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We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm and 10pm Eastern, every weekday.


Episode Date
One Thing: Zero Patience for Zero-Covid in China
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China has signaled it may adjust some aspects of its strict zero-Covid policy following a massive show of defiance in cities across the country, with some openly calling for the removal of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. We examine the financial and psychological ramifications of the restrictions and look at whether the protests could force more change.

Guest: Selina Wang, CNN International Correspondent

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Dec 04, 2022
3PM ET: USMNT knocked out, final House projection, volcanic smog & more
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Team USA’s run at the 2022 World Cup is over. Ukrainian energy companies prepare for more Russian attacks. We have a projection in the final House race of the 2022 midterms. The eruption of Manua Loa in Hawaii is prompting air quality warnings. And a Georgia man makes an ill-advised comment on a sheriff’s office Facebook post. 

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Dec 03, 2022
10 AM ET: USMNT vs Netherlands, rogue wave death, new stealth bomber & more
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The US Men’s National Team faces the Netherlands in a knockout game at the World Cup. One Georgia county is ordered to extend its absentee ballot deadline ahead of Tuesday’s US Senate runoff election. Russia responds to accusations it is sending bloody letters to Ukrainian embassies around the world. An American woman is killed by a ‘rogue wave’ on an Antarctic cruise. And the US Air Force unveils a new stealth bomber. 

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Dec 03, 2022
10 PM ET: South Carolina primary, mpox emergency declaration, Takeoff murder suspect & more
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The Democratic National Committee approved a proposal that would make South Carolina the first primary race on the 2024 schedule. The mpox public health emergency declaration in the US is set to end in January. The New York attorney general’s top aide has resigned following an investigation into misconduct allegations. A jury has started deliberating in former movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial. Lastly, police have arrested and charged a man in connection to the death of rapper Takeoff.

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Dec 03, 2022
5 PM ET: Russian oil cap, officer indicted, Alex Jones bankruptcy & more
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The January 6th committee is meeting to discuss possible criminal referrals from its investigation into the Capitol insurrection. The European Union has agreed to cap the price of Russian oil at $60 dollars a barrel. A former San Antonio police officer accused of shooting an unarmed teen in a McDonald’s parking lot has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges. Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has filed for personal bankruptcy. Plus, President Joe Biden's trip to Boston includes a meeting with the Prince of Wales.

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Dec 02, 2022
12 PM ET: Bloody packages, Canada serial killer, HIV vaccine progress & more
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Today President Joe Biden signed a bill to avoid a costly rail strike — we’ll explain the details. Ukrainian embassies across Europe have been getting bloody packages in the mail with animal parts. A new CNN poll shows where Georgia voters stand ahead of the runoff election next week. A serial killer in Canada is in custody. Plus, scientists are one step closer to an HIV vaccine.

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Dec 02, 2022
9 AM ET: Latest job numbers, Warnock's edge, Ye's Twitter suspended & more
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The latest job numbers are out - we'll tell you what they mean for the economy. A CNN poll shows Democrat Raphael Warnock has a slight edge going into Tuesday's Senate runoff election in Georgia. A Ukrainian official says at least 10,000 of its soldiers have died in the war with Russia. Nine goals, controversial referee decisions and a four time winner going home - just another night at the FIFA World Cup. Plus, Twitter has suspended Ye.

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Dec 02, 2022
6 AM ET: Trump’s legal setbacks, China easing restrictions, teenage brains & more
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We start by looking at former President Trump’s recent legal setbacks, as two courts rule against him. China has signaled it’s going to start easing some Covid-19 restrictions, but is still going after protesters. South Africa’s president is facing calls to resign - we’ll tell you why. President Joe Biden wants to change the Democrats’ primary map. Plus, how teenagers’ brains changed during the pandemic.

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Dec 02, 2022
One Thing: Understanding “The Assignment” with Audie Cornish
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Over the past few years, once-sleepy local school board meetings have become passionate and occasionally rowdy venues for debate over issues like the pandemic, race, gender and more. We’ve also seen school board elections become more partisan than ever. We hear from two parents about why they decided to run for office and what changes they hope to make while in power.

Listen to “The Assignment” here. 

Guest: Audie Cornish, CNN Anchor & Correspondent

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Nov 27, 2022
One Thing: Donald Trump is Running Again. Is The GOP On Board?
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Former President Donald Trump has officially kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign amid multiple investigations into him, his business, and his allies. We examine if Trump’s grip on the party has weakened in recent years following his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and look at who may challenge him in the Republican primary. 

Guest: Kaitlan Collins, “CNN This Morning” Anchor & Chief Correspondent 

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Nov 20, 2022
One Thing: What We’ve Learned From the 2022 Midterms (So Far)
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While votes are still being counted in key states, it’s clear Democrats had a better midterm performance than most were expecting. We examine the biggest surprises and key takeaways for both parties.

Guest: John King, CNN Anchor & Chief National Correspondent

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Nov 13, 2022
One Thing: The States That Could Swing the Midterms
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As voters go to the polls this week, there are several states with key Senate races that could decide the balance of power in Washington. We go on a tour of these battleground states to unpack the key issues, hear how voters are feeling, and look at why election deniers continue to pose an active threat to democracy. 

Guests: 

Jessica Dean, CNN Congressional Correspondent 

Eva McKend, CNN National Politics Reporter 

Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business & Politics Correspondent 

Omar Jimenez, CNN Correspondent 

Kyung Lah, CNN Senior National Correspondent

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Nov 06, 2022
One Thing: Elon Musk Owns Twitter (For Real This Time). Now What?
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After months of back and forth, billionaire Elon Musk has finally closed on his $44 billion to buy Twitter. We examine how we got here, what changes are in store for the social network, and why the deal could have implications far beyond Silicon Valley. 

Guest: Clare Duffy, CNN Business writer

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Oct 30, 2022
One Thing: She’s Fleeing Iran. But Not the Fight.
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Thousands have taken to the streets in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the country’s morality police. Hundreds have reportedly been killed by authorities during the unrest. We explore whether the uprising will bring about lasting change and hear from a young Iranian-Kurdish activist who fled her hometown to take up arms over the border in Iraq.

Guest: Nima Elbagir, CNN Chief International Investigative Correspondent

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Oct 23, 2022
One Thing: Unpacking America’s Mental Health Crisis
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A new survey from CNN in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that nine out of 10 adults believe that there’s a mental health crisis in the US today. We explore what’s driving that sentiment, the possible solutions, and why an influential task force has recommended screening children 8 and older for anxiety. 

This episode contains discussions of suicide. If you or someone you love is struggling, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. 

Guest: Dr. Tara Narula, CNN Medical Correspondent 

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Oct 16, 2022
One Thing: The Month That May Have Changed the War in Ukraine
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Over the past few weeks, Ukrainian forces have made major gains in the south and east of the country, taking back territory Russia claims it is annexing. It comes as President Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization order has been met with protests back home. We examine what Putin’s next move might be and hear from Ukrainian residents emerging from life under Russian occupation. 

Recorded on October 4, 2022 

Guest: Nick Paton Walsh, CNN International Security Editor

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Oct 09, 2022
One Thing: How Hurricane Ian Got So Strong, So Quickly
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Residents of southwest Florida are cleaning up after Hurricane Ian slammed into the coast as a deadly Category 4 storm last week, causing catastrophic damage and widespread flooding before later making landfall again South Carolina. We look at what role climate change may have played in the storm’s ferocity and how some cities are reconsidering how to rebuild with that in mind. 

Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent

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Oct 02, 2022
One Thing: Why Republican Governors are Putting Migrants on the Move
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For months, Republican governors have been accused of using migrants as political pawns by sending them north in protest of President Joe Biden’s border policies. In recent weeks, Florida governor Ron DeSantis has escalated the situation by sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without warning. We examine why a Texas sheriff is investigating those flights, what’s next for the asylum seekers caught in the middle, and what’s fueling the rise in migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border.

Guest: Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Immigration Reporter

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Sep 25, 2022
One Thing: How Abortion Could Swing the Midterms
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Primary season is over, and we are less than 60 days away from the midterm elections. We examine what’s at stake in November, preview the key races to watch and look at how the abortion issue is galvanizing voters of both parties in a key governor’s race.

Guest: Dana Bash, CNN Chief Political Correspondent  

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Sep 18, 2022
One Thing: What Queen Elizabeth's Death Means for the Modern Monarchy
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Queen Elizabeth II died last week at the age of 96, after ruling the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for 70 years. We examine her life and legacy, what we can expect from King Charles III and how the monarchy moves forward amid criticisms of its colonial past. 

Guest: Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Anchor

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Sep 11, 2022
Special Edition: Queen Elizabeth II dies
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In this special edition of 5 Things we take a look at the life of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch who’s passed away at the age of 96. We'll touch on her dedication to public appearances, her condolences in times of crisis and the controversies she faced over the last 70 years.

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Sep 08, 2022
One Thing: “Machine guns are back, and they’re everywhere.”
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This episode contains graphic descriptions of gun violence.

According to a new analysis provided exclusively to CNN, the number of shootings involving automatic weapons in the US has sharply risen over the past few years. We examine how a small piece of plastic or metal can transform a semi-automatic weapon into a machine gun in a matter of moments and how law enforcement is responding.

Guest: Curt Devine, CNN Investigates Producer

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Sep 04, 2022
One Thing: Afghanistan's New Crisis
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This week marks one year since the United States military ended its 20-year war in Afghanistan, which culminated in chaos as the Taliban took control of the country. We reflect on what the last year has been like for the Afghan people as they prepare for a looming hunger crisis. We also examine how some Afghan women are working to continue their education, despite an ongoing ban.

Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent

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Aug 28, 2022
Sunday Edition: Why the Inflation Reduction Act is a Climate Milestone
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Last week, President Biden signed the $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law after more than a year of negotiations between Senate Democrats. We break down what’s in the climate portion of the package and how it could help address a drought emergency playing out right now on the Colorado River.

Guest: Ella Nilsen, CNN Climate Reporter

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Aug 21, 2022
Sunday Edition: Did We Miss Our Chance to Contain Monkeypox?
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As monkeypox continues to spread around the US, federal health officials have rolled out a new strategy they say will stretch vaccine supply amid high demand. We break down what you should know about virus and look at why we may have already missed our chance at effectively containing it.

Guest: Jacqueline Howard, CNN Health reporter

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Aug 14, 2022
9 AM ET: Mar-a-Lago updates, gas price drops, Coca Cola’s new flavor & more
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We start this episode with the latest from the FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Gas prices are the lowest they’ve been since March this year, below 4 dollars a gallon on average. An 18-year-old and her mother in Nebraska are facing charges over an alleged illegal abortion after police accessed their Facebook messages. A man in the UK has been charged with various terrorism offenses. And finally, Coca-Cola is releasing a new, atypical flavor.

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Aug 11, 2022
Sunday Edition: Pelosi Visits Taiwan. China Fires Back.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touched down in Taiwan last week, ignoring warnings from both the Chinese government and the Biden administration. We examine the response from China's military, how the visit could further worsen US-China relations, and what it means for the millions of Taiwanese people caught in the middle.

Guest: Will Ripley, CNN Senior International Correspondent

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Aug 07, 2022
Sunday Edition: How Election Lies Are Fueling GOP Primaries
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Former President Donald Trump’s election lies are shaping Republican primary races across the country. Ahead of voting on Tuesday in Arizona, CNN traveled to the state to hear from Republican voters on who they’re backing, if the January 6th hearings are swaying their opinions, and who they want to lead the Republican party going forward.

Guest: Donie O’Sullivan, CNN Correspondent

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Jul 31, 2022
Sunday Edition: What Really Happened in Uvalde?
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After months of waiting, families in Uvalde, Texas are finally getting answers about the law enforcement response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. We examine the findings of a Texas House committee report, whether any officers will be held accountable for their inaction, and what Uvalde residents are demanding before the new school year.

Guest: Rosa Flores, CNN Correspondent

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Jul 24, 2022
Sunday Edition: A Look Inside NASA’s ‘Cosmic Time Machine’
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Scientists were captivated when NASA released the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, which included images of distant galaxies billions of light years away. We examine what they could tell us about the universe and what else the telescope will be looking for in the years to come.

Guest: Ashley Strickland, CNN Space and Science Writer

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Jul 17, 2022
Sunday Edition: What’s Behind Biden’s Saudi Shift?
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President Biden is scheduled to set out this week on an international trip which includes a stop in Saudi Arabia. We examine why Biden is re-engaging with the kingdom after vowing to make it a ‘pariah,’ and how the reset could have wide-ranging impacts from the Middle East to US gas pumps.

Guest: Natasha Bertrand, CNN White House Reporter

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Jul 10, 2022
Sunday Edition: The State(s) of Abortion in America
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In the days following the Supreme Court opinion which overturned Roe v. Wade, states have been left to decide how to regulate abortion. We examine the fallout in Missouri, where an abortion ban is forcing patients to travel across state lines for care and pushing local prosecutors to consider whether or not they’ll enforce it.

Guest: Alexandra Field, CNN Correspondent

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Jul 03, 2022
Sunday Edition: How SCOTUS is Reshaping America
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In a special extended Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast, we take a look at a momentous week at the Supreme Court and the far-reaching impacts of two major rulings. First, we examine why the court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade, and what it means for women across the country. Then, in the wake of a major ruling on gun rights, we hear the story of an Oklahoma group that is actively trying to loosen weapon laws in the state, despite a spate of recent mass shootings and the passage of new federal gun legislation.

Guest: Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter & Elle Reeve, CNN Correspondent

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Jun 26, 2022
Sunday Edition: Why Juneteenth is More Than a Day Off
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Today is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. We examine the its origins, how it became a federal holiday, and what happens when corporations try to commercialize a holiday Black Americans have been celebrating for over a century.

Guest: Don Lemon, CNN Anchor

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Jun 19, 2022
Sunday Edition: America and the AR-15
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After massacres in Uvalde and Buffalo, calls have grown louder to ban or restrict access to AR-15 style rifles. We examine what makes this weapon so lethal, how law enforcement has adjusted its tactics in response, and what Congress may be willing to do to further regulate it.

Guest: Josh Campbell, CNN Correspondent

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Jun 12, 2022
Sunday Edition: The 1/6 Investigation Goes Primetime
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This week, the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is set to kick off a series of high-profile public hearings. We examine what new ground these hearings will cover and look at what remains unanswered about what former President Donald Trump and his allies were doing before and during the riot. 

Guest: Ryan Nobles, CNN Congressional Correspondent

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Jun 05, 2022
Sunday Edition: Will Uvalde Change Anything?
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Americans are searching for answers following the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of at least nineteen children and two teachers. We examine the gun laws that allowed the suspect to purchase the weapon allegedly used in the attack and look at whether Congress could pass any new gun control legislation after years of inaction.

Guest: Nick Watt, CNN Correspondent

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May 29, 2022
Sunday Edition: Trevor Reed is Finally Home
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Last month, former Marine Trevor Reed was released in a prisoner swap after being held in Russia for nearly three years. Tonight, he speaks exclusively to CNN in his first interview since being freed. We get a preview of that conversation and look at what comes next for Reed and his family. Plus, a look at the efforts aimed at freeing the many other Americans being held abroad.

Guest: Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor & Chief Washington Correspondent

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May 22, 2022
Sunday Edition: How to Make Sense of This Economic Moment
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From gasoline to groceriesinflation is driving up prices for just about everything. Home ownership seems out of reach for many, and the stock market is struggling. Meanwhile, the job market is booming and wages are rising. We try to make sense of these competing economic markers and what they mean for your financial future.

Guest: Christine Romans, CNN Chief Business Correspondent

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May 15, 2022
Sunday Edition: What Could a Post-Roe America Look Like?
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Abortion rights advocates are outraged after Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade, nearly 50 years after the ruling made abortion a protected right. We examine what a post-Roe landscape could look like, how some states are already moving in that direction and how this potential opinion could put other legal precedents in jeopardy.

Guest: Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter

 

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May 08, 2022
Sunday Edition: Trumpism Gets Tested in Ohio
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Voters go to the polls in Ohio on Tuesday in a closely watched GOP Senate primary, with a crowded field of candidates vying for the approval of former President Donald Trump. We examine why the Big Lie is still a talking point on the campaign trail, look at the other issues on voters’ minds and preview other key races to watch in the weeks ahead.

Guest: Abby Phillip, CNN Senior Political Correspondent

 

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May 01, 2022
Sunday Edition: Biden’s Climate Ambitions Come Back Down to Earth
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A recent Gallup poll shared first with CNN found 1 in 3 Americans said they have been affected by some kind of extreme weather in the past two years. We examine how those events are shaping people’s view of climate change and changing their way of life. Plus, we look at whether President Biden is fulfilling his climate promises after more than a year on the job.

Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent

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Apr 24, 2022
Sunday Edition: How Safe is America’s Biggest City?
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Officials in New York City are searching for answers after 10 people were shot aboard a subway train on Tuesday. We dig into the data around gun violence trends in the city, explore possible solutions and examine how ‘ghost guns’ are complicating efforts by law enforcement around the country to get guns off the streets.

Guest: Brynn Gingras, CNN National Correspondent

 

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Apr 17, 2022
Sunday Edition: Anticipation and Anxiety at the US-Mexico Border
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Officials at the US-Mexico border are warning of a surge of migrants seeking asylum in the coming months, in part due to the planned removal of a Trump-era pandemic border policy. We explore Title 42, its impact on migrants and why it’s forcing some Democrats into tricky territory ahead of the midterms.

Guest: Rosa Flores, CNN National Correspondent

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Apr 10, 2022
Sunday Edition: Why Asian Americans Take Public Safety Personally
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In the second part of our special series on anti-Asian hate, we hear how the recent uptick in violent attacks on women have impacted their daily lives and moved some to adopt new personal protection strategies. We also look at why advocates say many of the potential solutions put forward by city officials across the country fall short. 

Guest: Harmeet Kaur, CNN culture writer

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Apr 03, 2022
Sunday Edition: Why Anti-Asian Hate Rarely Becomes a Hate Crime
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It’s been just over a year since six Asian women were among eight people shot and killed at Atlanta-area spas. Since those attacks, more acts of violence seemingly targeted at Asian-Americans have left the community on edge. In part one of a special two-part series, we examine how victims’ families are coping and why advocates say it matters whether these acts are classified as hate crimes.

Guest: Natasha Chen, CNN National Correspondent

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Mar 27, 2022
Sunday Edition: KBJ Steps into the SCOTUS Spotlight
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history last month as the first Black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court. As her confirmation hearings get underway this week, we examine what senators will be asking and how some Republicans are struggling to craft solid messaging in opposing her nomination. 

Guest: Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst

 

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Mar 20, 2022
Sunday Edition: What the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Says About GOP Politics
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LGBTQ advocates are sounding the alarm after the Florida state legislature passed what opponents are calling the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which aims to limit certain instruction of gender identity and sexual orientation in the classroom. We examine the bill’s potential impact and the political calculus around school issues ahead of the midterm elections.

Guest: Steve Contorno, CNN Political Reporter

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Mar 13, 2022
Sunday Edition: The Pandemic’s New Phase (For Real This Time?)
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This past week, the Biden administration signaled a new phase in the Covid-19 pandemic with the release of a plan that promises not to disrupt our daily lives. We examine what this “new normal” could look like and what the data tells us about the reality of this moment.

Guest: Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

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Mar 06, 2022
Sunday Edition: How Far Will Putin Go?
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Why is Russia invading Ukraine right now and how does it figure into Putin’s larger political and military strategy? In this preview of CNN’s Tug of War podcast, CNN Chief International correspondent Clarissa Ward takes us to Kyiv to make sense of the latest developments there and explain how much is at stake.

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Feb 27, 2022
Sunday Edition: Trayvon Martin, 10 Years Later with Don Lemon
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The death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 sparked a social justice movement that still reverberates today. CNN’s Don Lemon examines why the killing initially struggled to make headlines, traces the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in the decade since, and shares why his conversations with Martin’s mother are among the most powerful interviews he’s ever done.

Guest: Don Lemon, Host of “Don Lemon Tonight”

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Feb 20, 2022
Sunday Edition: The Surprising Stats Behind Super Bowl LVI
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Much of the conversation ahead of tonight’s Super Bowl between the Bengals and Rams has been focused on the lack of diversity within the NFL’s head coaching ranks. We dig into the data behind that, the science of rooting for underdogs, favorite game time snacks and more.

Guest: Harry Enten, CNN Senior Data Reporter

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Feb 13, 2022
Sunday Edition: Higher Interest Rates Are Coming. Here’s What to Expect.
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Many Americans are on edge as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates multiple times this year in an effort to combat inflation. Our team travels to Pennsylvania to talk with one woman who fears rising rates may keep her trapped in a never-ending cycle of debt.

Guest: Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business and Politics Correspondent

 

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Feb 06, 2022
Sunday Edition: Going for Gold (and Avoiding Omicron) in Beijing
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The Winter Olympics kick off this week in Beijing amid Omicron fears and geopolitical tensions. We examine how athletes are grappling with strict Covid protocols and how China is looking to deflect scrutiny of alleged human rights abuses.

Guest: Selina Wang, CNN International Correspondent

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Jan 30, 2022
Sunday Edition: When Will 5G Be Cleared for Takeoff?
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Major telecom companies are once again delaying the rollout of 5G technology near some airports across the country. We examine the aviation industry’s concerns amid a bureaucratic struggle playing out across multiple federal agencies.

Guest: Pete Muntean, CNN Aviation Correspondent

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Jan 23, 2022
Sunday Edition: Battle For The Ballot Box
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President Biden made a major speech last week in Georgia on the need for new voting rights legislation, but some of his supporters say the time for talk is over. We examine why Senate Democrats still face a logjam from within their own party and the potential impact new restrictions could have on the midterms later this year.

Guest: Dana Bash, CNN Chief Political Correspondent

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Jan 16, 2022
Sunday Edition: Omicron Tests America's Schools
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The Omicron variant has forced some school districts to return to online learning, even as most public health officials say in-person learning remains safe with proper mitigation measures. We look at how the teachers’ union in Chicago forced the issue this week, and how parents are reacting.

Guest: Omar Jimenez, CNN Correspondent

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Jan 09, 2022
Sunday Edition: January 6, One Year Later
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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the US capitol on January 6, 2021. We look back on that day and examine what impact it could have on the upcoming midterm elections.

Guests: Manu Raju, CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent; and Elle Reeve, CNN Correspondent

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Jan 02, 2022
Sunday Edition: 2022 Pandemic Preview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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2021 was yet another year dominated by Covid-19. As 2022 approaches, we break down how the United States is faring in the fight against the virus and get some tips on how to craft successful New Year’s resolutions.

Guest: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

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Dec 26, 2021
Sunday Edition: Tornado Survivors Tell Their Story
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The city of Mayfield, Kentucky is just beginning to rebuild after being struck by a devastating tornado outbreak. We hear stories of survival and examine why similar storm systems could become the new normal.

Guest: Brynn Gingras, CNN National Correspondent

 

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Dec 19, 2021
Sunday Edition: Gambling ‘America’s Amazon’
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In 2008, a coal ash spill in Kingston, Tennessee blanketed hundreds of acres in toxic sludge, causing more than $1 billion in damage. Now, a CNN investigation found that an even larger coal ash pond in Alabama is already seeping into the groundwater, threatening an ecosystem some environmentalists call ‘America’s Amazon.’

Guest: Isabelle Chapman, CNN Investigates reporter

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Dec 12, 2021
Sunday Edition: Roe’s Last Stand
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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard one of its most consequential cases in decades – one that could strip women of their constitutional right to an abortion. We examine the arguments on both sides and what the ruling could mean for the future of Roe vs. Wade.

Guest: Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter

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Dec 05, 2021
Sunday Edition: Big Stream Takes On The Big Screen
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When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, many movie theaters were forced to shut down. While crowds have slowly started to return, some film studios have been offering new releases on streaming services the same day they premiere in theaters. We examine how streaming has changed the movie industry, and get a quick awards season preview.

Guest: Lisa Respers France, CNN Entertainment Senior Writer

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Nov 28, 2021
Sunday Edition: Inside a Manufactured Migrant Crisis
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Belarus has been accused of manufacturing a migrant crisis in Eastern Europe. For weeks, migrants have been gathering on that country’s border with Poland with hopes of crossing over to the European Union. Last week, CNN gained exclusive access to a migrant camp as violence broke out - we examine what comes next for the refugees and how Europe may respond.

Guest: Matthew Chance, CNN Senior International Correspondent

 

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Nov 21, 2021
Sunday Edition: Welcome to Inflation Nation
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If it seems like everyday items from gasoline to groceries are costing more these days, it’s because they are. A government report released last week showed consumer price inflation reaching levels not seen in 30 years. We dig into what’s causing the spike and how long we can expect it to last.

Guest: Matt Egan, CNN Business Reporter

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Nov 14, 2021