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Is the media’s coverage adding to the difficulties of Donald Trump’s criminal case? Where does protest cross the line into hate speech?

from Left, Right & Center

Two Boeing whistleblowers testified about their safety concerns in a Congressional hearing this week. KCRW looks at how the company became mired in scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The fourth season of the award-winning podcast tells the stories of Guantánamo, from the prisoners and the people who worked there. Host Sarah Koenig shares what she uncovered.

Inside Guantánamo Bay detention camp: Latest ‘Serial’ podcast season

The fourth season of the award-winning podcast tells the stories of Guantánamo, from the prisoners and the people who worked there. Host Sarah Koenig shares what she uncovered.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After months of pressure, Speaker Mike Johnson has called a series of votes on foreign aid packages. Hard-right Republicans threaten to oust him if he follows through.

House Speaker Johnson’s Ukraine vote may cost him his job

After months of pressure, Speaker Mike Johnson has called a series of votes on foreign aid packages. Hard-right Republicans threaten to oust him if he follows through.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

Scandal-plagued, self-described ‘Firebrand’ Matt Gaetz keeps winning

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

Trump’s hush trial begins in a Manhattan courtroom

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On this episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, host Robert Scheer welcomes Maxwell L.

Is an American parliament the answer to our rotting democracy?

On this episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, host Robert Scheer welcomes Maxwell L.

from Scheer Intelligence

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

Trump takes no stakes-stance on abortion

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

from Left, Right & Center

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

OJ Simpson dies — his trial was a national conversation on race, class

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

99 Cents Only stores: Can ‘fellowship of frugality’ be saved?

All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

Abortion’s legal and political future after Arizona Supreme Court upholds 1864 ban

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

RFK Jr. is running an uphill campaign trying to pull from anti-establishment Democrats and Republicans, but liberals are worried that his campaign is a Biden spoiler.

RFK Jr. campaign staffer says defeating Biden is ‘No. 1 priority’

RFK Jr. is running an uphill campaign trying to pull from anti-establishment Democrats and Republicans, but liberals are worried that his campaign is a Biden spoiler.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark faces disbarment after his schemes to overturn the 2020 election.

Another Trump lawyer faces disbarment after 2020 election schemes

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark faces disbarment after his schemes to overturn the 2020 election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Journalist Shane Mitchell won two James Beard Awards for shining a light on the exploitation in America's onion fields.

Warning: The exploitation of onion field workers will make you cry

Journalist Shane Mitchell won two James Beard Awards for shining a light on the exploitation in America's onion fields.

from Good Food

If re-elected, Trump has vowed not to defend NATO countries that haven’t paid their full share should Russia attack. NATO leaders are scrambling to “Trump-proof” the organization.

NATO turns 75, but Trump threatens its existence

If re-elected, Trump has vowed not to defend NATO countries that haven’t paid their full share should Russia attack. NATO leaders are scrambling to “Trump-proof” the organization.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California auto-loan tycoon Don Hankey provided a $175 million bond to Donald Trump as he appeals a civil fraud charge. He says the deal is just good business.

Who is Don Hankey, the billionaire bailing out Trump?

California auto-loan tycoon Don Hankey provided a $175 million bond to Donald Trump as he appeals a civil fraud charge. He says the deal is just good business.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Florida Supreme Court enacted one of the strictest abortion bans in the country this week. Abortion access is now going to be on the state’s 2024 ballot.

What is the fate of abortion rights in Florida?

The Florida Supreme Court enacted one of the strictest abortion bans in the country this week. Abortion access is now going to be on the state’s 2024 ballot.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Atlantic writer Franklin Foer examines rising antisemitism from the political left, and why what he describes as a “Golden Age for American Jews” is over.

‘Golden Age for American Jews’ is ending: Franklin Foer

Atlantic writer Franklin Foer examines rising antisemitism from the political left, and why what he describes as a “Golden Age for American Jews” is over.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Producer and documentarian Stephen Ujlaki is here to break down the increasing calls for American Christian nationalism and why we should be paying attention.

New documentary ‘Bad Faith’ explores the rise of Christian nationalism

Producer and documentarian Stephen Ujlaki is here to break down the increasing calls for American Christian nationalism and why we should be paying attention.

from The Treatment

The Dodgers' home opener is today as a cloud hangs over star player Shohei Ohtani due to allegations that his now-former interpreter stole millions from Ohtani to cover gambling debts.

Dodgers to play home opener while Ohtani investigation continues

The Dodgers' home opener is today as a cloud hangs over star player Shohei Ohtani due to allegations that his now-former interpreter stole millions from Ohtani to cover gambling debts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand