Single-payer moves front and center.

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • After Republicans failed to find consensus on an Obamacare repeal, Adam Gaffney, a physician and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, looks at the history of the single-payer system, and considers whether it could ever be adopted in the United States.
  • Pakistan is set to elect a new prime minister today, a week after the country's Supreme Court ousted Nawaz Sharif from leadership based on allegations of corruption. Omar Waraich, a foreign correspondentwho has written for The Atlantic, TIME, and The New Yorker, joins The Takeaway to reflect on the stability of Pakistan's democracy, and what may lie ahead for the country's future.
  • Every night, 34,000 people must reside in immigration detention centers, according to a quota set by Congress, which means the U.S. spends about $2 billion a year on these detention centers. Congressman Bill Foster, who has served in Illinois's 11th congressional district since 2012, discusses alternative approaches and how the issue plays out politically.
  • A new series from The Sporkful podcast, “Your Mom’s Food,” explores race and cooking. Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, explores why some cultural food traditions are passed down through generations, and others aren’t.

This episode is hosted by Todd Zwillich. 

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