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KCRW's To the Point



Hosted by Warren Olney, 'To the Point' is a fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the hot-button issues of the day, co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International.Hosted by Warren Olney. Fast-paced national/internation



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Syrian peace efforts fail and bombings intensify

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has accused Russia and the Syrian government of war crimes in the siege of Aleppo. With each side blaming the other, it's a crisis likely to face the next President of the United States. 

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Debate fallout

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

It was the first direct confrontation between the two most unpopular presidential candidates since public opinion polling began. It was mostly about personalities and stage presence -- while touching on jobs, race and gender. 

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A presidential campaign as a personal investment

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump is doing what no billionaire candidate for President has done before: mixing his personal business with his political campaign. We hear about potential conflicts of interest now -- and if Trump should get to the White House. 

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Can Clinton close the deal with millennials?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Guest host Todd Purdum explores Hillary Clinton's challenges in wooing younger voters.

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Charlotte, Tulsa and living while black in America

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Police killings of black people in two more American cities have raised the total of such incidents to more than 200 in this year alone.  It now goes almost without saying that black Americans don't believe official explanations, and the Congressional black caucus is demanding Justice Department action. We hear about recent developments deeply rooted in American history.

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The fight for a predictable work week

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

America's "service economy" features fast food and retail industries that depend on part-time workers. That's great for business, but it's hard on the workers involved. This week the Seattle City Council passed new rules that might provide them a better chance for survival. We update the always controversial relationship between employers and employees. 

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The threat of a post-antibiotic era

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Starting back in the 1940s, antibiotics revolutionized the science and practice of medicine. But they're being used so often, and for so many reasons, that bacteria are learning to strike back — mutating to develop resistance. Now, the UN is trying to slow down a life-and-death crisis of global proportions.

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Should Edward Snowden be pardoned?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Bombs in New York and New Jersey and stabbings in Minnesota are raising familiar issues about national security. They might well influence ongoing debate about Edward Snowden. Did he perform public service by leaking classified information about intrusive surveillance, or is he a traitor who made Americans more vulnerable?

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Opioid addiction and the white face of mass incarceration

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

In America's big, metropolitan counties, prison populations are going down, but in suburban and rural communities, more people are doing big time than ever before. We hear how prosecutors and judges are cracking down on drug addicts in the white, middle class. 

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Is Putin a presidential role model for Trump?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Unlike Republicans before him — or Democrats, for that matter — White House candidate Donald Trump has been full of praise for the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. What's the attraction? And how is it resonating in this year's presidential campaign?

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Politics and the power of a word

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Hillary Clinton has labeled half of Donald Trump’s supporters "deplorables." Trump has said, "Fifty percent of Americans just sit back and do nothing." As the rhetoric of this campaign becomes more divisive than ever, how difficult will be to govern — whoever ends up in the White House?

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Reeling in runaway drug prices

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

While the presidential candidates are being asked to reveal their personal medical profiles, the prices of life-saving medications are increasing dramatically. We look at how that's happening and what might be done.

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Is North Korea getting ready for nuclear war?

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

After North Korea's latest test of a weapon of mass destruction last Friday, President Obama said, "The United States does not, and never will, accept North Korea as a nuclear state."  Others warn that the US and its allies may not have a choice.

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Fifteen years later, teaching 9/11 as a lesson in history

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Guest host Todd Purdum discusses the legacy of the September 11 attacks, on the event of its 15th anniversary.

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Grading the candidates -- and the media

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Clinton and Trump were on the same stage at different times last night to talk about National Security. We hear about the issues raised… and some that were left out. Did NBC's moderator Matt Lauer provide fair treatment?

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Native tribes gather to fight oil pipeline

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Thousands of Native Americans have gathered in North Dakota to protest an oil pipeline they claim endangers not just the water supply for a nearby reservation but sacred burial sites and other relics. It's beginning to look like a new movement for American Indian rights and protections.

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Obama's final bow in Asia: will it cement his legacy?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

President Obama's in Asia, coping with climate change, and China and America's past military excesses — not to mention his own legacy.  Experts disagree about successes… and failures.  We hear about the President's successes and failures. 

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How local police became tax collectors

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

In many American cities, local police now act like tax collectors. On this special rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear how that can puts municipal finance on the backs of the poor.

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Colombia's FARC rebels come in from the cold

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

In Colombia, more than 50 years of bloody fighting marked by atrocities may finally have come to an end. But peace won't come easy when former combatants have to live side by side.

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Why aren't US taxpayers getting a bigger bite of Apple?

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Apple's just one of the US companies paying taxes in other countries to avoid taxes here — and small business, the middle class and other Americans needing government services are paying the cost.

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Democrats aim to retake the Senate

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Women have struggled to increase their numbers in the US Senate. But, after November's election, there could be more than ever before.  And female candidates are key to the Democrats re-taking control of the Upper House. We look at the states that could make a difference.

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Are burkinis and veils a threat to the West?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

In France, there's a paradox: secularism is sacred. So it's no accident that the battle over body-covering burkinis started there. But the conflict is emblematic of cultural and religious challenges all over the world, including here in the United States.

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Did Trump betray his base on immigration?

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Immigration has been the identifying issue of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but — in his own words — he's "softening" his call for mass deportations. If he really means it, what about his base of supporters, the Republican Party and the future of "immigration reform."

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Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation: what's the dividing line?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Hillary Clinton denies any conflict of interest with the Clinton Foundation when she was Secretary of State. But, as she rarely sits down to explain her side of the story, it's potency as a campaign issue is increasing. We try to find the line between appearances and realities.

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US and Turkey, a strained relationship of long-time allies

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Tensions have been growing between Turkey and the US since last month's failed coup. Turkey wants the US to extradite the exiled Muslim cleric it says was behind the attempt. It's also unhappy with America's alliance with Syrian Kurdish militias against the Islamic state. Guest host Barbara Bogaev explores what's at stake in this troubled relationship with a longtime ally.

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Obama's Nuclear Legacy

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

In his first term, President Obama pledged to work for nuclear disarmament.  But America's arsenal is still being "modernized" -- and he's approved $11 billion for a so-called "smart" bomb.  Is he living up to the promise that got him the Nobel Peace Prize?

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DOJ to phase out private prisons

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Private prisons have long been criticized as selling justice to the highest bidder. Now the Obama Justice Department says it's ending a practice begun during the Reagan Administration. We hear how it began and whether the change will extend to the states, which have many more prisoners than the federal government does. 

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Breitbart, the alt-right and the Trump campaign

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Steve Bannon — the latest leader of Donald Trump's campaign — is trying to make the election a referendum on Hillary Clinton. Her weaknesses are real enough, but establishment Republicans fear Bannon is associating their party with the right-wing extremism they're trying to avoid.

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Louisiana underwater again

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The storm that snuck up on Southern Louisiana starting last week still has no name, but tens of thousands will be living with the damage for a long time to come. We’ll hear what they’ve been through and what they’re in for—from another message about global warming.

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Is Trump's campaign threatening journalistic integrity?

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump's presidential campaign is like no other in recent history. His demonstrable lies pose a special challenge to the rules of political coverage. But is "fair and balanced" already a thing of the past?  

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How local police became tax collectors

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

When cities reduce taxes they face cuts in service — and one alternative source of revenue is increased focus on minor crimes with escalating penalties. We hear how that puts municipal finance on the backs of the poor and leads to resentment of the police. 

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The battle for Aleppo

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Rebels broke the siege of Aleppo — briefly -- but not long enough to ease a humanitarian crisis. It's compared to Rwanda or Srebrenica, ongoing atrocities with the rest of the world standing by.

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Trump, the Mormons and a fractured GOP

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Utah has gone almost unnoticed in presidential campaigns, because it's been so reliably Republican Red. Now Donald Trump is turning it into a battleground state. We hear what that has to do with the Mormon Church and how it reveals the depths of divisions within the GOP.

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Airline computer glitches gone wild

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

When Delta Airlines cancelled more than 2000 flights this week, it sent an unintended message to people planning to fly, for business or pleasure. It could happen to you.

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Clinton and Trump lay out their economic visions

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Monday, Donald Trump detailed his plan for a failing economy. Today, Hillary Clinton outlined her proposals for an economy that's doing okay -- even though it needs some improvements. We compare their differences on a defining issue of the presidential campaign.

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Voting your heart, swinging an election?

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein are this year's "third-party" challengers to Clinton and Trump — the two most unpopular presidential candidates in recent history. There's almost no chance either one can be more than a "spoiler," but we look at what they offer to millions of unhappy voters.

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Cyberwars, voter insecurity and threats of civil unrest

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Al Gore conceded in 2002 even though he had more votes than George W. Bush. Donald Trump is already prepared to challenge the voting system if loses. We look at threats to the integrity of the democratic process. 

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Will the Black Lives Matter movement force political change?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

As police shootings continue to make news, "Black Lives Matter" has brought race back into the national conversation.  Is it a dangerous source of potential violence or the Civil Rights Movement of the 21st Century?

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As Zika invades the US, Congress dithers

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Despite warnings about a Zika virus epidemic, Congress has refused to break into its summer recess and appropriate $33 million needed by the end of this month. Money is running out for developing a possible vaccine, as a disease that causes birth defects is beginning to spread.

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Russian entanglements in the US presidential race

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump has shaken up America's foreign-policy establishment — praising Vladimir Putin and criticizing traditional US positions, including support for NATO. Would his election be good for Russia, or is he too unpredictable even for a long-time American rival?

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Appalachia finally finds its hero…in Trump

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump's promise to "bring back" industries and blue-collar jobs lost to the global economy may be unrealistic.  But white male workers and their families are finally hearing a candidate who speaks to their fears and anxieties. We hear why the Donald's "political incorrectness" is a challenge to both political parties.

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Are record heat waves a point of no return for climate change?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

This year, for the first time, climate change will likely be an important issue in the Presidential Campaign. Hillary Clinton says it's time for action; Donald Trump says it's a hoax.

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Hype and worry ahead of the Rio games

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The Olympics are coming, whether Rio is ready or not. We get a progress report on completing new sports arenas by opening day Friday, the health risks posed by polluted water, the Russian doping scandal, and what's in store for the future.

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The Conventions Are Over… Let the Campaigns Begin

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

America is desperately weak and failing — in need of drastic fixes before it's too late. Or, it's as great as ever — despite serious problems that are amenable to repair. We hear the opening themes of a campaign with Democrats stealing some traditional Republican ideas.

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DNC Day 4: The World's Most Famous Woman Reintroduces Herself

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Hillary Clinton will make history tonight…becoming the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major political party.  Last night, the current White House incumbent told a cheering convention — and Clinton's husband -- she's ready. 

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DNC Day 3: Are the Democrats Getting Their Act Together?

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Last night in Philadelphia, Bill Clinton delivered a lengthy list of his wife's accomplishments and accused Trump and other Republicans of creating a false image.

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DNC Day 2: Is Unity a Dream or Reality?

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Today, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman nominated for president by a major political party. But there are many protesters outside — and, inside the Democratic convention is far from unified. We hear a heart-to-heart between delegates still taking different sides. 

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DNC Day 1: Looking for Brotherly Love

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Before the opening gavel, the Democratic convention is looking as dis-unified as the Republicans.  We get a preview of what's to come.

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Turkey’s Fragile Democracy Under Siege

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Turkey's crucial role in the Middle East may be changing after the failed coup against President Erdogan. The team sent to assassinate him hasn't been found yet. We hear about potential repercussions for NATO and the United States.

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RNC Day 4: How Does the Trump Show End?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Whatever Donald Trump himself says tonight in a bid for unity, disputes over the “Soul of the Party” are bound to continue — win or lose in November.  The management of the convention has raised questions about the potential staff in a Trump White House.

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RNC Day 3: "Make America First Again"

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

A divided convention nominated Donald Trump for president last night. There's two days left for Republicans to achieve a degree of unity and pronounce a formula for governing a changing America.   

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RNC Day 2: The Trump UN-Convention

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

It's Day Two of the Republican convention in Cleveland. We hear about yesterday's highlights and lowlights and hear what's likely in tonight's prime-time production. 

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RNC Day 1: "Make America Safe Again"

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Against a background of police killings, terrorism and an attempted coup in Turkey, Republicans are gathered in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump. 

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France Renews State of Emergency as The World Watches in Horror

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Last night in the city of Nice, France saw it’s third major terror attack in the past 19 months, with at least 84 people killed and two hundred injured. Despite political calls for action, intelligence officials from France to the United States admit they’re at a loss to prevent attacks on crowds that come without any warning.

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Obamacare and Reviving the Public Option

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump has promised repeal of President Obama’s major achievement: the Affordable Care Act. Now even Obama is proposing a major change—the “public option” pushed by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Would that save Obamacare? Would it have a chance of passing the House and the Senate?

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The Unconventional GOP Convention

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Republicans are famous for nominating conventions that run so smoothly it’s a challenge for anybody but delegates to stay awake. Next week’s meeting in Cleveland is going to be very different, as we’ll hear on our program.

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Moving Beyond the Racial Crossfire

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

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A Nation On the Edge

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Last week’s deadly violence has escalated the tension between advocates for Black Lives Matter and some ardent supporters of local police. The killing of five officers by a black sniper has inflamed passions from the streets to the halls of Congress.

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A Heart-wrenching Week of Violence in America

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

A sniper attack in Dallas left five officers dead and seven wounded after a peaceful protest against police shootings became a nightmare. To a nation already stunned by live video of the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of a motorist in Minnesota, the Texas massacre was one more stunning blow.

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Congress Grills FBI After They Nix Charges Against Clinton

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Hillary Clinton’s been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in her use of email servers while Secretary of State, but that doesn’t mean Republicans -- or voters -- will let her off the hook. How the “extremely careless” charge could dog Clinton until November, coming up.

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Brazil Stumbles to Olympics Finish Line

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

One month to go until the Olympic Games and Brazil is in a state of emergency. But it’s not just political and economic crises -- athletes have been mugged at gunpoint, venues are unfinished or perhaps unsafe, the Olympics mascot was shot dead... Can it get any worse?

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Money for Nothin’ -- the Case for Universal Basic Income

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Universal Basic Income -- ­­ It's an idea people on both the Left and Right have kicked around for decades. But it has newfound currency because of the gig economy and automation replacing workers. We’ll hear the pros and cons of Uncle Sam cutting everyone a check.

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The City as the Power Center

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The 50 states are central to America’s political system…but real power now lies in the growing metropolitan regions that cross state boundaries. We’ll hear how cities are getting together to overcome our national gridlock before unsolved problems reach the crisis stage.

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The Re­-Education of the Immune System

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Allergies and auto­-immune diseases like colitis are much more common than they were just decades ago­­-- some scientists believe it’s because we’re too clean-- ­ they’re testing treatments now that use bacteria and parasitic worms to restore our immune systems to a healthier balance.

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After Brexit, What's Europe's Fate?

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

More surprises and turmoil in UK politics today raises the question:­­ will a new Prime Minister and rearranged Parliament move forward with the BREXIT? And in the meantime, how will the EU tamp down revolt from other member countries and criticism that it is undemocratic? Coming up, who stands to gain and lose from Brexit chaos and a power vacuum in the EU.

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What's Next for Trump and Clinton?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in the polls and crushing him in fundraising. But the Donald is banking on a ‘Brexit Bounce’ that capitalizes on voters’ globalization fears. This week he made his first swing-state tour of the general election -- lashing out at trade deals. We’ll examine the general election strategies emerging for both candidates -- including who’s on the VP short lists.

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“Evicted” and the Growing Rental Crisis

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Rising rents and flat-lined incomes are driving people from their homes at a record rate. But this “eviction epidemic” goes largely unnoticed. We’ll talk with the author of a new book about the Eviction Industrial Complex -- and what being kicked out by a landlord does to a family.

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Abortion Rights Advocates Get Biggest Win in a Generation

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

On this last decision day of the term, the US Supreme Court did not fade gently into the summer with a 4­4 tie on a controversial issue ­­ instead the justices struck down a Texas abortion law. Justice Anthony Kennedy was the swing vote, handing abortion rights activists their biggest win in a generation. We  hear what it means for other states like Mississippi and Wisconsin, which are facing similar challenges.

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Britain Votes to Leave the European Union

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union has already toppled Prime Minister David Cameron, rattled global markets and sent the pound sterling to its lowest point in 3 decades. And today is just Day One of the Brexit’s reverberations.

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Green Light for Affirmative Action, Red Light on Immigration

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Two major decisions today from the US Supreme Court -- A 4 to 4 deadlock effectively ended President Obama’s sweeping immigration plan to prevent the deportation of parents of citizens and lawful permanent residents. And today the court upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Donald Trump and a Divided America

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump may or may not be America's next president, but there's no doubt his outrageous campaign has struck a chord with millions of Americans.  We hear different theories of how Trump Nation came to be and what it means for the future.

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Brits Prepare to Vote on Brexit

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The Brexit campaign says Britain's established leaders have sold out to a distant bureaucracy and allowed immigration to get out of control. With voters about to decide if it's time to leave the European Union, there's a difference between hearts and minds.

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Is the Split Supreme Court Shifting into Neutral?

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Since the death of Antonin Scalia, Congress has left the US Supreme Court with four liberals, four conservatives and the prospect of deadlock on cases of major importance to millions of people. We look at what to expect from decisions expected this week. 

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Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Creating synthetic humans sounds like science fiction, but genetic science has advanced so fast that the possibility is becoming a fact. We talk with the geneticist who's leading the way and hear about ethical and religious objections.

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What's Next for the Bernie Sanders Revolution

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Supporters are cheering Bernie Sanders' determination to carry on until the Democratic convention. Skeptics say his clout has already diminished because he's waited too long. We look at the history and possible future of an unlikely presidential campaign.

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In the Trenches of the Gun Debate

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The US already has more guns than people, but Sunday's massacre in Orlando has once again raised the issue of regulating the sale and availability of deadly weapons. We hear what's happening on Capitol Hill. 

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The Orlando Tragedy Is Thrust into Presidential Politics

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

President Obama injected himself into this year's campaign for the White House today with an angry attack on Donald Trump. He ranged from this weekend's attack on an Orlando nightclub to success in the campaign against ISIS.

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The Orlando Nightclub Massacre: America's Deadliest Mass Shooting

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Forty-nine people are dead, along with the shooter, and an additional five are in grave condition, as the White House, the FBI and all Americans try to understand Sunday's events in Orlando. 

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Race, Privilege and the Stanford Rape Case

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The six-month sentence for a star athlete convicted of sexual assault has created national outrage. In an open letter, Vice President Biden has told the un-named victim her powerful statement about what she's endured may "save lives" in the future.  We hear about the implications for the justice system.

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Distance or Unity: The GOP's Trump Dilemma

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump is a "wedge issue against his own party"-- according to one conservative writer. Some Republicans are walking away from the presumptive nominee, while others say they won't endorse him — but will vote for him. What's the difference?

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It's On: Clinton v. Trump

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Hillary Clinton's had the best week of her presidential campaign so far — clinching the Democratic nomination. Donald Trump is having his worst week — denounced for "racist" remarks by his own Republican Party. We look at the end of the primary season as the general election campaign gets underway.

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The US and India: A Complex but Growing "Partnership"

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Washington this week as US relations with the subcontinent are improving. We hear about the similarities between two democracies, their differences on human rights—and what each hopes to get from the other.

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NAFTA and Trade through the Campaign Lens

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

NAFTA was supported by Ronald Reagan and signed into law by Bill Clinton, but bipartisan support for free trade is an illusion. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have made it an issue in both presidential campaigns, and it's a powerful wedge between Democrats today in California.

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Candidates Get Fired Up Ahead of Next Week's California Primary

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Voters in other states are likely to clinch Hillary Clinton's nomination next Tuesday, even before the ballots are counted in California's Democratic primary. But polls show Bernie Sanders might win in the Golden State, providing momentum for influence at the Party convention this summer.

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Is the US Doing Enough to Help Europe's Refugee Crisis?

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Europe's effort to reduce the flow of refugees from Africa and the Middle East is having tragic consequences. The US is accused of not admitting enough people to help ease the burden on important allies. Are there better ways of coping with a humanitarian crisis? 

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Is Mexico's Military Out of Control?

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

In Mexico last year, a video showing a young woman being tortured by female military police went viral, forcing a public apology from the government. But torture and killing have become almost routine since the armed forces replaced police in the war against drug cartels. 

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Bathrooms: the New Front in the Culture Wars

Tue, 31 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The latest battleground in America's culture wars is transgender access to school bathrooms and other facilities. We hear about sex discrimination, civil rights, boycotts and state lawsuits against the federal government.

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Does the "Arab Spring" Have a Future After All?

Mon, 30 May 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Five years later, the "Arab Spring" is more often called the "Arab Uprising." Instead of producing new democracies, rebellions have led to renewed repression in some places and chaos in others. Nevertheless, it may be too soon to declare "failure."

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Will Obama's Visit to Hiroshima Ease 70 Years of Nuclear Fallout?

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Barack Obama is the first sitting US President to visit Hiroshima. He spoke with emotion as he acknowledged the role America played 70 years ago in dropping nuclear bombs first on Hiroshima and then, three days later, on Nagasaki. From the start, Obama has framed his purpose in this trip not as an apology, but rather, a reckoning with history.

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Sanders Wins Big Input on DNC Party Platform

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination today but, on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders is not ready to concede to Hillary Clinton. We hear what the Party is doing to make peace and whether it's working.  

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The GOP Is Sending a Message: Never Say "Never"

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The hashtag "Never Trump" has lost its currency among traditional Republicans, and the Third Party alternative is dead in the water. Much faster than anybody predicted, some of Trump's most outspoken GOP critics are holding their noses and supporting the nominee.

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Libya, the Next Stop for US Special Operations

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The US, NATO and the United Nations are focused on ISIS in Iraq and Syria, while ISIS commits familiar atrocities in Libya. US Special Forces may be sent in, but with three rival governments, there's hardly a formula for easy success. 

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Obama in Vietnam Works to Make a One-Time Foe a Friend

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

President Obama has arrived in Hanoi and lifted America's long-time embargo on arms sales to Vietnam — this country's one-time enemy in a protracted war. We hear what it has to do with China. 

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New Doping Investigations Could Tarnish Olympic Gold

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

We update the latest developments in the Russian Olympic doping scandal, and the potential impact on this summer's games in Brazil. We hear from experts on anti-doping efforts and Olympic history, and an American athlete who might win a medal if her Russian opponent is disqualified.

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Obamacare Gets a Health Check

Thu, 19 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Despite providing insurance to millions of people, Obamacare is no guarantee of access to healthcare itself. Doctors, hospitals — and now some insurance companies — are dropping out of the program. We hear about what's gone wrong and how it's fueling the presidential campaign.  

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Discord Grows in the Democratic Race

Wed, 18 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Now that he looks like the nominee, Donald Trump has stopped saying the Republican process is "rigged." But, as Bernie Sanders keeps winning states without closing the delegate gap, that's what his supporters are calling the Democratic process.

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Women Leaders, Sexist Trolls in the Age of Trump

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

If a city councilman voted against a new sports arena, would he be attacked because he's "a man?" We all know the answer. But, since five women council members voted that way in Seattle, they've been subjected to an onslaught of online attacks, leading to fear of violence -- because of their gender. Does that explain why so few women ever stand for election? 

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Brazil and the Politics of Corruption

Mon, 16 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

As Brazil prepares to host this summer's Olympic Games, it's transfixed by a spectacle of a different kind. A divided legislature is ousting the President of a beleaguered country about to host international athletes and the crowds who want to see them.

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Saudi Arabia Plans for a Future without Oil

Fri, 13 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

America's long-time alliance with Saudi Arabia is fraying at the edges. There's the nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi aggression in Yemen and the long-time denial of human rights. Now a brash new Saudi leader is proposing major changes. We hear what the future might hold. 

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Working Parents Can't Have It All: Can Government Help?

Thu, 12 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The cost of day care is rising so fast that many new parents are quitting their jobs — only to find they can't meet basic expenses. It's a growing crisis with signs of becoming a partisan issue in this year's political campaigns. 

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