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    What Next: The Red States Punishing Green Businesses

    What Next: The Red States Punishing Green Businesses

    State treasurers in red states have been banding together to punish companies that are trying to divest themselves from the fossil fuel industry. But it isn’t clear if, say, BlackRock needs West Virginia more than West Virginia needs BlackRock. And this new front in the culture war may come with a bill that taxpayers have to pay. 

    Guest: David Gelles, correspondent on the Climate desk at The New York Times, covering the intersection of public policy and the private sector.


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    • 25 min
    What Next: Will Kentucky Fail Breonna Taylor Again?

    What Next: Will Kentucky Fail Breonna Taylor Again?

    When Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron investigated the night Breonna Taylor was killed, his office concluded that the two officers who shot Taylor acted in good faith while executing the warrant provided. The Department of Justice’s investigation, however, suggests the warrant itself had false information, without which officers would never have been at Taylor’s home in the first place. Now a candidate for governor, will Cameron pay for his inattention in this high-profile case?

    Guest: Tessa Duvall, Frankfort bureau chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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    • 26 min
    What Next: What the DOJ Should Do About Trump

    What Next: What the DOJ Should Do About Trump

    After an FBI search of Mar-a-lago last week, it was revealed that Donald Trump is being investigated for federal crimes including violating the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice, and criminal handling of government records. How can the Justice Department do its job with the former president calling the investigation a hoax and his supporters demonstrating a willingness to respond violently? Who should be worried here? 

    Guest: Ankush Khardori, contributing writer for New York Magazine's Intelligencer, and contributing editor at POLITICO Magazine.

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    • 29 min
    What Next: Who Influences the Influencers?

    What Next: Who Influences the Influencers?

    During his presidency, Donald Trump demonstrated the power that social media can have in politics. Now, influencers are taking money to spread messages from across the spectrum. Unlike political ads in older media, though, influencers don’t have to disclose who is paying them—or even that they’re being paid at all.

    Guest: Ben Wofford, writer based at Stanford Law School, contributor to Wired. 

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    What Next TBD: Big Pharma’s Bet on Psychedelics

    What Next TBD: Big Pharma’s Bet on Psychedelics

    The psychedelic renaissance is here. But not everyone’s on board.
    Guest: John Semley
    Host: Sonari Glinton
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    • 27 min
    A Word: Designing Wakanda

    A Word: Designing Wakanda

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres in theaters this November. The franchise has provided a showcase for African Americans across the entertainment industry, including those behind the scenes. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson speaks with one of those rising creatives, conceptual artist Phillip Boutte Jr. Boutte left an acting career for film design, working on several sci-fi blockbusters. They discuss how Black Panther has helped change the dynamic for African American film professionals who had struggled to get a foothold in Hollywood.

    Guest: Production designer Phillip Boutte Jr., co-founder of 9B Collective, the first Black owned conceptual artist incubator in the industry.

    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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jstubbs81 ,

Tulsa Massacre

With all due respect, what is Biden supposed to do re: reparations? The republicans will filibuster anything helping anyone. And the house did pass a bill for white supremacy hate crime. Republicans voted against. All of these issues can be addressed if African Americans will turn out and vote. Democrats and Biden’s hands are tied. I 100% support and hope the attorney can get a win for the Tulsa victims. But, to be disappointed in Biden and the Dems is misguided

Margotjd ,

Used to be good. Now nothing but both-sideism garbage.

I used to really like this podcast. But the desperate attempt to “appear neutral” is just so pathetic that it makes this impossible to listen to.

“Yes, this side committed murder, but this side jaywalked. So they’re both criminals and therefore, they’re the same.” This mentality is malpractice & why the American media is failing us all.

As someone with a MA in journalism, who studied propaganda in Europe in the early part of the 20th century, you guys have become the hacks we were warned about.

anthony12275 ,

Ehhh

There are so many ads which I get you need to pay for the podcast upkeep but this is a whole new level. They even open the show w/ ads.

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