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 Dec 2, 2020
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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity® - a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time. About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios - which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app. About Pushkin Industries: Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg and is home to hit shows such as Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, Cautionary Tales, The Happiness Lab, The Last Archive, and Gladwell's own Revisionist History. Visit pushkin.fm for a full lineup of shows. About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

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Biden's brewing foreign policy crises
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been on a hunger strike in prison for three weeks. This weekend his doctor said he could die soon. That’s just the latest in a string of events from abroad that could become major crises for President Biden. Plus, A new way for police departments to handle mental health calls. And, Richard Wright’s new book on police brutality, published six decades after his death. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Ben Montgomery and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden's blinking red lights: Taiwan, Ukraine and Iran Tampa Bay-area police, mental health experts team up to help citizens Unpublished Richard Wright novel on police brutality to be released Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
The Hard Truth of Latinos’ access to health insurance
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We’re sharing the latest episode of the Hard Truths podcast series. In this episode, we try to answer one big question: Why do fewer Latinos have health insurance when compared to others in the U.S.? Guests: Samantha Artiga, director of the racial equity and health policy program at the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Catalina Sol, executive director of La Clinica del Pueblo Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michele Salcedo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2021
The ongoing tension in Minneapolis
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On Fridays, we’ve been wrapping up the week in the trial over the killing of George Floyd. But - that’s been overshadowed by the unrest that continues in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the police killing of Duante Wright. These protests and police clashes are happening less than 10 miles from where former Police Officer Derek Chauvin is standing trial for the death of George Floyd. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, Russell Contreras and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Daunte Wright protests reignite debate over police response to unrest Border Democrats seek asylum revamp, more help from feds U.S. imposes sweeping sanctions targeting Russian economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Vaccine passports for work
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As more and more Americans become vaccinated, employers are making the decision to bring their workforce back to the office. But will they require proof of vaccination? Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Sam Baker, and Andrew Freedman Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The barriers to vaccine passports New coronavirus cases are rising in half the country Drought stokes fears of severe fire season in West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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Yesterday, the F.D.A. recommended pausing the use of Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine. This was after cases of a rare blood clot disorder in six American women developed 1-3 weeks after receiving the shot. One woman died and another is in critical condition. Despite this prompt response by the F.D.A, many are left concerned about whether it's still safe to get it. Plus, how the border crisis looks from Mexico. And, human rights in space. Guests: Axios' Caitlin Owens, Stef Kight and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: FDA expects J&J vaccine pause to last "a matter of days" On the front lines of the growing border crisis The push to define workers' rights in space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Police call Daunte Wright killing accidental
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Yesterday, police said the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, outside Minneapolis Sunday appeared to have accidentally pulled out her gun instead of a taser. Wright was shot and killed during a traffic stop about 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year. Plus, tensions between Israel and Iran put pressure on the US. And, How one failed union vote against Amazon will shape big tech companies. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, Barak Ravid and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Police: Officer who shot Daunte Wright accidentally pulled gun instead of taser Scoop: U.S. and Israel to hold strategic Iran talks on Tuesday What Amazon's win over union organizers means for tech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
On the ground at the U.S.-Mexico border
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The Biden administration reported a record number of migrants crossing the US-Mexico border in March - the highest in 15 years. 172,000 people have been apprehended at the border, 19,000 of those unaccompanied children and teenagers. Axios’ Stef Kight and Russell Contreras spent the last week at the border and saw this surge firsthand. Plus, the housing boom no one’s happy about. And, CEOs put political pressure on lawmakers over voting rights. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Felix Salmon, and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: On the front lines of the growing border crisis The dispiriting housing boom 100+ corporate executives consider freezing donations over laws curbing voting access Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Sen. Duckworth on her family and military service
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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth just published a new memoir called “Every Day is a Gift.” The Illinois Democrat is one of just 17 Asian Americans in Congress. She’s a Purple Heart recipient who became a double amputee as a result of her military service. And she’s a mom - she was actually the first Senator to have a baby while in office. Guests: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2021
Second week of Chauvin trial wraps up
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The second week of the trial over George Floyd's death. The Minneapolis Police Chief stated Derek Chauvin did not act according to MPD policy. Plus, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth own family’s brush with AAPI hate. And, how accurate is the movie Contagion? Guests: Axios' Nick Halter and Bryan Walsh. Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: ER doctor: George Floyd's cause of death most likely oxygen deficiency Infectious diseases expert: U.S. is "at the beginning" of a fourth COVID-19 surge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
President Biden’s corporate tax plan
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Yesterday, the Treasury Department released details of President Biden’s proposal to increase corporate taxes over the next 15 years. This would raise $2.5 trillion to pay for Biden’s massive jobs and infrastructure plan. Plus, traveling while vaccinated - what are the rules? And, debunking misinformation about Colorado voting laws. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Joann Muller, and John Frank. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Treasury details Biden's plan to raise $2 trillion through corporate tax hikes Voting misinformation abounds after All-Star Game moved from Georgia to Colorado Biden sets new April 19 deadline for all adults to be eligible for vaccine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
What we know about kids and coronavirus
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We’re learning a lot more about kids and the coronavirus - including from the CDC, which is monitoring a rise in COVID cases among children. Plus, is America losing its religion? And, just what exactly does the Senate Parliamentarian do? Guests: Axios' Marisa Fernandez, Bryan Walsh, and Margaret Talev. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Axios-Ipsos poll: Parents split on vaccinating kids America is losing its religion Senate parliamentarian says Democrats could use budget reconciliation again Atlanta's mayor on Georgia’s new voting law and its economic toll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Shuffling the post-pandemic workforce
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A new workplace survey found that one of every four highly-skilled workers confess they’re getting ready to leave their jobs or switch careers once the pandemic subsides. This could cause a massive reshuffling of high-skilled workers and have long term effects on the workforce. Plus, Minneapolis’s police chief takes the stand against Derek Chauvin. And, an environmental crisis in Florida. Guests: Axios' Kim Hart, Nick Halter and Ben Montgomery. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The post-pandemic career shake-up Minneapolis police chief: Chauvin "absolutely" violated department policies Piney Point disaster averted for now, seepage continues Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Amazon’s historic labor vote
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Results for the closely-watched union vote at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama are expected this week. It’s been a long and contentious union drive that has received intense pushback from Amazon. It's an organizing effort that could impact the future of the modern day labor movement. Plus, why the coming weeks are crucial for climate change. And, tracking new variants of the coronavirus. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Andrew Freedman, and Will Chase. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Amazon's scorched-earth PR strategy The top climate takeaways from Biden's sweeping infrastructure plan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
An emotional first week in Minneapolis
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Today, the first week of testimony in the trial over the death of George Floyd wraps up in Minneapolis. We discuss three moments you might have missed. Plus, why some Latino voters chose President Trump. And, a monster movie brings people back to the theater. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Witness breaks down after George Floyd video: "I understand him" Exclusive: Fresh data reveal how Trump made inroads with Latinos Window closing in on theaters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Opening Day brings fans back to stadiums
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It's Opening Day in America and hope springs eternal. This year hope isn't just for your favorite baseball team, but for the return to normal. Stadiums around the country are letting fans back in. Some for the first time since the pandemic began. Plus, corporations break their silence on Georgia’s new voting laws. And, some news about Mars. Guests: Axios' Jeff Tracy, Courtenay Brown and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Corporate America speaks on Georgia's voting restrictions We're starting to answer some big questions about Mars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
President Biden bets big on infrastructure
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President Biden is in Pittsburgh today to unveil details of his jobs and infrastructure package. Plus, 1 in 4 Asian Americans say they’ve experienced a hate incident. And, why Russia is backing Myanmar’s military junta. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Dave Lawler, and Sara Kehaulani Goo. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Economists bullish on Biden's $3 trillion infrastructure plan A pariah to the West is a friend to Putin Poll: 1 out of 4 Asian Americans has experienced a hate incident U.S. women won’t reach pay equity with men for at least 60 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
The broken global supply chain
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The Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week blocking more than 350 ships. That traffic jam will take days to clear and will affect global supply chains for months. But it’s not just the ship’s fault - global shipping was broken before the Ever Given. Plus, real-world data shows even better news on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. And, the HVAC upgrades needed to put kids safely back in the classroom. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Sam Baker and Kim Hart. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Massive container ship freed from Suez Canal CDC: Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are 90% effective in real-world conditions The key to opening schools: Better air flow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Border surge expected to last months
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March will see the highest numbers of migrant children crossing the border in U.S. history. The Biden administration is preparing for even more children in the coming months. Plus, the trial over the killing of George Floyd begins today in Minneapolis with opening statements from the prosecution and the defense. And, a look ahead to the week in politics. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Torey Van Oot, and Alayna Treene. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alice Wilder, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Scoop: Kids' border surge expected to last 7+ months The world is watching as Chauvin trial begins Democrats weigh guns as improbable filibuster test Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
President Biden meets the press
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President Biden gave his first news conference yesterday where he emphasized what he's accomplished but was pressed on what he hasn't. Plus, all votes have been counted in Israel's election leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc just short of a 61-seat majority in the Israeli Knesset. And, the history of hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the U.S. Guests: Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, Axios' Margaret Talev and Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alice Wilder, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Highlights from Biden's first press conference as president Israel's election: Five scenarios for what comes next Why attacks against the AAPI community are difficult to prosecute as hate crimes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Big Tech and the Beltway
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Is COVID-19 the misinformation wake-up call for technology? That’s what the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are expected to be asked today when they’re called to Congress to testify. Plus, the national implications of a special election in New Mexico. And, what are guidelines on gathering for upcoming religious holidays? Guests: Axios' Kim Hart, Russell Contreras, and Marisa Fernandez. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Covid-19's misinformation wakeup call House race shows Latino pushback over migrant increase 7 in 10 older Americans have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine Editor's Note: This episode has been updated to reflect 19, not 18 states in the Axios COVID map saw increased cases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
The hurdles to this year's tax season
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The IRS has extended the deadline for filing your taxes to May 17, but even with that extra month - this isn’t going to be easy. Plus, President Biden’s new hotel contract to house migrant families. And, the glaring differences between the Men and women’s NCAA tournaments. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Stef Kight and Kendall Baker Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: One of the most complex tax seasons ever Scoop: ICE securing hotel rooms to hold growing number of migrant families March Madness returns Editor’s note: This piece was corrected to remove an incorrect statement about California taxing unemployment benefits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Gun control debate returns to Congress
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Less a day after the mass killing in Boulder, Colorado, President Joe Biden urged Congress to pass gun control laws now. But members of both parties have yet to find a way to compromise on legislation. Plus, federal regulators clap back on AstraZeneca’s vaccine data. And, Jalen Rose on the lack of black coaches in professional sports. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene and Sam Baker and ABC/ESPN analyst Jalen Rose. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden demands Congress tighten gun laws in wake of Boulder, Atlanta shootings AstraZeneca commits to more vaccine data after concerns from NIH Watch: A conversation on systemic racism in sports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado
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Police responded to an active shooter incident at the King Soopers grocery store in South Boulder yesterday afternoon. Late last night, officials confirmed that 10 people were shot and killed, including Boulder police officer Eric Tally. Plus, will the U.S. meet the May 1 deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan? The AstraZeneca vaccine passes initial American trials. And, why a fire at one Japanese chip plant is affecting the entire auto industry. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Sam Baker and Ina Fried. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden has only bad options as Afghanistan withdrawal deadline nears U.S. trial finds AstraZeneca vaccine 79% effective with no serious side effects Fire at Japanese plant is latest blow to global chip industry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Hard Truths: The Iroquois' fight for the Olympics
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The latest episode of our Hard Truths series examining systemic racism in America takes a look at the game of lacrosse. It was played by Native Americans as far back as the 12th century. The Iroquois people called it a medicine game - it was spiritual. But this isn’t the predominant image of lacrosse today. Guest: Lyle Thompson, lacrosse player for the Iroquois Nationals. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Justin Kaufmann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2021
The national outcry after the Georgia shootings
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The country continues to mourn the eight people who were killed in this week’s shootings at three separate spas in the Atlanta area. Plus, the first public spat between President Biden and Vladmir Putin. And, a modified March Madness gets underway in Indianapolis. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Jeff Tracy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: What we know about the victims of the Georgia shootings March Madness returns Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Atlanta: Asian American fear and anxiety
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A man has been arrested and charged after a mass shooting at three Atlanta-area spas that killed eight people. Six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women. The gunman told police he had a “sex addiction” and the murders were not racially motivated. But his confession has done nothing to quiet fears and anxieties of Asian Americans. Plus, in the race to get all adults vaccinated, are the most vulnerable being left behind? And, Volkswagen takes on Tesla. Guests: Axios' Shawna Chen, Joann Muller and Caitlin Owens. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Atlanta spa killings stir even more fear among Asian Americans The mad scramble for electric vehicle batteries Opening the vaccine doors too wide, too fast could threaten equity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
President Biden's victory tour
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Now that the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package has been signed into law, the real work begins - selling it to the American people. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are on the road with scheduled stops everywhere from Pennsylvania to New Mexico. Plus, why the US is turning to Pacific democracies to stem China’s influence. And, the case for going back to the office. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Inside the Biden-Harris battleground blitz Biden and leaders of Australia, India, Japan to unveil plan to boost Asia's vaccine supply The case for going back to the office Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
The Vatican’s decree on same-sex unions
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The Vatican announced yesterday that Catholic priests will not bless same sex unions. Given Pope Francis’s welcoming stance on LGTBQ issues, many Catholics are confused about the church’s new decree. Plus, what’s behind European countries halting the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. And, coming back from maternity leave in a pandemic. Guests: National Catholic Reporter correspondent Christopher White, and Axios' David Lawler and Kim Hart. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Vatican: Priests can't bless gay unions because God "cannot bless sin" 1 big thing: What's happening with AstraZeneca's vaccine? "Returning" from maternity leave during the pandemic Senate confirms Deb Haaland as interior secretary in historic first Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
The cost of reopening schools
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Most kids are finally making their way back to the classroom for in-person schooling. But for some low-income school districts, it's costing them a lot more. Plus, what we're watching for in Washington this week. And, March Madness is back. What's changed? Guests: Axios' David Nather, Jonathan Swan and Jeff Tracy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: America's unequal return to classrooms Biden's conspicuous silence on the Cuomo scandal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Our post-pandemic future
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We've spent this week talking about the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. Today, we look ahead to what we might expect from a post-pandemic future. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey and Bryan Walsh and Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Alice Wilder, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Why we need to know COVID's origins The long road to putting America back to work Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
The decision to suspend the NBA season
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The NBA’s decision to shut down its season was for many Americans, a turning point. It was the clearest sign that life was about to change. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver takes us through the decision to suspend the season, one year ago today. Plus, state Republicans have introduced a record number of bills targeting transgender youth.  Guests: NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Axios' Orion Rummler. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Alice Wilder, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: NBA commissioner Adam Silver's 11th-hour choice on COVID suspension 2021 sees a record number of bills targeting trans youth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Shutting down auto factories
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In the early weeks in March of last year, the auto industry was struggling. One of the biggest issues it faced was how to keep workers safe. Office workers from the Big Three were sent home in early March, but nearly 150,000 factory workers were required to stay on the line. Plus, how the latest royal family controversy reminds Brits of Brexit. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller and Felix Salmon. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Alice Wilder, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Axios-Ipsos poll: America looks for the exits after a year of COVID New royals, new media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Words broke U.S.-China relations
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Today, a story about the power of words: How then-President Trump’s nickname for the coronavirus changed relations with China and the lives of Asian Americans. Plus, the final touches on the stimulus bill. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Alice Wilder, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The long history of racist attacks against Asian Americans Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
All eyes on Minneapolis for Chauvin trial
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Jury selection is set to begin today in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the death of George Floyd. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, but those charges may change. Plus, we kick off our series, The Week America Changed - a look back at key decisions for schools and offices as the country started to shut down. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Los Angeles schools superintendent Austin Beutner. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Alice Wilder, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Derek Chauvin trial tests consequences for police killings of Black Americans Seating a jury for the Chauvin trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
The Hard Truth of power in Congress
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We’re sharing the fourth episode of the Hard Truths podcast series. In this episode, a conversation between two key Democratic lawmakers on their journey to Congress. Guest: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY). Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Michele Salcedo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2021
Vaccine tourism on the rise
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This week President Joe Biden said that there will be enough vaccines for every adult in the US by the end of May. For many, that can’t come soon enough. Some are even crossing state lines to get vaccinated. Plus, the generational divide over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s behavior. And, robots are coming to a sidewalk near you. Guests: Axios' Marisa Fernandez, Alayna Treene and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Alice Wilder, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: "Vaccine tourism" stretches states' supplies Lawmakers hide behind AG's investigation as Cuomo lingers Sidewalk robots get legal rights as "pedestrians" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Decoding diplomacy with Iran
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The Biden administration has been making overtures to Iran as part of a way to negotiate a path back to the 2015 nuclear deal the Trump administration pulled out of. But the diplomatic dance the two countries have entered seems to be moving in circles. Plus, the Biden administration’s plan to fight domestic terrorism. And, how professional working parents are finally getting help from their employers. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid, Glen Johnson and Erica Pandey Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: U.S.-Iran nuclear diplomacy is going nowhere fast House cancels Thursday session as FBI, Homeland Security warn of threat to Capitol The future of workplace benefits Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Why immigration crises keep growing
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Yesterday, President Biden got the latest numbers on migrant children crossing the border. This year it's expected to hit a record 117,000 children. This influx of child migrants is not the first - former presidents Trump and Obama faced similar crises. So we wanted to take a step back and look at why these surges happen. Plus, the dire water situation in Jackson, Mississippi. And, changes to how ads track you online. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight and Sara Fischer and Mississippi Rep. Ronnie Crudup Jr. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Biden briefing calls for 20,000 child migrant beds Privacy laws push online ads beyond tracking Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Chinese and Russian vaccines in Latin America
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Latin American countries battered by the pandemic have started to receive their first vaccine shipments from China, Russia and in some cases India. Plus, why Americans are feeling more hopeful. And, how people with disabilities could go to space. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Miriam Kramer, and David Nather. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Latin America turns to China and Russia for COVID-19 vaccines The new "Right Stuff" Axios-Ipsos poll: Americans' hopes rise after a year of COVID Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Preparing for the next disaster
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The pandemic, the power grid failure in Texas, and many other catastrophic failures from the past year have made it clear that many of the systems we rely on are unprepared for the worst. Plus, how former President Trump and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be affecting Washington this week. And, the mood in Minneapolis ahead of the trial over George Floyd's death. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Mike Allen and Torey Van Oot. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Protecting America against catastrophe Cuomo scandal snares Dems on #MeToo What we know about Minneapolis' security plans for Derek Chauvin's trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
The House vote on the stimulus bill
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We wrap up the week by catching you up on the expected House vote on the Covid-19 relief bill, and the next spending bill lawmakers are turning their attention to. Plus, How your Fitbit might be the fastest way to detect covid. And, a new look at the civil rights activism of Billie Holiday. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Ina Fried and Russell Contreras Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Bernie ready to roll on roads Fitbit CEO: Wearables can detect COVID and more Endangered jazz history faces greater risk with the pandemic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
All eyes on Biden's border policies
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More than 700 unaccompanied children were in Border Patrol custody as of Sunday morning, according to an internal Customs and Border Protection document obtained by Axios. It's another sign of President Biden's looming border crisis. Plus, some good news with COVID and nursing homes. And, a turning point in how cities select police chiefs. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Sam Baker and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: New coronavirus cases fall by 20% Nursing home COVID cases have drastically declined The modern way to hire a big city police chief Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
The minimum wage state of play
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We’re in the longest period of time since the minimum wage has been created that it hasn’t been adjusted. You’ve probably heard the progressive and Congressional Democrats argument for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Now, some Republicans are responding with a proposal to raise it to $10 an hour by 2025. Plus, what we’re just learning about security around the Jan. 6 insurrection. And, how Home Depot is a proxy for the housing markets. Guests: Axios' Sarah Mucha, Courtenay Brown and Glen Johnson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: GOP senators unveil $10 minimum wage hike proposal What Home Depot tells us about the country's housing boom Ex-Capitol security chiefs say they didn't receive FBI memo warning of Jan. 6 "war" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
How memes drive misinformation
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For years, there's been growing concern about deepfakes - doctored images and photos that could erode trust in the truth and further the spread of misinformation. But now, when we think about the anti-vaccine movement, the Capitol insurrection, even the recent GameStop uprising against Wall Street, it’s becoming clear that memes are what we really should be worried about. Plus, how the census and Supreme Court are changing redistricting And, the pandemic is causing even more of a push for better broadband. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Stef Kight and Kim Hart. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How memes became a major vehicle for misinformation Gerrymandering is about to get even more chaotic Pandemic puts money, political muscle behind broadband Watch and listen to Perseverance's first moments on Mars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Fighting hate while facing hate
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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, harassment and attacks against Asian Americans has grown. According to Stop AAPI Hate, more than 2,800 incidents of racism against Asian Americans were reported between March and December of 2020. While the recent attacks have put a spotlight on the issue, hate crimes have actually been rising long before the pandemic. And now, attorneys general across the country are trying to draw attention to this even as some find themselves also targeted. Plus, Merrick Garland’s confirmation. And, the United States is leading the world in vaccinations. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Mike Allen and Dave Lawler. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Attorneys general fight hate crimes while facing hate America's vaccine rollout has been among the best in the world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
The political paralysis in Texas
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We wrap up the week by catching you up on the fallout from winter storms in Texas, a spotlight on governors and the Perseverance rover landing on Mars. Plus, how Black churches are stepping in to help their communities get vaccinated. And, Texas water shortages. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, presiding bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s Fifth District. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Power restored to 2 million homes in Texas Winter storm causes "widespread delays" of COVID vaccine shipments Get Smart: Vaccines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
The future of criminal records
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One in three Americans has a criminal record that will show up during routine background checks whether it's for a job or to rent a house. Now, states across the country are tackling this issue by making it easier to erase or expunge those crimes from their record. Michigan is the first state that will soon enact the country's most expansive expungement law. Plus, Washington takes on Gamestop. And, America’s new can't-do attitude. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Dan Primack and Mike Allen Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: States make it easier to clear up criminal records America's can't-do spirit What the House's GameStop hearing could mean for private markets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Texas's power problems
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More than 4 million Texans woke up yesterday morning without power after winter storms that affected more than half the country. Texas is the largest generator of wind energy in the U.S., and the outages have sparked a political debate about the state's electrical grid and use of green power. Plus, Biden’s push for more inclusive immigration language. And, the perils of long term unemployment. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman, Stef Kight and Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The perils of prolonged unemployment The status and politics of the Texas power crisis Scoop: Biden to use "more inclusive" immigration terms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Biden's first post-Trump moment
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Donald Trump’s impeachment trial wrapped up over the weekend with the Senate voting to acquit the former president on an article of insurrection. Now as they head into a week-long recess, lawmakers in Congress are preparing for another big fight - President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Plus, the private sector hopes to help with vaccines distribution. And, the powers and perils of facial recognition technology. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Bryan Walsh and Courtenay Brown. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coming conflict over facial recognition CEOs search for a bigger role in getting America vaccinated Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
The family reunification challenge
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President Biden campaigned on some big immigration promises. One he talked about often was to reunite the thousands of families who got separated because of former president Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy. Now, as President Biden sets up his task force to tackle the issue, many groups including the America Civil Liberties Union are asking his administration to go one step further and let those families stay in the U.S. Plus, impeachment and Trump’s legacy. And, the complicated process of manufacturing covid vaccines. Guests: Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project and Axios' Margaret Talev and Joann Muller. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden to sign order creating task force to reunite families separated at border Impeachment trial recap, day 3: House managers rest case, urging Senate to convict Biden administration purchases 200 million additional vaccine doses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Reliving the insurrection
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The House impeachment managers continued on the second day of former president Donald Trump's impeachment trial with footage of the January 6 insurrection. Plus, some good news on the Axios Covid Map. And, is there an economic risk to too much stimulus? Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Sam Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Live updates: House impeachment managers lay out roadmap of Trump's "incitement" The stimulus debate: Is it too big? Coronavirus infections are plummeting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Trump's impeachment trial begins
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Former President Trump’s second impeachment trial began yesterday with Senators voting that the trial is constitutional and can proceed. What clues does Tuesday give us for the rest of the trial? Plus, 33 states are proposing stricter voting restrictions. And, the United Arab Emirates joins the Mars Club with a mission that's hopeful for all Arab nations. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Russell Contreras and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump's 2nd impeachment trial recap, day 1: Senate votes trial is constitutional Dozens of states see new voter suppression proposals The new Mars club Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
The digital gap in remote learning
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We’re a year into virtual schools - but the digital divide when it comes to our students still hasn’t been fixed. Consider this: 12 million students in this country don’t have internet access or the proper devices needed to do school online. As some schools start to reopen for in-person classes, there's a danger that the digital divide will again be ignored. Plus, former President Trump’s second impeachment trial begins. And, how a showdown over real estate commission could upend the industry.  Guests: Axios' Margaret Harding McGill, Jennifer Kingson and Kadia Goba. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Digital divide lurks behind school reopening plans Showdown over real estate fees Impeachment 2.0: A tale of the tapes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
The spectacle of impeachment
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Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in the Senate tomorrow where they will decide whether to convict him of inciting the capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. As of today, there are not enough votes to convict Trump on the article of insurrection. Plus, why covid vaccines are such a scientific achievement. And, our thought bubble on President Biden’s stimulus bill. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Alayna Treene and Sam Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coronavirus vaccines have shattered expectations Democrats to unveil $3,000 direct cash payments to families with children How the NFL countered COVID-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Why we believe what isn't true
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We're no stranger to stories about misinformation or deliberate disinformation. We live in a world where now more than ever, you have to be skeptical. That skepticism can be healthy, but it also can be used to cast more doubt and misinformation on data and statistics that are very real. Today, we're dedicating our entire episode to why people believe things that aren't true. Guests: Tim Harford, senior columnist with the Financial Times and author of The Data Detective and Axios' Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
The fight over the GOP identity
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Trump-ism has the Republican party fighting over its own identity. Last night, after a tense hours-long meeting about the future of the GOP, House Republicans voted to keep Liz Cheney in leadership. That was following calls for her removal after she voted to impeach former President Trump. And at the same time, the party is split over Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. She's well-known for supporting QAnon and other conspiracy theories in Congress. Today, the House will vote on whether or not to remove her from her seat on the education committee. Plus, why everyone is mad at the Robinhood investing app. And, how Tampa Bay is prepping for a pandemic Super Bowl. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Felix Salmon and Ben Montgomery. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: SurveyMonkey poll: Republicans favor Greene over Cheney Why people love to hate Robinhood Joe Redner, Tampa's "Strip Club King," preps for the Super Bowl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Biden's promise to reopen schools
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Before he took office, President Joe Biden set a goal to reopen schools by the end of his first 100 days. But now the clock is ticking and the challenges around safely reopening schools keep piling up. Plus, what's next for Alexei Navalny And, the resonance of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" 50 years later. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Russell Contreras, and Shane Savitsky Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden's 100-day school goal smacks into reality Alexei Navalny sentenced to prison Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' is still asking hard questions at 50 Why your "work bestie" matters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
President Biden's border challenges
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President Joe Biden has vowed to reverse many of the immigration policies put in place by his predecessor. It’s a process that could take months or even years, but he’s starting with a number of executive orders expected today. Plus, is it constitutional to impeach a former President? And, the ominous sign when a country cuts its people off from the Internet. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight and Dave Lawler, and Noah Feldman, Harvard Law professor and host of Deep Background. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden's brewing child migrant crisis Scoop: Fees — not just strategy — blew up Trump's legal team 1 big thing: The coup will take place offline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
We're underselling the vaccine
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With new variants spreading around the country, we are facing a deadlier and longer-lasting pandemic. That’s why the vaccines are more crucial than ever. There are now three viable vaccines against the coronavirus from Moderna, Pfizer and now, Johnson & Johnson. It’s a remarkable feat - but there’s a lot we don’t know like if we can transmit the virus after being vaccinated or how effective these vaccines are against mutations. Is putting too much emphasis on what we don’t know discouraging people from getting vaccinated? Plus, Congress prepares for impeachment and stimulus talks. And, social media tries to cash in on the creator economy. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Kadia Goba and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: We're selling the coronavirus vaccine short 10 Senate Republicans propose compromise on COVID relief package Trump loses impeachment lawyers days before Senate trial is due to begin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
When investing goes viral
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You've likely heard the headlines this week about the stock market mania around GameStop. But this isn't just about the stock market. It's a kind of populist uprising borne of the Internet. Plus, what’s behind GM’s big electric vehicle announcement. And, the new wild west is in outer space. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Joann Muller and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Reddit traders' real-world positive consequences GM plans to end sales of gasoline powered cars by 2035 The coming land rush in space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Biden's wide-ranging climate plan
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Yesterday, President Joe Biden signaled a new direction for the country when it comes to climate change. He said it should be considered an essential part of foreign policy and national security. He signed an extremely wide ranging executive order that includes a number of new measures that could kick off the battle between the White House and the oil industry. Plus, Facebook’s pull back from politics. And, the second round of small business loans are off to a slow start. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman, Courtenay Brown, Sara Fischer and Joann Muller Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden to sign major climate orders, setting up clash with oil industry Small businesses receive $35 billion in new round of PPP loans Tech platforms pull back from politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Remote work's big tax mess
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For people working remotely, this year's tax season could get messy and it could have big implications for people, businesses and cities and states. Plus, Why a procedural Senate vote yesterday really matters for the upcoming impeachment trial. And, Melinda Gates on how to help women get through the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey and Kadia Goba, and Melinda Gates Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Bonus audio: The full Melinda Gates interview Remote work's tax nightmare Most Senate Republicans join Rand Paul effort to dismiss Trump's 2nd impeachment trial Bill and Melinda Gates warn of "immunity inequality" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Vaccine distribution's last mile
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The Biden administration has a goal of 100 million coronavirus vaccinations in the first 100 days. That's a big number logistically, but many experts say it isn't enough. The federal government can mandate a vaccine rollout like this, but it's up to the states on how to execute this. Plus, how effective is the vaccine against new variants of the virus? And, historically black colleges’ shifting demographics. Guests: Kaiser Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner and Axios' Bryan Walsh and Russell Contreras. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden floats prospect of 1.5 million vaccinations a day Moderna says vaccine appears to protect against new COVID-19 variants Harris' rise illustrates the evolution of HBCUs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Biden's narrow path to covid relief
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President Joe Biden has called his $1.9 trillion COVID relief package his top priority. To that end, he had a key bipartisan group of senators meet with White House officials yesterday. So what will it take to get a bipartisan covid relief bill passed in Congress? Plus, the biggest Russian national uprising facing Putin in 20 years. And, a historic year for the Super Bowl. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, David Lawler and Ben Montgomery. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Over 3,000 detained in protests across Russia demanding Navalny's release Vaccinations, relief timing dominate Sweet 16 call Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Domestic extremism's next evolution
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Whether it’s QAnon conspiracy theorists or far-right American groups turning to Russia, extremist movements aren’t going away. Plus, understanding the new power dynamics in Congress. And, the women breaking barriers this week. Guests: Zach Dorfman, cybersecurity expert at the Aspen Institute, and Axios' Sara Fischer and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How the far right made itself a Russian intel target Stalemate over filibuster freezes Congress Fuller caps off a year of breakthroughs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Biden's first day in 9 minutes
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Yesterday, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, with Vice President Kamala Harris by his side. If you weren't able to watch the full day of festivities, we'll guide you through the highlights, including Biden's first address to the nation, a virtual parade around the country and the most memorable performances of the day. Plus, Biden's first executive actions in office, and what else he'll be signing today. And, his proposal to overhaul our immigration system. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Jose Servin, organizer with the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Inauguration Day dashboard Biden set to immediately ramp up federal pandemic response Biden to propose pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Biden's civic challenge
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Today, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take the oath of office and begin their terms as President and Vice President of the United States. It's a historic inauguration without crowds or celebrations but one that Axios' managing editor Margaret Talev says fits the tenor of the moment. Plus, Trump's final move on China. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump gives farewell address: "We did what we came here to do" U.S. declares China's actions against Uighurs "genocide" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
America’s historic week ahead
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It’s a big week in American politics. Tomorrow, President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to take the oath of office. At the same time, Washington, D.C. and state capitals around the country are on high alert for potential violence. And to top it all off, President Trump’s second impeachment trial is looming. Plus, Joe Biden’s COVID plan. And, who he wants in his Cabinet. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Hans Nichols and Caitlin Owens. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden's "overwhelming force" doctrine Biden Cabinet confirmation schedule: When to watch hearings Biden on his nearly $2 trillion plan: "We cannot afford inaction” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Trump's Last Stand Part I: Where It Starts
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In part one of How It Happened: Trump's Last Stand, Axios political correspondent Jonathan Swan draws a direct line from President Trump's Election Night speech, in which he falsely declared victory, to the insurrection on the Capitol on January 6. But, but, but: The story really starts in early October, as Trump is recovering from COVID-19 and struggling to turn around a flailing campaign. New episodes out each Monday. In the meantime, subscribe to our daily news shows, Axios Today and Axios Re:Cap. Credits: This show is produced by Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alice Wilder. Dan Bobkoff is the executive producer. Additional reporting and fact checking by Zach Basu. Margaret Talev is managing editor of politics. Sara Kehaulani Goo is Axios’s executive editor. Sound design by Alex Sugiura and theme music by Michael Hanf. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
MLK's legacy in the Senate
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There’s a deep spiritual tradition of African-American ministers preaching a social gospel - that dates back to some of our earliest history as a nation. It was made most famous by Dr. King - but what does that look like now, half a century later? The newly-elected Georgia Senator Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock will be the first member of the clergy in the Senate in four decades. He comes from the same pulpit that Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once occupied at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Guests: Reverend Otis Moss III, pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Climate priorities of 2021
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Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2020 was the second-hottest year on the planet. Though it hasn't reached the record-breaking temperatures of 2016, it likely was very close. Plus, just how many voters continue to back President Trump. And, a therapist helps us process our collective grief. Guests: Axios' Amy Harder, Frank Luntz, a pollster and communication advisor and Dr. Edward Honnold, clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Washington, D.C. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: U.S. government scientists say 2020 was second-hottest year on record It's still Trump's party Axios-Ipsos poll: More than half of Americans want Trump removed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Trump's second impeachment
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The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection following the mob siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. Donald Trump is now the only president in American history to have been impeached twice. Unlike the first time, this vote was bipartisan with ten House Republicans joining Democrats to vote in favor of impeachment. Plus, the US is behind on genetic surveillance of the coronavirus. And, introducing Axios' audience bill of rights. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Bryan Walsh and Sara Kehaulani Goo Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Capitol assault only one reason Trump impeached Why COVID demands genetic surveillance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
State capitols go on high alert
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The FBI has warned of armed protests planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, DC next week, leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Now, officials in states like Michigan are increasing security measures and requesting the National Guard to keep their cities safe. Plus, how our digital lives feed mob mentalities. And, LA’s crucial week for COVID-19. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Lansing, Michigan's City Council president Peter Spadafore and LA Times coronavirus reporter Ron Lin. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: State capitols go on high alert The science of mob thinking What next few weeks look like as virus surges in L.A. County Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Corporate America's political power
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As Congress moves forward with impeachment proceedings, corporate America is pulling the plug on political donations. First, it was Big Tech banning President Trump from social media sites. Now large companies like BP, Dow and Marriott International are cutting off political donations. Some like Dow and Marriott said they won’t donate to lawmakers who voted to object to the electoral college certification. Others like BP are pausing all political contributions. Plus, how to navigate a new rule on hospital prices. And, car buying moves into the 21st century. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Joann Muller and Dan Weissmann, host of An Arm and a Leg. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How CEOs became the fourth branch of government The U.S. spent $3.8 trillion on health care last year Car buying has changed forever Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
The Democrat's impeachment strategy
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House Democrats are planning to move forward with a second impeachment of President Trump this week, citing his role in Wednesday's attack on the Capitol as "incitement of insurrection." But the strategy behind impeaching and removing Trump from office goes beyond his presidency. Plus, the danger of Iran’s nuclear escalation. And, NASA’s hunt for extraterrestrial life. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Barak Ravid, and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Democrats to vote on Impeachment II early next week Iran resumes 20% uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean tanker A 2021 space odyssey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
The tense twelve days ahead
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The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday was unlike anything the country has seen. Some members of Congress have called for President Trump's impeachment. Nine Trump Administration officials have resigned. Was this a major turning point in American politics? Plus, how QAnon fueled Wednesday’s riot. And, China's crackdown on democracy. Guests: Axios' Jim VandeHei, Dan Primack and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Republicans enabled Trump. Then, a few strangled him With Hong Kong arrests, China outlaws democracy itself Inside the insurrection Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
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A mob incited by President Donald Trump overran the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday as lawmakers were planning to certify President-elect Joe Biden's election. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Alayna Treene and Jonathan Swan. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Republicans consider drastic options to stop Trump Some Republicans reverse course, no longer object to Biden certification Inside the room as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Two consequential American votes
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Members of Congress will meet today in a joint session to officially count electoral votes for the presidential election. This happens every four years after every presidential election. This year, it's getting much more attention because of the dozens of senators and House Republicans, planning to object to the electoral results from battleground States like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia. Plus, Mike Allen's takeaways from the Georgia Senate runoff. And, the cold war of disinformation. Guests: Harvard University constitutional law professor Noah Feldman, and Axios' Sara Fischer and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Sen. Amy Klobuchar on the presidential certification circus Trump era drives largest-ever party divide in media trust Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
The messy vaccine rollout
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It's been about a month since the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved in the United States. The goal was to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of 2020, but less than a quarter of them have actually received their first dose. Some public health officials are suggesting that more people should receive first doses now even if that will delay the second. What does the science say about that? Plus, Dominion Voting Systems' CEO on its plans to sue for defamation. And, what should video chat look like in 2021? Guests: Axios' Marisa Fernandez, Ina Fried and Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: America's vaccine rollout: What went wrong Dominion plans to sue Sidney Powell, doesn't rule out Trump 2021 will demand new kinds of video conferencing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
The GOP's election rebellion
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It's a busy first week of the year in American politics. On Wednesday, dozens of Republican members of Congress are planning to rebel against GOP leadership and refuse to certify Joe Biden's Electoral College victory in the presidential race. At the same time, protesters are converging on Washington, D.C. And: President Trump is still trying to change the outcome of the presidential election. Plus, record early turnout ahead of Tuesday's runoff elections in Georgia. And, the future of the United Kingdom as Brexit takes effect. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and The Cook Political Report's Jessica Taylor. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Inside the GOP rebellion Trump's powers backfire Georgia runoffs: 3 things to watch Post-Brexit Britain arrives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
2020's biggest stories
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The coronavirus pandemic, the presidential election and the surge of Black Lives Matter protests were without a doubt the year's biggest stories. We dive into this unprecedented year and look ahead to what 2021 could bring. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The relentless 2020 news cycle in one chart What we're watching in 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Why Kamala Harris' firsts matter
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' place in the White House alongside Joe Biden is a historic development for America. This episode is a special deep dive into the nation's understanding about identity — and how Harris' vice presidency could help change how we talk about race and ethnicity. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, UC Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pew Research Center's Mark Lopez. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Kamala Harris inspires new race conversation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Trump’s post-election loyalty
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In the 8 weeks since the presidential election, the vast majority of Republicans in Congress have remained loyal to President Trump - which means they've also spent almost two months ignoring the election results. Axios' Trump Loyalty Index shows this reaction to the president's behavior isn't a new thing. It's actually been a constant over the last four years. Plus, what loyalty to President Trump could look like after he leaves the Oval Office. Guests: Axios' Juliet Bartz and Jonathan Swan. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Axios' Trump Loyalty Index: Trumpiest senator back on ballot Always Trumpers: The president’s unbreakable wall Scoop: Trump's frenetic, fanciful, bitter final plea Trump turns on everyone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
The frontlines of the pandemic
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As we head into the holidays, more than 315,000 Americans have died, cases nationwide are nearing 18 million and over 600,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered in the U.S. Doctors, nurses, and public health officials have seen this virus up close and have worked nonstop to fight it. Today, we revisit some of the people we talked to this year who are on the frontlines of the pandemic. Guests: Providence Holy Cross Medical Center chaplain Kevin Deegan, registered nurse Arianna Lucio from Del Sol Medical Center, and Alabama state health officer Dr. Scott Harris. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Tesla's wild 2020 ride
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Tesla’s stock has gone up almost 700%. That’s huge considering the average stock market return is around 10% per year. This week, Tesla started trading as part of the famous S&P 500. It’s a basket of some of the biggest publicly traded companies in America. Think Apple, Walmart or Johnson and Johnson. And because many Americans invest in funds that track the S&P, a whole lot more people now own a piece of Tesla — for better or worse. Plus, the post-pandemic job market And, how to have tough conversations this holiday Guests: Axios' Aja Whitaker-Moore and Alison Snyder and Nick Bloom, economics professor at Stanford University. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Tesla mania vs. economic reality A year of erased progress in the workplace How we talk to each other about the tough stuff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
The $900 billion compromise
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We've been talking about a second stimulus deal for months. Last night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced both sides have finally come to an agreement. Plus, we could soon have self driving taxis. And, America’s somehow fitting, terrible end to 2020. Guests: Axios' Dan Primack, Joann Muller, and Mike Allen Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Congressional leaders finally reach $900 billion stimulus compromise Lyft to offer self-driving taxis in several cities in 2023 America's "very dark winter" begins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
The Hard Truth of housing
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We’re sharing the third episode of the Hard Truths podcast series. In this episode, we examine the role of both policy and the private sector in perpetuating segregated housing. We explore the legacy of housing segregation in Chicago, how housing segregation impacts wealth-building, and how it lays the foundation for other forms of segregation.  Guest: Natalie Moore, author of The South Side and WBEZ Chicago race, class and communities reporter. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2020
Mike Pence's televised vaccination
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It's been a week since the FDA granted emergency authorization to Pfizer’s vaccine. The Moderna vaccine is expected to get that same go-ahead today. But, there is still a significant share of Americans who don't trust the vaccines. Top government and health officials have been doing their best to change those minds. That now includes Vice President Mike Pence who will receive the Pfizer vaccine on live TV. He'll be the highest ranking official to do so so far. Plus, the massive Russian hack that’s roiling the government. And, the state of play on stimulus negotiations. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Mike Allen and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Vice President Pence to receive televised vaccine shot What we know about Russia's sprawling hack into federal agencies Weekly jobless claims rise to 885,000 as Congress nears stimulus deal The pandemic holiday party Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
The great American economic chasm
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The entire country has been living the pandemic since March, but the realities between corporate America and working America are very different. According to a Washington Post analysis, 45 of America’s 50 biggest publicly traded companies have turned profits since March. Around the same time, almost million Americans have fallen into poverty. Plus, Google is in the antitrust crosshairs. And, the downward spiral of public life. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Bryan Walsh and Ashley Gold. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Women's unemployment crisis revealed The death spiral of public life Texas hits Google with antitrust suit over ad tech practices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Joe Biden's latest cabinet picks
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This week, we're hearing about even more cabinet nominations for the Biden administration. Former South Bend mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is one - and now, we have the scoop on who will fill the roles of Energy Secretary and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Plus, what’s standing in the way of COVID herd immunity. And, how virtual reality could help fight racism. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Sam Baker and Russell Contreras. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Biden eyes last-minute GOP pick America's rural outbreaks near their vaccine Recreating racism in VR to fight real racism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Inside Barr's resignation
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Tensions between President Trump and Attorney General William Barr have been running high for weeks. They came to a head on Monday when Trump tweeted that Barr will resign from his post before Christmas, moments after the Electoral College affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's election victory. Plus, could 2020 be the end of pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong? And, what happens if the job you lost during the pandemic won’t come back. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump says Attorney General Bill Barr is resigning Hong Kong's worst case scenario is happening American workers' stunning pivot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
The Electoral College votes
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Electors around the country are heading to their state capitol buildings today to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s election win. It’s normally a big ceremonial event, where guests and members of the public are welcome to watch the vote. But this year - masks, social distancing and police escorts will make it look a lot different. Plus, an explainer on Brexit’s latest delay. And, we take you inside a Michigan warehouse shipping out the vaccine. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Dave Lawler and Joann Muller. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: States prepare for pandemic-era Electoral College meeting U.K. and EU agree to extend Brexit trade talks Delivery companies are bringing holiday gifts — and vaccines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
The opposition to Biden's cabinet
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It's been a busy week for President-Elect Biden, who is in the middle of naming his cabinet picks. Marcia Fudge for Housing and Urban Development, Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Services, and retired general Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary. But some of those announcements are getting a lot of backlash. Plus, enforcing who gets a COVID vaccine first. And, Jonathan Swan’s scoop on President Trump’s expansive pardon plans. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Caitlin Owens and Jonathan Swan. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden faces battle to land Austin at Pentagon Jumping the line for a vaccine will be pretty easy Scoop: Trump plots mass pardons, even to people not asking The Geminids are coming Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Facebook's Antitrust battle begins
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On Wednesday, both the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of attorneys general from 48 States and territories filed lawsuits against Facebook. The two parallel sets of lawsuits accused the company of violating anti-trust laws by creating a monopoly on social media, using the company's vast amount of money and data to stifle competition. Plus, the investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes. And, big tech's racism problem. Guests: Axios' Scott Rosenberg, Mike Allen and Ina Fried. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: FTC and states sue Facebook for illegally stifling competition Hunter Biden says he’s under federal tax investigation Scoop: Google CEO pledges to investigate exit of top AI ethicist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
What small businesses need to survive
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Congress is getting closer to passing a stimulus bill. The focus now is on an over $900 billion plan that will include more unemployment benefits, money for schools and aid for small businesses. Both Republicans and Democrats seem ready to compromise - but for many small businesses, it might be too little too late. Plus, American hospitals are in a covid crisis. And, the pandemic has expedited the streaming revolution. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Sam Baker and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Why Congress is doubling down on the Paycheck Protection Program Coronavirus hospitalizations top 100,000 for the first time Hollywood engulfed by streaming drama Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Axios Investigates: A Chinese Spy
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For over a year, Axios has been investigating a suspected Chinese intelligence operative who cultivated extensive ties with local and national U.S. politicians, including a sitting congressman. Today, we present a special episode: the story of the alleged intelligence operation, which offers a rare glimpse into the lengths Beijing will go to access U.S. political circles. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Axios Codebook author Zach Dorfman of the Aspen Institute, former Cupertino, CA mayor Gilbert Wong, former CIA intelligence official Rodney Faraon and Alameda County chief-of-staff Shawn Wilson. Credits: This story was edited by Alison Snyder, Scott Rosenberg and Sara Goo. This special podcast episode was produced by Dan Bobkoff and Carol Wu and mixed by Alex Sugiura. Special thanks to Mike Allen, Qian Gao and Naomi Shavin. Go deeper: Exclusive: Suspected Chinese spy targeted California politicians Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Trump’s final immigration moves
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xThe past four years have been marked by hardline immigration policies. Now in his final days in office, President Donald Trump is trying to cement his legacy on immigration. Plus, the fate of the Senate hangs on Georgia. And, how power is shifting in philanthropy. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Mike Allen and Felix Salmon. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden's Day 1 challenges: The immigration reset Trump's election misinformation casts shadow over Georgia Senate debate Philanthropy Deep Dive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
The test of the electoral system
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Two weeks ago, The Wayne County Board of Canvassers in Michigan met to certify the presidential election results and both Republican members refused. The two Democratic canvassers voted to approve the results. That meant it was a tie. A few hours later, the Republicans relented - there was another vote, and the certification happened. It wasn’t just these Republicans in Michigan. A Republican Secretary of State in Georgia, a Republican county supervisor in Arizona and Republican-appointed judges in Pennsylvania were among the state and local officials who ended up validating Joe Biden’s presidential win over Donald Trump in the presidential election. Did it all come down to these few people? Plus, President Trump wants to auction drilling rights in Alaska’s Arctic Wildlife Refuge. And, a new genealogy database dedicated to enslaved people and their stories. Guests: Noah Feldman, constitutional law professor at Harvard University, Axios' Ben Geman and Russell Contreras. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The walls close in on Trump Trump sets auction for Arctic refuge drilling rights before Biden takes office First look: Slavery ancestor project expands Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Rural states prepare for a vaccine
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We're getting closer to the vaccine finish line with three promising candidates. Distributing this vaccine will be a challenge everywhere but especially in states that have large rural areas like Alabama where a three-phase plan to get the state vaccinated is being finalized next week. Plus, the logic behind the CDC’s new quarantine guidelines. And, the new hope for creating smart cities. Guests: Alabama Public Health state health officer Dr. Scott Harris and Axios' Sam Baker and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: U.S. exceeds 100,000 COVID-related hospitalizations for the first time U.K. first nation to clear Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for mass rollout CDC to cut guidance on quarantine period for coronavirus exposure New hope for 'smart cities' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
A dramatic day at the DOJ
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Yesterday, three major pieces of news came out from the Department of Justice and Attorney General Bill Barr. And it all involves the Trump administration. Plus, President-elect Biden’s economic team will write a new crisis playbook. And, the broken pipeline for Latino executives. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Felix Salmon and Erica Pandey Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Barr says DOJ has not seen evidence of fraud that would change election results Biden economic team will write a new crisis playbook The broken pipeline for Latino executives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
The reality of U.S. border cities
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The U.S.-Mexico border is often described as a dangerous place by politicians including President Donald Trump. But in reality, data from the FBI shows U.S. border cities are some of the safest in the country. Plus, a lame-duck attempt in Congress to revive another stimulus package. And, the NFL’s COVID crisis. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Alayna Treene, and Jeff Tracy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
State of play of the top vaccines
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There are at least three promising vaccine candidates. Two are likely to get emergency use authorization in the coming weeks. A third showed promising results, but is facing questions. And more candidates are close behind. We walk you through what you need to know. Plus, how news outlets are adjusting to a time after President Donald Trump. And, a primer on the social media site Parler. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Sara Fischer, and Dan Primack Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
How the transition affects you
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President-elect Joe Biden and his team can now officially begin the transition of power. But President Trump's delay cost the new administration 20 days of highly valuable planning time that is essential to pulling off a smooth transition of power across multiple agencies in the vast federal government. Bestselling author Michael Lewis joins us for an exclusive interview. Plus, the reality of 2020 holiday shopping. Guests: Axios' Aja Whitaker-Moore and author and host of the Pushkin podcast "Against the Rules," Michael Lewis. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
The Biden transition begins
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Last night, a key government agency gave the green light for President-elect Joe Biden's transition to formally begin. The General Services Administration's order allows for more than $6 million to be released as well as office space and briefings on the pandemic and national security to begin. Plus, why the rest of the world is very excited about the Oxford vaccine. And, billionaire Charles Koch tells Mike Allen partisanship doesn’t work. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Dave Lawler, and co-founder Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Key government agency says Biden transition can formally begin Oxford and AstraZeneca's vaccine won't just go to rich countries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Air travel and the holidays
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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning against holiday travel. The day after 1 million Americans got on a plane, it's the highest volume of travelers airports have seen since the pandemic. Plus, how the country’s largest public university system is handling Thanksgiving. And, the life and death implications of delaying the presidential transition. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, and Russell Contreras and State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The Thanksgiving time bomb Colleges weigh student travel for Thanksgiving as pandemic worsens First look: GSA warned transition delays hurt communities of color Caravans are the new marches Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Joe Biden's transition talks
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President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election 13 days ago. President Trump has not conceded and his administration has not taken any steps to prepare for a transition of power. In a press conference yesterday, Biden explained why he won't let that get in the way of his path to the White House. Plus, the reality of COVID long haulers. And, saving our oceans with marine sanctuaries. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, UC Davis pulmonologist Dr. Nicholas Kenyon and National Geographic's Pristine Seas expedition leader Paul Rose. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The possible long-lasting effects of COVID-19 A vast new ocean sanctuary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
The science of COVID restrictions
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As of yesterday, 250 thousand Americans have died from the coronavirus. And yet, cases are still rising and government responses are varied and inconsistent. As partial restrictions take hold around the country, including curfews and some closed businesses, the question remains - are these responses actually based in science? Plus, a new ruling on unaccompanied minors at the border. And, the FAA gives the green light to bring back the Boeing 737 Max. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Stef Kight and Courtenay Brown. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: America mortgages its future on school closures Judge blocks border officials from expelling unaccompanied migrant children Boeing 737 MAX cleared to fly by FAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
11th hour troop withdrawals
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The Trump administration announced yesterday they would withdraw around 2,000 troops from Afghanistan by Jan. 15, 2021. This comes after President Trump’s Pentagon shake up last week when he fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper and a few other officials. Plus, corporate America's failure to retain Black employees. And, a new group wants to jumpstart electric car sales. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Erica Pandey and Ben Geman Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump to cut troops in Afghanistan, but not to zero Corporate America's revolving door for Black employees Corporate heavyweights ramp up electric vehicle lobbying push Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
A Covid vaccine wake-up call
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Yesterday, the biotech company Moderna announced their coronavirus vaccine was nearly 95% effective at preventing illness during its preliminary testing. This comes a week after Pfizer announced a similarly successful vaccine. Plus, big tech's post-election woes. And, how sports media is adapting to a new generation. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Sara Fischer, and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Moderna's chief medical officer on its blockbuster vaccine news Tech's election post mortem: Better than 2016, but lots of new woes Cable TV's slow, painful death Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Trump’s final battle with China
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President Trump has 10 weeks left in office. In that time, we can expect to see him crackdown on China to try to cement his contentious foreign policy with the Asian nation. Plus, AI in the military. And, why investors are excited about AirBnb going public. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Dan Primack and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Trump plans last-minute China crackdown The military is calling in AI for support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
The Hard Truth of school police
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We are a moment in American history where there is a reckoning and awareness about the way things have been done. The widespread protests this summer have injected further urgency - and change. That’s true when it comes to community policing. But it’s also now affecting police who work in nearly half of America’s public schools. Guests: Jackie Byers, executive director of the Black Organizing Project, and Clarence Cox, former chief of Clayton County Public Schools Police Department. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2020
The mounting costs of childcare
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The pandemic has taken a toll on how much working parents are able to contribute to their jobs and the economy - and now businesses are facing a reckoning - fill the gap and help working parents with childcare or risk hurting their own bottom lines. Plus, President Trump’s post-election endgame. And, how a future vaccine could be good news for the airline industry. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Margaret Talev and Joann Muller. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The business case for child care Department of Homeland Security calls election "the most secure in American history" Vaccine offers hope for airlines - and a big logistical challenge How to watch SpaceX's next crewed launch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
Electors, explained
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Joe Biden currently leads President Donald Trump in the popular vote by more than 5 million ballots cast. And news organizations have projected he'll capture 290 electoral college votes, 20 more than needed to win the presidency. But, Donald Trump is actively resisting the results - which begs the question - does he actually have a constitutional path to prevent Joe Biden from taking the oath of office on January 20th. Plus, Biden’s tall task when it comes to climate change. And, an El Paso nurse's story from the COVID frontlines. Guests: Axios' Amy Harder, Harvard University constitutional law professor Noah Feldman and registered nurse Arianna Lucio from Del Sol Medical Center. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The Electoral College play Trump’s Desperate Assault on American Democracy Election likely hardens political limits of Biden climate agenda Defense Department sends medical teams to El Paso as COVID-19 cases surge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Finding post-election happiness
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The pandemic, a historic election and all of 2020's other events have caused a huge amount of stress. That's why today, we're bringing you a special deep dive about the physiological affects of that prolonged anxiety - and the ways in which we can maintain a sense of normalcy during this abnormal time. Guests: Yale psychology professor and host of "The Happiness Lab" Dr. Laurie Santos. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The Happiness Lab Otis' Dream: The right to vote Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
A vaccine reality check
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Yesterday, the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer announced its coronavirus vaccine trial was effective at preventing infections in 90% of previously uninfected people. As of now, there don't yet appear to be any serious safety concerns associated with the vaccine. This could be a major breakthrough in the fight against the virus, but there's still a lot left to figure out. Plus, Trump loyalists tell federal employees the election isn’t over yet. And, pollster problems post-vote. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Jonathan Swan, and Sara Kehaulani Goo. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Pfizer CEO says he would've released vaccine data before election if possible Leaked call audio shows Trump officials denying election results Scoop: Trump privately discussing 2024 run Worried pollsters admit huge problem Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Stocking Joe Biden’s cabinet
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It has been 54 hours since the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden which means the pressure is already on for him to name his cabinet appointees. That pressure comes both from the moderates who supported him in the election, and from the left to acknowledge the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Plus, how president-elect Biden plans to combat coronavirus. And, why Twitter stopped labeling many misleading tweets. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Caitlin Owens, and Ashley Gold. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: 1 big thing ... Scoop: Biden may keep Warren, Sanders out of Cabinet Scoop: Biden to announce COVID-19 task force Monday Joe Biden's uphill climb to control the coronavirus Twitter pares back some election labels after race is called Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
What Biden faces
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This is an Axios Election 2020 special. President-elect Joe Biden will enter office with some of the biggest challenges any American leader has ever faced. Axios’s Margaret Talev, Mike Allen, and Jim VandeHei join us break down what he’s up against. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2020
Biden wins: What to expect next
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. Joe Biden wins the presidential election, AP projects. We talk to Axios reporters Hans Nichols and Jonathan Swan to find out what’s next for both Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2020
The election count continues
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We're still waiting for many key states to finish counting votes and announce a winner. Though it's a tight race, Vice President Joe Biden is ahead. These are what Biden's top priorities will be if he does win the Oval Office. Plus, what’s happening with the final four uncalled Senate races. And, where the markets stand after this week. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond, Alayna Treene and Courtenay Brown. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: GOP Senate wins wreak havoc on Biden transition plans Fed chair says economy will see "stronger recovery" with stimulus package Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
President Trump’s election lawsuits
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It’s all coming down to the battleground states. Yesterday, Joe Biden won Wisconsin and Michigan, both states Trump won in 2016. These are also among the states where Donald Trump filed lawsuits to challenge the vote. How successful are these suits likely to be? Noah Feldman is a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law and host of the Deep Background podcast with our partners at Pushkin Industries. Plus, what's happening in the House and Senate races. Guests: Noah Feldman, constitutional law professor at Harvard University and Jessica Taylor, Senate and Governors Editor. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump's narrow path to the Supreme Court Bush v. Gore II looks unlikely House GOP adds at least 10 women to their ranks 2020's political firsts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Why GA and NC are still too close to call
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. Georgia and North Carolina were both seen as states in play this election cycle, but not many predicted they’d be among the last states to be called. We find out what’s happening on the ground and when a projected winner may be declared with Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein and Director of Research for Duke’s Polis Center for Politics Deondra Rose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
What happens next in Wisconsin
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. Wisconsin has been called for Joe Biden, but the Trump campaign has already asked for a recount. We dig into what happens next with WisconsinWatch reporter Nora Eckert, who says that the "irregularities" alleged by the Trump campaign is a misunderstanding of how the state's process works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
How Trump wins, even if he loses
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. Donald Trump may have solidified his control over the Republican Party, even if he doesn't pull out a presidential victory over Joe Biden, by expanding the GOP electorate and helping to reverse some 2016 Congressional losses. Dan and Axios CEO Jim VandeHei discuss Trump's sway over the GOP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
America's wake-up reality check
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. As America wakes up, here’s where we stand. Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada and the all-important Pennsylvania hang in the balance. The states that have counted, but are too close to call are Georgia and North Carolina. Niala Boodhoo talks to Axios's Hans Nichols and Jonathan Swan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
The early narrative of the election
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. What is the story that’s forming in real time? Niala Boodhoo talks to Axios’ White House and Politics Editor Margaret Talev in Washington DC and in New York — Jacob Weisberg, co-founder of Pushkin Industries and former editor in chief of the Slate Group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
What the campaigns are saying
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. We talk to Axios' Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei about how Democrats and Republicans are interpreting the early results and the unknowns tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
A good night for Trump in Florida
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. President Trump did better in Florida than many expected. To understand why, we spoke to Peter Schorsch, the St. Petersburg-based reporter behind FloridaPolitics.com, who shared how demographic shifts, fears of socialism, and reactions to Black Lives Matter protests motivated voter turnout in the Sunshine State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
What's happening in Pennsylvania?
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. Pennsylvania could determine the outcome of this election. We check in on one county that voted blue for decades until it went for Trump by 20 points. We talk to WITF reporter Emily Previti about how things have changed since 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
How is Election-Day voting going?
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This is Axios Special Election 2020 coverage. There have been some significant voting problems so far today, including wrongly-programmed poll books in parts of Georgia, but "the whole country is not on fire," according to Kristen Clarke, president of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Election Day is here
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Axios' Margaret Talev and Mike Allen walk us through what they're preparing for on election night. Plus, how the election could come down to Pennsylvania's mail-in ballots. And, why voting is a sacred right. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, and Mike Allen, Noah Feldman, constitutional law professor at Harvard University, and Revered Otis Moss, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden campaign: "Under no scenario" will Trump be declared winner on election night How the Supreme Court is handling election cases A decades-long blue wave Rev. William Barber and Laurene Powell Jobs talk voter suppression Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Trump's plan to declare victory
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President Donald Trump has told confidants that he'll declare victory on Tuesday night if it looks like he's ahead before all mail-in ballots have been counted. Plus, how to stay sane on election night. And, Joe Biden's China plan. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Jim VandeHei, and Hans Nichols. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Trump's plan to declare victory A safe, sane way to navigate election night — and beyond Biden's China plan: Bring allies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
What changed the election
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Just this year alone, the pandemic and social justice movements have dramatically changed the trajectory of the election. So today, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge what’s different - whether it comes to what our country looks like, who is voting and how the last eight months have shaped this historic election. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Chris Jackson, senior vice president of Ipsos Public Polling, and Mark Hugo Lopez, director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
A record surge in coronavirus cases
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Our weekly coronavirus map shows that cases in nearly every state are increasing. In the upper midwest states around the great lakes, cases are up about 25% this week. Those also happen to be some of the most fought-over battleground states in the election. Plus, the presidential campaigns weigh in on protests in Philadelphia. And, the Senate seats that could flip. Guests: Dr. Jeffrey Pothof, chief quality officer at University of Wisconsin health and ER doctor in Madison, Wisconsin, Shawn Johnson. capital bureau chief for Wisconsin Public Radio, and Jessica Taylor, Senate and governors editor for The Cook Political Report. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Michael Heidemann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Coronavirus cases are at an all-time high ahead of Election Day Biden ahead in Wisconsin, Michigan Stocks close down more than 3% Cook Political Report moves Texas to "toss up" in presidential race Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Fake hacks on social media
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A lot of us worry about bad actors hacking into platforms like Facebook and sowing chaos and distrust in our democracy. But now, there's a twist — Facebook is saying hackers might not even have to do any hacking at all to be effective. They can just say they did. It's called "perception hacking". Also, a second night of civil unrest in Philadelphia following a fatal police shooting Plus, the GOPs monstrous math problem. And, winter is coming for restaurants across America. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Mike Allen, Erica Pandey and Carolina Buitrago, project director at District Bridges. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Michael Heidemann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Unrest in Philadelphia after fatal police shooting of Black man Facebook warns of "perception hacks" undermining trust in democracy It's about to get even worse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
The final week of the campaigns
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We're a week away from Election Day and it's looking like former Vice President Joe Biden has a clear and comfortable lead. But, both sides know that nothing is guaranteed and the stakes now are different for each. Democrats are deciding whether to play it safe in or expand the map after record fundraising. And Republicans are again making tough decisions about whether to hitch their campaigns on a trump win. Plus, what the election polls mean. And, scientists have found water on the moon. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Hans Nichols, Margaret Talev and Miriam Kramer Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Michael Heidemann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Trump's post-election execution list Texas Democrats beg Biden to spend now The art and business of political polling NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett's first week
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The Senate votes today on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing. If confirmed, she'll get to work immediately on major cases including the future of the Affordable Care Act and any election-related cases already on the docket. Plus, we’ve got record-breaking early voting. And, what's legal — and what's not — at the polls. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Stef Kight, and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Michael Heidemann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Amy Coney Barrett's immediate impact Early voting eclipses 2016 total with 9 days until election Researchers build machine to extract drinkable water from air Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
An actual presidential debate
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ast night was the final presidential debate before election day. In contrast to the first debate, this time American voters actually heard where each of the candidates stand on the issues. Plus, what you need to know about Nigeria’s police brutality protests. And, how Europe is reckoning with its colonial past. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Rebecca Falconer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Finally, a real debate Soldiers reportedly fire on protesters against police brutality in Nigeria Europe confronts its colonial past as movement to return looted relics grows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
A movement to restore voting rights
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This month, Axios launched 'Hard Truths' - a new series focused on exploring the impact of race in America. Our society is filled with roadblocks that prevent people from fully participating as American Citizens - and one of those barriers is mass incarceration. Plus: The FBI says Iran and Russia have interfered in the election What to expect from the final presidential debate tonight. How the pandemic has changed life for one Texas teacher this school year. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Mike Allen and Austin school teacher Rachel Seney. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election Restoring the vote to Americans with felony records Microphones will be muted during parts of Thursday's presidential debate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Israel's secret diplomacy
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Last month, agreements brokered by the Trump administration between Israel, UAE and Bahrain sent shockwaves through the Middle East. There are now four Arab nations that recognize Israel which the Trump administration sees as an important step for strengthening stability in the region. While the peace deals might have seemed like a surprise to some, it's been going on for a long time. Plus, what you need to know about the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid, and Ashley Gold Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Israel's secret embassy in Bahrain Justice Department sues Google over alleged search monopoly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Cities prep for election day chaos
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The election is exactly 14 days from today. Many elected officials are reassuring voters that it is safe to vote, whether by mail or in person. But at the same time, they're preparing for scenarios like lawsuits, voter intimidation and other uncertainties. Plus, a presidential election in Bolivia is a win for democracy. And, the environmental movement goes intergalactic. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Dave Lawler and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Cities brace for election day chaos Socialists win Bolivia election one year after controversial Morales ouster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
The surge in voter enthusiasm
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The election has record breaking fundraising and huge early voting totals. That adds up to lots of voter enthusiasm, mostly among Democrats. Plus, retail's last shot at survival. And, how lawyers are adapting to a remote workplace. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: What early voting can (and can't) tell us about the election The green tsunami Struggling retailers hope for a Christmas miracle How lawyers learned to Zoom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
The Hard Truths of voter suppression
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In this special Saturday episode, Axios kicks off Hard Truths, a project examining systemic racism in our country. This will be a year-long series covering a new topic each month - education, housing, technology, and health care. With a bitter election just days away we start with voting, specifically voter suppression. Guests: Axios' Sara Goo, and Carol Anderson, historian at Emory University. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: 1 big thing: Voter fraud and racism Axios-Ipsos poll: Voters of color worry about militias, arrests Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2020
A more conservative Supreme Court
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The Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings wrapped yesterday after four days of Senate questioning. Her expected confirmation will move an already conservative Supreme Court even further to the right. Plus, the dueling town halls. And, social media's struggle to stop misinformation. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Scott Rosenberg, and Margaret Talev. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How a conservative Supreme Court could save the ACA Trump says he doesn't remember being tested for COVID-19 before first debate Biden on court packing: It "depends" how the Barrett confirmation is "handled" Hunter Biden story trips social media misinformation alarms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
The rapid rise of covid in Europe
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The European Union is seeing more coronavirus cases than the U.S. as a proportion of population. Now, a number of European countries like France, Italy and the U.K. have reimposed lockdown measures to contain the virus. Plus, the energy costs of working from home. And, the NBA is pulling off biggest political effort in sports history. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Ben Geman, and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Macron declares state of emergency, curfew as COVID-19 cases rise in France COVID-19 will mean higher winter energy bills Sports stadiums welcome voters, not fans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
What Joe Biden hasn’t answered
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Joe Biden has largely been able to stay out of the spotlight and has avoided the tough questions that presidential frontrunners normally endure. Plus, how the presidential election dominated Amy Coney-Barrett’s confirmation hearing. And, Apple's events are getting predictable. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Ina Fried Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Highlights from Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings Supreme Court allows Trump administration to halt census count Apple's events aren't what they used to be Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The GOP's loyalty to Trump
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Over the last four years, president Trump has made lots of controversial statements. Axios on HBO has been looking into all of these statements, but more importantly, how much support they've gotten from the Republican party. Plus, Amy Coney Barrett begins her confirmation hearing to be the next Supreme Court Justice. And, why everyone is paying attention to Pennsylvania's new voting laws. Guests: Axios' Juliet Bartz and Stef Kight. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Always Trumpers: The president's unbreakable wall Amy Coney Barrett hearing turns into a get-out-the-vote effort Judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit over Pennsylvania drop boxes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett faces the Senate
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The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. While she is likely to be confirmed, Democrats are using the hearings as an opportunity to mobilize voters on issues like health care and votings rights. Plus, President Trump's intense campaign plan. And, the history of Native American voter suppression. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Alayna Treene, and Michele Salcedo Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: What to expect at this week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings Scoop: Trump wants to hit campaign trail every day through election Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
The future of American terror
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Yesterday, the FBI announced terrorism charges against an anti-government militia group for plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Now, University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern is saying that politically motivated violence may only get worse. Plus, the debate around whether another presidential debate will or won't happen. And, sports betting is one industry thriving during the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Kendall Baker and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Militia plotted attacks on police, Michigan governor Joe Biden to attend town hall event after Trump pulls out of second debate Barstool jumps into sports betting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
VP Debate passes a low bar
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Last night was the first, and only, vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris. Axios' co-founder Mike Allen offers his thought bubble on the evening. Plus, unemployment among young Asian American workers is spiking. And, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Erica Pandey, and Alison Snyder. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: VP debate brings back normal politics Asian American unemployment spikes amid pandemic Gene editing pioneers win Nobel Prize in chemistry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Older voters are dumping Trump
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We're now seeing something unexpected in new polling out about President Trump and his standing among elderly Americans. A new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows a Biden lead among voters 65 and over. This is a group that President Trump won in 2016 by seven points. Plus, President Trump ends stimulus negotiations. And, the pandemic is weakening democracy Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Alayna Treene, and Dave Lawler Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump says he will not negotiate on COVID relief until after election 1 big thing: A busy month for democracy Democracy Under Lockdown (Freedom House) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
The state of the 2020 election
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We're 28 days from the election. President Donald Trump has been released from Walter Reed Medical Center where he was treated for Covid-19. Meanwhile, Joe Biden continues to travel and campaign. Plus, the media's 2020 moment. And, the friendly robot helping to slow the spread of coronavirus. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden's next move Scoop: Inside Kamala Harris' new strategy for the VP debate The media's 2020 moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
The unknowns of Trump's condition
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Three days after President Trump's positive coronavirus diagnosis, major questions about his health, the future of his presidential campaign and who Americans can trust for information about his condition are coming to light. Plus, the State Department's recent cap on refugees. And, how the virus is controlling us - rather than the other way around. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Sam Baker and executive director of the Syrian Community Network Suzanne Akhras Sahloul. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Covering a cover-up in real time Trump administration cuts refugee cap to new record low The coronavirus is in control Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
The turning point
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It's been a whirlwind 36 hours - early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that both he and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. That afternoon, he took Marine One to Walter Reed military hospital. Now, numerous members of the Republican Party and the President's campaign staff have also tested positive for the virus. This is a turning point - not just for the upcoming election, but for the Supreme Court confirmation process - and for this country. That's why we wanted to bring you a special round table conversation from our newsroom, about what and how we're thinking about this developing story. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Margaret Talev and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: America's new clear, present dangers Is the campaign over? White House staff frustrated by lack of info Trump tests positive for coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2020
Trump tests positive for coronavirus
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Overnight President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced that they have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement shortly thereafter, the White House physician said the Trumps "are both well at this time" and will remain at home. The president is 74 years old, which generally puts him at higher risk for severe illness from the virus, according to CDC guidelines. Plus, the latest on the stimulus bill And, big tech has become a bipartisan punching bag. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Alayna Treene and Ashley Gold. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump tests positive for coronavirus House passes revised $2.2 trillion stimulus bill Congress looks to squeeze Big Tech ahead of election Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
The looming second wave of layoffs
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The travel and tourism industry has been hit hard this week. On Tuesday, Disney announced its decision to lay off 28 thousand workers. Today, the federal stimulus plan that provided payroll support to the airlines is set to expire today. Plus, COVID patients are entering Wisconsin hospitals at record rates. And, America’s other oncoming election nightmare. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Sam Baker, and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Seven airlines complete taxpayer loans from U.S. Treasury Coronavirus cases rise in 25 states Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
A chaotic mess of a debate
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The first presidential debate last night was a chaotic mess that was difficult to watch. White House & Politics Editor Margaret Talev had the big takeaways from the night. Plus, why your absentee ballot could get thrown out. And, American workers are burnt out. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Stef Kight, and Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The first Trump v. Biden presidential debate was a hot mess United States of burnout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
The evolution of fake news
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Foreign and domestic actors are no longer using bots and fake accounts to influence the 2020 election. Now, bad actors are trying to trick journalists intro amplifying fake storylines. Plus, life after Roe vs. Wade. And, NASA is launching a new toilet to the International Space Station. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer and Margaret Talev Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Election influence operations target journalists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
The campaigns prep for the debate
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The first presidential debate of the election is this Tuesday night. President Donald Trump has been preparing to veer attention towards the recent nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and away from the pandemic. Joe Biden will try to emphasize the administration's handling of the pandemic and the death toll of 200,000. Plus, a New York Times investigation found President Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. And, the coronavirus vaccine isn't being tested on children. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Dan Primack and Caitlin Owens. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How Trump, Biden plan to score at Tuesday's debate NYT: Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Biden's path to a landslide win
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Polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden closing in or beating President Trump in a number of swing and red states. That's making Democratic strategists talk about a new election night possibility - Joe Biden winning in a landslide. Plus, Republicans and Democrats are both lawyering up ahead of November. And, the surprising payoff of playing in the NBA bubble. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Hans Nichols and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The blowout scenario The apocalypse scenario Less travel is causing the NBA to see better basketball In photos: Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
The space race goes private
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Private companies are becoming more and more invested in entering the space race. That means smaller missions - with more freedom in what they can study and explore - could completely change our understanding of the universe. Plus, democrats are changing up their voting strategy. And, Johnson & Johnson has reached another vaccine trial milestone. Guests: Axios' Miriam Kramer, Alexi McCammond, and Caitlin Owens Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Planetary science in the private space age Democrats' mail voting pivot Johnson & Johnson begins large phase 3 trial of a coronavirus vaccine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Wall Street’s election night fears
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Lots of people are preparing for an election night like no other this November, including Wall Street. Plus, a turning point for corporate sustainability pledges? And, the devastating COVID-19 milestone of 200,000 American deaths. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Ben Geman and Sam Baker Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Wall Street fears meltdown over election and Supreme Court Making sense of new corporate pledges U.S. reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Washington's stimulus failure
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We're halfway through September which means members of Congress are shifting their focus towards their own re-election campaigns, and now a Supreme Court Justice pick. After months of back and forth on a new stimulus bill, it's now even less likely one will pass before the election. Plus, some not-bad news about our economic recovery. And, on the road with the Biden campaign. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Hans Nichols. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The price of Washington's stimulus failure Wall Street: Recession is over How the Biden campaign protects the candidate's health on the campaign trail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
What’s next for the Supreme Court
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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set off a flurry of activity in Washington, DC this weekend, from the hundreds of people who gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court to mourn to politicians, including President Trump, mobilizing over the fight for her replacement. As we remember Justice Ginsburg legacy, we look at what's next for the court and how both sides of the aisle are thinking about the nomination process for the next Supreme Court Justice. Plus, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legal legacy. And, how the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy awards were held during the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Sam Baker and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Democrats' Armageddon option Inside Biden's Supreme Court strategy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Our relationship with wildfires
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Nearly 3.5 million acres of land have burned in California, making this the largest wildfire season recorded in the state’s history - and it’s only September. Fires are still raging up the entire west coast, air quality remains unhealthy, and entire forests have been decimated. Our relationship with forests and fire is changing and will play a big role in how forests evolve. Plus, how colleges are reopening without a surge in infections. And, with the start of the Jewish New Year, synagogue High Holy Day services are going virtual. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Alison Snyder, and Erica Pandey and Benjy Renton, senior at Middlebury College. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Wildfires in the West are fueling changes in forests Fighting fire with fire The colleges that are getting reopening right Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
The race to the vaccine finish line
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Development for a coronavirus vaccine is progressing at unprecedented speed, which is a good thing in the middle of a global pandemic. But translating a successful clinical product into real-world results will take a lot more work and time. Plus, the privacy risks to our kids' online schooling. And, safety, the suburbs and the election. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Ashley Gold, and Margaret Talev Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The risks of moving too fast on a coronavirus vaccine Online learning's toll on kids' privacy SurveyMonkey poll: Suburbs and the safety wedge Exclusive: MTV to pay for ballot registration requests Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
A historic peace agreement
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington yesterday to commemorate new peace accords with UAE and Bahrain - the first Arab states in a quarter century to normalize relations with Israel. The peace accords between the Unite Arab Emirates and Israel could have major impacts on the future of the region, including possible compromises on Palestine and annexation of the West Bank. Plus, what the civil disorder following the Black Lives Matter protests cost the insurance industry. And, tips to ease Zoom fatigue. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Eric Pandey and contributor Barak Ravid. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Israel signs normalization deals with UAE and Bahrain at White House ceremony How to Zoom better Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
The politics of evacuation orders
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We know that our media diets can have an influence on who and what we trust. But now, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found that even includes evacuation orders before a natural disaster, whether it's a hurricane, or a wildfire. Their study looked at evacuation patterns of Florida residents before Hurricane Irma in 2017. Plus, Misinformation may have met its match with Gen Z. And, the NRA's dwindling political influence. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Stef Kight, and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How partisan media influences natural disaster response NRA's political influence dwindling ahead of the election Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
The West Coast's climate crisis
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Wildfires and smoke have engulfed the West Coast for weeks. More than 30 people have been killed across California, Oregon and Washington state and now, authorities are worried that these fires could result in a mass casualty event. Plus, Joe Biden’s 3 trillion dollar economic plan. And, what the NFL learned from other professional sports before the return of Sunday Night Football. Guests: Axios' Amy Harder, Hans Nichols and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Oregon governor: Wildfires are result of climate change and forest mismanagement Biden's econ warriors Bernie Sanders urges Biden campaign to focus more on the economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
The U.S. pandemic timeline
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It's been six months since President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus. The amount of changes and historic events that the U.S. has been through can feel overwhelming and hard to keep track of. Plus, how our outdated immigration system has been strained by the pandemic. And, Mike Allen answers a listener question about mail-in ballots. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker and Mike Allen and policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute Sarah Pierce. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Coronavirus infections fell by nearly 13% last week Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency (Migration Policy Institute) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Air pollution never went away
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In the days after lockdown orders went into effect, air pollution decreased in major cities. Now, as some countries are re-opening, it's rising back to pre-pandemic levels. Plus, why today's Senate vote on another stimulus will likely fail. And, millions are being spent to build a firewall against disinformation around Kamala Harris. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Alexi McCammond, and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: No more pandemic blue skies Senate Republicans to vote on skinny bill amid stimulus deadlock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Facebook's political echo chamber
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On Tuesday's episode of "Axios on HBO," Mike Allen questioned Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's content moderation policies before the November election - and what they're doing to stop the spread of misinformation. Plus, Joe Biden's struggle to reach Hispanic voters. And, the number of unemployed Americans has surpassed the amount of open jobs in all 50 states. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Hans Nichols and Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Zuckerberg to "Axios on HBO": "Just wrong" to say Facebook driven by conservatives Biden's soft Hispanic support There aren't enough jobs for America's unemployed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
How Russia is dividing us again
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It's increasingly evident that foreign actors, particularly Russia, are working to sow division in the country through disinformation. Much like the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, they're looking to exploit certain vulnerable issues among voters. Plus, President Trump's campaign is tight on cash. And, astronomers discovered a groundbreaking new star system. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Mike Allen and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump faces surprising cash crunch Scientists spot surprising star system 1,300 light-years away Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
The hidden suffragist movement
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100 years ago, the 19th amendment officially became part of the US constitution. But for black women - the ability to vote wasn't fully achieved for another 45 years. This episode is a special deep dive into the the hidden figures of the suffragist movement - and how their achievements continue to influence Black women's political reality. Guests: Johns Hopkins' University Professor of History Dr. Martha S. Jones and University of Texas at Austin Professor of Government Dr. Tasha Philpot. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: 'It's a Struggle They Will Wage Alone.' How Black Women Won the Right to Vote One of Our Own: Black Female Candidates and the Voters Who Support Them Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Joe Biden’s swing state trouble
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Joe Biden is visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin today, the city where Jacob Blake was shot by police last week. And where two people died after the black lives matter protests turned violent. His visit comes a few days after Trump's own visit on Monday. Axios talked to 10 swing voters in Wisconsin about their feelings on the protests in their state and the upcoming election. Plus, the latest on Covid-19 cases in the U.S. And, a new type of black hole in deep space. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond, Sam Baker, and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Colleges drive a new wave of coronavirus hotspots Axios-Ipsos poll: A harsh verdict for government's coronavirus response A new type of black hole Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
The election night mirage
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On election night, we might see immediate results from Republican voters who cast their ballots in person. Democrats and independents who are more leery of the pandemic are more likely to mail in their vote which will take longer to count. This could lead to what some democratic strategists are calling the red mirage - an electoral map showing a Trump win that will turn blue as more votes are counted. Plus, it's a great time to be a car dealer. And, the new $2,000 flip phones. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Joann Muller, and Ina Fried. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Dem group warns of apparent Trump Election Day landslide It's a great time to be a car dealer — but not so hot for buyers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
China's grip on Hollywood
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As China's box office continues to grow and eventually eclipse the U.S. film market, Hollywood producers are bending over backwards to try to appease the Chinese government. Plus, what it’s like on the ground in Kenosha ahead of President Trump’s visit today. And, how to make a car sound like a car. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Erica Pandey and Washington Post freelance reporter Mark Guarino. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: China is censoring Hollywood's imagination The newest C-suite job is chief medical officer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
The recession inside a recession
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In March of this year, President Trump said he believed economic recovery would come quickly after coronavirus lockdowns led to record unemployment numbers and business closures. But now, economists - and even Fed officials - are taking a rare public stance warning that without another stimulus package from Congress, we're likely facing a long-term recession. Plus, Joe Biden issues a challenge to President Trump over the violence in Portland. And, why we shouldn't be so quick to trust polls on the presidential election. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Hans Nichols, and Sara Kehaulani Goo. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Portland mayor responds to Trump: "Support us or stay the hell out of the way" Why the polls could lead us astray again Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Trump's big RNC moment
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Last night just outside the White House, President Trump staged a political rally to formally accept his party’s nomination. More than a thousand people tightly packed the South Lawn on the final night of the Republican National Convention - while others protested just outside the White House. Plus, as more people move to coastal cities, the damages from storms like Hurricane Laura will intensify. And, thousands are expected to gather in Washington D.C. for the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, and Bryan Walsh Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The "expanding bull's-eye" of hurricane risk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Major league teams go on strike
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Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks left the Orlando Magic waiting on the court in game 5 of the first round of the NBA playoffs. They were the first to go on strike in support of the protests in Kenosha over the shooting of Jacob Blake. That led to all three NBA playoff games last night being postponed along with the WNBA, Major League Soccer and the MLB had a few teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers, who also refused to play. Plus, the political presidential parallels between now and 1968. And, the economic costs of closing schools. Guests: Axios' Kendall Baker, Hans Nichols, and Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: NBA postpones all of tonight's playoff games after Milwaukee boycott Trump and Biden ready to refight 1968 The cost of closed schools Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Trump could pull off another win
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So far, polls are showing Donald Trump losing big. Pundits are proclaiming he can’t win. And journalists are sneering at Trump voters on Twitter and cable. But this election feels like 2016 all over again including who the winner could be. Plus, student journalists are sounding the alarm about universities reopening. And, the story of Black women's fight for voting rights on this 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Guests: Axios co-founder Mike Allen, The Crimson White's Mikayla Wyatt, and Dr. Martha Jones. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How Trump could pull off another upset Student media sounds alarm on unsafe university reopenings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
The GOP's case for reelecting Trump
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The virtual Republican National Convention kicked off yesterday with an official roll call that nominated Donald Trump and Mike Pence for reelection as the GOP ticket. Plus, inside donating convalescent plasma for COVID-19. And, flying during a pandemic. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Bryan Walsh and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: RNC Dashboard What it's like to donate convalescent plasma Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Trump's convention show
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Axios' Jonathan Swan says to expect less of a traditional Republican National Convention and more of a reality TV show, featuring President Trump every night. Plus, how the pandemic makes fighting California wildfires even harder. And, an exclusive Harris poll shows Americans agree on who should get a COVID vaccine first. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Sam Baker and freelance environmental reporter Miranda Green. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: The GOP convention will be a Trumpian production Americans want high-risk people to get a coronavirus vaccine first Giant Panda Cub Born at Smithsonian’s National Zoo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Why Kamala Harris' identity matters
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Last night, Joe Biden officially accepted the democratic nomination for President. It's a historic moment. Not because of Joe Biden, but because of who he's sharing the ticket with: Senator Kamala Devi Harris. Today's episode is a special deep dive into America’s understanding about identity and how Kamala Harris' nomination could help change how we talk about race and ethnicity. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, UC Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pew Research Center's Mark Lopez. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Kamala Harris inspires new race conversation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Kamala Harris accepts VP nomination
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Kamala Harris accepted the nomination for vice president last night on the third night of the country's first virtual Democratic National Convention. Plus, what we're watching for during the Senate hearings on the United States Postal Service. And, the pandemic threatens to chip away at employment among workers over the age of 55. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Sara Fischer, Alayna Treene, Erica Pandey and Joann Muller. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Virtual conventions make TV debut The pandemic's toll on older workers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Why the S&P recovery is misleading
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The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Tuesday. The recovery has been among the fastest-ever on record and comes as the country continues to see one of the worst economic downturns and massive unemployment numbers in U.S. history. Plus, the protests over George Floyd's death were a catalyst for the mass removal of confederate monuments around the country. And, the big wins coming out of the NBA bubble. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Kendall Baker, and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Lecia Brooks. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: The triumph of capital over labor Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
California's energy emergency
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The west coast is experiencing intense heatwaves right now. This week, temperatures in Death Valley, California hit a record 130 degrees fahrenheit. In the middle of a pandemic, this is highlighting a new set of problems - including how to store newer, greener forms of energy. Plus, Mike Allen's inside look at political conventions of the past. And, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women's right to vote. Guests: Axios' Amy Harder and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: California's hot and dark days Death Valley hits 130 degrees as temperature records fall across California Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
The virtual convention experiment
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Democrats are going ahead with a mostly virtual convention, starting tonight. But how TV networks will cover the event, and how the millions of American voters watching it will react is still up in the air. Plus, the Trump administration is eyeing another unproven coronavirus treatment. And, Sheryl Sandberg shares some key takeaways from Lean In's new report on Black women in the workplace. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Jonathan Swan, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The conventions' quantum leap Trump eyes new unproven coronavirus "cure" The state of Black women in corporate America Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Our reliance on unreliable data
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How we measure our economic health depends on many things: not just evictions, bankruptcies or savings rates, but also lots of statistics. The problem is many of the economic metrics we're using like unemployment rate and GDP have become inaccurate during the pandemic. Plus, Fortnite takes on Apple and Google. And, and why smaller towns across America are confronting racism Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Ina Fried, and Rashaan Ayesh Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The statistics crisis Apple's antitrust fight turns Epic George Floyd's death forces small-town America to confront racism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
The financial toll of the pandemic
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The extra unemployment benefits have expired and the stimulus checks the government sent out have dried up. Now, a growing number of American families are struggling to stay afloat. Without more government aid, their dire financial situations will get worse. Plus, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a three-pronged approach to defeating Donald Trump. And, news you can use about how to vote in your state. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Hans Nichols and Stef Kight Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Death spiral for consumers Harris previews dual role in debut speech: Attacking Trump and humanizing Biden When and how to vote in all 50 states Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
The Biden-Harris chemistry test
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Last night, Joe Biden made the most important decision in his campaign with a historic pick of Senator Kamala Devi Harris as his vice-presidential candidate. But it’s the next 48 hours that are truly crucial for the campaign to prove they have the chemistry to win the presidency. Plus, how the coronavirus has pulled the plug on college sports. And, where to look for the best meteor shower of the year. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Jeff Tracy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate PAC-12 and Big Ten postpone fall sports due to coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Hong Kong's political freedom ends
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It’s been about a month since the Chinese Communist Party forced a national security law on Hong Kong. This new law made it illegal for anyone anywhere in the world to promote democratic reform in the region. Recent arrests of top media and political figures have made it clear that Hong Kong's relatively free political system is over. Plus, the risk of space attacks against U.S. satellites is growing. And, some hopeful pandemic parenting advice from Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Miriam Kramer and special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the Asian American Journalists Association. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: China's iron curtain descends on Hong Kong The U.S. is at risk of attacks in space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Indoor air is the next virus hot spot
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There's growing evidence that coronavirus contaminated particles can hang in the air, possibly for hours. As more schools and businesses attempt to reopen, protecting the air in indoor spaces is becoming front and center in the fight to control the virus. Plus, a reality check on President Trump’s executive orders. And, the struggle to keep high school sports alive. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline The return of high school sports hangs in the balance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
The post-Covid city
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It's too soon to know what downtown cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic. What we do know is that no business will be spared. Both small mom and pops and big retailers will have to shut their doors and move away from dense city centers. That could mean landowners, consumers and retailers will have to work together to imagine the new iteration of the American city. Plus, the more we learn about kids and the coronavirus, the riskier it seems to resume in-person schools. And, the 2020 presidential election won't like anything we've ever seen. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Caitlin Owens, and Sara Goo. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The next wave to hit Main Street There's not much good news about kids and coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
The dangerous tech of nuclear war
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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Since the end of the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear attack has seemed far fetched. However, the rise of cyber hacks and artificial intelligence could disrupt the precarious balance between nations in the modern nuclear arms race. Plus, what's at stake for Joe Biden as he narrows his choice for vice president to two candidates. And, the latest coronavirus numbers from around the country. Also, an introduction to Ceasar the No Drama Llama. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Sam Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: How new tech raises the risk of nuclear war Coronavirus hotspots begin to improve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
The conspiracy theory virus
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The events of 2020 have created an online world where conspiracy theories are easy to spread and grow. One example of this is QAnon - once a far-right fringe conspiracy theory that pushes the idea that the deep state is trying to take down President Trump. But this theory has now moved away from the corners of the internet and into our political discourse. Plus, how the pandemic could undo decades of progress for women in the workplace. And, an update on the stimulus bill. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Erica Pandey, and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: QAnon's 2020 resurgence Setting back a generation of women Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
The vote by mail election
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Voting by mail has become a controversial issue for President Trump's re-election campaign. He talked to chief political correspondent Jonathan Swan about his lack of confidence in the system in yesterday's Axios on HBO interview. While Trump continues to sow fear around mail-in voting, the new Axios-Ipsos poll shows a partisan divide on the dangers of in-person voting. Plus, how the U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules. And, the rise in women-focused newsrooms. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Scott Rosenberg, and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Trump stokes fears of election-night mail voting fraud The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules Women-focused newsrooms rising Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Biden’s decision matrix
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This week, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is supposed to decide on his pick for a running mate. How he’s selecting her says a lot about how Biden might govern. Plus, how the virtual school year could push retailers even closer to the brink. And, the behind the scenes of the White House’s latest Tik Tok announcement. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Joe Biden's painstaking path to the VP choice Microsoft moves ahead with talks to buy TikTok after consulting Trump Two NASA astronauts return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
The untold mental toll of COVID-19
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We know the news reports about the skyrocketing number of coronavirus patients, the shortage of frontline healthcare workers, and the importance of social distancing. Another problem that needs our focus is the emotional toll this pandemic has on all of us. Guests: Axios' Eileen O'Reilly, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center chaplain Kevin Deegan, New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: The risk of loneliness and trauma from COVID-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
Big tech's fight with Washington
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The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world testified before Congress yesterday. While the hearing was supposed to be about anti-trust laws, it quickly devolved into a scattered display of partisanship. Plus, our exclusive Axios Harris Poll on the top 100 companies Americans trust most. And, work from home really means work from anywhere - so how about Barbados? Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Mike Allen, Sara Fischer, and Erica Pandey Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Tech's major powers face heat during House antitrust hearing The 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings Work from Barbados Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Trump never asked Putin about bounties
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In an exclusive interview, President Trump told Jonathan Swan he never confronted Vladimir Putin about intelligence indicating Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops. The full interview with President Trump will air on HBO on Monday August 3rd at 11pm. Plus, big tech testifies in front of Congress. And, what to watch after yesterday’s Emmy nominations. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, and Ashley Gold. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Trump never raised Taliban bounties with Putin Tech CEOs' task: Don't lose your cool Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
The second wave of protests
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Thousands of people held protests in at least a dozen American cities this weekend, days after the Trump administration announced it would send more federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque in an extension of Operation Legend. A month ago protests over the killing of George Floyd had begun to dwindle. Now, they’re back. Plus, how the recession has made our economic divide even greater. Also, Americans are increasingly forming social bubbles. And, what one former marine is doing to prevent veteran suicides. Guests: Oregon Public Broadcasting Conrad Wilson, Axios' Stef Kight, Dion Rabouin, and David Nather. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: More federal officers deploying to Portland as protests gain momentum (Oregon Public Broadcasting) The two coronavirus realities Axios-Ipsos poll: The rise of coronavirus social bubbles The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for anyone in distress, in addition to prevention and crisis resources. Also available for online chat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
The fight for another stimulus bill
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This week, lawmakers in Capitol Hill are trying to piece together the next stimulus package as many benefits like unemployment insurance and forgiving evictions expire. Democrats and Republicans both agree that a new bill is necessary but there's been a lot of back and forth about the specifics. And they're running out of time. Plus, a reality check on the coronavirus vaccine. And, the silver lining for civil rights this year. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Sam Baker, and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Where coronavirus stimulus talks stand It's not over when the vaccine arrives Underrepresented groups step into the 2020 spotlight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Busting the racial wealth gap myths
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Ideas about the racial wealth gap in America have been around for a long time. The divide is growing even wider, despite education and income. The proposed causes and solutions start to fall apart when you look at the details. Plus, how President Trump is bending the Department of Homeland Security to his will. And, the new artificial intelligence that could be just as groundbreaking as the iPhone. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Stef Kight and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: 10 myths about the racial wealth gap Trump bends DHS to his will Meet the AI that can write Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
U.S.-China diplomacy is crumbling
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Prosecutors say the Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a researcher after the FBI interviewed her about alleged visa fraud on June 20. The researcher was charged for lying about her affiliation with a Chinese military university. This move could cause serious tension between the China and the U.S., especially as the U.S. is seeking to crack down on Chinese espionage and research theft. Plus, Trump is deploying more federal agents - this time to Chicago and Albuquerque. And, companies are fighting for insurance payouts after coronavirus losses. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Mike Allen and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Prosecutors say S.F. consulate is harboring Chinese military researcher wanted by FBI Trump announces "surge" of federal law enforcement to Chicago and Albuquerque Insurance companies battle their clients over the coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Parents turn to schooling "pods"
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Many school districts are still debating whether to go with a virtual, in classroom or hybrid education model for the year, but some families are taking their children’s education into their own hands. Neighbors are banding together to form schooling "pods" with private instructors as a way to secure child care and make sure their kids don't fall behind in school. But this trend could deepen the educational divide along racial and class lines. Guests: Axios' Caitlin Owens, Margaret Talev, and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Parents turn to "pods" as a schooling solution Trump acknowledges virus will likely "get worse before it gets better" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
The global clash over a vaccine
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The U.K. and China made big news with promising results in vaccine development for the coronavirus — the US, Russia and at least five other countries are also working on possible vaccines. But for a vaccine to work effectively, these countries should be working together. Instead, they're clashing. Countries like the US and Canada have even accused Russia of stealing our vaccine research. Plus, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Georgia are all swing states at the center of the 2020 voting crisis. And, how the virus will wreak havoc on your fall TV lineup. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Stef Kight, and Sara Fischer Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The race for a vaccine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Trump's new legal opening
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The latest Supreme Court ruling on the DACA program, which protects the status of people brought into the US as children, gives President Trump a pathway to enact executive orders on policies that Congress hasn't passed. Plus, doctors are getting better at treating coronavirus patients. And, during Black Lives matter protests in Portland federal agents have been pulling up in unmarked cars and rounding up peaceful protesters. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Caitlin Owens, and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Trump's license to skirt the law Doctors have gotten better at treating coronavirus patients House Democrats call for IG probe into use of federal agents in Portland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
The burden on teachers
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Some of the country’s largest school districts have already made the decision to go online-only for this coming school year. Many are talking about hybrid models that combine distance and in-person learning. But whether they're online or in the classroom, teachers will bear the brunt of making their classes work. Plus, why Joe Biden’s campaign is dreading foreign policy. And a little joy for your Friday, a pandemic parody Guests: Axios' Kim Hart and Hans Nichols, Austin school teacher Rachel Seney, and National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The burden on teachers Biden's doctrine: Erase Trump, re-embrace the world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
The war on public health experts
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This week, the Trump administration ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention send all coronavirus-related data straight to the Department of Health and Human Services. This is just the latest step in President Trump's war on public health experts. Plus, a shakeup on Trump's 2020 campaign team. And, a major Twitter hack Wednesday night left some of the most powerful people on the platform vulnerable to a cryptocurrency scam. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Mike Allen, and Ina Fried. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump's war on the public health experts Trump announces new campaign manager Bitcoin scam hacks Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Bill Gates and others Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Covid tests for office buildings
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Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too. Research teams in Oregon are conducting real-time coronavirus tests on ventilation systems in buildings that could be essential for returning to the office or school. Plus, small businesses are facing an existential threat. And, in a rare move, the Trump administration rescinds a recent guideline that would have sent hundreds of thousands of international student packing. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Dion Rabouin, and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too The existential threat to small business Trump administration rescinds foreign student visa guidance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Stuck between U.S. and China
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Last week, the Trump administration announced a new policy that could force international students out of the United States if their universities move to online-only classes. This puts more than a quarter of a million Chinese students in the U.S. at risk of losing their visas. Students from Hong Kong are at special risk of being arrested upon their return due to a new Chinese security law. Plus, a majority of American parents see risks of having kids return to classrooms this fall. And, three different countries - the U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates - have planned launches to Mars this month. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Margaret Talev, and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Axios-Ipsos: Americans fear return to school The summer of Mars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
PPE failure, again
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Coronavirus cases are on the rise in 33 states and California and Florida hit record high numbers of daily cases last week. Now, hospitals and other medical facilities are feeling deja vu, as they start to experience personal protective equipment shortages again. Plus, Roger Stone talks to Mike Allen 48 hours after President Trump commuted his sentence. And, the end of meat. The massive rise of alternative meat sales means a fundamental change for the American diet. Guests: Axios' Bob Herman, Mike Allen and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Health workers fear new shortages of protective equipment How the coronavirus pandemic boosted alternative meat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
The chief justice's long game
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Over the last few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down multiple setbacks to President Trump and conservatives on cases ranging from abortion to LGBTQ discrimination. Chief Justice John Roberts' record shows he's not siding with the left. Instead, he's slowly but surely moving the court in a more conservative direction. Plus, the airline industry suffers a gut punch. United Airlines warned thousands of employees to prepare for layoffs in October as air travel demand remains tepid. And, the Black Lives Matter movement has gone global among sports teams. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Joann Muller and Kendall Baker Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: John Roberts' long game Airline recovery falters before it even gets off the ground Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Facebook's civil rights fail
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This week, Facebook failed its own civil rights audit. The internal audit showed the social media company still hasn’t done enough to protect users from hate speech or crack down on fake information used to suppress voter turnout on its platform. Plus, the Trump administration wants schools to reopen for the fall, but school and local officials don't have clear guidance for how to make it safe or feasible. And, TikTok has become a tempting target for the U.S. administration's fight against China. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Caitlin Owens, and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Boycott organizers slam Facebook after tense meeting The TikTok economy at risk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
The misinformation virus
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The spread of misinformation is crippling our fight against the coronavirus. Social media and a deeply partisan divide are fueling what the World Health Organization calls an "infodemic," which is just as urgent as the virus itself. Plus, the 2020 election could determine the future of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. And, going back to work might require getting used to surveillance and data collection in the workplace. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Ben Geman, and Erica Pandey Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coronavirus is ushering in a new era of surveillance at work 2020 could decide fate of Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
China's war on your speech
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Beijing's new national security law doesn't just apply to Hong Kong residents. China's Article 38 makes it illegal for anyone in the world to promote democratic reform for Hong Kong -- including you. Plus, how Wall Street is now betting on a Biden presidency. And, new Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules won't let international students attend online-only classes as some schools start making plans for the fall. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Dion Rabouin, and Mike Allen Credits: “Axios Today” is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Foreign students could be forced to leave U.S. if colleges move online China declares war on global activism Wall Street is no longer betting on Trump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Tucker and Trump's culture war
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In recent weeks, President Trump's rhetoric has become increasingly dark and reminiscent of his "American carnage" inauguration speech. The upcoming election has put a focus on his claims of a "left-wing culture war," the same language that Fox News host Tucker Carlson uses in his monologues. Plus, what's driving Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to reconsider his remarks that he'd "never change the name ... it's that simple. NEVER." And, the retail apocalypse has led to a new trend - buying online and picking up in store. Call it BOPIS. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Mike Allen and Jennifer Kingson Credits: “Axios Today” is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes: Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Trump's Tucker mind-meld Redskins expected to change mascot by September Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Extinction-level crisis of local news
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For this Independence Day, we’re dedicating this special episode to journalism and the role it plays in our democracy. Journalism is in danger. It’s under attack and distrusted by many. Tens of thousands of journalists are out of work mostly in local news, where trust is highest. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, The Oaklandside's Tasneem Raja, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penelope Muse Abernathy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Pledges to save local news are growing. The Oaklandside News deserts and ghost newspapers: Will local newspapers survive? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
The race to replace nursing homes
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Elderly people in nursing homes make up 45% of COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. Nursing home alternatives have been on the rise for the last decade, but the pandemic has made those alternatives more urgent. Plus, the U.K. offers to protect the freedoms of Hong Kongers, as China arrested protesters under a new security law. And, a new survey by Pew Research Center shows a portion of Americans believe conspiracy theories and other false information about the coronavirus pandemic. Guests: Axios' Kim Hart, Dave Lawler and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Replacing the nursing home U.K. offers citizenship path to Hong Kongers due to China's security law Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
The new stimulus fight
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The first stimulus package was a lifeline for millions of Americans. The beginning of July means we've got just a few more weeks before all those benefits expire. Unlike when the first bill passed in March, Congress is divided on whether people need another stimulus. Plus, shake-ups on the Trump campaign rattle an already chaotic White House. And, new data shows more inland homes are at risk of flooding than expected. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Mike Allen, and Amy Harder. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Kushner changes top Trump campaign staff Millions more homes face flood risk than previously thought Coronavirus bankrupts Cirque du Soleil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
No solution in sight for child care
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Almost 40% of our workforce is made up of working parents. It's been a huge struggle to juggle homeschooling and work in the middle of a pandemic — and it's likely going to get worse. Though many workplaces could reopen this fall, many K-12 schools aren’t. Plus, China secretly passed a new law on Tuesday that gives it broad power over Hong Kong and and democratic freedoms that citizens have fought Beijing to maintain. And, conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices have sided with their liberal counterparts on three important cases for Trump's agenda. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coming childcare crisis Millions more homes face flood risk than previously thought Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law Indian government bans 59 Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
The end of cash
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The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated our cashless society and deepened the divide between those who depend on it and those who now live mostly without it. Plus, President Trump's doubling down on messaging to his base at the exclusion of the broader country spells trouble for him in November. And, the pandemic is causing colleges to cut their sports programs. It's also put pressure on the NCAA to re-examine its reliance on sports for revenue. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Mike Allen and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The (near) cashless society arrives Universities cut sports teams, as they struggle with coronavirus fallout Trump's superpower turns to kryptonite Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
The call for corporate reparations
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For years, some Democrats and Black leaders have called for reparations from the U.S. government for slavery. Axios business reporter Courtenay Brown says reparations may move faster in the private sector, where some corporations are trying to make amends. Plus, our new beer barometer tells us how much people are going out to bars and restaurants during the pandemic. And White House editor Margaret Talev tells us what to expect in the upcoming primaries after watching mayhem in Kentucky. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, Hans Nichols, and Margaret Talev. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The beer barometer and the reopening of America A small star not far from Earth may host a planet suitable for life Corporations grapple with slavery reparations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
The uncertain shape of the recovery
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The consensus among economists is that the U.S. recovery will most likely be something in between a V and a W — a sharp drop, a relatively small bounce back, and then a long period of slow growth. Time to pay attention again: The coronavirus surge is real, and it's everywhere in the United States. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen tells us what to expect at the virtual Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Sam Baker, and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coronavirus surge is real, and it's everywhere Biden to accept nomination at pared-down Milwaukee convention Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
The jobs that won't come back
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In February, the U.S. job market was at a 60 year peak. Now, months into a pandemic and an economic recession, many of the job losses are more permanent than previously thought. The pandemic will shift what kinds of work will be available and the skills required to do it. Plus, why Axios and other news organizations are now capitalizing the "B" in Black when referring to people, or communities who identify as Black. Why wearing a mask is now less about the risk of getting infected and more about our views about the best way of getting back to "normal life.' And, Major League Baseball is officially happening this summer. Just 60 games, no public crowds and many details still to be sorted out. Start date will be July 23 or 24. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How the pandemic will reshape the job market COVID-19 sweeps the South Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
The new race-conscious media diet
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In the past few weeks, bestseller lists and streaming platforms have been full of books, shows and songs about racism in America. As demand for this type of content grows, streaming companies are featuring more prominently — and it could have a lasting impact. Plus, how PresidentTrump is using the coronavirus pandemic to push his immigration agenda. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares a new poll showing how college students feel about going back to school and partying during the pandemic. Plus, how President Trump is using the coronavirus pandemic to push his immigration agenda. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares a new poll showing how college students feel about going back to school and partying during the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Stef Kight and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. At Pushkin, our executive producers are Leital Molad and Jacob Weisberg.. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: America's must reads: The nation studies its flaws Trump to expand coronavirus-related immigration restrictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
What's next for Trump vs. Biden
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The Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns are beginning to look familiar. Even as he slides in the polls, President Trump's presidential campaign is doubling down on 2016 messaging and focusing on his base. Meanwhile, Biden has shifted his focus to health care and will bring on former president Barack Obama to the help raise money. Plus, inexperienced young day traders are using Robinhood and other apps to drive up the stock market. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares what Trump told us about Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond, Margaret Talev, Dion Rabouin and Mike Allen. Go Deeper: Biden campaign plans to hit Trump on efforts to dismantle Obamacare Trump returns to the campaign circuit: "So far tonight I'm average" How retail investors are beating the pros at their own game Exclusive: Trump cold on Guaidó, would consider meeting Maduro Credits: “Axios Today” is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes: Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. At Pushkin, our executive producers are Leital Molad and Jacob Weisberg. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Introducing: Axios Today
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Coming soon from Axios and Pushkin Industries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2020