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What Next: Biden’s Student Loan Ambivalence
If only looking at debt made it disappear.
23 min
A Word: Reparations for Racist Violence?
While the nation focuses on the deadly Buffalo shooting, survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are still fighting for justice.
34 min
What Next TBD: North Korea's Hacking Army
Can North Korea's army of cyber-criminals be stopped?
20 min
The Waves: What Reality TV Says About Us
Are we watching for the right reasons?
26 min
What Next TBD: How Buffalo Could Transform Soci...
Can the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism effectively moderate extremist content?
19 min
What Next: China’s Zero-COVID Policy
How did a virus prevention strategy turn into punishment?
23 min
What Next: No Lone Wolves
Why the mass shooting in Buffalo is part of a bigger movement.
25 min
What Next: How Corporations Are Taking Advantag...
Consumers are paying the price as some companies use inflation as a cover for price hikes.
25 min
What Next: The Evolution of Pro-Choice Messaging
How should supporters of reproductive rights talk about abortion now?
27 min
What Next TBD: Inside Trump’s Twitter Clone
Can Truth Social survive without Trump?
17 min
A Word: Is Big Tech Pro-Choice?
Tech companies fell short on “racial reckoning” promises. Are abortion rights next?
22 min
The Waves: How the Fall of Bitch Media is a Sig...
The feminist outlet going under could not have come at a worse time.
24 min
What Next TBD: Can A.I. Know What You're Feeling?
A.I. that can read emotion is the next frontier in machine learning.
16 min
What Next: The Future of IVF Post-Roe
Abortion access isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
23 min
What Next: Russia’s Next Target?
Why Putin might be setting his sights on Moldova, a tiny country on Ukraine’s western border.
25 min
What Next: Ukrainian War, American Intelligence
The U.S. government is walking a fine line when it comes to lending its intelligence data to the Ukrainian military.
25 min
What Next: How Connecticut Became An Abortion S...
Its new law will extend protection beyond just the state’s residents.
21 min
What Next TBD: Is Free Speech Online Just a Myth?
The framework we create now will define speech online for decades to come.
22 min
A Word: Joy and Pain: Navigating Grief
As America marks a million COVID deaths, grief is universal, but still misunderstood.
30 min
The Waves: What Amber Heard’s Make-up Palette S...
The Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp trial shines a bright light on how the court system fails victims of gender violence.
49 min
What Next TBD: Can the Internet Rescue Abortion...
A conversation with a doctor providing abortion access via telemedicine.
15 min
What Next: Depp v. Heard
Free speech and family law collide in a celebrity defamation trial.
23 min
What Next: The Supreme Court Tips Its Hand
Abortion rights in America are on borrowed time.
28 min
What Next: The Michigan Democrat Who Said “Enough”
One freshman state senator shows Democrats how to parry Republican attacks designed to stoke fear and anger.
26 min
What Next: Mexico’s Disappearing Women
Despite all the outrage and protests, the abductions and femicides haven’t stopped.
22 min