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October 26, 2019

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Should We Replace Private Insurance With Medicare for All?

As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system, including scrapping private health insurance and adopting “Medicare for All.” Is this a bold and effective way to repair health care in America? Or will it inflate the already swelled federal deficit?

October 19, 2019

Embedded - Gaining and Holding Power: A Profile of Mitch McConnell

In the latest Special Report from NPR's Embedded team, we hear a profile of one of the most powerful people in the country: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. How did he get where he is today? This hour-long special takes listeners on a journey, tracing McConnell’s career: from some of his earliest election races, to the huge - but largely unknown - influence he’s had in blocking campaign finance reform, to his relationship with a most unlikely ally, President Donald Trump. 

October 12, 2019

"Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns" Radio Companion

The filmmakers behind "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns" offer an inside view of how they created the documentary series and share highlights from what they discovered along the way. 

In this special hosted by Jessie Scott, we'll hear a lot of the songs and talk with writer and producer Dayton Duncan, producer Julie Dunfey and director Ken Burns.

October 5, 2019

The End of Days - How Christian Zionism is Transforming US Policy in the Middle East

The GroundTruth Project and WGBH News go inside the movement of Christian Zionism, its potent political alliances, the hundreds of millions of dollars it’s poured into Israel, and a theology that some would consider inherently anti-semitic.

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