What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
  1. February 08, 2023
    32 min
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    The Russian “Collaborators”
    For Ukrainians who remained behind when the war began, choices made in the fog of occupation come under scrutiny when the invading army leaves, and neighbors once divided by the Russians again must live side by…
  2. February 07, 2023
    33 min
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    His Son Died in Uvalde. He’s Still Fighting.
    Immediately following a mass shooting, public officials will say that “now is not the time” to discuss what changes—for example, making it more difficult to get an assault weapon—could have prevented the shooti…
  3. February 06, 2023
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    Georgia Takes on Trump
    A special grand jury in Georgia may soon announce whether Donald Trump will face criminal charges, including racketeering, for a phone call to Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger following the 2020 el…
  4. February 05, 2023
    35 min
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    TBD | Did a Twentysomething Con America’s Biggest Bank?
    JP Morgan Chase is getting an education on FAFSA and financial aid–which would’ve been helpful before they acquired a now, quite dubious seeming start-up.Guest: Ron Lieber, New York Times journalist, author of…
  5. February 03, 2023
    31 min
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    TBD | How COVID Changes Our Immune Systems
    Last fall it seemed like everyone got sick—not just with COVID, but from a slew of respiratory diseases, from the mild to the severe. Researchers are trying to untangle how our immune systems have changed in th…
  6. February 02, 2023
    30 min
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    The Plot Against Pope Francis
    Not all of the Cardinals who elected Pope Francis are pleased with the changes he’s made, or his vision for where the Catholic Church goes next. Both the 86-year-old Francis and his detractors are preparing for…
  7. February 01, 2023
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    The Hysteria Over D.C.’s New Crime Bill
    The Revised Criminal Code Act is a major overhaul to D.C.’s criminal code that critics say will clog the courts with low-level crimes and fill the streets with criminals. Slate’s legal expert doesn’t see the da…
  8. January 31, 2023
    32 min
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    From Rodney King to Tyre Nichols
    The video of Tyre Nichols being fatally beaten by Memphis police officers was made public on Friday. How does this latest high-profile incident of police brutality echo the killing of George Floyd or the beatin…
  9. January 30, 2023
    31 min
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    Who Doesn’t Have Classified Documents?
    At this point, classified documents have been uncovered in the homes of former President Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, and President Biden. But there are more practical issues with how the government…
  10. January 29, 2023
    37 min
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    TBD | Did A.I. Write This Headline?
    The proliferation of chatbots and A.I.-generated art has consumers and tech companies alike convinced that artificial intelligence is ready to be integrated into consumer electronics, products, homes, and acros…
  11. January 27, 2023
    30 min
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    TBD | Will Google Get Broken Up?
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that it is suing Google over its ad technology. What do they contend Google has been doing? And does this mean Alphabet is headed for a Bell Telecom-style bust…
  12. January 26, 2023
    24 min
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    Election Deniers Shot at Her
    A newfound commitment to never accepting election results you don’t like is taken to the extreme in New Mexico, where a string of shootings targeting elected officials led to 12 bullet holes in a state senator’…
  13. January 25, 2023
    34 min
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    The "Other NRA" Fighting Restaurant Workers
    How COVID-stress, a tipped minimum wage locked in since 1991, and lobbying from the National Restaurant Association have pushed restaurant workers—and the industry as a whole—to the brink of crisis.Guest: Saru…
  14. January 24, 2023
    28 min
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    Will the Debt Ceiling Cave in This Time?
    The U.S. has hit the debt ceiling—again And with Congress divided, it’s unclear when or how the government will get approved to borrow more.Why is this perennial fight coming back around now? And what happens—l…
  15. January 23, 2023
    28 min
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    Cities’ Wetter, Wilder Future
    California going from drought-to-downpour this month was a vivid illustration of the future we’re facing: with more dramatic weather in a warmer, wetter climate. But how can cities—built for a world where hundr…
  16. January 22, 2023
    32 min
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    TBD | Does Meta Even Care When Its Users Get Hacked?
    It can feel very personal to have your Facebook or Instagram page hacked—they’re your pictures and your friends after all. But Meta, the social media parent company, handles hacks with anything but a personal t…
  17. January 20, 2023
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    TBD | An Antivax Dog Whistle Goes Viral
    The idea that COVID-19 vaccines are linked to sudden deaths among young people has no scientific support, but the theory nevertheless has a lot of traction on social media. How can public health officials educa…
  18. January 19, 2023
    31 min
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    Latin America’s Lost Decade
    In the early 2000s, economic growth exploded in South America—and the citizens of Brazil, Peru, Chile and elsewhere enjoyed increasing prosperity. But over the last decade, the churn of the world economy has ma…
  19. January 18, 2023
    30 min
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    The Spike at the End of “Zero COVID”
    In the wake of mass protests and a depressing effect on its economy, China has ended its “zero COVID” policy. But with cases now rising, is the country ready for the upcoming Spring Festival, a huge holiday for…
  20. January 17, 2023
    32 min
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    Hospice for Profit
    Since the 1980s, hospice has been covered by Medicare, and it’s come to be an expected part of the healthcare that millions of Americans receive at the end of their lives. But beneath the pamphlets of patients…

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