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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Episode Date
‘Til Debt Do Us Part
For the first time as House speaker, Kevin McCarthy heads to the White House for a meeting with President Biden. With money finally being deployed for huge infrastructure projects, Biden seeks to reinvigorate local economies ahead of his State of the Union address. And while the U.S. deplores Iranian executions, a new report shows executions rising sharply under the leadership of Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 01, 2023
Another Memphis Officer Off the Street
Memphis authorities discipline more first responders in the Tyre Nichols case. The Biden White House plans to end its COVID-19 emergency declarations. And Providence begins allocating $10 million in reparation funds, despite pushback from both sides of the debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 31, 2023
The Tyre Nichols Video
The world reacts to the police beating that killed Tyre Nichols. Memphis disbands its now-infamous SCORPION unit. And Israel vows to not only arrest suspected terrorists, but bulldoze the homes of their family members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 30, 2023
The Video Memphis is Bracing For
Five Memphis police officers are charged with murder after a traffic stop turned deadly. LGBTQ+ rights advocates respond to reports that monogamous gay and bisexual men will be able to freely give blood. And the Republican National Committee convenes to select a leader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 27, 2023
"Three Warnings" About a Child With a Gun
After allegations that warnings were ignored, a superintendent is ousted during a contentious school board meeting in Virginia. The U.S. and Germany change their position on sending tanks to Ukraine. And federal authorities take down what they call a vast scheme to sell fake nursing diplomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 26, 2023
Three Days. Two Major Mass Shootings.
Californians mourn another mass shooting, this time in a Bay Area farming community. The Justice Departments aims to disband Google's digital ad behemoth. And classified documents are found at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 25, 2023
“Keep On Dancing”: The Voices of Monterey Park
Survivors describe the massacre in Monterey Park, California. The FDA prepares to press for an overhaul in its vaccination guidelines. And a former high-ranking FBI official is charged with illegally helping a notorious Russian oligarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 24, 2023
New Year’s Grief in Los Angeles
The man suspected of killing 10 people at a Lunar New Year celebration in California is found dead in his van. The Department of Justice finds more classified documents during a search of President Biden's home. And a protest over an environmental activist shot dead by police ends in vandalism and destruction in Atlanta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 23, 2023
Introducing 'Truth and Lies: The Informant'
From ABC Audio comes "Truth and Lies: The Informant," a remarkable story of an ordinary man who risked his life as an FBI informant to stop what would've been one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history. A new five-part series, available on Apple Podcasts (, Spotify (, Amazon Music (, or wherever you're listening now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 21, 2023
The Charges Against Alec Baldwin
New Mexico prosecutors charge Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter for the shooting on the set of his film, "Rust." The U.S. blows past its debt ceiling, prompting the Treasury Department to enact "extraordinary measures." And Jacinda Ardern resigns as prime minister of New Zealand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 20, 2023
Ukraine’s Darkening Winter
A helicopter crash kills a high-ranking Ukrainian official as Russia targets civilians and infrastructure. Microsoft lays off 10,000 workers. And New Mexico's new attorney general begins implementing his platform of "child civil rights." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 19, 2023
Arizona’s Water Wars
Amid a worsening drought, leaders in Scottsdale, Arizona tell a nearby community it can no longer use city water for its homes. The Supreme Court hears the case of a transgender migrant who says she could be killed in her home country. And mental health advocates question a New York City policy empowering police to declare someone too mentally ill to remain on the streets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 18, 2023
A Post-Election Shooting Spree
New Mexico police arrest a Republican candidate in a series of shootings at Democratic lawmakers' homes. Nepal authorities believe everyone on board a Yeti Airlines flight has died. And jury selection begins in the civil trial against Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 17, 2023
An “Honor System” for Classified Documents?
Lawyers for President Biden discover more classified documents at his home. Congress prepares risky negotiations over the debt ceiling. And data show nearly half of adults under 30 are living with their parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 16, 2023
Biden's Document Jam
Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints a special counsel to investigate classified documents found on his property. Deadly California storms leave the state in a precarious environmental situation. And Virginia officials expand their probe into why high schoolers weren't informed about National Merit recognition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 13, 2023
The Biggest Ground Stop Since 9/11
A computer glitch forces the FAA to halt all takeoffs in the U.S. for hours. Fellow New York Republicans demand Rep. George Santos step down. And the arrest of a notorious misogynist sparks questions about young men in the digital age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 12, 2023
The "Three Amigos" Summit
President Biden meets with his North American counterparts in Mexico. The Pentagon announces it will train Ukrainian forces on American soil. And in one of many communities divided over their futures, a solar company is run out of town. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 11, 2023
Nurses to Hospitals: You Might Feel a Pinch
Thousands of New York City nurses go on strike. The Department of Justice investigates classified documents discovered at President Biden's former offices. And the Federal Trade Commission proposes a ban on "non-compete clauses." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 10, 2023
The Road Less Gaveled: How McCarthy Finally Won
After a near-brawl on the House floor, Kevin McCarthy officially takes over as speaker. In a near-replay of Jan. 6, Brazilian supporters of Jair Bolsonaro storm the country's government buildings. And Virginian lawmakers grapple with a school shooting by a 6-year-old boy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 09, 2023
January 6: Not Just a Date
A Capitol Police officer shares his personal struggle with lasting trauma from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. President Biden unveils a new two-pronged approach to the flood of migrants at the southern border. And, newly revealed evidence in the Moscow, Idaho, quadruple murder case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 06, 2023
The FDA's New Prescription for Abortion Access
A new federal policy will expand where abortion medication can be dispensed. The House Speaker's race enters a third day of voting, with no clear resolution in sight. And Ukrainians try to welcome defecting Russian soldiers with a new hotline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 05, 2023
Kevin Can Wait
A Republican revolt pushes votes for House Speaker into a second day for the first time in a century. Hundreds of migrants arrive on a desolate Florida island. And Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is spotted in Orlando. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 04, 2023
The Moment the NFL Was Dreading
Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapses and receives CPR during an NFL game, prompting an unprecedented postponement. Kevin McCarthy desperately courts votes to make him Speaker of the House. And Buffalo residents describe terrifying moments as a winter blizzard turned deadly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 03, 2023
What You Missed Over the Holidays
New year, new look! To start 2023, Brad breaks down the flurry of headlines that closed out 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 02, 2023
One Very Last Thing
Back by popular demand, it's our annual One Last Thing show. Every episode of Start Here ends with a One Last Thing, a story that brings you to a new corner of the world and expands your mind. In 2022, Start Here told over 200 of these kinds of stories. On this holiday special, the Start Here crew gathers around the proverbial fireplace to share what they love about their favorite One Last Thing of 2022. There’s Barney’s 30th birthday, a theme song fit for Outer Space, surfing pups, and a chance to learn more about how Start Here is made. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 30, 2022
Millennial Nostalgia: Why We Need the '90s
Everything nowadays seems to be a throwback. We live in an era of movie remakes, '90s food fads returning, and songs from 20 years ago being remixed into top hits now. In short: nostalgia brings the past back into vogue, and reminds us of a “simpler time.” But could living in the past impact our future? Start Here producer Jen Newman helps to break down this phenomenon, and why people gravitate towards the past.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 29, 2022
Joining the Hunt
Start Here Social Media Producer Arielle Chester isn’t your typical hunter. 90 percent of hunters are male and 97 percent are white. Plus, the majority of registered hunters in America are over the age of 50. In a special episode, a growing subsection of American hunters describe what drew them to a sport that increasingly needs them to survive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 28, 2022
Picture It: Who Made Your Favorite Emoji
From “face-palm” to “tears of joy,” emoji are a great way to spice up a text message or get a point across. But where exactly do they come from? On this special episode of Start Here, producer Cameron Chertavian heads down the emoji rabbit hole, looking at how these now-ubiquitous pixelated images go from an idea in a creator's imagination to an icon on your phone. Cameron traces the complicated emoji-proposal process by speaking to a proposer, a linguist, and a member of the emoji governing body, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 27, 2022
The Revolution Will Be Reenacted
You've seen historical reenactors at local parades or fairs, but there's a lot more to the craft than just dressing up in an 18th century-inspired outfit. First step, make sure you don't call it a "costume." Start Here producer Kelly Terez follows the path of becoming a Continental Army reenactor to find out what draws people to the costly hobby across the U.S. She joins one of the biggest reenactments of the year from a key point of the American Revolution: Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 26, 2022
The Congressional Wish List
The Senate passes a $1.7 trillion spending package, putting pressure on the House to approve it today. Disgraced crypto trader Sam Bankman-Fried arrives back in the U.S. to face fraud charges. And criminal justice advocates hail a record number of exonerations in 2022. DID YOU HEAR? “Start Here” has been nominated for two Signal Awards! You can vote for us here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 23, 2022
Mr. Zelenskyy Goes to Washington
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy leaves his nation for the first time since Russia invaded to speak to American lawmakers. An incoming congressman from New York hides from view after large parts of his biography are questioned. And Benjamin Netanyahu establishes an uneasy alliance with far-right leaders in Israel. DID YOU HEAR? “Start Here” has been nominated for two Signal Awards! You can vote for us here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 22, 2022
Shock & Audit: Trump’s Taxes Will Go Public
The House Ways & Means Committee will release President Trump's tax returns, but only those from 2015-2020. Afghanistan begins barring women from universities. And Illinois eyes the end of cash bail. DID YOU HEAR? “Start Here” has been nominated for two Signal Awards! You can vote for us here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 21, 2022
Jan. 6th Committee to DOJ: Arrest That Man!
The House Select Committee on January 6th reveals its final conclusions, which include a criminal referral for former President Trump. The Supreme Court postpones a key immigration policy deadline. And a Catholic priest is defrocked by the Vatican after embracing right-wing political stances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 20, 2022
The Jan. 6th Committee's Biggest Decision Yet
The House Select Committee on January 6th is expected to recommend criminal charges against former President Trump to the Justice Department. Taylor Lorenz and other reporters find themselves suddenly suspended from Elon Musk's Twitter. And a failed coup has resulted in violent protests across Peru. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 19, 2022
You Better Watch Out: COVID’s Holiday Plans
As infections accelerate, the nation's two largest metropolitan areas are urging residents to mask up. Lawmakers are increasingly entertaining the idea of banning TikTok. And "Harry & Meghan" spark new uproars in Britain. To order your free at-home COVID-19 test kits, visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 16, 2022
The Four-Day School Week
Amid a teacher shortage, a Missouri school district becomes the latest to cut back to four days of classes per week. Russia swaps an American trapped behind front lines in Ukraine. And environmentalists call the sustainability of feminine hygiene products into question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 15, 2022
Crypto Urgency: Why SBF’s Arrest Matters
Prosecutors reveal charges against FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Federal agents crack down on cartel-run marijuana farms, likening conditions there to "narco slavery." And 10 years since Sandy Hook, school shooting witnesses write letters to future survivors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 14, 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, is arrested in the Bahamas at the urging of American prosecutors. Border agents in El Paso, Texas, are overwhelmed by hundreds of migrants at a single checkpoint. And scientists herald a new energy era for nuclear fusion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 13, 2022
Sinema Verite: Why the Senator's Going Indie
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema registers as an independent, posing new concerns for the Democratic party. A Libyan man is handed over to US authorities in connection with the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing. And an oil spill in Kansas raises questions about Keystone pipelines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 12, 2022
Introducing 'Pink Card' from ESPN's '30 for 30 Podcasts'
Growing up Iranian American, Shima Oliaee found her mother didn’t talk much about where she came from. Watching soccer, though, was a portal to Iran, a place that was in large part a mystery. In "Pink Card," the latest series from ESPN's "30 for 30 Podcasts," Shima delves into the stories she didn’t hear growing up: Iran's mandated modernization and how soccer played a role, the women-led 1979 revolution, and her parents’ mistaken-identity love story. Shima and her mom meet Zeinab Sahafy, a young Iranian women and avid soccer fan whose love of the game led to her being named an enemy of the state. If you like what you hear, click on over to "30 for 30 Podcasts" to hear the rest of this four-part series -- available now on Apple Podcasts (, Spotify (, or wherever you like to listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 10, 2022
The Brittney Griner Swap
WNBA star Brittney Griner returns to the U.S. as part of a prisoner swap for a Russian arms dealer. After an attack caused North Carolina power outages, more power stations have come under fire. And "Brazilian butt lifts" have created a black market economy, sometimes with tragic health consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 09, 2022
Der Überfall (The Raid)
German police raid more than 100 homes to prevent a potential coup attempt. The U.S. Supreme Court considers allowing legislatures to ignore court orders on elections. And doctors are growing more concerned about the effect of climate change on pregnancies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 08, 2022
Warnock Wins. Again.
Raphael Warnock defeats Herschel Walker to win a full Senate term in Georgia. Jurors find the Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud. And experts on hate speech express concerns about Kanye West's rhetoric.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 07, 2022
Wedding Clashers: SCOTUS & Same-Sex Marriage
The Supreme Court hears a major case on same-sex marriage. Georgia voters head to the polls for a Senate runoff. And Ukraine begins firing missiles at Russian military bases.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 06, 2022
A "Targeted" Power Grid Attack
What police are calling “intentional vandalism” at a North Carolina power hub has caused power outages for 40,000 customers. Protests and growing calls to disband Iran's morality police gain traction as one official hints it could be abolished. And Democrats move to say "Bye-owa" with a proposed shift to the DNC primary calendar moving Iowa from the top spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 05, 2022
Election Encore
A sprint to the finish in Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff and how lingering issues from the midterm election could shape how Congress functions. Gas prices are plunging, but does it mean inflation rates will follow? And our correspondent goes inside the Taylor Swift Ticketmaster mess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 02, 2022
Crypto Crash: Sam Bankman-Fried Speaks
The CEO of the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX sits down with George Stephanopoulos. With a new generation set to take over party leadership, Democrats pass a historic bill in Congress. And an investigation reveals alarming racial disparities in home appraisals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 01, 2022
All Aboard for Shutting Down the Rail Strike
Facing a potential nationwide strike, a bipartisan group of lawmakers prepares to force rail employees to work. Chinese leaders double down on a "Zero COVID" strategy despite widespread protests. And police departments across the country are finding themselves short on cops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 30, 2022
Houston's Troubled Waters
After a power outage at water treatment facilities, Houston tells 2 million residents to boil their water. Hawaii's largest volcano begins to erupt after decades of quiet. And millions of student loan borrowers are confused about when they'll have to resume payments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 29, 2022
China Protests Go Viral
As COVID cases explode in cities around China, mass protests cast doubt on whether the government can return to "Zero COVID." Republican leaders respond to revelations that former President Trump dined with a white nationalist. And Black Friday spending shatters records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 28, 2022
Buy Now Pay Later: It’s More Complicated Than You Think
On this Black Friday, we want to take a look at not what Americans are buying, but how they're paying for it. Producer Iru Ekpunobi takes a look at the growth of ‘Buy Now Pay Later' services among disillusioned Gen-Z shoppers and what a rise in installment payments can tell us about the current state of the consumer economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 25, 2022