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Episodes

  • BONUS: Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, And Looking Ahead

    Sep 20 2020

    We're spending today remembering a titan of the law. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday, leaving behind a towering legacy — and big questions about what comes next for the highest court in the land.

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020

    Sep 19 2020

    The leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court, and a champion of equal rights for women, has died from complications from pancreatic cancer. Many are mourning her death as both Republicans and Democrats prepare for a political battle over her replacement.

  • Friday, September 18, 2020

    Sep 18 2020

    President Trump says left-wing indoctrination in American schools is teaching kids to hate their country. He will sign an executive order to establish a commission promoting "patriotic education." The move is a reaction to a growing push by some academics for schools to teach an American history that better acknowledges systemic racism. Also, the race in Florida is tightening and Latino voters there are being targeted by alarming messages and conspiracy theories on social media. And, the attack ...more

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020

    Sep 17 2020

    President Trump disputes the CDC director's testimony to congressional leaders on a coronavirus vaccine timeline and masks. Also, the spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services is taking a leave of absence after he falsely accused government scientists of engaging in "sedition" and "sacrificing lives" for political gain. And, tropical depression Sally is slowly moving inland after it smashed into the coast of Alabama and Florida as a Category 2 Hurricane. Torrential rain brought h...more

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Sep 16 2020

    Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the US still doesn't have enough personal protective equipment. Also, a whistleblower complaint alleges that medical staff at an ICE detention center sterilized women without their informed consent. And, congressional report into two Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes that killed a total of 346 people finds damning evidence of failures by Boeing and the FAA.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    Sep 15 2020

    More than three million acres are burning in over twenty separate fires across the state of California. President Trump denies climate change is involved, despite warnings from climate experts that the worst is yet to come. Also, there are four storms brewing in the Atlantic Basin as communities along the Gulf of Mexico brace for the impact of Hurricane Sally. And, Israeli's Prime Minister will be at the White House today to sign deals to formally establish diplomatic relations with both the Uni...more