The Gist: Maria Konnikova on microwaves, and Trinity Church tries to remove guns from Walmart shelves.

Influential NYC Parish Draws on Walmart in a Gun Fight

Influential NYC Parish Draws on Walmart in a Gun Fight

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 30 2015 5:14 PM

Gunfight at the Walmart Corral

Should shareholders have a say in the products a business sells? Why Trinity Church has called for a duel.

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Trinity is a landmark Episcopal church, with a notable location at Broadway and Wall streets.

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Today on The Gist, James Ledbetter from Inc. explains why the influential NYC parish Trinity Wall Street is taking Walmart to court. You can subscribe to the new Inc. Uncensored podcast here. Plus, is there a secret cancer-spewing, nutrient-robbing killer in America’s kitchens? Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker explains the truth about microwaves for a game we call “Is That Bulls---t?” For the Spiel, Mike offers his advice to Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show.


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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.