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2024-06-18

  And the nominee is...? Who will Trump Pick for V.P.?

We are just weeks away from one of the biggest political events of the election campaign season: the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Former President Donald Trump is, of course, the party's presumptive nominee, but he's yet to announce his...
2024-06-17

  The federal government puts warnings on tobacco and alcohol. Is social media next?

Vivek Murthy, U.S. surgeon general, has called attention to what he has called the 'youth mental health crisis' that is currently happening in the U.S.This week, he published an op-ed in The New York Times calling for social media warning labels like t...
2024-06-16

  25 years on, 'Boys Don't Cry' remains a milestone in trans cinema

As part of his ongoing look at groundbreaking films from 1999, host Scott Detrow speaks with Kimberly Peirce, the writer-director of Boys Don't Cry. The film starred Hillary Swank, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Brandon Teena, a young transgende...
2024-06-14

  Could the U.K. election mean an off-ramp from personality politics?

As the U.K. gears up for a July election, polls show the liberal Labour Party ahead of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservatives by a hefty margin.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
2024-06-13

  When it comes to the Israel-Gaza war, the split in opinion is generational

After the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel that killed more than 1,100 people, President Joe Biden expressed America's backing for its Middle Eastern ally. But that same month, polls showed that support for Israel among American voters was not unwav...
2024-06-12

  What a second Biden or Trump presidency could mean for American allies and foes

America is facing two very different futures on the world stage after November. If former President Trump wins, he's promised to fundamentally re-evaluate the NATO alliance, reshape global trade and overhaul the Pentagon, State Department and intellige...
2024-06-11

  Does artificial intelligence deliver immortality?

Michael Bommer likely only has a few weeks left to live. A couple years ago, he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.Then, an opportunity arose to build an interactive artificial intelligence version of himself through a friend's company, Eternos, ...
2024-06-10

  Can the U.S. force a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas?

On Saturday, Israeli special forces rescued four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, killing at least 270 Palestinians and injuring hundreds in the process. The rescue of the hostages was a moment of triumph for the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Ne...
2024-06-09

  COVID Funding Is Ending For Schools. What Will it Mean for Students?

Billions of dollars in federal COVID funding is set to expire for K-12 schools.Educators across the country say the extra money helped students catch up, and plenty of students still need that support.Some schools say losing the the money, received ove...
2024-06-07

  'Double disapprovers' could decide the election. Here's what they say

With the presidential election approaching, some voters are wondering how we again ended up with Donald Trump and Joe Biden as the presumptive nominees.Recent focus groups with swing voters put into words why some people are turning away from the main ...