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The Florida Naval Air Station shooting. The upcoming U.K. general election. North Korea says it’s preparing a “Christmas gift” for the U.S. A roundtable of top reporters look ahead to a busy week in news.

Guests

Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor for Vox. Co-host of the weekly international podcast “Worldly.” (@jenn_ruth)

Richard Jewell was front page news after he was suspected to have planted a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A new book and movie unpack his ordeal and innocence.

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.

Guests

Seung Min Kim, White House reporter for The Washington Post, covering Capitol Hill. (@seungminkim)

Life, loss, and laughter. We talk with comedian Jenny Slate on finding her voice through tough times.

This hour originally aired Feb. 01, 2019.


With Jane Clayson

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.

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.

Guests

David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. (@DavidGSavage)

Columnist and author Meghan Daum takes on political correctness in the new book, “The Problem with Everything.” She joins us.

Guest

Meghan Daum, author and essayist. Her new book is “The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.” (@meghan_daum)

As the impeachment trial looms, we talk with Republicans about the risk and rewards of standing with Trump.

Guests

Lisa Desjardins, correspondent for PBS NewsHour. (@LisaDNews)

This show originally aired May 24, 2019.


“To Kill a Mockingbird” took Broadway by storm. Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels joined in studio to discuss.

Watch on YouTube.

Guest

Jeff Daniels, Emmy Award-winning actor known for his roles in “Dumb and Dumber,” “The Newsroom,” “Terms of Endearment” and more.

This show originally aired April 4, 2019.


Music and the human brain. A neuroscientist and opera singer guides us through the science of how and why music moves us.

Are social networks driving us into partisan factions at the expense of the common good? We look at social media and democracy.

Thanksgiving dinner that’s as easy as pie. Sam Sifton and Melissa Clark of The New York Times share recipes to make a great Thanksgiving feast.

The secretary of the Navy is ousted over his handling of the war crimes case of a SEAL. We unpack the case and controversy.

Guests

Jeff Schogol, Pentagon reporter for Task & Purpose. (@JeffSchogol)

The Streaming Wars: A New Era In TV

Nov 22, 2019

Streaming wars. Disney+, Apple TV and all of the others are fighting for the crown, for your eyes — and your wallet.

Guests

Sara Fischer, Axios reporter covering media trends. (@sarafischer)

After Round 5 of the Democratic presidential debates, we add up the political scorecard. Winners, losers, breakout moments and the issues that dominate.

Guests

Ginger Gibson, national political correspondent for Reuters. (@GingerGibson)

The call for a new design philosophy for the digital age to make smartphones and surfing the web a lot more elegant and user-friendly.

Venice is reeling from historic floods. And the systems designed to prevent this kind of damage aren’t completed, and may not work anyway.

Guests

Sylvia Poggioli, NPR senior European correspondent. (@spoggioli1)

Snails are running out of time in Hawaii. Without intervention, 100 species will disappear in the next decade.

Guest

David Sischo, wildlife biologist with the Hawaii Invertebrate Program. He’s the Snail Extinction Prevention Program coordinator.

Leslie Odom Jr. played Aaron Burr in “Hamilton.” Now’s he’s singing his own tunes on a new album of original songs.

Guest

Leslie Odom Jr., Tony and Grammy-Award winning performer, actor and singer.  His new solo album released in November is called “Mr.” He plays William Still in the new film “Harriet.” (@leslieodomjr)

SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson says U.S. corporations aren’t helping build the economy. They’re using tax cuts to buy back their own stocks.

He wants to put the brakes on the common corporate practice.

Guest

Robert Jackson Jr., commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Appointed to the SEC in 2017 by President Donald Trump. Confirmed in January 2018. (@SECJackson)

Note for listeners: You can tune into this conversation, live, via our special online stream.


 

A conversation with Mo Rocca, the humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent. He’s author of the new book “Mobituaries” about overlooked lives.

How did Americans respond to what they heard? We talk with local reporters across the country about what residents are telling them.

Guests

David Smiley, political reporter for the Miami Herald. (@NewsbySmiley)

Maayan Silver, reporter for WUWM News in Milwaukee. (@maayansilver)

Tackling today’s trickiest global challenges with the winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee.

The need for used items to have a secondhand life is increasing both in the U.S. and around the world. We unpack where your used, discarded and donated stuff ends up after its left your possession.

The new movie about Harriet Tubman. Historians tell us her real life was more incredible than what’s shown on the big screen.

Guests

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. Author of “She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.” (@ericaadunbar)

A conversation with the master of the historical spy novel, Alan Furst.

Jeff Sessions running for Senate. Top diplomat now recalls quid pro quo on Ukraine aid. Takeaway from state elections. The Supreme Court takes up the Clean Water Act. The roundable is here.

Guests

Karen Tumulty, Washington Post columnist who covers national politics. (@ktumulty)

Here’s an idea that will never work: replace brick-and-mortar video stores with DVDs in the mail. Well, it worked. We talk with Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph.

Guest

Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix. Author of “That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea.” (@mbrandolph)

High-tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, our social fabric and our minds, according to Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar. She’s with us.

We look at what state election results tell us about the power of President Trump.

Guests

Phillip M. Bailey, politics reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal. (@phillipmbailey)

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