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Politics Podcast

- August 12, 2020

In First Campaign Event, Kamala Harris Prosecutes Trump

Kamala Harris came out swinging, forceful in her critiques of President Trump at her first appearance on the campaign trail since Joe Biden selected her to serve as his running mate. How effective will she be in that role during the campaign? And what will President Trump’s attacks look like while running against a woman of color?

READ: Harris, As Biden’s Running Mate, Says Case Against Trump Is ‘Open And Shut’

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Politics Podcast

- August 11, 2020

Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?

Who is Kamala Harris and why did Joe Biden select her to serve as his vice president and running mate? The NPR Politics team sits down to discuss the California senator’s record, experience as a prosecutor, and how she might fit into the Biden campaign.

READ:
In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate
Who Is Kamala Harris?

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and political reporter Juana Summers.

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Politics Podcast

- August 10, 2020

Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election

Who will win Arizona, Trump or Biden? How is the coronavirus being handled in the state? Who is to blame? NPR and Marist College held a virtual focus group with voters of all stripes in this new battleground.

READ: Arizona Focus Group Sees Trump’s Crime Attack On Biden As ‘Far From Reality’

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Juana Summers, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Music

- August 10, 2020
7 am Cardi B – WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)

Music

- August 9, 2020
1 pm Kehlani – All Me (feat. Keyshia Cole)

Music

- August 8, 2020
11 pm SZA – Go Gina
11 pm Cardi B – Please Me
11 pm Teyana Taylor – Issues/Hold On
11 pm Megan Thee Stallion – Cash Shit (feat. DaBaby)
11 pm Kehlani – Honey
11 pm SZA – Normal Girl
11 pm Cardi B – wAp (fEAt. mEgAn thEe stAllIOn)
11 pm Alex Melton – Staring at the Sun
11 pm Alex Melton – Circles
4 pm Alex Melton – Sunflower
3 pm Alex Melton – Saint-Tropez
3 pm Alex Melton – Spoil My Night
3 pm Alex Melton – Congratulations
3 pm Alex Melton – Saint-Tropez

Politics Podcast

- August 7, 2020

Weekly Roundup: August 7th

Coronavirus stimulus package negotiations are stuck at “no deal.”

Meanwhile, tens of millions of Americans remain jobless.

Trump may accept the nomination at the White House, a violation of norms and maybe laws.

And in a rare big interview, Joe Biden talked China and put his foot in his mouth.

On Consider This from NPR: Trump signs TikTok Executive Order

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Music

- August 6, 2020
10 pm Danny Elfman – Spider-Man 2 Main Title

Politics Podcast

- August 6, 2020

Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate

READ: Senate Republicans Face Uphill Fight To Hold Majority

Republican strategists worry that the party may not be able to hold the Senate, and they almost certainly will not be able to significantly expand their majority in the chamber. And in the House, a historic seven incumbents have lost their primary races. What’s behind the wave?

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Politics Podcast

- August 5, 2020

Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-19

As Congress stagnates on aid and Biden’s convention duties go virtual, states are feeling the pain of the coronavirus. More than 150 thousand Americans have died and that number is growing by more than a thousand a day.

In Georgia, schools are reopening — many in person. In California, disagreements abound about the best path forward. And, what will the election look like under these conditions?

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, campaign correspondent Kelsey Snell, Scott Shafer of KQED, and Emma Hurt of WABE.

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Politics Podcast

- August 4, 2020

Trump’s TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens

President Trump said Monday that TikTok will close Sept. 15 unless it’s bought by an American company. Microsoft is in discussions with TikTok parent company ByteDance over a possible purchase. It is the latest example of U.S. tensions with China manifesting as fights over technology.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and technology reporter Bobby Allyn.

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Politics Podcast

- August 3, 2020

The 2020 Battleground Map—With 90 Days Left.

NPR’s 2020 Battleground Map

The latest NPR analysis of the Electoral College has several states shifting in Biden’s favor, and he now has a 297-170 advantage over Trump with exactly three months to go until Election Day.

This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Music

- August 2, 2020
2 pm Tina Turner – The Best – Edit
2 pm Kenny Loggins – Footloose
2 pm Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Remastered 2011
2 pm The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry – Single Version
2 pm Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
2 pm Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
2 pm ABBA – Dancing Queen