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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.

    Mary Trump’s Truth

    Mary Trump’s Truth

    It is impossible to write a surprising book about Donald Trump, but you can’t fault people for trying. Mary Trump writes that her uncle lived an “institutionalized” life, but was plainly never loved by his parents. John Bolton writes that the president is incapable of grasping what’s best for the national interest. Both authors reach familiar conclusions with (somewhat juicy) new details. We’ll take it. 
    Guest: Washington Post reporter Shane Harris.
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    • 28 min
    How Activists Brought Down a Massive Gas Pipeline

    How Activists Brought Down a Massive Gas Pipeline

    Local activists never expected the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to go bust. Now they’re asking each other: How did that victory happen? And can it be replicated?
    Guest: Lyndsey Gilpin, founder and editor-in-chief of Southerly. 
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    • 25 min
    How California Created Its Newest COVID Hotspot

    How California Created Its Newest COVID Hotspot

    At the end of May, California’s oldest prison, San Quentin, had zero reported cases of COVID-19. Now, the facility has more than 1,300. Guards are falling ill. Some inmates are refusing tests, making it difficult to track the severity of the outbreak. One federal judge says the only way to save lives at this point is for the governor to approve a widespread release of inmates. 
    Guest: Megan Cassidy, reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. 
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    • 17 min
    The Economy Still Has the Virus

    The Economy Still Has the Virus

    Republicans have begun embracing masks. It’s a welcome change -- but it’s also an economic indicator. 
    Guest: Slate’s Jordan Weissmann. 
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    • 23 min
    TBD | What's a City Without the Office?

    TBD | What's a City Without the Office?

    Since March, white-collar offices in major cities across the United States have stood empty. Now, with growing evidence that the workforce is equally effective at home, companies and designers are starting to rethink the office—what it looks like, what it’s used for, and if it’s really needed at all.

    But this wholesale reimagining of office life comes at a cost. How will the severe reduction of commuters transform American cities?

    Guests:
    John Capobianco, principal at IA Interior Architects
    Hannah Hackathorn, principal at Unispace
    Ellen Baer, BID president, Hudson Square
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    • 19 min
    The Godfather of the Anti-Immigration Movement

    The Godfather of the Anti-Immigration Movement

    How did a small-town eye doctor mastermind an anti-immigration movement premised on racism?
    Guest: Hassan Ahmad, founder of the HMA Law Firm in Virginia. He is suing the University of Michigan to unseal the complete archives of the late John Tanton.
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    This episode originally aired in July 2019.
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    • 20 min

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