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52:30

How Trump's DOJ pressured the Southern District of NY to aid the White House

Geoffrey Berman served as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District. In his memoir, Holding the Line, he describes how the Dept. of Justice demanded he use his office to aid the Trump administration.

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43:46

Nina Totenberg looks back on her decades-long friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A talk with Nina Totenberg, NPR’s longtime legal affairs correspondent, covering the Supreme Court. Her new book Dinners with Ruth, is about her long friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which began before Ginsburg became a Supreme Court justice.

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How lawyers from one giant DC firm influenced Trump's Supreme Court picks

A talk with David Enrich about his book Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump and the Corruption of Justice.

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This former GOP hatchet man didn't support Trump — but still enabled him

As a Republican operative, Tim Miller worked with extreme right-wing media outlets and fed the populist outrage that helped radicalize much of the GOP voter base. His new book is Why We Did It.

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How the Trump White House misled the world about its family separation policy

The Atlantic's Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months filing lawsuits for documents to put together the story of the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border.

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How the Republican Party came to embrace conspiracy theories and denialism

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank examines how the GOP got to where it is today, with some elected leaders and candidates still endorsing the lie that Trump won. His book is The Destructionists.

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52:30

Undercover journalist in Afghanistan finds Taliban are abducting, imprisoning women

Filmmaker Ramita Navai Navai chronicles the Taliban's treatment of women in the new PBS Frontline documentary, Afghanistan Undercover, which she started researching in early 2020.

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34:24

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

New York Times journalist Charles Homans says scores of groups at the state and local levels, with the help of right wing media figures and activists, are taking aim at the electoral system.

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42:30

How the CPI became the most powerful messaging force in the MAGA universe

Journalist Maggie Severns explains how the Conservative Partnership Institute helped push the Republican party further to the right and became what she calls a "clubhouse" for insurrectionists.

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52:29

How the Supreme Court's move to the right could further transform life in the U.S.

The court's super majority of conservative judges has already passed down rulings about abortion and the 2nd Amendment. New York Times journalist Adam Liptak says more legal upheavals are likely.

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