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With the writing of the Constitution in 1787, the framers set out a young nation’s highest ideals. And ever since, we’ve been fighting over it — what is in it and what was left out. At the heart of these arguments is the story of America. As a follo...Show More

48:46 | Aug 14th, 2017

What makes someone American? A landmark Supreme Court case in 1898, involving a child born in San Francisco to Chinese immigrant parents, would help answer that question.

04:55 | Jul 19th

Host Lillian Cunningham's next podcast explores the real story of why we went to the moon -- a darker, but truer story than the one you've heard before. Listen to this trailer, and subscribe on your favorite podcast app or at More
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56:04 | Feb 12th, 2018

In the "Constitutional" finale, we address listener questions about the history--and future--of the nation's governing document.

53:31 | Jan 29th, 2018

Why do First Amendment rights trump nearly every other right in America? Thank Jehovah's Witnesses.

46:40 | Jan 15th, 2018

How should the Constitution's privacy protections be translated for a new era? This is a question before the Supreme Court today, but it was also a question that captivated a justice appointed to the Supreme Court 100 years ago — Louis Brandeis.
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