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Paid Protestors, Secondhand Smoke, and Ivanka Trump

Past and Present Episode 71

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of “paid protestors,” the science of secondhand smoke, and the failing fortunes of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.

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Valentine’s Day, Obama & Black History, and Andrew Jackson

Past and Present: Episode 70

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the bawdy history of Valentine’s Day, Obama’s role in elevating black history, and the parallels between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump.

 

 

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Betsy DeVos, Executive Orders, and Playgrounds

Past and Present: Episode 68

In this week’s episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Betsy DeVos and school privatization, the uses of executive orders, and the growing call for more dangerous playgrounds.

 
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Plagiarism, Ringling Bros., and Sugar & SNAP

Past and Present: Episode 67

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the dangers of plagiarism, the fate of the cirucs, and whether sugary drinks should be restricted for SNAP recipients.

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The Women’s March, Russia, and Obama’s Farewell

Past and Present: Episode 66

In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the women’s march on Washington, US-Russian relations, and Obama’s final speech to the nation.

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North Carolina, Pot Legalization, and Alabama Football

Past and Present: Episode 65

On this week’s show, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decline of democracy in North Carolina, the trend toward legalization of marijuana, and the dominance of Alabama football.

 
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Aleppo, Japanese Internment, and Kwanzaa

Past and Present: Episode 64

In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate US involvement in Syria, the legacy of Japanese-American internment, and the 50th anniversary of the first Kwanzaa. 

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Taiwan, the Oakland Fire, and Black Santa

Past and Present: Episode 63

In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the future of the One-China policy, the tragedy of the Oakland fire, and the Mall of America’s first black Santa.

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Fidel Castro, Liberalism’s Future, and Fake News

Past and Present: Episode 62

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate Fidel Castro’s legacy, the future of liberalism, and the rise of fake news.

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Trump University, Pence and Hamilton, and Turkeys Gone Wild

Past and Present: Episode 61

In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the Trump University fraud settlement, Mike Pence’s reception at Hamilton, and the wild turkey’s distaste for the wild. 

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