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Episodes

Politics with Amy Walter: Texodus: Can Democrats Turn the Lone Star State Blue?

8/16/2019
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A number of Republicans in the House have announced their retirements... and turns out many are in suburban districts, where the GOP’s support has been dwindling. In June, we saw one of the more high profile Republican retirements when Congresswoman Susan Brooks, who represents Indiana’s 5th congressional district, announced that she would not seek reelection. In fact, 4 of the 11 retirements are Congressman in Texas. This on top of 5 Texas Republican retirements in 2018 and two districts...

Duration:00:45:27

Podcast: ICE Raids In Mississippi Last Week Left Some Children Without Parents 2019-08-15

8/15/2019
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ICE Raids In Mississippi Last Week Left Some Children Without Parents Raids like this can be scaring for many children. The Historical Precedent for Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule U.S. immigration policy has long been governed by the notion of who deserves to be admitted into the country, and who deserves citizenship. Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Legacy of 'Apocalypse Now,' Forty Years Later "Apocalypse Now" continues to shape the way younger generations in the U.S. think about and...

Duration:00:34:13

Podcast: Wave of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected As New York's Child Victims Act Takes Effect 2019-08-14

8/14/2019
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Wave of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected As New York's Child Victims Act Takes Effect For the next year, anyone who was sexually abused as a child in New York can sue people and institutions, no matter how long it has been. What a Deadly Explosion in Russia Could Mean for the Nuclear Arms Race Last Thursday, at least seven people were killed in Russia in what appears to have been an explosion involving a nuclear-propelled missile. Contracts Signed by Former Puerto Rican Governor May Go...

Duration:00:46:18

Podcast: Police and Protesters Clash at Hong Kong Airport 2019-08-13

8/13/2019
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Police and Protesters Clash at Hong Kong Airport Thousands of protesters descended on the international airport in Hong Kong over the weekend and successfully shut the airport down. SoulCycle Becomes Latest Brand to Reckon with a Social Media Boycott Stephen Ross, chairman of the parent company of SoulCycle and Equinox, came under fire last week for throwing a fundraiser for President Trump. Other Segments: What's the Link Between Our Gut and Our Health? Recent research shows that...

Duration:00:29:42

Podcast: What Does Justice Look Like for Jeffrey Epstein's Victims Now? 2019-08-12

8/12/2019
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What Does Justice Look Like for Jeffrey Epstein's Victims Now? On Saturday morning, guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility discovered the body of Jeffrey Epstein, who has apparently died by suicide. Issue of Suicides in U.S. Jails Extends Far Beyond Jeffrey Epstein Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide dominated headlines over the weekend, and his high-profile case is just a part of the much bigger picture of suicides in jails across the country. The Racial Divide of Breastfeeding...

Duration:00:36:50

Ferguson: Five Years Later (A Takeaway Special Podcast)

8/10/2019
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Reflecting on Ferguson, Five Years Later It's been five years since Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson's New Generation of Activists Michael Brown's death, and the protests that followed, inspired a new generation of activists in and around Ferguson. Former Police Captain Shares His Experiences of Ferguson Captain Ron Johnson, a veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, led police operations in Ferguson for the weeks and months of protests...

Duration:00:32:36

Politics with Amy Walter: The Past and Present of Gun Control

8/9/2019
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Last weekend, there were two mass shootings in the span of 13 hours. In El Paso, 22 were killed in what federal authorities are considering a domestic terrorist attack. And in Dayton, nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire in the city’s Oregon district. After horrific events like these, there's always questions like "Will lawmakers take action?" and "Will this time be different?" While there has been some small movement in the wake of the Parkland and Las Vegas mass shootings,...

Duration:00:48:32

Podcast: Rethinking Public Spaces in the Wake of Mass Shootings 2019-08-08

8/8/2019
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Rethinking Public Spaces in the Wake of Mass Shootings As mass shootings continue to happen in public spaces, many people in the United States say their sense of safety has been deeply shaken. A Leadership Crisis in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court has ruled that the new governor, Pedro R. Pierluisi, was sworn in last week on unconstitutional grounds. Venezuela Hit with More U.S. Sanctions as Humanitarian Crisis Worsens The latest sanctions come more than three months after...

Duration:00:25:48

Podcast: The Danger of Linking Mental Illness to Mass Shootings 2019-08-07

8/7/2019
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The Danger of Linking Mental Illness to Mass Shootings The American Psychiatric Association said that gun violence is a public health crisis and that “the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness are not violent." Toni Morrison's Legacy Listeners reflect on the work and life of author Toni Morrison. SNL Writer Julio Torres Steps in Front of the Camera to Show Viewers His Favorite Shapes This week, Saturday Night Live writer Julio Torres is out with "My Favorite Shapes," a...

Duration:00:33:59

Podcast: The Physical and Psychological Toll of Surviving a Mass Shooting 2019-08-06

8/6/2019
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The Physical and Psychological Toll of Surviving a Mass Shooting While much of the media coverage on mass shootings is focused on death tolls, the recovery process for survivors of mass shootings tends to get overlooked. Can We Reduce Domestic Terrorism in the U.S.? In remarks from the White House on Monday, President Trump talked about possible tools to detect mass shooters before they strike. How Are You Processing the Mass Shootings? Listeners react to the recent mass shootings in El...

Duration:00:26:54

Podcast: Tragedy Strikes in El Paso and Dayton 2019-08-05

8/5/2019
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Tragedy Strikes in El Paso and Dayton Over the weekend, two mass shootings marked a week full of domestic terrorism in the country. "Erased from Public Memory": The History of Anti-Latino Violence in the U.S. There is a historical precedent to the shooting in El Paso and people living in the border. Black Homeownership Drops to Lowest Level in 50 Years At the same time, the Trump administration is trying to weaken the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Other news: Why Aren't There More Female...

Duration:00:31:01

Politics with Amy Walter: the Upcoming 2020 Elections in the Battleground State

8/2/2019
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This week, Politics with Amy Walter is coming to you from Detroit. The city has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the week as it hosted the latest round of democratic debates. But why Detroit? Because — Michigan. President Donald Trump won Michigan by just over 10,000 votes in 2016. But Democrats are hoping to put the state firmly back in their column. After a strong showing in the 2018 midterms, Democrats are feeling hopeful. Republicans say there's still a lot of support for...

Duration:00:45:44

Podcast: Coal Miners, Protesting Unpaid Wages, Block Train Tracks 2019-08-01

8/1/2019
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Coal Miners, Protesting Unpaid Wages, Block Train Tracks On July 1st, the mining company BlackJewel LLC, the 6th largest coal producer in the country, filed for bankruptcy, and the fate of its 1,700 employees remains unclear. Remembering the Red Summer, 100 Years Later Black communities faced unprecedented violence during the Red Summer of 1919, and responded with activism that laid the groundwork for modern protest movements. Hannah Gadsby on Breaking Comedy Rules and Creating New Ones...

Duration:00:39:38

Podcast: How the Political Crisis in Puerto Rico is Unifying the Puerto Rican Diaspora 2019-07-31

7/31/2019
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How the Political Crisis in Puerto Rico is Unifying the Puerto Rican Diaspora The protests in Puerto Rico have served to lift up the voices of groups that were typically underrepresented on the island: LGBTQ people, women, and members of the diaspora. Democratic Debates in Detroit and Where Black Voters Stand in 2020 Democrats lost many black voters in 2016. The Democratic debates in Detroit, a majority-black city, could show how Democrats plan to get those votes back in 2020. Did Katy...

Duration:00:45:14

Podcast: Departure of Dan Coats Signals New Direction for Intelligence Agencies Heading into 2020 2019-07-30

7/30/2019
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Departure of Dan Coats Signals New Direction for Intelligence Agencies Heading into 2020 Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will be stepping down next month, after a tenure that saw him clash with President Trump over Russian election meddling. Police Departments are Struggling to Help Officers With Their Mental Health, But It's Not Always Welcome Police departments around the country are trying to break the culture of silence around mental health struggles. Other...

Duration:00:31:29

Podcast: Muslim Politicians Hold First National Gathering As Islamophobia Continues To Rise 2019-07-29

7/29/2019
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Muslim Politicians Hold First National Gathering As Islamophobia Continues To Rise The number of Muslim candidates has risen significantly since President Trump was elected in 2016. What does the Guatemalan "Safe Third Country" Agreement Mean? Immigration Policy Changes, Explained An update on recent immigration and asylum policy changes. Woman Set to Replace Rosselló Doesn't Want the Job Puerto Rico's Secretary of Justice is next in line to run the government, but she faces legal and...

Duration:00:34:33

Politics with Amy Walter: Mueller's Testimony Underscores a Crisis of Faith in Democracy

7/26/2019
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Much of the coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony this week focused on optics, with pundits on both sides framing the hearings as either beneficial or damaging to a particular political narrative. But where the hearings may have lacked in made-for-TV soundbites, Mueller's comments reiterated the fact that the United States remains under attack from a foreign adversary, one that seeks to undermine our faith in the foundational principles of democracy. We hear...

Duration:00:46:41

Podcast: 'The People Have Spoken': Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Resigns 2019-07-25

7/25/2019
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'The People Have Spoken': Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Resigns The historic protests on the island have shaken the political establishment on the island. More Than 3 Million People Could Lose Food Stamps Under New USDA Rules A proposal by the Trump administration could leave millions facing hunger. Tarantino's Treatment of Women in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Beyond Director Quentin Tarantino is out with a new movie that raises familiar questions about his treatment of...

Duration:00:39:46

Podcast: Robert Mueller Testifies: Three Things We May Be Overlooking 2019-07-24

7/24/2019
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You can find all of our coverage of the Mueller report here. Database Shows that Drug Companies Distributed 76 Billion Opioid Pills in 7 Years As a result, major drug companies will face the first of many lawsuits in October. New US Budget Deal Avoids Massive Cuts at the Cost of Trillion-Dollar Deficits Congress has just a few days to pass the budget and avoid a looming fiscal crisis. U.S. Government Hospitals Put Native Americans at Particular Risk for Opioid Use The Department of...

Duration:00:45:39

Podcast: Should 2020 Democrats Appeal to Moderates or Progressives? 2019-07-23

7/23/2019
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Should 2020 Democrats Appeal to Moderates or Progressives? Some members of the House have been calling for Democratic candidates to appeal to the center, and for outspoken progressive lawmakers to tone down their rhetoric. The State of Election Security on the Eve of Mueller's Testimony The redacted Mueller Report warned that Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was the beginning. Puerto Rican Musician iLe Demands Resignation of Gov. Rosselló, Co-Writing Protest...

Duration:00:40:39