The Evolution of the Executive

Every president leaves their mark on the office of the presidency. The office of the presidency also leaves its mark on every person who holds it. This week, we broadcast from the Presidential Ideas F


How the 2020 Democratic candidates are preparing for the primaries

This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: a surprising figure has come forward in the impeach trump movement…and no one seems happy about it! Correspondant Tim Alberta joins Scott to talk about


Rethinking education reform

Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policyBernie's charter school plan - linkHarris' teacher pay plan - linkElizabeth Warren's case against the neighborhood schoo



It was supposed to be infrastructure week for real this time.


Week In The News: Impeachment Clamor, Migrant Children Deaths, Severe Weather

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she prays for the nation amid impeachment cries.A sixth migrant child dies in U.S. custody. Tornadoes, floods slam the Plains and Midwest. Activists rally for abortion


What We Can Learn From Tracking Trump's Falsehoods

The Washington Post has been tracking every false or misleading claim Trump has made while in office. In this episode, we dig into the database.


Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 23

A growing number of states are passing laws banning abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The team talks about the politics surrounding the issue. Plus a 2020 campaign update including former Vic


The “Legitimate Legislative Purpose” Edition

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Trump’s refusal to cooperate with Congress; whether Democratic presidential candidates should appear on Fox News; and the new book The Queen with


Trump Scorches Democrats As Pelosi Broaches Prospect Of 'Impeachable Offense'

Negotiations over a potential infrastructure program fizzled on Wednesday as a White House meeting between President Trump and Democrats escalated into blame-trading and political threats — including


'The World Hears You': Anita Hill Applauds Lesley University Graduates' Activism

Anita Hill,who in 1991 testified that then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her, told Lesley University students a better world is possible.


On The Trail With Pete Buttigieg

In an ongoing series the NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. This episode Tamara Keith and Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters sit down with


What New York City Owes Eric Garner

Mara Gay, New York Times editorial board member and Phil Stinson, professor and criminologist at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, reports on the latest from the administrative trial of police o


The loneliness of Justin Amash

Jane, Dara, and Matt analyze the Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.White paper


Have Americans Changed Their Minds On Abortion?

The politics team examines Bill de Blasio's theory of the case, the rationale behind seemingly conflicting numbers on abortion and ask if Democrats can win the Senate in 2020.


Bonus Bill – Ep. #496

Listen in on the jokes only Bill’s audience got to hear.


How Fury Can Fuel the Fight for Reproductive Rights

In the wake of Alabama's abortion bans, more statesannounce their rollbacks on reproductive rights.Rebecca Traister, for New York Magazine and the author of, most recently, Good and Ma


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