New episodes this week from top New & Politics podcasts
Researchers are finding some of the chemicals used in pavement and driveway sealants are making their way into the environment. That could be putting the health of people and aquatic life at risk.
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Former deputy director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center Philip Mudd talks about the radical transformation that the intelligence community underwent in the first 90 days after 9/11, why CIA was never intended to be in the business of housing and interrogating prisoners, and how the CIA reached the decision to outsource the job to America’s allies at so-called black sites in what came to be known as "the Program." He discusses some of the 13 enhanced interrogation methods that were approved by...more
Journalist Natalie Wexler argues that the U.S. education system can be improved by expanding the curriculum content of elementary school students in history, science, & the arts. She's interviewed by Kaya Henderson former chancellor of DC Public Scho
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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC, released a report in August demonstrating the harmful relationship between climate change and how we humans are using land for food and agriculture. The warnings are dire. Agriculture and deforestation account for nearly a quarter of all human made greenhouse gas emissions -- and big changes in how we produce and consume food need to take place if we are to curb the worst effects of climate change. At the same time, the wor...more
Mary Reichard'with an assist from Ronald Reagan'explores some unusual legal history; Nick Eicher reports on Wall Street's rough week; and Paul Butler covers notable dates from this month in history. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.
This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist
Zeinab Badawi is at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum where a historic power-sharing agreement has been signed between the military and civilians. General Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo signed the agreement on behalf of the military. He has been described as the most powerful person in Sudan and is the leader of the heavily armed, well equipped Rapid Support Forces. They have been accused of killing or injuring hundreds of civilians during protests in June and July. Can the military be trusted...more
Jack Letts was both a British and Canadian citizen when he joined IS, also 1.7 million protest in Hong Kong and the Chilean school run by a folk band
Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in the Virginia colony. To observe the anniversary of American slavery, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project to examine the legacy of slavery in the U.S. The project lead, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
To explore the mysteries of Chicago’s rodents, Curious City took a rat safari, interviewed experts and turned your stories into a zine.
We talk to historian Jill Lepore about the idea of nationalism in America, from the birth of the Republic through to Trump. What defines the nation? Why does the illiberal version keep getting the upper hand? Are there any politicians in America who can rescue the idea of liberal nationalism? Plus we ask Jill what she thinks of Johnson, Brexit and nationalism in the UK.The Union won the American Civil War, but the South won the peace.T...more
On Wednesday night, The Last Word went back to Copper Face Jacks for a special All-Ireland Hurling Final preview. Matt was joined by a panel of hurling stars to look ahead to this weekend's big game between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Our panel consisted of: Michael Fennelly, eight-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny JJ Delaney, nine-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny Paul Curran, 2010 All-Ireland winner with Tipperary Michael Ryan, 2016 All-Ireland winning manager with Tipperary They gave th...more
The ordinarily serene Bob Murphy is genuinely outraged in this episode, in which we cover Krugman's casual claim that Donald Trump is trying to establish an "authoritarian, white nationalist regime." Needless to say, it does not matter what your opinion of Trump is. This idea is out of some sort of alternate reality that in no way corresponds to the real world, but which in classic Orwellian style is presented as if all reasonable people just know it to be true. Show notes for Ep. 201
Nationalism largely rejects individualism, and conservative nationalism is no different. Historian Anthony Comegna argues that "national purpose" is at best a misnomer.
Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show. (Originally aired 8/16/19)
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Maddow also conducts thoughtful interviews with individuals at the center of current news sto...more
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How difficult is it to raise your kids in two languages? Speech therapists Margot Visser-Bochane and Aafke van der Schaaf are currently in Australia and together with Hans Boogaardt from the University of Sydney they are running a research project into bilingual Dutch children in Australia. Paulien Roessink met up with them when they visited the Nederlandse School de Kangoeroe in Sydeny. - Hoe moeilijk is het nou om je kinderen tweetalig op te voeden? Logopedisten van de Hanzehogeschool Groninge...more