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And the nominee is...? Who will Trump Pick for V.P.? 18 June 2024 00:12:24
We are just weeks away from one of the biggest political events of the election campaign season: the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Former President Donald Trump is, of course, the party's presumptive nominee, but he's yet to announce his running mate.The list is long, but the candidat...
And the nominee is...? Who will Trump Pick for V.P.?
We are just weeks away from one of the biggest political events of the election campaign season: the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Former President Donald Trump is, of course, the party's presumptive nominee, but he's yet to announce his running mate.The list is long, but the candidat...
'An unfair fight': The U.S. surgeon general declares war on social media 17 June 2024 00:10:00
Vivek Murthy, U.S. surgeon general, has called attention to what he has called the 'youth mental health crisis' that is currently happening in the U.S.This week, he published an op-ed in The New York Times calling for social media warning labels like those put on cigarettes and alcohol. He hopes to ...
'An unfair fight': The U.S. surgeon general declares war on social media
Vivek Murthy, U.S. surgeon general, has called attention to what he has called the 'youth mental health crisis' that is currently happening in the U.S.This week, he published an op-ed in The New York Times calling for social media warning labels like those put on cigarettes and alcohol. He hopes to ...
25 years on, 'Boys Don't Cry' remains a milestone in trans cinema 16 June 2024 00:12:40
As part of his ongoing look at groundbreaking films from 1999, host Scott Detrow speaks with Kimberly Peirce, the writer-director of Boys Don't Cry. The film starred Hillary Swank, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man searching for himself and love in Nebraska...
25 years on, 'Boys Don't Cry' remains a milestone in trans cinema
As part of his ongoing look at groundbreaking films from 1999, host Scott Detrow speaks with Kimberly Peirce, the writer-director of Boys Don't Cry. The film starred Hillary Swank, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man searching for himself and love in Nebraska...
Could the U.K. election mean an off-ramp from personality politics? 14 June 2024 00:10:19
As the U.K. gears up for a July election, polls show the liberal Labour Party ahead of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservatives by a hefty margin.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Could the U.K. election mean an off-ramp from personality politics?
As the U.K. gears up for a July election, polls show the liberal Labour Party ahead of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservatives by a hefty margin.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
When it comes to the Israel-Gaza war, the split in opinion is generational 13 June 2024 00:09:28
After the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel that killed more than 1,100 people, President Joe Biden expressed America's backing for its Middle Eastern ally. But that same month, polls showed that support for Israel among American voters was not unwavering. And that, in fact, support was split acro...
When it comes to the Israel-Gaza war, the split in opinion is generational
After the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel that killed more than 1,100 people, President Joe Biden expressed America's backing for its Middle Eastern ally. But that same month, polls showed that support for Israel among American voters was not unwavering. And that, in fact, support was split acro...
What a second Biden or Trump presidency could mean for American allies and foes 12 June 2024 00:15:16
America is facing two very different futures on the world stage after November. If former President Trump wins, he's promised to fundamentally re-evaluate the NATO alliance, reshape global trade and overhaul the Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies.He's largely avoided explaining how...
What a second Biden or Trump presidency could mean for American allies and foes
America is facing two very different futures on the world stage after November. If former President Trump wins, he's promised to fundamentally re-evaluate the NATO alliance, reshape global trade and overhaul the Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies.He's largely avoided explaining how...
Does artificial intelligence deliver immortality? 11 June 2024 00:13:31
Michael Bommer likely only has a few weeks left to live. A couple years ago, he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.Then, an opportunity arose to build an interactive artificial intelligence version of himself through a friend's company, Eternos.Life, so his wife, Anett, can interact with him a...
Does artificial intelligence deliver immortality?
Michael Bommer likely only has a few weeks left to live. A couple years ago, he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.Then, an opportunity arose to build an interactive artificial intelligence version of himself through a friend's company, Eternos.Life, so his wife, Anett, can interact with him a...
Can the U.S. force a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas? 10 June 2024 00:10:05
On Saturday, Israeli special forces rescued four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, killing at least 270 Palestinians and injuring hundreds in the process. The rescue of the hostages was a moment of triumph for the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he didn't have long to bask in it.B...
Can the U.S. force a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas?
On Saturday, Israeli special forces rescued four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, killing at least 270 Palestinians and injuring hundreds in the process. The rescue of the hostages was a moment of triumph for the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he didn't have long to bask in it.B...
COVID funding is ending for schools. What will it mean for students? 09 June 2024 00:09:11
Billions of dollars in federal COVID funding is set to expire for K-12 schools.Educators across the country say the extra money helped students catch up, and plenty of students still need that support.Some schools say losing the the money, received over the last few years, will lead to cancelation o...
COVID funding is ending for schools. What will it mean for students?
Billions of dollars in federal COVID funding is set to expire for K-12 schools.Educators across the country say the extra money helped students catch up, and plenty of students still need that support.Some schools say losing the the money, received over the last few years, will lead to cancelation o...
'Double disapprovers' could decide the election. Here's what they say 07 June 2024 00:11:41
With the presidential election approaching, some voters are wondering how we again ended up with Donald Trump and Joe Biden as the presumptive nominees.Recent focus groups with swing voters put into words why some people are turning away from the main candidates, and polling gives us an insight into...
'Double disapprovers' could decide the election. Here's what they say
With the presidential election approaching, some voters are wondering how we again ended up with Donald Trump and Joe Biden as the presumptive nominees.Recent focus groups with swing voters put into words why some people are turning away from the main candidates, and polling gives us an insight into...
The state of Hamas on 3 fronts: troops, governance and narrative 06 June 2024 00:09:52
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the war in Gaza can't end until Israel has destroyed Hamas.NPR's reporting from Israel and Gaza suggests that goal is still a long way off.For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.Emai...
The state of Hamas on 3 fronts: troops, governance and narrative
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the war in Gaza can't end until Israel has destroyed Hamas.NPR's reporting from Israel and Gaza suggests that goal is still a long way off.For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.Emai...
Hollywood flips the script in the new movie 'Ezra' 05 June 2024 00:14:32
'Ezra' is a road trip movie, a movie about fathers and sons.Bobby Cannavale plays the father Max, and he hasn't quite figured out what his son Ezra's autism diagnosis means for their life together.The movie draws on the real experiences of screenwriter Tony Spiridakis. William A. Fitzgerald, who pla...
Hollywood flips the script in the new movie 'Ezra'
'Ezra' is a road trip movie, a movie about fathers and sons.Bobby Cannavale plays the father Max, and he hasn't quite figured out what his son Ezra's autism diagnosis means for their life together.The movie draws on the real experiences of screenwriter Tony Spiridakis. William A. Fitzgerald, who pla...
What will life look like for jurors after the Trump trial? 04 June 2024 00:08:58
The 12 New Yorkers who served on the jury for former president Donald Trump's trial, and voted to convict him om 34 counts of falsified business records, have not had their identities disclosed publicly to protect their privacy.But now the trial is over, and they are likely returning back to normal ...
What will life look like for jurors after the Trump trial?
The 12 New Yorkers who served on the jury for former president Donald Trump's trial, and voted to convict him om 34 counts of falsified business records, have not had their identities disclosed publicly to protect their privacy.But now the trial is over, and they are likely returning back to normal ...
Battlefield medicine has come a long way. But that progress could be lost 03 June 2024 00:09:54
When the U.S. launched its invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s, it had been a decade since a full-scale deployment of American troops. That's why when the wars started a lot of the medical corps' experience came from big city emergency rooms. But a few years into the wars, the milita...
Battlefield medicine has come a long way. But that progress could be lost
When the U.S. launched its invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s, it had been a decade since a full-scale deployment of American troops. That's why when the wars started a lot of the medical corps' experience came from big city emergency rooms. But a few years into the wars, the milita...
How one Nashville museum has embraced the repatriation of stolen artifacts 02 June 2024 00:10:42
The Rosetta Stone, the Kohinoor diamond, sculptures from Greece's Parthenon known as the Elgin Marbles are all dazzling objects that bear the history of early civilizations.But these objects were also taken by colonizers, and still remain on display in museum galleries far from their homes.Over the ...
How one Nashville museum has embraced the repatriation of stolen artifacts
The Rosetta Stone, the Kohinoor diamond, sculptures from Greece's Parthenon known as the Elgin Marbles are all dazzling objects that bear the history of early civilizations.But these objects were also taken by colonizers, and still remain on display in museum galleries far from their homes.Over the ...

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