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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.

    What's Different About the Chauvin Trial

    What's Different About the Chauvin Trial

    As Derek Chauvin stands trial for the murder of George Floyd, prosecutors are determined to show the justice system is going to work in this case. Beyond the courtroom, the future of Minneapolis’s relationship with its police department is an open question.
    Guest: Jon Collins, class and criminal justice reporter at Minnesota Public Radio.
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    • 29 min
    TBD | The Rise of the Therapy Apps

    TBD | The Rise of the Therapy Apps

    Since the start of the pandemic, usage of apps like BetterHelp and Talkspace has skyrocketed. These apps might make mental health care more accessible, but are the products they sell really the same as therapy?

    Guest: 
     
    Molly Fischer, features writer for the Cut at New York Magazine

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    Lizzie O’Leary
     
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    • 26 min
    One Man’s Mission to Protect Chinatown

    One Man’s Mission to Protect Chinatown

    In February 2020, Karlin Chan began a group called the Chinatown Block Watch to patrol his New York City neighborhood and act as a “visual deterrent” to anti-Asian attacks. One year and one pandemic later, Chan’s Block Watch is still patrolling the streets, and taking an expansive view of what it means to keep the community safe.
    Guest: Karlin Chan, founder of the Chinatown Block Watch.
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    • 25 min
    How Worried to Be About Michigan

    How Worried to Be About Michigan

    Michigan is currently home to 13 of the worst performing metro areas when it comes to the coronavirus. They recently surpassed 10,000 new cases and their curve has “gone vertical”. With vaccine distribution ramping up across the country, is the Michigan surge a warning for the rest of the country? 
    Guest: Abdul El-Sayed, host of America Dissected
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    • 26 min
    Biden’s Big Swing

    Biden’s Big Swing

    Last week, President Biden rolled out an ambitious infrastructure plan that relies on increased taxes on corporations to fund big changes to America’s infrastructure. His plan goes beyond putting pavement on the ground, and lays out a different vision for what "infrastructure" really means.
    Guest: Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent. 

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    • 25 min
    The Bizarre Origin Story of the Gaetz Scandal

    The Bizarre Origin Story of the Gaetz Scandal

    Last week, The New York Times reported that Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz was under investigation by the Justice Department over his relationships with women recruited online for sex, and whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl. Gaetz gained national attention for his trollish, Trumpian antics and fiery loyalty to the then-president. What happens if the Trump playbook doesn’t work for the 38-year-old congressman? 

    Guest: Jeff Weiner, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Editor for the Orlando Sentinel 

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    • 28 min

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Journalists’ tempo/cadence distracting

So hard to listen to a story with the over emphasized starts and stops. Slows things down too much. I realize this is a trend in journalism but I think it is an unfortunate one.

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stopping gun violence

We have all witnessed violence or know someone who is the victim of violence. My brother was murdered four years ago but I’ve seen my fair share of violence from the Kennedy assassination to Jack Ruby killing Lee Oswald. There is not single person in the world who isn’t aware of what violence does to people, families, communities, and nations. We have to learn how to be in community, look out for each other, support each other, and yes, love each other.

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Every Story is the Same

I used to love this podcast, but every story now is framed the same: How are people of color victims to (fill in the blank). Sometimes the “evidence” is only consists of anecdotal proof.

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