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2180 - How This Political Era Of Partisan Warfare & Conspiracies Came To Be
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  • 2180 - How This Political Era Of Partisan Warfare & Conspiracies Came To Be
    Washington Postcolumnist Dana Milbank examines how the GOP got to where it is today, with some elected leaders and candidates still endorsing the lie that Trump won. His book is The Destructionists.
    Tue, 09 Aug 2022
  • 2179 - 'Yellowjackets' Star Melanie Lynskey

    Melanie Lynskey spoke with Fresh Airproducer Ann Marie Baldonado about coming up as an actress in the '90s and 2000s, when she was typecast as the best friend. Now she's the lead in the Showtime seriesYellowjackets.

    John Powers reviews the second season of Reservation Dogs.

    Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • 2178 - Best Of: Soccer Star Briana Scurry / How The Opioid Industry Operated Like A Cartel

    The first time women's soccer was included in the Olympics, in 1996, the U.S. team won the gold, and Briana Scurry was the team's goalie. She went on to win a second gold medal and a World Cup. Her soccer career was ended by a severe concussion, in a collision on the field. Unable to work, broke and in despair, she pawned her gold medals. She got them back–and got the surgery she needed– with the help of the woman who became her wife.

    Also, we'll talk with Washington Postreporter Scott Higham about how America's opioid industry resembled a drug cartel. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead will review a new album by the Tyshawn Sorey Trio.

    Sat, 06 Aug 2022
  • 2177 - Remembering Celtics Legend Bill Russell

    Russell, who led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles, died Sunday at the age of 88. He was also the first Black head coach in the NBA and a civil rights activist. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2001. Also, we remember a champion of traditional Irish music, Mick Moloney. He died last week at 77. He was a musician and a musicologist who revived forgotten Irish songs. His passion was finding connections between Irish, African and American roots music.

    And Ken Tucker reviews Beyoncé'sRENAISSANCE.

    Fri, 05 Aug 2022
  • 2176 - Undercover Journalist Finds Afghan Women Are Being Abducted & Imprisoned By Taliban

    Journalist Ramita Navai went undercover in Afghanistan to film her new PBS Frontline documentary and found that girls and women are being arrested for violating the morality code. Also many girls are abducted and forced to marry Talibs.

    Thu, 04 Aug 2022
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