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- June 29, 2020

Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals, citing the Supreme Court’s adherence to precedent, to invalidate a Louisiana law that required doctors at clinics that perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

Plus, lawmakers in both parties are asking for more information after press reports suggested that Russian operatives have paid Afghan insurgents to target U.S. forces.

This episode: congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell correspondent Sarah McCammon, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, election security editor Phil Ewing, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Politics Podcast

- June 26, 2020

Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 2020

At the first coronavirus taskforce briefing in months, Vice President Mike Pence reiterated that the White House was there to support states in their response to the pandemic and touted the administration’s response so far despite the country’s high death toll. And Attorney General William Barr talks to NPR about the pile of controversies facing the Department of Justice.

This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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- June 26, 2020
12 am The Zombies – This Will Be Our Year

Politics Podcast

- June 25, 2020

Congress Probably Won’t Agree On Police Reform

A day after Democrats blocked a Republican proposal in the Senate, they are set to pass a reform plan of their own in the House. Lawmakers appear pessimistic about the chances of compromise legislation.

This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.

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Politics Podcast

- June 24, 2020

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady

The United States isn’t experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus—because the first wave never ended. While original hotspots of the outbreak, like New York and New Jersey, have seen declines, population centers in the south, including Texas, are seeing record numbers of cases. White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci testified about the pandemic yesterday on Capitol Hill.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, science correspondent Richard Harris, and KUT reporter Asley Lopez.

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Politics Podcast

- June 23, 2020

Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?

Closely-watched congressional primaries in New York and Kentucky will test how well progressives fare in two very different parts of the country.

And reporting from a Michigan suburb on how folks there view the racial justice protests and the president’s response to the pandemic.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Kentucky Public Radio reporter Ryland Barton, and campaign correspondent Asma Khalid.

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- June 22, 2020
6 pm The Foundations – Build Me up Buttercup

Politics Podcast

- June 22, 2020

Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies

President Trump has removed a top Justice Department official, Geoffrey Berman, whose office has overseen the prosecutions of several of the president’s associates.

And the president’s Saturday rally was a return to form for Trump, but fell short of expectations set by his campaign.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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- June 21, 2020
12 pm Cage the Elephant – Cigarette Daydreams

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- June 19, 2020
7 pm The Hunna – She’s Casual
7 pm Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better
7 pm MGMT – Electric Feel
7 pm The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Politics Podcast

- June 19, 2020

Weekly Roundup: June 19th, 2020

In Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, President Trump will hold his first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic seized the United States. The top public health official there said he hoped it would be delayed and the campaign agreed to limited public health precautions.

And, new allegations from a former national security adviser draw White House ire.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Politics Podcast

- June 18, 2020

In 5-4 Decision, Supreme Court Lets DACA Stand

The Supreme Court has extended a life-support line to some 650,000 so-called “Dreamers” on Thursday, allowing them to remain safe from deportation. In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts said the decision was not about the Trump administration’s authority to end the program, but rather about its “arbitrary” justification.

This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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Politics Podcast

- June 17, 2020

NPR Analysis: Biden Has Early Edge On 2020 Political Map

President Trump is in a political hole and has a lot of ground to make up over the next five months if he hopes to win another term, an NPR analysis of the Electoral College map finds.

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This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Politics Podcast

- June 16, 2020

What Trump’s Policing Order Does (And Doesn’t) Do

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday encouraging police departments to improve training — a step critics say falls short of what is needed to curb police officers’ use of force against people of color.

This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.

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Politics Podcast

- June 15, 2020

Supreme Court: LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Is Illegal

The vote was 6-3 with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court’s four liberal justices in the majority. “In Title VII, Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee’s sex when deciding to fire that employee,” the court held in Monday’s decision. “We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.”

In this episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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Politics Podcast

- June 14, 2020

It’s Been a Minute: ‘Not Just Another Protest’

There is so much to unpack in this current moment. Sam has a candid conversation with Aunt Betty about how history has shaped her view of the current protests, and he walks around downtown Los Angeles to get the perspective of people he meets. Sam also talks to BuzzFeed News reporter Melissa Segura on her recent reporting about police unions and what they mean for reform, and Morning Edition executive producer Kenya Young about being a black parent during this time and the ‘talk’ she has to give her sons.

NPR has curated a podcast playlist to amplify conversations about law enforcement, racial injustice, and the black American experience. You can stream this playlist via Spotify and NPR One.

‘It’s Been a Minute’ is produced by Jinae West, Anjuli Sastry, Andrea Gutierrez and Hafsa Fathima. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our intern is Hafsa Fathima. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin.

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- June 12, 2020
8 pm Maggie Rogers – Fallingwater

Politics Podcast

- June 12, 2020

The Ground Is Shifting In Trump’s Culture War

President Trump and his campaign are sticking to culture war messaging even as some congressional Republicans cede ground on police reform as an increasing majority of Americans voice their support for the protests.

This episode: campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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- June 11, 2020
10 pm Kimya Dawson – The Beer