• The Debrief Nov 25, 2021

    The (Real) Story of Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is one of those holidays with what seems like a pretty clear origin story: the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, where pilgrims celebrated the first harvest in their new home with members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived there. But Dr. Joe Stahlman, a professor at the University of Buffalo and a member of the Seneca Nation...

  • The Debrief Nov 12, 2021

    A Defense Attorney Breaks Down the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

    This week on the Debrief, defense attorney Michael Bachner breaks down the case – and gives what would be his closing statements if he was on the case.

  • The Debrief Oct 29, 2021

    Climate Change: How Can We Prepare for the Next Storm?

    Flash floods that inundate the region’s roads. Rainfall totals from a single storm breaking records set just a few weeks ago. Wildfires out west. There’s no question that climate change is here – and it’s affecting us all. This week on The Debrief, Storm Team 4’s Janice Huff sits down with fellow meteorologists to discuss the affects of climate...

  • The Debrief Nov 2, 2021

    Why Are Floods and Storms Are Getting Worse?

    This week on The Debrief, Storm Team 4’s Janice Huff sits down with fellow meteorologists to discuss the affects of climate change, and what can be done on an individual level to make a difference.

  • gabby petito case Oct 23, 2021

    Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie: Trying to Answer the Unanswered Questions

    Brian Laundrie likely never left the Florida nature preserve where he was last seen – and with the discovery of his remains earlier this week, it brings to an end a manhunt that has captivated the country. But – even so, there are unanswered questions in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito. This week on The Debrief Podcast, Pei-Sze…

  • Florida Nov 2, 2021

    Where Does the Gabby Petito Investigation Go From Here?

    Brian Laundrie likely never left the Florida nature preserve where he was last seen – and with the discovery of his remains earlier this week, it brings to an end a mystery that has captivated the country....

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    But – even so, there are unanswered questions in the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito. This week, Pei-Sze Cheng revisits experts about the...

  • The Debrief Oct 15, 2021

    ‘The Vanished' Podcast on Why Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie Get So Much Attention

    For more than a month now – crews have been searching either the Wyoming wilderness or the Florida swamps for Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. But not every missing persons case gets drones, helicopters, cadaver dogs and FBI forensics analysts. Which begs the question: what makes the Petito case the one that gets all the resources and attention on social…

  • gabby petito case Oct 16, 2021

    What You Might Have Missed in the Gabby Petito Autopsy Results

    On Tuesday – coroners in Wyoming gave followers of the Gabby Petito case an answer they’d been waiting for: the 22-year-old from Long Island was choked to death. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue made the determination weeks after they ruled she died in a homicide and even narrowed down the window for her death, stating that her body had been…

  • The Debrief Oct 15, 2021

    The Debrief: Breaking Down the Latest Developments in the Gabby Petito Case

    This week on The Debrief, Pei-Sze Cheng takes a deep dive into this week’s autopsy results in the Gabby Petito case, and talks with the team beind Wondery’s The Vanished podcast about why some missing persons cases get more attention than others.

  • The Debrief Oct 9, 2021

    How Long Could Brian Laundrie Live on the Run? We Asked a Survivalist

    Friday marks four weeks since the hunt for Gabby Petito’s then-fiance Brian Laundrie began. Which begs the question: How long could he actually survive in the elements on his own? Laundrie’s parents reported him missing to police in North Port, Florida, on Sept. 17, a few days after he went on a hike at the Carlton Reserve, a sprawling...

  • The Debrief Oct 8, 2021

    A Survivalist's Take on the Hunt for Brian Laundrie

    This week on The Debrief, Pei-Sze Cheng talks to survival expert and instructor Dave Canterbury, the author of the New York Times bestseller Bushcraft 101, about how – and how long – Brian Laundrie might be able to survive in the swamps of Florida or the mountains of North Carolina.

  • The Debrief Oct 1, 2021

    The Debrief: Is Brian Laundrie Still Alive?

    It has been 16 days since Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, allegedly told his parents he was going for a hike in a sprawling Florida nature preserve. It’s set of a massive manhunt – but one seasoned US Marshal says he doesn’t think Laundrie was ever there. This week on The Debrief, retired U.S. Marshal Craig Caine gives his...

  • The Debrief Sep 24, 2021

    Why the Whole World Is Following the Case of Gabby Petito

    The whole world is following the case of Gabby Petito, the aspiring influencer who disappeared on a cross country road trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie. This week on The Debrief, Pei-Sze Cheng gets you caught up to speed on what is now a homicide case, then talks about why this missing persons case has caught the attention of so...

  • The Debrief Sep 17, 2021

    The Debrief: Where Is Gabby Petito?

    Gabby Petito hasn’t been seen for more than two weeks and the search is heating up for the Long Island woman on a cross-country trip with her fiancé....

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    This week on The Debrief, Pei-Sze Cheng reports from Grand Teton National Park, where Petito’s stepfather is doing all he can to drum up leads and convince Brian Laundrie to tell authorities...

  • The Debrief Sep 4, 2021

    Afghanistan After the Withdrawal: What It's Like for One Man Left Behind As the Taliban Takes Over

    When the last U.S. plane took off out of Afghanistan earlier this week — thousands of Afghan citizens who aided the US during our 20-year-occupation of the country — and scores more who were critical of the Taliban regime now in power were left behind....

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    This week, Adam Kuperstein talks to one such man, a journalist in hiding, living in fear...

  • The Debrief Aug 28, 2021

    The Debrief: What Happens to the Afghans Who Were Left Behind?

    Thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country with only the clothes on their backs....
    And they’re the lucky ones....
    This week, less than 24 hours before the bombings, Gilma Avalos talked to a senior fellow at NYU about the terror in her homeland and the families now on hit lists for doing something that was innocent and acceptable one month ago: exercising...

  • The Debrief Aug 13, 2021

    Who Is Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?

    Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be taking over for Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he was embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. Adam Kuperstein talks with someone who’s covered her for decades to get everything you need to know about New York’s first female governor.

  • The Debrief Jul 30, 2021

    The Debrief: Both Sides of the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Debate

    Cities, states, schools – even your favorite restaurant – are all now mulling whether to require vaccinations for their workers and visitors. Michael Gargiulo talks with a doctor about why the mandates are under consideration, a legal scholar about whether any of this is even legal – and a New York City public school teacher who says he shouldn’t be...

  • The Debrief Jun 18, 2021

    Juneteenth: What You Need to Know About America's Newest Federal Holiday

    This week, Adam Kuperstein commemorates our nation’s first new federal holiday in nearly 40 years – Juneteenth.
    Experts talk about why some consider it our nation’s real independence day, amid the push for a significant New York state holiday that you have likely never heard of before.

  • The Debrief Jun 11, 2021

    The Debrief: Anti-Asian Attacks and Relations With the Black Community

    This week, Erica Byfield dives deeper into the recent spate of anti-Asian attacks and broaches the subject of conflict between Black and Asian Americans – conflict that some say has been weaponized to draw attention away from the real issues. Three experts discuss the current crisis, the unfortunate side effects, and the historical perspective that shows the two groups have...

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