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Against all odds, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton yesterday in Michigan's Democratic primary. Maybe it's the economy again, stupid…just as Bill Clinton figured out in 1992. We hear what's next for a campaign that's a lot more competitive than anybody expected.

Later on the program, with overdoses from heroin out of control, should addicts have a safe place to get high?

Photo: Gage Skidmore

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Katie Cooper
Christine Detz

US Captures ISIS Chemical Weapons Engineer 6 MIN, 29 SEC


The Pentagon has confirmed that Special Operations forces captured a high-ranking chemical-weapons operative with the Islamic State in Northern Iraq. He's provided information that's led to American airstrikes against stocks of what is said to be mustard gas. Damian Paletta is national security and intelligence reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

Guests:
Damian Paletta, Wall Street Journal (@damianpaletta)

More:
New York Times on ISIS detainee telling US of plans to use mustard gas

The Democratic Party: Divided Again 33 MIN, 5 SEC

Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Michigan yesterday. It's already being called, "One of the greatest upsets in modern political history." That's not just from Sanders' campaign but respected pollsters -- now trying to figure out why they were so wrong. In advance of the voting, With another debate tonight in Miami, Democrats are figuring how to keep the party together as the battle goes on. Clinton's still likely to have the delegates needed to win the nomination. Can she avoid repeating the mistakes of past divided conventions?

Guests:
Ken Thomas, Associated Press (@kthomasdc)
Amy Siskind, The New Agenda (@Amy_Siskind)
Matt Karp, Princeton University / Jacobin magazine (@karpmj)
Todd Purdum, Politico / Vanity Fair
Kate Aronoff, independent writer (@KateAronoff)

More:
Thomas on Sanders' new momentum after Michigan Victory
Karp on Sanders as the most electable candidate in November
Purdum on how and when Sanders should say "when"
Sanders supporter Aronoff on seven ways Clinton could win her vote

Providing Safe Spaces for Heroin Addicts 10 MIN, 23 SEC

Nobody wants to make it easier to abuse drugs, but clean needle programs have helped control the spread of AIDS. We hear about a radical new plan to control deaths from drug overdoses.

Much of the Northeast is in the midst of a heroin epidemic, with four people in Massachusetts dying every day. Now a nonprofit in Boston plans to establish a place where addicts can ride out their highs with medical supervision. Martha Bebinger is reporting the story for WBUR, public radio in Boston and for the Atlantic.

Guests:
Martha Bebinger, WBUR (@mbebinger)

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