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Timely interviews on politics and more.
India’s Uncounted COVID-19 Deaths
Rukmini S, a data journalist in Chennai, speaks about the coronavirus cases and death toll in India, and why unofficial statistics suggest that the true numbers are likely far greater than reported.
By Isaac ChotinerApril 27, 2021
The Significance of the Derek Chauvin Verdict
The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb discusses the trial’s outcome.
By David RemnickApril 20, 2021
How COVID-19 Surged Again in India
A conversation about the crisis in Mumbai and the risks of rapid reopening.
By Isaac ChotinerApril 20, 2021
How the Pandemic Changed Europe
The historian Adam Tooze discusses the vaccine rollout and shifting politics in the E.U.
By Isaac ChotinerApril 15, 2021
A Former Obama Official on the “Interlocking Set of Failures” at the Border
Cecilia Muñoz discusses the Biden Administration’s response to the recent surge of arrivals and how conversations about the border have changed during the past thirty years.
By Isaac ChotinerApril 6, 2021
Randi Weingarten on Opening Schools Safely
The head of the American Federation of Teachers discusses why she’s skeptical of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
By Isaac ChotinerApril 2, 2021
Recovering from the Emotional Challenges of the Pandemic
A psychologist considers the possible effects of a global experience of long-term stress.
By Isaac ChotinerMarch 30, 2021
The History of Anti-Asian-American Violence
The filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña discusses the Atlanta shootings, the murder of Vincent Chin, and the complexities of Asian identity in the United States.
By Isaac ChotinerMarch 25, 2021
The Humanitarian Challenge of Unaccompanied Children at the Border
A lawyer who met with children held in Border Patrol custody describes the urgency of expediting their release.
By Isaac ChotinerMarch 23, 2021
Harry, Meghan, and the Pact Between the Royals and the Press
The British writer and campaigner Anthony Barnett says the royal controversy is evidence of a country in crisis.
By Isaac ChotinerMarch 11, 2021
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