Some soccer fans intend to boycott the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which begins next Sunday in the gulf state nation of Qatar, over concerns about the country's human rights and labor records.
On Today's Show:
Dan Friedman, writer, digital consultant and former Executive Editor of the Forward, tells us the history of this World Cup and why it matters.
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The Public Grief That Follows Police Violence
5 godzin temu
21:28When police kill innocent Black people, victims' families are often thrust into a public mourning that's partially an tragic spectacle, and partially a motivator of change. On Today's Show:Charles Blow, New York Times opinion columnist, author and MSNBC political analyst, shares his thoughts on how family members of Black men and boys murdered by police officers are forced to mourn in public, and reflects on the week since the video was released.
Rep. Daniel Goldman On Santos, And The Democrats' House Minority
1 dzień temu
21:00A freshman House Democrat from New York brings the latest news from Congress, plus his analysis on George Santos, investigations into Trump, and more. On Today's Show:Rep. Dan Goldman (D, NY-10), former lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of President Trump in 2019, and former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District NY, talks about the latest news from Congress.
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If 500 COVID Deaths A Day Is No Longer An 'Emergency,' What Is It?
2 dni temu
20:15What are we to call this phase of living with COVID-19, as a new variant dubbed "the Kraken" emerges, and as federal emergency measures are set to expire soon? On Today's Show:Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD, infectious disease physician with a PhD in molecular medicine, researcher at Columbia, Optum chief of the division of Infectious Disease, president of Parasites Without Borders and co-host of the podcast "This Week in Virology", talks about what it means that President Biden plans to end the COVID emergency in May, planning for future boosters, and what we know about the "kraken" subvariant.
Elie Honig On Prosecuting Trump And The Accused Memphis Cops
23:46What's similar, and what's different, about the way the justice system treats the rich (like Trump), the powerful (like police officers), and average Americans? On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, author of Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away with It (Harper, 2023), and former New Jersey and federal prosecutor, talks about the way the criminal justice system works differently for those with wealth and power, as well as weighing in on the prosecution of the police officers charged in the death of Tyre Nichols.
One Rogue Cop Is A Bad Apple, Five Is A System
22:04Amid the outrage over the killing of Tyre Nichols by police, we take stock of the discussion about whether the issue is individual cops, or the structure and culture of policing. On Today's Show:Janai Nelson, president and director-counsel of the Legal Defense Fund, talks about the murder charges for the former Memphis police officers in the death of Tyre Nichols, the release of the videotape of the encounter, and the federal civil rights investigation into the incident.
Steve Kornacki and Nicole Hemmer on the ‘90s Roots of Today's Radical Right
22:43The year 1993 saw the inauguration of a Democratic U.S. president and a Republican mayor of New York. We're exploring the dynamics that took root when Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani rose to the height of their political power—and their impact on the world in 2023.On Today's Show:How today's hyper-partisanship got its start in the 1990s. Guests: Nicole Hemmer, political historian and founding director of the Rogers Center for the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, co-host of the podcasts This Day in Esoteric Political History and Past Present and the author of Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries who Remade American Politics in the 1990s (Basic Books, 2022) and Steve Kornacki, national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and the author of The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism (Ecco, 2018).
Fentanyl Business Model Includes Killing Customers
27:38The powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl is responsible for a continued rise in overdose deaths in New York City and across the country. On Today's Show:Sam Quinones, independent journalist and the author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic and The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth, and Courtney McKnight, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at NYU's School of Global Public Health, talk about the drug and what makes it so life-threatening and resistant to efforts to stem its abuse.
Will No-Abortion States Start Imprisoning Women?
18:41On Today's Show:Shefali Luthra, a healthcare reporter at the 19th, discusses new FDA rules allowing pharmacies to distribute abortion pills, how red states are responding to underground pill movements, and how abortion access has changed in the 50 years since the Roe v. Wade decision.
How Bill Clinton's Political Moment Shaped Ours
25:22On the 30th anniversary of Pres. Bill Clinton's inauguration, we explore the the short- and long-term impacts of his tenure. On Today's Show: Eleanor Clift, columnist for The Daily Beast, and David Maraniss, associate editor at The Washington Post, Pulitizer Prize-winning reporter, and the author of several books and biographies, including First in His Class: A Biography Of Bill Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 1995) and his latest, Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe (Simon & Schuster, 2022), discuss the Clinton campaign and the factors leading to his victory.
Colette Coleman and Callers on 'Selling Houses While Black'
21:56Thanks to redlining, we know that historically, Black people have faced historical barriers to purchasing property. What about trying to *sell* property as a Black real estate agent? On Today's Show:Colette Coleman, a writer focused on race and equity, discusses her New York Times article "Selling Houses While Black" about the challenges faced, and strategies adopted, by Black real estate agents, who are underrepresented in the profession and earn less than their white counterparts.