November 25, 2022

Through the Looking Glass

When one reality bumps up against the other, people try to coax each other across the line. 

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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.

Act Two

Who Is Ryan Long?

A guy tries to coax himself from one reality into another, while on national television. Bim Adewunmi explains. (21  minutes)


“Through the Looking Glass” by The Monkees