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Relationship Between Police and Media Grows Increasingly Tense 2020-06-18

Relationship Between Police and Media Grows Increasingly Tense

As the uprising for racial justice continues around the country, journalists in the United States are increasingly the targets of direct and hostile confrontations with law enforcement.

Why Are States Criminalizing Fossil Fuel Protests?

Some states have been quietly passing laws to criminalize fossil fuel protests amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  

COVID19 Budget Cuts Prevent Many from Accessing Subsidized Summer Programs

New York City's budget proposal has $235 million worth of cuts to public summer programs. Many low income families could be affected without access to these programs. 

What Juneteenth Means At this Moment

Juneteenth commemorates the day when enslaved people in Texas learned about their emancipation, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Relationship Between Police and Media Grows Increasingly Tense 2020-06-18

A Year After Harvey, Communities Are Still Rebuilding

1. Hurricane Harvey made landfall this week last year, when it slammed into Texas’s Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm. Harvey killed 66 people and caused 125 billion dollars in damage, making it the second-costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

2. The Holocaust Deniers and White Supremacists on the Ballot this Fall

3. A White Shark Nursery in the Waters Off New York City May Provide Clues to Oceanic Health

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A Year After Harvey, Communities Are Still Rebuilding

President Trump Holds Historic Meeting with Kim Jong-un

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a groundbreaking meeting in Singapore. It was the highest-level contact between North Korean and American officials in history. The Takeaway speaks with North Korean defector Yeonmi Park. Plus, we discuss the recent order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop granting domestic abuse or gang violence victims asylum status; the historical significance of ranked choice voting in Maine; what the future of the internet may look after the death of net neutrality; and our summer reading picks. 

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President Trump Holds Historic Meeting with Kim Jong-un

Sideshow Podcast: Teach Me How to Summah (feat. Howard Kremer)

Most comedians have just a few memorable bits; Howard Kremer has just one. Good thing he managed to build a comedy empire on it. A few years ago, Kremer had an epiphany while on the beach in Los Angeles: there was nothing more important in life than making the most of the summer — which Kremer calls “summah” in honor of his native New Jersey. “There it is! That’s the crux of the debate!” he said. If you have to choose between work and adult responsibilities and enjoying a summer day, “I’m going to choose summah, and I’m going to tell people about it!” But how does a joke turn into a brand? Kremer spun his revelation into a few funny minutes of comedy (being bitten by a shark in the ocean is better than not having been to the ocean, he thinks). That turned into merchandise, summer songs (three albums worth), and Summahfest, a party in Los Angeles with water slides, food trucks, and live music. "You always want to do something that catches the public’s imagination. It’s hard with stand-up to convey raw emotion and still be funny, but with ‘Have a Summah’ it’s a meaningful thing.” If the mileage Kremer has taken out of the bit doesn’t make it clear, he’s serious about summer. “It goes so fast, and people don’t start it on time,” he laments. “The government has moved in and chopped it up — school starts now on August 15th. You have to remind yourself” to enjoy life while you have it.  Actually, Kremer’s taken it upon himself to remind you. He was recently at the beach with a friend who had forgotten the pleasures of summer. “This is great,” the friend reflected, “I should have been doing this all summer.” Incredulous, Kremer responded, “If only there was a guy that reminded everybody to have a summah!”
Sideshow Podcast: Teach Me How to Summah (feat. Howard Kremer)
Howard Kremer and Zooey Deschanel learning about "Summah"

#10 - Howard Kremer Is a One-Joke Comedian, and Proud of It

Most comedians have just a few memorable bits; Howard Kremer has just one, but he’s managed to build a comedy empire on it. Sean Rameswaram talks to Kremer about “Have a Summah” – a routine that has spawned merchandise, three albums of summah songs, and an annual festival held in Los Angeles.
#10 - Howard Kremer Is a One-Joke Comedian, and Proud of It