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Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

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Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

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Shannon James has a full-time job as a dock worker at the Port of Long Beach.

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The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho on class conflict and drawing from Hitchcock

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Syria. What is the Pentagon’s new strategy in the region?

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

Iranian American artist Shirin Neshat opens first US exhibit

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.   
  Mulveney also…

White House withheld aid to Ukraine for political reasons

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.  Mulveney also…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California could use a lesson from elite fighter pilots who used to call the Golden State home.

Gunning for human excellence

California could use a lesson from elite fighter pilots who used to call the Golden State home.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Mick Mulveney confirmed that the White House held up military aid to Ukraine partly because Trump wanted the country to investigate the 2016 election.

White House held up aid to Ukraine for political reasons

Mick Mulveney confirmed that the White House held up military aid to Ukraine partly because Trump wanted the country to investigate the 2016 election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"He lived the American dream, and he wanted it for everyone  else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. The Baltimore congressman also helped to lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68

"He lived the American dream, and he wanted it for everyone else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. The Baltimore congressman also helped to lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

Controlling the message; American politics and new media

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

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