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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 | How One Block Got Through It

    TBD | How One Block Got Through It

    Over the past five months, city blocks have been slipping away. Bars are closed; restaurants are half-empty; retail is shuttered. As the country returns to varying states of lockdown, how long can these blocks hold on?
     
    This week: how one commercial strip on Chicago’s South Side is weathering the pandemic. 
     
    Guests:
    Nedra Sims Fears, executive director of the Greater Chatham Initiative
    Brian d'Antignac, The Woodshop
    Jaidah Wilson-Turnbow, Frances Cocktail Lounge
    Zoie Reams, Brown Sugar Bakery
     
     
    Host
    Henry Grabar
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    • 22 min
    Solving the Child Care Crisis

    Solving the Child Care Crisis

    Even before the pandemic child care was a long, simmering crisis. With the fall approaching and school reopenings in flux, many parents are asking themselves the same question: what am I going to do with my kid? America has solved a child care crisis before, the question is whether the country can muster up the energy (and money) to do so again.
    Guest: Betsey Stevenson is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Michigan.
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    • 21 min
    A Teacher Weighs Her Options

    A Teacher Weighs Her Options

    Schools in Oklahoma are preparing to reopen, but special education teacher Nancy Shively won’t be among the teachers going back to school. Shively, who has pre-existing medical conditions, has been forced to choose between her own health and the education of her students. She says President Trump’s response to the coronavirus has led her to question her support for him and the Republican Party. 
    Guest: Nancy Shively, a teacher from Skiatook, Oklahoma 
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    • 23 min
    Republicans Are Freaking Out About Kansas

    Republicans Are Freaking Out About Kansas

    Tuesday’s Kansas Senate primary has Republican party leadership concerned. Polls show that Barbara Bollier, a former Republican turned Democrat, stands a chance in the general election against one of the leading Republicans in the primary, Kris Kobach. So much so in fact that a pro-Democrat super PAC has been running ads in favor of Kobach, hoping to face off against him in November. How would a Kobach win on Tuesday upend the battle for control of the Senate? And what are Republicans doing to stop him?
    Guest: Dave Weigel covers politics for the Washington Post.
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    • 17 min
    The U.S. Takes On TikTok

    The U.S. Takes On TikTok

    The past couple of weeks have seen some alarming developments in the U.S.-China relationship. Among them is how the United States plans to deal with the wildly popular Chinese social media app TikTok. The debate over the social giant has reached the White House and discussions of what to do about it have ranged from an outright ban to Microsoft acquiring U.S. operations of the app.
    What makes TikTok a threat to national security? And what does this whole episode say about where U.S.-China relations are heading?
    Guest: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, reporter for Axios and author of the Axios China newsletter. 
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    • 20 min
    TBD | When America Can’t Pay the Rent

    TBD | When America Can’t Pay the Rent

    For the last four months, federal and state eviction moratoria have kept Americans in their apartments, even if they couldn’t pay rent. Now, with financial relief in question, and moratoria set to expire, the first of the month might look very different for millions of Americans.

    Guests:
    Emily, a resident of Chicago’s Northwest Side
    Mark Durakovic, principal at Kass Management
    Peter Hepburn, analyst at Princeton’s Eviction Lab

    Host
    Henry Grabar
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    • 25 min

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