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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.

    The Looming Eviction Crisis

    The Looming Eviction Crisis

    The clock is winding down on the CDC’s eviction moratorium. The moratorium will lift in less than two weeks, marking an end to the pandemic-era protection. What happens to vulnerable tenants when the clock runs out? 

    Guest: Henry Granville Widener, rent strike organizer in Maryland  
    Alieza Durana, reporter for Priceton’s Eviction Lab 

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    • 28 min
    The Fight Over Rising Prices

    The Fight Over Rising Prices

    Turn on your favorite business news channel, and it seems like all anyone can talk about is inflation. Prices are rising, but is it anything to worry about in the long term? 
    Guest: Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent. 
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    • 26 min
    WTF, DOJ?

    WTF, DOJ?

    As U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland approaches 100 days of leading the Department of Justice, the department’s recent legal positions in support of former President Trump have mystified onlookers. Is the department lost at sea, and can Garland right the ship? 
    Guest: Ankush Khardori, attorney and former federal prosecutor.
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    • 28 min
    TBD | What Space Billionaires Cost Us

    TBD | What Space Billionaires Cost Us

    Over the last decade, billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson have come to embody the future of space travel and exploration. What does it mean when the ideas and ambitions of a few powerful men come to dominate the conversation so thoroughly?

    Guest: Lucianne Walkowicz, astronomer at the Adler Planetarium and founder of the Just Space Alliance

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    Lizzie O’Leary

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    • 24 min
    Conor Lamb Is Losing His Patience

    Conor Lamb Is Losing His Patience

    Conor Lamb has been one of the most reliable moderates and institutionalists among the House Democrats. The Capitol breach on January 6th changed that. Now, the Pennsylvania congressman says his focus is shifting to “not allowing things like respect and bipartisanship to be something that hides the truth.” 
    Guest: Congressman Conor Lamb, Democrat from Pennsylvania.  
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    • 34 min
    Does NYC Want a Cop for a Mayor?

    Does NYC Want a Cop for a Mayor?

    In the last year, New York City has experienced a surge in violent crime, reflecting a trend across major cities nationwide. In a heated race to be the city’s next mayor, one candidate, former New York police captain Eric Adams, is using the issue of public safety to his advantage. 
     
    Guest: Eric Lach, staff writer at The New Yorker.

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    • 30 min

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