Full episode - November 13, 2019
Day 1 of the Public Impeachment Hearings  The House of Representatives kicks off the first round of televised impeachment hearings. Trump Plans to Shrink the National Security Council These latest changes to the NSC come right in the middle of impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
Full episode - November 12, 2019
Public Impeachment Hearings Pose New Challenge for the Media On Wednesday, televised impeachment hearings begin in the House of Representatives. Flint Water Crisis Finds Its Way into the Classroom It’s been five years since the Flint water crisis was thrust into the national spotlight. How Universities are Addressing Slavery and Reparations Georgetown, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Virginia Theological Seminary are creating scholarships, while Harvard, Yale, and Brown have admitted to benefiting from the slave trade.
Full episode - November 08, 2019
A recent study from Pew Research found that white people who identify as Christians represent about two-thirds of all Republicans. Meanwhile, Americans unaffiliated with any religion, and racial minorities who identify as Christians, now each make up a bigger share of the Democratic coalition. This week, we take a look at how people of faith are balancing their religious beliefs with politics. The Atlantic's Emma Green explains what Democrats misunderstood about religious voters in 2016. Reverend Joe Darby of Nichols Chapel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina talks to us about what he's hearing from his congregation in the early-primary state. Pastor Bart Barber of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas joins us to discuss Evangelical support for President Trump in 2016. Doug Pagitt, pastor and executive director of Vote Common Good, discusses his campaign to ask Evangelicals and Christians to consider Democratic candidates.  Finally, Congresswoman Elaine Luria of Virginia's second district joins us to discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry and the implications of televised testimony.   
Full episode - November 07, 2019
How a Florida County Followed Trump's Call to Cancel "Fake News" The board of commissioners for Citrus County, Florida recently rejected a library's request to renew its New York Times subscription, with one commissioner calling the daily "fake news." Is the Term "Latinx" Unifying, or Divisive? One term that recently made its way into the demographic lexicon is getting lots of attention, and pushback: Latinx. How Law Enforcement Discretion Prevents Migrant Victims of Crime from Accessing U-Visas A new Reveal investigation shows the complexities of the U-Visa process. Could New Evidence Free Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed? Rodney Reed has spent two decades on death row for a murder he maintains he did not commit. New evidence has led to urgent calls to give him a reprieve.  
Full episode - November 06, 2019
OK Boomer and the Generational Divide Those two words have become the latest catchphrase for a younger generation expressing its frustration with their older counterparts.  Democrats Win Control In Kentucky Andy Bashear won a tight vote against opponent incumbent Republican Matt Bevin. Mississippi Gubernatorial Race Highlights a Jim Crow-Era Electoral Law A tight gubernatorial race Mississippi ignites a conversation about the states electoral process. Are 'Opportunity Zone' Tax Breaks a Giveaway For the Rich? Roughly 12 percent of census tracts around the country are being reclassified as opportunity zones, including almost all of Puerto Rico. 
Full episode - November 05, 2019
How Swing State Unemployment Numbers May Help Us Understand 2020 Is the pendulum beginning to swing towards a rise in unemployment? New HBO Documentary Highlights the 85 Year Legacy of the Apollo Theater The famous Harlem theater and its amateur night was the gateway for some of the country's greatest musicians and comedians.  A Shakeup on America's Public Lands The Bureau of Land Management plans to move its headquarters from Washington, DC to Grand Junction, Colorado. California Wildfires are Contained, but Air Pollution Lingers After the California fires, dangerous conditions continue to pose a health hazard, particularly in the form of air pollution. Can Breathalyzers Actually Make People Safer? A look at how breathalyzers in cars factor into efforts to curb the high numbers of DUIs in the U.S. today.
Full episode - November 04, 2019
Georgia's Voter Purges Raise Voter Suppression Concerns State officials announced they will purge more than 300,000 names from voter rolls. How Big Business Killed Deadspin An editorial decision to "stick to sports" turned into mass exodus at Deadspin, leaving the popular site with no staff remaining.   'Harriet' Attempts to Capture the Life of an American Icon 'Harriet' is the first Hollywood feature film to center around the life of Harriet Tubman. But the casting of British actress Cynthia Erivo as Tubman has generated controversy. How California's Housing Crisis is Worsening Wildfire Damage Developers are building cheaper housing on land prone to wildfire damage. A Temporary Ban to Trump's Health Care Requirements for Immigrants A judge issued a temporary ban on a Trump administration immigration policy, which would have required immigrants to prove they have health insurance, or the ability to afford it.
Full episode - November 01, 2019
The rocketing cost of prescription drug prices makes the burdensome healthcare landscape more difficult to navigate for the millions of Americans that rely on a prescription. One thing that voters, regardless of party, have agreed on is that the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. is way too high. Americans spend significantly more on prescription drugs when compared to any other country. But, why? Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Politics with Amy Walter to discuss her work in Washington on reducing the cost of prescription drugs. Sarah Kliff of The New York Times and Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post join us to discuss why there's been such little movement on this subject, even though there's broad support for reform. Finally, Nick Fandos, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, joins us to discuss the House's vote to authorize a resolution to establish the next phase of the impeachment inquiry. 
Full episode - October 31, 2019
Is There a Rift Between Trump and the Military? This week, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified before Congress about his concerns that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden. The Movement to Decriminalize Sex Work The push for decriminalization is gaining national attention, with proposed legislation on the line. Boeing's CEO Finally Answers to Lawmakers Lawmakers have been holding hearings for months to get to the bottom of what went wrong. How Right-Wing Industry Leaders are Re-Shaping the Interior Department  Industry leaders proposed a plan to commercialize camping grounds and raise the entrance fees.
Full episode - October 30, 2019
Understanding the Key Witnesses in the Impeachment Investigation Testifying in the inquiry can mean taking on big risks and incurring high costs.  The Bravery of Journalists in Ukraine Ukraine can be a difficult place for journalists. Journalists Nastya Stanko and Anna Babinets share their experiences covering crime, corruption, and war in the country.  Panel Decides Some Chimps Won't Be Moved to Sanctuary Though research on the endangered animals has been banned, a panel of veterinarians decided that some chimpanzees will have to retire in labs. Honduran Mother Wins Asylum Case. Will her Daughter, Who was Deported, Be Able to Come to the U.S.? In March, WNYC's Beth Fertig brought us the story of Ana and Susan. We hear news of Ana's asylum win. Americans are Losing Faith in the Government and Democracy  Studies show that more Americans are saying they distrust the government and in extreme cases would consider an alternative to democracy.