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December 10 2019


The Cases For And Against Impeaching President Trump

Another round of impeachment hearings in the House Judiciary Committee. We break it all down with top reporters and legal scholars. Toluse Olorunnipa, Claire Finkelstein and David Schultz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Health Care In Rural America; Coal Miners Follow-Up

The impossible cost of health care in Appalachia: $40,000 for a single ambulance ride. We take a look at the cost of health care consolidation in rural America. Mason Adams and Thomas Ricketts join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, we follow up on the story of the Kentucky coal miners who set up a railroad blockade after not being paid. Sydney Boles joins.

Following Up: The Kentucky Coal Miners Who Set Up A Railroad Blockade

Blackjewel committed to pay more than $5 million to miners who went without pay when the company declared bankruptcy in June. We follow up.

December 09 2019


U.S. Officials Did Not Tell The Truth About War In Afghanistan, Washington Post Reports

A report from the Washington Post chronicles "a secret history" of the war in Afghanistan: "U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it."

Pensacola, U.K. Elecrion, North Korea, More; WaPo Report On Afghanistan

A roundtable of top reporters look ahead to a busy week in news. Jennifer Williams, Matthew Karnitschnig and Charlie D'Agata join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, a Washington Post report from Craig Whitlock details "a secret history" of the war in Afghanistan.

December 06 2019


Week In The News: The Impeachment Inquiry, NATO, And A Changing Presidential Race

The impeachment spotlight shifts to the Judiciary Committee. Trump at a strained NATO summit. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race. The roundtable weighs in on the week that was. Seung Min Kim, Jack Beatty and Vivian Salama join David Folkenflik.

In 'The Suspect' Richard Jewell's Innocence Is Reconsidered, Over 20 Years After The 1996 Olympics

Richard Jewell was front page news after suspicion he had planted a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A new book and movie unpack his ordeal and innocence. Kevin Salwen and Kent Alexander join David Folkenflik.

December 05 2019


Impeachment Latest; Trump Administration To Tighten SNAP Work Requirement

The latest on the impeachment inquiry, with the House Judiciary Committee holding its first hearing as part of the process. Mike DeBonis joins. Plus, a Trump administration proposal could cause millions of low-income people to lose access to food stamps in the long run. Elaine Waxman, Jonathan Ingram and Mag Strittmatter join Jane Clayson.

Jenny Slate's Road To Self-Discovery — Through Self-Doubt

Life, loss, and laughter. Jane Clayson talks with comedian Jenny Slate on finding her voice through tough times.

A New Phase In The Impeachment Inquiry, In Front Of House Judiciary

The latest on the impeachment inquiry, with the House Judiciary Committee holding its first hearing as part of the process.

December 04 2019


A Mission To Reinterpret The World's Sacred Texts

A misreading of scripture is at the root of many of today’s controversies worldwide, says renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong. She makes the case to Jane Clayson.

In 'Women Rowing North,' A Guide To Growing Old With Joy, Gratitude, Wisdom

Mary Pipher, a 71-year-old psychologist, has a message for women of her generation: "Happiness is a choice and a set of skills." She lays out the road map with host Jane Clayson.

December 03 2019


Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men

Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment. Michael Addis, Stefan Hofmann and Mark Farley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

For 1st Time In 10 Years, Supreme Court Takes Up Major Gun Rights Case

The Supreme Court heard a case challenging New York state gun laws. It's the first time the court has heard a gun control case in a decade. We hear what happened. David Savage and Joseph Blocher join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Peggy Wallace Kennedy Reckons With Her Father's Legacy Of Segregation

In the 1960s, Alabama Gov. George Wallace led the South's efforts against racial integration. His daughter grapples with that legacy in a new book. Peggy Wallace Kennedy joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

December 02 2019


Surveying The State Of The Republican Party

As the impeachment trial looms, we talk with Republicans about the risk and rewards of standing with Trump. Lisa Desjardins, Seth Weathers and Shermichael Singleton join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Meghan Daum Has A 'Problem With Everything': Feminism, Cancel Culture And The Internet

Columnist and author Meghan Daum takes on political correctness in the new book, "The Problem with Everything." She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

November 29 2019


Week In The News: Ukraine Aid Latest, Navy Secretary Out, 2020 Field Grows

White House budget officials resigned in part over Ukraine aid concerns. Bloomberg enters the 2020 fray. Navy Secretary is pushed out. Janet Hook, Kimberly Atkins and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik for the news roundtable.

The Evolution Of Jeff Daniels: From Will McAvoy To 'Mockingbird,' And More

"To Kill a Mockingbird" took Broadway by storm. Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels joined David Folkenflik.

November 28 2019


'What Unites Us' As Americans? Dan Rather Has An Answer

Iconic journalist Dan Rather reflects on American character and patriotism in this time of polarization. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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