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  • Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

    Jun 25 2019

    Iran's leaders lashed out at the Trump administration overnight for imposing new sanctions. This comes as U.S. officials are trying to build a coalition to protect shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. What kind of threat does Iran pose in the Gulf? Also, more than 300 migrant children are moving out of a squalid detention facility in Texas. How many more children are facing similar conditions at other facilities? Plus, how Oklahoma is planning to divide up its $85 million dollar opioid settlement...more

  • Monday, June 24th, 2019

    Jun 24 2019

    The Trump administration says it is imposing new sanctions against Iran today. Will more sanctions convince Iran to renegotiate the nuclear deal? The administration is also set to discuss part one of its Middle East peace plan this week. Why why have the Palestinians already rejected it? Plus, some Republican lawmakers in Oregon are in hiding. What can Oregon's Democrats do to get them back for a vote on a climate change bill?

  • BONUS: Evangelicals and Politics

    Jun 22 2019

    Evangelicals have played an important role in modern day American politics - from supporting President Trump to helping elect Jimmy Carter back in 1976. How and when did this religious group become so intertwined with today's political issues? A bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline.

  • Friday, June 21st, 2019

    Jun 21 2019

    President Trump reportedly backs off on airstrikes against Iran. As the dispute escalates, what is Iran's reaction? And Alabama Republican Roy Moore is making a second run for the U.S. Senate.

  • Thursday, June 20th, 2019

    Jun 20 2019

    Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. disputes that it was in Iranian airspace. Joe Biden's recent comments draw heat from his 2020 presidential rivals. China's president visits Pyongyang to hold two days of talks with North Korea's leader.