Updates from the Mueller Investigation and Tiffany Bond

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We're discussing Individual 1 and the latest updates from the Mueller investigation, plus sharing our follow-up conversation with Tiffany Bond, who ran for Congress as an Independent in Maine. Outside of politics, we're talking about the latest season of Top Chef

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Following Up with Crystal Quade and Sarah Riggs Amico

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We catch up with Missouri legislator Crystal Quade and Georgia lieutenant governor candidate, Sarah Riggs Amico. They share their experiences since we last spoke with them, what life has been like post-election, and what comes next for them.

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President George H. W. Bush, Trade, and the Mueller Investigation

On today's episode, we're catching up on the news; there's been lots going on in the world as we had guest hosts last week. In our main segment, we remember President Bush, who passed away Friday. To close out, we talk about what we've loved watching lately: Netflix's The Bodyguard and Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Politics as a Side Hustle (with Mayor Brandi Harless)

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Sarah and Mayor Brandi Harless of Paducah, Kentucky share their personal experiences with the finances of local politics. They talk about the economics of making public office your side hustle and some policy ideas to help the current reality.

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The Border, Ukraine, and the Automotive Industry (with Bryn Behrenshausen)

Beth and guest host Bryn talk about the news of the week, including the crisis at the border, news in Ukraine, and the status of the American automotive industry. 

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How We Tell America's Stories (Live from Gettysburg, PA)

We're sharing the live podcast we recorded last weekend in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We talk extensively about how we discuss American stories like Thanksgiving and the Civil War. We also talk a little bit about the Georgia gubernatorial race and the response of Stacey Abrams to the results. Plus, we share the Q&A time with listeners at the event. 

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Nancy Pelosi, Female Leadership, and the Politics of Gratitude (with Diana Butler Bass)

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The holiday is fast approaching and we've brought back Diana Butler Bass to discuss the politics of Thanksgiving. Plus, we talk about Nancy Pelosi, Theresa May, and the contentious conversation around female leadership. We also share some thoughts about criminal justice reform and the potential new legislation around the issue. 

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Media Access and Election Reform

CNN is suing the White House over Jim Acosta's press credentials and the midterms have put a spotlight on the need for serious election reforms. We discuss media access and how the partisanship around our elections affects the process of winning and losing. 

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Sessions out. Whitaker in.

The President has appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. We discuss what this means for the Mueller probe and for the newly-elected House majority. We also talk about the fires in California, the Thousand Oaks shooting, and our Veterans' Day gratitude moments.

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Post-Election Reflections

For the first time ever over 100 women are going to Congress. In an avalanche of news, we're going to focus on the election We share our reflections on the midterm elections, including updates on all of "our" candidates. We also talk about the stories which have pushed the news cycle to move on from the election so quickly. 

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Election Day and Election Trends

In our first segment, we discuss the tragic yoga studio shooting in Florida. We're also sharing our thoughts about Iran on social media. In our main segment, we talk about Election Day and all the trends we've observed in this particular election cycle. 

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Midterm Voting and Women's Leadership in Both Parties (with Sarah Chamberlain and Swanee Hunt)

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The midterm elections are just around the corner. Today, we're sharing conversations with women leaders from both parties as you consider your options heading into the polls. 

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Gun Violence and Political Rhetoric in America (with Mary Throne)

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Eleven people were murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue during the worst hate crime against the Jewish community in the US in recent memory. We discuss the violence and ugliness that continues to grip the country and share a conversation with another woman campaigning to make positive change: Mary Throne, Democratic candidate for governor in Wyoming.

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Pipe Bombs, Guns, and iPhones: Security in America (with Erica McAdoo)

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As we get closer to Election day and the political rhetoric gets more intense, we've learned that at least seven bombs have been mailed to prominent Democrats. We discuss the political climate, a shooting in our home state, and talk with Erica McAdoo, candidate for the North Carolina Legislature.

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Immigration, Comedy, Midterms, and Bias (with Lisa Swain)

Immigration and #metoo are back in the news. We discuss the group of people coming up through Central America in hopes of becoming Americans. We also react to The Daily podcast's look into Louis C.K.'s comedy comeback. Then, we share our conversation with Professor Lisa Swain about bias, truth, and the future of democracy.

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What Nuance and Moderation Mean To Us (with Christina Dalcher)

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This week's news has galvanized a new wave of conversations about what's at stake in the political landscape. We discuss the situation surrounding Jamal Khashoggi's death and The New York Times article questioning the place of nuance in our modern culture. Considering our whole deal is nuance, we have an extended conversation about what nuance and moderation mean to us and how power dynamics matter as a part of that conversation. 

Then, we share Beth's conversation with author Christina Dalcher who wrote Vox, a novel about women's voices being taken away - literally. They talk about how feminism and modern politics did and did not influence Dalcher's work. 

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How To Be An Informed Midterms Voter

The midterm elections are frequently described as possessing historic importance. Today, we're sharing resources and discussing how you can be an informed midterms voter.

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Climate Change, Saudi-US Relations, A Presidential Op-Ed, and Healthcare Policy Logistics

Hurricane Michael has brutalized the Florida panhandle, and journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. In the midst of these crises, the President is focused on campaigning. We discuss the news and his USA Today op-ed about American healthcare and the partisan divide. That discussion leads us into a deep dive about the practicality of changing the structure of our national healthcare. 

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The Consequences of Collins, Climate Change, and Campaigns (with Lindsay James)

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Brett Kavanaugh is now a justice on the Supreme Court, and international scientists have issued a landmark report on climate change. We talk about the weekend news before sharing our conversation with another exciting female candidate, Lindsay James. She decided to run for Iowa's legislature after President Trump was elected. In our Outside of Politics segment, we talk about movies we've seen recently. 

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Kavanaugh Weariness, Tax Fraud, and Georgia Politics (with Sarah Riggs Amico)

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Just when we think we've exhausted our emotions over the Kavanaugh nomination...another day, another news cycle. We talk through some of the reasons this process is hitting so close to home for us. We also discuss the deeply important The New York Times story about the Trump family and tax fraud. Then, we share our conversation with Sarah Riggs Amico, who is running to become Georgia's Lt. Governor. We hope you will be as excited by her balance, nuance, and passion for policy as we were.

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