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Five Women. This episode of This American Life looks at the various ways women deal with sexual harassment and how their experiences and backgrounds affect those decisions. “A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. . . Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?”
Philly’s new DA is raising a ruckus. Larry Kasner, Philadelphia’s new district attorney, is enacting reforms and approaching criminal prosecution in a whole new way, giving rise to hope and concern among the city’s law enforcement community.
Joe Kennedy’s New Democratic Party. VOX’s Ezra Klein sits down with Joe Kennedy to talk about the state of the Democratic party, the rise of Trumpism and where the party goes from here. An excellent interview with a compelling political figure.
Witness to the end of a country. Leopoldo Lopez, Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leader, is witnessing the collapse of one of South America’s most resource rich countries. His story, and that of his country, is a stark look at what happens when bad leadership results in even worse policy, and the dramatic effect it has on millions.