An elections administrator in Texas, Heider Garcia, uses a radical approach to try to win over election skeptics: tactical patience.
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Ira Glass brings us back to the moment of celebration when the anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment was passed in Ohio.
Washington Post reporter, Isaac Arnsdorf, and producer, Zoe Chace, continue the story about the takeover of the Republican party. Together, they hit the road to document how the presence of the MAGA newbies are changing things on the ground in Arizona. Isaac is writing a book all about the MAGA plot to take over America.
Reporter Sarah Gibson tells the story of a huge political divide in the tiny town of Croydon, NH – population 800. She follows local activists as they try to rally everyone to their side in time for a crucial town meeting.
Zoe Chace spends time with a lawmaker in Missouri on the day Roe fell who’d worked her whole life for this moment and can’t believe it’s really here.
Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughout the country.
A man in Mississippi tries to get his right to vote back. The state constitution provides a way to do that.
Host Ira Glass zooms in on five surreal minutes of Hungary’s opposition campaign. (5 minutes)
Producer Zoe Chace spends time with two brothers in Hungary, trying to win an election that’s basically impossible for them to win.
One of the last independent newspapers in Russia finds new ways to cover a war that the government doesn’t want them to cover.
Back in 1999 there was series of bombings of apartment buildings in Moscow and across Russia. 300 people died. It happened just as Vladimir Putin was coming to power.
Vladmir Putin’s approval rating among Russians is always stunningly high. Ira talks to reporter Charles Maynes to find out if that number is real and how it could be that high.
Disinformation and propaganda works differently in Putin’s Russia than it did during the Soviet Union. Instead of tamping down the opposition, the Russian government works to control the opposition.
Producer Alix Spiegel reports on the city of Pacifica, California. A huge fight erupted there after it was asked to start planning for sea level rise.
Hamza and Brian visit Tahir Alam, the alleged mastermind of a plot to ‘Islamize’ Birmingham’s schools.