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One Elite High School’s Struggle Over Admissions
Friday 24 June 2022
: A bitter debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the...
Bonus: A Major Ruling on Guns
Thursday 23 June 2022
: In the most sweeping ruling on firearms in decades, the Supreme Court struck down a New York law today that had placed strict limits on...
The Supreme Court Case That Could Doom U.S. Climate Goals
Thursday 23 June 2022
: While coming rulings on abortion and guns have garnered lots of attention, the Supreme Court is also set to make another major decision in a...
How Biden’s Approval Rating Got So Low
Wednesday 22 June 2022
: During his campaign for president and in his first year in office, Joe Biden tried to be all things to all people. But trying to govern on...
Why Is It So Hard to Buy a House in America Right Now?
Tuesday 21 June 2022
: This episode contains strong language.When Drew Mena and Amena Sengal decided to relocate their young family from New York to Austin, Texas,...
A New Podcast From The Times: First Person
Saturday 18 June 2022
: First Person is the newest show from New York Times Opinion. Each week, host Lulu Garcia-Navarro shares the stories of people living through...
What the Jan. 6 Hearings Have Revealed So Far
Friday 17 June 2022
: This episode contains strong language.The House committee that was tasked with scrutinizing the events surrounding the attack at the U.S....
How Worried Should We Be About Monkeypox?
Thursday 16 June 2022
: Cases of the monkeypox virus are spreading in many countries where it has rarely, if ever, been seen before, including in the United...
The Claws of a Bear Market
Wednesday 15 June 2022
: The meteoric rise of the U.S. stock market over the past two years has come to an abrupt end.A steep downturn recently has led to what’s...
Senator Chris Murphy on the Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal
Tuesday 14 June 2022
: The Senate has reached a bipartisan deal that could lead to the most significant federal response to gun violence in decades.Senator Chris...
The Incomplete Picture of the War in Ukraine
Monday 13 June 2022
: In the nearly four months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States has been giving officials in Kyiv a steady stream of...
The Sunday Read: ‘The “E-Pimps” of OnlyFans’
Sunday 12 June 2022
: Ezra Marcus takes a deep dive into the world of OnlyFans and self-described e-pimps, and untangles the vast web of models, agencies and...
The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall
Friday 10 June 2022
: This episode contains strong language.This week, voters in San Francisco ousted Chesa Boudin, their progressive district attorney. The move...
The Proud Boys’ Path to Jan. 6
Thursday 09 June 2022
: This episode contains strong language.After a nearly yearlong investigation, the congressional committee examining the Jan. 6 attack on the...
‘Most Violence Is Not Caused by Mental Illness’
Wednesday 08 June 2022
: After a series of deadly mass shootings in the United States, the National Rifle Association and some Republican leaders and conservatives...
Why Polling on Gun Control Gets It Wrong
Tuesday 07 June 2022
: In calling for Republicans to pass gun safety measures like expanded background checks, Democrats point to polls that show most Americans...
What Depp v. Heard Means for #MeToo
Monday 06 June 2022
: This episode contains strong language and details of a sexual assault accusation.Since a jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his...
The Sunday Read: ‘I’ve Always Struggled With My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning.’
Sunday 05 June 2022
: We cannot escape our bodies. So how do we reconcile them with who we really are?Sam Anderson, a staff writer, considers this particular...
The Cost of Haiti’s Freedom
Friday 03 June 2022
: In 1791, enslaved Haitians did the seemingly impossible. They ousted their French masters and created the first free Black nation in the...
Lessons in Gun Control From California
Thursday 02 June 2022
: As a proportion of its population, California has one of the lowest rates of gun deaths in the United States — 8.5 per 100,000 people,...
Portraits of Grief From Uvalde
Wednesday 01 June 2022
: This episode contains strong language.Gemma Lopez, 10, watched a movie in class that day. Jacob Albarado, a Border Patrol officer, was...
Why the Police Took 78 Minutes to Stop the Uvalde Gunman
Tuesday 31 May 2022
: After the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the explanation for how the police acted kept shifting.Now, a clearer picture...
What Really Caused the Baby Formula Shortage
Friday 27 May 2022
: A dire lack of baby formula in the United States in the past few weeks has been blamed on production deficiencies such as the small number...
The Big Lie and The Midterms
Thursday 26 May 2022
: In Pennsylvania, a candidate falsely claiming election fraud in 2020 prevailed in a crowded Republican primary for governor. But in Georgia,...
Another Elementary School Massacre
Wednesday 25 May 2022
: This episode covers incidents of mass violence.At least 21 people, including 19 children, were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Robb...