Politically Sound

Politically Sound

Politically Sound

CATEGORY: News
The stakes of our political choices have never been higher, but with new headlines every hour it can be hard to separate the signal from the noise. On Politically Sound, we’re going to take a step back and look at the big picture. We’ll explain the issues of the day, take a look back at how we got here, and draw a line ahead to what it all means. Hosted by David Chalian and Nia-Malika Henderson. 
  1. May 07, 2021
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    Dr. Fauci's Long Year
    This week, we wanted to bring you an episode from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's podcast. When we look back on this pandemic, who and what will we remember? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy…
  2. April 30, 2021
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    The Axe Files: Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield
    This week, we wanted to bring you an episode from The Axe Files podcast we think you'll enjoy. In this episode, UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield joins CNN's David Axelrod to talk about growing up in the se…
  3. April 23, 2021
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    The Right to Bear Arms, But at What Cost?
    America has experienced at least 50 mass shootings this past month alone. And now, President Biden faces the same problem as his predecessors: a gun violence crisis and a country completely divided on the Secon…
  4. April 16, 2021
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    Why Cultural Change Can’t Be Stopped
    Protests and marches in the streets, a rising generation of activists, and an embattled President who’s just left the White House... it sounds an awful lot like today, but that’s actually the story of the 1970’…
  5. April 09, 2021
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    What Schoolhouse Rock Didn’t Teach You
    Despite a Democratic controlled Senate, two obscure aspects of Senate procedure, the filibuster and reconciliation, hold the key to the success or failure of President Biden’s entire agenda. In this episode, Da…
  6. April 02, 2021
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    Stories Behind the Statistics
    Record numbers of migrants traveling from Central America have been arriving at the US southern border over the past couple of months. Border Control facilities are now overwhelmingly past capacity, with thousa…
  7. March 26, 2021
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    Restricting Access to the Ballot
    More people voted in the 2020 election than any other in modern American history. Now, many Republican legislatures across the country are trying to pass laws rolling back voter access. At the center of that fi…
  8. March 19, 2021
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    "Women Have to Interrupt"
    Women’s History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the landmark achievements of women everywhere. This week, CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash talks with Madeleine Albright, the first female US Sec…
  9. March 12, 2021
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    The Climate Crisis Isn’t Coming ... It’s Already Her…
    For millions of Americans the climate crisis is a reality affecting their lives every day. Now, with the massive Covid relief package through Congress, the next challenge for the Biden administration is an imme…
  10. March 05, 2021
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    Surviving the Pandemic Economy
    One year into this pandemic, millions of Americans are still desperate to get back to work and in dire need of economic relief. President Biden hopes his $1.9 trillion plan will provide just that. But will its…
  11. February 26, 2021
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