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29 min

A New Trump Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits for 700,000 2019-12-05

A New Trump Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits for 700,000 The Trump administration announced a series of rule changes last year, and on Wednesday, the final rule was announced.  How Does Mississippi Felony Voting Rights Compare to the Rest of the Country? Nearly one of every 10 adults in Mississippi has been convicted of a felony and lost the right to vote. The Double Standard In How The Media Covers 2020 Democratic Candidates How the media helped shape which candidates made it this far... and who didn't. Consulting Firm McKinsey & Company Aided ICE to Implement Trump Administration's Immigration Policies A new investigation examines how the global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, helped ICE carry out President Trump's immigration policies.  Northwestern University Student Paper Sparks Debate About Student and Professional Journalism Recent events at Northwestern University have sparked a debate about student journalism.
30 min

NATO's Struggle to Define Its Future 2019-12-04

NATO's Struggle to Define Its Future To commemorate its 70th anniversary, leaders of the 29 member countries are gathering in London this week.  "Porgy and Bess" and the Legacy of Black Opera "Porgy and Bess" is the most renowned Opera for black singers, but should it still be in 2019? President Trump is Allowing States to Ban Refugees—Utah is Asking for More Earlier this fall, President Trump gave states and cities the authority to veto refugee resettlements. But the Governor of Utah is asking the president for more refugees, not fewer. In North Carolina, the Fight Over the Drawing of Congressional District Lines Appears to Have Come to an End On Monday a panel of judges ruled that the latest congressional map, which was drawn by the Republican controlled legislature, will stand for the 2020 election. Georgia Governor Clashes With Trump Over Interim Senator Pick Kemp’s choice of businesswoman Kelly Loeffler drew criticism from Republicans, because the President has expressed interest for another candidate, Georgia Congressman Doug Collins Concerns Over Trump's U.K. Visit So Close to U.K. Election President Trump is in London attending the NATO summit amidst concerns of his sway on upcoming elections.
32 min

Why the Framers Empowered Congress to Impeach the President 2019-12-03

Why the Framers Empowered Congress to Impeach the President With so few examples of impeachment in our history, it can become unclear what exactly impeachable conduct is, and what the framers intended with it. When Black Critics Examine Black Art A number of black critics have received pushback on social media for their criticism of the new film "Queen & Slim." Unprecedented Violence and Hundreds Dead in Iran's Protests At least 180 people were killed in a violent crackdown that resulted in Iranian security forces opening fire on unarmed protesters.  Trump Launches Task Force to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women The National Justice Institute estimates that 84 percent of Native American women experience violence in their lifetime.
28 min

The Dangers of Working in Amazon Warehouses 2019-12-02

The Dangers of Working in Amazon Warehouses New reporting found that Amazon's average serious injury rate was more than double the national average for its industry. Are Dating App Companies Responsible for Protecting Their Users from Sex Offenders?  Millions of Americans are using dating apps to find love. Do the companies who own these apps have a moral or legal responsibility to screen users who are registered as sex offenders?
44 min

Politics with Amy Walter: The Politics of Climate Change

Scientists have painted a bleak picture of the future if we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but we’ve already started to witness the fallout of a warming planet. Politics with Amy Walter looks at the role climate change is playing across politics and at the vulnerable communities that stand to lose the most.  Our coverage this week is part of a collaboration with 250 other media organizations called “Covering Climate Now.”  President Donald Trump was elected in 2016 fresh off of giving campaign speeches that promised to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and bring back coal jobs. Just over two years later, we look at whether or not he's made good on those promises. Guests: Rachel Cleetus, Policy director with the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists Kendra Pierre-Louis, Climate reporter for The New York Times Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey and Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Zahra Hirji, Climate reporter for BuzzFeed News Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive (D) for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Leandra Mira, Pittsburgh climate activist Comment from Shell: "Shell received its Air Quality Permit in 2015 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, with oversight from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.  In line with its permitting requirements, Shell will meet the regulatory standards created to protect people and the environment."
28 min

How Will Bloomberg News Cover Bloomberg the Candidate? 2019-11-27

How Will Bloomberg News Cover Bloomberg the Candidate? Mike Bloomberg announced he is running for president and some are worried about how Bloomberg News will cover his candidacy. Adding Indigenous Ingredients to the Thanksgiving Table There has been a resurgence of dishes championed by Native American and indigenous cooks and chefs that are breaking into the mainstream. How the Alcatraz Occupation of 1969 Sparked the Native American Civil Rights Movement Fifty years ago this month, a group of Native American activists launched a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Is Thanksgiving a Time for Speaking Out, or Keeping the Peace? With the impeachment proceedings dominating the news, the Democratic candidates campaigning and debating, this year, it seems impossible to avoid politics. Continuing Concerns About Political Ads on Social Media Twitter announced it was banning political ads. But Facebook has continued to take a more hands-off approach.
32 min

New Initiative Seeks to Bridge Prosecution Empathy Gap 2019-11-26

New Initiative Seeks to Bridge Prosecution Empathy Gap A new initiative signed by 40 progressive district attorneys pledges to have prosecutors visit correctional centers in an effort to instill more empathy in the sentencing process. Sentencing of School Shooter Reignites Conversation About Life Without Parole for Juveniles The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles to life in prison. The American Plastics Renaissance: Big Oil's Plan B  The expansion of fracking in the U.S. has paved the way for a renaissance in American plastics manufacturing. When You're Over 50 in Hollywood The Good Liar, a thriller released earlier this month, stars septuagenarians Ian McKellen as a con artist and Helen Mirren as his target.
28 min

Trump's Recent Pardons Cause Rift within the Military 2019-11-25

Trump's Recent Pardons Cause Rift within the Military President Donald Trump recently pardoned three military officers who were convicted or accused of war crimes.  The Decline of Local News In the past 15 years, more than 2,000 newspapers have shuttered across the United States.  What does the future hold for Israeli politics? With Prime Minister Netanyahu being indicted on corruption charges as the U.S. reverses its stance on the illegality of Israeli settlements, what's in store for Israeli politics?   Why Disabled Workers Can Get Paid Less Than Minimum Wage Most Americans might not know that federal law allows certain employers to pay people with disabilities far less than the minimum wage, trapping them in poverty.
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