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WNYC, Minnesota Public Radio, and The Economist are joining forces on a new live call in show. It’s called Indivisible and it’s public radio’s national conversation about America in a time of change. Indivisible will air for the first 100 days of the new administration beginning on Monday, January 23rd and will air Mondays through Thursdays from 8-9pm ET for 14 weeks. The show will feature a different host and focus each night, bringing listeners across every divide together to weigh in and participate in lively, candid, and inclusive conversations. Hosts include radio personalities whose work is distinguished by its focus on listener interaction: WNYC’s Brian Lehrer; longtime conservative radio host Charlie Sykes; Kai Wright, host of WNYC Studios' podcasts There Goes the Neighborhood and The United States of Anxiety, The Economist's John Prideaux and Anne McElvoy; and MPR's Kerri Miller. #indivisibleradio

WNYC, Minnesota Public Radio, and The Economist are joining forces on a new live call in show. It’s called Indivisible and it’s public radio’s national conversation about America in a time of change. Indivisible will air for the first 100 days of the new administration beginning on Monday, January 23rd and will air Mondays through Thursdays from 8-9pm ET for 14 weeks. The show will feature a different host and focus each night, bringing listeners across every divide together to weigh in and participate in lively, candid, and inclusive conversations. Hosts include radio personalities whose work is distinguished by its focus on listener interaction: WNYC’s Brian Lehrer; longtime conservative radio host Charlie Sykes; Kai Wright, host of WNYC Studios' podcasts There Goes the Neighborhood and The United States of Anxiety, The Economist's John Prideaux and Anne McElvoy; and MPR's Kerri Miller. #indivisibleradio
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WNYC, Minnesota Public Radio, and The Economist are joining forces on a new live call in show. It’s called Indivisible and it’s public radio’s national conversation about America in a time of change. Indivisible will air for the first 100 days of the new administration beginning on Monday, January 23rd and will air Mondays through Thursdays from 8-9pm ET for 14 weeks. The show will feature a different host and focus each night, bringing listeners across every divide together to weigh in and participate in lively, candid, and inclusive conversations. Hosts include radio personalities whose work is distinguished by its focus on listener interaction: WNYC’s Brian Lehrer; longtime conservative radio host Charlie Sykes; Kai Wright, host of WNYC Studios' podcasts There Goes the Neighborhood and The United States of Anxiety, The Economist's John Prideaux and Anne McElvoy; and MPR's Kerri Miller. #indivisibleradio

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Episodes

Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars

5/4/2017
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Even though the Indivisible has ended, we want to let you in on the sequel to another podcast, hosted by Kai Wright, that continues to build on our national conversation about America in a time of change. The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars introduces you to people who have been battling to shape America’s political culture for decades. We profile culture warriors, past and present, who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. We connect...

Duration: 00:06:02


Week 14: Join The Conversation

4/24/2017
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Listeners are the guests on this episode of Indivisible. The whole hour will be open for callers to tell the hosts, Kai Wright, Anne McElvoy, and John Prideaux, how they’re feeling almost 100 days into Trump’s presidency. Whatever you may have thought on Inauguration Day -- have you changed your mind about President Trump in these past 14 weeks? Military families, do you feel you’re in good hands with this commander in chief? Democrats, Republicans and anyone else, let us know what...

Duration: 00:59:14


Week 13: How Do We Get America Back To Work?

4/20/2017
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When GM idled its plant in Janesville, Wisconsin in 2008, the town became emblematic of a crisis facing many communities in middle America. When traditional manufacturing leaves – for whatever reason – economies are turned upside down, the collective identity changes, and very often depression sets in. While it may seem outdated to some that a community will identify with a corporation, that’s just what happened for decades. Losing the plant left many in Janesville searching for a...

Duration: 00:59:23


Week 13: Life In The White House Press Room

4/18/2017
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The White House Press Room has had a storied history since it was created under President Nixon. Today, it's no longer just a source of news updates for journalists -- it's also good at generating its own headlines. President Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer has caught a lot of flack in his new post. last week he got in trouble for saying Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons during the Holocaust. And there are his frequent attacks on the media. And Dippin' Dots. On this episode of...

Duration: 00:59:14


Week 13: Feminism In The Age Of Trump

4/17/2017
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On this episode of Indivisible, we’re talking about feminism in the age of Trump. Are we all seeing politics and life through the lens of gender more than before the election? Collier Meyerson from The Nation and Soraya Chemaly from the Women’s Media Center join hosts Kai Wright and Anne McElvoy to talk about the status of women according to the new administration and what that reflects about our culture. We’ll also discuss global feminism and what signals Trump’s election sends to women...

Duration: 00:59:23


Week 12: Trump's Ever Changing Military Policy

4/12/2017
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From Syria to North Korea, the Trump administration in the last week has started flexing its military and foreign policy muscles around the world. And on Tuesday, the president pulled back on his stance against NATO, saying after a meeting with the Secretary General that the military alliance is "no longer obsolete." Great meeting w/ NATO Sec. Gen. We agreed on the importance of getting countries to pay their fair share & focus on the threat of terrorism. pic.twitter.com/e3ACOOOb0y April...

Duration: 00:59:20


Week 12: The Fallout From Trump's Strike on Syria

4/10/2017
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Last week President Trump exercised his military muscle for the first time, ordering a missile strike of an airfield in Syria. The Trump administration says that Assad’s regime was responsible for a chemical attack and that the missile strike was a proportional response to a violation of the laws of war that prohibit chemical weapons. But why is this so significant? This is the first time the U.S. has attacked Syria and the Assad regime since the civil war started over 6 years ago. If...

Duration: 00:57:36


Week 11: Is The American Dream Still Alive?

4/6/2017
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Our ethos – the American Dream – has propelled generations of immigrants to pursue a better life. The promise of success and prosperity through hard work or even luck brought many to our shores and borders and still does. But does the American Dream still exist for their descendants, the once robust middle class, or the new immigrants? And what about the less quantifiable metrics of the American Dream, like happiness? After all, it’s not just the economics of upward mobility that inspires...

Duration: 00:59:21


Week 11: Ask Paul Ryan Anything

4/5/2017
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Paul Ryan joins host Charlie Sykes. The two Wisconsin conservatives have known each other for decades -- but find themselves in very different places in the Trump era. Charlie will be asking listeners for questions, then select his favorites to pose to the Speaker. They’ll also discuss tax reform, health care, and more. On this episode, Charlie also sits down with former Congressman Reid Ribble. The Republican represented Wisconsin’s 8th District for 6 years and was, for a time, a member...

Duration: 00:59:22


Week 11: Introducing a New Social Experiment

4/4/2017
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On Day 75 of Donald Trump's presidency, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt and progressive MTV news correspondent Ana Marie Cox compare notes with host Brian Lehrer on a breathtaking list of ways the Trump administration is challenging norms. In just the last week, he's pushed the limits – from praising the authoritarian Egyptian president to proposing an end to pre-existing condition protections in health care reform. Do you think @POTUS is steering the country in the right...

Duration: 00:59:16


Week 11: What Do We Have To Gain From China?

4/3/2017
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On this episode of Indivisible, we look ahead at President Trump's upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. And considering Trump's comments about China in the past -- that we need to balance the trade deficit, and that China needs to be a better watchdog for North Korea -- this looks to be a contentious meeting. China is not our friend. They are not our ally. They want to overtake us, and if we don’t get smart and tough soon, they will. February 21, 2013 Hosts Kai Wright and...

Duration: 00:59:20


Week 10: Religion And The Voting Booth

3/30/2017
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More young Americans than ever are in a group called the “nones”— or the religiously unaffiliated – and fewer of us are attending any sort of organized religious services. Still, many Americans self-identify as religious and, in fact, white Evangelical voters were instrumental in the success of Donald Trump’s presidential bid. How does faith identity influence political beliefs? Are Americans more or less engaged with their faith communities now? On this episode of Indivisible, host...

Duration: 00:59:20


Week 10: The GOP Fight For Health Care Reform Lives On

3/29/2017
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Last week, the GOP failed to earn the number of votes required to pass their “repeal and replace” solution to the Affordable Care Act. The president and the party seemed to be ready to move on and set their sights on their next agenda item. ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry! March 25, 2017 But on Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan affirmed that the effort to provide the American people with a new and...

Duration: 00:59:22


Week 10: Can Obamacare Be Saved?

3/28/2017
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Until last week, Andy Slavitt’s job was to run Obamacare. Now he’s trying to save it. On this episode of Indivisible, Brian Lehrer talks to Slavitt, the health care executive who headed the Affordable Care Act under President Obama, about what it will take to preserve portions of Obamacare (Hint: Compromise). Brian will also talk to Martha Kuhl, who works as a nurse at a Children's hospital in Oakland, CA and is Secretary-Treasurer at National Nurses United, about why we can’t compromise...

Duration: 00:59:08


Week 10: Can Trump Bring 'The Art Of The Deal' To The Presidency?

3/27/2017
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On this episode of Indivisible, historian Francis Fukuyama discusses with hosts Kai Wright and Anne McElvoy what the inability to repeal Obamacare means for President’s Trump’s ability to achieve his agenda – and whether a president who projects strength can continue to withstand failures. Plus, the Takeaway’s Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, offers his take on how President Trump is perceived in Washington. Listeners are invited to call-in especially if you supported Trump...

Duration: 00:59:14


Week 9: What Happens When We Put Politics Over Needs

3/23/2017
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24 million Americans face the prospect of losing their health insurance under a Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Many of those people live in areas that strongly supported the President and other GOP candidates in the last election. But the move to repeal the ACA appears to be on hold for now. A vote on the American Health Care Act was delayed at the last minute on Thursday afternoon over fears there wouldn't be enough votes...

Duration: 00:59:20


Week 9: Can Judges Be Impervious to Party Politics?

3/22/2017
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Some have used the word “conservative” to describe Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. But during his confirmation hearings on Monday, Gorsuch stated, “There’s no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge. We just have judges in this country.” Even if that were the case, there is no question that our process of nominating judges to the Supreme Court is a partisan one. On this episode of Indivisible, host Charlie Sykes explores what it really means to be a conservative judge,...

Duration: 00:59:21


Week 9: Can The Media Get Its Groove Back?

3/21/2017
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On this episode of Indivisible, host Brian Lehrer talks to The Washington Post's media columnist Margaret Sullivan about how journalism can recapture its influence from hyperpartisan media, real and fake, and how the Trump administration is changing the norms of how journalists are rewarded for positive coverage. Then former Attorney General under George W Bush, Judge Alberto Gonzales, unpacks the ways Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings and FBI Director James B. Comey’s...

Duration: 00:59:20


Week 9: Trump and Russia: What Does The FBI Know?

3/20/2017
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We could soon be learning more about President Trump's ties to Russia. FBI Director James Comey was quizzed by the House Intelligence Committee on Monday -- where he revealed that the bureau is investigating possible links between Moscow and the White House. He also blew off the President's claims that he was wiretapped during last year's election. On this episode of Indivisible, WNYC’s Kai Wright and John Prideaux from The Economist talk with Washington Post reporter Karoun Demirjian...

Duration: 00:59:13


Week 8: Can Protests Lead To Real Change?

3/16/2017
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A little over eight years ago the first Tea Party protests erupted urging Congress to repeal a stimulus package. The protests targeted big government, taxes, and government bailouts. Since then, our country has seen the Occupy movement, the Black Lives Matter movement, armed protesters at an Oregon wildlife refuge, prolonged protests at the proposed site of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and this January's Women’s March on Washington. As Americans, protesting is in our DNA. Resistance is...

Duration: 00:59:21

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