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What Next: Chicago’s Public School Meltdown
It’s teachers vs. Mayor Lori Lightfoot… again.
19 min
What Next: J.D. Vance’s Long Game
As he runs for Senate in Ohio, the “Hillbilly” elegist is turning his ire on the left – and borrowing from a new intellectual movement on the political right.
23 min
One Year: Ann Arbor's DNA Dragnet
A controversy over genetic testing ripped a college town apart, and put 160 innocent Black men under suspicion.
47 min
The Waves: Middle-Aged Women Are Getting Their ...
With And Just Like That and Yellowjackets, middle-aged women are having a moment on TV.
35 min
What Next: Rapid Test Blues
Why is the U.S. still falling down on COVID testing?
22 min
What Next: Is the Pandemic Getting Better... Or...
The omicron variant is scrambling our plans, our workplaces, and our confidence.
21 min
What Next: The Coup Next Time
What if January 6 was just a first attempt?
23 min
What Next: The Capitol Rioters, A Year Later
The number of defendants facing federal charges continues to grow.
26 min
A Word: Get Facts, Get Free: The Emancipator
American media has messed up race coverage for decades. Can The Emancipator change that?
24 min
The Waves: “It Was and Is Horrible”
Christina Cauterucci, Marcia Chatelain, and Nicole Perkins reconvene to unpack the last two years.
47 min
What Next: Best of 2021 | When Your Town Burns ...
Greenville, California was a microcosm of America: full of heart and bedeviled by bitter arguments over how to face the long-term threat of climate change.
27 min
What Next: Best of 2021 | Will the NFL Finally ...
Standing behind Carl Nassib is going to take more than a tweet.
31 min
What Next: Best of 2021 | How Should We Remembe...
Untangling the former general’s complicated legacy.
28 min
What Next: Best of 2021 | God Doesn’t Want Me V...
Examining the religious claims of the COVID vaccine’s conscientious objectors.
25 min
The Waves: A Very Waves Reunion
June Thomas, Noreen Malone, and Hanna Rosin are back!
47 min
A Word: Black Christmas Movie Bonanza
Streaming services are bringing new audiences to Black holiday classics.
18 min
What Next: Best of 2021 | When the Culture War ...
It started with a Facebook group and ended with violent threats.
29 min
What Next: Best of 2021 | One Woman’s Year Prot...
Why activists held onto the block where George Floyd was murdered.
34 min
What Next: Best of 2021 | The Plight of the Del...
New York City depends on food carriers. So why are they struggling to survive?
28 min
What Next: Joe Biden's Putin Problem
The west still has a way to keep Russia from pushing further into Ukraine.
22 min
A Word: Black and Missing: Finding Our Own
An HBO documentary highlights the racial disparities in how missing persons cases are handled, and how the Black and Missing Foundation is making a difference.
22 min
The Waves: The Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell
Why Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime girlfriend probably won’t testify.
43 min
What Next TBD: The Carbon Capture Fantasy
The IPCC says we may need to pull carbon out of the atmosphere to keep the planet from overheating. That won’t be easy.
23 min
What Next: What Mark Meadows Knew
The former White House chief of staff is being held in contempt of Congress for the things he won’t say about January 6.
22 min
What Next: Why Didn’t Maryland Democrats Go For...
All is fair in love and elections?
22 min