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The NPR Politics Podcast

The NPR Politics Podcast

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Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

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How To Make The Public Safer? It's A Lot Harder Than Just Hiring More Police
JUN 20, 2022
How To Make The Public Safer? It's A Lot Harder Than Just Hiring More Police
A special episode from our friends at Code Switch:

In the wake of violence and tragedies, people are often left in search of ways to feel safe again. That almost inevitably to conversations about the role of police. On today's episode, we're talking to the author and sociologist Alex Vitale, who argues that many spaces in U.S. society over-rely on the police to prevent problems that are better addressed through other means. Doing so, he says, can prevent us from properly investing in resources and programs that could make the country safer in the long run.

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This episode was fact-checked by Alyssa Jeong Perry and Christina Cala. Summer Thomad, Alyssa Jeong Perry, Diba Mohtasham and Christina Cala contributed to the production.
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Inflation At 40-Year High; Jan. 6 Committee Wants To Talk To Ginni Thomas
JUN 17, 2022
Inflation At 40-Year High; Jan. 6 Committee Wants To Talk To Ginni Thomas
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Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reportedly said she'd be willing to speak to the committee following reporting by the Washington Post that Thomas was communicating with a Trump legal adviser at the heart of the probe.

And the Federal Reserve escalated its battle against inflation Wednesday, announcing the largest interest rate hike in 28 years as the central bank struggles to regain control over soaring prices.

This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and voting reporter Miles Parks.

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