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13 hours ago - Podcasts

The dangerous tech of nuclear war

On this day 75 years ago, the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Since the end of the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear attack has seemed farfetched. However, the rise of cyberattacks and artificial intelligence could disrupt the precarious balance between nations in the modern nuclear arms race.

Aug 5, 2020 - Podcasts

The conspiracy theory virus

Conspiracy theories can easily spread and grow online. One such example is QAnon, once a far-right fringe conspiracy theory that pushes the idea that the "deep state" is trying to take down President Trump — but this theory has now moved away from the corners of the internet and into our political discourse.

Aug 4, 2020 - Podcasts

The vote-by-mail election

Voting by mail has become a controversial issue for President Trump's re-election campaign. He talked to chief political correspondent Jonathan Swan about his lack of confidence in the system in his "Axios on HBO" interview. While Trump continues to sow fear around mail-in voting, a new Axios-Ipsos poll shows a partisan divide on the dangers of in-person voting.

Aug 3, 2020 - Podcasts

Biden’s decision matrix

This week, Joe Biden is supposed to decide on his pick for a running mate, and his selection process says a lot about how the former vice president might govern.

Jul 31, 2020 - Podcasts

The untold mental toll of COVID-19

We know the news reports about the skyrocketing number of coronavirus patients, the shortage of frontline health care workers, and the importance of social distancing. Another problem that needs our focus is the emotional toll this pandemic has on all of us.

Jul 30, 2020 - Podcasts

Big Tech's fight with Washington

The CEOs of four of the most powerful tech companies in the world testified before Congress Wednesday. While the hearing was supposed to be about antitrust laws, it quickly devolved into a scattered display of partisanship.

Jul 29, 2020 - Podcasts

Podcast: Trump never asked Putin about bounties

In an exclusive interview for "Axios on HBO," President Trump told Jonathan Swan he never confronted Vladimir Putin about intelligence indicating Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops. The full interview with President Trump will air on HBO on Monday August 3rd at 11pm.

Jul 28, 2020 - Podcasts

The second wave of protests

Thousands of people held protests in at least a dozen American cities this weekend, days after the Trump administration announced it would send more federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque in an extension of Operation Legend. A month ago protests over the killing of George Floyd had begun to dwindle — now, they’re back.

Jul 27, 2020 - Podcasts

The fight for another stimulus bill

This week, lawmakers in Congress are trying to piece together the next stimulus package as many benefits, like unemployment insurance and eviction forgiveness, expire. Democrats and Republicans both agree that a new bill is necessary, but there's been a lot of back and forth about the specifics — and they're running out of time.

Jul 24, 2020 - Podcasts

Busting the racial wealth gap myths

Ideas about the racial wealth gap in America have been around for a long time. The divide is growing even wider, despite education and income — but, most importantly, the proposed causes and solutions start to fall apart when you look at the details.

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