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US and Russia's relationship at low point over Syria 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Yesterday, the US cut off negotiations with Russia on ending the chaos in Syria. Today, Russia pulled out of a landmark deal involving the fuel for nuclear weapons. Karen DeYoung, associate editor and national security correspondent for the Washington Post, looks at the implications of these changes.

Guests:
Karen DeYoung, Washington Post (@karendeyoung1)

Reality check: Climate change 34 MIN, 18 SEC

The promises of candidates during political campaigns are often made to be broken, but they do provide clues for voters who want to know what government might look like once the election is over.  Hillary Clinton describes global warming as an "urgent threat."  Donald Trump once called it "a hoax created by the Chinese." He's tried to back off a bit, but their differences are still profound, with dramatic consequences for energy policy and the environment. Clinton says she'll increase reductions in fossil fuel and build on the Obama legacy — which Trump promises to obliterate while he restores the coal industry. We hear the implications for the Paris climate accords — just approved by the European Union — and for national security.

Guests:
Coral Davenport, New York Times (@CoralMDavenport)
Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School (@MichaelGerrard)
Josiah Neeley, R Street Institute (@jneeley78)
Gerald Galloway, Center for Climate and Security / University of Maryland (@UMDCivil)

More:
Pew Research Center on the politics of climate change
Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants
Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Brattle Group on the clean power plan

A strange new term begins at the US Supreme Court 9 MIN, 5 SEC


Photo by Matt Wade

Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died early this year, and the Senate has not even considered President Obama's nominee to replace him.  Today, the Court heard the first arguments of this year's session with an empty chair -- and an uncertain future.  Mark Joseph Stern, who covers the Court for Slate, looks at which cases are likely to make the news.

Guests:
Mark Joseph Stern, Slate (@mjs_DC)

More:
Buck v. Davis
Moore v. Texas

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