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Amazon's Union Tipping Point

For years, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said the company didn’t need unions. But between pandemic safety...

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The Push To Eliminate Cash Bail

Recently, Illinois became the first state to eliminate cash bail. What kind of system should states have instead?

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Radio Diary: 'How Can All This Stress Be On One Person?'

17-year-old Allure and her mother live in Newark, New Jersey. They're just one of the millions of American families...

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Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty. Will Politics Get In The Way? 

There's a potentially historic push to reduce child poverty in this country, with bipartisan agreement that something...

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Rethinking How We Approach Long-Term Care In The U.S.

Nursing homes in crisis. Is it time to rethink how they work? We talk about alternative models for nursing homes and...

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The Threat At Home: How The U.S. Will Confront Domestic Terrorism

October 2020. Investigators say more than a dozen men spent months training to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen...

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Using 'Systems Thinking' To Make Sense Of The World, From Pandemics To Politics

To solve a puzzle, you never just look at one piece of it. So why do we try to tackle the most complex problems of...

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Why Facebook Turned Off The News In Australia

Facebook hits delete on the news in Australia in response to regulation. Should the platform hold this level of...

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From Variants To Vaccines: The Future Of COVID-19

Vaccine distribution, across the U.S. and the globe, is ramping up. But new variant cases are rising in the United...

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What's Behind The Push To Revive Congressional Earmarks

House Democrats are planning to revive earmarking, a process that will allow legislators to direct federal spending...

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How Texas's Power Grid Failed

Texas is the biggest energy producing state in the U.S. But this week’s frigid weather crashed the system. So...

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Radio Diary: 'I Just Went On The Porch And Let Them Have It'

On today's program, we talked about the decades-long debate over whether Washington, D.C. should be granted statehood...

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Inside The Push To Make Washington, D.C. The 51st State

More people live in Washington, D.C. than in Wyoming or Vermont. But without statehood, residents of D.C. have no...

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What The Science Says About How To Reopen Schools

The back to school debate rages on amidst the pandemic. While some large school districts reopen for in-person...

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The Battle For The Ballot

Some Republicans oppose liberalizing access to the ballot. They’re pushing legislation to restrict the right to...

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Trump's Acquittal: What It Means For America

The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump. We discuss what it means for the Republican party and the...

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How You're Doing: The Pandemic's Impact On Mental Health

A year of COVID, economic downturns and poisonous politics. So how are you doing? Really. We discuss the pandemic's...

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'People Will Bounce Back': How COVID-19 Parallels Past Pandemics

In this radio diary, clinical psychologist Steven Taylor discusses his book "The Psychology of Pandemics" and shares...

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'California Exodus': Why Are So Many People Leaving The Golden State?

The 'California exodus.' From big tech to everyday Americans, many are leaving California. What's driving the state's...

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Risk And COVID-19: Are We Talking About It All Wrong?

Communicating the risks of a disease like COVID is a huge challenge, especially when information is new and changing,...

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