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What Next: Has Minneapolis Given Up on Police R...
A ballot measure to restructure the police department failed by more than ten points.
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What Next: Do Vaccine Mandates Work?
What happened when New York City gave its workers nine days to get the shot?
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A Word: Legacy of Fire: The L.A. Riots
Decades after fury exploded across L.A., how much has changed?
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The Waves: Daddy Love Me! Breaking Down the Men...
From toxic masculinity to glass cliffs, Succession manages to be one of the bro-iest shows on TV.
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What Next TBD: How Schools Surveil Your Kids
A startup named GoGuardian is changing the way teachers monitor their students online.
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What Next: Is It Time for Democrats to Panic?
Cutting through the hype around Virginia’s governor’s race.
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What Next: White Supremacy on Trial in Charlott...
Previous trials have gone after individuals; this one’s going after a movement.
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What Next: A Rust-Belt City Might Elect a Socia...
India Walton would be the first socialist mayor around the country in over half a century.
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What Next: How Long Can Mark Zuckerberg Be King?
Facebook can’t dominate the internet of the future if it’s widely considered to be indifferent to human suffering.
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A Word: From Schoolyards to Prisonyards
Too many school policies criminalize Black students for just being kids.
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The Waves: Does Your Favorite Scary Movie Have ...
Or is there feminism to find in the “final girl” trope?
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What Next TBD: Why Are Bots Buying Sneakers?
When algorithms start buying up products, there’s something wrong with the system.
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What Next: Why I Quit Advising Kyrsten Sinema
The Arizona senator is notorious for ignoring her constituents. Five members of her Veterans Advisory Council have had enough.
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What Next: Is Bill Gates to Blame for Lagging V...
The billionaire’s love of intellectual property could be limiting vaccine supply.
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What Next: The Afghans Who Got Out
They had to be lucky to flee their country. Once in the U.S., they face a wall of bureaucracy and new customs.
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What Next: A Brazen Kidnapping in Haiti
Abductions aren’t new to Haiti, where armed gangs now have more power than national police.
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A Word: Uneven Playing Field
Why does Black activism look so different in the NBA and the NFL?
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The Waves: Why Being the Chef on a Yacht Could ...
Below Deck’s Chef Rachel Hargrove joins The Waves to dish on the last season, the yachting industry, and the pressures of being a chef.
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What Next TBD: Honey, I Sold the House to Zillow
Why are tech companies flipping houses?
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What Next: How Immunity for Cops Ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper.
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What Next: Is Trump Still On Virginia’s Ballot?
Both candidates for governor can’t escape his shadow.
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What Next: How Should We Remember Colin Powell?
Untangling the former general’s complicated legacy.
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What Next: No One's Got Mail
Is the post office’s demise a foregone conclusion?
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A Word: Black to the Land
Will the reversal of the racist land grab at Bruce’s Beach spark a trend?
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The Waves: Finding Hope for Women in the Climat...
The world is on fire. Is it disproportionately impacting women?
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What Next TBD: The Return of Hacktivism
Massive data dumps from inside Twitch and Epik may signal a new era in the world of moralistic hacking.
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What Next: The Strike That Could Paralyze Holly...
Workers are fed up with the long hours and low pay.
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What Next: Is Someone Brain-Zapping American Op...
...maybe.
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What Next: When Airbnb Takes Over Your Neighbor...
Short-term rentals are hollowing out places like Galveston, Texas.
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A Word: Supreme Injustice
The conservative Supreme Court majority could super-charge gun rights and wreck Roe v. Wade.
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The Waves: Can You Really Have a Feminist Wedding?
Two women—one recently married and one recently engaged—contemplate whether it’s possible to redeem the old institution filled with white dresses and garter tosses.
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What Next TBD: Will the Facebook Whistleblower ...
Frances Haugen thinks we’re talking about Facebook all wrong.
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What Next: Congress Plays Chicken
Democrats and Republicans agree on the debt ceiling. Why won’t they do anything?
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What Next: Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic?
With bold social welfare programs, our chances are better.
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What Next: Democrats’ Gerrymandering Dilemma
Do you forfeit the game just when you’re taking the lead?
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What Next: The Supreme Court Confronts Its Critics
As the justices watch their public polling numbers drop, they insist that they’re not political hacks. Do you believe them?
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A Word: Las Vidas Negras Importan
From the streets to the big screen, Afro-Latinos are fighting for visibility and respect.
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The Waves: Does the New Clinton Impeachment Sho...
The new Ryan Murphy show American Crime Story: Impeachment attempts to give Monica Lewinsky a voice.
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What Next TBD: What Instagram Does to Teens
A leaked internal report concludes, “we make body issues worse for one in three teen girls.”
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What Next: The Vaccine Holdouts in the NBA
Players are getting penalized for being unvaccinated. That’s not stopping some high profile holdouts.
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What Next: Why a Hollywood #MeToo Organization ...
Time’s Up was founded to end workplace sexual harassment. It was brought down by mundane workplace gripes and a sycophantic approach to power.
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What Next: A Doctor’s Hardest Call
Who do you treat when you’re running out of resources?
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What Next: Death and Desperation at Rikers Island
Things at the country’s most notorious jail have worsened.
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The Waves: Is Overthrowing Capitalism the Best ...
Author Amia Srinivasan discusses her new book, The Right to Sex.
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A Word: Texas Political Power Twins
Democratic stars Julian and Joaquin Castro are fighting to turn their red state blue.
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What Next TBD: Are We Getting COVID Testing All...
It may be time to reimagine how we use tests in the U.S.
25 min
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TRAILER: This Is Critical
A new podcast from Virginia Heffernan
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What Next: How Biden’s Agenda Could Fall Apart
The paranoid, high-stakes fight playing out among Congressional Democrats as they try to deliver everything at once.
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What Next: The Haitian Refugees Blocked at the ...
With disaster behind them and deportation ahead, what are fleeing Haitians supposed to do?
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What Next: Did Gen. Milley Go Too Far?
A new book is raising questions about General Mark Milley’s efforts to constrain an unpredictable president.
28 min
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What Next: God Doesn’t Want Me Vaccinated
Examining the religious claims of the COVID vaccine’s conscientious objectors.
25 min
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A Word: Cancelling the “Black Friend” Excuse
Joe Biden is wrong. Interracial relationships don’t prove racial progress.
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The Waves: Where Have All The Teen Magazines Go...
CosmoGirl? Gone. Teen Vogue? Online only. What does that mean for the next generation of women?
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What Next TBD: China vs. Video Games
Why is Beijing restricting young people’s gaming to three hours a week?
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What Next: The Plight of the Delivery Worker
New York City depended on them to get through the pandemic; why are they struggling to survive?
26 min
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What Next: Steve Bannon’s “War Room” is Mobilizing
How the far-right is taking control of the GOP’s election machinery.
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What Next: Why College Professors Have Had It
Educators were feeling burnt out before the pandemic. COVID just made things worse.
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What Next: Empty Shelves Everywhere
Global supply chains have been flipped upside down.
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A Word: Is Larry Elder the Best of Black Republ...
How did the Black GOP standard bearer go from Colin Powell to conservative provocateur Larry Elder?
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The Waves: Did Elizabeth Holmes Kill the Concep...
The idea of the #girlboss has been on trial recently, and so is Holmes.
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What Next TBD: Can This River Be Saved?
The 40 million people who rely on water from the Colorado River are running out of time.
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What Next: What 9/11 Did to My Life
The attacks were a nightmare. For many Muslim families, what followed was worse.
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What Next: Dying of COVID to Own The Libs
Conservative talk radio hosts still have a vaccine-hesitancy problem. It’s killing them.
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What Next: The Texans Fighting for Abortion Access
How do you prepare for an onslaught of lawsuits?
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A Word: Haiti’s DIY Recovery
An earthquake. An assassination. An uncertain future. What’s next for Haiti?
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The Waves: What’s Next for TV’s White Guys?
They’ve always been TV’s default protagonists. Where do they go when someone else gets to be the hero?
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What Next TBD: The Rush for Ivermectin
Who’s profiting from the latest unproven COVID treatment craze?
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What Next: The Last-Ditch Effort to Get Afghans...
The U.S. military has left, but volunteers are still pursuing a rescue mission.
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What Next: Why Paid Family Leave Might Finally ...
The pandemic laid bare just how little support caretakers have. Is Congress ready to change that?
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What Next: Afghanistan’s Power Vacuum
Two suicide bombings at the Kabul airport beg the question of whether even the Taliban have control in Afghanistan.
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A Word: The Color of Climate Change
Environmentalism isn’t just a white issue. Black grassroots activists have been leading from the start.
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The Waves: What We Learned From the Andrew Cuom...
There are reasons to be optimistic about where #MeToo goes from here.
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What Next TBD: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial
The founder of Theranos faces criminal charges in court next week. Here’s what to expect.
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What Next: The OnlyFans Debacle
Why a website, famous for sexual content, decided to ban sexual content.
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What Next: What Does Haiti Actually Need?
Not more international interference.
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What Next: Will R. Kelly Survivors Finally Get ...
After decades of allegedly abusing women, the singer is back on trial.
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What Next: California's Recall Nightmare
Gavin Newsom needs to campaign just to keep his job.
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A Word: Black to School, At Home
Between COVID and racism, will Black homeschooling rates keep rising?
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The Waves: Can We Love True Crime When We’re th...
Sifting through the trash to find the good in true crime
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What Next TBD: Will Booster Shots Make a Differ...
Globally, what’s the best use of the next available dose?
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What Next: The Afghans Who Couldn’t Get Out
They worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan. Now, they're stuck.
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What Next: A Texas Standoff
The Democrats fled. The Republicans can have them arrested when they return. What happens now?
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What Next: How Afghanistan Ended Like This
The Taliban is back in control. What happened?
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What Next: Mask Wars and the Start of School in...
Mississippi’s hospital system is days away from collapse.
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A Word: Tuskegee’s Ghosts Haunt COVID Fight
The Black Coalition Against COVID is battling the virus, disinformation, and historic distrust in the Black community.
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The Waves: COVID Exhaustion
From neverending planning to constant worrying about safety.
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What Next TBD: What's Taking the FDA So Long?
Full approval of the vaccines could move the needle on U.S. vaccination rates. So what’s the holdup?
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What Next: When Your Town Burns Down
Greenville, California was a microcosm of America: full of heart and bedeviled by bitter arguments over how to face the long-term threat of fire.
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What Next: A DOJ Lawyer’s Attempt to Overthrow ...
And why the next attempt may be closer than you think.
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What Next: The Latest Blow to American Workers
Richard Trumka’s death marks the end of an era in organized labor.
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What Next: A Doctor in the Middle of the Florid...
Healthcare workers are fed up, and Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t seem to care.
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A Word: Eviction Restriction Showdown
Ex HUD chief Julian Castro wonders why the White House dropped the ball on evictions before reviving the moratorium this week.
25 min
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The Waves: Can Feminists Visit FBoy Island?
The new HBO Max series resurfaces old tensions about watching reality dating shows.
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What Next TBD: Can America Fix Its Trains?
To make a real difference, we first need to learn how to spend the money well.
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What Next: Washington’s Most Broken Institution?
How to play bipartisan hardball.
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What Next: Cuomo vs. Everyone
New York’s governor will not go quietly.
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What Next: Why Republicans Compromised
No one got exactly what they wanted, so why is Congress patting itself on the back?
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What Next: Take This Job, Please!
Where did all the workers go?
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A Word: Black Man With a Gun
Are growing gun sales to Black Americans about freedom, fear, or both?
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The Waves: The Olympics Are Still Sexist. Can W...
Despite boasting a high female participation rate, the Games still have a long way to go to reach equality.
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