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Republicans are saying "Big Government" is not working and needs to be "smaller." Democrats say Republicans are using tax cuts to weaken government so they can attack it for being ineffective. We hear about the ideological struggle underlying today's hard-fought political campaigns.

Later on the program, a new search for evidence of what killed the dinosaurs.

Photo: Navin75

Producers:
Christine Detz
Jenny Hamel
Evan George

The Pope's Message on Family and Love 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Pope Francis today issued the much-awaited encyclical Amoris Laetitia, or "The Joy of Love," addressing issues that include divorce and re-marriage, contraception, gays and lesbians. It's 256 pages long and contains nine chapters. Inés San Martín reports for Crux, a news website that covers the Catholic Church.

Guests:
Inés San Martín, Crux (@inesanma)

Is Government the Problem or the Solution? 33 MIN, 40 SEC

Politics has always been about who controls government. Now it's about the value of government. Since the days of Ronald Reagan, Republicans have been promising tax cuts and "smaller" government. But "progressive" Democrats say don't forget -- strong government led America out of the Great Depression, creating history's most prosperous nation. We hear how the battle is playing out today, on the road to the White House -- and in Topeka, Kansas.

Guests:
Jacob Hacker, Yale University (@ISPSYale)
Fred L. Smith, Competitive Enterprise Institute (@ceidotorg)
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star (@dhellingkc)
Anna Palmer, Politico (@apalmerdc)

American Amnesia

Jacob S. Hacker

New Dig May Solve What Killed the Dinosaurs 9 MIN, 25 SEC

Later this month, a new drilling rig will be set up in the Gulf of Mexico, but it won't be probing for oil. It'll be looking to understand one of the great events that have affected life on this planet.


Photo: Thomas Vandenberghe

The Chicxulub Crater was created when a very large asteroid hit the Earth some 66 million years ago. It's now underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. Later this month, researchers from the US and the United Kingdom will be taking core samples of rock beneath the surface, hoping to learn more about the event that's thought to have killed off the dinosaurs. University of Texas geophysicist Sean Gulick is co-chief scientist for the project.

Guests:
Sean Gulick, University of Texas, Austin (@UTGeophysics)

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NASA's 'Near Earth Object' Program

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