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America’s Longest War Comes to an End; Also, the Regenerating Color in Gray Hair

With the U.S.’s 20-year war in Afghanistan coming to an end this summer, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the move to withdrawal the remaining troops and the legacy of the conflict (01:37). The guys also take a look at recent research that in some c

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The Effects of Climate Change Apparently Picking Up Steam; Also, the Cloning of a Long Dead Animal

Seeing the effects of climate change appearing to continue to pick up steam, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss extent to which what we are seeing is the off the charts as well as things that may be driving our societies inability to truly address to t

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Critical Race Theory and Manufactured Controversies; Also, Soft Fascination for Recharging the Brain

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what Critical Race Theory is and how it has gone from exclusively being an academic and scholarly matter to a dominant topic in our political and media environments (01:16). The guys also take a look at recent findin

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A Sudden Consensus on Juneteenth; Also, Antidepressants in the (Your) Water

Following years of advocacy, Juneteenth has been made a federal holiday in the U.S. and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the way the holiday fits into the U.S. narrative and consider how, after years of this being a disputed matter, an overwhe

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Differing Perspectives on Extreme Tax Avoidance; Also, Considering a Conscious Universe

Following ProPublica’s bombshell report on the massive levels of tax avoidance that America’s highest earners are engaging in, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take opposite sides on whether the existence of this level of tax avoidance means that our tax sys

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The Tulsa Race Massacre and the Need to Remember the Past

With interest in and coverage of the Tulsa Race Massacre peaking right in time for its 100th anniversary, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what stands out about the incident, the types of factors that something like it to happen, and the why it recei

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Changing the Cost-Benefit Calculus for Fossil Fuels; Also, Polyamory and Human Societies

Seeing both market and legal pressures pushing society away from endless fossil fuel consumption, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the recent announcement of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, the placement of climate friendly members on Exxon’s

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Finding Context in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict; Also, Eating Bugs to Save the Planet

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the recent hot conflict between Israel and Hamas and discuss the more humanistic view some have taken of the incident and the limitations of attempts to classify various actors in the dispute as pure hero or pu

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A Major Change in Mask Guidance from the CDC; Plus, Another Animal Super Power Discovered

Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s sudden and substantial change in its mask wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider what the actual change may mean to different parts of society (01:28). The guy

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An Internal Threat to Our American Experiment; Also, Does GPS Make You Dumber?

Pushing her Republican colleagues to prioritize democratic principles over partisan agendas has made Liz Cheney’s position in her party increasingly tenuous, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at Liz Cheney’s stand and discuss the seriousness of

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Restricting Voting as a Political Strategy; Also, are UFOs too boring?

Since the 2020 election’s record voter turnout, there have been many efforts around the country to make it harder and more inconvenient to vote, so James Keys, Tunde Ogunlana, Rick Ellsley take a look at both who is pushing these efforts and why they appe

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Trying Accountability on for Size; Also, the Allure of Conspiracy Theories

The murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer is proof that holding police officers accountable for misconduct is possible in the U.S., so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how society has changed over the last year and how it still ne

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