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The Weeds
The Weeds

Politics is how people achieve power. Policy is what they do with it. Every week on The Weeds, host Jonquilyn Hill and guests... more

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The fate of affirmative action

Summer is around the corner, which means the latest rulings from this Supreme Court are as well. Two cases will... more

24 May 2023 · 58 minutes
Why is child labor making a comeback?

The first child labor law in America went on the books almost 200 years ago, and federal labor protections were... more

17 May 2023 · 53 minutes
The Weeds, Live – Anti-trans legislation, explained

In recent years, there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in state legislatures across the... more

10 May 2023 · 45 minutes
Policymaking on the high seas

Question: What is the world’s largest habitat? Here’s a hint: It also takes up about half of the Earth’s surface.... more

03 May 2023 · 44 minutes
How Secretary Buttigieg wants to make America’s roads safer

On this week’s episode of The Weeds, we sit down with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to talk about transportation policy... more

26 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
Mifepristone and the FDA’s exhaustive approval process, explained

It’s been 10 days since a federal judge in Texas issued an unprecedented ruling that nullified the 2000 Food and... more

18 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
How corporations got all your data

Sean Illing speaks with Matthew Jones, historian of science and technology, and co-author (with data scientist Chris Wiggins) of the... more

11 Apr 2023 · 55 minutes
Do assault weapons bans work?

After the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville in late March, President Biden once again called for reinstating the... more

04 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
Medicaid’s “Great Unwinding”

On April 1, 2023, a Covid-era Medicaid policy called continuous enrollment will end. The policy allowed recipients to retain their... more

28 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
Why Illinois wants to end cash bail

This month, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case examining the Safe-T Act. The legislation would bring... more

21 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
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The fate of affirmative action
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