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birdbohannon
 Jan 6, 2020
Consistant quality, most balanced NPR show.

Damien
 Feb 23, 2019
Better with Tom. I've listened to on point for over a decade, and I gave it a chance for over a year after he was forced out, its just not as good of a show anymore. the shows lost its soul.

GG
 Oct 4, 2018
reliably good reporting without a lot of filler

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 Jul 9, 2018

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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

Episode Date
In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy
00:46:49

What we can learn from Dwight Eisenhower's life and leadership. Susan Eisenhower and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 17, 2020
Pandemic Unemployment: What Happens When Benefits Never Arrive?
00:46:54

Six months after the pandemic caused a historic number of Americans to lose their jobs, millions still haven’t gotten their unemployment benefits. We take a look at why. Clio Chang and Pamela Herd join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 17, 2020
Rethinking Gender With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng
00:48:44

A mathematician turns gender into a math problem. We hear how math can help us rethink ingrained conceptions of gender. Eugenia Cheng joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 16, 2020
Election Roundtable: What Military Veterans Want In A President
00:46:53

We talk with a roundtable of military veterans about the presidential election. What qualities are most essential in a commander in chief? What role does -- and what role should -- the U.S. military play in protecting American democracy?

Sep 16, 2020
The Trap Of Meritocracy
00:47:11

What has become of the common good? Political theorist Michael Sandel traces how meritocracy went from a satiric idea in the 1950s to a bedrock of American culture – and what we might have lost in its ascendance.

Sep 15, 2020
Lessons Of The Pacific Northwest Wildfires
00:47:26

The West Coast is facing some of the worst wildfires in its history. We take a look at the role of forest management in helping control these fires. Monica Samayoa, John Bailey and Gov. Jay Inslee join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 15, 2020
Economist Emily Oster On How We Can All Make Better Pandemic Decisions
00:47:28

From sending our kids back to school to flying on an airplane, we talk about how to make informed decisions during a pandemic. Emily Oster joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 14, 2020
The Media's Role In Calling An Election
00:47:16

As we look forward to potentially unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots in November, should we be preparing for an election night that drags on longer than normal? Noah Oppenheim and Margaret Sullivan join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 14, 2020
'14 Miles': A Look At The U.S.-Mexico Border, And The Lives Defined By It
00:47:30

We look at a 14-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. What does a border mean in an interconnected world? DW Gibson, Nicole Ramos, Serge Dedina and Stan Rodriguez join Anthony Brooks.

Sep 11, 2020
Week In The News: Woodward Book, West Coast Wildfires, Coronavirus Updates
00:47:27

The 2020 campaign heats up. The Senate takes up a pared down COVID-19 relief bill. And evidence that the president knew the threat of the coronavirus in February. All that and more in our week in review. Jack Beatty, Monica Alba and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

Sep 11, 2020
Survival Of The Kindest: Can Our Better Nature Help Build A Better World?
00:47:30

We discuss the lessons of the classic novel “Lord of the Flies.” Should humans be living by the notion of survival of the fittest — or survival of the kindest? Rutger Bregman and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 10, 2020
America's Reckoning With Racism: The History Already Made In 2020
00:47:31

A rebroadcast of our conversation with legendary civil rights activist Bob Moses and historian Taylor Branch on the history that’s being made in 2020.

Sep 10, 2020
How To Embrace The Uncertainty Of A Pandemic
00:47:31

We talk with entrepreneur and author Margaret Heffernan about how we can best survive -- and even embrace -- the chaos of a pandemic.

Sep 09, 2020
Election Roundtable: Where Wisconsin Voters Stand
00:47:30

Next in our voter roundtable: Wisconsin. What do voters in Wisconsin want from elected officials? How are the recent events in Kenosha affecting their vote? Randy Schmidt, Cassi Mennenoh and Alexis Arnold join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 09, 2020
'Our Malady': Historian Timothy Snyder On America's Health Care Problem
00:47:30

In December 2019, historian Tim Snyder got so sick he almost died. Snyder says his hospital experience taught him about the powerful relationship between health and liberty in the United States. Timothy Snyder joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 08, 2020
The Threat To U.S. Elections
00:47:17

Russia is attempting to interfere with the presidential election yet again. What’s Moscow doing this time? Jack Delaney, Miles Taylor and Nina Jankowicz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 08, 2020
James Baldwin's Lessons for America
00:47:31

We look back on the life and work of the great American writer and thinker James Baldwin. Eddie Glaude, Jr. joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 07, 2020
Sergeant Heather Taylor On Ethics And Inequality In Policing
00:47:14

Det. Sgt. Heather Taylor joins us to talk about being a Black woman in law enforcement, the violence she’s experienced in her own life, and how that’s shaped her views and hopes for her career and country. Det. Sgt. Heather Taylor joined Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 07, 2020
A Conversation With Jane Goodall
00:47:22

60 years ago, Jane Goodall first began her close observations of Tanzania’s chimpanzees. Equipped with simple binoculars, a notebook and patience, she transformed the way the world understood primates and wildlife. She joins us to look back on her legacy, and discuss the urgent challenges around climate and conservation. Jane Goodall joins Anthony Brooks.

Sep 04, 2020
Should The Electoral College Exist? 
00:46:44

The electoral college has been a fixture of American democracy -- and criticism -- since the nation’s founding. We’ll explain why it endures. Alex Keyssar, Tara Ross and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

Sep 04, 2020
What To Know About College Reopening In A Pandemic
00:46:44

College students across the country are returning to campuses for the first time since the pandemic hit. But some campuses closed almost as soon as they opened. We look at how the decisions are being made to reopen higher ed. Andy Thomason, Holden Thorp and Caroline Anders join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 03, 2020
The History And Future Of Sports Activism
00:47:19

Sports teams and athletes around the country held strikes last week to stand up against racial injustice. We talk about this moment in sports activism, and its history and future. Howard Bryant, Amira Rose Davis and Etan Thomas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 03, 2020
Rethinking America's 'Deficit Myth' With Economist Stephanie Kelton
00:47:35

Fiscal policy in a pandemic. We discuss why COVID-19 is giving a bigger voice to economists with very different ways of looking at the deficit. Stephanie Kelton, Joseph Stiglitz and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 02, 2020
Election Roundtable: What Democratic Voters Want From Biden
00:47:11

We talk with more voters. This time, Democrats. Some are all in on Joe Biden. Others will be holding their noses at the ballot box. What do Democratic voters want for -- and from -- their candidate? Rodrigo Gomez-Carlin, Melissa Brant and Andrea McCoy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 02, 2020
What We Learned — And What We Didn't — From Hurricane Katrina
00:47:31

It’s been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated our country. And while many of us remember the storm as an acute moment in history, a new book is making a case that the lead-up to Katrina made its impacts inevitable. We talk about the structural issues that affected our recovery from Katrina, and what more needs to be done. Sarah Broom, Andy Horowitz and Jarvis DeBerry join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 01, 2020
What's The Connection Between Civilian Militias And The Police?
00:47:14

Across the country this summer, we’ve seen vigilante militants incite violence at protests for racial justice. We talk to a former FBI agent who went undercover with right-wing militants in the 1990s about the groups' overlap with law enforcement. Michael German, Jonathan Levinson and LaFleur Stephens-Dougan join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Sep 01, 2020
Could Rapid Testing Help Life Return To Normal?
00:47:25

An announcement from the White House could expand rapid COVID-19 testing significantly as President Trump boasts about U.S. testing capacity. Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina joins Meghna Chakrabarti to lay out the testing failures so far, and discuss how rapid tests could help get our lives back to normal in the pandemic.

Aug 31, 2020
After Conventions, Natural Disasters And More Protests, Checking In Across The Country
00:47:25

We’ll drop down in several different cities around the country with our reporters’ roundtable for an update on protests and the pandemic, and to see how the after effects of the political conventions are playing out across America. LaToya Dennis, Luis Carrasco, Molly Peterson and Rose Scott join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 31, 2020
Tracing The Path Of The Modern GOP, From Reagan To Trump
00:46:51

Wall Street Journal editor Gerald Seib has been a fly on the wall of the Republican Party over the past 40 years. He joins us to unspool the history that led up to President Trump’s election in 2016, and chart the course of the GOP into the future. Gerald Seib, Oren Cass and Mindy Finn join Jane Clayson.

Aug 28, 2020
Week In The News: The RNC, Hurricane Laura, Protests In Wisconsin
00:47:25

President Trump defies the Hatch Act at the Republican Convention. The Gulf Coast is slammed by one of the most powerful storms in decades. And a police shooting in Wisconsin rocks communities across the country. All that and more in our weekly news roundup. Jane Coaston, Mary Bruce and Paula Reid join Jane Clayson.

Aug 28, 2020
How Mayors Are Handling The Crises Facing Their Cities
00:47:35

We’ll talk to the mayor of Kansas City and others about the challenges to running their cities now. Protests, coronavirus, unemployment — we’ll discuss the way forward at the local level. Quinton Lucas and David Holt join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 27, 2020
They Voted For Trump In 2016. Will They Do It Again In 2020?
00:47:31

We’re talking to voters who cast their ballots for Donald Trump in 2016. Four years later, they explain the issues they care about, what they think of the job President Trump has done, and how they’ll vote this time around. Cheryl Johnson, Matt Powell and Tommy Stallings join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 27, 2020
Samantha Bee On Satirizing A Political System In Crisis
00:46:47

Does a nation in the midst of an historic pandemic and deep political division still need satire? We'll ask veteran satirist Samantha Bee, who joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 26, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence: What Do We Know About The President's Right-Hand Man?
00:47:13

We’ll look at Vice President Mike Pence – his record as VP, and his role in the Trump re-election campaign. Michael D'Antonio joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 26, 2020
The President Versus The Post Office
00:47:36

Postmaster general Louis DeJoy has maintained under oath that his changes to the U.S. Postal Service have nothing to do with President Trump’s reelection. We talk about why it’s still significant that the president is going after a public institution, and the state of our democracy. Lisa Rein and Susan Stokes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 25, 2020
The GOP Won't Introduce A New Party Platform For 2020. So What Does It Stand For?
00:47:31

The GOP will not roll out a new party platform ahead of the 2020 presidential race, instead opting to declare fealty to President Trump’s agenda. So, what does the Republican Party stand for now? Tim Alberta joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 25, 2020
From Interference Abroad To Repression At Home: Examining Vladimir Putin's Power Plays
00:47:46

Last week, a Senate committee outlined the Trump 2016 campaign's ties to Russia, and a Russian opposition leader was hospitalized in a potential poisoning. We'll talk Vladimir Putin's strategy of power. Masha Gessen and Mark Mazzetti join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 24, 2020
Ahead Of The Republican Convention, Anticipating President Trump's Pitch For A Second Term
00:47:22

Today marks day one of the Republican National Convention; what can we expect from President Trump as he makes his case for a second term? Philip Rucker, Steve Harrison, Julia Terruso and Matt Mackowiak join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 24, 2020
Columnist E.J. Dionne On How To Unite The Democratic Party
00:47:00

Columnist E.J. Dionne has called on progressives and moderates in the Democratic party to unite under what he calls a banner of decency, dignity and democracy. Does he think that’s happened? E.J. Dionne and Charlene Carruthers join Jane Clayson.

Aug 21, 2020
Week In The News: DNC, Colleges And Coronavirus, USPS And More
00:47:20

A historic Democratic convention. Furor over the postal service. And universities thrown off course by COVID-19. It’s our weekly news roundup. Karen Travers, Elizabeth Landers and Laura Barrón-López join Jane Clayson.

Aug 21, 2020
Portrait Of An Outbreak: How Coronavirus Spread In The Prince George's County Jail
00:47:35

The Prince George’s County jail in Maryland allegedly puts people with COVID-19 into cells dirty with body fluids. Staff throw supplies through the door. Many people at the jail haven’t been convicted. In fact, they haven’t even had their trials yet. So now, they’re taking the jail to court. Alfonso Diantignac, Katie Chamblee-Ryan, Aisha Braveboy and Marguerite Lanaux join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 20, 2020
Joe Biden, The Candidate: A History Of A Long And Winding Political Career
00:46:57

Joe Biden is officially the Democratic party’s presidential nominee. We look back at Biden’s political career, from his election to the senate at age 29, to his first run for president, and beyond. Phil Freedman, Steven Levingston, Jack Beatty and Jennifer Senior join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 20, 2020
Election 2020: America's Foreign Policy Future
00:47:23

Foreign policy is in the Democratic platform, but it’s not a big talking point at the party convention. Maybe it should be. We talk with global analysts about why any plan to rebuild the U.S. internally might also rely on restoring the nation’s position internationally. Stephen Walt and Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 19, 2020
A Look At The Possible Advisors Of A Biden Presidency
00:47:27

Who are the team of advisors and confidants that would influence a Biden presidency? We talk about the rising Democratic luminaries in the foreground, and the lobbyists hovering in the background. Aisha C. Mills, Robert Kuttner, Rep. Jim Clyburn and Sen. Cory Booker join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 19, 2020
100 Years Later: The Complicated History Of The Women's Suffrage Movement
00:47:40

We look back at the last century of voting and examine how women and women of color have impacted our politics. Errin Haines, Lisa Tetrault and Adele Logan Alexander join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 18, 2020
DNC, Day Two: A Look At The Democratic Party Platform
00:46:59

Day two of the Democratic National Convention. We examine the party’s platform in detail. From ideas on controlling the pandemic to resuscitating the economy, what’s the Democratic vision for America? And is it achievable? Kimberly Atkins, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Brad DeLong and Rep. Ro Khanna join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 18, 2020
Is An Eviction Crisis On The Horizon?
00:47:19

The federal eviction moratorium has expired, yet a staggering number of Americans still can’t make rent during the pandemic. Without a safety net, are renters barreling toward an eviction crisis? Emily Benfer, Josephine Lee, Latisha Gonzalez and Tiana Caldwell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 17, 2020
What To Expect From The Political Conventions Of A Pandemic
00:47:09

The media and political conventions have long had a symbiotic relationship, with the RNC and DNC offering era-defining TV moments like Goldwater at the Cow Palace, and Obama’s star-making speech in 2004. This year it will all be on screens, with no uproarious applause. We talk about why that matters. David Folkenflik, Bakari Sellers and Dan Rather join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 17, 2020
Is Trump's GOP The Party Of The 'Forgotten' American — Or The Super-Rich?
00:47:02

President Trump ran for office promising to represent the “forgotten American.” Has that happened? Political scientist Jacob Hacker says the opposite has taken place, that under President Trump, the GOP has become the party of plutocrats. We’ll see how he makes that case. Jacob Hacker and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

Aug 14, 2020
Week In The News: Biden-Harris Ticket, Stimulus Stalled, COVID-19 Latest
00:47:21

Kamala Harris on the Democratic presidential ticket. Congress stalled over stimulus package negotiations. All that and more in our weekly news roundup. Molly Ball, Monica Alba and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

Aug 14, 2020
The Pandemic's Impact On Love And Relationships
00:47:13

The pandemic has taken a toll on all aspects of life, including romantic relationships. We’ll dig into what’s keeping couples together or breaking them apart. Ashley Fetters and Dr. Lexx Brown-James join Jane Clayson.

Aug 13, 2020
Biden VP Pick: What To Know About Kamala Harris
00:47:31

We’re going to be seeing a lot more of Senator Kamala Harris this election season. We talk about Biden’s vice presidential pick. Sharon Wright Austin, Anthony Brooks, Angela Peoples and Joel Payne join Jane Clayson.

Aug 13, 2020
Online Treatments, Virtual Check-Ins: Dealing With Addiction In A Pandemic
00:47:03

We look at addiction and substance abuse during the coronavirus pandemic and the resources available to those who are suffering. Dr. Lipi Roy, Dr. Joseph Lee and MJ Gottlieb join Jane Clayson.

Aug 12, 2020
The Need For Innovation, Especially In A Crisis
00:46:53

The coronavirus pandemic has jump-started America’s innovation engine as companies, institutions and entrepreneurs step up to the challenge. Scott Cohen, Fiona Murray and John Kao join Jane Clayson.

Aug 12, 2020
Comedian Patton Oswalt On Parenting, Loss And Keeping Humor Alive
00:46:28

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt joins us for a chat about parenting, loss, his many projects and keeping humor alive through a pandemic. Patton Oswalt joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 11, 2020
Is The Virtual Workplace Here To Stay?
00:46:28

Working from home has become the norm for some these last few months, but will it endure after the pandemic? We explore the future of the virtual workplace. Cal Newport and Nicholas Bloom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 11, 2020
George The Poet's Genre-Bending Call For Change
00:46:54

George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, is a 29-year-old British spoken word artist. His new podcast is a genre-defying mix of music, poetry, storytelling, and personal narrative. We talk to him about his art, his push for social change and this moment now. George the Poet joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 10, 2020
Coronavirus Economy: Using 'Big Data' To Track The Economic Impact Of The Pandemic
00:47:05

Small businesses are struggling. But what communities are hardest hit? Award-winning economist Raj Chetty shares his surprising findings and insight. Raj Chetty and Sean Knibb join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 10, 2020
The Uncertain Science Of Election Polling
00:45:52

With the presidential election less than three months away, people are fixated on polls. Biden’s up, Trump is down – but is that really true? We discuss America's polling obsession. Elliott Morris, Nathan Gonzales, Celinda Lake and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 07, 2020
Week In The News: Beirut Explosion, Stimulus Struggles, Progressive Primary Wins
00:47:04

Congress tussles over a stimulus package with a deadline looming. A massive, deadly explosion in Beirut. It’s all in our week in review. Seung Min Kim, Margaret Talev and Kat Stafford join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 07, 2020
The Hosts Of 'Teenager Therapy' Want To Help You Feel Less Alone
00:46:42

Three hosts of the breakout podcast “Teenager Therapy” give us a peek into their world with a discussion about the pandemic and the state of the nation. Gael Aitor, Mark Hugo and Isaac Hurtado join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 06, 2020
What Big Wins For Progressives Say About The Future Of The Democratic Party
00:46:56

While the Biden wing of the Democratic party bets on centrism, progressives keep scoring wins. We take a look at a party marching in two directions toward November. Kimberly Atkins, Cori Bush, Paul Begala and Rep. Rashida Tlaib join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 06, 2020
Should The Electoral College Exist? 
00:47:15

The electoral college has been a fixture of American democracy -- and criticism -- since the nation’s founding. We’ll explain why it endures. Alex Keyssar, Tara Ross and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 05, 2020
Lessons From The Global Coronavirus Surge
00:46:41

COVID-19 is surging all over the globe again – even in countries that seemed to achieve the “new normal.” We discuss the current state of the pandemic. Bill Hanage, Luis Hernandez and Sylvia Poggioli join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 05, 2020
QAnon: A Look Inside The Online Conspiracy
00:47:29

Conspiracy theories have always woven their way through American history. But with the internet, and the emergence of QAnon, they’ve run wild. Adrienne LaFrance, Joseph Uscinski and Jane Lytvynenko join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 04, 2020
School Reopening: Educators On Their Hopes, Concerns For The School Year
00:47:22

Online, in-person, hybrid -- we can’t go back to school without teachers. We talk with educators about the tradeoffs they’re making this school year. Meira Levinson, Chris Guerrieri, Katy Eagle, Siriana Abboud and Quentin Washington join Anthony Brooks.

Aug 04, 2020
How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art
00:46:30

We talk the arts during the pandemic. What gives art meaning? Is it the shared experience of taking it in? What impact does physical distancing have on our consumption and appreciation of art, both performance and visual?Helen Molesworth, Melinda Lopez and Richard Nelson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 03, 2020
Cities That Heal: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Change Urban Design
00:46:12

In the age of coronavirus, can we design cities that heal? We talk with an architect and urban planner about how better urban design could improve human health. Matt Murphy and Ken Greenberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Aug 03, 2020
Inside The Fraught Return Of Pro Sports Amid The Pandemic
00:46:53

Some professional sports are back, but the fans in the stands aren’t. We’ll look at how the games are being played, and if the seasons can continue. Jason Gay, Bill Littlefield and Ben Golliver join Jane Clayson.

Jul 31, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Updates, Stimulus Plan, Funeral Of John Lewis
00:47:21

The U.S. COVID death toll rises above 150,000. Congress debates another round of stimulus funding. Congressman John Lewis is laid to rest. It’s all in our week in review. Julie Pace, Betsy Woodruff Swan and Hayes Brown join Jane Clayson.

Jul 31, 2020
Sergeant Heather Taylor On Ethics And Inequality In Policing
00:46:46

Det. Sgt. Heather Taylor joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about being a Black woman in law enforcement, the violence she’s experienced in her own life, and how that’s shaped her views and hopes for her career and country.

Jul 30, 2020
Coronavirus Economy: What We Know About The GOP Stimulus Package
00:47:12

$600 unemployment checks are about to stop. Congressional Republicans have put forward a stimulus plan. We’ll dig into the details. Claudia Sahm, Kenneth Rogoff and Heather Caygle join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 30, 2020
James Baldwin's Lessons For America
00:47:37

We look back at the life and work of the great American writer and thinker James Baldwin. Eddie Glaude joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 29, 2020
Unpacking The Legality Of The Federal Crackdown In Portland
00:47:43

We discuss the federal presence in Portland, Oregon, as questions rise about the legality of DHS actions. What’s legal, what’s still unsettled, and who gets to decide? Jeh Johnson and Barbara McQuade join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 29, 2020
What It Takes To Develop A COVID-19 Vaccine
00:47:34

Vaccine development is complicated. We break down the process from testing to distribution, and bring you the latest on the leading contenders for a COVID-19 vaccine. Caroline Chen, Florian Krammer and Dr. Stanley Perlman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 28, 2020
This 'War Game' Maps Out What Happens If The President Contests The Election
00:47:23

Did the president mean it when he told Fox News recently he might not accept the election results in November? What might happen if the results of the presidential election are contested? Former government officials from both parties held a “war game” to think through the consequences. We hear what they discovered. Rosa Brooks, Ret. Col. Larry Wilkerson and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 28, 2020
Being A Working Mom Is Hard. The Pandemic Made It Even Harder.
00:47:22

We know that mothers are often disproportionately responsible for housework and childcare. And that’s even more challenging if you’re working. Now, the pandemic has made parents working from home and children attending online classes the new norm. So how has it affected the lives working moms? Jessica Calarco and Dani McClain join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 27, 2020
How To Make Classrooms Safe For Learning In A Pandemic
00:47:28

From new ventilation systems to Plexiglass barriers, we’ll talk with a public health professor and “healthy building” expert on what changes can make our school buildings ready for kids to go back into the classroom. Joseph Allen and Luvelle Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 27, 2020
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. On His Friend And Fellow Civil Rights Leader John Lewis
00:12:30

We sat down with contemporaries of the late Rep. John Lewis, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., who spoke about his close friendship with Lewis, their work together as student organizers, and much more. Read a transcript of the conversation and listen along.

Jul 24, 2020
Is Trump's GOP The Party Of The "Forgotten" American — Or Of The Super Rich?
00:47:35

The rise of Donald Trump on the political stage is the culmination of a seemingly inconvenient electoral coupling: big money interests and a more extreme right-wing populace of blue collar voters. Does the GOP represent “forgotten” Americans? Or does it represent the superrich? Jacob Hacker and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 24, 2020
Week In The News: Feds Deployed In Chicago, Coronavirus Spikes, John Lewis' Passing
00:47:35

It’s our weekly news roundup. The president orders Federal law enforcement to Chicago and changes his mind on mask-wearing, Washington orders China’s Houston consulate shut, and civil rights icon John Lewis' passing. Plus, the latest on the pandemic and the 2020 election. Luis Carrasco, Anie Karni, and Susan Page join Jane Clayson.

Jul 24, 2020
How The Pandemic And Trump's Efforts To Exclude Undocumented Immigrants Could Complicate The 2020 Census
00:47:36

On Tuesday, President Trump signed a memorandum that calls to restrict undocumented immigrants from counting towards House representation. But the power to make that decision, the Constitution says, belongs to Congress. So what impact will his demand have? Hansi Lo Wang and Thomas Saenz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 23, 2020
Unidentified Federal Officers Are Scooping Up Protesters In Portland. Are Other Cities Next?
00:47:35

Unidentified federal law enforcement officers are scooping up protesters in Portland and detaining them in unmarked vehicles. They were sent to quell protests, but many say their presence is only fanning the flames. We'll discuss the legality of a president using federal force in U.S. cities, and what it means for our democracy. Timothy Snyder and Ryan Haas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 23, 2020
The Rare, Elusive Spirit Bears Of British Columbia
00:47:36

Kermode bears, also known as spirit bears, are incredibly elusive. They live only in one section of British Columbia’s central coast, and a new study indicates the gene that turns their fur white is even rarer than previously thought. We’ll talk to two researchers from the study about the quest to protect and preserve the Great Bear Rainforest. Christina Service and Doug Neasloss join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 22, 2020
Can Schools Open Safely During A Pandemic? Looking Abroad For Answers
00:47:37

School districts across the US are struggling with how – even if – to open this fall. But schools in many countries overseas have already opened. We’ll look to see what lessons we can learn to help with our own school reopenings. Emmi Sarvikivi, Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Brandon Guthrie, Simon Denyer, Emiliana Vegas and Gretchen Vogel join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 22, 2020
Could Baby Bonds Help Reduce Wealth Inequality In America?
00:47:35

At the birth of this nation, Thomas Paine called for government baby bonds — savings bonds for every child born. The idea has been given a fresh coat of paint and is being proposed as a low cost government program to tackle the vast inequality in today’s America. Darrick Hamilton, Wendy Jones, Oren Cass and Sen. Cory Booker join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 21, 2020
Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism Is On The Rise. Did The Warning Signs Evade Us?
00:47:35

In 2009, a DHS report predicted that the recession coupled with the nation’s first Black president could give rise to a surge in right-wing domestic terrorism. Political backlash ensued, and the intelligence unit disbanded. Now, over a decade later, the report’s author is still ringing alarm bells. We share his story. Daryl Johnson, Det. Sgt. Heather Taylor and Rep. Norma Torres join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 21, 2020
Remembering Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader And 'The Conscience Of Congress'
00:47:34

We look back on the life of John Lewis, the civil rights icon and congressman who dedicated himself to the fight for racial equality. From his emergence on the national stage during the March on Washington in 1963 to his decades as a symbol of moral authority on Capitol Hill, we remember the man and his legacy of public service. Rep. James Clyburn, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Errin Haines and Bernard Lafayette join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 20, 2020
'Good Trouble': A New Generation Of Activists On John Lewis' Indelible Legacy
00:47:36

The legacy of John Lewis — the tireless civil rights leader and longtime representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer — won't die with him, at least not if the next generation of civil rights leaders activists has anything to say about it. We speak to some of them about Lewis' mantra of causing "good trouble," and what that means to them. Kwame Rose, Rose Scott, Dawn Porter and Andrew Aydin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 20, 2020
A Conversation With Jane Goodall
00:47:07

60 years ago, Jane Goodall first began her close observations of Tanzania’s chimpanzees. Equipped with simple binoculars, a notebook and patience, she transformed the way the world understood primates and wildlife. She joins us to look back on her legacy, and discuss the urgent challenges around climate and conservation. Jane Goodall joins Anthony Brooks.

Jul 17, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Surge, Primary Elections, Biden's Climate Plan
00:47:35

We review the week’s news with our panel of great journalists. Joe Biden lays out plans on climate and infrastructure. The president slams Biden, saying he wants to “abolish the suburbs and the American way of life.” Plus, the debate over how to best reopen schools, and the latest grim news on the coronavirus pandemic. Lisa DesJardins, Jane Coaston and Sewell Chan join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 17, 2020
After Serving Prison Time, This Former Alabama Governor Makes A Case For Reform
00:47:20

In 2012, former Alabama governor Don Siegelman went to jail for five years. He says his prosecution was driven by a politicized justice system. And he's now making the case for why American democracy could be at stake without criminal justice reform. Don Siegelman and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 16, 2020
Sociologist Michael Sierra-Arévalo On Why Police Expect Danger And How It Drives Brutality
00:47:13

Police officers are taught to expect danger on the job. Sociologist Michael Sierra-Arévalo says that expectation might be a root cause of police brutality.

Jul 16, 2020
America's Reckoning With Racism: The History Already Made In 2020
00:47:23

In 1964, Bob Moses recruited young people from across the U.S. for Mississippi’s Freedom Summer. More than 50 years later, what does he make of activism in American streets? Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Bob Moses and Taylor Branch about this moment in American history.

Jul 15, 2020
Back To School: What Can Parents, Teachers And Kids Expect This Fall?
00:47:15

There’s a sense of panic about going back to school. We push past simplistic debate and take a close look at the actual decisions families and educators are making around the country. Dana Goldstein, Chris Guerrieri, Jessyca Mathews, Angela Orange and Guadalupe Guerrero join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 15, 2020
In 'Big Friendship,' Best Friends Share How To Stay Close For The Long Haul
00:47:40

The best friends behind the podcast “Call Your Girlfriend.” Their new book details what it takes to maintain long distance friendships. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 14, 2020
SCOTUS: A Recap Of A Surprising Supreme Court Term And Look Ahead To Fall
00:46:55

The Supreme Court has surprised both the left and right with rulings on abortion, presidential power, LGBTQ rights and more. Is Chief Justice John Roberts showing that this court can rise above partisanship? We recap the biggest cases of this term and look ahead to the fall. Joan Biskupic, Lawrence Lessig, Stephen Henderson and Lori Windham join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 14, 2020
Survival Of The Kindest: Can Our Better Nature Help Us Build A Better World?
00:47:25

We discuss the lessons of the classic novel “Lord of the Flies.” Should humans be living by the notion of survival of the fittest — or survival of the kindest? Rutger Bregman and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 13, 2020
Economic Roundtable: Checking In On The Economy As COVID-19 Surges
00:47:32

Our favorite finance experts are back. We get an update from Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary on how the economy is handling reopening — and re-closing — because of COVID-19. Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 13, 2020
The Origins Of The Extremist 'Boogaloo' Movement
00:47:03

Libertarian extremists known as the boogaloo bois are now slinked with at least two murders. We look at the origins of the movement. Cassie Miller, Kathleen Belew and Justin Hansford join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 10, 2020
Week In The News: COVID-19 Surge, Student Visa Rule, SCOTUS Decision
00:47:31

The weekly news roundup is here. We discuss the COVID-19 surge, the presidential push to reopen schools, the limit to student visas and more. Betsy Woodruff Swan, Jack Beatty, Verónica Zaragovia and Kat Stafford join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 10, 2020
Coronavirus Economy: Are Big Banks On The Verge Of Financial Crisis?
00:46:04

Could the U.S. be on the verge of a financial crash? That's what Frank Partnoy considers in a recent article in The Atlantic. He joins us to talk about the possibility of a financial crash and the risks big banks are taking. Frank Partnoy and Rep. Katie Porter join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 09, 2020
The Evolution And Future Of The American Presidency
00:47:26

How the U.S. presidency became impossible. We talk to John Dickerson of CBS News about why he thinks the job is simply too much for anyone. John Dickerson and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 09, 2020
'14 Miles': A Look At The U.S.-Mexico Border, And The Lives Defined By It
00:47:10

We look at a 14-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. What does a border mean in an interconnected world? DW Gibson, Nicole Ramos, Serge Dedina and Stan Rodriguez join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 08, 2020
Coronavirus Surge: How States Are Responding To A Spike In Cases
00:46:51

Months into the pandemic, coronavirus cases continue to spike across America. We check in around the country to see how different states are responding to this COVID-19 surge. Luis Carrasco, Dr. Celine Gounder, Dr. Saskia Popescu and Monica Alba join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 08, 2020
The (Surprisingly) Brief History Of Handwashing
00:46:50

Handwashing can kill the coronavirus. But you may be surprised how short the history of handwashing actually is among humans. Miryam Wahrman, Peter Ward and Emma Robbins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 07, 2020
Grief At A Distance: How Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn
00:47:10

Mourning the loss of a loved one in the time of coronavirus. We talk about Zoom funerals and bereavement at a distance. Thomas Lynch and Nora McInerny join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 07, 2020
What We Learn From Pandemic Lit
00:46:38

Can pandemic literature serve as a tool to understand this pandemic? Authors Tom Perrotta, Geraldine Brooks and Lawrence Wright tell us what they think. Geraldine Brooks, Tom Perrotta and Lawrence Wright join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 06, 2020
What We Learn From FDR's New Deal
00:46:39

Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn’t one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 06, 2020
Astronaut Christina Koch On Her Journey From Space To A Nation In Lockdown
00:46:33

Astronaut Christina Koch spent a record 11 months in space, the longest spaceflight of any woman. She returned to Earth in February and is just completing her NASA-mandated readjustment period. What’s life like when you leave a space station, only to be confined in your own home under lockdown? Christina Koch joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 03, 2020
Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression
00:47:33

Looking back to 1930, the year after the start of the Great Depression. What lessons did we learn about how best to move forward with a suffering economy? We look at our current crisis now through the lens of American history. David Kennedy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 03, 2020
Summer Blockbuster Season Is Here — Minus The Movie Theaters
00:45:44

The summer blockbuster movie season will be a bit different this year during the coronavirus pandemic. Theaters are out, streaming is in, and the drive-in has come back into vogue. We’ll go behind the curtain and help direct you to the best of what the silver screen has to offer in the coming months. Shawn Edwards and Alissa Wilkerson join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 02, 2020
In The Age Of Trump, Republicans Have Divergent Visions For Their Party
00:46:25

The Republican Party is falling into dangerous traps that could cost the party elections for a generation. At least, that’s the premise of Harvard Professor Thomas Patterson’s new book “Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself?” We’ll talk to him, plus Republicans who have a different vision for the future of the GOP. Thomas Patterson, Tim Miller, Matt Gorman and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 02, 2020
Environmental Regulations Are Under Attack. In A Pandemic, What Does That Mean For Public Health?
00:46:10

The Trump Administration has rolled back, or attempted to roll back, dozens of environmental rules, including regulations on emissions and air quality standards. We’ll touch on some of them and how they likely exacerbate existing health inequality. Gina McCarthy, Kendra Pierre-Louis and Dr. Georges Benjamin join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 01, 2020
Checking In On The Battle For The Senate
00:46:42

The presidency is not the only election this year. In the Senate, just a few seats could tip the majority from red to blue come November. We’ll check in with competitive races across the country. Jack Beatty, Steve Mistler, Dawn Baumgarten Vaughan, Phillip Bailey, Brianne Pfannenstiel and Caitlyn Kim join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 01, 2020
The Future Of Home Health Care
00:46:14

We look at the experience of domestic and home health care workers who are among the most vulnerable during the pandemic. Ai-jen Poo and Rep. Ro Khanna join Anthony Brooks.

Jun 30, 2020
The Short List: What We Know About Joe Biden's VP Search
00:46:47

Who will Joe Biden select as his running mate? We assess his short list of candidates. Christopher Devine, Rep. Wendy Brawley, Milton Kent and Steve Phillips join Anthony Brooks.

Jun 30, 2020
Author Jacqueline Woodson On The Power Of Storytelling
00:45:58

Children’s book author Jacqueline Woodson has written over 30 books, often focused on race and identity in America. We get her take on the current moment and talk about the never-ending power of story. Jacqueline Woodson joins Anthony Brooks.

Jun 29, 2020
Political Roundtable: State Of The 2020 Presidential Election
00:46:58

The pandemic and the protests for racial justice will certainly have an impact on the November election. We dig into what the next few months of unconventional campaigning will look like. Whit Ayres, Joel Payne and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

Jun 29, 2020
How Coronavirus Will Change City Life
00:47:32

Past pandemics changed the way of life in cities around the world. We look at how city features were inspired by history's worst disease outbreaks. Brian Melican and Kimberly Dowdell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 26, 2020
Week In The News: COVID-19 Surge, DOJ Hearing, Police Reform Bill
00:47:31

It’s the week in review. Justice Department officials testify in Congress, the House passes a police reform bill and COVID-19 cases spike in the United States. Darlene Superville, Rick Berke and Nancy Cordes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 26, 2020
Lingering Symptoms, Long-Term Damage: For Some, It's A COVID-19 Recovery Reality
00:47:31

Recovering from COVID-19. Millions of Americans have had the disease. Some people suffer from long-term medical conditions. So what does recovery actually look like? Ed Yong and Dr. Mafuzur Rahman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 25, 2020
Police Training In America: How Can We Fix A Broken System?
00:47:30

The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks had just completed a course in de-escalation. Why was his instinct to shoot? We have an in-depth examination of police training. Jamiles Lartey and Seth Stoughton join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 25, 2020
Reimagining Democracy For The 21st Century
00:47:19

From political polarization, to rising inequality, to the immediate crisis of the pandemic and police violence, faith in our civic institutions is under fire. A new report takes a hard look at the state of American democracy and considers how to fix it. Danielle Allen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 24, 2020
The Lessons And Missed Opportunities Of The Kerner Report
00:47:37

More than 50 years ago, the Kerner Commission Report laid bare the racism that led to uprisings in the 1960s. We look back at the lessons of that moment and the missed opportunities since. Fred Harris and Elizabeth Hinton join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 24, 2020
Comedian Patton Oswalt On Parenting, Loss And Keeping Humor Alive
00:47:30

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt joins us for a chat about parenting, loss, his many projects and keeping humor alive through a pandemic. Patton Oswalt joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 23, 2020
Tackling The Racial Wealth Gap: William Darity's Plan For Reparations
00:47:18

A newly energized push for reparations for descendants of enslaved people. We dig into specific proposals and examples of reparations already in place. William Darity and Carlous Hall join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 23, 2020
America Reckons With Racism: A Conversation With Michael Eric Dyson
00:47:02

Professor, author and preacher Michael Eric Dyson has spent his life’s work grappling with the concept of race in America. And he says he’s more hopeful now than ever before. We talk with him. Michael Eric Dyson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 22, 2020
Political Roundup: Firing Of Geoffrey Berman, Trump's Tulsa Rally
00:47:36

We discuss the controversy surrounding the firing of Geoffrey Berman, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Plus, we break down the message from President Trump’s Tulsa rally this weekend. Paula Reid, Jonathan Turley, Stuart Gerson and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 22, 2020
The History And Hope Of Juneteenth
00:46:51

Celebrating Juneteenth. We talk about the push to observe and understand the deeper story of the holiday. Mary Elliott, Michael Twitty and Mark Anthony Neal join Jane Clayson.

Jun 19, 2020
Week In The News: Trump Executive Order, DACA Ruling, Police Reform Bills
00:47:08

Dueling police reform bills in Congress, an executive order from President Trump and John Bolton’s new book. We discuss these top stories and more in our week in review. Hayes Brown, Lisa DesJardins and Eugene Scott join Jane Clayson.

Jun 19, 2020
Journalist Eduardo Porter On Why Racial Hostility Is An 'American Poison'
00:47:14

New York Times business writer Eduardo Porter talks about how racial hostility is impoverishing all Americans. Eduardo Porter and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 18, 2020
Banned On The Battlefield: The History And Future Of Tear Gas
00:46:59

Tear gas can't be used by soldiers on the battlefield, so why is it used by police on American streets? We discuss the history and possible future of tear gas. Anna Feigenbaum and Braxton Winston join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 18, 2020
George The Poet's Genre-Bending Call For Change
00:47:33

George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, is a 29-year-old British spoken word artist. His new podcast is a genre-defying mix of music, poetry, storytelling, and personal narrative. We talk to him about his art, his push for social change and this moment now. George the Poet joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 17, 2020
Police Reform: The View From The White House
00:47:30

President Trump signs an executive order on policing. We take a look at the order and discuss the administration’s response to a national reckoning with systemic racism. April Ryan, Tracie Keesee and Paul Butler join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 17, 2020
LGBTQ Workplace Protections: Analyzing The Supreme Court's Landmark Ruling
00:47:04

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on workplace protection for LGBTQ workers. The justices ruled 6-3 that portions of the Civil Rights Act extend to gender identity and sexual orientation. We analyze the historic decision and its impact. Jennifer Finney Boylan, Greg Stohr, Kris Hayashi, Ed Whelan and Sunu Chandy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 16, 2020
Amid Coronavirus Surge, Protests For Racial Justice: Checking In Across The Country
00:46:59

Some states are reopening, while others have reversed course, as protests for racial justice continue across America. We check in around the country. Rose Scott, Luis Hernandez, Lauren Gilger, Casey Martin and Alex Samuels join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 16, 2020
Is The Virtual Workplace Here To Stay?
00:46:40

Working from home has become the norm for some these last few months, but will it endure after the pandemic? We explore the future of the virtual workplace. Cal Newport and Nicholas Bloom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 15, 2020
Economic Roundtable: Pandemic, Protests And A Troubled Economy
00:47:11

We talk about personal finances in the pandemic economy and hear what the protests for racial justice say about economic inequality in America. Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 15, 2020
The Strategic National Stockpile: What Is It, Where Is It And What Should It Be Used For?
00:46:39

A look at the Strategic National Stockpile. Where is it, what is it? What should it be used for? We talk with the man who was once in charge of the whole thing. Greg Burel and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 12, 2020
Week In The News: George Floyd Funeral, Georgia Elections, Pandemic Recession
00:47:25

We take stock of the week’s biggest stories. George Floyd laid to rest, the Georgia elections mess, the COVID economy and the latest headlines out of the White House. Maria Reeve, Greg Bluestein and Jane Coaston join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 12, 2020
High School Grads On Entering Adulthood Amid Nationwide Protests And A Pandemic
00:47:34

We talk to members of the high school class of 2020 about what it’s like to enter adulthood amid nationwide protests and a pandemic. Sandy Banks, Rafael Escoto, Rohini Madhu, Teoman Tezcan, Antonio Frias, Cammi Tirico and TaVonte Campbell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 11, 2020
Portrait Of Police Reform: How Camden, New Jersey Rebuilt Its Police Department
00:47:25

In 2013, the city of Camden, New Jersey fired all of its police officers and rebuilt the department. We look at the lessons learned for today. Louis Capelli Jr., April Saul, Ojii BaBa Madi and Nyeema Watson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 11, 2020
Ask The Experts: Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
00:46:26

We circle back with one of the nation’s leading public health experts about what we know about the coronavirus pandemic as the country continues to reopen for business. Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Utibe Essien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 10, 2020
Roundtable: The Media's Reckoning With Racism
00:47:08

Black journalists told they can’t cover protests. Racially insensitive headlines. Revolt in newsrooms. We talk about the media’s own internal reckoning with race. Alexis Johnson, Errin Haines and Akilah Johnson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 10, 2020
America's Call For A Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement
00:47:08

The call for a modern-day civil rights movement. We talk to two scholars of history about the need for change and healing. David Blight and Lucas Johnson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 09, 2020
Police Reform: How It Works And What It Might Look Like
00:47:10

In Congress, and across the country, there are calls for the reform of police departments. We look at what that would mean. William Riley, Tracie Keesee and Alondra Cano join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 09, 2020
Roundtable: Former Military Officials On The Protests Against Police Violence
00:47:08

Former American military leadership has been speaking out against the use of force against protesters. We talk with some of them about why. Gen. Wesley Clark, Col. Larry Wilkerson and Mara Karlin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 08, 2020
Protests For Racial Justice: Community Organizers Share Stories From The Ground
00:46:55

Protests over racism and police brutality continue to grip the country. We hear the stories of organizers on the ground. Kwame Rose, Ianne Fields Stewart, Tay Anderson, Oluchi Omeoga and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 08, 2020
Racial Inequality: Black Workers Face Devastating Job Loss During The Pandemic, Study Says 
00:47:00

Black Americans are disproportionately hard hit by the current loss of jobs. We explore why and what can be done to reverse this trend. Valerie Wilson, Darrick Hamilton and William Darity join Jane Clayson.

Jun 05, 2020
Week In The News: Nationwide Protests, Trump Bible Photo, Chauvin Charge Upgraded
00:46:57

Across the country, continued protests are met by police and curfews, and President Trump advocates to bring in the military. Our weekly round table digs into the news. Jeff Pegues, Kimberly Atkins and Adam Serwer join Jane Clayson.

Jun 05, 2020
'Show You Care': A Conversation With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar About Racism In America
00:47:10

We are seeing people 'pushed to the edge.' That’s how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar describes the protests in the Los Angeles Times this week. We speak with the former NBA star. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Stephen Henderson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 04, 2020
Shock, Solidarity Abroad: Outrage Over George Floyd's Death Spreads Globally
00:47:16

People in international cities are protesting George Floyd's death. What's different in this moment that's bringing people to the streets overseas? Vashna Jagarnath, Dan Damon and Borzou Daragahi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 04, 2020
Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles: Telling The Stories Of Protesters In These Cities
00:46:58

As protests continue across the United States, we check in directly with Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Atlanta to get the latest. Angela Davis, Rose Scott and Sandy Banks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 03, 2020
Amid George Floyd Protests, Pandemic: Where Election 2020 Stands
00:46:57

Racism and police brutality on the ballot. What messages are black Americans sending to politicians about what they want in November? Rashad Robinson, Cleve Wootson and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 03, 2020
How To Talk To Your Kids About Race, Racism And Police Violence
00:47:18

How should parents talk with their children about all they're seeing and experiencing right now? We get some good advice. Christian Cooper, Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 02, 2020
What The George Floyd Protests Reveal About Policing In The U.S.
00:47:18

Protests erupt against police brutality and use of force. In many cities, police are responding with even more force. We look at what it means about policing in America. Jeh Johnson, Jamiles Lartey, Jane Castor and Edward Maguire join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 02, 2020
Death Of George Floyd: A Long History Of Racism And Policing In America
00:47:12

Last week, a white woman called the police on a black birdwatcher in Central Park and police killed a black man in Minneapolis. We talk about how the two events are tied together by a history of racism and policing in America. Stephen Henderson, Errin Haines and Katheryn Russell-Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 01, 2020
The Media's Coverage Of The George Floyd Protests Against Police Brutality
00:46:53

We discuss the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, and how the media is covering, framing, and often becoming part of the story. Michele Norris and David Folkenflik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 01, 2020
Online Treatments, Virtual Check-Ins: Dealing With Addiction In A Pandemic
00:46:42

We look at addiction and substance abuse during the coronavirus pandemic and the resources available to those who are suffering. Dr. Lipi Roy, Dr. Joseph Lee and MJ Gottlieb join Jane Clayson.

May 29, 2020
Week In The News: Death Of George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Coronavirus Death Toll
00:47:08

American COVID-19 deaths surpass 100,000. And protests erupt over the death of George Floyd. Our weekly roundtable digs into the week’s news. Kimberly Atkins, Eugene Scott and Anita Kumar join Jane Clayson.

May 29, 2020
So What's School Going To Look Like In The Fall?
00:47:10

As the disrupted school year winds down, educators, parents and students look toward an uncertain fall. What will school look like next year? Luvelle Brown, Randi Weingarten and Dimitri Christakis join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 28, 2020
The CDC And The Pandemic: A Look Inside The Public Health Agency
00:46:44

The CDC was once one of the most respected public health agencies in the world. Now, it's barely visible in the middle of a pandemic. So what happened? Charles Seife, Dr. Pierre Rollin and Richard Besser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 28, 2020
What We Learn From FDR's New Deal
00:47:24

Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn’t one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27, 2020
What Do The Inspector General Firings Say About American Democracy?
00:47:25

The president has fired at least five inspectors general. It may be his right, but what does it say about political accountability and American democracy? Joel Brenner, Norm Ornstein and Charles Sykes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27, 2020
Inside Navajo Nation's Fight Against Coronavirus
00:47:33

Native American communities have been hit hard by the pandemic. We hear how they’re responding. Tyrone Whitehorse, Krista Allen and Dr. Michelle Tom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 26, 2020
How State-By-State Coronavirus Measures Create A 'Patchwork Pandemic'
00:46:51

“A patchwork pandemic” -- that’s how science writer Ed Yong describes what’s likely to happen as states deal with COVID-19 in their own ways. We discuss that and why that makes the outbreak harder to control. Ed Yong joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 26, 2020
Michael Schur On Ethics And Morality In A Crisis
00:47:09

“The Good Place” creator Michael Schur joins us to talk about morals and being good during a global pandemic. Michael Schur and T.M. Scanlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 25, 2020
Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online
00:47:10

For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that's bringing us together? Sherry Turkle joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 25, 2020
Baseball's Coronavirus Return
00:47:19

We look at what’s fair and foul in Major League Baseball’s proposal to return to the field this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Passan, Doug Glanville, Jason Gay and Bob Costas join Jane Clayson.

May 22, 2020
Week In The News: States Partially Reopen, Unemployment Rises, Columbia Social Distancing Study
00:47:12

As 50 states prepare to partially reopen, a new study shows that lockdown delays cost thousands of deaths. We pick up that and more in our week in review. Toluse Olorunnipa, Jeanna Smialek and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

May 22, 2020
Grief At A Distance: How The Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn
00:47:16

Mourning the loss of a loved one in the time of coronavirus. We talk about Zoom funerals and bereavement at a distance. Thomas Lynch and Nora McInerny join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 21, 2020
The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak
00:47:18

17 years ago, the world was facing a different mysterious, viral respiratory disease. Dr. Ali Khan tells us what we should have learned from SARS. Dr. Ali Khan joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 21, 2020
Facing Privatization Battle And Economic Trouble, What's Next For The Postal Service?
00:47:26

The U.S. Postal Service could run out of cash by the end of September. Now the agency faces a battle over government funding and privatization. We take a look at what's at stake. Rep. Gerry Connolly, Natasha Patterson, Chris Edwards and Lisa Rein join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 20, 2020
The Pandemic's Child Care Problem
00:47:10

Parents are expected to get back to work -- and they want to -- but how can they do it without the child care they rely on? Can an economy fully recover without robust child care? Lauren Kennedy and Sara O'Brien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 20, 2020
Class Of 2020: College Grads On Launching Careers, Lives Amid The Pandemic
00:47:36

The class of 2020 is stepping out into an utterly transformed world. We talk with grads about their hopes and fears as they try to launch their lives and careers. Jonathan Yubi Gomez, Katharine Brooks, Candace Jones and Alexis Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 19, 2020
What We Learn From Wuhan's Coronavirus Testing Approach
00:47:35

We check in on China's massive testing campaign in Wuhan, Beijing's efforts to reopen its economy and the impact of another low point in U.S.-China relations. Brenda Goh, Yanzhong Huang, Loren Heinold and Bonnie Glaser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 19, 2020
How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art
00:47:35

What gives art meaning? What impact does physical distancing have on our consumption and appreciation of art, both performance and visual? Helen Molesworth, Melinda Lopez and Richard Nelson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 18, 2020
Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression
00:47:35

Looking back to 1930, the year after the start of the Great Depression. What lessons did we learn about how best to move forward with a suffering economy? We look at our current crisis now through the lens of American history. David Kennedy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 18, 2020
What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches Us About The Coronavirus Outbreak
00:47:17

It’s been more than 100 years since all of humanity has had to respond to a global pandemic on the scale of coronavirus. We take a deep look at the origins, responses and lessons of the flu pandemic of 1918. John Barry and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 15, 2020
Week In The News: House Relief Bill, Fauci's Testimony, SCOTUS Virtual Arguments
00:47:09

States move to lift restrictions meant to stem the coronavirus, the Supreme Court teleconferences oral arguments and the House proposes another historic aid package. We discuss it all in our week in review. Julie Pace, Stephen Henderson and Julie Rovner join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 15, 2020
What We Learn From Pandemic Lit
00:47:18

Can pandemic literature serve as a tool to understand this pandemic? Authors tell us what they think. Geraldine Brooks, Lawrence Wright and Tom Perrotta join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 14, 2020
How To Fight Quarantine Fatigue
00:47:31

Two months in, and we’re all feeling it: quarantine fatigue. We chat with the experts about how the concept of harm reduction might help us approach the future. Julia Marcus, Matthew Liao and Richard Berkowitz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 14, 2020
Childhood And Coronavirus: How Times Of Crisis Shape Kids
00:47:23

Childhood and the coronavirus. We explore how this pandemic is changing childhood and how that might shape the practices, beliefs and behaviors of kids as they grow up. Pauline Hodges, Robin Gurwitch and Grace Lin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 13, 2020
How Do Elections Work In A Pandemic?
00:47:15

An election in a pandemic. What needs to be done now to ensure all Americans can safely vote in November and trust the results? Rep. Adam Schiff, Anthony Brooks and Bertrall Ross join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 13, 2020
Evictions And The Pandemic: Are States Doing Enough To Protect Renters?
00:47:07

Many states have eviction protections in place now. But what happens to renters when those protections are removed? Matthew Desmond, Lisa Owens and Tiana Caldwell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 12, 2020
The Role Of Philanthropy In A Pandemic
00:47:33

The federal government has passed multiple economic aid packages. But philanthropy may also play an essential role in economic recovery. We look at the advantages and disadvantages to private giving. Una Osili, La June Montgomery Tabron and Dr. Rajiv Shah join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 12, 2020
A (Surprisingly) Brief History Of Handwashing
00:47:35

Handwashing can kill the coronavirus. But you may be surprised how short the history of handwashing actually is among humans. Miryam Wahrman, Peter Ward and Emma Robbins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 11, 2020
Georgia, Iowa, South Carolina And Texas: What Reopening Looks Like In These States
00:47:18

We check in with several states that are moving forward with reopening. How have businesses adapted? Are people going back to work? And what’s happened to infection rates? Clay Masters, Luis Carrasco, Rose Scott, Gavin Jackson and Kimberly Atkins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 11, 2020
Flying In A Pandemic: How Coronavirus Will Change The Airline Industry
00:46:48

The airline industry faces its greatest crisis yet with the pandemic wiping out most travel. When will we feel safe flying again? Phil LeBeau, Barry Biffle, Sara Nelson and Christine Negroni join Jane Clayson.

May 08, 2020
Week In The News: CDC Guide Shelved, Economy Latest, Coronavirus Task Force To Continue
00:47:05

The Trump administration and the coronavirus task force. Businesses and states ask for more relief. The news roundtable is here. Paula Reid, Rick Berke and Amara Omeokwe join Jane Clayson.

May 08, 2020
Epidemiologists Answer Your Latest Questions About The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:06

A new report considers evidence that possibly suggests the coronavirus was circulating outside of China as early as late last year. We talk to epidemiologists about how that changes what we know about the virus. Bill Hanage, Tara C. Smith and Angela Rasmussen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 07, 2020
Prisons, Jails And The Pandemic: How Coronavirus Is Affecting The Incarcerated
00:47:22

The coronavirus is infecting thousands of incarcerated people in prisons and jails across the U.S. We discuss how mass incarceration is leading to mass suffering in this pandemic. Michelle Alexander, Joyce White Vance and Dr. Homer Venters join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 07, 2020
How Coronavirus Will Change City Life
00:47:32

Past pandemics changed the way of life in cities around the world. We look at how city features were inspired by history's worst disease outbreaks. Brian Melican and Kimberly Dowdell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 06, 2020
Setting Sail, Spreading Coronavirus: The Pandemic And The Cruise Industry
00:48:04

The Diamond Princess cruise ship was one of the first coronavirus hot zones. We hear the story of what happened on the ship from medical first responders who hopped on board. Dr. Michael Callahan, Carolyn Wright and Taylor Dolven join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 06, 2020
What The U.S. Response To Coronavirus Says About America's Role On The World Stage
00:46:58

Historian Timothy Garton Ash says the U.S. was his “shining city on the hill.” But now he feels a desperate sadness. We’ll hear this European’s elegy for an American ideal. Timothy Garton Ash, Catherine De Vries and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 05, 2020
The Coronavirus' Impact On Global Supply Chains
00:47:27

Does the coronavirus spell the end for the global supply chain? Some manufacturing experts say supply chains have to get shorter in order to be stronger. Ravi Anupindi, Bindiya Vakil and Daniel Heller join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 05, 2020
Astronaut Christina Koch On Her Journey From Space To A Nation In Lockdown
00:47:14

Astronaut Christina Koch just spent 11 months in space and then returned to a nation under lockdown. We hear what reentry has been like and lessons she may have for the rest of us. Christina Koch joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 04, 2020
How We'll Know When It's Safe To Reopen The U.S. Economy
00:46:58

Is there a way to reopen the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic without risking second and third waves of the virus? What’s possible and ethical? Danielle Allen and Tom Frieden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 04, 2020
The Future Of Retail: How The Coronavirus Will Change Shopping Habits
00:46:45

As states across the U.S. begin to get back to business — not as usual, but in phases — we take a look at the evolving retail landscape and how people will shop in a post-pandemic world. Nathaniel Meyersohn, Doug Stephens, Barbara Kahn and Neela Montgomery join Jane Clayson.

May 01, 2020
Week In The News: Unemployment Rises, More States Open Up, Latest Coronavirus Numbers
00:47:03

More than 30 million Americans without work, more states starting to open up and health experts warning of another wave of infections. We discuss the week's top stories in our news roundtable. Errin Haines, Ben White and Sarah Kliff join Jane Clayson.

May 01, 2020
In A Pandemic, Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
00:47:15

What day is it again? Has it been a year since February? Or a day? We take a look at the science behind how the pandemic is warping our sense of time. Carlo Rovelli and Peter Ulric Tse join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 30, 2020
Low Prices, Full Storage Tanks: What's Next For The Oil Industry
00:47:09

When the economy slows, so does the demand for oil. Prices have plummeted, and storage tanks are filled to capacity. We look at the future of the oil industry. Mitchell Ferman, John Bozeman, Meghan L. O'Sullivan and Philip Verleger join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 30, 2020
Nature And The Coronavirus: As Humans Continue Lockdown, Wildlife Creeps Back In
00:47:08

Humanity in lockdown. Wildlife creeps back into cities around the world. We look at the pandemic from the animal kingdom's point of view. David Baron, Niamh Quinn and Alan Weisman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 29, 2020
Tracking Coronavirus Exposure: How Contact Tracing Works
00:47:05

Contact tracing. It's infectious disease detective work. We learn all about the techniques and technology used to track down people who've been exposed to the coronavirus. Andy Slavitt, Caitlin Rivers and Andy Greenberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 29, 2020
Cities That Heal: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Change Urban Design
00:47:10

Can we design cities that heal? We talk with an architect and urban planner about how to change the brick-and-mortar world for better human health. Michael Murphy and Ken Greenberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 28, 2020
How To Rebuild The Coronavirus Economy
00:47:25

Oil shock. Great Depression levels of unemployment. It’s not just about restarting the economy. It’s about rebuilding it. We talk about how. Rana Foroohar, Jack Beatty and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 28, 2020
What We Lose In A World Without Professional Sports
00:47:07

Normally, each night of April would be filled with sporting events. But these are anything but normal times. So what are we losing — economically, physically, and culturally — in a world without professional sports? Shira Springer, Molly Seidel and Bob Myers join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 27, 2020
Is A Bailout Coming For Strained State Economies?
00:47:18

The pandemic has ravaged state and city budgets across the country, and revenues are sharply down at a time when public services are needed more than ever. Should the federal government help shore up state budgets? Senator Mitch McConnell says he thinks the better route might be bankruptcy. Kimberly Atkins and Michael Leachman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 27, 2020
The Need For Innovation, Especially In A Crisis
00:46:53

The coronavirus pandemic has jump-started America’s innovation engine as companies, institutions and entrepreneurs step up to the challenge. Scott Cohen, Fiona Murray and John Kao join Jane Clayson.

Apr 24, 2020
Week In The News: Some States Reopen, Congress Virus Aid, Trump Halts Immigration
00:47:34

Some states are opening back up for business. Furloughs increase across the country. Pandemic aid from Congress. The president and his immigration executive order. It’s our Friday news roundtable. Weijia Jiang, Greg Bluestein and Charlotte Howard join Jane Clayson.

Apr 24, 2020
What The Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals About The Endless Urge To Stay Busy
00:46:49

If you’re at home more now -- and doing less -- does that actually feel better? We’ll talk about what the pandemic is teaching us about the endless urge to be busy. Omid Safi and Brian O'Connor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 23, 2020
So Your State Is Reopening. Should You Go In Public Or Stay Home? 
00:46:56

As some places approach their third month of lockdown, we’ll check back in with a quarantine researcher about what’s working and what isn’t. Isaac Stanley-Becker, Rebecca Katz and Anna Bensted join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 23, 2020
At Risk: Life Inside U.S. Nursing Homes During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:33

The coronavirus is affecting the most vulnerable elderly Americans. We’ll examine how nursing homes became such dangerous places for the people they’re meant to protect. Louise Aronson and Danielle Ivory join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 22, 2020
International Relations In The COVID-19 Era: Richard Haass On What Comes After A Pandemic
00:47:04

International relations in the COVID-19 era. Could the pandemic usher in a new spirit of global cooperation ... or harden international distrust? Richard Haass and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 22, 2020
What Will It Take To Save America's Small Businesses?
00:47:05

Devastation for American small businesses. Federal relief funds ran out almost instantaneously. More may be on the way, but what can be done to save small business? Mehrsa Baradaran, Diana Ransom, Jonny Liu and Derek Peebles join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 21, 2020
Miami, Los Angeles And Houston: How These Cities Are Coping With Coronavirus
00:47:17

The coronavirus wave is still rising in Miami, Los Angeles and Houston. We hear from journalists in all three places about how their cities are coping. Luis Hernandez, Luis Carrasco and Leslie Berestein Rojas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 21, 2020
Can Local News Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic?
00:47:20

At a time when the public needs information, local news is taking a major hit from the coronavirus. Can local news survive the pandemic, just when it’s needed most? David Folkenflik, Josh Stearns and Brie Zeltner join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 20, 2020
The Business Of Hospitals: Why So Many Health Care Workers Are Being Laid Off
00:47:02

Why are health care workers in some hospitals being laid off? We’ll talk about what the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing about running hospitals as a business. Marie Ritacco, Dr. Vivian Lee and Sayeh Nikpay join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 20, 2020
Week In The News: The Battle Over Reopening The Economy, Trump Coronavirus Guidelines
00:47:17

The battle of the president and the governors. When to reopen the economy. Tornadoes hit southern states. Our roundtable takes the week’s headlines and digs in. Margaret Talev, Steve Liesman and Julie Rovner join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 17, 2020
The Challenges Of Providing End-Of-Life Care In A Pandemic
00:47:35

End-of-life care that provides clarity and dignity. We talk about the challenges of providing palliative care in the middle of a pandemic.

Apr 17, 2020
The Strategic National Stockpile: What Is It, Where Is It And What Should It Be Used For?
00:47:04

A look at the Strategic National Stockpile. Where is it, what is it? What should it be used for? We talk with the man who was once in charge of the whole thing. Greg Burel and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 16, 2020
The Role Of Governors And The Federal Government During The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:20

Kathleen Sebelius, the former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and Kansas governor gives her take on what the pandemic reveals about the relationship between states and the federal government. Anthony Brooks and Kathleen Sebelius join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 16, 2020
COVID-19 Learning: How Parents, Teachers And Professors Are Adapting Their Approach To Education
00:47:29

What do we really want our kids to learn in this moment in history? Two education professors say throw out academics, we simply need to teach kids how to be. Hilary Hughes, Stephanie Jones, Henry Bucher and Luvelle Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 15, 2020
Farm To Table: The Coronavirus And America's Food Supply Chain
00:47:07

Could the coronavirus pandemic disrupt the food supply chain? We look at how food gets to your store and where the supply line is vulnerable. Jackie Hendry, Michael Pollan and Bob LaBonne Jr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 15, 2020
Asian American Discrimination And The Coronavirus Crisis
00:46:53

Asian Americans face a wave of intense racism during the coronavirus pandemic. We reflect on the history of Asian American discrimination and this present moment. Erika Lee, Cathy Park Hong and George Takei join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 14, 2020
The Race To Develop A Coronavirus Vaccine
00:47:05

How do you quickly develop a safe, effective vaccine in the middle of a historic global pandemic? We ask researchers who are trying to do just that. Dr. Dan Barouch and Natalie Dean join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 14, 2020
Madeleine Albright On How To Solve Our Global Problems Together
00:47:14

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins us to talk about her new book, "Hell and Other Destinations." She also shares her observations about the coronavirus pandemic and lessons we can take away from it about working together to solve global problems. Madeleine Albright joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 13, 2020
How New York City Became The Epicenter Of A Global Pandemic
00:47:04

New York City's battle with COVID-19: full morgues, empty streets and a lot of questions about how and why the virus hit so hard and fast. We’ll look back at the trajectory of the disease, how the city and state responded and what lessons can be gleaned for other cities facing outbreaks. Anna Silman, Errol Louis and Dr. Bruce Farber join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 13, 2020
Testing, Treatment And Vaccines: Unpacking Efforts To Contain The Coronavirus
00:47:03

The editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine talks about what we’re learning about the coronavirus and how that might shape the month to come. Dr. Eric Rubin and Dr. Harvey Fineberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 10, 2020
Week In The News: COVID-19 Cases Rise, Wisconsin's In-Person Election, Sanders Drops Out
00:47:27

More than 400,000 coronavirus cases in the U.S. 6.6 million more Americans filing for unemployment. We’ll have the latest on the continuing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Lenny Bernstein, Yamiche Alcindor and Gillian Tett join Jane Clayson.

Apr 10, 2020
Michael Schur On Ethics And Morality In A Crisis
00:47:16

“The Good Place” creator Michael Schur joins us to talk about morals and being good during a global pandemic. Michael Schur and T.M. Scanlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 09, 2020
How The Coronavirus Is Disproportionately Impacting Black Americans
00:47:22

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting some communities much harder than others. We’ll take a look at the disproportionate toll it’s taking on African Americans. Kat Stafford, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Utibe Essien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 09, 2020
Virology Of COVID-19: How The Coronavirus Works Inside Our Bodies
00:47:19

To beat COVID-19 we have to understand how it spreads in communities and how it works inside individual bodies. We’ll take a look at the virology and serology of the coronavirus. Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Stanley Perlman and Helen Branswell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 08, 2020
What You Should Know About The Defense Production Act
00:47:05

An in-depth look at the Defense Production Act. We discuss its history, purpose and how the Trump administration is and isn’t using it now. Margaret O'Mara and Steve Vladeck join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 08, 2020
Mark Cuban On Corporate Responsibility In A Crisis
00:47:07

We talk with Mark Cuban, the outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank entrepreneur. He joins us to discuss corporate responsibility and the need for innovation in a crisis. Mark Cuban joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 07, 2020
Unemployment, Economic Recovery And The Coronavirus
00:47:19

The U.S. is posting historic unemployment numbers. But it didn’t have to be this way. So why is it? Betsey Stevenson and Cecilia Rouse join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Apr 07, 2020
Adrienne Maree Brown On Finding Joy During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:33

Finding joy in the midst of overwhelming world events. Celebrating personal triumphs even more than you would before. We’ll talk about why levity may be exactly what we need in a pandemic. adrienne maree brown joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 06, 2020
Public Radio Hosts Share How Listeners Are Experiencing The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:31

How you’re experiencing the coronavirus pandemic can depend very much on where you live. We’ll check in with public radio hosts around the country to see what they’re hearing from their listeners. Madeleine Brand, Stephen Henderson, Sarah Fenske, and Luis Hernandez join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 06, 2020
'More Myself': Alicia Keys On Her Journey As Musician And Healer
00:47:36

Alicia Keys shares her path from girlhood in Hell's Kitchen to global pop superstar. Alicia Keys joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 03, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Updates, Social Distancing Extended, Amazon Strikes
00:47:30

The death toll from coronavirus continues to mount, as does the economic fallout. Our week in the news roundtable reflects on another unprecedented week. Jonathan Karl, Lisa Desjardins and Elisabeth Rosenthal join Jane Clayson.

Apr 03, 2020
Staying Active At Home: The Psychological Benefits Of Movement
00:47:33

We look at how people are staying active at home and the psychological benefits of movement. Judy Van Raalte and Sadie Kurzban join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 02, 2020
How The Coronavirus Crisis Has Upended Political Campaigns
00:47:30

It’s still an election year. So, we’ll take a look at how the coronavirus pandemic has upended political campaigns across the country, including the race for the White House. Anthony Brooks, Alexi McCammond and Nicholas Riccardi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 02, 2020
Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online
00:47:08

For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that's bringing us together? Sherry Turkle joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 01, 2020
'Saving The Economy Versus Saving Lives?': An Ethicist And Economist Consider A Coronavirus Question
00:47:09

We sit down with an economist and an ethicist to think through how an entire society best unwinds from a lockdown. Christine Mitchell and Andy Atkeson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 01, 2020
Rebecca Solnit On What Disasters Reveal About Hope And Humanity
00:47:13

Author and historian Rebecca Solnit on how disasters like a global pandemic can give rise to a powerful hope. Rebecca Solnit joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 31, 2020
What We Need From TV News During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:09

With around-the-clock television coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, TV is still a powerful, influential source of information. But is this the kind of TV news that best serves the public? David Folkenflik joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 31, 2020
Coping With Loss And Grief During A Global Pandemic
00:47:24

We’re all feeling a lot lately, including loss. We’ll discuss grief and grieving during a global pandemic. David Kessler and Sonya Lott join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 30, 2020
India, The World's Largest Democracy, Locks Down
00:47:07

As India locks down 1.3 billion people, the world’s largest democracy is taking unprecedented measures in the country to fight the spread of coronavirus. But will it be enough? Ravi Agrawal, Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan and Barkha Dutt join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 30, 2020
What The Coronavirus Crisis Means For Those Already Struggling
00:46:58

There was plenty of economic hardship before coronavirus hit. We'll discuss what the crisis means for people who were already struggling. Alissa Quart joins Jane Clayson.

Mar 27, 2020
Week In The News: The Political, Cultural And Economic Impact Of Coronavirus
00:47:35

Cases of coronavirus are skyrocketing across the U.S. We’ll talk about the public health crisis, and the politics and economics of the pandemic, in our week in review roundtable. Paula Reid, Jonathan Cohn, Betsy Shepherd and Susan Glasser join Jane Clayson.

Mar 27, 2020
Coronavirus: How Religious Communities Are Worshiping Together While Apart
00:47:34

We discuss how faith communities across America are worshiping together during the coronavirus outbreak. Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, Reverend Joshua Lazard and Imam Omar Suleiman join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Mar 26, 2020
What It's Like To Be A Nurse On The Front Lines Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:26

Health care workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. We hear from nurses across the country about the challenges they’re facing. Paul Read, Mary Turner, Mary Jo Kelly and Elizabeth Bridges join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 26, 2020
Sing-Alongs, Mask Donations And Food Deliveries: Acts Of Kindness During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:38

Coronavirus framed in a different light: we’ll talk about acts of kindness popping up in communities around the country. Jamil Zaki and Andrea Asuaje join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 25, 2020
Lessons From Singapore, Hong Kong And South Korea's Response To Coronavirus
00:46:57

Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea seem to be getting it right when it comes to coronavirus. We’ll take a close look at what they’re doing, how they’re doing it and if those measures can be deployed in the United States. Dale Fisher, Claire Standley, Gabriel Leung and Andrea Crisanti join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 25, 2020
Online Learning: How Colleges And Universities Are Teaching Students Virtually
00:47:18

Online learning. Can it really replace the learning and community that’s being lost as campuses across the country are closed? Justin Reich, Christina Morales and Dr. Amardeep Kahlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 24, 2020
What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches Us About The Coronavirus Outbreak
00:47:33

It’s been more than 100 years since all of humanity has had to respond to a global pandemic on the scale of coronavirus. We take a deep look at the origins, responses and lessons of the flu pandemic of 1918. John Barry and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 24, 2020
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Loneliness Is A Public Health Crisis
00:46:50

Long before coronavirus spread around the world, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was sounding the alarm about a different, quiet epidemic: loneliness. We’ll talk to him about why so many Americans are suffering from loneliness and what we can do to take better care of each other even as we’re asked to be physically apart. Vivek Murthy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 23, 2020
As The Coronavirus Crisis Continues, Adjusting To The 'New Normal'
00:47:24

We'll have the latest on the coronavirus pandemic, including how hospitals are coping and what’s next from Washington. Donald McNeil, Dr. Leana Wen and Kimberly Atkins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 23, 2020
How The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting The Economy
00:47:09

We’ll assess the state of the economy as the federal government devises aggressive rescue measures to respond to the coronavirus.

Mar 20, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Crisis Upends Health Care, Politics And Daily Life
00:47:27

Taking stock of an incredible week in a global pandemic. We’ll have the latest facts and figures, the science and politics, and how we’re all coping with the coronavirus crisis. Donald McNeil, Kimberly Atkins, Hana Baba and David Folkenflik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 20, 2020
Binge-Watching While Social Distancing: TV Shows And Movies You Should Watch
00:47:01

What shows are you bingeing while you’re stuck at home? What favorite movies are you turning to? We’ll talk with critics about what to watch while spending more time at home. Kristen Meinzer and Kate Hagen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 19, 2020
What The Coronavirus Reveals About America
00:47:18

Epidemics scour away a country’s narcissistic notions about itself. So what is the coronavirus pandemic revealing about the U.S., the country that considers itself the best and most capable in the world? Anne Applebaum and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 19, 2020
How To Stay Resilient And Mentally Healthy During The Coronavirus Outbreak
00:47:19

Coronavirus and collective stress around the world. Why is this moment so anxiety-producing and how can we stay resilient in the face of it? Jonathan Kanter and Elissa Epel join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 18, 2020
What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Testing In The U.S.
00:47:04

The key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 is knowing who has it. Yet testing in the U.S. has been a fiasco. What went wrong and how can we fix it? Graeme Simpson, Amesh Adalja, Mark Jarrrett and Dr. Tom Frieden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 18, 2020
Lessons From China's Response To Coronavirus; How To Flatten The Coronavirus Curve
00:46:47

Checking in on China, where officials are now seeing a decrease in the number of newly reported infections. Plus, Dr. William Hanage on why social distancing is being encouraged as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. William Hanage, Steven Lee Myers and Yun Sun join join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 17, 2020
Why People Distrust Experts And What We Can Do About It
00:47:12

If ever there were a time to turn to the experts it’s now. And yet, there’s deepening distrust of expertise. We’ll talk about why and what to do about it. Tom Nichols joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 17, 2020
Health Care And Coronavirus: How Prepared Are U.S. Hospitals?
00:47:05

Are U.S. hospitals prepared for coronavirus? We drill down on the data with public health experts to see what the disparities are and where reinforcements are needed. Ashish Jha, Rod Hochman and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 16, 2020
The Impact Of Coronavirus On The Education System
00:47:21

Coronavirus forces students from elementary school to college out of the classroom. We'll look at the impact on students, their families and the education system. Dr. Nathaniel Beers, Michelle Reid, Dr. Joris Ray and Sonja Brookins Santelises join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 16, 2020
'The Plot Against America': HBO Series Imagines A Charles Lindbergh Presidency
00:46:46

Emmy-award winning writer and producer, David Simon, on his new HBO miniseries, “The Plot Against America." David Simon joins David Folkenflik.

Mar 13, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Latest, 'Big Tuesday' Results
00:46:36

The week in review – coronavirus spreads across the country and Joe Biden gains strength with wins in more key states. Rick Berke, Toluse Olorunnipa and Charlotte Alter join David Folkenflik.

Mar 13, 2020
Living Paycheck To Paycheck During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:46:39

The coronavirus is illuminating workplace inequality and labor vulnerabilities in our economy. What happens when workers can’t afford to take time off, or don’t have paid sick leave? Jay Shambaugh, Jack Beatty, Tricia Petit and Andrew Yost join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 12, 2020
Test Kits, Antiviral Drugs And Vaccines: The Science You Need To Know About Coronavirus
00:47:16

What does it take to make an effective vaccine quickly? Why are testing kits so hard to find? What makes this coronavirus so virulent? We’ll dig deep into the science you need to know. Tina Hesman Saey, Dr. Yvonne Maldonado and Dr. Mark Denison join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 12, 2020
The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone
00:46:52

The remarkable story of Wolf 8, the nervy runt who became the alpha male of the pack in Yellowstone National Park. Author Rick McIntyre joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 11, 2020
What's Next In The Race For The Democratic Presidential Nomination
00:46:52

Michigan and other key states went to the polls this week. We’ll have the latest in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Amy Radil, Scott Clement, Paul Egan and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 11, 2020
'Remain In Mexico': Looking At The Policy's Impact On Asylum-Seekers At The Border
00:47:10

As the Trump administration’s new asylum policy faces legal challenges, we’ll take a look at the policy’s effect on asylum-seekers at the border. Julián Aguilar, David Savage and Father Pat Murphy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 10, 2020
Will Mass Quarantines Slow The Spread Of Coronavirus?
00:47:15

All of Italy is on lockdown. Experts expect to see more quarantines across the globe. We’ll talk with experts on quarantines and public health emergencies. Rebecca Katz and Howard Markel join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Mar 10, 2020
With 'The Zo,' A Look At Life Inside Prison
00:47:14

A new series of videos from The Marshall Project takes a look at life inside prison, through the words of prisoners themselves. Patrick Doolittle, Lawrence Bartley, Doran Larson and Molly Crabapple join Jane Clayson.

Mar 09, 2020
What Voter Suppression Looks Like
00:46:57

We look at voting rights in the United States. What happens when Americans are robbed of their right to vote? Alexa Ura, Sam Levine, Francesca Erwin and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

Mar 09, 2020
Salmon: The History And Future Of A Sought-After Fish
00:45:56

Author Mark Kurlansky joins us to discuss his latest book about salmon and their unique link to global ecology. Mark Kurlansky joins Anthony Brooks.

Mar 06, 2020
Week In The News: Super Tuesday, Warren Drops Out, Tennessee Tornadoes
00:47:02

The Democratic race for president reconfigured. Tornadoes in Tennessee. The news roundtable is here. Emily Siner, Errin Haines and Julie Pace join Anthony Brooks.

Mar 06, 2020
The Next Chapter In Syria's Civil War
00:47:19

The battle for the city of Idlib. We’ll get insight on the latest cruel chapter in Syria’s long civil war. Joshua Landis and Josie Ensor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 05, 2020
The Life And Legacy Of Jack Welch
00:47:15

He was dubbed “manager of the century" and took GE to historic highs. But did that focus on stock price distort American corporate culture for the worse? John Byrne, Joe Nocera and Joe Bower join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 05, 2020
Katherine Johnson, A Pioneering Mathematician Who Shot For The Moon
00:46:54

Pioneering mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose calculations made Apollo 11's historic 1969 mission to the moon possible, died last week. We'll look back at her life and contributions. Margot Lee Shetterly and Christine Darden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 04, 2020
After Super Tuesday, What Is The State Of The Democratic Primary?
00:47:12

What are the major takeaways from Super Tuesday? We'll tally up the votes and take a look at the path toward the Democratic nomination. Matt Bennett, Dawn B. Vaughan, Larry Cohen and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 04, 2020
Are Immigrants To The U.S. Assimilating As Fast As They Once Did?
00:47:10

Immigrants to the United States assimilate just as quickly as they ever did. We’ll dive into the cutting-edge research from two economic historians and discuss exactly what that means. Leah Boustan and Ran Abramitzky join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 03, 2020
Coronavirus Gets Real, And The Global Economy Reacts
00:47:02

As coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, we’ll ask if there are lessons to be learned from pandemics of the past, and take a look at the impact this pandemic is having on the global economy. Dr. Celine Gounder and Gillian Tett join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 03, 2020
The Prospect Of Peace In Afghanistan
00:46:56

The United States, the Taliban and the future of Afghanistan. Is the end of the endless war in sight? What are the prospects for a real peace? James Dobbins, Mariam Wardak, Ashley Jackson and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Mar 02, 2020
What Latino Voters Want In A Presidential Candidate
00:46:40

On the eve of Super Tuesday, we’ll talk with Latino voters. We'll discuss their political diversity, growing political power and potential impact on the 2020 presidential race.  Julio Ricardo Varela, Sonja Diaz and Jeronimo Cortina join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 02, 2020
Oklahoma To Incorporate 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Into Statewide School Curriculum
00:46:35

Oklahoma announces the state will incorporate the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre into the statewide school curriculum. We'll learn why. Hannibal B. Johnson, Jay Connor and Joe Nelson join David Folkenflik.

Feb 28, 2020
Week In The News: 2020 Latest, Coronavirus, Trump Visits India
00:47:07

A contentious debate and another primary state. The government response to coronavirus. Plus, President Trump's visit to India. The news roundtable is here. Jennifer Medina, Rep. Jim Clyburn and Seung Min Kim join David Folkenflik. 

Feb 28, 2020
Part IV: Are We Living In A Post-Truth World?
00:47:21

From an endless stream of political misinformation to inescapable lies on social media, are we living in a post-truth world? Lee McIntyre and Christopher Beem join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 27, 2020
As Coronavirus Spreads, So Do Questions About U.S. Preparedness
00:46:28

As coronavirus continues to spread globally, some are raising questions about whether the U.S. is prepared for an outbreak. Jeremy Konyndyk and Saskia Popescu join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 27, 2020
Part III: How The Powerful Manipulate Truth
00:47:16

In the third installment of our series on truth, we'll unpack how media, the information machine and the powerful manipulate the truth. Shelley Inglis, Cynthia Hooper and Razzaq Al-Saiedi join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 26, 2020
Looking At The Changes Happening Within The Nation's Largest Federal Appeals Court
00:46:13

Judicial appointees and the Trump administration. A slate of new judges will have a major impact on the 9th circuit in the Western United States. We’ll take a look. Carl Tobias, Rorie Solberg and Andrew Kragie join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 26, 2020
Part II: The Science Behind How We Perceive Truth
00:46:57

In the second installment of our series on truth, we dive into the science behind truth. How do we define it, how do our brains process it and why do we fight over it? John Van Bavel, Adrian Bardon and George Lakoff join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 25, 2020
What The Harvey Weinstein Trial Verdict Means For The #MeToo Movement
00:46:23

Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of third-degree rape, but acquitted of the most serious charges against him. We’ll take a look at the impact of this watershed moment. Fatima Goss Graves, Juana Melara and Jodi Kantor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 25, 2020
Part I: The History Of How We Think About Truth
00:47:14

We kickoff our series on truth – how we use it, how we abuse it, what it means and what it’s worth to us. Beth Daley, Joel Christensen and Mustapha Akyol join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 24, 2020
Week Ahead: 2020 Latest, Looking To South Carolina, White House Shake-Ups
00:46:16

Candidates take the Nevada results and move on to South Carolina. Plus, post-impeachment shake-ups in the Trump administration. We’ll look at the week ahead in news. Kimberly Atkins, Jack Beatty, Major Garrett and Robert Costa join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 24, 2020
How To Fix The Local News Crisis
00:46:33

Local newspapers have steadily gone out of business throughout the digital age. We’ll dig into the fate of local journalism and what can be done to save it. John Thornton, Mary Ellen Klas and Mi-Ai Parrish join David Folkenflik.

Feb 21, 2020
Week In The News: Democrats Debate, Trump's Pardons, Calls For AG Barr's Resignation
00:47:00

Democrats take the debate stage. President Trump issues a round of pardons. Former DOJ prosecutors call for AG Barr’s resignation. The roundtable is here. Astead Herndon, Betsy Woodruff Swan and Amanda Terkel join David Folkenflik.

Feb 21, 2020
David Brooks Says The Nuclear Family Was A Mistake. Is He Right?
00:46:10

David Brooks wants Americans to ditch the idea of the nuclear family. In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Brooks declares the end of the era of mom, dad and two and a half kids. We'll hear why. David Brooks and Dr. Andrea Hunter join Robert Siegel.

Feb 20, 2020
What Happened In Vegas: Mike Bloomberg's Debate Debut
00:46:40

Just three days ahead of the Nevada Caucus, six Democrats took to the debate stage in Las Vegas. But there was one notable newcomer on the stage. We’ll talk Michael Bloomberg's first debate performance. Michael Kranish, Mara Gay and Michael Beckel join Robert Siegel. 

Feb 20, 2020
As FBI Tackles Chinese Espionage, Some Fear A New Red Scare
00:47:21

Chinese espionage is a real problem for this country. But is the FBI overreacting to Chinese theft of intellectual property, and creating a new red scare? Peter Waldman, Larry Diamond and Xi Xiaoxing join Robert Siegel.

Feb 19, 2020
Amid A Flood Of Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Boy Scouts of America Files For Bankruptcy
00:46:40

Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy after years of declining enrollment and mounting allegations of widespread sexual abuse. Is this the death knell for the organization? Cara Kelly, Marci Hamilton, Alvin Townley and Col. Randy Rizor join Robert Siegel.

Feb 19, 2020
Indie Bookstores, Once On The Verge Of Disappearing, Are Making A Comeback
00:46:24

Independent bookstores aren’t just back, they’re thriving. As other small retailers struggle to compete with big box stores and online shoppers, how do indie booksellers continue to attract and maintain a loyal base of customers? Ryan Raffaelli and Jamie Fiocco join Robert Siegel.

Feb 18, 2020
Walter Shaub Wants You To Fight For An Ethical Democracy
00:46:25

For decades, Walter Shaub advised presidential candidates about transparency, ethics and how to avoid conflicts of interest. We talk to Shaub about the future of ethics in government. Walter Shaub joins Robert Siegel.

Feb 18, 2020
On Presidents Day, Understanding The Evolution Of The Office Itself
00:47:06

On Presidents Day, taking stock of the evolution of the office itself. What has the presidency become? Where is it headed? What does it say about us? Barbara Perry, Saikrishna Prakash and Jon Michaels join Robert Siegel.

Feb 17, 2020
Week Ahead: Nevada Caucus, State Of The Democratic Party, Legacy Of Impeachment
00:47:09

Looking to the week ahead in news. The Nevada caucus is next as Democrats fight for the soul of their party. Plus, the latest from Washington and the legacy of impeachment. Jon Ralston, Astead Herndon, Jack Beatty and Abby Livingston join Robert Siegel.

Feb 17, 2020
'Little America' Depicts The Immigrant Experience Not Seen In The Headlines
00:46:59

“Little America” is the new Apple TV + series that documents the complexity of the immigrant experience. Kumail Nanjiani and Joshuah Bearman join David Folkenflik to discuss the stories not seen in the daily headlines.

Feb 14, 2020
Week In The News: 2020 Election Latest, Trump's DOJ, Barr Responds To Trump Tweets
00:46:46

On to Nevada and South Carolina for the Democrats. The heavy hand of Trump’s Justice Department. And a whole lot more in our week in review roundtable. Susan Glasser, Molly Ball and Gerald Seib join David Folkenflik.

Feb 14, 2020
Is It Time For A New U.S. Strategy In The Middle East?
00:46:56

Former U.S. diplomat Martin Indyk, who has spent his career trying to fix problems in the Middle East, says it’s time to rein in our grandiose vision for the region in exchange for something more attainable. Martin Indyk joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 13, 2020
Unpacking Why Federal Prosecutors Quit The Roger Stone Case
00:46:59

Four federal prosecutors in the case of former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone have pulled out of the legal proceedings, after the Department of Justice undercut their sentencing recommendations. We’ll look at the mix of politics and justice that brought us to this unprecedented point. Paula Reid, Donald Ayer and Jill Hasday join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 13, 2020
Why A New Wave Of Economists Are Championing Slow Economic Growth
00:46:57

A thriving nation needs a growing economy ... or does it? A lot of economists say maximum growth is bad for society and the planet, and they’re preaching slow-growth -- or even no-growth -- economics. Dietrich Vollrath and Kate Raworth join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 12, 2020
Road Map To 2020: Looking Ahead To Nevada, South Carolina And Beyond
00:47:05

With the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary in the rear view mirror, we’ll take a look at strategies Democratic hopefuls will turn to ahead of contests in Nevada, South Carolina, and beyond. How could the race for the Democratic nomination change as the rest of America gets its say? Lily Adams, Gavin Jackson, Antjuan Seawright and Mark Longabaugh join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 12, 2020
How New Hampshire Got Its Primary And Held On Tight
00:47:12

As N.H. voters head to the polls, we look back at the history of the state's outsized influence in presidential elections and whether it’s time to loosen the Granite State's grasp on primary politics. Lauren Chooljian, Jack Beatty and Megan Messerly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 11, 2020
It's Primary Day In New Hampshire. Who Will Come Out A Winner In The Granite State?
00:46:55

We're broadcasting from the Granite State as voters head to the polls. We'll bring you the candidates’ final arguments and the last minute decisions voters are wrestling with. Anthony Brooks and Holly Shulman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 11, 2020
In 'Imperfect Union,' Steve Inskeep Traces The History Of America's First Celebrity Political Couple
00:47:05

NPR’s Steve Inskeep tells the story of one of America’s first celebrity political couples and their impact on history in his new book "Imperfect Union." Steve Inskeep joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 10, 2020
Week Ahead: N.H. Primary, Post-Impeachment Politics, 2020 Election Latest
00:47:05

Getting ready in New Hampshire after Iowa’s wobbly start. We’ll look ahead to what’s happening on the ground in the first-in-the-nation primary. Anthony Brooks, Jack Beatty, Yamiche Alcindor and Janet Hook join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 10, 2020
The Complicated History Of The Classic Neo-Noir Film 'Chinatown'
00:47:16

A new book examines the 1974 film "Chinatown" and the colorful, complicated and compromised Hollywood figures who made the troubling classic. Sam Wasson joins David Folkenflik.

Feb 07, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment, Iowa Caucus Latest, Trump's State Of The Union Address
00:46:32

A week drenched in history – Trump acquitted by the Senate – but not before Mitt Romney votes to convict and remove his fellow Republican. We'll also review confusion in the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union and more. Jeanne Cummings, Marc Lacey and Wendy Benjaminson join David Folkenflik.

Feb 07, 2020
How Private Companies Are Changing The Future Of Space Exploration
00:47:13

Private companies like SpaceX are testing vehicles for manned space missions.  We’ll peer out into the near future and next steps in human space exploration. Ariel Ekblaw and Charles Bolden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 06, 2020
After Chaos In Iowa, How Secure Are Our Elections?
00:47:23

A digital fail severely delays the Iowa Democratic caucus results. Is it time to completely rethink electronic voting of all kinds in American elections? Jessica Huseman, Alex Halderman, Anthony Brooks and Megan Messerly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 06, 2020
Coronavirus Latest: How China Is Responding To The Spreading Outbreak
00:46:25

As the world watches China deal with the spreading outbreak of coronavirus, we’ll take a step back and ask what China’s response says about how the nation is faring globally. John Pomfret and Elizabeth Economy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 05, 2020
State Of The Union: Unpacking President Trump's Address As Senate Moves Toward Impeachment Vote
00:46:51

President Donald Trump delivers his third State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a day before the Senate votes on whether to remove him from office. We’ll hear from experts about this historic moment. Jonathan Tepperman, Carol Leonnig and Greg Ip join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 05, 2020
How Overcrowding In Emergency Rooms Has Impacted Patient Care
00:46:46

Have emergency rooms become the safety net of our healthcare system? We’ll speak with a doctor who says emergency care has turned into 'everything care.' Dr. Amy Ho, John Diedrich and Dr. Kathy Kozak join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 04, 2020
Technology Issues Delay Iowa Caucus Results. What Does This Mean For The Presidential Race?
00:46:27

Technology issues delay Iowa caucus results. We’re breaking down which candidates are likely to come out on top, and what this means for the rest of presidential primary season. Clay Masters, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Jennifer Victor, Gavin Jackson and James Pindell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 04, 2020
Michael Lind On The Rise Of Populism
00:46:37

Michael Lind argues the rise of populism around the world has been caused by the decline of religious and civic institutions and the rise of managerial elites. Lind joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 03, 2020
Week Ahead: Caucus Day In Iowa, N.H. Primary Latest, Next Stages In Impeachment
00:46:52

Caucus day in Iowa. We’ll talk about how Democratic candidates are trying to pull undecided Iowans into their corner. Plus, we'll look ahead to the New Hampshire primary, and next stages in the impeachment trial.  John Bresnahan, Susan Page, Jack Beatty, Anne Salamon, Libbey Slappey and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 03, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment, Trump's Middle East Peace Plan, 2020 Latest
00:46:22

Impeachment. Trump’s Middle East peace plan. Coronavirus fears. All unfolding at a critical moment. Our week in review panel will tackle the week's big stories. Peter Baker, Julie Pace and Hayes Brown join David Folkenflik. 

Jan 31, 2020
Super Bowl LIV: The History And Future Of The 'Big Game'
00:46:04

We look ahead to Sunday’s Super Bowl and break down the big game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Al Michaels, Pablo Torre and Charles Davis join David Folkenflik.

Jan 31, 2020
Fear Of War With Iran Once Dominated Headlines. What's Happening Now?
00:46:59

Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. assassinated an Iranian general, Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet and protesters took to the streets of Iran. So where are we now? Farnaz Fassihi, Suzanne Maloney and Nicolas Pelham join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 30, 2020
As Senators Navigate Impeachment Trial, Voters Across The Country Are Watching Carefully
00:46:25

As the trial of President Donald Trump continues, we’ll check back in with reporters far away from Washington. How has the trial impacted voter opinion of senators in key states? Kimberly Atkins, Sonja Hutson, Steve Mistler, Liz Ruskin, Sergio Martinez-Beltran and Andrew Yeager join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 30, 2020
To Stop Coronavirus, Scientists Look To Lessons From SARS Outbreak 
00:46:59

Deaths from the coronavirus surpass 130 in China. We’ll look back at the lessons learned during the 2003 SARS outbreak and explore how to stop a global pandemic today. Doctors Anthony Fauci, Samira Mubarek and Jennifer Nuzzo join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 29, 2020
National Security In The Age Of Impeachment
00:47:00

National security and the impeachment trial of President Trump. The president’s defense team says calling witnesses could compromise national security. House managers say it’s the president who’s the threat. Barbara McQuade and Susan Hennessey join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 29, 2020
How Modern Medicine Has Changed Premature Birth Care
00:46:55

Journalist and mother Sarah DiGregorio joins us to discuss her new book, “Early,” a deeply personal study of premature birth in the United States. Sarah DiGregorio joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 28, 2020
Impeachment Latest: White House Continues Opening Arguments, Bolton Makes Claims In New Book
00:47:08

The White House continues to make its case in the Senate impeachment trial. The president’s lawyers say he did nothing wrong. We’ll have the latest. Jonathan Turley and Kate Shaw join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 28, 2020
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Paying Tribute To Victims and Survivors
00:47:20

Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. And why three generations later, we must still never forget. Anna Ornstein and Alvin Rosenfeld join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 27, 2020
Week Ahead: U.S.-Iran Tensions, Impeachment Latest, Coronavirus In China
00:47:24

We look at the coming week’s biggest stories. We'll discuss the impeachment trial, of course, but we’ll also make time for news from the rest of the country and around the world. Lisa Desjardins, Anton La Guardia and Anita Kumar join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 27, 2020
Exploring The 'Uncanny Valley' Of Tech Startup Culture
00:46:33

A new memoir reveals an unsavory depiction of tech startup culture. We’ll examine the influence of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies -- and how the public’s view of Big Tech is changing. Anna Wiener joins Anthony Brooks.

Jan 24, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment Trial, Trump In Davos, 2020 Election Latest
00:46:21

The impeachment trial is underway. Iowa looms for the Democrats. And Trump visits Davos. The news roundtable is here. Catherine Lucey, Karen Tumulty and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

Jan 24, 2020
CRISPR Has The Potential To Improve Lives. But At What Cost?
00:46:40

CRISPR, the breakthrough method for editing genes, has the potential to improve our lives. But one of its inventors warns us scientists may be tempted to change life itself — in ways we won’t like. Jennifer Doudna and R. Alta Charo join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 23, 2020
Impeachment Day 3: Understanding The Legal Arguments From Both Sides Of The Aisle
00:47:05

The third day of President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Law experts share their take on the president’s case – and what’s at stake for the Constitution and the country. Laurence Tribe joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 23, 2020
Taking Stock Of The Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision, 10 Years Later
00:46:44

It’s been 10 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United. We’ll look back at the last decade and take stock of the fallout. Carrie Levine, Bradley Smith and Rick Hasen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 22, 2020
Unpacking The First Day Of President Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial
00:47:00

The start of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald J. Trump. We’ll download the first day and the factions forming among senators that could decide the president’s fate. David Graham, Liz Ruskin and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 22, 2020
Domain Wars: .Org Addresses Could Soon Belong To A For-Profit Company
00:47:04

The commercialization of the internet continues – those .org addresses nonprofits use may soon be owned by a for-profit company. We’ll talk about how it all works and what it means for the future of the internet. Esther Dyson, Andrew Sullivan and Nora Abussita-Ouri join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 21, 2020
Presidential Historians On What They're Watching For During The Senate Impeachment Trial
00:46:40

On the first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial, we reflect on the moment with two historians. They’ll share with us what they’ll be watching for and how past events might shed light on the present. Rachel Shelden and Mark Updegrove join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 21, 2020
How To Talk To Your Kids About Race And Justice
00:47:12

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin. More than a half-century later, how should parents talk about race and justice with their kids now? Melissa Giraud, Andrew Grant-Thomas and Gita Gulati-Partee join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 20, 2020
Week Ahead: There's Impeachment, And Then There's Everything Else
00:46:39

It’s only happened twice before in U.S. history. We talk about what to watch for on the eve of the president’s impeachment trial. Lisa Desjardins, Meridith McGraw and Doyle McManus join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 20, 2020
'Trashgate' And Sign-Stealing: MLB's Latest Scandal
00:46:27

Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal. We look at what’s fair and what’s foul in the state of baseball and sport. Jeremy Schaap, Eduardo Pérez and Del Wilber join David Folkenflik.

Jan 17, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment Trial, Democrats In Iowa, U.S.-China Trade
00:46:35

Impeachment heads to the Senate. Democrats debate electability and gender. The U.S. and China strike a deal. The entire Russian government quits. The roundtable is here. Kimberly Atkins, Darlene Superville and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 17, 2020
How Political Divides Shape U.S. History Lessons
00:47:07

Partisan politics are making their way into school textbooks, reports The New York Times. We dig into the report. Dana Goldstein, Albert Broussard and Kerry Green join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 16, 2020
The Impeachment Trial Looms. More Ukraine Evidence Surfaces
00:46:31

Impeachment gets realer. We have the latest developments and look at the new evidence still surfacing. John Bresnahan, Miriam Elder and Andrew S. Weiss join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 16, 2020
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's Poetry Road Trip Across America
00:46:46

A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize winning-poet Tracy K. Smith. She spent a year traveling the country as U.S. poet laureate. Where did she go? Smith joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 15, 2020
The On Point Iowa Caucus: Where Do Voters Stand?
00:47:05

We’re going to hold our own mini-caucus with Iowans who watched the latest Democratic presidential debate. What’d they think? Who are they pulling for? A panel of Iowa caucus-goers joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 15, 2020
Hope And Crisis On The 'Tightrope' Of Working-Class America
00:46:44

One-quarter of Nick Kristof’s high school class died prematurely. The New York Times columnist went back to his hometown to find out why. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 14, 2020
Boeing's New CEO; Democratic Debate Preview
00:47:06

Boeing used to have high safety standards. One recently revealed employee email said the company now has a "culture of 'good enough.'" What will it take to turn Boeing around? Lori Aratani, Cynthia Cole and Jody Hoffer Gittell join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, a preview of Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Iowa with .

Jan 14, 2020
Amid Catastrophic Destruction, Lessons From The Wildfires In Australia
00:47:25

A continent in flames. Bushfires so hot, they’re creating their own thunderstorms. We take a close look at Australia’s catastrophic fires, and the lessons for the world. Isabella Kwai, Peter Kanowski, Alistair Melzer and David Folkenflik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 13, 2020
Week Ahead: U.S.-Iran, Democrats In Iowa, Impeachment
00:46:53

The latest news on the U.S.-Iran crisis. Democrats debate in Iowa. Impeachment trial developments. We look ahead to a busy week in the news. Amna Nawaz, Jennifer Williams and Burgess Everett join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 13, 2020
How The Media Covers Hollywood: From Hypocrisy To Harvey Weinstein
00:46:49

The media’s coverage of Hollywood and lessons from press coverage of Harvey Weinstein. Radhika Jones and Jodi Kantor join David Folkenflik.

Jan 10, 2020
Week In The News: U.S.-Iran Tensions, Bolton And Impeachment, Puerto Rico
00:46:52

First, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., joins the show to discuss U.S.-Iran tensions. Then: More on Iran strikes and Trump’s response. Impeachment surprise: John Bolton says he’ll testify. Puerto Rico recovers from earthquakes. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take a step back. Farnaz Fassihi, Weijia Jiang and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 10, 2020
OK, For Real Though: How Is The Economy Doing?
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How is the economy really doing? We put the noise of politics aside and break down the numbers, right down to your wallet. Greg Ip and William Emmons join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 09, 2020
What's Next For The Iran Nuclear Deal And Diplomacy?
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President Trump tells European allies it's time to break away from the remnants of the Iran deal. What now for diplomacy? Ellie Geranmayeh, Richard Johnson and Markus Kyme join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 09, 2020
Destigmatizing The Invisible Trauma Of Miscarriage
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Twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage in the first trimester. More women are talking about it to destigmatize the loss. We join the conversation. Sunita Osborn and Dr. Stacy Beck join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 08, 2020
Iran Launches Missile Attack On Iraqi Base Housing U.S. Troops
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Iran strikes back. Now what? We have the latest regional analysis, from top military and diplomatic voices. Bryan Bender, David Gergen, Douglas Silliman and John Griffin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 08, 2020
Yola's 'Walk Through Fire' — From England To Nashville
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Yola was a young black British girl who grew up loving American country music. Now, she’s taking over Nashville, and singing at the Grand Ole Opry. Yola joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 07, 2020
Iran Latest: Vows Of Retaliation, Cultural Site Threats And More
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The latest on this critical moment as threats and counter-threats escalate between the U.S. and Iran. Liz Sly and Hussein Banai join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, author and journalist Mark Bowden takes a look back at the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-81

Jan 07, 2020
Retired Christianity Today Editor Talks Backlash Over Editorial Advocating For Trump's Removal
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What does Mark Galli, the now retired editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, make of the response to his call for Trump’s removal from office? We ask him. Mark Galli and Richard Land join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 06, 2020
The Week Ahead: Tensions With Iran, Impeachment Trial Negotiations, Australian Wildfires
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The latest developments in US-Iran tensions. Lawmakers return to Washington to wrangle over details of the impeachment trial. We look ahead to a busy week in the news. Gideon Rose, Anna Edgerton and Darlene Superville join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 06, 2020
Leveling The Playing Field: Can Corporate America Be Reformed?
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Boeing. WeWork. Wells Fargo. Corporate outrages lead to CEO ousters. Even major industry groups say it’s time for reforms. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have appealed to voters who believe the game is rigged. Can big business see beyond the bottom line? Nell Minow and Peggy Foran join David Folkenflik.

Jan 03, 2020
Week In The News: Iranian Military Leader Killed, Baghdad Embassy Protests, Hate Crime Charges In N.Y.
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Gen. Qassem Soleimani killed. Protests at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Hate crime charges in New York. Rudy Giuliani to testify? The roundtable is here. Susan Page, David Ignatius and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 03, 2020
Turning The Page To 2020, With Some Of Our Favorite Guests From 2019
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As we enter a new decade, we wanted to hear from some of our favorite guests from last year — including a Montana farmer and a South Carolina minister — on their lives and hopes for 2020. Akbar Cook, Becky Weed, Aaron Payment and Rev. Tiffany Knowlin Boykin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 02, 2020
1 Month To Iowa: Where Things Stand For The Democratic Presidential Primary
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In just one month, Iowans caucus in the first major test in the Democratic presidential primary. We check in with what’s happening on the ground. Rachel Stassen-Berger, James Lynch and Rachel Paine Caufield join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 02, 2020
Leslie Odom Jr. Releases First Album Of Original Songs With 'Mr'
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Leslie Odom Jr. played Aaron Burr in "Hamilton." Now’s he’s singing his own tunes on a new album of original songs. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 01, 2020
How We Lie To Ourselves Online: Exploring Self-Delusion With Jia Tolentino
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New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino explores modern culture through her experience as a millennial, and how social media shapes identity. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 01, 2020
Beyond 'The Canterbury Tales,' Geoffrey Chaucer's Life In London
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Before "The Canterbury Tales," Geoffrey Chaucer was a teenage fashion plate, prisoner of war, a traveler. We dig into a new biography. Marion Turner joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 31, 2019
High School Principal Brings Free Laundromat — And Bullying Relief — To Students
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A Newark, New Jersey, high school principal gave bullied kids a way to wash their clothes — and a lot more. Get ready for a lesson on inspiration. Akbar Cook joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 31, 2019
These Creatives Work Together With Algorithms And Robots To Make Their Art
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Art and artificial intelligence. How humans and machines are collaborating on paintings, music compositions and more. Dan Tepfer and Robbie Barrat join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 30, 2019
Rich Lowry Presents His 'Case For Nationalism'
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Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, says, "Nationalism shouldn’t be a dirty word." And he blames the right and the left for smearing the term’s true meaning. Lowry and Liah Greenfeld join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 30, 2019
Tegan And Sara Take It Back To Their Teens For New Album, Memoir
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The musical duo Tegan and Sara return to high school. They join David Folkenflik for a conversation about music ⁠— and growing up.

Dec 27, 2019
ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Shares Her Story Of 'Life After Suicide'
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The national suicide epidemic hits home for ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Her new book is "Life After Suicide." She and Dr. Charles Nemeroff join David Folkenflik.

Dec 27, 2019
A Culinary Journey Through 'The Food Of Sichuan'
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The secret sauce and spices of Sichuanese cooking. Get ready for a master class. Recipes included. Fuchsia Dunlop joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 26, 2019
Solutions For Economic Inequality From 2019 Nobel Prize Winners
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Tackling today’s trickiest global challenges with the winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. They join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 26, 2019
In His 'Sortabiography,' Monty Python's Eric Idle Reflects On The Meaning Of Life
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Monty Python’s Eric Idle is still "Always Looking on the Bright Side of Life." He’s out with a "sortabiography" and joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 25, 2019
Bestselling Crime Writer Walter Mosley Will Teach You How To Write A Story
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A conversation with bestselling writer Walter Mosley about his hard-boiled character Easy Rawlins and a life in crime writing. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 25, 2019
Is It Me, Or Have Kids' Manners Gotten Worse?
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Kids, manners and the holidays. We have expert advice on how to expect and encourage behavior that makes for great family memories. Katherine Reynolds Lewis and Richard Weissbourd join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 24, 2019
Hello, Attention: This Is Our Show On Robocalls. Don't Hang Up!
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Americans are receiving record numbers of robocalls. Are there legislative or technological fixes? Sarah Krouse, David Frankel and Eric Troutman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 24, 2019
Life Without Deductibles: How One Union Has Curbed Health Care Costs
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Members of this health plan pay nothing for doctor’s visits, lab tests or hospitalizations. Could this be a model for the rest of the country? Noam Levey and Brian Lang join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 23, 2019
'The Afghanistan Papers': War Revelations From The Washington Post
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The Washington Post’s massive investigation that U.S. officials misled the public about the Afghanistan War for almost 20 years. We talk with one of those same officials on what they said then, and what they think now. Craig Whitlock, Ryan Crocker and Andrew Bacevich join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 23, 2019
There's No Such Thing As An Ordinary Day, Gene Weingarten Argues
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The extraordinary story of one ordinary day in America. So much happens in just 24 hours. Gene Weingarten, Heather Armstrong and Ellen Krug join David Folkenflik.

Dec 20, 2019
Week In The News: Trump Impeached, Trump Supporters Rally, Democrats Debate
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Donald Trump becomes only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. He rallies his loyalists in Michigan. The 2020 Democrats debate. The roundtable is here. Juana Summers, Katie Rogers and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Dec 20, 2019
Los Lobos Welcome The Holiday Season With New Album 'Llegó Navidad'
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The storied band Los Lobos is out with a new album, "Llegó Navidad," or, "Christmas is Here." David Hidalgo, Steve Berlin and Rick Trevino join Meghna Chakrabarti to celebrate.

Dec 19, 2019
Impeachment Vote; Democratic Debate
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The House vote on impeachment. We pause and consider what it means for the country. Nancy Gibbs joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Tim Alberta, one of the moderators for Thursday evening's presidential Democratic debate, is with us for a preview.

Dec 19, 2019
'The Afghanistan Papers': War Revelations From The Washington Post
00:47:15

The Washington Post’s massive investigation that U.S. officials misled the public about the Afghanistan War for almost 20 years. We talk with one of those same officials on what they said then, and what they think now. Craig Whitlock, Ryan Crocker and Andrew Bacevich join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 18, 2019
The 'Unschooling' Movement: Letting Children Lead Their Learning
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Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the "unschooling" movement. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Peter Gray, Maleka Diggs and Michael Apple.

Dec 18, 2019
Allow Us To Reintroduce Jay-Z: Rapper, Advocate, Poet And Hustler
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Jay-Z at 50. We look at his evolution as a cultural icon. Michael Eric Dyson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 17, 2019
Trump Order On Anti-Semitism Sets Off Fear, Praise From Jewish Community
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President Trump’s executive order to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses triggers strong feelings among American Jews. We’re listening. Michael Brenner, Susannah Heschel and Jonathan Tobin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 17, 2019
With 'In The Dream House,' Carmen Maria Machado Distills Relationship Trauma
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Acclaimed writer Carmen Maria Machado joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Her memoir explores the gray areas of an abusive relationship, and the confusion of falling from soaring happiness to emotional pain.

Dec 16, 2019
Week Ahead In Impeachment; Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
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Final steps in the impeachment process. Top reporters look ahead to what’s sure to be a historic week. Paula Reid and Katherine Tully-McManus join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, 2020 candidate Micahel Bennet is with us.

Dec 16, 2019
Inside 'Bombshell,' With The Film's Director And Two Former Fox News Stars
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We talk about the Fox News harassment scandals, the movie "Bombshell" and the aftermath. Jay Roach, Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky join David Folkenflik.

Dec 13, 2019
Week In The News: Articles Of Impeachment, New NAFTA, 2020 And More
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House Democrats lay out Articles of Impeachment. Trump strikes deal on trade with those same House Democrats. And Warren takes on Buttigieg. The roundtable is here. Liz Landers, Annie Karni and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Dec 13, 2019
AG William Barr Slams DOJ Inspector General Over Russia Report
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A closer look at Attorney General William Barr. He opposes the inspector general, but is absolute in his support for the president. Mary McCord and David Rivkin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 12, 2019
Are The Robots Coming For Us? Misconceptions About AI And Machine Learning
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Machine learning is everywhere, but is it actual intelligence? A computer scientist wrestles with the ethical questions demanded by the rise of AI. Melanie Mitchell joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 12, 2019
The Growth (And New Contexts) Of LGBTQ Ball Culture
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Underground LGBTQ ballroom competitions started in the 1970s as a safe haven for black and brown young people. We look at how the culture has grown. Marlon Bailey, Rashaad Newsome and Sydney Baloue join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 11, 2019
Uber: Nearly 6,000 Reports Of Sexual Assault Over 2 Years
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Uber’s own safety report reveals nearly 6,000 cases of sexual assault in two years. We look at the gig economy’s sexual assault problem and how to fix it. Lauren Kaori Gurley, Cindy Southworth and Alexandrea Ravenelle join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 11, 2019
Health Care In Rural America; Coal Miners Follow-Up
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The impossible cost of health care in Appalachia: $40,000 for a single ambulance ride. We take a look at the cost of health care consolidation in rural America. Mason Adams, Tony