Persuasion Is Still Possible: MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan on Winning Political Arguments
A lot has changed about our political discourse over the past decade.
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Mehdi Hasan, journalist and host of The Mehdi Hasan Show on MSNBC and Peacock and the author of Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking (Henry Holt and Co., 2023), offers pointers for persuading people with winning arguments.
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SCOTUS Rules: Voting Rights Act 'Lives To Fight Another Day'
10 godzin temu
9:53A surprise 5-4 Supreme Court decision means the Voting Rights Act will "live to fight another day," after ruling that Alabama's election map under-counted Black voters. On Today's Show:Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution (The New Press, 2022), breaks down the latest Supreme Court decision impacting voting rights
We Ask The Army Secretary About China, Gender Pronouns, More
1 dzień temu
21:41Today an official from the US Armed Forces discussed the state of the country's military readiness, and its role in the conflict in Ukraine, and tensions with China. On Today's Show:Christine Wormuth, secretary of the U.S. Army, talks about recruiting and readiness challenges within the army, her professional role in the Defense Department, and the military's role in conflicts around the globe.
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The Climate Implications Of The Debt Ceiling Deal
3 dni temu
20:03In order to reach an agreement to avoid a US government default, negotiations included some measures that could have an impact on the federal government's climate policy. On Today's Show:Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, offers a look at what the debt ceiling agreement means for key climate measures and how climate-related policy is shaping up as an election issue.
How the "God Gap" Could Decide the 2024 Election
20:21The number of Americans who are part of any organized religion has been dropping for decades, and over the past ten years, dropped by about 11 points. On Today's Show: Ryan Burge, associate professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University, research director for Faith Counts, and the author of The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going (Fortress Press, 2021), digs into the patterns around the country and explains how the trend might affect presidential politics in 2024 and beyond.
The Writers Strike At One Month: Actors May Be Next
21:43It's been one month since the Writers' Guild Of America's strike began. On Today's Show:Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, vice president of film/television/streaming for Writers Guild of America East, talks about the strike, how it's affecting productions and more related news.
Experiencing “Gender Euphoria” and Trans Masculinity and Femininity
22:23Happy Pride Month! We kick off our conversations about LGBTQIA+ lives by exploring how to think about how masculinity and femininity can instill a feeling of "gender euphoria." On Today's Show:Tuck Woodstock, journalist, educator and host of the Gender Reveal podcast, and Imara Jones, journalist, and founder and creator of Translash Media, and callers that identify as transgender shed light on what it's like to live as a trans person, what gives them gender euphoria, and answer most commonly asked questions about being trans.
Maria Hinojosa’s Take on Uvalde and Guns One Year Later
19:50Last May, a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Uvalde, TX. A year later, we look at how the community has changed, and how the nation's thinking on gun control has evolved. On Today's Show:Maria Hinojosa, founder of Futuro Media and president of Futuro Investigates, anchor and executive producer of Latino USA, and the author of the Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America (Simon and Schuster, 2020), examines the tragedy at Robb Elementary School and where we go from here.
Post-Memorial Day Idea: Let’s Not Go To War With China
20:35Where does the US stand on the international stage now, when it comes to current conflicts as in Ukraine, and potential conflicts, as with China's and Taiwan? On Today's Show:Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster, 2020), shares his analysis of why it's a good thing that tensions between the U.S. and China are apparently thawing somewhat, plus the latest news on Russia's war in Ukraine.
So You Married An Insurrectionist: Talking With Stewart Rhodes' Ex-Wife
22:25We talk about the systemic issues that lead to right wing radicalization, and about some of the personal factors that contributed to an influential insurrectionist's life trajectory. On Today's Show:Anna Sale, creator and host of the WNYC podcast Death, Sex & Money, and Micah Loewinger, correspondent for WNYC's On the Media, discuss their interview with the ex-wife of Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes, who was just sentenced to 18 years in prison in his seditious conspiracy case.
How We All Might Be Affected If The Government Defaults
22:07The US government's 'debt ceiling' negotiations continue, but the complexities of the national debt and the global economy obfuscate what the real impact might be if we surpass it. On Today's Show:Jeff Stein, White House economics reporter for The Washington Post, explains what will actually happen in the U.S. if the government hits the debt ceiling, and shares his analysis of how the negotiations to prevent that are going.