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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 | Australia’s Kinda-Sorta Win Over Big Tech

    TBD | Australia’s Kinda-Sorta Win Over Big Tech

    Over the last year, the Australian government has been waging a quiet war against Facebook and Google. Through a new law, it plans to force the big tech companies to pay news outlets in exchange for linking to their sites.

    Will this new law have the intended effect? Or will it set a dangerous precedent that cedes even more power over to the tech giants?

    Guest: 

    JR Hennessy, editor at Business Insider Australia

    Host
    Lizzie O’Leary
     
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    • 23 min
    A Biden Pick in Trouble

    A Biden Pick in Trouble

    After years of policy work in Washington, Neera Tanden is more than qualified to serve as Biden’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget. But her open scorn for conservatives and progressives alike, often expressed through aggressive Twitter barbs, has made her confirmation the most tenuous of the new president’s picks.

    Guest: Jim Newell, Slate’s senior politics writer.

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    • 30 min
    The Marines’ Sexual Assault Problem

    The Marines’ Sexual Assault Problem

    The U.S. military has long had a sexual assault problem. And the Marine Corps - the final service branch to gender-integrate - is no exception. Though multiple scandals have rocked the Marines, continued abuses make it clear that deeper changes are needed to make all service people safe.

    Guest: Erin Kirk-Cuomo, founder of #NotInMyMarineCorps.

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    • 29 min
    Should Student Debt Be Canceled?

    Should Student Debt Be Canceled?

    Democrats are divided over student debt forgiveness. President Joe Biden is trying to get $10,000-per-borrower canceled, while more progressive members of the party want $50,000 wiped out. So whom would these proposals help? And what can be done to keep the student debt crisis from happening all over again? 
    Guest: Jordan Weissmann, Slate's senior business and economics correspondent.
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    • 28 min
    Will Andrew Cuomo Say Sorry?

    Will Andrew Cuomo Say Sorry?

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has attracted national praise for his buck-stops-here leadership throughout the pandemic. But he's made some major missteps in his coronavirus response - the lack of transparency around COVID-related deaths in nursing homes is only the latest example. And his efforts to evade scrutiny have drawn fire from critics and constituents. 

    Guest: Jimmy Vielkind, reporter for the Wall Street Journal covering New York politics and government.

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    • 26 min
    TBD | Why Texas Went Dark

    TBD | Why Texas Went Dark

    Over the last week, millions of Texans have been forced to live without power or heat. At least 16 have died since Monday. In a state that’s no stranger to extreme weather and high power demand, how did it all go so wrong?

    Guest: 

    Josh Rhodes, research associate at the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin

     
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    Lizzie O’Leary
     
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    • 23 min

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