Why more Americans are choosing to live in multigenerational housing
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23h ago
One in five Americans now live with their parents, grandparents, or adult children -- all under one roof. It's a remarkable change from a few generations ago. Ammylou Daludado, Michelle Singletary and Hope Harvey join Meghna Chakrabarti ..read more
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First person: Finding everyday awe in nature in Yosemite National Park
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4d ago
John Reynolds has lived in Yosemite National Park his entire life. In this 'First person' diary, he shares how living in nature helps him maintain a sense of awe ..read more
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Everyday awe: Science's answer to your search for happiness
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4d ago
How do you find deep happiness? Researcher Dacher Keltner says the answer is to find everyday wonder ..read more
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Rebroadcast: The Eichmann tapes and the comforting myth of the 'banality of evil'
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5d ago
The banality of evil. That was Hannah Arendt's famous observation during the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the ‘architect of the Holocaust.’ Now, there's evidence that Eichmann's evil was anything but banal. Yariv Mozer and Bettina Stangneth join Meghna Chakrabarti ..read more
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Do 'elite' police teams like Memphis's SCORPION unit do more harm than good?
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6d ago
Special police units like the now-disbanded SCORPION team in Memphis are common around the country. Police chiefs say they’re essential for fighting crime. Critics say their elite status and lack of accountability is a recipe for abuse ..read more
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First person: The fight to 'ordain women' in the LDS church
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6d ago
A recent edition of On Point explored the role of patriarchal power in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the consequences of that for Mormon women in abusive relationships. Currently, only men in the Mormon Church get to ascend the religious hierarchy. Kate Kelly founded the group Ordain Women roughly a decade ago to try to change that ..read more
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Mormon women confront power and patriarchy in the LDS church
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6d ago
This month, a Utah man murdered his wife, and their five children, and his mother-in-law, before killing himself. That’s sparked a conversation among Mormon women about power and safety in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ..read more
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How the world came together to save the ozone layer
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1w ago
In the 1980s, the world came together to ban CFCs, commonly used chemicals that were destroying the atmosphere’s ozone layer. Are there lessons we can apply to tackling climate change? Paul Newman and David Victor join Meghna Chakrabarti ..read more
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The GOP's ambitions in the House
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1w ago
House Republicans are getting down to business, drafting legislation to spend more money on border control, less on the IRS. Hardliners are calling for radical changes to social security and Medicare. How will the GOP advance its agenda in the House? Rep. Gary Palmer, Scott MacFarlane and Philip Wallach join Kimberly Atkins Stohr ..read more
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Why some anxiety is good, even though it feels bad
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1w ago
Over 40 million adults in America suffer from an anxiety disorder. But anxiety, the emotion, has an evolutionary purpose: It helps us prepare for an uncertain future. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary and Marc Brackett join Kimberly Atkins Stohr ..read more
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