Today 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.
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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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Republicans For President Bash “Union Bosses”, Not Actual Bosses, In UAW Strike
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23:46Last night, all but one of the GOP presidential frontrunners weighed in on the United Auto Workers strike from the debate stage, while Trump weighed in from a competing event with non-unionized workers. On Today's Show:Jeff Stein, White House economics reporter for The Washington Post, talks about how the GOP presidential hopefuls address the issues raised by the UAW strike as they meet for a second debate.
New Yorker Editor David Remnick On The “Gerontocracy”
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20:24What does it mean for our government that so many key elected officials and candidates are significantly older than the median age of the country? On Today's Show:David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and the host of "The New Yorker Radio Hour" talks about current politics, including his recent article called "The Washington Gerontocracy."
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Former Bernie Sanders Adviser Has A New Book On Actually Ending Child Poverty
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23:30Last year, the child poverty rose more than it ever has since the Census started recording it in 2009, more than doubling from 5.2 percent in 2021 to 12.4 percent in 2022. On Today's Show:Through the story of three North Philadelphia children and drawing on his research, Nikhil Goyal, sociologist and policymaker who served as senior policy advisor on education and children for Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Committee on the Budget and the author of Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty (Metropolitan Books, 2023), shows how poverty limits the lives of U.S. children and offers policy solutions.
“**** Through A Goose”: Freedom Caucus vs. Problem Solvers Caucus On A Government Shutdown
25:27With next weekend's looming government shutdown, the Republicans' more right-wing Freedom Caucus is seeking to reign in its more moderate Problem Solvers Caucus. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Andrew Garbarino (R, NY2) talks about his work in Congress, including as a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, as the House Republicans grapple with passing a plan to fund the government without the support of some extreme right members.
The Innovative Climate Lawsuits Taking Governments And Fossil Fuel Companies To Court
20:42An al Jazeera podcast has been looking into stories of environmental activists using the courts in the US and abroad to hold their governments to their carbon emissions commitments. On Today's Show:Amanda Burrell, executive producer and correspondent of Al Jazeera English’s series earthrise, explains how activists are turning to the legal system to achieve climate-related goals, and reflects on climate solutions more broadly.
Democrats and Republicans See The UAW Strike Very Differently
24:58The United Auto Workers are striking for higher wages and job security measures as the industry transitions to include electric vehicles. On Today's Show:Neal Boudette, Michigan-based New York Times reporter covering the auto industry talks about the economics of the auto industry and what's at stake in the strike.
Pre-2024 Voting Rights News On National Voter Registration Day
22:57For National Voter Registration Day, we take a look at the state of voting rights and ballot access ahead of the 2024 presidential election season. On Today's Show:Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org, talks about registering to vote and issues affecting voter access ahead of 2024 and Sean Morales-Doyle, director of the voting rights and elections program at the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the voting rights nationally and in New York State.
Climate Marchers Target Biden While Oil Companies Target Climate Protesters
23:01As the United Nations General Assembly meets this week at its NYC headquarters, we kick off Climate Week with a look at the aims of climate protesters, and their detractors. On Today's Show:Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, talks about related events in the city, including Sunday's climate march, plus introduces his group's journalism awards, which honor the best climate journalists and their work. Plus, Amy Westervelt, climate journalist and the executive editor of Drilled, a multimedia climate accountability reporting project and one of Covering Climate Now's climate journalists of the year, talks about her work and how it fits into climate coverage.
Refugees Are Told Where They Can Start Life In The U.S. How About Asylum Seekers?
22:29With an influx of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from various countries continuing to arrive in the US, we explore the nuances of immigration law. On Today's Show:Julia Preston, contributing writer for The Marshall Project, talks about why a possible work-permit solution isn't accessible to more asylum seekers, New York City officials' calls for a "decompression" strategy, and news that a federal judge has ruled DACA unconstitutional.
Impeach Biden On, Um, What Exactly?
22:18As Congress returns from summer recess, they face several important issues, including averting a budget-related shutdown, and whether the GOP can impeach Biden for his son's dealings. On Today's Show:Annie Karni, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, discusses this development and other headlines in Congressional news.