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What Next: Where Does Minneapolis Go Now?
A city councilman struggles to balance his own desire for radical policing reform and an electorate that’s not so sure.
28 min
A Word: Black Balled in the NFL?
Former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says racism is keeping him out of the league. Can he prove it?
23 min
What Next TBD: The Rise of a Fast Fashion Jugge...
Shein isn’t just changing the fast fashion industry. It’s changing the way Americans shop.
15 min
The Waves: All The Layers of Mess at the Winter...
Unpacking all the controversies at this year’s Games, from lack of diversity to climate change.
35 min
What Next TBD: How Safe is the Metaverse?
For early adopters, there’s a dark underbelly to Meta’s new world.
22 min
What Next: What You Don’t See At The Olympics
The shiny China presented during the games masks years of human rights abuses against the country’s Uyghur minority.
27 min
What Next: The Canadian Trucker Revolt
Why are hundreds of semi-trucks parked outside of the Canadian parliament?
23 min
What Next: When Planned Parenthood Burns Down
The brick-and-mortar space isn’t the only thing that needs to be rebuilt.
25 min
What Next: The NFL’s Race Problem
A former head coach alleges that the league’s hiring practices are discriminatory. What will it take for them to change?
27 min
A Word: Homegrown Black History
In his children’s book Who Are Your People?, commentator Bakari Sellers delivers Black history, and gets targeted over Critical Race Theory.
23 min
What Next TBD: The Code That Runs Your Life
COBOL is 60 years old and still propping up the world’s financial and healthcare institutions.
17 min
The Waves: Romantic Comedies Are Making a Comeb...
From stalking to punishing women, can rom-coms escape their sometimes icky past?
38 min
What Next TBD: Spotify’s Joe Rogan Mess
For the Swedish streaming service, the Experience has been a wakeup call.
20 min
What Next: A New Kind of Gun Control
San Jose is trying to pioneer a fresh way to address gun violence. Will it survive all the lawsuits?
24 min
What Next: The Mineral The Future Is Built On
Creating a fleet of electric vehicles means sourcing a lot of cobalt. But extracting it without hurting the environment is no easy task.
19 min
What Next: The Life and Death of the Expanded C...
Was burying the credit in Build Back Better the fatal blow?
20 min
What Next: How China Is Spinning the Olympics
The Beijing Olympics aren’t a triumph of international cooperation. They’re a triumph of China.
22 min
A Word: Black Horror is Killing It
From “Candyman” to “Get Out,” Black filmmakers are escaping “the sunken place” to lead a renaissance in horror.
27 min
The Waves: Can Women Exercise Without the Patri...
A look at the history and current state of exercise with Danielle Friedman, author of Let’s Get Physical.
33 min
What Next TBD: The Downfall of One of the World...
IBM’s Watson was supposed to transform health care. Last week, it was sold off for scrap.
21 min
What Next: Bye Bye, Breyer
The oldest sitting Supreme Court justice has taken the hint.
25 min
What Next: Putin’s Plan
As Russia looks to halt the advance of the West towards its borders, Ukraine’s independence hangs in the balance.
22 min
What Next: Policing-for-Profit
Inside a town where law enforcement sees citizens as dollar signs.
22 min
What Next: How the Texas Synagogue Survived
The security expert who trained the Colleyville congregants explains what to do in a crisis.
22 min
A Word: Home Robbery
Discrimination has cost Black home owners of billions of dollars of generational wealth. What can change that?
24 min