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In Our Viral World, A Closer Look At Teen's Confrontation With Native American Elder

What really happened between students from a Kentucky Catholic school and a Native American elder? And what does it say about us? Do we dare slow down to think in a world filled with both terrible hot takes and righteous social media outrage? TKTKTK join Meghna Chakrabarti.

In Our Viral World, A Closer Look At Teen's Confrontation With Native American Elder

A First Look At The 2020 Presidential Field, Led By Women

At least four women are now running for president in 2020. We'll look at the field and their prospects. TKTKTK join Meghna Chakrabarti.

In 'Thick,' Tressie McMillan Cottom Looks At Beauty, Power And Black Womanhood In America

Sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom discusses upending stereotypes of black womanhood with Meghna Chakrabarti.

In 'Thick,' Tressie McMillan Cottom Looks At Beauty, Power And Black Womanhood In America

Negotiator George Mitchell On Northern Ireland, The Middle East — And Now The Shutdown

How do you end an intractable impasse? Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell helped do exactly that in Northern Ireland. Mitchell joins Meghna Chakrabarti, along with Gabby Orr, to share advice on ending the shutdown.

Negotiator George Mitchell On Northern Ireland, The Middle East — And Now The Shutdown

'Surviving R. Kelly': Documenting Decades Of Abuse From The R&B Singer

Allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly have been circulating for decades. Why did it take a TV documentary to get people to pay attention? Dream Hampton, Renée Graham and Bill Wyman join David Folkenflik.

Week In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs

Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trump's pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp, Richard Engel and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Week In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs

Christian Foster Care Reopens Debate On Religious Freedom And Government

A South Carolina ministry's Christian-only foster care policy is the latest flashpoint in the debate over religious freedom and government social services. We'll take it up. Laura Meckler, Robin Fretwell Wilson and Jedd Medefind join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Christian Foster Care Reopens Debate On Religious Freedom And Government

After Saudi Teen Granted Aslyum, A Look At Life For Women In The Kingdom

A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly abusive family is granted asylum in Canada. We'll look at what's changing and what's not for women in Saudi Arabia. Sarah Aziza, Yasmine Mohammed and "Laura" join Meghna Chakrabarti.

After Saudi Teen Granted Aslyum, A Look At Life For Women In The Kingdom

LA Teachers On Strike, Calling For More Funding For Classrooms

Teachers on strike, this time in Los Angeles, the country's second-largest school district. We'll hear the debate on both sides. Howard Blume, Gloria Martinez, Nick Melvoin and Dale Lee join Meghna Chakrabarti.

The Fate Of Brexit

The make-or-break vote on the Brexit deal with Britain's future hanging in the balance. We'll turn to London for reaction and what's next. John Peet, David Herszenhorn and Amanda Sloat join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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