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Biden Administration Transfers Its First Detainee from Guantánamo Bay 2021-07-20
Biden Administration Transfers Its First Detainee from Guantánamo Bay On Monday, the Biden administration announced that it had repatriated Abdul Latif Nasser out of the Guantánamo Bay prison complex.   What the Bucks Being in the NBA Finals Means for the City of Milwaukee The Bucks' NBA Finals have put Milwaukee in the spotlight.  What is Disability Pride Month? New York City became the first jurisdiction to officially observe Disability Pride Month in July 2015.
Jul 20
50 min
Is Big Tech in Big Trouble? 2021-07-19
Is Big Tech in Big Trouble? There are six bills currently in Congress aiming to limit the power of big tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Questions Continue Two Weeks After Assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse Following the assassination, there are still many questions about what happened, who was involved, and who will take power in Haiti.  Lizz Winstead on 'The Daily Show' Reunion It’s no joke, it’s really been 25 years since the start of "The Daily Show." On Monday evening the OG’s are reuniting in a reunion special at 9pm on Comedy Central. Audio Simulation of the Late Anthony Bourdain's Voice Raises Questions About AI Ethics   As the technology becomes more convincing, what are the potential risks of exploring AI audio without establishing widespread norms and conventions?
Jul 19
47 min
Rep. James Clyburn on Voting Rights, the Filibuster and More 2021-07-16
Rep. James Clyburn on Voting Rights, the Filibuster and More Top Democratic lawmakers, including House Majority Whip James Clyburn, are urging their colleagues in the Senate to reform the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation. Inflation Is On the Rise in the U.S. As cities and states across the country reopen, inflation is on the rise. The Future of the Child Tax Credit On Thursday, families across the United States began receiving a monthly child tax credit payment. Confirmation Hearing for Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Shows Signs of Biden's ICE Strategy On Thursday, a confirmation hearing was held for Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, President Biden’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jul 16
48 min
93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths Highlight Another Toll of the Pandemic 2021-07-15
93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths Highlight Another Toll of the Pandemic On Wednesday, the CDC released data showing that more than 93,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2020. Tigray Rebels Gain Ground in Ethiopian Conflict Earlier this week, rebel forces claimed that they captured Alamata, the major town in the southern part of Tigray. Delta Variant Causes Jump in U.S. COVID-19 Cases As the Delta variant spreads across the U.S., more than half of U.S. states are seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases. The Fashion Industry Reckons with Systemic Racism A new guard is shaking up the status quo, demanding greater inclusion and representation on runways, in editorials, and behind the scenes.
Jul 15
45 min
Texas House Democrats Flee the State 2021-07-14
Texas House Democrats Flee the State Plus, under pressure from activists and civil rights leaders, President Joe Biden has called for a new coalition to defend voting rights. Pollution from the Cane Sugar Harvest in Florida is Making Residents Sick Residents in western Palm Beach Country are challenging sugar companies with a lawsuit in federal court claiming that pollution from cane burning is damaging their health. Why Shohei Ohtani Matters for the Future of Major League Baseball This season, Shohei Ohtani has shown how exciting it is to watch a player excel on the mound and at the plate.
Jul 14
45 min
Is Democracy Dying? 2021-07-13
Is Democracy Dying? A report put out this year by the non-profit Freedom House says that 2020 was the 15th consecutive year in which global freedoms declined, as authoritarian leaders gained more power. A Record Number of Rural Hospitals Closed During the Pandemic Since 2010, 138 hospitals in rural communities have closed, and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed them to the brink with a record 19 closing last year alone. New Era of Space Tourism Takes Flight On Sunday, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson became the first billionaire to launch himself into space on a rocket he helped fund. How Much Should We Be Policing Language? Brandeis University's newly-released “Oppressive Language List” aims to address language that can be seen as violent in nature.
Jul 13
45 min
Haiti Struggles in the Aftermath of President Jovenel Moïse's Assassination 2021-07-12
Haiti Struggles in the Aftermath of President Jovenel Moïse's Assassination Following the assassination, Haiti’s police force has killed four people it suspects in the president’s killing. Do Olympic Rules on Marijuana Need to Change? Last week, 21-year-old Sha'Carri Richardson's Olympic dreams ended abruptly after she tested positive for marijuana.  
Jul 12
49 min
Rebroadcast: U.S.D.A. Plans to Pay Debt Relief for Minority Farmers After Months of Delay
U.S.D.A. Plans to Pay Debt Relief for Minority Farmers After Months of Delay The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to start paying off loans for Black farmers and other farmers of color.  Congresswoman Alma Adams on the Latest Delays in Debt Relief to Black Farmers Last month, a federal judge placed a temporary restraining order on a program to help Black farmers and other farmers of color.  People Are Flocking to Backyard Chickens During the Pandemic A silver lining for many over the last year has been time spent gardening.  "High on the Hog" Celebrates Black Food Culture  The new Netflix series “High on the Hog” traces the history and significance of African American foodways.  
Jul 9
44 min
Rebroadcast: The Battle Over Critical Race Theory
The Battle Over Critical Race Theory Getting critical race theory out of schools has become a conservative rallying cry this year.  Does Critical Race Theory Have a Role in the Military? Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, set off a firestorm last week after he endorsed the use of critical race theory, saying he wants to understand “white rage.” What Our Dependence on Meat Means for Climate Change In April, the recipe site Epicurious announced that they would no longer be publishing new recipes that use beef. It's Time for Summer Reading Around this time every year, there is list after list of the buzziest books hitting shelves in the coming months.
Jul 8
42 min
Rebroadcast: Let's Celebrate Black Joy
Let's Celebrate Black Joy Finding moments of Black joy has become an outlet from what can feel like a never-ending cycle of news about the pandemic and other injustices.  Calls to Repatriate Art Reignite As Countries Contend With Colonialist Legacies As Europe and the United States grapple with their racist and colonialist pasts, calls to repatriate stolen art have intensified. In 'Luster,' author Raven Leilani Explores What it's Like to Flail The novel Luster follows the story of Edie, a woman in her twenties living in Brooklyn who is flailing in her personal and professional life. Comedian Sam Jay Brings Honest, Intimate Conversations to Late Night "Pause with Sam Jay" is a break from the standard late night format, and focuses more on intimate conversations between Jay and her comedian friends about complicated topics. 
Jul 7
51 min
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