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    Gist: Trump Can’t Heal America

    Gist: Trump Can’t Heal America

    On the Gist, guns and violence.
    In the interview, Jody Avirgan and Nicole Hemmer are here to discuss their new podcast This Day in Esoteric Political History. Mike talks to them about Hands Across America, the Johnstown flood, and the meaning of esoteric.
    In the spiel, what is reasonable, and do we need to hear from Trump?
    Email us at thegist@slate.com
    Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.
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    • 37 min
    Hang Up: George Floyd Is a Sports Story

    Hang Up: George Floyd Is a Sports Story

    Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about how the sports world is reacting, and how all of us are reacting, to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. They’re also be joined by ESPN’s Myron Medcalf to talk about college sports, and who is and isn’t speaking out about racial injustice.
    George Floyd (01:12): What athletes and leagues are saying and doing after Floyd’s killing, and what should happen next.
    Floyd and college sports (26:16): Basketball coach LeVelle Moton called out his white colleagues for their silence. Will anything change going forward?
    Afterball (54:06): Joel on George Floyd, Houston high school athlete.
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    What Next: Minneapolis Was a Powder Keg

    What Next: Minneapolis Was a Powder Keg

    The Minneapolis police lost the faith of their community long before the death of George Floyd. How did things get so bad? 
    Guest: Jon Collins, reporter for Minnesota Public Radio and host of 74 Seconds. 
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    • 21 min
    Working: Documentary Theater From Interviews to Final Production

    Working: Documentary Theater From Interviews to Final Production

    This week, host Isaac Butler talks to documentary theater makers Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, whose plays include The Exonerated, about the criminal justice system, and Coal Country, about the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in West Virginia. Blank and Jensen explain how documentary theater works, from interviews with subjects to a live performance where actors perform interview excerpts verbatim. 
    After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss why documentary theater is such a great way to communicate important information to an audience.
    Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com.
    Podcast production by Cameron Drews.
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    • 51 min
    Crisis Conversations: To Have and to Have Not — Family Leave in the Pandemic

    Crisis Conversations: To Have and to Have Not — Family Leave in the Pandemic

    The United States stands virtually alone in the world in failing to guarantee paid maternity leave. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, Congress made history by quickly passing temporary emergency paid family leave – but severely limited who could get it. We’ll hear stories from the field about how the new law continues to create a gulf between the Haves and the Have Nots. 
    Host:
    Brigid Schulte, Director, Better Life Lab at New America
    Guests include:
    Ondrea Patrick, Aldi’s worker, mother and United4Respect Leader who needs but isn’t eligible for paid family leave
    Rebecca Gale, Journalist and author of Emergency Paid Leave Helps Some Families, Leaves Others Adrift in the New York Times
    Marissa Korbel, Lawyer and author of How leave provided by the coronavirus relief bill is saving my sanity while we shelter in place in the Washington Post
    Tanya Goldman, Senior policy analyst & attorney at the Center for Law & Social Progress tracking emergency paid leave implementation
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    • 24 min
    Slate Money: Financial Therapy

    Slate Money: Financial Therapy

    This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski talk to Amanda Clayman, a therapist who specializes in money issues. Amanda answers listener questions and discusses topics like student loan guilt and pandemic money hoarding.

    In the Slate Plus segment: Family history and money. 
     
    Email: slatemoney@slate.com
    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck
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    • 54 min

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