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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    The Sunday Read: ‘This Isn’t the California I Married’

    The Sunday Read: ‘This Isn’t the California I Married’

    Elizabeth Weil, the author of today’s Sunday Read, writes that, in her marriage, there was a silent third spouse: California.

    “The state was dramatic and a handful,” Weil writes. “But she was gorgeous, and she brought into our lives, through the natural world, all the treasure and magic we’d need.”

    However, for Weil, there is internal conflict living in a state where wildfires have become the norm. She describes living through a discontinuity in which previously held logic fails to stand up to reality.

    Today, Weil analyzes the sources of California’s crisis — from the impact of colonization and the systemic erasure of Indigenous practices to the significant loss of fire-management practices and critical dryness caused by global warming.

    In California, as in much of the world, climate anxiety and climate futurism coalesce into trans-apocalyptic pessimism. But, in spite of the doom, Weil suggests the situation is not completely devoid of hope.

    • 46 min
    The Life and Legacy of Sidney Poitier

    The Life and Legacy of Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier, who was Hollywood’s first Black matinee idol and who helped open the door for Black actors in the film industry, died last week. He was 94.

    For Wesley Morris, a Times culture critic, it is Mr. Poitier — not John Wayne, Cary Grant or Marilyn Monroe — who is the greatest American movie star.

    “His legacy is so much wider and deeper than the art itself,” Wesley said. “This man has managed to affect what we see, how we relate to people, who we think we are, who we should aspire to be. And if that’s not a sign of greatness, I don’t know what is.”

    • 39 min
    ‘The Kids Are Casualties in a War’

    ‘The Kids Are Casualties in a War’

    As the highly infectious Omicron variant surged, a high-stakes battle played out between Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago and the city’s teachers’ union about how to keep schools open and safe.

    We chart this battle on the ground in Chicago, speaking with teachers, parents and students about the standoff.

    • 31 min
    Russia and the U.S. Face Off Over Ukraine

    Russia and the U.S. Face Off Over Ukraine

    The diplomatic talks in Geneva this week are of a kind not seen in a long time: an effort to defuse the possibility of a major war in Europe.

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has amassed military equipment and personnel on the border with Ukraine.
    President Biden has warned that there will be consequences if Mr. Putin decides to invade, but what can Washington do to impel the Kremlin to back down?

    • 27 min
    This Covid Surge Feels Different

    This Covid Surge Feels Different

    The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a reputation for causing mild illness, yet it’s fueling a staggering rise in hospitalizations across the country.

    In some of the early hot spots for the variant, emergency rooms are filling up, hospitals are being flooded with new patients and there aren’t enough staff to care for all of them.

    We explore why the Omicron surge is leading to hospitalizations and hear from doctors about what they are seeing, and why this surge feels different from the ones that came before.

    • 21 min
    The Rise and Fall of the Golden Globes

    The Rise and Fall of the Golden Globes

    This year’s Golden Globes ceremony was muted. Instead of a celebrity-filled evening, broadcast on NBC, the results were live tweeted from a room in the Beverly Hilton.

    It was the culmination of years of controversy for the awards and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind them.

    Who are the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and how did one of the biggest awards shows get to this point?

    • 28 min

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Kshan92 ,

Review on 1/13/22 Podcast

As a Chicago Native, I was so excited to see that you covered this issue that affected almost everyone here in the city and is a pressing topic nationwide. One thing that I was sad to see wasn't included was how the CPS teachers were actually LOCKED OUT of their emails while CPS and CTU were going back and forth. They simply could not sign in nor could anyone send anything to those cps emails. The teachers couldnt even work or prepare if they wanted to! It was hard to see my sister and her husband (both CPS teachers) go through this. Thank you for covering this though.

fridericvik ,

Hahaaaa

So now they r giving the regular flu&colds names to scare ppl into getting their poison!Ppl R sheep!

Tofukity ,

Come One Come All

I’m only listening to this podcast because I can not think for myself.

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