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NPR's History Podcast 'Throughline' Examines The Rise Of The Taliban

Thursday, September 23, 2021

How did a small group of Islamic students go from local vigilantes to the Taliban? It is one of the most infamous and enigmatic forces in the world.

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Despite Debt Risks, Cities Still Put In Bids To Host The Olympic Games

Monday, July 26, 2021

The eyes of the world are on Tokyo for the Summer Games. NPR's history podcast, Throughline, examines whether the cities that host the Games end up winning or losing.

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Capitalism Has Become An Ideology In Today's America. Here's How It Happened

Monday, July 05, 2021

What started as an economic system has become an all-encompassing force. That wasn't inevitable. NPR's Throughline examines a project that has taken hundreds of years — and is still developing.

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The Historical Perspective Behind The Latest Israel-Hamas Conflict

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The recent Gaza-Israel violence began with an issue that's plagued the region for a century: settlements. NPR's history podcast Throughline relays the back story of settlements and displacement.

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Who The Uyghurs Are And Why China Is Targeting Them

Monday, May 31, 2021

NPR's history podcast Throughline bring us the story of why the Uyghur people have become the target of what many are calling a genocide in China.

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NPR Podcast 'Throughline' Examines The Real Black Panthers

Friday, April 23, 2021

The movie Judas and the Black Messiah, about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, is up for six Oscars on Sunday. The NPR podcast Throughline looks into the history of the Black Panther Party.

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'Throughline': Why Tipping In The U.S. Took Off After The Civil War

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Tipping is a norm in the U.S., but it hasn't always been this way. The team at Throughline — NPR's history podcast — examines the history of tipping in the U.S.

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'Throughline': The Rise Of The Modern White Power Movement

Monday, January 25, 2021

NPR's history podcast Throughline examines the evolution of the modern white power movement, starting at the end of the Vietnam War.

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'Throughline' Examines When The Supreme Court Got Ultimate Power

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court has the final say over what is and isn't constitutional. NPR's history podcast — Throughline — explores the evolution of that power.

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How The Electoral College Came To Choose The President Of The U.S.

Friday, October 30, 2020

The history of the Electoral College is in part tied to America's history of slavery. NPR's podcast Throughline explores the complicated story of how the U.S. presidential election system came to be.

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Who Can Vote In The U.S? The Answer Has Changed A Lot Throughout History

Friday, October 30, 2020

NPR's history podcast Throughline gives us insight onto the ongoing battle for the right to vote.

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The History Of How We Vote: From Drunken Parties To Private Booths

Monday, October 26, 2020

As next month's elections near, the NPR podcast Throughline dives into the history of voting in the United States, and asks why the process went from a public affair to a private one.

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History Of Employer-Based Health Insurance In The U.S.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

As more Americans lose their jobs due to the pandemic, they also lose their health insurance tied to their employment. NPR dives into the origins of employer-based health insurance in the U.S.

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Constitution's Article 2 Leaves Room For Interpreting Presidential Powers

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

NPR's history podcast Throughline take us back to the moment when the founding fathers created the office of the president. Questions over the limits of presidential power surface repeatedly.

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NPR Podcast 'Throughline' Delves Into The Kerner Commission's Findings

Monday, July 27, 2020

In 1967, following a summer of racial unrest, President Lyndon Johnson called on the Kerner Commission to figure out the causes and the remedies. Those findings continue to shape American life.

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VIDEO: History Of Policing: How Did We Get Here?

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad argues that the history of policing in America is intertwined with systemic racism.

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What Typhoid Mary's Story Tells Us About COVID-19 Tensions

Thursday, July 02, 2020

NPR's Throughline Podcast discusses what the story of Typhoid Mary tells us about journalism, the powers of the state, and the tension between personal responsibility and personal liberty.

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NPR's History Podcast 'Throughline' Explores Policing In America

Friday, June 05, 2020

Unrest was sparked across the nation after a black man in Minneapolis was killed in police custody. Tensions between African American communities and the police have existed for centuries.

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How One Woman Inspired The Design For The N95 Mask

Thursday, May 21, 2020

NPR's history podcast Throughline tells us the story behind the N95 mask.

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'Throughline': The Mosquito's Impact On The Shaping Of The U.S.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

NPR's History Podcast Throughline looks at the outsized role of the mosquito on the outcome of the American Revolution.

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