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Democracy & Politics:

  • Long Hours Ahead? Here Are the Best Bite Podcast Episodes For Your Road Trip
    by Jenny Luna on August 19, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Whether you’re heading to Oregon to see Monday’s eclipse or getting ready for an annual technicolor party in the Nevada desert, you’re going to have a lot of time in the car. While you’re stuck in traffic thinking about your next meal—or roadside pie stop or gas station junk food binge—tune into Bite, the Mother [… […]

  • Turn to the Volcanoes. They Are Our Electric Future.
    by Nathalie Baptiste on August 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    This story was originally published by Newsweek and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Electric cars and smartphones of the future could be powered by supervolcanoes like Yellowstone after scientists discovered that ancient deposits within them contain huge reservoirs of lithium—a chemical element used to make lithium-ore […]

Culture Wars:
  • Trump’s Shortsighted Tirades at Republicans Could Hurt Him
    by Ed Brayton on August 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Reuters points out something rather obvious, which is that his now constant attacks on Republican senators could come back to haunt him if he faces impeachment charges later. He’s alienating and insulting the very people who would have to vote on whether to remove him from office. More than half of the 11 Republicans on [… […]

  • Wikileaks Cared Only About Affecting 2016 Election
    by Ed Brayton on August 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Foreign Policy has a report that Wikileaks refused to publish a huge cache of material that exposed the goings-on at the Kremlin in 2016, at the same time they were releasing emails to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign that were hacked under orders from Putin. WikiLeaks declined to publish a wide-ranging trove of documents — at [… […]

  • Crimethinc: Why We Fought in Charlottesville
    by Agency on August 18, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I am one of the thousands of people who confronted Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. I am a blue-collar person,... […]

  • Mark Bray: Who are the antifa?
    by Agency on August 18, 2017 at 4:11 am

    On Monday, President Trump capitulated to the popular demand that he distance himself from his comment that “many sides” were to blame in Charlottesville... […]

  • Gutted
    by WNYC Studios on August 18, 2017 at 4:00 am

    In the 1960s, pollution was a visible, visceral problem, and public pressure led a Republican president to create the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, the GOP wants to slash the agency's budget and roll back "burdensome" environmental regulations. The story of how the environment went from bipartisan issue to political battleground. Also, journalists and […]

  • Bob's Docs Episode Three: Prurience
    by WNYC Studios on August 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

    For the month of August we’ll be running a series of interviews Bob has done over the years with documentary filmmakers. In the OTM office, the producers have been referring to the collection as “Bob’s docs.” Over the next few weeks we’ll go through some themes of documentary film-making, from prurience to access to the personal journey. This week's theme is […]