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The news show from @WAMU885 and @NPR, hosted by @jwhitepubradio.
Feb 2 7 tweets 3 min read
We're live, talking about health insurance denials.

@DavidArmstrongX, @PatrickMRucker, and Janet Patton are with us.

bit.ly/3jsaDOM Propublica's @DavidArmstrongX & Capitol Forum's @PatrickMRucker are investigating health insurance denials. We're talking about their work - and you can read it here.

propublica.org/article/united…
Feb 1 9 tweets 7 min read
We're live, asking tattoo artists about their work.

@kandacelayneart, @ladyltattoos, and Debbie Snax are with us.

bit.ly/3DyeZuK @kandacelayneart @LadyLTattoos .@kandacelayneart was one of a few Black tattoo artists in her area.

"I wasn't really seeing anybody that looked like me," "It was just something that I had to do. The lack of representation was a driving force to me."
Feb 1 6 tweets 4 min read
We're live, talking to @awhager about the Colorado River.

wamu.fm/3wKBjgP @awhager Six states have agreed to help the government shore up water reserves.

"They have a plan to keep one and a half million acre feet of water in the lakes. They are correcting for evaporation," says @awhager.
Feb 1 10 tweets 5 min read
We're live, talking to @andrewsparfea, @JNelsonLDF, @AdamLaats, @ShevrinJones, and @nataliapetrzela about how we teach African American history.

wamu.fm/3wMMxRT "What we have to remember at the end of the day is that education, in general, is about making sure students have knowledge and information and they understand both sides of varying issues," @andrewsparfea
Jan 31 7 tweets 5 min read
We're live, talking about gas stoves with @rebleber, @bradytoday, and @BrianKavanaghNY.

wamu.fm/3Y49RWQ @rebleber @bradytoday @BrianKavanaghNY Do new gas stoves burn all gas that goes to a burner? Or do they release unburned gas?

"New research is showing that about 1 percent of natural gas delivered to the stove is leaking as unburned methane," says @bradytoday.
Jan 31 5 tweets 4 min read
We're live, talking about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

@dhume and @khanumarfa are with us.

wamu.fm/3kSjxFK @dhume @khanumarfa "If the [Modi BBC] documentary was not banned, I think not so many people would watch the documentary as they are now," @khanumarfa says. "The government should realize that In 2023 it is impossible to ban information."
Jan 30 8 tweets 4 min read
We're live, talking about alcohol, dry January, and how much we drink.

@StinaMair, Aaron White, Khadi A. Oluwatoyin, and Derek Brown are with us.

wamu.fm/3Ybd9YH "There's a large swath of Americans that are thinking more about alcohol... deaths around alcohol jumped 20 percent in the first year of the pandemic," says Aaron White with @NIAAAnews. "We seem to be moving in two directions at once."
Nov 22, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
We're live, talking about multigenerational households with @SingletaryM, @AHSolomon, and @HopeMHarvey.

wamu.fm/3ADwjgt @SingletaryM @AHSolomon @HopeMHarvey "We know that we spend such a great percentage of our income on housing, anywhere from 30 to 50 to 60 percent," says @SingletaryM.

"If you are able to curtail that,m that leaves you money on the table to put into your retirement account."
Nov 22, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read
We're live, talking about the future of this website/app.

@alexeheath, @mingle74, @GerberKawasaki, and @losangelista are with us.

wamu.fm/3TWrm9m Data scientist @mingle74 worked on content moderation at Twitter before being laid off.

"It was an extremely stressful and chaotic time. Even before the purchase, Musk had made statements disparaging content moderation - so we had a target on our backs."
Nov 21, 2022 8 tweets 6 min read
We're live, talking about the nature of our democracy.

@PenielJoseph and @rosenjeffrey are with us.

wamu.fm/3EPca9x @PenielJoseph @RosenJeffrey "Equity and equality are two different things, and for voting, that's really important... equity is the understanding that some of us start at different places," says @PenielJoseph
Jul 11, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
We're live discussing the impact of Christian nationalism on politics with @ndrewwhitehead @JemarTisby and @KathStewart. the1a.org/segments/chris… @ndrewwhitehead @JemarTisby @KathStewart “Christian nationalism cuts across all different sectarian divides. It’s a cultural framework. We’ve seen increasing visibility of right-wing fundamentalists from all sectors support Christian nationalism. They see the church and state as co-extensive.” @JemarTisby.
May 31, 2022 10 tweets 6 min read
We're live, talking about gun control legislation with @CoryBooker, @adamwinkler, @JenniferMascia, and Darrell Miller.

wamu.fm/3z8qJm3 @CoryBooker @adamwinkler @JenniferMascia "We are allowing people every day, over 300 people on average, to be shot, to be sacrificed on the altar of our federal inaction," says @CoryBooker.
May 3, 2022 16 tweets 8 min read
We're live, talking about the leaked opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade.

@LeahLitman, @maryrziegler, and @CAKitchener are with us.

wamu.fm/3KEc2tj @LeahLitman @maryrziegler @CAKitchener "This [draft opinion] reflects exactly the sort of things conservative justices said in December. I'm shocked and not shocked." @maryrziegler
May 3, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
We're live, talking about the 2022 midterms and Donald Trump's influence over the GOP with @GabbyOrr_, @AliDagnes, and @SarahLongwell25.

wamu.fm/3KHYSLD @GabbyOrr_ @AliDagnes @SarahLongwell25 "There are four candidates running in this race that are very much neck-and-neck and none of them have been running on the matter of abortion," says @GabbyOrr_ of Ohio's primary. "Almost all of them have been running on immigration, inflation and the economy."
May 2, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
We're live, looking at where Elon Musk is going to come up with $44 billion for the site/app you're currently on.

@John__Hyatt, Edward McCaffery, @eisingerj, and @LaurenMaillian are with us.

wamu.fm/3MBc8mS How is Elon Musk paying for Twitter?

There's $13 billion in bank loans, $12.5 in margin loans & $21 billion in equity financing - money Musk is putting in himself (with, maybe, some help), says @John__Hyatt.
May 2, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
We're live, looking at the past, present, and future of NATO with @jteurope, @RobertPszczel, and @e_sarotte.

wamu.fm/37T93zZ @jteurope @RobertPszczel @e_sarotte "There was a kind of education process that was needed," says @RobertPszczel of Poland joining NATO. "We've done a lot of homework and that goes both for the political and the military side [of NATO]."
Apr 14, 2022 8 tweets 6 min read
We're live, talking to doctors who provide gender-affirming care.

@GinaSequeiraMD, @Get_Plume's Dr. Jerrica Kirkley, and @uabpeds' Morissa Ladinksy are with us.

wamu.fm/3uHoEuS @GinaSequeiraMD @get_plume @uabpeds “Gender affirming care is formed by the lived experience of trans-people.” @get_plume. "It’s a form of healthcare that embraces the diversity of gender identity. It’s starts at the level of their regular community pediatrician." @uabpeds Dr. Morissa Ladinsky.
Apr 13, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
We're live, listening to @Duke4Top and The Four Tops on The Sounds of America.

wamu.fm/37h77AP @Duke4Top "Never in my wildlest dreams did I think that a song we would be a part of could be in the Library of Congress. It's there forever," says Fakir.
Apr 13, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
We're live with @LibnOfCongress, kicking off the next edition of the Sounds of America.

wamu.fm/3uDd8kj @LibnOfCongress What's the purpose of this project?

"You're giving people a way to live and re-live history ... the sounds take you there," says @LibnOfCongress.

We couldn't agree more.
Apr 13, 2022 8 tweets 4 min read
We're live, talking to WBEZ's @shannon_h about the new podcast "Motive."

wamu.fm/3E72Snv @shannon_h The new season of "Motive" explores the opaque parts of our criminal justice system – when people serving time fall victim to physical, emotional and mental abuse. @shannon_h says "It's important to talk about larger pictures, not just the sensational cases."
Apr 13, 2022 9 tweets 6 min read
We're live, talking about who would hold Russia accountable for war crimes.

@alexgwhiting and @AUWCL's Diane Orentlicher are with us.

wamu.fm/3M0SuQN @alexgwhiting @AUWCL "The laws of war regulates how wars can be conducted. But it doesn't tell us when a war is illegal but rather it seeks to protect civilians and structures like schools and churches." Diane Orentlicher of @AUWCL