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Trump and Modi’s Rodeo

The U.S. president is crashing the Indian prime minister’s huge rally in Houston this weekend. Why?

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.

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Episode Notes

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first rally in the U.S. when he was elected in 2014. Now, he’s coming back to appear in front of 50,000 people in Houston. The other person expected to take the stage is U.S. President Donald Trump. So, what do the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies plan to gain from the visit?

Guest: Milan Vaishnav, director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, Danielle Hewitt, and Mara Silvers.

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