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Up First: SCOTUS Election Law, SCOTUS Limits EPA's Power, Hong Kong's 25th Handover Anniversary

The Supreme Court is taking on a case next term that could reshape federal elections. In one of its last opinions this term the Supreme Court limited EPA's authority to regulate emissions and fight climate change. And Hong Kong marks 25th anniversary since the handover from Britain to China.

The NPR Politics Podcast: As The Supreme Court Ends Its Term, The Christian Nationalist Right Keeps Winning

The Supreme Court ends its term and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the bench. And how does the Christian right keep securing political wins even as the share of like-minded Americans dwindles?<br/><br/>This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, political reporter Ashley Lopez, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.<br/><br/><em>Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at </em><a href="https://plus.npr.org/politics"><em>plus.npr.org/politics</em></a><em> <br/></em><br/><strong>Connect:</strong><br/>Email the show at <a href="mailto:nprpolitics@npr.org">nprpolitics@npr.org</a><br/>Join the NPR Politics Podcast <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/nprpoliticspodcast/?ref=pages_profile_groups_tab&source_id=1604383669807606">Facebook Group</a>.<br/>Subscribe to the <a href="https://www.npr.org/politicsnewsletter">NPR Politics Newsletter</a>.<br/>Find and support <a href="https://www.npr.org/stations/">your local public radio station</a>.

Talk and Interview

Fresh Air: The World Of Film Noir

Eddie Muller hosts the TCM series <em>Noir Alley</em>. An expanded edition of his book, <em>Dark City</em>, chronicles film noir from the '40s and '50s. We talk about the femme fatale, the sexiness of the genre, and why film noir flourished in the post-WWII era.<br/><br/>Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the album<em> Nuna</em> by pianist David Virelles.

Science Friday: Summer Science Books, Effect of Roe on Obstetric Care, Female Athletic Injuries. July 1, 2022, Part 2

<h2>How Will Doctors Train For A Post-Roe World?</h2> <p><span>It’s been one week since Roe v Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. Many people are still wrapping their heads around what this overturn means for their states— and for their lives.</span></p> <p><span>For physicians and medical professionals, there’s another level of fear and concern about what practicing in a world without Roe v. Wade will mean. Questions are circulating about how training for OB/GYN’s may change, or if abortion care will stop being taught in medical school in states that do not allow the practice. For years, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has warned that a<span> </span></span><a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/roe-v-wade-doctors/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span>shortage of gynecologists</span></a><span><span> </span>will persist, and many in the industry fear the overturn will exacerbate this issue. </span></p> <p><span>Joining Ira to talk about how the Roe overturn could impact training of medical professionals is Dr. Maria Isabel Rodriguez, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.<br><br></span></p> <hr> <p> </p> <h2><span>Why Are Female Athletes At A Higher Risk Of ACL Injuries?</span></h2> <p><span>During 2021’s NCAA March Madness tournament, photos and videos from inside the athletes’ weight rooms went viral. The images showed the difference between what was available to the men’s and women’s teams. </span></p> <p><span>The men’s weight room was chock full of fitness training devices. For the female athletes, the only weights were six pairs of dumbbells.</span></p> <p><span>This was just one example of a harmful stereotype that has persisted about women in sports: strength training is for men, not for women. This kind of thinking is not only wrong, but can have serious consequences.</span></p> <p><span>Research shows female athletes are more prone to certain injuries, most strikingly ACL injuries. Women and girls are<span> </span></span><a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/female-athletes-acl-injuries/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri"><span>up to six times</span></a><span><span> </span>as likely to get an ACL injury compared to boys and men. Joanne Parsons, physical therapist and associate professor at the University of Manitoba, says, “A high school girl who plays basketball or soccer for one season, so let’s say three to four months-ish, will have a 1% chance of rupturing their ACL.”</span></p> <p><span>Parsons and her colleague Stephanie Coen, health geographer and associate professor at the University of Nottingham, UK, join Ira to talk about how the way athletic training works now puts women and girls at a disadvantage, and what can be done to better protect athletes.</span></p> <p><span>Watch the live call-in at <a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/female-athletes-acl-injuries/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri">sciencefriday.com</a>.<br><br></span></p> <hr> <p> </p> <h2><span>The Best Science Books To Read This Summer, 2022 Edition</span></h2> <p><span>Whether you’re on the beach this summer, taking a staycation, or whiling away too many hours spent delayed in airports, you’ll want something to read. Ira and guest authors Riley Black and Deb Blum are here for you, with recommendations for the best books to soak in during the season of escapism. </span></p> <p><span>The full list of book recommendations can be found at <a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/best-summer-science-books-2022/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri">sciencefriday.com</a>.<br><br></span></p> <hr> <p> </p> <p><em>Transcripts for each segment will be available a week after the show at <a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/episodes/july-1-2022/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri">sciencefriday.com</a>.</em></p> <p> </p>

Science Friday: SCOTUS Restricts EPA, Scientist Rebellion Protests, Kansas Wheat Problems, Early Science Films. July 1, 2022, Part 1

<h2>Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulating Ability</h2> <p>This week, in its final round of opinions for the term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress had not explicitly given the Environmental Protection Agency the power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants under the terms of the Clean Air Act. </p> <p>“Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day.’ But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d). A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body,” wrote Chief Justice Roberts in the majority opinion in the case, West Virginia v. EPA. </p> <p> The ruling could <a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/supreme-court-epa-greenhouse-gas/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri" target="_blank">hinder efforts globally to combat climate change</a>, and could also affect regulations issued by other federal agencies dealing with "major questions" that would dramatically affect the economy.</p> <p>Timothy Revell, deputy U.S. Editor at <em>New Scientist</em>, joins Ira to talk about the decision and <a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/supreme-court-epa-greenhouse-gas/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri" target="_blank">other stories from the week in science</a>, including new studies of the canine evolutionary tree, a look back at 10 years of the CRISPR gene-editing technique, the launch of the CAPSTONE mission, and what our nose can tell us about potential relationships.<br><br></p> <hr> <p> </p> <h2>The Scientist Rebellion: “We’re Not Exaggerating” About The Climate Crisis</h2> <p>Earlier this year, more than 1,000 scientists in 26 countries risked arrest during protests against climate change inaction. In Washington D.C., Rose Abramoff and other demonstrators chained themselves to the White House fence before being arrested. Across the country, Peter Kalmus chained himself to the doors of a JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. Bank in Los Angeles and gave an impassioned speech: “The scientists of the world are being ignored. And it’s got to stop. We’re going to lose everything. And we’re not joking. We’re not lying. We’re not exaggerating.”</p> <p>Just recently, the Supreme Court recently cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s power (EPA) to regulate carbon emissions, a major step back in the climate movement.</p> <p>Abramoff, a global change ecologist based in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Kalmus, a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab based in Los Angeles, California, are members of an international group of scientists called Scientist Rebellion, who committed to sounding the alarms about the climate crisis. They join Ira to talk about <a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/scientist-rebellion-climate-crisis/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri" target="_blank">the state of the climate movement, what it’s like to be a climate activist in the United States, and the power of disruption</a>.<br><br></p> <hr> <p> </p> <h2>Drought In Western Kansas Exacerbates Global Wheat Shortage</h2> <p>Russia's war in Ukraine has disrupted global food supplies, driving up demand and prices for wheat. But after months of drought, many western Kansas farmers won’t have a crop to sell. This time of year, the wheat growing in this part of western Kansas should be thigh-high and lush green.But as a months-long drought continues to parch the region, many fields tell a different story. “There’s nothing out there. It’s dead,” farmer Vance Ehmke said, surveying a wheat field near his land in Lane County. “It’s just ankle-high straw.”</p> <p>Across western Kansas, many fields planted with wheat months ago now look like barren wastelands. The gaping spaces between rows of brown, shriveled plants reveal hardened dirt that’s scarred with deep cracks from baking in the sun. Of all the years for drought to hit western Kansas wheat farmers, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Even with wheat selling for near-record-high prices as the war in Ukraine disrupts the world’s food supplies, a lot of farmers in western Kansas won’t have any to sell. And those who made it through the drought with enough crop to harvest will likely end up with far fewer bushels than they had last year, a downturn that limits the state’s ability to help ease the global food crisis.</p> <p><em><a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/kansas-wheat-shortage/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri" target="_blank">Read the rest at sciencefriday.com.<br><br></a></em></p> <hr> <p> </p> <h2>See Science In Motion At “Twitch, Pop, Bloom”</h2> <p>It’s not unusual for people to crowd into a theater to see a big blockbuster about science. But when’s the last time you saw people clamoring for seats for an educational film made by scientists? The answer is likely never.</p> <p>But this was not unusual in the early 1900s, when film was an up-and-coming medium and science was capturing the public’s imagination. This summer, the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) in Queens, New York, is highlighting science education films of the past in the new exhibit “Twitch, Pop, Bloom: Science in Action.”</p> <p>SciFri producer Kathleen Davis speaks to Sonia Epstein, MOMI’s associate curator of science and film, about <a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/twitch-pop-bloom-momi/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri" target="_blank">how these early videos and research went hand-in-hand at the dawn of cinema, and the historical significance of some of the videos in the exhibit</a>.<br><br></p> <hr> <p> </p> <p class="p1"><em>Transcripts for each segment will be available the week after the show airs on </em><a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/episodes/july-1-2022/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=scifri" target="_blank"><span><em>sciencefriday.com</em></span></a><em>.</em></p>

1A: The 1A Record Club: 'ELVIS' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The movie "ELVIS" tells the life story of Elvis Presley, one of the most famous musicians of the 20th century. Born into poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley rose to stardom as a teenager in the 1950s. His style and sound were modeled largely after the Black musicians he listened to as a kid and adult.<br/><br/>Presley is known as 'the King of Rock and Roll,' but his legacy is complicated. He earned fame and fortune by copying those Black artists who couldn't reach the same level of success because of the color of their skin.<br/><br/>Along with the new film comes a new soundtrack featuring a bevy of top recording artists. <br/><br/>The 1A Record Club listens to the "ELVIS" soundtrack and discusses the rocker's legacy.<br/><br/>Want to support 1A?<a href="http://donate.npr.org/1A"> Give to your local public radio station</a> and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter<a href="https://twitter.com/1a"> @1A</a>.

Diane Rehm: On My Mind: A Strengthening Case Against Donald Trump

<p>Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade digs into the week's explosive testimony at the January 6th committee hearing -- and whether it pushes the Department of Justice closer to an indictment of Donald Trump.</p>

On Point: Rebroadcast: Who's to blame for America's polarized politics? Tom Nichols says 'All of us'

<p>Who's to blame for America's polarized politics? The government? The media? Special interests? Tom Nichols says the problem is 'all of us.' </p> <p>Tom Nichols and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti. </p>

Latino USA: It’s a Small World, After All

<p><em>Latino USA</em> takes a look back at Disney’s relationship with Latin America. We start in the 1940s when Walt Disney and a group of animators were deployed by the U.S. government to Latin America in efforts to curb Nazi influence there. Then we hear from a Chilean writer who wrote a book called <em>How to Read Donald Duck</em>, critiquing Disney comics’ American imperialism in the 1970s. His book would later be burned in Chile. Finally, we talk with the directors of <em>Coco</em>, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina.</p> <p><strong><em>This podcast was originally broadcast by Latino USA on November 17, 2017.</em></strong></p>

Music

All Songs Considered: The Best Music of June

June brought us The Suffers' socially conscious party music, Saya Gray's headphones-worthy debut, GIVĒON's R&B ballads, Regina Spektor's elaborate songwriting and Petrol Girls' amped-up punk.<br/><br/>Featured Tracks and Artists:<br/>1. The Suffers: "Don't Bother Me" and "Yada Yada" from <em>It Starts with Love</em><br/>2. Saya Gray: "I FOUND A FLOORBOARD UNDER THE SOIL!" from <em>19 Masters</em><br/>3. GIVĒON: "Scarred" from <em>Give Or Take</em><br/>4. Regina Spektor "One Man's Prayer" from <em>Home, before and after</em><br/>5. Petrol Girls: "Preachers" from <em>Baby </em><br/><br/>Our panel's additional recommendations for June:<br/>• S.G. Goodman, <em>Teeth Marks</em><br/>• Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, <em>For All Our Days That Tear the Heart</em><br/>• Beyoncé, "BREAK MY SOUL" <br/>• SZA, "Jodie" <br/>• Linda Ayupuka,<em> God Created Everything </em><br/><br/>Discover <a href="https://www.npr.org/2022/06/28/1107438039/npr-music-favorite-albums-of-2022-so-far">NPR Music's favorite albums</a> and <a href="https://www.npr.org/2022/06/27/1107322225/npr-musics-36-favorite-songs-of-2022-so-far">songs of 2022</a> (so far).

World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN: Laura Lee & The Jettes bring millennial grunge to Berlin's Hansa Studios

First finding success with her band Gurr, <em>World Cafe's Sense of Place: Berlin</em> series explores Laura Lee's new solo project.

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