Full episode - October 29, 2019
Wildfires are Sweeping Through Northern and Southern California The Kincaid Fire in Sonoma County and the Getty Fire in Los Angeles are causing massive amounts of damage and forcing thousands to evacuate the area. Representative Katie Hill Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Representative Hill was a rising star in the Democratic freshman class, but now she's leaving Congress. What happened? The Supervillain on HBO's 'Watchmen' Is Racism  The new HBO series based on the graphic novel is gaining a lot of attention for the way it tackles race issues and politics.  Millions of Schoolchildren Are Now Under Digital Surveillance  Companies use AI to track what students are typing in their emails, chats, Google docs, and any other school platforms.
Full episode - October 28, 2019
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS Leader, Killed in US Military Raid  On Sunday morning, President Trump declared Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, dead at a press conference in the White House. New York Sues Exxon in Historic Climate Change Case A trial began last week in which Exxon Mobil is accused of misleading investors — and the public — about how climate change regulations would affect its operations. Disney Unlocks the Vault, but 'Song of the South' Remains Behind Closed Doors Disney is set to launch a new streaming service, giving audiences access to a range of the studio's films, but one controversial title will remain locked away: "Song of the South." Chicago Teachers Strike Strike Enters Second Week About 300,000 Chicago public school children are missing class for the 8th day on Monday, as the teacher’s strike continues. 
Full episode - October 25, 2019
What began as a love affair is now a relationship on the rocks. This week on Politics with Amy Walter, a look at the relationship between Democrats and big tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google.  When it comes to big tech, the conversation has shifted from if they should be regulated to how and by whom. For a long time, these tech giants grew quickly and quietly beyond what many of us could’ve imagined. As a result, incredible wealth and power started to concentrate in Silicon Valley, largely unchecked by Congress. Tim Wu, the author of The Curse of Bigness and a professor at Columbia University, explains how big tech companies became embedded in the social and economic fabric of our country. Senator Mark Warner is one of a growing number of Democrats who are critical of how much power big tech has amassed, and he shares his ideas on how to rein them in on today's show. Representative Ro Khanna, the Democrat who represents Silicon Valley in Congress, walks us through the adversarial nature of the relationship between Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Plus, Cecilia Kang, a tech reporter at the New York Times, gives an update on the antitrust investigations going on. Finally, journalist and author Charles Duhigg explains the spectacular growth of Amazon, from its early days as an online retailer to the tech giant it is today.   
Full episode - October 24, 2019
The Republican Response to the Impeachment Inquiry We hear from a Republican strategist on the ongoing impeachment inquiry. How the Media Covered Hillary Clinton's Emails The Clinton email scandal has been put to bed with a new State Department report, but the media didn't treat it the way it did the rest of the email story. Houston Astros Controversy Highlights Problems within the MLB An Astros assistant general manager yelled profane language at several female reporters in the Astros clubhouse over the weekend. Other segments: HUD Officials Admit to Withholding Funding from Puerto Rico Last week, officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development admitted that they purposefully delayed sending hurricane relief to Puerto Rico. Some Parents Are Saying "No" to Homework Many parents and teachers think homework needs to be reduced, or even eliminated, for elementary school children.  
Full episode - October 23, 2019
In the U.S., the Number of Uninsured Children is On the Rise More than one million U.S. children disappeared from the rolls of Medicaid and CHIP between December 2017 and June 2019. Why Unregulated Gun Sales Flourish Online Guns and gun parts are sold openly on some of the internet's biggest platforms. Diversity Initiatives Fall Short in the Workplace Organizations across the country are increasingly turning to diversity and inclusion initiatives, in an effort to develop a culture of inclusion in the workplace.
Full episode - October 22, 2019
The Key Factors for Protests Around the World At the heart of many of these protests are the increasing level of inequality and distrust, and disgust, with the inner workings of government. Four Pharmaceutical Companies Avoid Their Day in Federal Court with Settlement  The deal came hours before what would have been the first federal opioid trial was set to begin.  Your Halloween Chocolate Most Likely Comes from Child Labor in West Africa Most of the cocoa cultivated in West Africa uses child labor. Justin Trudeau Wins a Second Term as Canadian Prime Minister But his diminished standing in government could have implications for the passage of the USMCA. Will Impeachment Bring People to the Streets? If impeachment proceedings go on behind closed doors, will the public support it?
Full episode - October 21, 2019
Civil Servants, Marginalized for Years, are Pushing Back The Trump administration’s attack on career diplomats and intelligence officials started as soon as he came into office. But now, civil servants are talking to Congress. California Becomes First State to Mandate Late Start Times for Middle Schools and High Schools  Experts say late start times are medically and academically beneficial for students, but changing school start times can cause many headaches.  Chicago Teachers Strike for Social Justice This strike is notable because the emphasis is on smaller class sizes, more support staff, nurses, and even housing.
Full episode - October 18, 2019
The midterm elections of 2018 served as a rude awakening for Republicans who watched their majority slip away in the House. Many Americans that had supported Donald Trump in 2016 decided to support moderate Democrats. In 2019, a record number of incumbent Republican retirements poses another challenge for the GOP. Winning back the seats in districts that Trump carried in 2016 is a priority for Republicans and the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry might give them the support to do so. On the latest episode of Politics with Amy Walter, Parker Poling from the National Republican Congressional Committee and Dave Wasserman from The Cook Political Report join us to discuss the role impeachment will play in drumming up Republican candidates in 2020. Plus, Jennifer Duffy, senior editor for The Cook Political Report, provides an update on upcoming Senate races.  Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia of Texas tells us what she's hearing from her constituents about the impeachment inquiry. Elena Schneider, a national politics reporter for Politico, provides an update on Mayor Pete Buttigieg's debate performance and his ability to fundraise.  Finally, Politics with Amy Walter reflects on the legacy of Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Full episode - October 17, 2019
The Legacy of Elijah Cummings On Thursday, Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland died from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.” Living at the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Immigration October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While domestic violence affects all kinds of people, immigrant women face a unique set of challenges in getting help and support.  It's Not Just the Glass Ceiling — Career Barriers for Women Start at the Management Level Women of color are especially affected by what a new report calls the "broken rung" of the corporate ladder. Ohio Purges Voters Amid Growing Concerns of Voter Suppression Across the U.S. Voter suppression is a longstanding issue in Ohio, and advocates say this case demonstrates the danger posed to voters ahead of 2020.
Full episode - October 16, 2019
The Latest: Pence and Pompeo Head to Syria Yesterday, the White House announced that Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were headed to Syria, as part of a delegation to negotiate a ceasefire agreement. Evangelical Voters and Trump: Will the Turkish Offensive in Syria Mark a Change? Some evangelicals have cast doubt on President Trump's actions, but they may still support him. From 'The Irishman' to 'Gemini Man': Is De-Aging Technology Worth the Cost?   Hollywood has been working to improve the digital process of de-aging actors. Two new movies put the latest technology to the test. Mob Killings of Minorities in India is on the Rise  Mob attacks of Muslims and other Indian minority groups have been on the rise since Prime Minister Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party took power in 2014.  Democrats Face Off in Fourth Presidential Debate A surging Elizabeth Warren was a target for the crowded field.