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<h3>Edition #897</h3>
<div><em>Today we take a look at the major new stories involving a couple of small countries dealing with their much-larger neighbors</em></div>
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<h3>Edition #896</h3>
<div><em>Today we take a look at what the TPP is all about, why it&rsquo;s being negotiated in total secrecy and why we need to resist it</em></div>
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<h3>Edition #895</h3>
<div><em>Today we check in with our crumbling ecological system and the fastest-growing movement of it&rsquo;s kind that&rsquo;s facing off against the fossil fuel companies</em></div>
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<h3>Edition #894</h3>
<div><em>Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King as it was taught to us and fill in the gaps that were left out. Turns out it was no accident those gaps were left in the first place.</em></div>
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<h3>Edition #893</h3>
<div><em>Today we take the actual harm caused by restrictive abortion policies and some ways to reframe the debate</em></div>
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<h3>Edition #892</h3>
<div><em>Today we take a look at the propaganda we&rsquo;re fed to convince us that muslims are dangerous and examine why it&rsquo;s bullshit</em></div>
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<div>Edition #891</div>
<div>Today we take a look at the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, including the hypocrisies, the missed points and a reassessment of the place of non-muslims in the War on Islamic Extremism&trade;</div>
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<p>A special rerun episode from 2006 when Stephen Colbert was invited to give the keynote at the White House Coorespondents Dinner. Getting sick this week gives me the perfect excuse to replay this just after The Colbert Report came to a close.</p>
<div>Edition #890</div>
<div>Today we take a look at how over-policing and the threat of constant surveillance chips away at freedom in direct and indirect ways and why you should be concerned (if it weren&rsquo;t already obvious)</div>
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<div>Edition #889</div>
<div>Today we look at the interplay between a system of structural racism and our (in)justice system and beg the question: is the system broken or is it working just as intended?</div>
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<p>Edition #888</p>
<p>Today we continue to look at the effect of money in politics and follow the campaigns you can support that are actively working to reform the system</p>
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<p>Edition #887</p>
<p>Today we take a look at the state of poverty in America and some ideas of how to address it</p>
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<p>Edition #811</p>
<p>Today we look at some of the reasons why rich people have a tendency to be some of the worst people on the planet and how their actions make things worse for everyone, including themselves.</p>
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<p>Edition #828</p>
<p>Today we look at what benefits there are in having a death penalty (none) and which elements of it are fundamentally unjust (all)</p>
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<p>Edition #886</p>
<p>Today, after weeks of discussing the wrongful deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of brutal policing policies, the illegal and immoral systematic torture of prisoners carried out in our names and the inescapable reach of rape culture infused in our society, we&rsquo;re finally ...
<p>Edition #885</p>
<p>Today we take a look at the fallout from a badly reported case of rape at a UVA frat house. Rolling Stone seemed to be trying to help but with a completely upside-down approach of how to expose the problems of rape culture, compounded by one journalistic blunder after another, ...
<p>Edition #884</p>
<p>Today we take a look at the recently released Senate torture report and attempt to give guidance on how it should and should NOT be received</p>
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<p>Edition #883</p>
<p>Today we take a look at the economics of energy and the implications for the climate. Turns out the pressure to create a clean energy future is making that future a good bet for investors</p>
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<p>Edition #882</p>
<p>Today we take a look at the systemic failures, both institutional and psychological, that continue to make injustice the norm throughout our justice system</p>
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<p>Edition #881</p>
<p>Today listen and learn from those most deeply effected by the pattern of deaths of black men and women as they talk through their grief and anger</p>
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