November 25, 2022

Through the Looking Glass

People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other.

Ryan Long, courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.



Valerie Kipnis tells Ira about how Russian soldiers in the war in Ukraine are making a huge decision in an unusual way: over a hotline. (10 minutes)

Act One

Flies, Meet Honey

An elections administrator in Texas, Heider Garcia, uses a radical approach to try to win over election skeptics: tactical patience. Can it work? Natalia Contreras and Zoe Chace look into it. (25 minutes)

You can find more of Natalia’s work – including Natalia’s print story about this – at Votebeat.org.

Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune