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New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What?

New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What?

A new UN climate report predicts catastrophic damage by climate change by the year 2040. So what do we do now? We talk about technological and political solutions.

Trump Declares War on Poverty Over; Residents of Rural North Carolina Still Struggling to Get By

Battered by both hurricanes Maria and Florence, rural Lumberton, North Carolina, feels politically disconnected from Washington, DC.

Nikki Haley Announces She's Stepping Down as UN Ambassador

How will Nikki Haley's resignation impact the United States' relationships with the rest of the world?

Officer Who Shot 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice is Now Working for Another Police Force

What does the community think of this officer working for their department?

Are We Seeing Voter Disenfranchisement Leading Up to the Midterms? 

As registration deadlines close in before the midterms, we look at what trends may be happening with voter disenfranchisement.

Can the Partisan Empathy Gap Be Fixed?

In the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation, there are deep feelings of resentment on both sides of the aisle. Is that growing anger something that can or should be solved?

Guests:

Megan Mullin

Mark Jacobson

Ashley Balcerzak

Ambassador Michael McFaul

Greg Roby

Jessica Huseman

Lilliana Mason

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New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What?

The remorseful executioner.

August 08, 2017: Frank Thompson is the former superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary, where he oversaw and conducted executions. Now, he works as an advocate against the death penalty. He shares his story today. Plus, The Takeaway examines the turmoil in Venezuela, why some say the Trump Administration is playing politics with nursing homes, elections in Kenya and Detroit, and strategies for cutting the U.S. prison population in half. 

The remorseful executioner.

'Shadow Brokers,' Facial Recognition, Dog Days of Summer

August 18, 2016:

1. Was This NSA 'Hack' a Russian Plot or an Inside Job? (11 min)

2. The Inferno: Summer Heat Batters Public Housing Residents (6 min)

3. Female Jail Population Skyrockets in The U.S. (6 min)

4. Super Facial Recognition: A New Reality for Police (7 min)

5. A Strategy for Reducing Underwater Noise Pollution (7 min)

'Shadow Brokers,' Facial Recognition, Dog Days of Summer

The Price of Justice, When Summer's No Vacation, Design and Desire

June 16, 2016:

1. How the 2016 Election Could Reshape the Electoral Map (8 min)

2. After Orlando, Republican Strategist Thinks Twice About Trump (3 min)

3. When Being Convicted Means Paying Forever (7 min)

4. For Some Parents, Summer's No Vacation (8 min)

5. Design as the Invention of Desire (7 min)

The Price of Justice, When Summer's No Vacation, Design and Desire

Machine Control, Citizen Scientists, Reality TV

May 18, 2016:

1. What Happens When The Machines Don't Need Us Anymore (10 min)

2. Wealth, Poverty, and The Clinton Welfare Legacy (6 min)

3. While Congress Debates Zika, Citizen Scientists Fight Mosquitoes (9 min)

4. When Transparency is Abused (5 min)

5. As Reality TV Dies Off, Execs Look Towards the Future (7 min)

Machine Control, Citizen Scientists, Reality TV