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Why Are So Many Inmates at This Federal Prison Dying?
There are 100 federal prisons across the U.S. An NPR investigation found that a quarter of those deaths happened at a single location.
How New York City Became the Center Of a Debate Over Immigration
New York City has become an unlikely battleground for migrant rights.
What the US-Iran Prisoner Swap Means For the Family of a Man Freed After 8 Years
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Babak Namazi on what the US-Iran prisoner swap means for his family.
California's Big Oil Lawsuit Strategy Mirrors Fight Against Big Tobacco
The state of California has filed a massive lawsuit against oil companies.
The charge is that oil companies knew they were causing climate change, and lied to cover it up. And now, California is suing for damages.
The state is suing to force fossil fuel companies to help fund recovery efforts related to California's extreme weather related events — floods, fire, dangerous heat --which have been made more common and intense by climate change.
Back in the 1990s, states across the country sued tobacco companies - demanding that they be compensated for healthcare costs associated with treating people for smoking-related illnesses.
It was a long and complicated process, but states won more than $360 billion. The victory brought a big change to the tobacco industry, forcing companies to accurately label cigarettes as potentially lethal, and limiting where and how cigarettes could be marketed.
Host Ailsa Chang speaks with Richard Wiles, president of the Center for Climate Integrity on the ramifications of the climate lawsuit.
U.S.-Iran Exchange Prisoners – A Year Since the Death of Masha Amini Sparked Protests
On Monday, five Americans who were imprisoned in Iran, stepped off a plane in Doha, Qatar. They were freed as part of a prisoner exchange deal between the U.S. and Iran.
Speaker McCarthy and the Impeachment Inquiry
Many view House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden as a political move to protect his right flank.
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Love this recap of the stories I missed from not listening in the morning. Thrilled they don't include Sunday Morning (the host on Sundays has a HORRIBLE voice). Also posting this to counter those people who think this is a FB page and are posting their opinions on individual stories instead of the entire podcast.)
Ailsa chang is my favorite host of consider this 💕
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