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The Breach is a powerful weekly examination of the policy and politics rolling in like a thundercloud in and around the Trump administration, and we feature expert guests like Jeet Heer, Zephyr Teachout, and Rick Perlstein. Learn more at https://rewire.news/breach.

The Breach is a powerful weekly examination of the policy and politics rolling in like a thundercloud in and around the Trump administration, and we feature expert guests like Jeet Heer, Zephyr Teachout, and Rick Perlstein. Learn more at https://rewire.news/breach.
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The Breach is a powerful weekly examination of the policy and politics rolling in like a thundercloud in and around the Trump administration, and we feature expert guests like Jeet Heer, Zephyr Teachout, and Rick Perlstein. Learn more at https://rewire.news/breach.

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@Rewire_News

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202-525-6262


Episodes

Part 1: Investigating Big Horn County

9/25/2018
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Part 1 of 3–all 3 parts available now. When Montana county prosecutor Jay Harris announced he was going to seek protective orders for fetuses against pregnant people who use drugs or alcohol, it made international news. So why doesn’t anybody know that more than a dozen Native women have been criminally charged for the same behavior just a few hours away? Join host Lindsay Beyerstein for a completely new investigative season of The Breach exploring one central question: What happens when...

Duration:00:32:23

Part 2: Discovering 240-D in Fort Peck

9/25/2018
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Part 2 of 3–all 3 parts available now. When Montana county prosecutor Jay Harris announced he was going to seek protective orders for fetuses against pregnant people who use drugs or alcohol, it made international news. So why doesn’t anybody know that more than a dozen Native women have been criminally charged for the same behavior just a few hours away? Join host Lindsay Beyerstein for a completely new investigative season of The Breach exploring one central question: What happens when...

Duration:00:51:06

Part 3: Meeting Renée in Jail

9/25/2018
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Part 3 of 3–all 3 parts available now. When Montana county prosecutor Jay Harris announced he was going to seek protective orders for fetuses against pregnant people who use drugs or alcohol, it made international news. So why doesn’t anybody know that more than a dozen Native women have been criminally charged for the same behavior just a few hours away? Join host Lindsay Beyerstein for a completely new investigative season of The Breach exploring one central question: What happens when...

Duration:00:37:50

Coming 9/25: A Nine-Month Investigation Leads to A Story You Have to Hear

9/4/2018
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It’s taken nine months, but The Breach is back with an entirely new format. We found one story that was so compelling that we had to follow it wherever it led. This story is about pregnancy and drug use. It’s about Native people and tribal sovereignty. It’s about the search for justice. It’s a story nobody has told outside of a small community, but one that everybody needs to hear.

Duration:00:01:26

How the United States Is Poisoning Native American Communities

12/12/2017
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Award-winning journalist Suzette Brewer discusses the issues facing Native American communities in the era of President Donald Trump. At reservations all over the country, water is being poisoned as toxins from mines seep into the local water supplies. And now the Trump administration wants to dramatically increase drilling on public lands, putting even more tribes at risk.

Duration:00:38:15

Calculating the Human Cost of the Terrible Tax Bill

12/5/2017
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Chye-Ching Huang of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to break down exactly how the Senate tax bill will shift massive amounts of wealth from working people to corporations and the rich.

Duration:00:29:51

Sarah Kendzior on the ‘Oligarch Envy’ Haunting President Trump

11/28/2017
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Journalist Sarah Kendzior returns to shine a light on the surprisingly coherent, and wholly anti-democratic, philosophy driving many of the choices of President Donald Trump. Kendzior, who speaks Russian and earned her PhD studying politics and propaganda in post-Soviet republics, also discusses the systemic challenges facing the mainstream media and U.S. intelligence agencies in the current political climate.

Duration:00:30:57

The Breach: Rebecca Traister on the ‘Harvey Weinstein Effect’

11/21/2017
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Rebecca Traister, award-winning journalist and writer at large for New York magazine, joins Lindsay to discuss the righteous anger that has been unleashed by reports of Harvey Weinstein and countless other powerful men perpetrating sexual violence against women.

Duration:00:34:31

The Breach: Indicting Trump’s Inner Circle

11/14/2017
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Andy Wright, a law professor and former associate counsel to President Obama, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss what the indictment of Paul Manafort and guilty plea of George Papadopoulos reveal about the next steps of Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump and his campaign associates.

Duration:00:34:19

Voting Rights Are Being Systematically Dismantled

11/7/2017
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Journalist Ari Berman joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss his jaw-dropping Mother Jones story about Wisconsin voter suppression in 2016 and how that may be the start of a much larger trend.

Duration:00:30:47

How the FBI Is Targeting Black Activists

10/31/2017
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The FBI has identified so-called "Black Identity Extremists" as a threat to law enforcement, according to a leaked memo. If you’re wondering what a "Black Identity Extremist" is, you’re not alone. Senior Staff Attorney Nusrat Choudhury of the ACLU’s Racial Equality Program joins Lindsay to explain the FBI’s newest crackpot theory about Black activism and the threat it poses to the people they are targeting.

Duration:00:25:35

What Everyone Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis

10/24/2017
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Sanho Tree returns to discuss the bad assumptions underpinning the DEA’s approach to the opioid crisis and explain the latest alarming news from the Philippines.

Duration:00:28:47

How Likely Is World War III?

10/17/2017
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Security journalist Ankit Panda returns to discuss whether Donald Trump’s erratic decisions and aggressive rhetoric will lead to war with North Korea, Iran, or another nation.

Duration:00:36:03

How and Why Trump Is Screwing Over Puerto Rico

10/10/2017
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Medical anthropologist Dr. Adia Benton joins Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss why the government and private donors are treating Puerto Ricans like second-class citizens in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Duration:00:33:17

Trump’s DACA Repeal Is a Ticking Time Bomb

9/12/2017
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Tina Vasquez, Rewire’s immigration reporter, joins Lindsay to talk about the fate of the 800,000 young people who could face mass deportation now that President Donald Trump has called off the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. Trump has given Congress six months to fix a legislative problem it has been unable to crack for the last 16 years, and the futures of these young people hang in the balance.

Duration:00:32:15

The Symbiosis of Donald Trump and The Worst People in America

9/5/2017
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Author and professor Jared Yates Sexton joins Lindsay to dissect the way President Donald Trump’s brand of cognitive dissonance and unreality is empowering right-wing extremism across the United States, and how he harnessed those dark cultural and political forces to take the White House.

Duration:00:30:33

The Weaponization of 'Fake News'

8/29/2017
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In the latest episode of The Breach, host Lindsay Beyerstein is joined by award-winning journalist Brooke Binkowski, the managing editor of Snopes, to discuss the ever-evolving "fake news" landscape. As verifiably false stories loosely based on urban legends continue to gain traction on social media and elsewhere, real journalism is increasingly lost in the noise. Binkowski explains how we arrived at our current crisis, what defenders of legitimate news can do to combat it, and the chilling...

Duration:00:29:31

Fighting Trump's Efforts to Suppress the Vote

8/22/2017
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Natasha Merle, a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss how false allegations of voter fraud are being used to suppress the votes of communities of color. Merle and her organization are suing Donald Trump’s handpicked electoral commission for intentional discrimination against Black and Latino voters. Merle explains how voter ID laws have become the modern-day equivalent of poll taxes, imposing undue burdens on vulnerable people...

Duration:00:27:27

How Our Looming Constitutional Crisis Could Play Out

8/15/2017
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Subscribe to The Breach in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. From his hesitation in denouncing Nazis in Charlottesville to his attacks on the free press, Donald Trump is governing like an authoritarian. This approach threatens to bring the President into conflict with Congress, the courts, and even the military. Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on government at Harvard University and a columnist at Slate, joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to explore Mounk’s hypothesis that Trump is...

Duration:00:24:28

Democrats Should Stop Taking Black Women for Granted

8/8/2017
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Are the Democrats going soft on choice? Reproductive justice advocate and NARAL Missouri board member Pamela Merritt joins host Lindsay Beyerstein to discuss the rhetoric of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Ben Ray Luján who decided to remind everyone that the DCCC has no “litmus test” on abortion. Merritt explains why it's impossible to achieve economic justice without addressing reproductive justice and that Democrats who try to tackle the former while ignoring the latter...

Duration:00:30:47