Feb 21, 2020
The First Major Test Of Latino Voters
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Former Trump advisor Jacob Monty says President Trump hasn't done enough to gain more of the Latino vote, and it's going to show when they show up to vote.

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Feb 20, 2020
Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Wants You To Stop Telling Women To Smile
2129
"We've been socialized to be certain ways. I think a lot of men are performing a certain type of masculinity that they've been taught," Tatyana Fazlalizadeh says.

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Feb 19, 2020
Rehabilitation And Education In America's Prisons
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"I think there is an openness to prison as rehabilitation," former inmate and alum of the Bard Prison Initiative Jule Hall says. "However, there's a long way to go."

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Feb 18, 2020
This Is Not A Drill: Active Shooter Training In Schools
2008
"School psychologists need to be brought in at the front end...what is the trauma history of some of the staff and the students? We need to know this," says school psychologist Melissa Reeves.

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Feb 17, 2020
The News Roundup For February 14, 2020
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We cover a primary, political unrest in Europe and a budget proposal by President Trump. Plus, why an enormous swarm of locusts is threatening vulnerable countries in East Africa.

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Feb 14, 2020
Funded And Affordable: Should Public Transit Be Free?
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Trying to make transportation free for users? "Don't listen to the bureaucracy," Lawrence, Mass., Mayor Daniel Rivera says. "Pick the route and do it."

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Feb 13, 2020
The Lost Secrets Of The Harlem Renaissance
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"She wrote about Black southern people with regard to their dialect and vibrancy," author Morgan Jerkins says about Zora Neale Hurston.

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Feb 12, 2020
What 'High Fidelity' Teaches Us About Breaking Up
2125
"In our show, there are lots of Mr. Rights. The point was not to do a love story between two people...our mission was to make sure there were a lot of viable options for our Rob," says "High Fidelity" writer Veronica West.

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Feb 11, 2020
In New Hampshire And Beyond, Where Is The Democratic Party Headed?
2115
"It's getting a little bit ugly" on the ground in New Hampshire, says Vice News' Daniel Newhauser.

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Feb 10, 2020
The News Roundup For February 7, 2020
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President Trump is acquitted, while the DNC calls for recanvassing in Iowa. The coronavirus epidemic continues. And Kenya's longest serving president dies.

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Feb 07, 2020
The Academy Awards, From #OscarsSoWhite To...Even Whiter?
2100
"One really has to ask whether we should be listening to what's considered the gold standard," says #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign. "They're only the gold standard because they said so."

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Feb 06, 2020
Why Is Michael Bloomberg Running For President?
2136
"Is the safe candidate someone who finished fourth in the Iowa caucus (former Vice President Joe Biden)? Or someone who has a limitless checkbook (former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg)," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.

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Feb 05, 2020
There Might Not Be Crying In Baseball. But What About Cheating?
2139
"Sign stealing is code breaking. It's a skill, and it has a long tradition in baseball," says baseball writer Marc Carig. "But what's new is the use of technology in sign-stealing."

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Feb 04, 2020
First In The Nation: The Iowa Caucuses And The Calendar
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"They carved out that position in 1972 but have also fought like mad to keep it in that position," says political scientist Josh Putnam about the Iowa Caucuses. "This isn't the first time we're talking about this."

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Feb 03, 2020
1A Across America: Did This Colorado County Find The Healthcare Solution?
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"When we found out she had stage 4 cancer, I wasn't exactly thinking about shopping for the lowest price." says Summit County resident Glenn Brady.

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Feb 01, 2020
The News Roundup For January 31, 2020
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Democratic candidates compete with only days to go before the Iowa caucuses. The Supreme Court approves Trump's "wealth test" for immigrants. The coronavirus spreads. And Brexit finally arrives.

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Jan 31, 2020
When You've Got 99 Problems And Money Is One
2076
"I was raised in deep, deep poverty in America," says financial educator Alvin Hall. "I always watched my parents put something aside. Set aside the savings first...don't wait until the end to see what's left, do it off the top."

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Jan 30, 2020
Impeachment Check-In: President Trump's Defense And Bolton's Book
2128
"John Bolton should know everything, as the National Security Advisor," John Gans says. "But he was in some of those meetings but on the outs with Donald Trump," so he says it's hard to know what Bolton might testify.

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Jan 29, 2020
Remembering Kobe and Gianna Bryant
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"Especially here in Los Angeles, you see the connection [Kobe] built up with these people," writer Paolo Uggetti says. "He played with a hard-nosed dedication...and inspired people to do better, regardless of their walk of life."

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Jan 28, 2020
What The Controversy Over 'American Dirt' Tells Us About Publishing And Authorship
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"We're not telling people you can't write about another community, we're saying you can, but here's how you do it well," says writer and educator K. Tempest Bradford.

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Jan 27, 2020
'Get In Line:' What It Takes To Legally Immigrate To The United States
2135
"Over the past few years, [USCIS] has gotten far more difficult to navigate, it is much more difficult to speak to a human being, to make an appointment...so if there is a snafu, it's very difficult to get that resolved," says immigration lawyer Eleanor Pelta.

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Jan 25, 2020
The News Roundup For January 24, 2020
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The impeachment trial hit the Senate floor. A new strain of coronavirus claims more lives in China. And Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos' cell phone.

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Jan 24, 2020
Campus Culpability: Who Should Keep Colleges Safe?
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"We don't want to blame students for being the victims of a crime," says John Vinson, campus security expert. "We have to look at: Are there failures in the process?"

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Jan 23, 2020
A Language With Chutzpah: Yiddish And American Culture
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Yiddish has been featured in pop culture from Mel Brooks in the '70s to more recently in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. "Yiddish is a part of American life, and people don't want to lose that," says Yiddish expert Josh Lambert.

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Jan 22, 2020
Splitting Up, But In It Together: Divorce In 2020
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"No marriage is the same, and nobody understands a relationship from the outside...every break is different and complicated," writer Lyz Lenz says. "You don't have to play chicken with your life! You can make a choice to be happy."

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Jan 21, 2020
Rep. Zoe Lofgren On Impeachment, Then And Now
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"Witnesses can be clever in their answers," says impeachment manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California. "But the documents don't lie."

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Jan 18, 2020
The News Roundup For January 17, 2020
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President Trump's impeachment trial begins while candidates debate in Iowa. A Russian cabinet resigns. And protests continue in Iran over a downed flight.

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Jan 17, 2020
Decrypting The Decryption Dilemma
2071
Recode's Kara Swisher on the clash between Apple and the Department of Justice: "If you want a surveillance state, that's where this is headed."

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Jan 16, 2020
1A Across America: 2020, The View From Michigan
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"Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot," says Kathleen VanPopplen, a former Republican who left the party because of President Trump. "If you don't want Trump getting reelected, you have to give us somebody that we can vote for."

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Jan 15, 2020
Calling The Shots In The Year Of The Nurse And Midwife
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"When we have less acute conditions, most of the public can get care quickly and economically," one of our guests says. "Clinics are an important part of addressing that, but nurses can provide a variety of primary care."

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Jan 14, 2020
Two Wheels, Lots Of Controversy: Electric Scooters And Urban Space
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"Any time that a physical environment in a city is not set up to allow for a new type of vehicle, you're in trouble," journalist Clive Thompson. "If you want that vehicle there, you've got to change the shape of the city."

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Jan 13, 2020
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Little Women'
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One listener said he went to see 'Little Women' without his wife. "I was happy to be a single male alone in the movie, and it was great."

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Jan 11, 2020
The News Roundup For January 10, 2020
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The Senate Majority Leader takes impeachment into his own hands. Fires continue to rage in Australia. And fallout continues over the assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani.

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Jan 10, 2020
Unplugged: When Governments Cut Internet Access
2122
"Internet blackouts are more like a hammer, they don't take that much sophistication, but there are other censorship techniques that are more like a scalpel," says cyber security policy expert Justin Sherman.

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Jan 09, 2020
On The Trail: It's An Election Year, Charlie Brown
2124
"It is clear in polling that Democrats believe [former Vice President Joe] Biden is the candidate can beat Trump. It is not clear in fundraising standards," says The Hill's Reid Wilson.

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Jan 08, 2020
The Iranian American Perspective On The U.S. And Iran
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"Were these U.S. citizens, sleeping on the floor of the detention center in Washington state, free to leave? It doesn't sound like it. This was a detention," says immigration attorney David Leopold.

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Jan 07, 2020
When Prices Increase, But The Minimum Wage Has Not
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The federal minimum wage is $7.25, and that hasn't changed in over 10 years. Is it enough to make ends meet?

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Jan 06, 2020
The News Roundup for January 3, 2020
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The Pentagon confirmed the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. What happens now?

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Jan 03, 2020
How Should We Regulate Homeschooling?
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As many as 1.5 million families homeschool their kids. Who gets to decide how homeschooling should happen? And how are the rules enforced?

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Jan 02, 2020
From Texas To Minnesota: 1A Across America In 2019
2822
"If we are not able to have conversations across the aisle as Gen Z or Millennials, it's going to make it harder and harder as we get more entrenched in our beliefs," student Republican MyChale Cooper told us.

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Jan 01, 2020
'Taking Chances' With Sharon Van Etten
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"I feel like over the course of ten years, I've found writing music my form of therapy," Van Etten told us.

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Dec 31, 2019
Changing The Game? The NCAA Opens The Door For College Athletes To Profit
2082
"The NCAA maintains as a legal fiction that the reason people care about college sports is that they are true college students," says economist Andy Schwarz.

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Dec 30, 2019
The News Roundup for December 27, 2019
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Questions remain about where the articles of a presidential impeachment go from here. Protests continue to rock France, India and Iran. And Cuba has a prime minister for the first time in 43 years.

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Dec 27, 2019
'She Had Me, I Had Her:' Robyn Crawford Opens Up
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Robyn Crawford said that she and Whitney Houston "just were," and their love was bigger than anything imaginable.

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Dec 26, 2019
Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?
2068
What is it that makes so many artists want to sing about Christmas? And after decades of holiday hits, is there anything new to do with the genre?

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Dec 25, 2019
The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood
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"Sometimes you are going to lose a few plants. Sometimes leaves will turn yellow," plant blogger and author Darryl Cheng told us.

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Dec 24, 2019
'For Their Own Good': The Detention Of Muslim Ethnic Groups In China
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"The last time I was able to directly speak with anyone in the country was July 2017," said Salih Hudayar, founder of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement.

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Dec 23, 2019
The News Roundup for December 20, 2019
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Donald Trump was impeached by the House. Democratic presidential candidates debated in Los Angeles. U.S. and China agree on new trade terms. Climate talks wrap up in Spain. And Australia declares a state of emergency as fires rage on.

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Dec 20, 2019
Return Of A Jedi: The Legacy Of "Star Wars"
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Professor Nicholas Cull told us that Star Wars was an instant hit. He said George Lucas brought a blend of movie genres to the big screen in a way that reassured Americans.

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Dec 19, 2019
The Confirmation Of Brett Kavanaugh
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"The moment of [Christine] Blasey Ford's testimony was so searing because it was so real," author and reporter Ruth Marcus told us. "She didn't even understand fully that this would be televised nationally."

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Dec 18, 2019
From 'Place Your Order' To Your Door: Inside Amazon's Delivery Process
2120
"It might not sound hard driving a truck to get something to a front door," reporter Ken Bensinger told us. "But try doing it 250 times in a day."

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Dec 17, 2019
Meet America's Most Powerful Flight Attendant
2140
Flight attendant Sara Nelson told us that yes, you do need to listen to the pre-flight safety briefing. "Every part of that briefing is there because someone lost blood."

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Dec 16, 2019
The News Roundup for December 13, 2019
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House Democrats submitted two articles of impeachment, federal workers scored a win and the military has a new Space Force branch.

Around the world, Saudi's Ambassador to the U.S. traveled to Pensacola. A new climate change report about the Arctic was released. And Boris Johnson won the election.

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Dec 13, 2019
Beyond Adam And Eve: Religion And The Gender Binary
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"It's been my faith in God that guided me to come out of the closet as someone who likes girls, then someone as non-binary," guest Alex Griffin told us. "It was always a feeling of God loving me exactly as I was."

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Dec 12, 2019
The Current Playing Field For Sports Journalism
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"I don't think anyone should ever be told to stick to sports. It's a false statement," Only A Game's Karen Given told us. "However, as a journalist, I avoid putting my political opinions out there."

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Dec 11, 2019
'Switched On Pop': Breaking Down What Makes A Banger
2124
"What we want to do is understand why songs edge up to the top of the charts and get in our ears. What are the qualities that make them so sticky?" music journalist and podcast host Nate Sloan told us.

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Dec 10, 2019
Chanel Miller Wants You To Know Her Name
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"To me, it was a very clear case. How could that have been a consensual encounter if that was how I was abandoned?" Chanel Miller told us. "Instead, I found that my assailant was pushing back as hard as he could and would use every resource to try to discredit and silence me."

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Dec 09, 2019
The News Roundup for December 6, 2019
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House Democrats will begin drafting articles of impeachment. Attorney General William Barr weighs in on protests against police. And Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race.

Around the world, world leaders convened in London for a NATO summit. The House steps up pressure on China for its treatment of the Uighurs. And Crimea shows up as being part of Russia on some of Apple's apps.

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Dec 06, 2019
'Canyon Dreams:' High School Basketball On The Navajo Nation
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"It's important not to think of basketball as the only way out, but it's absolutely a cohesive and coherent force," author Michael Powell told us.

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Dec 05, 2019
'She Had Me, I Had Her:' Robyn Crawford Opens Up
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Robyn Crawford said that she and Whitney Houston "just were," and their love was bigger than anything imaginable.

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Dec 04, 2019
No, Koalas Aren't 'Functionally Extinct.' But They Are In Danger
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"There is absolutely a grain of truth to all this," but they're not functionally extinct, National Geographic wildlife reporter Natasha Daly told us.

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Dec 03, 2019
Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit
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"The fundamental problem is that the U.K. thinks about Brexit as a nationalist revolution," journalist Fintan O'Toole told us. "But the EU is not an empire like how Britain was ... it's not oppressed."

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Dec 02, 2019
Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction
2114
"Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices with sound design or music," podcast critic Elena Fernández Collins told us.

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Nov 29, 2019
What We Write About When We Write About Food
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A lot of time people say "stick with the food," food writer Osayi Endolyn told us. "But it's never just about the food."

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Nov 28, 2019
1A Across America: A Conversation With Young Conservatives in Alabama
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Experiencing an active shooter situation last fall, "made me more aware of the gun control policies...but it has not changed my core beliefs that we should have our second amendment rights," says MyChale Cooper, a young conservative at the University of Alabama.

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Nov 27, 2019
1A Movie Club: 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood'
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"I think that a lot of adults, myself included, really don't know what to do with our feelings," writer Beandrea July told us.

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Nov 26, 2019
Guns & America: The Good Guy With A Gun
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Research shows people will successfully defend themselves with a gun in less than 1% of violent crimes.

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Nov 25, 2019
Breaking The Rules With Charli XCX
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"I don't like to limit myself and make one type of thing ... I really like flexing my muscles in all types of ways," Charli XCX told us.

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Nov 23, 2019
The News Roundup for November 22, 2019
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E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland sounds off in impeachment hearings. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Atlanta.

Around the world, Israel's Prime was indicted on multiple charges. Iran shutdowns internet access. And the fallout continues over Prince Andrew's ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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Nov 22, 2019
Two Former Ambassadors Weigh In On A Week Of Impeachment Proceedings
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"[Ambassador Gordon] Sondland was in over his head. He didn't act in a way that a normal ambassador would have acted," Ambassador Nicholas Burns told us.

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Nov 21, 2019
Has The President Gone Too Far In Clearing Three Service Members?
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"The Pentagon has made it very clear to me that they pretty much uniformly were against these decisions," reporter Dan Lamothe told us about President Trump's recent pardons.

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Nov 20, 2019
Presenting The Debutante Ball
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"You need to allow teenage girls their agency, but you also have to ask, who is this for, and who is it helping, and who is it hurting," author Kristen Richardson says.

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Nov 19, 2019
How We Talk When We Talk About Abortion
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"[Safe, legal and rare] is extremely antiquated in that it's focusing on shifting politics but not actually thinking about who are the people who are at the center of this issue: people like me who have abortions," reproductive justice activist Renee Bracey Sherman told us.

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Nov 18, 2019
The News Roundup for November 15, 2019
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The House held the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Another candidate joined the 2020 presidential race. And the Supreme Court weighed the fate of about 700,000 immigrants.

Around the world, protests rage on in Iraq, Hong Kong and Chile. And President Evo Morales of Bolivia is out.

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Nov 15, 2019
1A Across America: Mass Incarceration in the Deep South
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"Some of the prisons, you wouldn't put your dog in there," an Alabama state senator told us.

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Nov 14, 2019
Color Me Crimson: Can Football Unite Alabama?
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"Alabama football serves as an escape for a lot of people, like going to the movies," entertainment and sports producer Ben Flanagan told us.

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Nov 13, 2019
1A Across America: The Legacy Of Jeff Sessions
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"Sessions was a Republican in the state of Alabama before it was popular to be a Republican in the state," political science professor Lori Owens told us.

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Nov 12, 2019
'America's Great Undiscovered Literature:' Letters From U.S. Soldiers
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"The heart of this project is to convey the humanity of these troops. It is to ensure these stories are preserved," said Andrew Carroll, the founding director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

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Nov 11, 2019
The News Roundup for November 8, 2019
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A top diplomat revises his testimony to impeachment investigators. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces a run for Senate. And Virginia may no longer be a swing state.

Around the world, Delhi closes schools because of toxic smog. Haiti nears a boiling point. And there's a peace deal in Yemen.

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Nov 08, 2019
'Ok Boomer:' Apathy, Anger And A Viral Meme
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"I think it's important to note that while the comment itself is being described as dismissive, it's actually a response to the dismissive point of view that older generations have," wrote one of our listeners.

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Nov 07, 2019
Blown Away: Why Police Rely On Faulty Breathalyzers
2107
"The machines are often unreliable and they generate skewed results — whether too high or too low — with alarming frequency," New York Times reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg told us.

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Nov 06, 2019
Visiting The Smithsonian With Lonnie Bunch
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"I think it's important for us to realize that in this story, slavery is at the center — but it's not the only story. We wanted people to understand the diversity of the black experience," Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch told us.

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Nov 05, 2019
Getting Thirsty With 'Thirst Aid Kit'
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Thirst is an expression of desire. "The idea of noting what you like, having that written down," said Bim Adewunmi, co-host of the podcast "Thirst Aid Kit."

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Nov 04, 2019
Changing The Game? The NCAA Opens The Door For Athletes To Profit
2102
"The NCAA maintains as a legal fiction that the reason people care about college sports is that they are true college students," says economist Andy Schwarz.

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Nov 02, 2019
The News Roundup for November 1, 2019
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All but two House Democrats voted for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Twitter plans to stop all political advertising on the platform. And the Washington Nationals won the World Series.

Around the world, ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Political turmoil rocked South America. And there are widespread protests in the Middle East.

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Nov 01, 2019
What Gave Life To The Idea Of The Zombie?
2085
"The Haitian zombie and the modern zombie are two different things tied by a misnomer," author Max Brooks told us.

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Oct 31, 2019
When 'Public Safety' Blackouts Are Meant To Prevent Wildfires
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"The less power you shut-off, the more narrowly targeted the shut-offs are, the higher the fire risk is... It's going to take a lot of time and money to fix that problem," said Tod Nordhaus, the founder of the Breakthrough Institute.

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Oct 30, 2019
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Jojo Rabbit'
2101
"My grandmother survived the Holocaust and I don't think there was anything offensive [about the film]," one caller told us. They said it's a good opportunity to educate viewers.

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Oct 29, 2019
Distilling The Success Of Craft Distilleries
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"People want to know where their products are coming from. You can point to a farm where the grain is coming from," Brian Christensen of Artisan Spirit Magazine told us.

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Oct 28, 2019
The News Roundup for October 25, 2019
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The Justice Department is reportedly investigating itself. Major fires burn in California. And the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros.

Around the world, Justin Trudeau survives re-election. This week was the first ever Russia-Africa Summit. And Carrie Lam and Benjamin Netanyahu are on their way out.

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Oct 25, 2019
1A Across America: Kansas Women In Politics And The GOP
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"As I go out and talk to women, there's this thought that we must hate President Trump because we're women and look at all of the horrible and awful things that he said of fill-in-the-blank. But Republican women don't appreciate being forced into a box," said Jennifer Baysinger, vice president of political affairs at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

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Oct 24, 2019
Introducing The 'Accidental Guardians' Of First Amendment Rights
2102
"There used to be a line between political speech and personal speech... that line is now very much blurred," NPR's Nina Totenberg told us.

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Oct 23, 2019
Supa Dupa Fly: The History Of Women In Hip-Hop
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"Missy's not an artist. She's a movement," music journalist and author Kathy Iandoli told us.

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Oct 22, 2019
When Fertility Doctors Betray Trust
2089
"The Cline case demonstrates just how unprepared the legal system is for this," reporter and co-host Lauren Bavis told us. She said in several states there is no law against doctors inseminating their patients.

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Oct 21, 2019
The News Roundup for October 18, 2019
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The impeachment inquiry continues, Senator Elizabeth Warren came under fire. And auto workers reached a tentative deal with General Motors.

Around the world, there are questions of a ceasefire in northern Syria. The International Space Station saw its first all-female spacewalk. And LeBron James joins the China controversy.

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Oct 18, 2019
Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon
2084
"I wanted to be in front of people and I wanted to make them feel good," Rippon told us.

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Oct 17, 2019
Twelve Democrats Debate In Ohio As The Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump Continues
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"Last night, Bernie looked great, and whatever was going on with his heart ... he seemed reinvigorated," NPR correspondent Ron Elving told us.

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Oct 16, 2019
The New Rhythm Of Rhythm And Blues
2100
"Classic, funk, neo-soul ... It's all R&B music," professor Gabrielle Goodman told us.

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Oct 15, 2019
Hijacking The American Conversation
2118
"The First Amendment is a cherished American value ... but it doesn't dilute the First Amendment to say that lies have consequences, that violent language has consequences," author Andrew Marantz told us.

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Oct 14, 2019
1A Across America: Renewable Energy And Resistance
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"These are called wind farms strategically. They are not farms. They're power plants," said Nick Egli, who opposes a wind farm proposed near his home in Kansas.

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Oct 12, 2019
The News Roundup for October 11, 2019
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House Democrats vow to continue their impeachment inquiry, the Trump Administration vows not to cooperate and Trump says he's not backing down.

Around the world, U.S. troops withdrew from northern Syria, Turkey moved in to bombard Kurdish fighters and the NBA is in hot water with China.

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Oct 11, 2019
Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction
2121
"Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices with sound design or music," podcast critic Elena Fernández Collins told us.

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Oct 10, 2019
Reversing The 'Brain Drain' In Rural America
2089
"When you're in a small town, out in the middle of nowhere, you either work together or fail alone," journalist and author Sarah Smarsh told us.

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Oct 09, 2019
'Horror Stories' With Liz Phair
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"I just kind of wanted to tell the truth about the person I am, instead of the music person everyone knows," Phair said in regards to why she decided to write a memoir.

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Oct 08, 2019
The Past, Present And Future Of American Beer
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"Prohibition outlawed the production, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages — but not consumption," Smithsonian curator Theresa McCulla told us. "If you were a wealthy American, you could stock your cellar and still have a pretty good time."

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Oct 07, 2019
Writing Feeling Into Song With Sharon Van Etten
1180
"I feel like over the course of ten years, I've found writing music my form of therapy," Van Etten told us.

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Oct 05, 2019
The News Roundup for October 4, 2019
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Congress released text messages between President Trump and the president of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Trump openly urged China to investigate Joe Biden.

Around the world, protests in Hong Kong continue for the 17th week and the plight of Iraqis goes from bad to worse.

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Oct 04, 2019
Wanting Wellness: The Booming Business Of Self-Care
2101
The wellness industry can be "incredibly predatory," Dr. Jen Gunter told us.

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Oct 03, 2019
From '24' To 'Mulan:' Character Actor Tzi Ma
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"Mulan is such an iconic character in Chinese culture. I believe it also offers the opportunity to bridge some gaps between the two nations," Ma told us about the live-action edition of "Mulan" that's coming out soon, and other recent projects.

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Oct 02, 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel
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"When the hero is always white, there are subtle messages sent out to the culture. I wanted a hero who was black ... I just felt like it was our time," author Ta-Nehisi Coates told us.

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Oct 01, 2019
The Complicated Business of Plantation Tourism
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"You are denying yourself the more interesting parts of history if you only want to see the pretty things," historic interpreter Lacy Wilson told us.

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Sep 30, 2019
Dis-Integration: Part 3
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From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.

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Sep 30, 2019
The News Roundup for September 27, 2019
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There's a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a redacted version of a whistle-blower complaint was made public and the UN Climate Action Summit wrapped up.

Around the world, a crackdown on protests in Egypt, a historical court ruling in Britain and some big moves at the UN General Assembly.

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Sep 27, 2019
No Plan B: Deciding Not To Have Children Because Of Climate Change
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"I think that the world will be worth living in 2050 and 2100," Vox reporter Kelsey Piper told us. "If you're longing to have children, then do that and fight for the world."

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Sep 25, 2019
No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate
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"Why would I study for a future that's not going to exist," environmental activist and student Madeline Graham told us.

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Sep 24, 2019
Graphic Novelists Chris Ware And Melanie Gillman On Their Latest Projects
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"[Comics are] as close as you can get to looking through another person's eyes," cartoonist Melanie Gillman told us.

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Sep 23, 2019
Dis-Integration: Part 2
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From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.

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Sep 23, 2019
The News Roundup for September 20, 2019
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There are new whistleblower allegations, autoworkers go on strike and NPR loses one of its Founding Mothers.

Around the world, millions are rallying today for climate change, Saudi Arabia is under attack and Iran is on the defensive.

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Sep 20, 2019
The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood
2107
"Sometimes you are going to lose a few plants. Sometimes leaves will turn yellow," plant blogger and author Darryl Cheng told us.

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Sep 19, 2019
One Small Hop On The Magic School Bus, One Giant Leap For STEM Education
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The head of content at PBS Kids told us because their programming is free, much of their viewership is comprised of low-income households. This includes children who don't have access to Netflix and other streaming services that offer kids' programming.

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Sep 18, 2019
'This Machine Kills Fascists': Politics And Music With Billy Bragg
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"Freedom has to involve equality," Bragg told us. "That doesn't just mean equal rights. That means equal respect."

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Sep 17, 2019
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'Hustlers'
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Siobhan Brooks, an African-American studies professor and former dancer, says the best part of the film was the dressing room scenes. They showed the amount of labor involved, how the women are transforming themselves and what their relationships with one another are like.

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Sep 16, 2019
Dis-Integration: Part 1
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From 1A and The Texas Tribune, this series investigates one school district that refused to integrate in the wake of Brown v. Board, and the decades-long fight members of the surrounding community put up against barriers to equity for students of color.

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Sep 16, 2019
The News Roundup for September 13, 2019
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John Bolton is out as the president's national security adviser, California passed a bill requiring companies to treat independent contractors as employees, and the Supreme Court ruled to let a sharp restriction to the U.S. asylum system stand — for now.

Around the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex parts of the West Bank if he's reelected, Canada also has elections coming up with an uncertain future for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Trump called off a peace deal with the Taliban.

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Sep 13, 2019
Forget What You Think You Know About The Manson Murders
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"After six hours with Manson's prosecutor, Vince Bugliosi, I realized he told me only what was in his book," journalist Tom O'Neill told us. "Until we went off the record and he told me something explosive ... and it sent me down the rabbit hole."

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Sep 12, 2019
R&B Star Raphael Saadiq Explores Addiction And Loss In 'Jimmy Lee'
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"I would dive into any Sam Cooke record and get lost inside the music," Saadiq told us. He saw a lot of tragedy early on after losing multiple siblings. Saadiq says music was a way of coping.

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Sep 11, 2019
Margaret Atwood On The Enduring Resonance Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
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"These kind of regimes don't last," Atwood told us. "One of the things that interested me about Gilead is we know it falls apart ... but we're not told how. So I was interested in exploring how."

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Sep 10, 2019
The Staggering Weight Of Student Loan Debt
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"College prepares us to live in a complex society," professor Tressie McMillan Cottom told us. "There is a social and moral imperative to college education."

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Sep 09, 2019
40 Years of ESPN's SportsCenter
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"ESPN is huge," NPR TV critic Eric Deggans told us. "As it grew, it became the fulcrum that grew the cable TV industry."

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Sep 07, 2019
The News Roundup for September 6, 2019
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The Bahamas are recovering from Hurricane Dorian and at least 30 people are dead. Now, it's hitting the U.S. southeastern coast. And two major retail chains changes their firearm policies.

Around the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a terrible political week. Another week of protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is dead.

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Sep 06, 2019
1A Across America: Being Somali American
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"First when you come here, you're like, 'Why are all these people complaining about racism...' and then the reality hits you in the face... that you're just another black person who's come to the U.S.," podcast host Haji Yussuf told us.

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Sep 05, 2019
Hurricanes And U.S. Territories In The Caribbean
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"I have to sit in this seat, and wonder as a U.S. Virgin Islander, and wonder if we'll exist in twenty years," reporter Peter Bailey told us. He says he isn't hopeful that Congress will act on climate change, in light of the fact that the island is majority black.

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Sep 04, 2019
Undocumented But In Demand: Immigration And Labor In America
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"It's fair to say that a lot of Americans don't want to do this kind of backbreaking work," reporter Alexia Campbell told us. "They have better options, especially at a time like this."

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Sep 03, 2019
Reporting On The Real Rural America
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"There are a lot of challenges [in rural America]", reporter April Simpson told us. "But I think it's also important to show what's working and ... the people that are really invested in their communities to create places people will want to come back to."

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Sep 02, 2019
The News Roundup for August 30, 2019
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Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian. President Trump reignited a feud with Puerto Rico's political leaders. And U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of the Democratic presidential race.

Around the world, Britain's new prime minister quashed opposition to a no-deal Brexit. The Amazon forest fires caused a geopolitical feud. And upcoming German elections are expected to fuel the rise of right-wing parties.

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Aug 30, 2019
Tapping Into Minnesota's Craft Beer Boom
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"The problem of quality in craft beer is a big one," said John Garland, the deputy editor of The Growler Magazine. "There's a lot more that goes into commercial brewing than home brewing. You can't just scale up your ingredients and get the same results."

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Aug 29, 2019
1A Across America: How U.S. Cities Are Tackling The Affordable Housing Crisis
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"In the U.S. and every American city, the issue of housing is tied to race," Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender told us. "We had an opportunity to look at the problems of displacement [and] evictions." Bender says in our history, racism has been codified in zoning laws.

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Aug 28, 2019
Putting The Real New Orleans On The Map
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"This house is really a historical monument for my family," author Sarah Broom told us. Broom's family home was demolished by the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Aug 27, 2019
Share The Road: How Cities Can Keep Cyclists Safe
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"We have to talk about who is empowered on the streets and who is not ... I think this sense of anger from motorists really comes from a place of entitlement," Streetsblog national correspondent Angie Schmitt told us.

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Aug 26, 2019
The News Roundup for August 23, 2019
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President Trump walked back a promise for background checks. He called Jews who vote for Democrats "very disloyal." And he introduced a rule that'll let the U.S. detain immigrant families on the boarder indefinitely.

Meanwhile, Trump was told he can't buy Greenland. The G7 summit is this weekend. And China introduced new tariffs on American goods.

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Aug 23, 2019
The 1619 Project
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"We really tried to select stories that would go across the spectrum of American life," journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones told us.

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Aug 22, 2019
YouTuber Marques Brownlee Talks Ten Years of Tech
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"It's going to come down to what gives you the best user experience," Brownlee told us. "What people don't consider is that tech is a really personal purchase. You spend so much time using it."

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Aug 21, 2019
Primaries On The Way To The Presidency
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"The invisible primary has already begun... and it's sort of democratizing the process," political correspondent Reid Wilson told us. He says the winnowing process is now a national process.

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Aug 20, 2019
Acknowledging Racism Is A Good Start. But It's Only The First Step.
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"We are going to constantly make mistakes," author Ibram X. Kendi told us about the path to being antiracist. He says the right path is to be honest, share your mistake and strive to be better.

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Aug 19, 2019
The News Roundup for August 16, 2019
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New Trump administration rules pose new threats to endangered species. The acting director of ICE talks immigration. And two Democratic congresswomen are barred from visiting Israel.

Around the world, protestors in Hong Kong shut down a major international airport. An Ebola cure seems to be on the horizon. And shots are fired across the border of Kashmir.

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Aug 16, 2019
Foresight 2020: Bill de Blasio
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"I run the nation's largest city. I have the largest school system, the largest police force — it's the most diverse place on Earth," Mayor de Blasio told us, when asked why he should be president.

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Aug 15, 2019
The Black Country Artists Who Paved The Way For 'Old Town Road'
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"We think of a guy like Charley Pride and one of the reasons he got so popular was because you couldn't see him," musician Dom Flemons told us. He said people would come to Pride's shows and then be upset when they saw he was black.

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Aug 14, 2019
Mexican Folk-Fusion Artist Lila Downs On The Soundscape Of Home
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"I am from Mexico City. Lila Downs is the only singer that I have followed for so many years. Thank you for giving your audience the chance to listen to this amazing artist. Viva Oaxaca," one listener tweeted.

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Aug 13, 2019
A Public Radio Listener Walks Into A Bar: Your Stories About Drinking Alcohol
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"My friends changed fairly dramatically when I quit drinking," journalist Jayne O'Donnell told us. "Go out and have a club soda and see if you still like the people you're with."

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Aug 12, 2019
The News Roundup for August 9, 2019
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The week began with mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On Wednesday, federal immigration officials arrested nearly 700 suspected undocumented workers at food plants in Mississippi. And Puerto Rico saw three different governors in a single week.

Around the world, India's government made a controversial move to revoke Kashmir's semi-autonomous status. The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Venezuela. And the United Arab Emirates announced it will pull its forces out of Yemen.

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Aug 09, 2019
Visionary: Toni Morrison
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"It is not an understatement to suggest Black studies as a standalone field has a lot to do with the work that Toni Morrison did at Random House," Howard University Prof. Dana Williams told us.

We spoke with Williams and Paula Giddings, professor emerita at Smith College, about Morrison's legacy as an author, editor and mentor.

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Aug 08, 2019
Snakes On A Plain: Invasive Species And How We Handle Them
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"You can't make some of these things up that we've seen," biologist Ian Bartoszek told us. "It almost reads out of a sci-fi novel."

We spoke with Bartoszek, Prof. Joel Trexler of Florida International University and Carrie Brown-Lima, director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute about the threat invasive species present.

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Aug 07, 2019
Covering The Threat Of White Supremacy
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"The FBI agents would tell us that when we give them voice, we bring them believers also," Poynter's Kelly McBride said of her time covering white supremacists. "Balancing that was very difficult as a journalist."

We discussed the media's coverage of white supremacy with McBride, Univision's Fernando Pizarro, Jane Coaston of Vox and NBC's Ben Collins.

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Aug 06, 2019
'Do Something!' Americans Grieve, Get Angry After More Mass Shootings
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"We have no idea what the role of mental illness is," Vanderbilt professor Jonathan Metzl said about mass shootings. "And so it seems to me like a code word and a distraction and a deflection."

We spoke with Metzl, former FBI agent Michael German and The New York Times' Charlie Warzel about the response to a deadly weekend in El Paso and Dayton.

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Aug 05, 2019
The News Roundup for August 2, 2019
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In the U.S. this week, Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off in the second round of debates, a new California law requires President Trump to release his tax returns, and the ACLU said more than 900 children were separated from their immigrant parents in the year after a court restricted the practice.

Around the world, the U.S. sanctioned Iran's foreign minister, the Afghan peace process faced more challenges, and Ethiopians planted 350 million — yes, million — trees in a single day.

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Aug 02, 2019
A Black Lady Radio Interview
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"'In Living Color' was a massive influence for me, as was SNL," comedian Robin Thede told us. She was named after Robin Williams and was raised with an appreciation for comedy.

She's now an executive producer and star of HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show." She joined us to talk about what makes good sketch comedy.

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Aug 01, 2019
Colson Whitehead Exhumes The Past In 'The Nickel Boys'
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"I didn't talk about it for 50-some years," said Charlie Fudge, a former inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. "We were threatened to never tell anyone about what happened there."

We talked with Fudge, reporter Ben Montgomery and author Colson Whitehead about the Dozier School, the real-life basis for Whitehead's latest novel, The Nickel Boys.

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Jul 31, 2019
Smarten Up About The Economy
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"The Federal Reserve is like a bank's bank," New York Times reporter Jeanna Smialek explained. "It has all these relationships with banks around the country, and they set interest rates."

Smialek and Mark Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget helped demystify what an interest rate cut would mean for you.

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Jul 30, 2019
Who Is Boris Johnson?
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Boris Johnson has long had his sights set on 10 Downing Street. "It was pretty clear from the get-go that he wanted to be prime minister," The Economist's Anne McElvoy told us.

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Jul 29, 2019
The News Roundup for July 26, 2019
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Massive protests drove Puerto Rico's governor to resign, Robert Mueller testified before Congress, and the government fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and a major data breach.

Meanwhile, Britain got a new prime minister, President Trump inserted himself in someone else's border crisis, and a UN report warned about the urgency of climate change.

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Jul 26, 2019
76 Billion Pills, 6 Companies And An Opioid Trial For The Ages
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"It's a really heartbreaking scene in a lot of American cities and towns," Washington Post reporter Scott Higham said on the impact of opioid addiction.

We talked with Higham about the opioid crisis, his team's three-year investigation and a recently released trove of data.

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Jul 25, 2019
The 1A Movie Club Sees 'The Lion King'
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"It is such an honor to be able to be in a movie that I've looked up to for so long. It just feels fantastic," actor Shahadi Wright Joseph told us. "I think that 'The Lion King' inspired me to start acting. I saw Young Nala on the screen, and I wanted to be her."

We spoke with Joseph, co-star JD McCrary and journalist Brooke Obie about the blockbuster remake.

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Jul 24, 2019
Save The Salmon, Save The World
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"Climate change is gonna make it harder and harder to sustain wild salmon populations," Wild Salmon Center founder and CEO Guido Rahr told us.

We talked about the importance of the fish with Rahr and journalist Tucker Malarkey.

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Jul 23, 2019
MTV's 'Are You The One?' And The Future Of Queer Representation In Reality TV
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"It was nerve-wracking, to say the least," contestant Kai Wes said of his decision to take his testosterone injections on-screen during MTV's "Are You the One?" "It's something that people don't see, so I purposely chose to show that. I wanted it to be normalized."

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Jul 22, 2019
The News Roundup for July 19, 2019
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The Trump administration moved forward with plans to end asylum protections. Protesters in Puerto Rico are calling for their governor to resign. And racist tweets from the president generated backlash.

Around the world, the Ebola outbreak is deemed a global health emergency. Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman elected president of the European Commission. And the United States is planning to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia.

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Jul 19, 2019
Game Mode: The Next Level
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"The difference with Stadia is there are so many more options," journalist Gabe Gurwin said of Google's new steaming gaming service. "They're also going to let you buy games piecemeal and you can purchase games without a subscription."

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Jul 18, 2019
Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard
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"One of the problems with the games industry is that at the end of a project, a lot more people are needed to finish," journalist Colin Campbell told us. "Workers tend to be brought on en masse."

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Jul 17, 2019
Game Mode: Loot Boxes, The Law And The Music Behind The Game
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"What I want are tools and information about how I can limit time and money spent on game play," Stanley Pierre-Louis, the president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, told us. "The FTC has applauded our industry many times on our self-regulatory methods."

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Jul 16, 2019
Game Mode: Consoles And Community
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"When I first played 'World of Warcraft,' there was something really wild about hearing all these people from around the world. Now, it's something that the industry has taken and run with," said Ion Hazzikostas, game director for 'World of Warcraft.'

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Jul 15, 2019
1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations
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"We have to be humanitarian to each other first before we can do humanitarian work at the border," Minister Alyssa Stebbing said of her approach to keeping the peace in her congregation. "It's hard work, but it's necessary."

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Jul 13, 2019
The News Roundup for July 12, 2019
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. And America's soccer champions came home.

Around the world, there was confrontation between Britain and Iran. Hong Kong could see more protests. And Britain's ambassador to the U.S. resigned.

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Jul 12, 2019
The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry
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"Not everybody has access to the digital economy. Think about it. If you want to do a transaction online or a mobile app, you typically need a debit or credit card to do that," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told us.

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Jul 11, 2019
Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee
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"The inability to prevent new nuclear states in North Korea and Iran" is the number-two international threat to the U.S. after climate change, according to Gov. Inslee.

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Jul 10, 2019
Chronicling Sexual Harassment And Assault In The #MeToo Era
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"Most of the #MeToo movement has centered around sexual assault and naming big men, but the men in my life are not prominent famous men. They're everyday, working class men," author Chavisa Woods told us.

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Jul 09, 2019
Fly Me To The Moon: Apollo 11 And The Unsung Hero Who Made It Happen
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John Houbolt is often a footnote in Apollo 11 history, author Todd Zwillich told us. Astronauts often get the most recognition.

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Jul 08, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for July 5, 2019
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Justin Amash says "adios" to his party. The printers start rolling on the new census forms. And the car world loses a legend.

Around the world, protesters smash up the parliament in Hong Kong. President Trump crosses a line in Korea. And there's change at the top of the European Union and Central Bank.

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Jul 05, 2019
A Conversation With Senator Doug Jones
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Sen. Jones is the first Democrat that Alabamians have elected to the Senate in 25 years. But with elections around the corner, can he win again in a largely red state?

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Jul 04, 2019
50 Years Later: Apollo 11 And The Landing That Almost Wasn't
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This month marks the 50-year anniversary of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. That may be old news to us, but it was a moment that gripped the nation and the world, in tense and excited silence.

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Jul 03, 2019
Archaeology From (Way, Way) Far Out
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Archaeologist Sarah Parcak says she's seen satellites that can see up to 100 meters in depth into water. Parcak says space imaging helps to gain data on water movement around ships.

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Jul 02, 2019
Jason Rezaian and George Takei On Two Forms Of Imprisonment
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"As Iranians in this country, we've suffered a lot of backlash since the 1970s," Rezaian told us. "That continues to this day. As I've watched the crisis at the border, I worry that we're descending into similar situations that my father and George dealt with."

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Jul 01, 2019
Dinosaurs Come Back To Life At The Smithsonian
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"It was either beginner's luck or divine intervention ... the bones maybe found me," said Kathy Wankel, about discovering T. rex bones in Montana that are now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Jun 29, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for June 28, 2019
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Twenty Democratic presidential candidates debated this week. The Supreme Court ruled on partisan gerrymandering. And Robert Mueller will testify before Congress in July.

Around the world, President Trump will meet with world leaders at the G20 summit this weekend. Protests in Honduras turn violent. And Jared Kushner tries to make a peace deal with the Middle East.

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Jun 28, 2019
1A Across America: Ten Democrats Debate
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"I think it's kind of a cheap shot at this point, just saying that we need to stop Trump," said Kate Nachazel, a senior at the University of Michigan. She said she appreciated that the candidates didn't talk so much about President Trump.

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Jun 27, 2019
Big Little Lies: The Art Of Being Duped
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Professor Chris Hart says con artists tend to display a personality structure known as the "dark triad:" narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.

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Jun 26, 2019
Foresight 2020: Health Care
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"We have as many people insured in this country as ever before," said Dan Diamond, health reporter for POLITICO. But Diamond noted that some people are under-insured, in hard-to-reach locations and unable to opt in to insurance plans.

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Jun 25, 2019
Conservative Columnist George Will On The Republican Party Today
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Will told us that "America should be alarmed" by any president that can impose taxes willy-nilly in the form of tariffs.

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Jun 24, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for June 21, 2019
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President Trump will run for a second term. Meanwhile, the first Democratic debates are around the corner.

Around the world, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue. Hong Kong fights with Beijing. And thousands are fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Jun 21, 2019
A Primer For The Growing Crisis With Iran
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Vali Nasr, a former senior adviser to President Obama, told us he believes that war with Iran could be possible if an unintended target is hit or there's a miscalculation. He speculated that it could occur as soon as a month from now.

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Jun 20, 2019
Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America
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"We've spent $700 a month just for our daughter's insulin — and beyond that we've had to pay for other supplies including a pump, testing strips," Lija Greenseid told us about her daughter who has Type 1 Diabetes.

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Jun 19, 2019
Elaine Welteroth On Transforming Teen Vogue And Knowing Your Worth
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"Our job was to reflect this next generation of young people," Welteroth told us.

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Jun 18, 2019
The Try Guys Try Public Radio
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"We got more in touch with the narrative of speaking directly to things. The tone caught up to something that was always there," Eugene Lee Yang told us about the group's earlier work.

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Jun 17, 2019
Forgiveness After A Massacre In Charleston
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"I am not willing to forgive what has happened in America unless America is willing to repent and atone, and America has not done that," pastor William H. Lamar IV told us.

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Jun 15, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for June 14, 2019
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A comedian calls on Congress to act. Congress calls for a raise. Christians call out serious issues during two major conventions.

Around the world, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. More protests are planned in Hong Kong. And Boris Johnson may become the next prime minister of the U.K.

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Jun 14, 2019
1A Across America: Indigenous And In Office
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"There are too many people in Minnesota who don't even know that Native American people exist as contemporary people," Lt. Governor Flanagan told us.

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Jun 13, 2019
Paintbrushes And Deep Pockets: The State Of The Art World
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"The art business is the most unregulated legal business in the world," author Michael Shnayerson told us.

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Jun 12, 2019
Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter On 'The Five-Sided Box'
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"War is the heart of what we do, but you're also the manager and leader of the world's largest enterprise," Carter told us.

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Jun 11, 2019
When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope
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David Kessler, a grief expert, told us the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — are not linear milestones, but rather organic feelings that will come up during the grieving process.

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Jun 10, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for June 7, 2019
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The NYPD publicly apologized for raiding the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago. Meanwhile, many are calling for President Trump to apologize for insults he made about Robert Mueller on D-Day.

Around the world, it's been thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is out as head of the conservative party. And Ethiopia's prime minister mediates talks in Sudan.

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Jun 07, 2019
Adapting 'To Kill A Mockingbird' For The Stage, And For Contemporary Views On Race
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"I got off to a rocky start ... I felt like it was my job to swaddle the novel in bubble wrap and gently transfer it to a Broadway stage. That's a terrible way to write a play, and my first draft reflected that," playwright Aaron Sorkin told us.

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Jun 06, 2019
What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?
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"Shame, guilt, and blame" are all common feelings after losing a pregnancy, says therapist Joyce McFadden.

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Jun 05, 2019
How Can We Prevent Workplace Shootings?
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Jillian Peterson says 90 percent of workplace mass shootings are carried out by an employee. She says security is really difficult when the perpetrator already knows the building and the safety measures typically taken during a crisis.

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Jun 04, 2019
Romance and Representation: 'Always Be My Maybe' And The Future Of The Raunch-Com
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"This story came from a real place for us. There were a lot of things about it that were authentic for us and we were the experts on getting that authenticity right," Randall Park told us.

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Jun 03, 2019
1A Across America: Who Benefits When States Legalize Recreational Marijuana?
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"I was very hesitant to come out of the cannabis closet ... because of the stigma ... However I'm proud that people can see that 'she's a functioning adult, she doesn't seem like a weed-head,'" dispensary co-founder Anqunette Sarfoh told us.

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Jun 01, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 31, 2019
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Robert Mueller broke his silence. Disney and other major movie studios say they're prepared to pull out operations in Georgia over its controversial new abortion law. And the National Weather Service was busy this week.

Around the world, President Trump announces a new tariff against Mexico. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a new election in September. And Japan says sayonara to President Trump after a state visit.

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May 31, 2019
Foresight 2020: Tim Ryan
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"I'm a lot closer to impeachment today than I was yesterday," Ryan told us. "We might be left with no choice at this point but to impeach President Trump."

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May 30, 2019
Robert Mueller Speaks
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"I think what Bob Mueller is trying to say here is, you know, it's important that we talk about what the president did with regards to this investigation, but understand that there is this separate Russian effort ... [that] this could happen again," says Shane Harris.

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May 29, 2019
Foresight 2020: Andrew Yang
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"... most entrepreneurs like me regard [Donald Trump] as more of a fraud and as a marketing charlatan than a genuine builder," the long shot candidate says he's been speaking with supporters of President Trump, and he believes their campaign can build a broad and deep coalition.

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May 28, 2019
How Can We Protect Women In The Military From Sexual Misconduct?
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"If I had the option of enlisting today either as an enlisted service member or as an officer ... I don't think I'd feel safe enough to do it," Anuradha Bhagwati told us.

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May 27, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019
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The battles over abortion continue. McDonald's workers go on strike. And President Trump gave the Attorney General new powers.

Around the world, India and Australia re-elect their prime ministers. Also, U.S. lawmakers are working across the aisle in an effort to keep Syria in the headlines, but it's Iran that continues to be the prime target for the White House.

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May 24, 2019
The Nationwide Fight Over Fines And Fees
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"Chicago is not an anomaly... all over the country, states and cities are raising money through fines and fees in the criminal justice system. And not all communities are suffering equally," said Lisa Foster, co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center.

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May 23, 2019
Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"
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"If you are passionate, go forward, you have nothing to lose. [Captain] Janeway says it, and I say it. Go forward with everything you've got," Mulgrew told us.

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May 22, 2019
Wildlife Tourism Behind The Camera
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"In order for an elephant to be docile enough to interact with a human up close, they have to be trained from a young age," Natasha Daly told us. This training often involves painful prodding sticks.

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May 21, 2019
A Conversation With Senator Tom Cotton
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Senator Tom Cotton is known for his hardline stances on Iran and immigration. We spoke with the Arkansas Republican about politics and his new book, Sacred Duty.

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May 20, 2019
1A Across America: The Manufacturing Comeback And The 2020 Election
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"I am willing to pay more if all of my neighbors are working with good jobs," a listener wrote us about tariffs. We visited Michigan and found strong support for tariffs among working-class voters.

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May 18, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 17, 2019
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The list of states tightening women's access to abortions got longer this week. So did the list of people running for president in 2020. Also, President Trump wants to transform America's immigration system.

Around the world, the Trump administration is sending mixed messages about starting a war against Iran. Boris Johnson says he'll vie for Theresa May's position when she steps down. And Hungary's strongman prime minister comes to Washington.

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May 17, 2019
Foresight 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders
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"The idea of legalizing prostitution is something that should be considered," Sanders told us.

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May 16, 2019
Foresight 2020: Marianne Williamson
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"I see the climate crisis as the greatest moral challenge of our generation. I'd immediately appoint a world-class environmentalist to the EPA... The day of fossil fuel companies [influencing how we address global warming] would be over when I'm president," Williamson told us.

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May 15, 2019
Calling Out Callout Culture
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"Labels always come with baggage, baggage that society chooses ... let's not use those labels as finish lines. Don't decide I have nothing to learn from that person," author Irshad Manji told us.

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May 14, 2019
Leadership In South Africa After Nelson Mandela
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"The [African National Congress] of 1994 and the [African National Congress] of 2019 are vastly different," one of our guests told us.

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May 13, 2019
1A Across America: The Growing Trend Of The Four-Day School Week
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Lower-income and migrant families who can't afford enrichment classes can struggle with this switch to a four-day school week, one of our guests told us.

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May 11, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 10, 2019
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Does our system of checks and balances need a check-up? The impact of a standoff between the White House and Congress. And Colorado asserts itself as a leader on recreational drug use.

Around the world, Iran sparks concerns about its supply of uranium. South Africa goes to the polls. And the Royal Family says, it's a boy!

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May 10, 2019
Puerto Rican Singer-Songwriter iLe On The Music Of Protest
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"[Puerto Ricans] are still being oppressed but it's silent. And to me, that's even worse, because we don't notice it," iLe told us.

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May 09, 2019
Facebook Is Done With Alex Jones. Where Will The Infowars Host Go Next?
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"The Trump-Alex Jones relationship is really really uncomplicated: Trump loves people who love him," one of our guests told us.

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May 08, 2019
What Happens After You First Get Sober?
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"Our goal is to bring the individual back to themselves and let them know they are worth something," one of our guests told us.

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May 07, 2019
Inside The Animated Mind Of Lisa Hanawalt
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"I love showing that women are funny, and gross, and sexual," Hanawalt told us. "Women have just had limited opportunities to show this side of themselves in the media."

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May 06, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 3, 2019
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President Trump gets into a fire fight. The attorney general chooses his words carefully. And there's some talk about infrastructure.

Around the world, Venezuela's President Maduro hangs on. May Day turns ugly in Paris. And Baghdadi reminds the world that ISIS might be landless, but it is still dangerous.

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May 03, 2019
Decoding Da Vinci
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"The ability to see patterns across nature is actually what makes the Mona Lisa smile," historian Walter Isaacson told us, reflecting on da Vinci's ability to wed art and science.

We celebrated the Italian polymath's legacy in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death.

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May 02, 2019
The Curious Ways We Find (And Lose) Our Way
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"A paper map requires you to locate yourself in real space, but with GPS on your phone, you're in your screen," Maura O'Connor told us.

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May 01, 2019
Uncovering Buried Truths
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"No matter how many [sources] you have, you never feel like it's enough," Buried Truths host Hank Klibanoff told us. "The point of the podcast is not whodunit, but whydunit."

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Apr 30, 2019
Turmoil At The National Rifle Association
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"The wounds the NRA now faces are entirely self-inflicted," Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff told us.

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Apr 29, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 26, 2019
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A record high for stocks and for cases of measles. Democrats embrace a familiar face. And the Federal Reserve gets political.

Around the world, Sri Lanka recovers from a series of deadly bombings. An epic story dominates India's election. And Ukraine elects a comedian.

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Apr 26, 2019
1A Across America: The Power Of The Latino Vote
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"The Republican party is grappling with how to do better with Hispanics," Houston immigration attorney Jacob Monty told us. "If we don't do better with Hispanics, we're going to be a minority party."

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Apr 25, 2019
Grooving With Maxwell
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"We are only borrowing what's already been done by so many people before us," Maxwell told us. "Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green. All these beautiful voices are just echoes of an era and a history and a tradition."

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Apr 24, 2019
A Conversation With Chef Kwame Onwuachi
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"All food is fusion," Onwuachi told us. "If you look at food from the American South, it's inspired by food from West Africa. As we evolve, our food evolves."

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Apr 23, 2019
Special K: Ketamine, From Party Drug To Depression Medication
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One of our listeners left a message sharing his experience with ketamine. He says it saved his life. "Ketamine is the only thing that gave me release from my treatment-resistant depression," he told us.

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Apr 22, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 19, 2019
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Parts of the Mueller report are finally made public. New rules for asylum seekers could keep thousands in jail. And prosecutors accuse doctors of prescribing opioids in exchange for cash or sex.

Around the world, Libya worries the West. France fights back after a fire. And in London, a climate change protest gets very sticky.

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Apr 19, 2019
Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now
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Twenty years ago, two teenagers murdered a dozen students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado.

For this special broadcast, we looked at Columbine's legacy. Leigh Paterson of KUNC Public Media and Guns & America shared her reporting, which includes conversations with Columbine survivors, school administrators and activists.

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Apr 18, 2019
French Ambassador To The U.S. On The Future Of Notre Dame
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"There has been an outpouring of support from around the globe," French ambassador Gérard Araud told us.

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Apr 17, 2019
Rosanne Cash On Art And Activism
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Rosanne Cash talks to us about her music, how she broke into the industry and her advocacy.

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Apr 16, 2019
Watch The Throne(s)
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Why does it seem like everyone is watching "Game of Thrones" these days? What's so compelling about the series?

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Apr 15, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 12, 2019
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Arrests in the U.K. and Sudan, administrative shakeups at the Department of Homeland Security and elections in Israel and India.

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Apr 12, 2019
What's The Breaking Point At The Border?
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How much immigration should we allow into the United States? And who should be allowed in? We talk about it with conservative writer David Frum and the founder of "Define American," Jose Antonio Vargas.

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Apr 11, 2019
Historian Robert Caro On Power And Why He Still Writes Longhand
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The venerated author of "The Power Broker" joins us to talk about his new book, "Working."

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Apr 10, 2019
Is It Miller Time? Nielsen Gets Nudged Out
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What's ahead for the Department of Homeland Security and for President Trump's immigration agenda?

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Apr 09, 2019
1A Across America: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith In Government
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It's been more than a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston. Our Across America team travelled to Texas to see how the city has recovered... and how it hasn't.

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Apr 08, 2019
1A Across America: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
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Our Across America team is digging into the issues that resonate with voters, and Kansas is a good place to look.

We spoke with Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, about passing laws in a predominantly red state. Then, we zoomed out to discuss the role Kansas will play in the 2020 presidential race.

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Apr 06, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for April 5, 2019
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House Democrats have asked the IRS to release the last six years of President Trump's tax returns. Joe Biden has been told to join the "straight-arm club." And mayoral history is made in Chicago.

Around the world, Ethiopian crash investigators call for an inquiry into Boeing. The New Zealand shooting prompts Australia to pass new laws. And why did a Chinese woman at Mar-a-Lago have four cell phones, an external hard drive and a thumb drive?

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Apr 05, 2019
Writer Damon Young On Being Black And The Absurdity Of It All
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Damon Young, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com, says the most inspiring thing about his hometown of Pittsburgh is that it's predominantly white. "Pittsburgh is a jar of mayonnaise," he told us.

We talked with him about adolescence, politics, parenthood and why he still calls Pittsburgh home.

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Apr 04, 2019
'Bullets Ain't Got No Name': Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs
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The fight against gang violence has lost one of its top advocates: Nipsey Hussle. We discussed the rap star's life and legacy with his former DJ, and then took a look at the fight against gangs nationwide.

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Apr 03, 2019
Foresight 2020: Julián Castro
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Julián Castro wants your vote — and your attention. We spoke with him about the road to 2020 in a crowded Democratic presidential field.

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Apr 02, 2019
The First Day Back
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How do you rebuild your life after it suddenly ends? Comedian Jason Weems faced that dilemma far more literally than he would have ever wanted, when an asthma attack stopped his heart for five minutes while he was performing a set.

We spoke with Weems about his comeback story, and heard from listeners about how they bounced back from life-changing events.

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Apr 01, 2019
1A Across America: The Fight Over Oil and Gas
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Oil and gas. It's a $31 billion industry in the Centennial State. But it's also a big concern to some residents.

Our Across America team spoke to several people in the Greeley, Colorado area about how the industry has affected their lives. Plus, we heard from an energy reporter who discussed how Colorado's approach to this dilemma could guide the nation.

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Mar 30, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 29, 2019
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Mueller, measles and Mike Lee makes Ronald Reagan ride a raptor. Also, Oklahoma forces the makers of OxyContin to pay a heavy price and Senators Rubio and Romney move forward with plans for paid family leave.

Around the world, Facebook says it will ban white nationalists, weeks after the New Zealand attack. Southern Africa fights cholera after a historic cyclone. And could Prime Minister Theresa May be the first high-profile casualty of Britain's messy European divorce?

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Mar 29, 2019
Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich
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Wealth is a touchy subject. On one hand, your ability to build wealth as you see fit has been part of our democracy. On the other, the power of the "one percent" infuriates many people.

What impact does wealth have on one's mind and morals? And what's the role of the wealthy in easing inequality?

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Mar 28, 2019
Peter Lord And David Sproxton On 40 Years Of Animating Life
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You might not recognize the name "Aardman Animations." But chances are, you know their work. From a cheese-loving inventor and his genius dog... to a group of chickens, yearning to be free... to a farm-dwelling, intelligent, adventurous sheep.

We talked to the co-founders about four decades of animating life.

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Mar 27, 2019
1A Movie Club Sees 'Us'
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Ever had one of those moments when you just couldn't bear to see your own reflection? Hopefully, that reflection stayed in the mirror. Heaven forbid it should follow you, find you and — worse yet — try to replace you, by any means necessary.

Jordan Peele explores that side we hide in his latest thriller, "Us."

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Mar 26, 2019
Left, Right And Center Takes On The Mueller Report
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Twenty-two months later, Robert Mueller's special counsel probe into Russia's election interference has run its course. Attorney General William Barr spent the weekend reviewing the principal findings of the report.

What does it mean that the investigation is wrapped up? And what other investigations still loom over President Trump? We bring you the latest on the report, plus reaction from across the political spectrum.

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Mar 25, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 22, 2019
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Floods devastate parts of the Midwest. Boeing faces mounting questions. And President Trump upsets many Republicans by speaking ill of the dead.

Around the world, New Zealand's Prime Minister calls for a global fight against racist ideology. Hundreds are missing and more than a million people need help after catastrophic floods in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Plus, Brexit delayed?

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Mar 22, 2019
Raining Love With Lee Fields And The Expressions
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Lee Fields is a veteran soul singer who's been walking his path for more than 50 years. Now, he's bringing old soul to a new generation — celebrated and sampled by popular artists like ASAP Rocky, J. Cole and Travis Scott.

We spoke with Fields about five decades in the industry.

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Mar 21, 2019
How To Raise Boys
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America's boys have it tough. They're less likely to finish high school, more likely to drop out of college and many are socialized to be aggressive and impulsive. How do we rethink masculinity, and raise today's boys to be 21st-century men?

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Mar 20, 2019
Self-Care And Skin Care
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Cleansers. Creams. Serums. Sheet masks.

It can be hard to know what works, what's legitimate and whether all the effort is worth it. What does it mean that so many of us pay top-dollar to put our best face forward? And what should you be using to take care of your skin?

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Mar 19, 2019
What Will Stop The Spread Of Online Extremism?
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The massacre in New Zealand tells us a lot about online extremism — the role tech companies play in regulating or banning fringe users, and the role each of us plays in creating the online ecosystem where hate can thrive.

How do we reckon with online hate? What consequences should there be for the bigots who promote acts of violence?

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Mar 18, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for March 15, 2019
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A bad week for Boeing. Beto joins the race for the White House. And a bribery scandal hits some of the nation's elite colleges.

Around the world, America withdraws its diplomatic staff from Venezuela. Wonder Woman calls out Israel's Prime Minister. And the Brits prepare to check out of the EU anytime they like — but can they ever leave?

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Mar 15, 2019
Tracee Ellis Ross Teams Up For Time's Up With Her Aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee
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Tracee Ellis Ross is on a mission to change Hollywood. She's a co-founder of Time's Up — fighting discrimination, sexual harassment and assault of women.

Now, that focus is broadening to the healthcare industry. We discussed Time's Up Healthcare with two of its most vocal advocates: Ellis Ross and her aunt, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee.

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Mar 14, 2019