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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

    TBD | A Vaccine Won’t Be the End

    TBD | A Vaccine Won’t Be the End

    As of Sept. 24, there are 42 vaccines in clinical trials on humans. At least 92 others are being developed but have not yet gone to trial. For months, the world has tracked the progression of these vaccines closely, with the expectation that once one arrives on the market, we can finally start to go back to normal. But, is that true? Does the world really look much different with an effective vaccine?

    Guest: Dr. Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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    Celeste Headlee
     
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    Could Lindsey Graham Really Lose?

    Could Lindsey Graham Really Lose?

    As Lindsey Graham gears up to push the President Trump's nominee through to the Supreme Court, he’s fighting another battle back home in South Carolina -- for his senate seat. The polls have him neck and neck with Democrat Jaime Harrison, but will deep red South Carolina really go blue?

    Guest: Megan Kinnard, national political report for Associated Press

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    Democrats Can Still Play Hardball

    Democrats Can Still Play Hardball

    Senate Republicans are almost certainly going to fill Justice Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat ahead of the election. It may look like Democrats are backed into a corner but they have ways to check a SCOTUS supermajority.

    Guest: Jamelle Bouie, New York Times opinion columnist 

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    When Everything Around You Is Burning

    When Everything Around You Is Burning

    Megan Brown’s family has worked their land in Northern California for 170 years. Fire was always a normal part of the ecosystem but Megan says, in recent years, “it’s become a monster.” 

    Guest: Megan Brown, rancher from Northern California

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    Remembering RBG

    Remembering RBG

    On Friday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. Her work as a lawyer and a judge forever changed how women are viewed under United States law. As the nation mourns, her absence sparks a fight in the senate about who is going to choose the next Supreme Court Justice. 

    Guest: Dahlia Lithwick, host of Slate’s Amicus podcast. 

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    TBD | Did the Internet Doom a Pregnancy?

    TBD | Did the Internet Doom a Pregnancy?

    For pregnant women in the U.S., there are plenty of reasons to mistrust the medical establishment. Mortality rates are high compared to other western countries, and one-third of women in the U.S. give birth by C-section. It’s no wonder that many women turn to the internet for alternatives.
     
    This week, the story of one woman who was drawn into a network of private Facebook groups dedicated to the idea of ‘freebirth,’ or unassisted birth. And what happens when the misinformation shared in these private groups has real-life consequences.
     
    Guest: Brandy Zadrozny, reporter for NBC News. You can read her reporting on ‘freebirth’ here. 
     
    This episode originally aired in March 2020

      
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    Lizzie O’Leary
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