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Arsenic and Old Apartments

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Greg Smith rejoins the pod to explain how he found out about the city tests showing arsenic in the water at NYCHA’s Jacob Riis houses before anyone informed Mayor Adams or the tenants about them, and to break down everything we still don’t know about what happened here.

From FAQ NYC
On September 7, 2022
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Hope Is The Anthem That Runs Through No U-Turn

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In 1997, a young Ike Nnaebue, along with free of his friends, left Lagos, Nigeria for a journey across West Africa, hoping to get into Europe by road (and ultimately) by sea, but a fortuitous encounter at Mali’s capital city caused him to make a detour, one that would change the trajectory of his life forever.

From Olongo Africa
On September 13, 2022
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Mediaquake: Inviting the Community to Make the News

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a Q+A with Darryl Holliday, City Bureau

From Popula
On September 8, 2022
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Rainie Yang Controversy Prompts Netizens to React by Posting Photos of Seafood on Social Media

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A recent scandal involved singer Rainie Yang (楊丞琳) claiming not to be Taiwanese, but a “Guangdong person that grew up in Taiwan” on a Chinese program. Yang claimed this despite being born in Taipei in 1984 because her father is of Cantonese descent.

From No Man Is an Island
On September 6, 2022
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The Suicide Epidemic in a Wyoming Boomtown

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an oral history

From Popula
On September 6, 2022
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The Conflicted: Reps Own Stock in Companies While Serving on Committees Overseeing Them

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Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.

From Sludge
On September 2, 2022
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My Airport: BNA

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Authentic plus worldly equals good business

From Popula
On September 5, 2022
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The Death of Diana Spencer

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25 years of public mourning

From Popula
On August 31, 2022
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“Demigod: The Legend Begins” Breathes New Life Into Taiwanese Puppetry

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Pili Puppetry is a well-known Taiwanese glove puppet series, which transposes wuxia tales of martial arts chivalry to a fantasy setting.

From No Man Is an Island
On August 22, 2022
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My Nigerian Apartment’s Solar Generator

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a new way to keep the lights on

From Popula
On August 26, 2022
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Billionaire-Backed Democrats Killed the Build Back Better Act

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The dark money group No Labels is reportedly loading up on billionaire donors to support conservative Democrats in elections ahead.

From Sludge
On August 26, 2022
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Bilateral Love Affair

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I love my country. But America Courts me — the man with everything.

From Olongo Africa
On August 19, 2022
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GM, Ford, and DTE Among Companies Funding Michigan GOP

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Michigan Republicans took a step to pass restrictive voting laws using a state quirk that dodges both voters and a gubernatorial veto.

From Sludge
On August 18, 2022
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