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Democracy's summer blockbusters

34 minutes

Democracy Works is taking its annual summer hiatus starting next week, but that does not mean the wheels of democracy will stop turning while we're away. In fact, this summer could prove to be quite the opposite. 

In this episode, we discuss what's going on in the Supreme Court and the impact of the rulings that are expected to come out by the end of June. We'll also be watching the January 6 committee hearings, which are scheduled to begin June 9. We consider what the goals of the hearings are and how our fractured media landscape will impact how the committee's work is received by the public. 

Finally, we share some recommendations for books and series that have nothing to do with politics and tease a new series that we'll be launching this summer while Democracy Works is on break. 

Additional Information

Candis's recommendation: A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

Chris's recommendation: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

Michael's recommendation: The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Jenna's recommendation: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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