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What Next: It’s Hot as Hell. Why Are Pools Closed?
Americans are hot,sweaty, and eager to learn how to swim. But public pools across the country are closed.
22 min
602
What Next: U.S. vs Trump
It’s the first indictment to tackle the former president’s alleged attempts to interfere in the 2020 election—and cover it up.
22 min
603
What Next: After the Strike
Winning a new contract was the end of the strike. The fight is still ongoing.
22 min
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What Next: Congress Wants to Know: Do Aliens Ex...
Three officials say UFOs aren’t just real; in the military, they’re an open secret.
26 min
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What Next TBD: America’s Downtown Ghost Towns
What happens to those offices when employees don’t “return to work?”
29 min
606
Political Gabfest: Can Israel Survive As A Demo...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes a step forward to limit judicial powers but the court and protestors might force a step back; Harvard University and other elite colleges are reconsidering legacy admissions; and Hunter Biden’s plea deal hits a stumbling block.
55 min
607
Slate Money: Will The UPS Union Deal Deliver?
What does the UPS union agreement mean for other shipping companies?
53 min
608
A Word: The Rise of Post-Obama Racism
21 min
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What Next TBD: Washington vs. A.I.
The government's starting to focus on regulating A.I. But have they learned from previous efforts to keep an eye on the tech industry?
24 min
610
The Waves: How a Drag Queen Recreated the Ameri...
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Mrs. Kasha Davis breaks down her big moment on All Stars and how she’s turned the idea of a “housewife” on its head.
38 min
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What Next: Jason Aldean’s “Dog-Whistle Anthem”
How “Try That in a Small Town” outraged the left, tickled the right – and shot up the charts.
24 min
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What Next: Has Netanyahu Lost Control?
From progressive protesters to far-right politicos, Israel’s Prime Minister no longer has his hands on the wheel.
21 min
613
Hear Me Out: Learning Gun Safety Could Save You...
Arming kids with knowledge might help prevent tragedy.
36 min
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What Next: How Far Will Texas Go?
The Justice Department just sued Texas over a recent escalation at the border. Governor Abbott says - “see you in court.”
24 min
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What Next: Climate Change Goes to Court
Can we sue our way out of the climate crisis?
24 min
616
What Next TBD: Why Tech Lays Women Off First
Rounds of layoffs have disproportionately affected women in tech—including those on maternity leave.
27 min
617
A Word: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied?
Survivors of the Tulsa Massacre waited a century for justice. Will they ever get it?
25 min
618
The Waves: Why Barbie Lives On
Barbie has been around for generations, as Greta Gerwig takes her to Hollywood, we look at what makes Barbie a legend.
29 min
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Political Gabfest: Trump Legal Traffic Jam
Donald Trump’s criminal charges and lawsuits are piling up and his Michigan supporters have been charged; Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, and the not-Trump Republican candidates are struggling; and Congressional Republicans are going to culture-war against the U.S. military.
53 min
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What Next TBD: America’s $5 Trillion Grid Problem
The electric grid is the only thing making parts of America habitable this summer. It desperately needs a makeover.
24 min
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What Next: Judging the Supreme Court
Senate Democrats want the Court to adopt a code of ethics. Do the Justices have to listen?
22 min
622
What Next: The Indefensible Defense Bill
The National Defense Authorization Act has been drafted into the culture wars.
19 min
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What Next: How Hollywood Shot Itself in the Foot
The paltry wages of the streaming economy made these strikes inevitable.
29 min
624
What Next: Thousand-Year Floods, Annually
The floodplain maps are falling out of relevance faster than they can be replaced.
21 min
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What Next TBD: America’s Killer Car Problem
U.S. infrastructure doesn't prioritize the lives of pedestrians. Why?
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