Five Things You Need to Know About the Border Crisis

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Topics Discussed:

1. There is a legitimate rise in people seeking to cross the border both illegally and legally, but we are not at record levels of immigration. (02:33)

2. The Northern Triangle (08:33)

3. For most of our history, border deportations were pretty informal if not absent. (14:20)

4. The Trump administration does not believe the U.S. should welcome the persecuted or oppressed. (18:57)

5. Increased migration to the US is part of an international trend -- this could be the new normal. (23:51)

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Antifa, Proud Boys, and Extremist Ideologies

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Topics Discussed:

Economy (02:29)

Native Presidential Forum (12:08)

Kabul Wedding Attack (13:55)

Disabled People and Gun Control (16:09)

Compliments: Beto O'Rourke & California Law Enforcement (17:40)

Defining the Political Spectrum (26:59)

Antifa (30:41)

Proud Boys (35:17)

Dealing with Extremist Ideologies in America (39:54)

Outside of Politics (58:30)

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Constitutional Primers: Tenth Amendment

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Beth talks with Dr. Michael Baranowski, political science professor and host of The Politics Guys, about the Tenth Amendment. 

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Epstein, Kashmir, and Gun Policy

Topics Discussed:

Jeffrey Epstein (03:35)

Kashmir (12:54)

Trump Immigration Policies (16:24)

Compliments: Tulsi Gabbard and Colombia (23:58)

The Presidency and Empathy (28:39)

Gun Policy Proposals (36:52)

Outside of Politics (01:07:07)

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Constitutional Primers: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments

 The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Sarah talks with Angela J. Davis about the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. 

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4th Amendment: (02:52)

5th Amendment: (15:14)

6th Amendment: (26:30)

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Democratic Primary Debates and Mass Shootings

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Topics Discussed:

The Democratic Primary Debates: Round Two (02:39)

Compliments: Canadian Doctors & California College Professors (15:42)

Mass Shootings (20:53)

Outside of Politics (56:31)

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Constitutional Primers: Second Amendment

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Beth talks with Dr. Kristin Goss of Duke University about the second amendment. 

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Constitutional Primers: First Amendment

The Constitution and its amendments are the foundation of American democracy. Yet, we are continually debating their meaning. We're going back to basics and breaking down some of the most hotly debated amendments to help us all understand them on a historical level.

In this episode, Sarah talks with her constitutional law professor, Stephen Wermiel, about the first amendment. 

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The Mueller Testimony, Puerto Rico, and the Federal Budget

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Topics Discussed:

The Mueller Testimony (6:06)

Puerto Rico (32:26)

 The Federal Budget (36:42)

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Protests, Minimum Wage, and the Budget

Topics Discussed:

Hong Kong (4:16)

Puerto Rico (8:04)

Iran (12:20)

Compliment the Other Side: The Trump Administration (22:50)

Beth's Big Announcement (24:23)

Minimum Wage (39.53)

Budget (48:53)

Mueller Testimony (54:36)

Outside of Politics (57:58)

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Racism and Values in American Politics

 

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Racist Tweets, Border Camps, and Campaign Finance

Topics Discussed:

Trump's Tweets (03:07)

The Border Camps (20:36)

Compliment the Other Side: Tabitha Isner & the Trump Administration (31:35)

Campaign Finance (37:29) 

Outside of Politics (01:20:32)

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Five Things You Need to Know About Campaign Finance

The World Cup, Sudan, Iran, and the Census

Topics Discussed:

The Women's World Cup (03:43)
Sudan (09:41)
Iran (14:23)
Compliment the Other Side: Rep. Bennie Thompson & Connie Morella (25:33)
The Census (31:25)
Outside of Politics (53:41)

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Engaging Young Voters with Claire Harmon

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Social Work and Advocacy with Dr. Missy Bird

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The Democratic Primary Debates: Round One

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Wednesday night debate (01:46)

Thursday night debate (27:13)

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Detention Centers, E. Jean Carroll, and True Crime

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Topics Discussed:

  • Detention Centers at the Border (05:14)

  • E. Jean Carroll's Rape Accusation (26:25)

  • Compliment the Other Side: Tucker Carlson & Governor Kate Brown (32:05)

  • True Crime (41:31)

  • The Enneagram and Parenting (01:02:11)

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Mark Charles, Joe Biden, and Reparations

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Mark Charles on Reconciliation, Lament, and a Campaign for All the People

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