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What Next: Mask Wars and the Start of School in...
Mississippi’s hospital system is days away from collapse.
23 min
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.
22 min
The Waves: COVID Exhaustion
From neverending planning to constant worrying about safety.
33 min
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?
23 min
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.
23 min
What Next: A DOJ Lawyer’s Attempt to Overthrow ...
And why the next attempt may be closer than you think.
25 min
What Next: The Latest Blow to American Workers
Richard Trumka’s death marks the end of an era in organized labor.
31 min
What Next: A Doctor in the Middle of the Florid...
Healthcare workers are fed up, and Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t seem to care.
24 min
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
The Waves: Can Feminists Visit FBoy Island?
The new HBO Max series resurfaces old tensions about watching reality dating shows.
36 min
What Next TBD: Can America Fix Its Trains?
To make a real difference, we first need to learn how to spend the money well.
16 min
What Next: Washington’s Most Broken Institution?
How to play bipartisan hardball.
26 min
What Next: Cuomo vs. Everyone
New York’s governor will not go quietly.
26 min
What Next: Why Republicans Compromised
No one got exactly what they wanted, so why is Congress patting itself on the back?
24 min
What Next: Take This Job, Please!
Where did all the workers go?
23 min
A Word: Black Man With a Gun
Are growing gun sales to Black Americans about freedom, fear, or both?
21 min
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.
35 min
What Next TBD: I Bought It. Why Can't I Fix It?
Manufacturers don’t let customers repair their own stuff. That may be about to change.
16 min
What Next: Will the Jan. 6 Hearings Accomplish ...
Four officers who protected the Capitol speak out.
20 min
What Next: What Happened to Simone Biles?
Winning at all costs takes its toll.
24 min
What Next: So... What Is COVID Now?
The race between variants and vaccination rates is heating up.
28 min
What Next: On the Front Lines of California’s W...
The state is relying on incarcerated women to face down an existential threat.
31 min
A Word: Running on a Prayer
Pastor, scientist, and political novice Chris Jones says he can rebuild Bill Clinton’s coalition to become Arkansas governor.
20 min
The Waves: What Does Bill Cosby’s Release Mean ...
Cosby’s release from prison was shocking. How much does it matter?
31 min
What Next TBD: How Spyware Mercenaries Hack You...
A new spyware technology has the cybersecurity world scrambling to catch up.
27 min