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This moment demands an explanation. This show is on a mission to find it. Only what you want to know, none of what you don’t. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Powered by New York Times journalism. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.


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Friday, Sept.15, 2017

September 15th, 2017

The Democrats are having a moment. In President Trump’s latest dealmaking with Democratic leadership, he says he’ll give up his most central campaign promise — at least for now: “The wall will come later.” Guests: Glenn Thrush, a White House correspondent for The New York Times; Senator Bernie Sanders, who talks with us about how he’s using this...

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Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

September 14th, 2017

Nearly 400,000 Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent weeks. How could a small nation celebrated by the United States as a “good news” story of transition to democracy now be condemned by the United Nations as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”? Guest: Hannah Beech, the Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information...

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Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

September 13th, 2017

Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is now undisputed. What’s less clear is the role of the country’s media. A Times reporter went to Moscow to see how the Kremlin is waging an information war against the West. Guest: Jim Rutenberg, media columnist for The Times who recently returned from Russia. For more information on today’s episode,...

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Tuesday, Sept.12, 2017

September 12th, 2017

He loves Whitney Houston, the Chicago Bulls and intercontinental ballistic missiles: what we know about the 33-year-old dictator of North Korea. And the latest on the United Nations plan for sanctions against North Korea, which fall significantly short of the penalties the Trump administration proposed last week. Guests: David E. Sanger, our...