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23 hours ago - Podcasts

Fake hacks on social media

There have been many worries about bad actors hacking into social media platforms like Facebook and sowing chaos and distrust in our democracy. But now, Facebook is saying hackers might not even have to do any hacking at all to be effective. Instead, they can just say they did. It's called "perception hacking".

Oct 27, 2020 - Podcasts

The final week of the campaign

With one week until Election Day, Joe Biden has a clear lead in the polls over President Trump — but both sides know that nothing is guaranteed as they weigh their options. Democrats are deciding whether to play it safe or try to expand the map after record fundraising, while down-ballot Republicans are making tough decisions about whether to tie their campaigns to the president's.

Oct 26, 2020 - Podcasts

Amy Coney Barrett's first week

The Senate will vote Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. She'll get to work immediately on major cases including the future of the Affordable Care Act and any election-related cases already on the docket.

Oct 23, 2020 - Podcasts

Podcast: An actual presidential debate

Thursday night saw the final presidential debate before Election Day. In contrast to the first debate, this time American voters actually heard where each of the candidates stand on the issues.

Oct 22, 2020 - Podcasts

A movement to restore voting rights

American society is filled with roadblocks that prevent people from fully participating as citizens. One of those barriers is mass incarceration and its impact on voting rights.

Oct 21, 2020 - Podcasts

Israel's secret diplomacy

Last month, agreements brokered by the Trump administration between Israel, UAE and Bahrain sent shockwaves through the Middle East. There are now four Arab nations that recognize Israel, which the Trump administration sees as an important step for strengthening stability in the region. While the peace deals might have seemed like a surprise to some, secret diplomacy has been going on for a long time.

Oct 20, 2020 - Podcasts

Podcast: Cities prep for Election Day chaos

With two weeks until Election Day, many state and local elected officials are reassuring voters that it is safe to vote — whether by mail or in person. But at the same time, they're preparing for scenarios like lawsuits, voter intimidation and other uncertainties.

Oct 19, 2020 - Podcasts

The surge in voter enthusiasm

The election has record breaking fundraising and huge early voting totals. That adds up to lots of voter enthusiasm, especially among Democrats.

Oct 16, 2020 - Podcasts

A more conservative Supreme Court

The Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings wrapped Thursday after four days of Senate questioning. Her expected confirmation will move an already conservative Supreme Court even further to the right.

Oct 15, 2020 - Podcasts

The rapid rise of COVID in Europe

The European Union is seeing more coronavirus cases than the U.S. as a proportion of population. Now, a number of European countries — like France, Italy and the U.K. — have reimposed lockdown measures to contain the virus.

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