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U.S. Companies Top Plastic Waste Report; Police Training
A new analysis finds just 20 companies are responsible for more than half of the world's throwaway single-use plastic waste. Two U.S.-based companies top the list. Roben Farzad, host of public radio's "Full Disclosure," explains. And, Ervin Staub, a psychology expert, talks to us about his police intervention training and research.
The Black Keys On 'Delta Kream'; A Sustainable 'Fashion Cookbook'
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys talk about their new album "Delta Kream," which has covers of many Mississippi blues classics. And, design label ADIFF is tackling fashion's waste problem through its new book, "Open Source Fashion Cookbook." The book offers recipes and tips for DIY sustainable designs. ADIFF's co-founders join us.
'The Whiteness Of Wealth' Book; Taking Pictures Of Birds
In "The Whiteness of Wealth," tax law professor and author Dorothy Brown argues that the U.S. systems for generating wealth inherently favor white Americans while penalizing Black Americans. We speak with her. And, marine biologist Huw Griffiths takes amazingly clear and close-up photos of birds. He explains how he does it.
Sebastian Junger On 'Freedom'; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
In his new book, "Freedom," Sebastian Junger tries to unpack the tension between freedom and community. He joins us. And, the latest conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip has entered the second week of fighting. Khaled Elgindy of the Middle East Institute explains what's driving the conflict.
Barack Obama Examines Masculinity; 'The Underground Railroad'
Aarti Shahani, host of the WBEZ podcast "Art of Power," talks about her interview with former President Barack Obama about the role of toxic masculinity in our society. And, Amazon's "The Underground Railroad" depicts beautiful images of Black people, but it also features explicit depictions of violence against them. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tells us more.
To Mask Or Not To Mask; 'Land-Grab Universities'
The CDC says vaccinated Americans no longer have to wear masks. While the move signals a return to normal, it also stands in contrast to guidelines from states and local governments. And, land-grant universities broadened access to higher education in the U.S. at the expense of Native Americans. We speak with a reporter about "land-grab universities."
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Great podcast. Been listening for years.
Before quarantine I’d listen to H&N from time to time to catch Tonya. Her voice is dynamic but even more than that she’s authoritative and on the pulse of what’s happening in the world today. I like Robin Young too, she’s soft spoken and seems like a nice lady. But when those two are not there this show feels like background noise.