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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 bring you insights into the most important news of the day and interesting stories you won’t hear anywhere else. It’s analysis and insights delivered in Smart Brevity® - Axios’ concise communication style that’s respectful of your time. About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios 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 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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President Biden plans a border policy overhaul
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Title 42 -- the Trump-era public health policy that allows the U.S. to turn migrants away at the border -- is set to end shortly before Christmas. Now, Axios has learned that the Biden administration is considering some drastic measures to replace it. Plus, Democrats could change which states go first in the 2024 presidential primaries. And, a big U.S. win at the World Cup. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight and Josh Kraushaar. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Amy Pedulla, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Scoop: Biden administration eyes border overhaul as Title 42 ends Democrats prepare for primary calendar shakeup U.S. beats Iran and advances to World Cup round of 16 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
Protests and upsets at the World Cup
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The United States will either win the World Cup game against Iran or go home on Tuesday afternoon. The stakes are high and so are tensions. Iran state media has called for the U.S. to be kicked out of the World Cup, after the U.S. changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters there. And the Iranian soccer team may be facing its own repercussions back home for its support of protests. Plus, the world’s largest active volcano is erupting. And, President Biden looks to Congress to avert a rail strike. Guests: Axios' Jeff Tracy and Hawaii Public Radio’s Jason Ubay. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: U.S. soccer coach apologizes for altered Iranian flag post Biden calls on Congress to act fast to avoid rail strike World's largest active volcano starts to erupt in Hawaii Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
Moment of truth for China’s zero-COVID policy
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Protests are erupting across China, as public outrage grows over COVID lockdown restrictions. Chinese protesters are asking the government to lift its zero-COVID policy, and are calling for President Xi Jinping's resignation. Plus, what’s next for student loan forgiveness. And, early voting begins in Georgia’s runoff Senate race. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and The Washington Post's Danielle Douglas-Gabriel. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: China's COVID frustration boils over, protestors call for Xi to resign China's COVID storm Student loan-payment freeze extended as courts weigh debt relief Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
A moment of gratitude
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Thanksgiving is a time for us to stop and appreciate what's good. We know there's a lot of tough news in the world, which is why we think it's important to take some time to celebrate what we're grateful for. So as you're preparing your turkey, or traveling or just out for your regular morning walk, here's a special Axios Today episode and a little moment of gratitude for all of you this Thanksgiving. Guests: Axios Today team and listeners Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Amy Pedulla and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2022
A major rail strike is back on the table
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A U.S. rail strike could hit as soon as December, and just about every part of the economy would feel it. An influential railroad worker union this week rejected a deal that President Biden had brokered back in September, making a strike once again look possible. And this time, it comes just as the holidays are upon us. And, student loan borrowers get another extension. Plus, reframing tomorrow as Thankstaking. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Railroad strike looms over holidays after major union rejects deal The rise of Thankstaking Student loan repayment pause extended through June 2023 by White House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Users flee Twitter over security concerns
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In the last week, hashtags like #RIPTwitter and #TwitterDown were trending on the platform. The app continues to experience technical glitches under Elon Musk’s new regime, and it looks like more users are fleeing the site because of security concerns. Plus, Americans plan their holidays as respiratory viruses surge. And, a World Cup team protest. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer and Adriel Bettelheim Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Amy Pedulla and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
Savings account interest rates buffer the sting of inflation
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One welcome result of the Fed raising interest rates is that people are seeing higher income on their risk-free savings accounts. For some, that's helping counteract some of the worst aspects of inflation. Plus: the deadly shooting in Colorado Springs. And: a groundbreaking climate compensation fund for developing nations. Guests: Axios' Matt Phillips and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Amy Pedulla, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Savings accounts pay more than rock bottom rates for the first time in a decade COP27 summit yields historic deal on climate damage fund Suspect identified in Club Q shooting that killed 5, injured 18 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Nancy Pelosi’s legacy
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi yesterday announced she will be stepping away from her two-decade leadership tenure. She will continue to serve as a representative of California’s 12th district. We look back at her legacy and at what's ahead for Democrats. Plus, flooding causes a food crisis for millions of Africans. And, American credit card debt soars. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Ayurella Horn-Muller and Hope King Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Amy Pedulla, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Pelosi stepping down as House Democratic leader after 20 years The post-flood food crisis for millions of Africans [update] Credit card balances see biggest spike in more than 20 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
Hospitals pushed to the breaking point
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Hospitals are keeping patients longer than they need to, as healthcare worker shortages are making it hard to get some patients into long-term care facilities. Now, hospitals are looking to Congress for help paying for patients they can’t discharge. Meanwhile – emergency rooms have been overflowing in some parts of the country, and a lack of beds has left some to die in ER waiting rooms. Plus, an update on action on Capitol Hill Wednesday, including a historic #MeToo Bill being passed and the Respect for Marriage Act passing a key test vote. And, the direction of the Ukraine war as it enters its 267th day. Guests: Axios' Arielle Dreher and Neil Hauer, an independent journalist. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Amy Pedulla, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Hospitals seek more aid to house patients they can't discharge Congress passes groundbreaking bill limiting use of secret agreements in sexual harassment cases Marriage equality bill clears key hurdle in Senate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
A deadly strike in Poland puts NATO on alert
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A missile hit Poland on Tuesday near the border with Ukraine, killing two Polish citizens. Russia has denied responsibility but the incident has prompted international alarm and an emergency NATO meeting Wednesday morning in Brussels. Plus, former President Trump announces his 2024 run for office. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden holds emergency talks with world leaders on Poland explosion Poland: "Russian-made missile" fell on Polish soil near Ukraine border, killing 2 Trump, twice-impeached and under criminal investigation, launches 2024 campaign Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
University of California employees walk out
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48,000 workers across the University of California school system are on strike. The university system has 10 campuses with nearly 300,000 students, and academic workers are asking for higher salaries, saying they don't earn enough to live in the state of California. Plus, is the crypto dream dead? And, the world population’s new milestone. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and The New York Times' Shawn Hubler. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Amy Pedulla, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: University of California Academic Employees Strike for Higher Pay The week the crypto dream died The human race at 8 billion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
The rise of the Independent voter
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Almost a week after the election, a clearer picture of the 2022 midterm elections has emerged. We now now that Democrats not only have retained control of the Senate, but might pick up another seat. We’re still waiting on the House, but we’ve got a lot more information on historic Democrat wins in state and local races, including with state legislatures and governors' races. But - it's not a blue wave - more one of swing voters. Plus, what recent layoffs mean for Big Tech. And, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" smashes a box office record. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Democrats will keep control of the Senate Elon Musk culls Twitter contractors after mass employee layoffs What to expect when your tech firm is downsizing Marvel Cinematic Universe diversity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
Biden seizes the moment
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President Joe Biden defied history with the midterm election results by avoiding a wave of Republican victories…and made his first public address about it Wednesday afternoon. Plus, election denial in Pennsylvania. And, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on its 40th anniversary. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Mike D'Onofrio and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Robert W. Doubek. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden's post-midterms reboot Shapiro wins Pennsylvania governor race, defeats Mastriano 40th Anniversary of The Wall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
Georgia on our minds
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Georgia is in focus today, as the state gets ready for a runoff election in the tight Senate race between Senator Raphael Warnock and his Republican opponent Herschel Walker. Neither received 50% of the vote, sparking a December 6th runoff. Plus, record-setting billions were spent in campaign advertising in these midterms. What was the impact on results? How midterm outcomes will affect U.S. climate policy. Guests: Axios' Emma Hurt, Lachlan Markay, and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Crucial Georgia Senate race heads to Dec. 6 runoff Corporate America plays it safe in midterms Record ad spend for 2022 midterms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
The red wave that wasn't
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We're still waiting to see where things stand in the Senate and the House, but already we’re getting a good idea of what didn't happen in these elections: An overwhelming victory by Republicans that many expected. Plus, the night's historic firsts. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Margaret Talev, and Shawna Chen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Fetterman flips Pennsylvania Senate seat in victory over Oz Crucial Georgia Senate race is too close to call The Latinos who made history in the midterm elections Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
2022 Midterms: What we know so far
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On this Election Night: what we know so far. We talk races that have been called, what we're watching for, and the sparse voting irregularities nationwide. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Hans Nichols and Stef Kight. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: How election deniers are faring in key midterm races Huge DeSantis win shows presidential punch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
What we’re watching on Election Day
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Election Day voting begins across the country this morning, including in states with some particularly close and competitive local races. Axios reporters tell us what they're watching for in today's midterm elections. Plus, inside the shortage of Black sperm donors in the U.S. Guests: Axios' Jeremy Duda, Monica Eng, John Frank, Emma Hurt and The Washington Post's Amber Ferguson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: America has a Black sperm donor shortage. Black women are paying the price. What Georgians are Googling before the midterms Maricopa County says chain of custody for ballots is secure Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
Voices of the abortion fight in Michigan
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Abortion is on the ballot in five states tomorrow. But the fight over abortion in Michigan is making significant waves. It’s hard to be anywhere in the state and not hear about Proposal 3, the amendment that would enshrine an individual's right to an abortion in the state constitution. Plus, what a Republican majority in Congress would mean for pandemic policies like the military vaccine mandate. Guests: Axios' Andrew Solender, Reproductive Freedom for All's Julie Rowe, Citizens to Support MI Women & Children' Christen Pollo, and Calvin University student Delaney Marsh. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: GOP's post-pandemic playbook Michigan abortion-rights battle rakes in cash ahead of referendum Reproductive Freedom for All: Michigan Citizens to Support MI Women & Children Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Leaning into the unknown of the midterm elections
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We're days away from the midterm elections and finding out who will control Congress and who will win in hotly contested elections throughout the country like in Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia. People's predictions about Tuesday continue to grow. But set aside everything you are hearing about the election…because nobody knows how it's going to unfold. Plus, will anyone take home a $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot? Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Where we may not know the results of the election on Tuesday Exclusive emails: Inside Trump's botched Georgia fight Powerball jackpot swells to third-largest prize ever Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2022
"Democracy is on the ballot": Biden's warning
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President Biden gave a speech on Wednesday evening unlike one we’ve ever seen from a president days ahead of the midterm elections. He urged voters to recognize what is at stake next Tuesday. Plus, the rise of the extreme right in Israel and the return of Netanyahu. Guest: Axios' Hans Nichols and Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden unloads on "defeated" Trump: "He has abused his power" Scoop: U.S. unlikely to work with Jewish supremacist expected to be made Israeli minister The rise of Israel's extreme right Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
Christian nationalism makes its mark on the campaign trail
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More than 4 in 10 Americans think the U.S. should be a Christian nation. And one third say it already is. That’s according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. But views on what that means vary. And on the campaign trail, overt Christian nationalist language is showing up more and more from right-wing candidates. Plus, Covid makes China’s economic woes even worse. And, the price of turkey is on the rise. Guest: Council on Foreign Relations' Zoe Liu, and Calvin University's Kristin Kobez Du Mez . Credits: Axios Today is produced by Emily Peak, Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Foxconn workers flee factory lockdown White House announces $223 million investment to fight "Big Meat" 45% of Americans Say U.S. Should Be a ‘Christian Nation’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Finding the truth on Twitter could get much harder
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Less than a week after Elon Musk officially became the owner of Twitter, there are reports that the company may start charging up to $20 a month for the subscription that will allow users to keep the blue verification checkmark which confirms that world leaders, celebrities, journalists, local politicians and many others are who they say they are. Making that a paid feature could risk opening Twitter up to lots more mis- and disinformation. Plus, salaries get more transparent in some states. And, affirmative action is in peril at the Supreme Court. Guest: Axios' Sara Fischer and Emily Peck, and The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Erica Pandey, Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Scoop: Musk team working to reboot Vine this year NYC law forces more companies to disclose salary information Affirmative action is at death's door at the Supreme Court Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2022
The Pelosi attack heightens election day fears
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Threats against the lives of lawmakers and their families have been on the rise, and fears that these translate into real violence were realized on Friday, with the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul. With just over a week to the midterms, the attack has Washington on edge. Plus, a glimmer of good climate news. And, an exclusive preview of musician Bono’s upcoming memoir. Guest: Axios' Margaret Talev and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Erica Pandey, Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Pelosi says she and family are "heartbroken" by attack on Paul Pelosi Elon Musk tweets misinformation about Paul Pelosi Fossil fuel consumption expected to peak in this decade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
State of Play: Changing minds before election day
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President Biden was in Syracuse, New York on Thursday to tout his party’s economic accomplishments – and to send a warning about what he says Republican control of Congress could mean by comparison. It’s part of Democrats’ final dash before election day. Meanwhile over 15 million ballots have already been cast in early voting around the country. Plus, states gear up to spend billions on broadband access. And, Afro Latinos are playing a bigger role in baseball. Guest: Axios' Mike Allen, Emma Hurt, Margaret Harding McGill and Keldy Ortiz. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Emiy Peck, Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi, Robin Linn and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: GOP scoffs at Stacey Abrams' voter-suppression warnings in Georgia New hot job in states: broadband director MLB's Afro Latino dominance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
Holding banks to their racial justice promises
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Since the 2020 murder of George Floyd, companies and banks have pledged to do better when it comes to racial justice. So how are they doing? Plus, the U.S. mediated-deal between Israel and Lebanon. And, what to know about staying healthy this winter. Guest: Axios' Barak Ravid and Adriel Bettelheim, and The New York Times' Emily Flitter. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Emiy Peck, Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi, Robin Linn and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Israel and Lebanon to sign historic U.S.-mediated maritime deal on Thursday Where $30 Billion to Fix Systemic Racism Actually Goes Biden faces COVID dilemma as a winter wave nears Note: We asked J.P. Morgan for comment on our story, and they told us that in response to Emily Flitter's reporting they have made efforts to improve internal culture, revamping policies around diversity and inclusion. And this week a bank spokesperson also told the New York Times that J.P. Morgan "has committed to making sustainable, long-term systemic change to help close the racial wealth gap and fight racial inequality. We are tracking investments and initiatives to ensure they are making a significant impact.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
Oz and Fetterman face off in a crucial debate
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Last night, Pennsylvania Senate candidates Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Republican, and Lt. Governor John Fetterman, a Democrat, squared off in their first and only debate. It's part of a high stakes race that’s critical not just for their state, but for control of the U.S. Senate. Plus, the Biden administration’s change for Venezuelan migrants at the border. Guest: Axios’ Alayna Treene and Michelle Hackman, ​​immigration reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Fetterman's painful debate Fetterman on fitness to serve at debate: 'Transparency is about showing up' Venezuelans Who Left Everything Behind Are Stuck South of U.S. Border [NY Times] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
The 11th-hour midterm shifts
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Two weeks out from the midterms, the parties are making last minute changes to spending and messaging in a final effort to gain as much of an edge as possible before November 8th. Plus, the UK gets another new prime minister. And, technology that analyzes your voice for signs of depression. Guests: Axios’ Josh Kraushaar and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Lin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Inside the 11th-hour midterm shifts Rishi Sunak to be U.K.'s next prime minister as rivals drop out "Voice biomarker" tech analyzes your voice for signs of depression Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2022
Fight or flee: the view from Moscow
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It's been about a month since Vladimir Putin’s announcements of mass military mobilization, and since then Putin says at least 220,000 men had been drafted into the Russian military. And as more men continue to disappear from Moscow, things look different from the capital. Plus, how emojis are complicating remote work communications in significant ways. Guests: Axios’ Eleanor Hawkins and The New York Times’ Valerie Hopkins. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi, Ben O'Brien and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Where Have All the Men in Moscow Gone? Russian attacks on Ukrainian utilities prompt energy rationing How emoji can divide the workplace Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Early voter turnout off to a strong start
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Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for their final weeks before the midterm elections. Voters in Georgia are already casting their ballots in higher numbers than they did for the 2018 midterms elections. As of Thursday, the fourth day of early voting in the state, over 430,000 people had voted, which is more than 60% increase from 2018. That’s according to the Georgia Secretary of State. Plus, the exit of British Prime Minister Liz Truss reminds us why government deficits actually matter. Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev, Hans Nichols and Neil Irwin. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Democrats need Black and Latino vote to win tight midterm elections How hidden financial risks brought down Liz Truss Liz Truss just became the U.K.’s shortest-tenured PM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2022
Latinos’ hold on the American swing vote
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With midterms right around the corner, Democrats hold less than a 2-to-1 advantage over Republicans among Latino voters, according to the latest Axios-Ipsos Latino poll in partnership with Noticias Telemundo. And nearly 1 in 4 Latinos are still undecided about how they’ll vote in just a few weeks. These findings confirm Latinos’ collective status as the ultimate American swing vote. Plus, a bright spot for women at work. And, medical marijuana is coming to some gas stations. Guests: Axios’ Russell Contreras, Emily Peck and Selene San Felice. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Axios-Ipsos Latino poll: Ultimate swing voters Remote work may have fueled a baby boom among U.S. women Circle K to sell medical marijuana at Florida gas stations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
The price of staying warm this winter
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You can expect higher heating bills this winter than last. Nearly half of American households use natural gas to heat their homes, and this winter, The Energy Information Administration says the average bill will be $931 – a 28% increase from last year. The likely spike has to do with in the war in Ukraine, where many residents are bracing for a brutal winter without power. Plus, Americans are buying – and therefore wasting – less food. Guests: Axios’ Matt Phillips and University of Michigan's Kate Astashkina. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: The war in Ukraine is showing up in your heating bill Americans are buying less at the supermarket Online Grocery Shopping Can Reduce Food Waste and Help the Environment (University of Michigan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
New threats to election workers
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The FBI has issued a warning about threats to election workers ahead of the midterm elections. Colorado has been identified as one of the top states for threats to poll workers, which has put election administrators on high alert. Plus, flu season starting early. And, the student loan forgiveness program opens applications. Guests: Axios’ John Frank and Kaiser Family Foundation's Dr. Celine Gounder. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Colorado election conspiracies cloud vote as mail ballots arrive "Modest surge" of COVID-19 expected this winter, UCSF expert says White House launches student loan relief beta website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
What a major grocery merger means for consumers
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Two of the largest grocery store chains in the country are planning to merge. Kroger’s announced last Friday that it will buy its competitor Albertsons for nearly $25 billion. Together, Kroger and Albertsons have about 5,000 stores and almost 750,ooo workers. This deal could change the way people buy food, as inflation pushes prices higher and higher. Plus, ten years of Xi Jinping’s leadership in China, and how the next five could affect the US. Guests: Axios’ Claire Rychlewski and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Kroger snaps up Albertsons in grocery megamerger Kroger-Albertsons will spur more deals What China looks like after a decade of Xi Jinping's rule Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
The January 6th committee's final warning
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The January 6th House committee voted unanimously on Thursday to subpoena former President Donald Trump. It was a dramatic end to the committee's series of public hearings, and its last meeting before the midterm elections. Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev and Alayna Treene. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Ben O'Brien and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Jan. 6 committee unanimously votes to subpoena Trump Footage shows congressional leaders' urgent calls on Jan. 6 Focus groups: Pennsylvania swing voters aren't sold on a switch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
Retirees could see biggest benefits bump since 1981
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While everyone has been watching inflation closely, Thursday’s Consumer Price Index is especially important for millions of retirees and others who depend on Social Security benefits. That’s because the annual cost of living adjustment for 2023 is based on the September monthly CPI number. Given that we’ve already seen inflation increase 8.2 percent over the past year, it’s likely that we’ll see one of the biggest increases in Social Security checks in more than 40 years. Plus, Detroit’s $7 million investment in audio surveillance technology for police. And, another sign of the pandemic’s effect on high school seniors. Guests: Axios’ Neil Irwin and Sam Robinson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Ben O'Brien and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Social Security payments set for biggest increase in decades Detroit City Council approves $7M to expand ShotSpotter ACT test scores fall to lowest levels since 1991 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
LA puts the spotlight on Latinos and racism
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Chaos irrupted at LA’s City Council meeting on Tuesday, after audio leaked of councilmember Nury Martinez making racist remarks in a conversation last year with other council members and a labor leader. In the recording, first reported by the LA Times, among the things Martinez said, which also included disparaging comments about Jewish and Armenian people, was an offensive racial reference when speaking about a white councilman's black child. Plus, cholera outbreak, widespread hunger, and gang warfare, Haiti is a country in crisis. And, NASA’s asteroid success. Guests: Axios’ Russell Contreras and Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi, Ben O'Brien and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: In Haiti, factories close, school feedings are on hold and hunger is about to get worse Embattled L.A. City Council member takes leave of absence after leaked audio of racist language NASA's DART mission successfully deflected an asteroid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
Russia launches deadly new strikes across Ukraine
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Russian missiles fired across Ukraine on Monday, hitting cities including the capital Kyiv, in the largest bombardment since the beginning of the war. The Ukrainian government said at least 14 people were killed and 97 were injured, and many are without power and water. Plus, Indigenous communities face the brunt of a warming planet. Guests: Axios’ Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath and Indigenous Environmental Network's Brenna Two Bears. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi, Ben O'Brien and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper Deadly explosions hit Kyiv after Putin blames Ukraine for bridge blast China and India, two of Russia's biggest allies, call for de-escalation in Ukraine To go or not to go Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
State of Play: One month out from midterms
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President Joe Biden announced Thursday he will pardon everyone convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law — and he’s urging governors to do the same. More than 6,500 people were convicted of simple possession between 1992 and 2021 under federal law, and thousands more under District of Columbia code. It’s a big move by Biden a month ahead of the midterms — what does it mean for messaging for Democrats and Republicans? Plus, a devastating attack rocks Thailand. And, the U.S. imposes more sanctions on Iran as protests continue. Guests: Axios’ Josh Kraushaar and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden to pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession U.S. issues more sanctions against officials in Iran as government crackdown persists At least 37 killed in mass shooting at Thailand child care center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2022
Oil cuts could push gas prices back up
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OPEC+ , the coalition of oil-producing nations led by Russia and Saudi Arabia, announced yesterday its planning to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day, starting in November. This has the potential to push up gas prices in the US and around the world. Plus, American drivers are getting more loyal to electric vehicles. And, long COVID affects the daily lives of almost 20 million U.S. adults. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman, Joann Muller and Sabrina Moreno. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: What OPEC's 2 million-barrel cut could mean for U.S. gas prices Most electric car buyers don't switch back to gas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Building hurricane-resistant communities
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President Biden is in Florida today, to survey the extensive damage from Hurricane Ian. One community northeast of Fort Myers escaped much of it. The new community was built with hurricanes in mind, and residents never lost power during Ian and saw minimal damage otherwise. What would it take to make every community this resilient? Plus, the GOP doubles down on abortion. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond and Notre Dame University's Tracy Kijewski-Correa. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Lin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Republicans double down on Herschel Walker (pls edit link) Herschel Walker's son accuses father of lying about his past This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
A reality check on Putin’s nuclear threat
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Putin has said that Russia would use all available means to protect itself, with thinly veiled warnings about using nuclear weapons. He said last week, “This is not a bluff.” Just how credible are these threats? Plus, why we stay and rebuild in the face of devastating storms. And, Kim Kardashian’s 1.26 million dollar settlement with the SEC. GUESTS: Axios’ Michael Graff and Dan Primack; The Brookings Institution's Angela Stent. CREDITS: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Lin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: U.S. grapples with risk of nuclear war over Ukraine How Hurricane Ian caught so many off guard Kim Kardashian to pay $1.26 million in crypto charges settlement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
Florida's path forward
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As of yesterday evening, Hurricane Ian had killed at least 80 people in Florida and four in North Carolina. Nearly a million people remained without power last night in Florida, and rescue efforts have been ongoing in the southwestern part of the state. Plus, the Supreme Court’s new session. And, the state offices where election deniers could have the biggest impact. Guests: Axios’ David Nather and Sam Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Florida still in "search and rescue phase" as Ian's death toll climbs How you can help Hurricane Ian recovery efforts Election denial: The offices that matter Here are 5 Supreme Court cases to watch this term Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
Florida starts hurricane recovery efforts
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Hurricane Ian continues its path of destruction up the East Coast. It’s expected to make landfall in South Carolina this afternoon. And in Florida, a massive clean-up and recovery has begun. Plus, January 6, election deniers and the midterms. And, Lizzo play a historic flute. Guests: Jessica Taylor, The Cook Political Report Senate and Governors Editor, and Axios' Margaret Talev. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Florida begins recovery efforts as Ian moves through state How you can help Hurricane Ian recovery efforts Publix donates $1 million to Hurricane Ian recovery, starts donation initiative at stores Scoop: Hassan campaign emails donors to sound alarm over trouble in November Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Ian confirms the new normal for hurricanes
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Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday afternoon as a high-end Category 4 storm. More than a million Floridians have already lost power. Other effects of the storm won’t be clear for days. Plus, low income Americans struggle to afford hurricane prep. And, Russia looks to annex parts of Ukraine. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman and Ayurella Horn-Muller, The Washington Post’s Mary Ilyushina Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Ben O'Brien and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper Live updates: Hurricane Ian makes landfall as high-end Category 4 storm Power outages in Florida climb past 1.5 million as Hurricane Ian makes landfall U.S. urges citizens in Russia to leave "immediately" amid mobilization efforts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
Hurricane Ian slams Florida
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Hurricane Ian’s not expected to make landfall in Florida until this afternoon, but the impact of this Category 4 storm is being felt already across a huge swath of the state. From flooding in Florida’s southernmost tip of Key West, to tornados in Broward County, and wind gusts already kicking up this morning in Tampa. Plus, the White House hosts its first summit on hunger in more than fifty years. How food delivery services like DoorDash are playing a role. Guests: Axios' Ben Montgomery and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper Live updates: Hurricane Ian heads toward Florida with "catastrophic" winds and flooding Hurricane Ian leaves Cuba without any power Food banks turn to DoorDash and Amazon to reach people Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Economic déjà vu
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The British pound has hit the lowest point against the US Dollar since the 1790s. On Monday, the pound was at 1.03 compared to the dollar. This moment feels eerily similar to 2007, at the beginning of the Great Recession. But, as Axios’ Felix Salmon and Courtenay Brown tell us, that doesn’t mean we’re facing the same economic catastrophe now. Plus, Russian anger keeps growing in response to Putin’s draft. And, NASA takes on an asteroid. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Courtenay Brown and Alison Snyder. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: British pound gets pounded as Truss tax cut plan sinks in The world economy has an ominous August 2007 kind of feeling Russian military recruitment offices come under attack after draft order NASA is about to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
The biggest midterm test for MAGA Republicans
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Democrats’ chances of beating the GOP in Arizona, a key swing state in the midterms, are growing. The Cook Political Report last week moved the Arizona senate race from its “toss up” category to "leans Democratic." Arizona Republicans nominated MAGA-aligned candidates in races across the state. Plus, spam text messages have exploded: how the FCC could respond. And, hurricane season picks up. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Red flags for Arizona Republicans FCC takes long-delayed step against spam text surge DeSantis declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Ian nears Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Immigration energizes midterm voters
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With midterms right around the corner, last week saw a bump in voters showing interest in immigration over abortion. Plus, the U.S. sanctions Iran, after the death of a woman in police custody. And, passengers say they’re more frustrated with U.S. airports. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper Search interest in abortion falls as the border rises Ginni Thomas agrees to interview with Jan. 6 select committee U.S. sanctions Iran's morality police over death of woman in custody Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Russians push back on Putin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of Russian reserves for the war in Ukraine Wednesday. And in at least 38 cities across Russia, hundreds of people organized protests against the mobilization. Plus, what the Fed’s latest rate hike means for the housing market. And, what’s motivating you to vote or stay home in November. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Putin announces partial military mobilization for Russian citizens Over 1,300 Russians detained in protests against partial military mobilization Fed raises rates 0.75 percentage points, signals more to come Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Does the UN General Assembly matter?
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For the first time in three years, leaders from around the world are gathering in New York City for the UN General Assembly. The war in Ukraine is set to dominate this week’s meetings. President Biden will give a speech today, as will Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who will be addressing the assembly remotely. But can anything practical come from the gathering? Plus, the pandemic made more Americans want to straighten their teeth. Now orthodontists and direct-to-consumer companies are battling it out. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Robin Lin, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper Ukraine dominates UN General Assembly Turkish president and Israeli PM hold first in-person meeting since 2008 The war for your teeth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Is COVID transitioning from a pandemic to a problem?
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President Biden said "the pandemic is over" in an interview with CBS’ 60 minutes on Sunday. But the White House is still asking Congress for an additional 22.4 billion in COVID funding. In the U.S., nearly 3,000 people died from COVID in the past week. The World Health Organization Director-General says the end of the pandemic "is in sight," but that "we are not there yet." Plus, a new spotlight on who gets sick pay in America. And, the murder conviction that helped make podcasts popular, overturned. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck and Kaiser Health News’ Julie Rovner. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden: "The pandemic is over" Work-life policies are increasingly high-stakes economics "Serial" case: Judge vacates Adnan Syed's conviction for 1999 murder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Hurricane Fiona leaves Puerto Rico in the dark
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Fiona, the first major Atlantic hurricane of the season, is bringing heavy rains, high winds and widespread power outages to Puerto Rico. The power grid, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Maria five years ago, failed yesterday afternoon and the entire island lost power -- even before Fiona made landfall. Plus, the murky road ahead for migrants sent from Texas to Massachusetts. And, is the pressure to free Brittney Griner fading? Guests: Axios' Steph Solis and NBC News' Nicole Acevedo. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Hurricane Fiona brings "catastrophic" flooding, power outages to Puerto Rico Lawyers for Martha's Vineyard migrants urge Feds to open criminal probe Biden met with families of Griner and Whelan at White House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
U.S. voter energy in the lead up to the midterms
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We’re 53 days from the November election, and some wildcard voters are feeling "meh" about their options. But the bases are fired up. Axios' Josh Kraushaar on what we know, and how the week in Washington could affect the upcoming election. Plus, the Saudi-funded circuit changing the game for men’s golf. Guests: Axios' Josh Kraushaar and Jeff Tracy. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper MAGA’s New Hampshire sweep Republicans' rocky attempt to change the abortion narrative Everything you need to know about the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
A major rail strike is averted
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A major rail strike has been averted. That’s the early morning statement from the White House. Here’s why this matters: Virtually everything in our country -- from food to gas and retail goods -- relies on the nearly 140,000-mile rail network that expands across 49 states. But the tens of thousands of freight workers and their unions appear to have reached an agreement. And, Minnesota nurses stage a the three-day walk out. Plus, Latinos are reclaiming the accent mark as a show of cultural pride. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck, Torey Van Oot and Astrid Galván. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: 15,000 Minnesota nurses go on strike in Twin Cities, Duluth Latinos are reclaiming the accent mark Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
U.S. child poverty rates drop to record low
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Census Bureau data released Tuesday shows America's child poverty rate plunged in 2021, accelerating a decade-long decline. The decline was spurred by government assistance programs including pandemic-era aid. But August’s inflation numbers also show that the price for essentials like food, rent and medical care are still rapidly rising, putting pressure on low-income families in particular. We dig deep into these two important pieces of economic data and what they tell us about what’s happening on the lower end of the income spectrum. And cryptocurrency gets greener. Plus, Twitter’s legal versus moral obligations. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Brady Dale and Dan Primack Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: America's successful war on poverty (story in draft) The everywhere inflation The Merge is 2022's second biggest crypto event (story in draft) Twitter shareholders approve Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover offer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
The GOP backlash against student loan forgiveness
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22 Republican Governors sent a letter to President Biden on Monday, asking him to withdraw his student loan forgiveness plan. The governors are saying that only 16 to 17% of Americans have federal student loan debt and now the burden is being shifted to everyone, including low income taxpayers. And, inside U.S. efforts to stop human smuggling in Guatemala. Plus, beer could be in trouble. Guests: Axios' Shawna Chen, Stef Kight, and Mike Deehan. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: GOP governors urge Biden to withdraw his student loan forgiveness plan Axios in Guatemala: Inside U.S. efforts to stop human smuggling Brace for the coming beer shortage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
How the U.S. and its allies are giving Ukraine an edge
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The Ukrainian military says it’s retaken more than 3,000 square kilometers of territory from Russia. American officials say the advance was in part due to increased intelligence sharing with the United States, but as President Biden asks for more aid for Ukraine, he’s facing new pushback. Plus, major credit card providers will start categorizing gun shop purchases. And, we want to know what’s driving you to vote this November. Guests: Olivier Knox, National Political Correspondent at the Washington Post and Abené Clayton, reporter at The Guardian. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Ukraine furthers gains in Kharkiv region following major breakthrough Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gun shop sales The staggering lack of female artists in America's museums Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
The heated final weeks of Georgia's Senate race
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The Senate race going on in Georgia right now is neck and neck, between Republican Herschel Walker and incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock. It’s one of the rare competitions between two Black candidates on the national stage – and each has a very different message for voters about racism. Plus, the world mourns Queen Elizabeth. And, reframing the evangelical view of climate change. Guests: Axios' Emma Hurt and Dave Lawler; Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Two Black Georgia Senate rivals; two takes on racism [please update] Bible demands action on climate change, Evangelicals say in new report In photos: Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Famine is coming to East Africa
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More than 7 million people in Somalia are in dire need of food assistance. And the UN has warned that famine there is “at the door." East Africa has had four straight failed rainy seasons, for the first time in more than half a century. That, combined with rising food prices exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, are endangering an estimated 20 million people in the Horn of Africa region. Plus, how a ruling on HIV PrEP meds could affect access to other preventative care. Guests: Axios' Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath, Emily Peck, and Tina Reed. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Robin Linn, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: "Famine is at the door" in Somalia, UN aid chief warns Federal judge rules that mandated HIV PrEP coverage violates religious freedom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Russia pushes European energy to the brink
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Russia has stopped gas flow to Europe. The Nord Stream pipeline has been a key source of natural gas for decades, providing heat and electricity across the region. And the result of Russia’s actions are already being felt keenly in Europe - even before cold weather sets in. Plus, could zero-down mortgages close the racial homeownership gap? And, the California power grid struggles against more extreme heat. Guests: Axios' Matt Phillips and Megan Rose Dickey; Logan Mohtashami, Lead Data Analyst for HousingWire Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi, Robin Linn, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Bank of America Tests No-Down-Payment Mortgages in Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods R.I.P. Europe's energy system [please update] Heat wave in West breaks records, threatens California grid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
What to know about the new boosters
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How soon after a COVID infection, or after your last booster, can you get the new shot? Axios' Adriel Bettelheim explains what we know about the new boosters tailored to the Omicron sub-variants that are now widely available. Plus, state legislatures see a record number of first-generation immigrants. Israel admits one of its military involved in "friendly fire" death of Palestinian-American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. And, a win for Team Trump in the DOJ probe. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim, and Sophia Cai. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi, Robin Linn, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Judge grants Trump request for special master to review Mar-a-Lago docs Israeli investigation finds Shireen Abu Akleh likely killed by unintentional IDF fire What to know about new COVID boosters State legislatures see record number of first-generation immigrants Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Biden’s MAGA warning
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President Biden spoke in Philadelphia last night, with a warning about former President Trump, his followers, and what he said was their potential to harm American democracy. Plus, the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi continues. And, the stakes for the Artemis mission to the moon. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Mississippi flood prompts National Guard deployment, schools move online NASA prepares to launch SLS Moon rocket for 1st time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
A pivotal moment for labor in America
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Labor Day is just around the corner, and unions haven't been this popular in 50 years. Almost 71% of Americans now say they approve of unions. That's up almost 10% from pre-pandemic levels. And this week, the California Senate passed a bill that could raise wages for fast food workers to as high as $22 per hour. It has the potential to revitalize the way unions work in the US. Plus, players in The Sims are bringing abortion to their virtual world. And, Serena’s last twirl. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck and Stephen Totilo. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: California fast-food bill marks pivotal moment for low-wage workers Popular game mods add abortion to The Sims Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Nuclear power is having a moment
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Climate concerns and the global energy crisis are pressuring countries to seriously consider nuclear power for the first time since the 1970s. California, Germany and Japan are considering walking back closures, and even reopening nuclear plants. Plus, climate change is affecting monsoons and hurricanes. And, why Americans are holiday shopping earlier this year. Guests: Axios' Matt Phillips, Kelly Tyko, and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Robin Linn, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Nuclear power is having a moment in the West [please update] Pakistan dubs floods "climate catastrophe" as deaths surpass 1,000 Holiday shopping season starts early amid inflation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Ukraine goes on the offensive
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Ukraine has launched a counteroffensive in the south of the country, to retake Russian occupied Kherson. The highly anticipated move could change the shape of the war. Meanwhile, UN nuclear watchdogs are headed to assess the Zaporizhzhia power plant in the southeast of Ukraine, as shelling has been stoking fears of nuclear disaster. Plus, clothing brands respond to our growing waistlines. And, why $20 an hr is the new $15 an hr. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Emily Peck, Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Ukraine launches counteroffensive to retake Russian-occupied Kherson UN nuclear watchdog team leaves for Zaporizhzhia power plant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Omicron boosters are right around the corner
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The first updated coronavirus vaccines will be available as soon as the week after Labor Day. These will target the dominant strain of COVID-19 that's circulating in the U.S., in hopes of providing better protection than the vaccines we have now. Plus, the world's top economic experts say volatility is here to stay. And, women’s sports are commanding bigger rights deals than ever. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim, Neil Irwin, and Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Erica Pandey, Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Omicron booster shots are right around the corner The new Jackson Hole consensus: A more volatile world is here to stay Women's sports commanding bigger rights deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Democrats' turnaround
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The primaries this week solidified a stunning turnaround for Democrats in this election cycle, fueled by passion around the abortion rights issue. How much does that change the assumption that Republicans will run away with control of both the House and the Senate? And, Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan splits Washington. Plus, all eyes on fed chair Jerome Powell ahead of Friday's speech from Jackson Hole. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Neil Irwin. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Democrats' stunning turnaround Democrats' student loan backlash Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
The future student loans crisis
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President Biden yesterday announced a sweeping plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for Pell grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for qualifying individual borrowers. But for future students, college costs look as bad as ever. The average price of tuition for a four-year public college is more than $9,000 per year. Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more than $23,000 - and it can be double that for private institutions. Plus, what’s behind the viral trend of “quiet quitting.” And, cable TV is no longer king. Guests: Axios' Dan Primack and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: The next student loans crisis Finish Line: What Gen Z, millennials want you to know ("quiet quitting") Streaming surpasses cable as top way to consume TV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Ex-police officer admits to conspiracy in Breonna Taylor's killing
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A former Kentucky police detective pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Former Louisville Metro police officer Kelly Goodlett admitted in federal court to falsifying the no-knock search warrant that led to Taylor’s death, and to giving a false report afterwards as part of a cover-up attempt. Plus, the outlook for the Russia-Ukraine war at six months. And, student loan debt, by the numbers. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Shawna Chen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Ex-Louisville officer pleads guilty to conspiracy in Breonna Taylor killing The war in Ukraine, six months on Biden's student loan test Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
There's no going back for office workers
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CEOs telling employees to return to the office are facing major pushback. This week, a group of Apple workers started a petition calling for flexible work schedules to continue. That was in response to a memo from CEO Tim Cook mandating that many workers come into the office three days a week starting this fall. Plus, why America's beloved Tex-Mex cuisine has to evolve to survive. And, Dr. Fauci is stepping down as the nation’s COVID doctor. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: There's no going back for office workers Tex-Mex at a crossroads Fauci stepping down in December Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Have we reached peak inflation?
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Inflation in the U.S. may have reached its peak. A big part of that is falling gas prices, which recently dipped back below the $4 per gallon mark. The price of crude oil is also on the decline, closing at just under $90 a barrel on Friday. Plus, a new phase in the search for habitable planets. And, a historic moment at the Iowa State Fair. Guests: Axios' Javier David and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Inflation drops to zero in July due to falling gas prices Axios’ Jason Clayworth is the first guy in the Iowa State Fair’s husband calling contest A new chapter in the search for alien planets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Trump's Reset?
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We got big developments this week from Trump world and ongoing investigations into the former president and his inner circle. And Liz Cheney was the latest Republican to lose to a Trump-backed challenger in a primary. Meanwhile many Trump supporters feel like the former president has had a kind of reset, especially since the search of Mar-a-Lago. Plus, Democrats try to head off disinformation targeting Latinos. And, one family’s reaction to the new FDA hearing aid rule. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Alexi McCammond. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty in tax scheme Democrats target Latino misinformation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
Big Tech braces for disinformation in the midterms
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After the 2020 presidential election, President Trump and his allies waged a disinformation campaign about the election’s legitimacy, focused on polling tech and vote counting. And big tech was not ready. Now, tech companies are trying to get ahead of misinformation that could affect the coming midterms. Plus, Georgia’s election interference probe heats up. And, the rise of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Emma Hurt and Oriana Gonzalez. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Big Tech braces for "Big Lie" in 2022 midterms Rudy Giuliani appears before Georgia special grand jury Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Over-the-counter hearing aids are coming soon
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The FDA announced yesterday that it’s clearing the way for a new category of hearing aids, that people with mild or moderate hearing loss can buy over the counter without an exam, fitting, or prescription. This is huge news for the millions of Americans who currently struggle to access or pay for hearing aids in America, which usually cost thousands of dollars. Plus, the Afghans still left behind, one year after US withdrawal. And, money to fuel Liz Cheney’s next chapter. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed and Stef Kight. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Coming soon: Over-the-counter hearing aids Afghans' long wait Liz Cheney braces for a big loss — and plots a new beginning Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
GOP calls to “defund the FBI”
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Some Republican lawmakers are embracing a new rallying cry to “defund the FBI,” following last week’s search of Mar-a-Lago. It’s a message that stands in stark contrast to the GOP’s position as the party of law enforcement, especially since the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and calls to “defund the police.“ Plus, the Colorado River reaches a drought tipping point. And, Scotland becomes the first country to provide free period products. Guests: Axios' Andrew Solender; Sam Metz, who covers the Western US for the Associated Press Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: "Defund the FBI" complicates GOP's midterm messaging Colorado River at drought tipping point Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
Afghanistan’s economic calamity
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It’s been one year since the fall of Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul and the start of Taliban rule in the country. Shortly after, the U.S. completed its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, and since then, the economy has imploded and worsened the existing humanitarian crisis. Per capita income in the country is now about $375 per year, its lowest in more than a decade, and more than half the population faces acute food insecurity. Plus: school districts get creative to solve teacher shortages. And: the 75th anniversary of the partition of India. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Erica Pandey Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Afghanistan's economic calamity [NEEDS UPDATING] School districts across America will do anything for more teachers America is pushing teachers to the brink Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Trump’s legal peril
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There are dozens of cases and investigations involving former President Donald Trump — and this week we saw developments in several. From his Mar-a-Lago home being searched by the FBI, to his pleading the fifth at a deposition in New York in a civil investigation.  Plus: inflation may be cooling, but prices aren’t. And: Wikipedia as a model for consensus in divided times. Guests: Ilya Marrtiz, NPR contributor and co-host of "Will Be Wild" podcast, and Axios' Neil Irwin. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Garland says he “personally approved” search warrant at Trump’s residence What cooler inflation numbers mean Wikipedia blazes a trail to agreement in a divided world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
Making sense of Polio’s return
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British health authorities said Wednesday that around 1 million children in London are being offered polio boosters, after the virus was detected in the city’s sewage. The first U.S. case in nearly a decade was diagnosed in New York last month. Plus: a powerhouse union has a message for Democrats ahead of the midterms. And: new help for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim and Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas, NV. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: London children offered polio booster vaccine as more virus detected President Biden signs bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits Nevada's 2024 primary bid gets big boost from Latino, AAPI groups Dolly Parton celebrates her Imagination Library program Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
What's in the most important climate bill in U.S. history
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The massive climate, tax and health care bill that Senate democrats passed over the weekend is expected to go to the House for a vote on Friday. If passed as is, the bill will become the largest climate legislation ever passed by Congress, and will invest roughly $370 billion in renewable energy, electric vehicles and other climate programs. Plus: the Senate’s spending bill leaves states on their own to ease the burden of childcare costs. And: the great Serena Williams’ next chapter. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman and Dana Goldstein, national correspondent at the New York Times. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Why the climate bill's Senate passage matters What's inside Democrats' $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill Child care subsidies would send 1.2 million women into the workforce, new paper finds With Child Care Scarce, States Try to Fix ‘a Broken Market’ (New York Times) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
The FBI searches Mar-a-Lago
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Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that the FBI searched his Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago. Two sources familiar with the matter told Axios’s Jonathan Swan that it was their understanding the search was related to documents taken from the White House -- documents that may have been classified. Plus: a series of killings shakes a Muslim community in New Mexico. And: some news about Axios. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev; Gino Gutierrez, reporter for KSFR; and Samia Assed, Albuquerque resident and activist. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Trump says Mar-a-Lago raided by FBI Murders of four Muslim men prompt New Mexico to boost police presence Axios agrees to sell to Cox Enterprises for $525 million Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Senate Democrats' massive victory
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Democrats on Sunday passed a sweeping $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill after 24 straight hours of debate. The Inflation Reduction Act includes lowering the cost of prescription drugs, raising taxes on corporations - and the largest investment in clean energy and emissions cuts the Senate has ever passed. Plus: Why this weekend’s conflict in Gaza was different. And: rents are skyrocketing everywhere. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Barak Ravid and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Senate Democrats pass $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill Gaza ceasefire to take effect Sunday night Remote workers pushed up incomes and home prices in these cities Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
The new Senate landscape for the midterms
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Five states held primaries this week in a big test for Trump’s political power. In Kansas, the abortion rights victory is cementing Democrats abortion focus ahead of the midterms. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Josh Kraushaar. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Kansas referendum boosts Democrats' midterm focus on abortion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Can we still fix our response to monkeypox?
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California is the latest state to declare a state of emergency over the monkeypox outbreak. The CDC says more than 6,600 U.S. cases of monkeypox have been reported since May, and as that number grows so does pressure for more government action. Plus, back to school could mean disease outbreaks beyond COVID. And, credit card balances are soaring. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed, Arielle Dreher, and Courtenay Brown. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Kansas protects abortion rights in the first post-Roe abortion vote
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Kansas voters last night decisively rejected an anti-abortion constitutional amendment. It was the first time voters have cast ballots on the issue since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade – and last night’s vote was closely watched for what it could tell us about broader American sentiment on abortion rights. Plus, how to fireproof a home. And, Taiwan reacts to Pelosi’s visit. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzalez and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and NPR's Lauren Sommer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Kansas voters reject anti-abortion constitutional amendment Fireproofing your home isn't very expensive — but few states require it National Fire Protection Association — Preparing homes for wildfire Pelosi to Taiwan president: "We will not abandon our commitment" to island Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
The U.S. kills one of the masterminds behind 9/11
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President Biden last night announced the U.S. killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a strike in Afghanistan. It's the most significant blow to al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden 11 years ago. Plus: the risks of Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. And: with rents skyrocketing, we want your stories. Guests: Idrees Ali, Reuters' foreign policy correspondent and Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden: "Justice has been delivered" with death of al-Qaeda leader Why Pelosi's Taiwan visit matters to China The mystery of NYC’s high rents, solved (sort of) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Kentucky's Deadly Flooding
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The death toll from severe flooding in Kentucky has risen to at least 26. That includes four young siblings who were swept away from their parents in the floodwaters. Hundreds had to be evacuated by boat or helicopter and thousands are still without electricity. More rain is expected today and tomorrow. And many of the communities affected by these floods still haven’t fully recovered from last year’s floods and tornadoes in Kentucky. Plus, Democrats could finally deliver on a drug pricing promise. Guests: Axios' Andrew Friedman and Adriel Bettelheim. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Death toll rises to 16 from "most-devastating" flooding in eastern Kentucky Biden poised to deliver on decades-long Democratic promise [NEEDS TO BE UPDATED] First Street Foundation — For checking the climate risk factors of homes and properties Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Biden vs. the bad vibes economy
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The latest GDP numbers out yesterday showed a slowdown in the US economy for the second quarter in a row, pushing a lot of pundits and some news outlets to declare that the US is in a recession. But Fed chair Jerome Powell, President Biden and many economists say that’s not the case. Plus: Kids in California can wake up a bit later for school this year…and other states are following suit. And: a new trend – edible utensils. Really. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin, Hans Nichols and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Emily Peck, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Recession semantics aside, the new GDP numbers are bad Biden's recession juggling act California's crack-of-dawn school ban could set a national trend The next eco-friendly trend: Edible cups, spoons and straws Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
Inside Russia's "filtration" process for Ukrainians
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Russian authorities have been forcing a system of interrogation, detention, and deportation on Ukrainian citizens who live in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. More than five months into Russia’s war on Ukraine, it’s estimated that one million people or more have gone through this so-called “filtration” process. Plus: home sales are cooling at last. And: the U.S. offers a prisoner swap to bring Brittney Griner home. Guests: Ukrainian Taras Ulyanchenko and Oleksandra Drik, head of the Center for Civil Liberties. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Emily Peck, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine 1BT: The housing slowdown is here Blinken to speak to Russia's Lavrov for first time since Ukraine invasion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Florida felons face prison time for voting
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In 2018, Florida passed a historic ballot initiative to allow most felons in the state to vote. Now, 10 men with felony convictions are facing voter fraud charges, for voting before paying fines they did not know existed. Plus: what’s riding on the semiconductor bill. And: the Biden administration tries to address the threat of extreme heat. Guests: Axios' Margaret Harding McGill, and Bianca Fortis, reporting fellow at ProPublica Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Chip funding bill clears key Senate hurdle A Government Official Helped Them Register. Now They’ve Been Charged With Voter Fraud (ProPublica) Heat.gov Greenland ice melt kicks into high gear Wildfire near Yosemite is now California's biggest this season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
The TikTokification of Facebook
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Last week, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, announced major changes to its app. Instead of the Facebook feed we’re all used to -- with posts from friends and family -- the app will look a lot more like TikTok. As Axios’ Scott Rosenberg writes, this marks the end of almost two decades of social networking as we knew it. Plus: Pope Francis makes a historic apology to the Indigenous people of Canada. And: civilian defense training in Taiwan, as tensions with China grow. Guests: Axios' Scott Rosenberg and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Sunset of the social network View from Taiwan: China's threats shouldn't dissuade Pelosi from visiting Pope Francis asks Indigenous victims for forgiveness during Canada trip Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency
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There are now more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox outside Africa, where the spread began, including nearly 3,000 cases in the US. Plus: Trump’s revenge mindset. And: a milestone for Indigenous people in India. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Monkeypox declared a global emergency by WHO CDC confirms first U.S. cases of monkeypox in children Trump's revenge Jan. 6th committee drives home its case against Trump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Jan. 6th committee drives home its case against Trump
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In its last summer hearing, the House Select Committee made the case last night that President Trump’s actions on January 6th and the days following were indefensible. Almost three hours of testimony, texts and video argued that the former president chose not to act to protect the Capitol, despite the pleas of almost all those around him. Plus, Jonathan Swan’s exclusive new look into Trump’s planning for a second term Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Cheney: "Trump made a purposeful choice to violate his oath of office" A radical plan for Trump’s second term Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
A Georgia DA gets closer to Trump
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There’s been movement this week in a Georgia investigation into whether former President Trump interfered in the 2020 election. 16 Republicans who apparently participated in a fake elector scheme have been named as targets by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Plus, advice for staying cool. And, new bipartisan legislation that aims to protect future elections. Guests: Axios' Emma Hurt and Nicole Cobler; Axios Today listeners. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Rudy Giuliani ordered to testify before Atlanta Trump investigation panel Georgia election criminal probe names 16 GOP electors as "targets" How to stay cool in a summer blackout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
The GOP’s losing battle for grassroots donors
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With the midterms less than four months away, Republicans are lagging behind Democrats in grassroots fundraising: In the 10 most competitive Senate races, Democrats are out raising Republicans by more than $100 million with small dollar donors. Plus, police monitoring private surveillance video. And, the House votes to protect same-sex marriage. Guests: Axios' Lachlan Markay and Ina Fried Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: GOP's grassroots money problem [draft--needs updating] House passes bill to codify marriage equality with large bipartisan support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Inflation is bad…a recession is worse
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We’re struggling at once with high inflation in the U.S. -- and the possibility of a recession. And some economists are arguing that the steps being taken to ease inflation could actually cause a recession. And would that be even worse? Plus: how the end of Roe v. Wade may overwhelm foster care systems. And: a warning that we face “collective suicide” by climate change. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: A recession would be worse than this End of Roe v. Wade may overwhelm foster care systems Europe heat wave turns deadly as France and U.K. brace for hottest days on record Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Historic heat in Europe
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France and the U.K. are facing record-high temperatures this week, in what’s shaping up to be one of the worst heat waves on record in western Europe. And a wildfire crisis has caused thousands to evacuate parts of Spain, Portugal and France. Plus: watching a political realignment in real time. And: how swing state voters feel about Trump’s role in the January 6th riot. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman and Josh Kraushaar. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Historic heat wave, wildfires hit Europe as temperatures climb in U.S. The great realignment Focus groups: Wisconsin swing voters say Trump guilty for Jan. 6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
High stakes for Biden’s Mideast trip
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President Biden escaped his low approval ratings here in the U.S., this week, with a warm welcome in Israel – kicking off a trip to the Mideast to meet with nearly a dozen leaders. It’s Biden’s first trip to the region since taking office, after campaigning on promises like holding Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and reviving the Iran nuclear deal. Plus: the rollout of a new national suicide hotline number. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid and Adriel Bettelheim Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Scoop: Israel OKs Red Sea islands deal, paving way for Saudi normalization steps Biden: U.S. is "not going to wait forever" for Iran on nuclear deal New 988 suicide hotline goes live July 16 If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
Wages can’t keep up with inflation
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New June inflation numbers released Wednesday show the Consumer Price Index rose 9.1% since last year - the fastest annual pace since November 1981. To make matters worse, wages are not keeping up. Plus: the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is running out of money. And: the millennial friendship crisis. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin, Stef Kight and Erica Pandey Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: America's inflation problem gets worse Scoop: ICE is short $345 million, poised to spend more than ever Axios Finish Line: Making friends Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Containing monkeypox with lessons from the COVID response
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Cases of monkeypox, the disease caused by a virus similar to smallpox, are rising in the U.S. There are now more than 750 documented cases according to the CDC, although the actual number is likely much higher. It’s not a pandemic, but what lessons have we learned from covid that can help us contain monkeypox? Plus: the January 6th committee looks at Trump’s power to incite violence. And: snapshots of space 13 billion years ago. Guests: Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, professor of Epidemiology and the director of the Pandemic Center at the Brown University School of Public Health; Axios' Andrew Solender and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: COVID missteps hang over monkeypox response Jan. 6 committee: Trump galvanized extremist groups to flood Capitol First James Webb Space Telescope photos show the universe in a new light Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2022
The race to save Yosemite's giant sequoia trees
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A wildfire in Yosemite National Park has expanded almost 10 times to 2,000 acres since it started on Friday. The rapidly growing Washburn Fire in California is threatening some of the world’s oldest sequoia trees…and around 1,600 people have been evacuated from the area. Plus: the Biden administration tries to protect abortion providers. And: some Venezuelan migrants are granted extra time in the U.S. Guests: Dr. Maureen Kennedy, associate professor of wildfire ecology at the University of Washington Tacoma and Axios' Oriana Gonzalez. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Life-saving abortions OK despite state bans, Biden administration says Yosemite crews rush to protect sequoias as fire swells to over 2,000 acres Biden extends Temporary Protected Status for eligible Venezuelans to March 2024 (Miami Herald) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
The double-edged sword of a strong U.S. dollar
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The U.S. dollar has surged to its highest levels in at least two years against other major currencies. But when you factor in our current inflation situation – is this good news for Americans? Plus: our immunity against this summer’s strain of COVID-19. And: President Biden heads to the Middle East. Guests: Axios' Javier David and Tina Reed. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: The dollar’s "remarkable" double-edged sword The summer of subvariants At least 14 killed in mass shooting in South Africa Scoop: Biden to announce $100 million for Palestinian hospitals on Middle East trip Protesters storm Sri Lanka’s presidential palace, set prime minister’s home ablaze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
The U.K.'s big test
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned Thursday morning, after dozens of his cabinet members quit. It’s an unusually turbulent political crisis for the UK that follows allegations of sexual misconduct within Johnson’s own party and a series of mishaps that have left many within his own party without confidence in his leadership. Axios' Dave Lawler says this moment represents a test for UK institutions. Plus: voters are looking for unity as American divides deepen. And: a historic day at Wimbledon. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Margaret Talev. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Boris Johnson announces resignation: "When the herd moves, it moves" A supper club with democracy on the menu Poll: Most voters don't want Biden or Trump on the 2024 ballot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Are we headed for a recession?
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That’s a question on a lot of people’s minds right now. But, what does a recession look like when we have a strong labor market? Plus: a crucial week for detained WNBA star Brittney Griner. And: hope for the holy grail of coronavirus vaccines. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin, and Errin Haines, editor-at-large for The 19th. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Americans no longer judge the economy by the unemployment rate, new paper finds Biden tells Cherelle Griner he's working to secure Brittney Griner's release FDA allows pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid COVID treatment Pfizer to begin testing universal coronavirus vaccines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
The Supreme Court’s battle with the executive branch
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The Supreme Court wrapped up its term last month with a blockbuster case - the reversal of Roe v Wade. That decision overshadowed several others this term that point to conservative justices' next target - the executive branch. Plus: how a mass shooting occurred in Illinois and Highland Park, despite the city and state having some of the strictest gun law in the country. And: gas prices are declining. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker and Justin Kaufmann Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: The Supreme Court's next target is the executive branch Highland Park shooting sends shockwaves Falling gasoline futures could spell relief at pump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2022
A holiday weekend marred by gun violence
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Yesterday in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during a 4th of July parade. At least six people were killed. Body camera footage was also released this weekend in the police shooting of a 25-year-old unarmed black man Jaylen Walker in Akron, Ohio. Guests: Jennifer Mascia, news writer and a founding staffer at The Trace, a nonpartisan nonprofit newsroom that reports exclusively on gun violence Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: 8 Akron, Ohio, police officers placed on leave following killing of Black motorist Highland Park shooting: 6 dead and 2 dozen others likely shot at parade by gunman, who remains at large The Trace Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
The Supreme Court closes out a controversial term
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The Supreme Court issued its last two decisions of the term yesterday – including one that curbs the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate climate emissions. It was a blow to the Biden administration's efforts to combat global warming. Plus: the Supreme Court gives President Biden a win on immigration. And: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in, becoming the first Black woman on the nation's highest court. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Supreme Court reins in Biden's power on climate change Supreme Court rulings muddy regulatory waters SCOTUS allows Biden to end "Remain in Mexico" policy Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
The air travel mess hits July 4th
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If you’ve traveled by plane this summer, you already know just how bad air travel is right now. If you haven’t, you’ve probably heard stories of canceled flights, long delays and sky-high ticket prices. As Americans get ready for the Fourth of July, at least one airline is already sending out warnings of what is shaping up to be a chaotic and difficult travel weekend. Plus: how the end of Roe v. Wade could affect IVF. And: the changing face of NATO. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller and Adriel Bettelheim. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: The airlines already know Fourth of July will be a mess Overturning Roe creates a tempest for reproductive health Biden announces new U.S. military deployments in Europe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
The most damning Jan. 6 testimony so far
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Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to former president Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified Tuesday to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Plus: how the Roe decision could affect your online privacy. And: the human toll of surging migration at the Southern U.S. border. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Tech companies may surrender abortion-related data Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 bombshells 50 migrants found dead inside tractor-trailer in San Antonio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
The cost of economic war with Russia
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Russia escalated its war effort by firing more than 65 missiles over Ukraine this past weekend. Then yesterday, a Russian missile hit a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central Poltava region, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens. Now, leaders at the G-7 summit in Germany are figuring out where this goes next. How do they strike a balance between cutting off the financing for Russia's attacks and protecting consumers from the impact of that economic war against Russia? Plus: Abortion rights supporters wage legal battles state by state. And: we want to hear how the aftermath of the Roe v Wade decision is playing out in your hometown. Guests: Axios' Matt Phillips and Oriana Gonzalez. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: G7 leaders to ban imports of Russian gold Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Abortion rights activists plot next legal steps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
The fight over abortion pills in a post-Roe America
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Following the Supreme Court ruling, searches for “abortion pill” have surged, according to Google Trends data. Medication abortion bans are harder to enforce than for surgical abortions, and are set to be at heart of legal battles in states across the U.S. Plus: lessons from one historic heat wave…as the U.S. faces more extreme heat. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed and Eric Klinenberg, author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Abortion pills become central issue after SCOTUS ruling Abortions are now illegal in 7 states but more bans are coming On first day of summer, heat wave intensifies and heads for the South Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade
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This morning, the Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The 6-3 decision effectively ends all federal protections on abortion. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzales. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade Democrats condemn Supreme Court's abortion ruling Where abortion will be illegal with Roe v. Wade overturned How states enforce anti-abortion laws Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
A Supreme Court ruling expands gun rights
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The Supreme Court yesterday struck down a more than a century-old New York state gun law. The court said that the law, which limits who can carry guns outside the home, conflicts with the second amendment – and the ruling stands to significantly change the legal landscape of gun rights in the U.S. Plus: devastation following an earthquake in Afghanistan. And: a call for solidarity from Asian Americans. Also: why so many January 6th witnesses mention their faith Guests: Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and Jose Antonio Vargas, co-founder of Define American. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Supreme Court strikes down New York's concealed carry gun law Deadly Afghanistan quake hits nation already reeling from economic, hunger crises Ex-Trump aides say six House Republicans sought pardons after Jan. 6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
What a gas tax holiday would mean for Americans
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With gas prices hovering around $5 a gallon, President Biden called on Congress Wednesday to suspend the federal gas tax for 90 days. He also asked states to suspend their gas taxes, and pushed back against his Republican critics who blame him for the price surge. Plus: a new solution to the housing crisis for Indigenous Americans. And: Juul e-cigarettes could soon be banned in the U.S. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden calls on Congress to suspend federal gas tax A Lakota-inspired housing solution Biden administration wants to take the buzz out of cigarettes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Pressure to the breaking point for election officials
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The fourth public hearing this month by the January 6th committee focused on how former President Trump and key allies put pressure on election officials, to promote the lie that there was widespread election fraud in 2020. Many of the witnesses testified on the personal toll that Trump’s lies were taking on them and their families. Plus: new details of the failed response in Uvalde. And: how companies can think differently to get and keep workers today. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene and Jim VandeHei. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Jan 6. panel witnesses recount post-election threats of violence Texas claims "abject failure" by Uvalde cops The rise of aspirational capitalism America's workers are up for grabs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
A new wave of LGBTQ candidates
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A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for all levels of office this year, with a 20% increase in LGBTQ candidates for Congress compared to 2020. Plus: a big weekend of international elections. And: DACA, 10 years after it began. Guests: Axios' Sophia Cai; and journalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for Congress Texas GOP goes full MAGA at 2022 convention Israel coalition agrees to dissolve parliament and hold early elections Colombia elects Gustavo Petro as country's first leftist president Macron loses absolute parliamentary majority, early results show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
The high cost of evictions
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Philadelphia is taking a novel approach to lowering its high rate of evictions, especially among Black renters. It’s a pandemic-era program that requires landlords and tenants on the verge of an eviction filing to sit down and come to an agreement before ever entering a courtroom. So far, most landlords and tenants in the city have been happy with the results. Guests: Axios Philadelphia reporter Taylor Allen and Carl Gershenson, project director at The Eviction Lab. Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Alex Suguira is our sound engineer. Special thanks to editor-in-chief Sara Kehaulani Goo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2022
The "Clear and Present Danger" of Donald Trump
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The third day of eight planned public hearings from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack took place yesterday. The idea that former President Donald Trump is still a danger to American democracy was one of the main themes. Plus, a forgotten history lesson from Watergate Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Russell Contreras Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Pence "never budged" on view that he could not overturn election, aide testifies The Latino burglars of Watergate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
The Fed gets aggressive on inflation
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Interest rates are going up. In the most aggressive rate hike since 1994, the Federal Reserve yesterday agreed to raise interest rates three quarters of a percentage point. And Fed officials gave some indication of what they’re expecting for our economy for the rest of the year. Plus, the Biden administration’s order to protect LGBTQ rights And, an FDA panel endorses vaccines for our youngest children Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin and Orion Rummler, reporter at the 19th. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Fed steps up campaign against inflation with 0.75 point rate hike Biden signs "historic" executive order to protect LGBTQ people Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Why we don't know how bad crime in the U.S. really is
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Nearly 40% of law enforcement agencies across the country failed to report their 2021 crime data to the FBI. That includes cities like New York and LA. And another 20% reported incomplete data, including the city of Chicago. That's all according to information provided to Axios local from a partnership with the Marshall Project. Plus, President Biden's balancing act on Saudi Arabia And, the value of encouraging our kids to debate Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Monica Eng and Jessica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Sweeping reporting failures may compromise the FBI’s 2021 crime data White House announces Biden will visit Saudi Arabia, expects to meet crown prince Life lessons from high school debate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Food costs are changing how we shop and eat
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The cost of food in grocery stores is up 11.9% from last year, according to the latest release of inflation numbers. That’s the largest increase since April 1979, and because of those skyrocketing food prices Americans are buying more store brands, and cutting down on costly meat and produce. Plus, rising tensions outside and inside the Supreme Court And, damning testimony from Trump’s inner circle. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck, Sam Baker and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Rising food prices are changing the way we eat and shop After the leak, the Supreme Court seethes with resentment and fear behind the scenes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Senators reach a bipartisan gun safety deal
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A bipartisan group of senators yesterday announced they've agreed on new legislation to address gun violence. The deal falls short of what many Democrats in Congress had been hoping for, but still represents the most meaningful bipartisan movement on guns in almost 30 years. Plus, the country’s largest Protestant group reckons with sexual abuse. And, as gas prices hit five dollars a gallon, how to find a little relief. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene and Christianity Today's Kate Shellnut. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper (1 min. read) What's next for the Senate's bipartisan gun deal Senators reach gun safety deal Five top ways to save on high gas prices Southern Baptists Prep for Annual Meeting With Heavy Hearts, Cautious Hope Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Report + Hotline for Survivors National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
A "brazen" conspiracy: the Jan. 6 case against Trump
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Last night was the first prime time public hearing held by the Congressional committee investigating the Jan 6. insurrection. The committee laid out its case to show a conspiracy by former President Trump that led to the violence. Plus, an update on the solar industry in America. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: "It was carnage": Capitol Police Officer testifies at Jan. 6 hearing Jan 6 committee airs closed door video of Bill Barr deposition Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for clean energy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Gut-wrenching gun violence testimony in Washington
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Yesterday, the House of Representatives held hearings on gun violence which included some wrenching testimony from those involved in recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo. How those voices could affect the gun debate. Plus, teachers are being pushed to the brink. Guests: Abby Livingston, D.C. bureau chief for the Texas Tribune, and Axios' Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Garland announces team to review police response to Uvalde shooting Uvalde shooting survivor testifies: "I don't want it to happen again" America is pushing teachers to the brink Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Crime drives primary voters in California
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Yesterday was primary day in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. Two of the night’s most-watched results came out of California, where homelessness and crime have been top of mind for voters. Plus, why scientists are calling summer the “danger season” And, a temporary memorial for the 45,000 people lost to gun violence each year Guests: Dan Walters, columnist at CalMatters, and Axios' Andrew Freedman Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
The January 6th committee goes prime time
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After 10 months of investigation into the capitol insurrection, the January 6th committee is having its first prime time public hearing on Thursday night. Plus, more police are banned from marching in this month’s pride parades. Guests: Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the podcast Will Be Wild; Axios' Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Scoop: Jan. 6 committee's private divide More Pride events banning police from parades Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
The new American labor market
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Almost all the jobs that were lost at the beginning of the pandemic are back. The question now is what kind of work are we talking about? Two years into the pandemic, we’re seeing more warehouse jobs and health store employees - but fewer waiters and public school teachers. Plus, a growing divide among the gun lobby. And - a reminder to pack your patience this summer for travel. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown and Lachlan Markay. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: America's new labor market The gun lobby's growing divide Memorial Day airline hell was a painful preview of summer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Mass shooters are getting younger
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In the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, the assailants were both just 18 years old, highlighting a disturbing trend: shooters are getting younger. Plus, the war in Ukraine at one hundred days. And, blue cities in red states are saying they won’t enforce abortion bans. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzales and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Mass shooters are getting younger Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Blue cities in red states say they won't help enforce abortion bans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Omicron is outrunning vaccines
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Summer is unofficially here, with people across the country going out, traveling, and dropping masks more than in months past. But case numbers over Memorial Day weekend were almost 6 times higher than at this time last year, and COVID vaccines aren't keeping up with the new variants that just keep coming. Plus, the golden age of remote work is ending. And, why it’s more important than ever to get enough Vitamin D. Guests: Dr. Celine Gounder, editor-at-large for public health at Kaiser Health News and Axios' Hope King. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Omicron is outrunning the vaccines designed to fight it Musk's WFH warning amplifies threat level for workers Soak up the sun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
U.S. cities are combating extreme heat
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A sweltering heat wave has made its way across the country over the past week, in a reminder of the drastic effects of climate change that just keep getting worse. Now cities are looking for new ways to keep people cool. Plus, how the war in Ukraine is causing global hunger. And, Canada proposes new gun legislation, in the wake of American mass shootings. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Food protectionism is on the rise For cities, staying cool is the hot new thing Canada poised to pass sweeping gun restrictions in wake of Uvalde and Buffalo Monarch butterflies see resurgence in Mexico Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
Testing Senator Joe Manchin’s power
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As with virtually everything in the Senate these days, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia holds a lot of power. As he engages in talks on climate and deficit reduction with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, could he also play a role in gun reform? Plus, what new details on George Floyd’s life reveal about the U.S. past and present. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols; Robert Samuels, National Enterprise Reporter at The Washington Post Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden believes "rational Republicans" could move on gun control Scoop: Manchin serious about Schumer talks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Why federal action on guns may be in reach
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Could Uvalde be the mass shooting that spurs U.S. lawmakers to action that would prevent massacres like Tuesdays? It's a question many are asking this week, and Axios congressional reporter Alayna Treen says there are a few reasons to think this time might be different. Plus, Blinken’s China warning. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Why this time could be different Blinken: China poses "most serious, long-term challenge" to world order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
Parents react to the Texas shooting
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We now have names and photos of most of the victims murdered on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The majority of those killed were around 10 years old. Parents around the country are dealing with the horrific news, and it’s spurring some to action. Plus, can tech companies do better at helping to prevent mass shootings? Guests: Axios' Sophia Cai and Ashley Gold; Axios Today listeners Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Dear parents … it’s OK to not be OK Remembering the victims of the Texas school shooting Texas shooter sent messages detailing plans prior to attack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
A nation in mourning again
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19 children and at least 2 adults are dead after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Almost 10 years after Sandy Hook, and just 11 days after the mass shooting in Buffalo New York, the nation is forced into mourning and outrage again. Guests: Axios' Astrid Galván and Margaret Talev. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: 19 students, at least 2 adults dead in Texas elementary school shooting "It’s just sick": Biden calls for more action after Texas school shooting "What are we doing?": Murphy slams colleagues on Senate floor after Texas shooting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Volodymyr Zelensky talks with Axios
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Axios’ Jonathan Swan interviewed President Zelensky via Zoom, in an Axios exclusive. Plus, the U.S. is negotiating a deal among Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Zelensky zooms out Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
How the war in Ukraine is breaking families
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Ukrainian Corporal Andrii Shadrin and news producer Kateryna Malofieieva are at the heart of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Both are based in the Donbas, a region that’s been partially controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014. The battle for the Donbas is critical to the outcome of this war. And in the meantime, Andrii and Kateryna’s families are being torn apart. Plus, what waning homebuilder confidence tells us about the housing market. And, a wild weekend of weather with deadly consequences. Guests: Ukrainian Cpl. Andrii Shadrin; news producer Kateryna Malofieieva; Axios' Dave Lawler and Matt Phillips. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: On the front lines in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier's story Homebuilders starting to feel higher mortgage rates Studies show climate change is increasingly driving extreme weather risks Extreme weather plagues U.S., from Colorado snowstorm to East Coast heat What we know about the new monkeypox outbreak Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Reckoning with the forced assimilation of Native American children
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The Department of the Interior released a report showing that between 1819 and 1969, hundreds of Native American children died while in the federal Indian boarding school system. The probe takes a deep look at the systemic way in which the US government forced indigenous families to assimilate, often through widespread abuse. Plus, even as COVID cases rise, many Americans say the pandemic is over. And, billions in new aid for Ukraine. Guests: Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, Bryan Newland. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Hundreds of children died in Native American boarding schools, report finds Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 3 say the pandemic's over Senate passes $40 billion aid package for Ukraine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
The southwestern border prepares for an influx
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Title 42 is set to come to an end in four days. That's the pandemic-era CDC policy that allowed officials at the border to turn migrants and asylum seekers away because of public health concerns. But last month, a federal judge stopped the Biden administration from winding down this border policy and its fate is uncertain. For now, lawmakers, asylum lawyers, and non-profits along the border continue to prepare for the expected surge that would accompany the end of this policy, whether it happens next week or months from now. Plus, a Russian soldier pleads guilty to killing an unarmed civilian in Ukraine. And, new research on COVID safety and outdoor events. Guests: Michelle Hackman, immigration reporter for The Wall Street Journal; and Axios' Asher Price. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Judge grants temporary restraining order to keep Title 42 in place The future of large events and COVID Russian soldier pleads guilty to killing unarmed civilian DHS preparing for violence following abortion ruling Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
What yesterday's primaries tell us about November
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Plus, the push for answers about the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh And, the case for letting our lawns grow wild Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Barak Ravid Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Rep. Madison Cawthorn loses N.C. GOP House primary Kathy Barnette's Senate campaign fizzles out Doug Mastriano wins Pennsylvania GOP primary for governor U.S. "deeply troubled" by Israeli police's actions at Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral No Mow May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
How to end the live streaming of mass murder
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The deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York this weekend was live streaming on Twitch for two minutes before it was taken down. But the video of the shooting was easy to re-upload on multiple platforms, and has now been watched millions of times. The gunman said that the ability to live stream was part of his motivation to commit the crime. Should tech companies step up? Plus, answers to your lingering questions about Roe v. Wade and its future. And, a fix on the horizon for the infant formula shortage. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried; Shefali Luthra, health reporter for The 19th Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Live streaming motivated the Buffalo shooter Watch: A conversation on the cyber threat landscape Roe is reshaping America’s political landscape Abbott reaches deal with FDA to reopen baby formula plant linked to shortage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
The racist conspiracy theory cited by the Buffalo shooter
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A retired police officer, grocery store employees, and customers were among the ten people killed in a mass shooting Saturday in Buffalo, New York. It is the deadliest American mass shooting so far this year. The suspect, an 18-year-old white man, allegedly published a 180-page document that laid out specific plans to attack Black people and repeatedly cited the so-called “great replacement” theory. Plus, Finland and Sweden look to join NATO. And, a moment of joy for Ukraine courtesy of pop music. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras and Hans Nichols. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: What we know about the Buffalo mass shooter A racist conspiracy theory goes mainstream Axios Dallas Sweden's ruling party announces support for NATO application Russia neighbor Finland confirms it will apply for NATO membership Kalush Orchestra Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
The GOP-MAGA split
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Former president Donald Trump isn’t on any ballot in 2022 but he’s already been a central figure, with his endorsements shifting major races. Meanwhile, GOP leadership is panicking over a possible win for a so-called “ultra-MAGA” senate primary candidate in Pennsylvania — who could endanger efforts for Republicans to take back the Senate in November. Plus, what science says could be the best exercise for your body. And, the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Erica Pandey Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: GOP panics over ‘ultra-MAGA’ Pennsylvania Senate wild card How squats power your life How To Do Body Weight Squats Astronomers capture first image of black hole at center of Milky Way Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
The desperate nationwide hunt for baby formula
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Parents are scrambling to find baby formula amid a shortage that’s growing into a full-blown crisis. Retailers across the country are reporting about 40% of their baby formula is out of stock, due to supply chain issues and a recent recall of certain products. Plus, primary voters in Arkansas face controversial new laws And, a new report says hundreds of children died at Native American boarding schools Guests: Axios' Nathan Bomey and Worth Sparkman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: FDA under fire as baby formula shortage grows Axios guide for NW Arkansas voters in 2022 primary elections Hundreds of children died in Native American boarding schools, report finds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Why millions of Americans could soon lose healthcare coverage
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As many as 14 million Americans on Medicaid could lose their coverage when the pandemic public health emergency expires. The declaration – and the temporary reforms it allowed for – are set to end on July 15th, if the Biden administration doesn’t extend them. This could result in a historic jump in the U.S. uninsured rate. Plus, improving location accuracy on wireless 911 calls. And, a new record for gas prices. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Millions could lose coverage when COVID public health emergency ends Exclusive: AT&T launches new 911 location service Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
The stock market’s wild ride
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The stock market has been going through a lot in the past two weeks: wild swings just in the past seven days, including yesterday with a Wall Street free fall. What does all this uncertainty tell us about the broader economy? Plus, history endangered by wildfires in the Southwest. And, if you would like to send Victor Butler a birthday card, you can mail it to: Victor W. Butler, C/O Gary Butler; P.O. box. 3523 Cranston, RI 02910 Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Markets in free fall as investors sell everything Southwest faces "extremely critical" wildfire threat as record heat hits Plains Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Treating a disease we can't define
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As we learn more about treatment for long COVID, clinics have been opening up around the country specifically for these patients. But demand is outpacing supply for this kind of care. Plus, the next – and mysterious – phase of the pandemic. And, Western allies make more moves to support Ukraine. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed, Chelsea Cirruzzo, and Zach Basu. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Axios AM Deep Dive: Long COVID crisis Long COVID: Where to go for information and help Biden admin accelerates plans to reopen Kyiv embassy Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
How do Americans really feel about abortion?
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That’s a question we’ve wanted to answer since the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade. We look into the data on U.S. opinions about abortion rights. Plus, COVID has changed how we design our homes Guests: Gallup's Director of U.S. Social Research Lydia Saad, Axios' Margaret Talev and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: How the pandemic is changing home design Gallup's polling data on abortion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Abortion providers prepare for a post-Roe v. Wade world
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Abortion clinics, especially in red states, are bracing for the impact of a likely Roe v. Wade reversal. Many clinics fear their abortion providers will leave to protect themselves. Plus, interest rates are going up. And, a new law that could help close the gender pay gap. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzalez and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Dashboard: The latest on Roe v. Wade and abortion NYC pushes back pay transparency law to the fall Stocks breathe a sigh of relief after Fed hike Judge accepts Derek Chauvin's plea deal, will sentence him to 20-25 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Ohio delivers a new face for Trump's political brand
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In the closely-watched Ohio senate primary, J.D. Vance has emerged from a crowded Republican field as the GOP candidate, a win that could be evidence of former president Trump’s power headed into the fall. Plus, activists and lawmakers ready their plans on abortion. And, distrust of Asian Americans on the rise in the U.S. Guests: Axios' Lachlan Markey and Eric Toda, member of the board of the Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change (LAAUNCH) and The Asian American Foundation's (TAAF) advisory council. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Trump-backed J.D. Vance wins Ohio GOP Senate primary What Went Down During Ohio’s And Indiana’s Primary Elections (FiveThirtyEight) Dems look to abortion fallout to salvage midterms Poll: Distrust of Asian Americans is rising Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
A bombshell from the Supreme Court on abortion
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Late last night, some stunning news out of the Supreme Court: a draft majority opinion obtained and published by Politico shows the Justices voted to strike down Roe v Wade. Plus, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan takes on Donald Trump. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Margaret Talev and Alayna Treene Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Leaked document shows Supreme Court prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade Abortion rights protesters rally outside Supreme Court Gov. Larry Hogan: GOP won't win 2024 with Trump or "cheap impersonation" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
How remote work can stifle creativity
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New research says video meetings generate fewer creative ideas. Is it time to save Zoom only for certain kinds of work gatherings? Plus, the push to make Asian American history a requirement in public schools. And, food prices spike around the globe. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: The 1898 moment: A turning point in Asian American History The cost of Zoom Virtual communication curbs creative idea generation (Nature) Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Could the January 6 investigation prevent another insurrection?
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A host of new details have recently come to light on January 6th and its aftermath, particularly around the actions of former President Trump’s allies. Plus, a vaccine on the horizon for very young kids. And, the power of modeling generosity at work. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan and Jim VandeHei. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Jan. 6 panel to seek testimony from GOP lawmakers Moderna seeks emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine in young children FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
GOP candidates go scorched-earth
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More Republicans are channeling former President Trump’s aggressive tactics to get ahead in the polls. Some previously moderate candidates facing competitive primaries are now releasing angry ads based on taglines like “fighting the woke mob,” and “standing up to the radical left.” Plus, Minneapolis Police accused of violating civil rights. And, restricting water use to combat drought in Southern California. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene and Torey Van Oot. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: GOP channels Trump anger in primary battles Probe into racist policing in Minneapolis sparks new push for change Southern California restricts outdoor watering in emergency declaration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Finding COVID treatment if you get sick
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Antiviral treatments like Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill have been shown to reduce hospitalization and death from COVID by as much as 90%. But so far, these treatments have been hard to find. Yesterday the White House announced a series of steps it was taking to fix that problem. Plus, why more people of color are buying guns in the U.S. And, Harvard examines its ties to slavery. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim and Shawna Chen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Scoop: Many COVID treatment pills going unused COVID-19 Test to Treat Locator Why more people of color are buying guns Harvard commits $100 million to redress ties to slavery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Winners and losers of Elon’s Twitter takeover
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Elon Musk is buying Twitter for 44 billion dollars. The deal was announced Monday afternoon, 11 days after Musk’s initial bid. It puts one of the world’s richest people atop the influential social media platform, and raises lots of new questions about Twitter’s future for users. Plus, the U.S. says Russia is failing in Ukraine. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Twitter agrees to be bought by Elon Musk Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine For the first time in 4 years, a litter of red wolf pups was born in the wild Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
France votes to avert a hard-right turn
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French president Emmanuel Macron won re-election yesterday, defeating far right candidate Marine Le Pen. Macron also beat Le Pen back in 2017, but in this race her nationalist message gained more momentum, as France grapples with anger over cost-of-living increases, French involvement in Ukraine’s war, and more. Plus, workers at big chains still earning less than $15 an hour. Guests: Megan Clement, freelance journalist based in Paris; Olivier Knox, foreign affairs reporter for the Washington Post; and Axios' Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Macron defeats Le Pen to win re-election in France Majority of hourly workers at big chains earn less than $15 an hour Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Signs of reform for America’s student debt
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At least 40,000 people could soon see their student debt wiped away. That’s because of a change announced this week by the Department of Education. And this move comes as the Biden administration faces louder calls to make bigger moves to cancel student debt entirely - which currently stands at 1.55 trillion dollars. Plus, natural play-scapes are the new jungle gyms. And, trouble for workers who turn their Zoom cameras off. Guests: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, national higher education reporter for the Washington Post and Axios' Linh Ta. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Biden admin moves to fix "longstanding failures" in student loan programs Urbandale wants kids to get muddy and creative at new "natural" park Trouble for workers who turn cameras off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
The second phase of war in Ukraine
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President Zelensky announced this week that Russian troops have begun the battle for the Donbas region of Ukraine. As we enter week nine of Russia's invasion, this long-awaited offensive could be a decisive second phase of the war. Plus, how to talk to your kids about climate change. And, a new, shorter number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and UK-based science and education consultant Claire Seeley. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Russia begins large-scale offensive in eastern Ukraine Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine New suicide hotline number is unknown to most Americans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Mask mandates disappear as COVID cases rise
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If you’re traveling in the US - whether it’s by plane, bus, or train, you’re no longer required to wear a mask. The change comes after a federal judge earlier this week struck down the Biden administration’s public transit mask mandate. Almost immediately, airlines and other transportation companies like Amtrak and Uber lifted their mask requirements as well. These announcements come as COVID cases are starting to tick back up - 43% in the last two weeks. Plus, the link between how much energy we consume and our health and happiness. And, American Airlines resumes practice flights for kids who have autism. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: America's new mask divide Where the energy link to well-being starts fraying Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
We all need to get used to higher prices
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Our record inflation rate of 8.5% year over year won’t last forever. But even when that goes away - some of the high prices we’re seeing now may never go back to pre-pandemic levels. Plus, could driverless vehicles extend to the trucking industry? And, a federal judge strikes down the CDC’s mask mandate. Guests: Axios' Javier E. David and Joann Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: High prices are here to stay Automation could send long-haul truckers driving into the sunset Federal judge strikes down travel mask mandate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Why you're getting more spam texts
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If you feel like you’ve been inundated with spam texts lately, you're not alone. According to new data from Robokiller, an app that blocks spam calls and texts, Americans received an average of 42 spam texts each just in the month of March. Plus, the Pope pleads for peace on what he called “an Easter of War.” And, the latest out of Ukraine. Guests: Axios' Margaret Harding McGill and Zach Basu. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Americans are drowning in spam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Billionaires go after free speech
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Elon Musk wants to take over Twitter. He’s offered to buy the company and take it private for 43 billion dollars in cash. This comes after he bought a 9.2% stake in the social media company. And he’s not the only billionaire to wade into free speech battles. Plus, Axios CEO Jim VandeHei on why we all need a little tough love. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer and Jim VandeHei. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Elon Musk gives Twitter reasons to reject his bid Find your tough-love coach Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Mariupol on the brink
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The Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is holding on by a thread, as Russia concentrates its attacks on the east of the country. Earlier this week, the mayor of Mariupol said its streets were carpeted with bodies. Now the world is watching to see if Russia will capture its first major city since the start of the war against Ukraine in February. Plus, Mexican truckers stage a border protest against Texas Gov. Abbott. And, Western states brace for a dangerous dry season. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Astrid Galván and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Biden says new $800 million Ukraine package will include helicopters Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Gov. Abbott doubles down on new inspection rule for truckers at Texas border California's driest start to the year sparks water, wildfire concerns Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
America’s surge in violent crime
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A gunman opened fire in a busy Brooklyn subway Tuesday morning, a mass shooting that created even more anxiety in a city already worried about a rise in crime. It’s not just in New York. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 131 mass shootings this year. Plus, why May 9th is a crucial date in Vladmir Putin’s playbook. Guests: Bryan Walsh, editor for Vox's Future Perfect and Axios' Glen Johnson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Brooklyn subway shooting: 16 injured and five in critical condition Axios AM Deep Dive: America’s murder surge May 9 Russian holiday will be pivotal, dangerous deadline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
China’s extreme COVID lockdowns
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China’s largest COVID outbreak in two years continues to spread across the country. In Shanghai, daily cases surpassed 26,000 over the weekend despite weeks of lockdown. Now residents in Shanghai are increasingly struggling to get access to food and medical care. Plus, the six states that could be key in the midterms. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Alexi McCammond. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: China’s extreme COVID lockdowns cause widespread suffering Doug Sosnik: Six key states to watch for 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
The stunning highs and lows of the U.S. economy
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Our economic headlines have been dominated by inflation. And an update out Tuesday isn’t looking good - we’re expecting to have hit another 40-year high last month. But there is some good news that you might have missed in all of this - we’re also seeing the lowest number of unemployment claims in 54 years. Plus, get ready for the summer of “revenge travel.” Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin and Joann Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Amazing number: Fewest jobless claims in 54 years Get ready for a nasty inflation report The summer of "revenge travel" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Senator Mitch McConnell on his moral red lines
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A historic moment yesterday in the Senate, where Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the newest Supreme Court Justice after a 53-47 vote. She will be the first Black woman appointed to the high court. The confirmation marks President Biden’s first Supreme Court pick. And it may turn out to be his only one. Plus, states wage new battles over abortion rights. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan and Oriana González. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Watch the full Mitch McConnell interview with Jonathan Swan Gretchen Whitmer files lawsuit to protect abortion rights in Michigan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Amazon workers’ union win sparks a new labor movement
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Yesterday, President Biden praised a victory by Amazon workers in New York in their bid to unionize. About 55% of the workers at the Staten Island warehouse voted to form the first U.S. union at Amazon last week. Their victory is expected to spur union growth around the country. Plus, fresh sanctions against Russia after a civilian massacre. And, the role of tech in humanitarian work in Ukraine. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck, Dave Lawler, and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Amazon workers' union victory is turbocharging a new labor movement José Andrés: Apple Maps was sending me into Russian-controlled territory Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
How civic engagement can combat climate change
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UN climate scientists gave governments a “final warning” in a new report on Monday, saying that to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, emissions must peak by 2025. At the Axios What's Next Summit in D.C. yesterday, Niala asks Ali Zaidi, White House deputy national climate advisor, what individuals can actually do. Plus, how young “techno-optimists” are driving the future. Guests: Deputy National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi and Axios' Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: What's Next Summit Axios-Momentive poll: Young people are the biggest "techno-optimists" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
What does the West stand for?
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On Sunday, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to CBS' Margaret Brennan. In that conversation, he described apparent Russian war crimes committed against the people of Ukraine and what the last few days have meant for the war. Plus, how to get started with crypto investing. And, jury selection in the death penalty trial for the Parkland shooter. Guests: Margaret Brennan, host of CBS' Face the Nation and Axios' Brady Dale. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Zelensky in Bucha: Ukraine wants "to show the world what happened here" Axios Crypto: 👋 Let's get started Sign up for the Axios Crypto newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Apparent war crimes reported in Ukraine
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Russian forces have retreated from the area around the capital Kyiv, leaving Ukrainian forces and civilians to take stock of the devastation. In Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, Ukrainian troops and international journalists have reported finding brutalized bodies and evidence of mass graves, prompting fresh international outrage about possible war crimes. Plus, removing barriers to employment for people with criminal records. Guests: Rachel Denber, deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia division at Human Rights Watch and Axios’ Emily Peck and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Ukraine: Apparent War Crimes in Russia-Controlled Areas (Human Rights Watch) Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Employers revamp background checks to help fight labor shortage America gets a clean record Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Food banks are feeling the squeeze
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Inflation is now at 7.9 percent and has been causing financial hardship for millions of American families for months. But it's getting harder for food banks to get the staples they need in order to help. Plus, a historic release from the US oil reserve. And, how Wordle is bringing families together. Guests: Axios’ Torey Van Oot, Jason Clayworth, Taylor Allen, and Stephen Totilo. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Neighbors in need: Inflation squeezes Minnesota food banks Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Wordle used to have a much harder wordlist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
The 9-5 workday is fading
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Covid didn’t just change where we work, it also changed when we work. The 9-5 workday is fading - some estimates suggest that 75% of all global companies now allow most employees to work from anywhere, with more time flexibility. And that can have benefits for both early birds and night owls. Plus, the Biden administration is expected to end Title 42 by late May. And, preparing for our new climate future. Guests: Michelle Hackman, immigration reporter at The Wall Street Journal and Axios' Ben Geman and Erica Pandey Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Biden Administration to Lift Title 42 Border Policy, Officials Say (WSJ) Scoop: Biden officials fear "mass migration event" if COVID policies end Climate and energy takeaways from Biden's budget pitch Night owl gets the worm Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (AutoMEQ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Russia's concessions draw US skepticism
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After several hours of peace talks in Turkey, Russian officials said yesterday they would scale back military activity near Kyiv, Ukraine and to the north. Plus, U.S. covid booster strategy takes a page from choose-your-own adventure. And, young women are out-earning men in more than 20 American cities. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Caitlin Owens and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Biden’s push for police funding
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President Biden Monday proposed a $5.8 trillion budget for the coming fiscal year, which would include a tax on billionaires and increased spending on defense, supply chain issues and law enforcement. Plus, Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife under scrutiny from the Jan 6th committee. And, how modernizing public transit could displace people who need it the most. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Andrew Solender, and Danielle Chemtob Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
President Biden goes off script on Vladimir Putin
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In the last line of a 27-minute speech to close out his European trip, President Biden ended with an off-the-cuff comment aimed at Vladimir Putin. Those nine words are now threatening to overshadow the unified front the west has presented against Russia. The White House quickly walked back that statement from Warsaw - including Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday. Plus, police departments are underreporting hate crimes to the FBI. And, the fight brewing over congressional redistricting in North Carolina. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Russell Contreras, and Michael Graff. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
NATO, united
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Biden gave a strong message about NATO’s unity from Brussels yesterday, where he held emergency meetings with allies, on Russia's war in Ukraine. Speaking to the press, Biden was clear on the purpose of the talks: ensure that NATO remains committed to longterm action against Russia's brutality. Plus, culture wars dominate at the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Margaret Talev Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Cyberattacks and how to protect yourself
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This week, a hacking group admitted to a January attack on Okta, a service used by thousands of companies to provide login security. As of now, little is known about what information this group took and from how many people. But the news comes as President Biden reiterated his warnings of a potential Russian cyberattack. Plus, Poland’s new role in Europe And, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dies at 84. Guests: Axios' Sarah Mucha and Scott Rosenberg. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Zelensky’s bargaining position
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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday said he was open to dropping Ukraine's demand for full NATO membership, in exchange for an end to Russia's war. Zelensky has been floating other compromise possibilities this week, too, as talks between negotiators continue to fail. So what is Ukraine's president willing to do or to give up to bring Vladimir Putin's attacks to an end? Plus, why mortgage rates are soaring. And, the pandemic renaissance for reading Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
How reopening affects disabled and immunocompromised people
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People are returning to in-person work, mask and vaccine mandates have come down nationwide, but U.S. health officials are anticipating a new rise in COVID-19 cases because of the B.A. 2 variant. And many people with disabilities, or who are immunocompromised, are feeling vulnerable and left behind in this rush to reopen. Plus, Ukraine is losing patience with Israel. And, a moment of joy from the cherry blossom-filled US capital. Guests: Beatrice Adler-Bolton, a disability justice advocate and writer based in New York and Axios' Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic SCOTUS hearing
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Today Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for day one of her confirmation hearings. The 51-year old judge has been nominated to fill the spot left vacant by retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. If confirmed - which seems very likely - Jackson would be the first Black woman nominated to The Supreme Court. Plus, Russia and Ukraine reach a dangerous stalemate. And, how the White House is tackling rising gas prices. Guests: The Washington Post's Robert Barnes, Axios' Sophia Cai and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Does President Biden need a new Putin playbook?
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Russia’s war on Ukraine is now entering its fourth week. With no signs of Putin’s unprovoked attack slowing down, how can President Biden and other world leaders stop Putin without escalating it further? Plus, corporations grapple with abortion access for workers. And, Netflix cracks down on password sharing. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Emily Peck, and Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Waiting for a COVID social reckoning
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China is facing its worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic, and nearly half of Europe has recorded double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases in the past week. And here in the U.S. where cases are still declining, Americans seem to be moving on without what journalist Ed Yong calls, “a social reckoning” as we near 1 million COVID deaths. Plus, strong language from Presidents Biden and Zelensky. And, we answer a listener question about the transition away from fossil fuels. Guests: Ed Yong, science writer at The Atlantic, and Axios' Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
One year after the Atlanta spa shootings
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Today marks one year since six Asian women were shot to death in Atlanta-area spas. Those murders intensified the spotlight on Asian American hate, which was on the rise since the start of the pandemic. But this uptick has also led to increased visibility for Asian Americans and community activism over the past year. Plus, Ukraine’s president Zelensky is set to address the U.S. Congress. And, daylight saving time could become permanent. Guests: Axios' Shawna Chen, Hope King and Sophia Cai. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
The risk of human trafficking from Russia's war on Ukraine
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Almost 3 million people – largely women and children – have fled Ukraine in the last 19 days. As the numbers continue to rise, humanitarian organizations and advocates are warning that the conditions at Ukrainian borders could put these refugees at especially high risk for human trafficking. Plus, China tries to play both sides in Russia’s war on Ukraine. Guests: Daphne Panayotatos, advocate for Europe with Refugees International and Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Biden’s red line on Ukraine
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As Russia continues to pummel Ukrainian cities, the war is coming dangerously close to spilling over into NATO countries. Yesterday, Russia launched a missile attack on a Ukrainian military base 15 miles from the Polish border that resulted in dozens of Ukrainian casualties. Plus, inflation heads toward double digits. And, Republicans make gains with Hispanic voters. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Neil Irwin and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Double-digit inflation is now quite plausible Democrats' Hispanic peril Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
A blueprint for voter registration
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A lot of the credit for the Democratic party’s electoral wins in Georgia has gone to Stacey Abrams and the groundwork her nonpartisan group, the New Georgia Project, laid in the state. Their strategy was to focus on voter registration and education. And her success made others take note of how they could engage more voters in purple states like Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Guests: Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, executive director of the New North Carolina Project, Aimy Steele, and executive director of the New Pennsylvania Project, Kadida Kenner. Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Ben O'Brien is our sound engineer. Julia Redpath is our executive producer. Special thanks to editor-in-chief Sara Kehaulani Goo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2022
Democrats’ plan B for election reform
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Earlier this year, Senate Democrats failed to pass a federal voting rights bill – a huge blow to progressive election reform efforts. Now, the party is turning to plan B: and some of its high-dollar donors are working to put new initiatives in place ahead of the November midterms. Plus, long covid patients struggle for financial help. And, an update on two big bills – one state, and one federal. Guests: Axios' Lachlan Markey, and NBC News reporter Kit Ramgopal. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Scoop: High-powered group targets Trump lawyers’ livelihoods They got ‘long Covid.’ It cost them dearly (NBC News) Congress nears passing anti-lynching bill after decades of trying Florida lawmakers pass "Don’t Say Gay" bill Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Mariupol, Ukraine an "absolute humanitarian catastrophe"
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Russia’s attacks on Ukrainian civilians continue to escalate. The southern city of Mariupol has been pounded by intense bombing, including of a children’s and maternity hospital that left at least 3 people dead, including a child. Plus, the White House signals crypto is here to stay. And, we answer the first of your climate change questions. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Ryan Lawler and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: White House issues executive order on regulating cryptocurrencies Zelensky: Russia's deadly hospital bombing proof of genocide The cold hard truth about electric vehicles in winter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
A verdict and an indictment on the Capitol riot
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Yesterday, a jury found a Texas militia member guilty on all counts in the very first Capitol riot trial. And the leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, was indicted by the Justice Department for his role in the insurrection. Plus, President Zelensky gives a historic speech to the British Parliament. And, the airline industry reacts to the Ukraine war. Guests: Wall Street Journal reporter, Aruna Viswanatha; and Zach Griff, senior reporter for The Points Guy Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: First Jan. 6 rioter to go on trial found guilty of all charges Biden on Russian oil import ban: "We will not be part of subsidizing Putin's war" Why airlines are going overboard to win your loyalty Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Prices spike at the pump
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Gas prices are soaring across the country. A year ago, AAA says the national average was $2.77. Yesterday it was $4.07. How much higher could it go? Plus, Black students in Ukraine face rejection at the border. And, a Twitter reality check. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman, Fadel Allassan and Erica Pandey Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Soaring gas prices not yet souring demand AAA Gas Prices #AfricansInUkraine: Escaping students describe rejection at border Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Let's talk about burnout
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Daily news of a horrific war in Europe, alongside two years of living and working through a deadly pandemic, has so many of us grieving and exhausted. Yale psychology professor Dr. Laurie Santos is the host of the hit podcast The Happiness Lab, and she says it's time to take the signs of burnout seriously. Plus: Russia's crackdown on the press. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer and The Happiness Lab's Laurie Santos. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Russia's crackdown on free press and speech intensifies The Happiness Lab: Burnout and How to Avoid It Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Russia seizes Ukraine nuclear plant
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Russian military shelling started a fire at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine overnight. That’s according to Ukrainian officials. The fire is out and the nuclear plant appears safe, but Russian forces are now in control of the facility. In an emotional early morning video, Ukrainian President Zelensky warned the world about Russian nuclear terror. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Attacks on care for trans kids
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott last week ordered state agencies to treat gender-affirming care for trans young people as child abuse. Many parents, doctors, and advocates are speaking out against what they say is a dangerous move, and yesterday a Texas judge issued a temporary halt to the order. But there's still fear and uncertainty for young people and their families. Plus, what we know about Ukrainian deaths in Putin’s war. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu and The 19th News' Orion Rummler. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Biden's message of national and global unity
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President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address last night, while the refugee crisis out of Ukraine continued to grow and Russian forces bombed the country’s two largest cities. Biden's message to Russian President Vladimir Putin was clear: "When the history of this era is written, Putin's war in Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger.” Plus, the Texas primary tests former president Trump's clout with the GOP Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Glen Johnson, and Asher Price. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Biden' new targets AOC-backed Cisneros leading incumbent Cuellar in Texas district Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton likely headed to run-off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Kyiv residents face a choice: stay or go
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As Russian forces continue to attack, more than half a million Ukranians have left the country. But for those who have decided to stay, life is very different than it was just a week ago. Plus, what’s at stake for President Biden in tonight’s State of the Union. And, more than half a million Ukrainians flee to neighboring countries. Guests: Kyiv-based journalist Kristina Zeleniuk; and Axios' Stef Kight and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
A financial nuclear threat
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Cutting Russia off from the international financial system over its invasion of Ukraine has been referred to in recent days as an economic nuclear option. What does that mean? Plus, Biden’s historic Supreme Court nomination. And, the American employees who are happiest working from home. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Sam Baker, and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Ukraine's capital under siege
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As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, we’re going to Kyiv and Washington for analysis. Guests: Neil Hauer, a journalist with bne IntelliNews and Axios' Jonathan Swan and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Russia launches a full-scale attack on Ukraine
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Explosions could be heard throughout the country as Russian missile strikes were reported in multiple cities across Ukraine after Vladimir Putin ordered what he called a special military operation to "demilitarize and denazify Ukraine." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told his people to stay strong as Russian forces invaded his sovereign nation by land, air and sea overnight. Plus, why more women of color in the U.S. are dying due to pregnancy or childbirth. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, and Dr. Melissa Simon, OBGYN at Northwestern Medical. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Biden hits Putin with sanctions
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Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced the first tranche of sanctions against Russia. He called this moment the “beginning of a Russian invasion” of Ukraine. Plus, the Ukraine crisis rocks energy markets. And, two years after Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, how Georgia has changed. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Andrew Freedman and Emma Hurt. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Russia orders troops into Eastern Ukraine
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops into two Russian-backed separatist regions of Ukraine. Many European and several African countries, in addition to the U.S., have condemned this as a violation of international law and a direct threat to Ukraine’s sovereignty. Plus, dropping COVID mandates. And, why your next job interview could be with a robot. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Chelsea Cirruzzo, and Joann Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Olympics' doping scandal
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Russian skater Kamila Valieva was still allowed to compete despite testing positive for a banned substance before the Olympic games. She was a heavy favorite for the gold - but ended up coming in fourth place yesterday. What does this say about the integrity of the Olympic games -- and what does it mean for the future of figure skating? Plus, smart headlights coming to U.S. cars could make American roads safer. And, how the pandemic is giving us economic lessons in real time. Guests: The Washington Post's figure skating analyst Robert Samuels and Axios' Joann Muller and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Prosecuting racism in Georgia
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A federal hate crimes trial is underway in Brunswick, Georgia, where Ahmaud Arbery was murdered almost two years ago. The central question in the trial is whether race was the motivating factor for the three white men who killed Arbery, who was Black. But how can prosecutors prove racism? Plus, a reality check on the state of COVID around the world. And, American women are racking up our Olympic medals. Guests: Criminal defense attorney Page Pate, and Axios' Tina Reed. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Holding gunmakers accountable for mass shootings
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Nine families who lost loved ones in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School said yesterday that they’d settled for $73 million with Remington Arms, the company that made the AR-15-style weapon the shooter used. The question now is what impact if any this settlement will have on gunmakers and future efforts to hold them accountable for mass shootings. Plus, the Ukraine crisis plays out on TikTok. And, how fast our seas are rising. Guests: Professor of law at UCLA and specialist in gun policy Adam Winkler, Axios' Sara Fischer and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Why the US has stopped importing Mexican avocados
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The USDA confirmed yesterday that it’s blocking imports of avocados from Mexico -- for now -- after a U.S. plant safety inspector received a threatening phone call. Plus, the latest on the White House effort to expand internet access. And, a judge says he’ll dismiss Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against the New York Times. Guests: Telemundo News' Marina Franco, and Axios' Mike Allen and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
The new American rush hour
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As more people go back to in-person work, rush hour traffic has started to come back across the country. But the pandemic has changed the timing of our morning commutes. Plus, the new wave of global COVID protests. And, grading Trump’s trade deal with China, two years later. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Joann Muller, and Neil Irwin. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
President Biden’s COVID economy
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New data shows consumer prices are up 7.5% over the past year. That's the worst since 1982. The latest inflation numbers are pouring cold water on President Biden's recent wins on job and wage growth. It shows how the COVID economy remains his biggest obstacle, whether real or psychological. Plus, online betting games marketed for kids. And, the highs and lows of the Winter Olympics. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Erica Pandey and Kendall Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Mixed messaging on masks
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This week, a number of democratic governors announced that their states are dropping their mask mandates and ending some COVID restrictions. And at the same time, CDC guidance continues to recommend indoor masking. So what’s driving the governors‘ decisions— politics or science? Plus, the inflation dilemma: be patient or cause a recession? And, the federal government rethinks facial recognition Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Neil Irwin and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
The "Don’t Say Gay" bill gains momentum in Florida
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This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed his support for what critics are calling the “Don't Say Gay” bill. It could restrict LGBTQ discussion in elementary schools and allow parents to sue in some cases. Plus, cryptocurrency spends big to reach 100 million people. And, why a failed, vague agreement holds promise in the Ukraine-Russia crisis. Guests: Axios' Selene San Felice, Dan Primack, and Zach Basu. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Fixing the healthcare worker shortage
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Nearly one in five health care workers quit their jobs since the start of the pandemic according to a poll in recent months by Morning Consult. So what’s being done to keep health care workers on the job? Plus, President Biden’s plan to reshape migrant detention And, why GoFundMe is ensnared in a free speech fight Guests: Dr. Vineet Arora, Dean of Medical Education at the University of Chicago School of Medicine and Axios' Stef Kight and Hope King. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
The influencers dominating the GOP
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Power within the Republican party changed with lightening speed over the past several years. Axios' Jonathan Swan spoke with more than a dozen top GOP consultants - from the Trumpians to the most institutional - about what this shift means for the party. Plus, a record low in housing supply keeps driving prices up. And, Olympics corporate sponsors stay silent on human rights issues. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Hope King and Matt Phillips. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
The tenuous balance of power in the Senate
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Democrats are down a crucial vote in the Senate after New Mexico Sen. Ben Ray Luján suffered a stroke. While the 49-year old senator is expected to make a full recovery, his absence means a shift in the balance of power in the Senate. For now, Republicans have a 50-49 working majority until Luján's return in 4 to 6 weeks. Plus, hundreds of thousands of U.S. bridges are in need of major repair. And, how Americans really feel about the 2022 Winter Olympics. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Jennifer Kingson and David Nather. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Senator's stroke catches Democrats by surprise Exclusive poll: Why Americans are turned off by the Olympics America's bridges are falling apart faster than expected Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Omicron’s negative impact on American jobs
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In January, nearly 9 million people missed work because they were sick with COVID or taking care of someone. That's why many, including President Biden, are bracing for disappointing January job numbers, which are released Friday morning. Plus, are we past the latest covid surge? And, roads that charge your electric car while you’re driving on it. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin, Sam Baker and Joann Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Reality check on the Russia-Ukraine crisis
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that the U.S. was trying to pull Russia into a conflict it does not want with Ukraine. Meanwhile, we’ve heard mixed messages from the Ukraine government about the U.S.’s stance. Plus, trying to solve the affordable housing crisis in fast-growing cities. And, football’s huge news day. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Danielle Chemtob, and Jeff Tracy. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
The rise in fertility benefits for employees
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In this tight labor market, more companies are trying to lure and keep employees by providing fertility benefits like egg freezing or in vitro fertilization. Plus, China’s "closed loop" system for the winter Olympics. And, new laws are changing how educators can teach Black History Month. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Tina Reed, and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
What’s next in the Spotify and Joe Rogan controversy
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Calls to boycott Spotify exploded this weekend, after musician Neil Young demanded the platform remove his music in protest over its most popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan has been accused of spreading COVID misinformation. Plus, how tipping is changing. And, one Florida chaplain on ministering to nursing home residents three years into the pandemic. Guests: Bonnie Bong, an Episcopalian Chaplain at The Pavilion for Health Care, a skilled nursing facility in Florida; and Axios' Sara Fischer and Nathan Bomey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
President Biden’s lifelines
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After a bruising few weeks for President Biden, the president got some rare good news this week. GDP is up and he now has the chance to appoint a new Supreme Court justice, two lifelines that can help buoy his sagging poll numbers Plus, renewed attention on who can carry naloxone. And, an end to Valentine’s Day emails. Guests: Sheila Vakharia, deputy director of the department of research and academic engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance and Axios' Margaret Talev and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
What Justice Breyer's retirement means for U.S. politics
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News organizations are reporting the Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning to retire at the end of the current term. This gives President Biden his first chance to determine who's on the high court. And it's an opportunity to follow through on his campaign promise to appoint the first black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus, how his retirement could affect the midterm elections. And, the GOP courts Latino voters in Florida. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker and Sophia Cai, Republican National Committee communications director Danielle Alvarez, Lucas Acosta, coalitions director and senior spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee and Pew Research Center's Mark Hugo Lopez. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
A growing crisis for Haitian migrants in South Florida
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In the last three months, the US coast guard has intercepted three boats, including one that had the largest group of migrants to land on the shores of the Florida Keys in more than two years. Plus, concerns over China’s influence on Olympics coverage. Guests: The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles, Tessa Petit, co-executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, immigration attorney Frandley Julien, and Axios' Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Europe needs Russia’s gas but at what price?
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The U.S. has warned Russia of crippling sanctions if they invade Ukraine - but as Europe’s main natural gas suppliers - it might be hard to get Europe to support that - because Russia provides almost 40% of its natural gas supply. Plus, understanding this week’s stock market boomerang. And making babies in outer space. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman, Matt Phillips and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
The rise of hyper-partisan politicians
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This year's midterms could see a big slate of extreme candidates. At least 19 House districts in 12 states across the U.S. with hyper-partisan districts won't have incumbents - setting the stage for heavily partisan candidates. Plus, the US orders diplomats’ families out of Ukraine. And, 3D printing for cars. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Dave Lawler and Joann Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
President Biden on the defensive
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As year two of his term begins, President Biden has been busy doing cleanup after a two-hour press conference this week. His remarks caused international alarm and exacerbated divisions within the Democratic party. The big question now is can he hold onto allies as he fights battles at home and abroad? Plus, Burned out healthcare workers, looking for hope. And, could robo umpires be coming to major league baseball? Guests: Axios' Glen Johnson, Margaret Talev and Kendall Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Erica Pandey, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
What's behind Biden’s plan for free N95 masks
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The Biden Administration announced yesterday it will distribute 400 million free N95 masks to the public, starting next week. They’ll be available at pharmacies and community health centers. Officials say it’s the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in US history. Plus, IRS chaos makes for a messy tax season. And, looming antitrust scrutiny for Microsoft. Guests: Dr. Leana Wen, emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, and professor of health policy and management at George Washington University; and Axios' Emily Peck and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Erica Pandey, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
A high-stakes push for diplomacy on Ukraine
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Today, Secretary of State Tony Blinken is in Kiev to meet with the president of Ukraine. Time is running out to find a way to deescalate the conflict with Russia. Plus, the U.S. government tries to fill thousands of new tech jobs. And, the surprising cities with the fastest job growth. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Margaret Harding McGill, and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Erica Pandey, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
At-home covid tests from the federal government
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Starting tomorrow, Americans will be able to order free rapid at-home Covid tests online at covidtests.gov. What should we expect from the Biden administration’s latest testing effort? Plus, the big push to ban books. And, retailers turn to tech to solve the worker shortage. Guests: Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News and host of the What the Health? podcast; and Axios' Russell Contreras and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
President Biden’s epic fail
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President Biden hasn’t been seeing a lot of wins, lately. We’re almost a year into Biden’s presidency, and he’s in a rare position, with Republicans, moderate and liberal Democrats all at odds with his agenda. Plus, curbing carbon emissions by changing how planes land. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Margaret Talev, and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
How the inflation spike is affecting American wallets
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New numbers show prices rose faster within 2021 than they have in the last 40 years. Inflation hit 7% in December. Plus, schools are trying to cope with a shortage of bus drivers. And, Omicron and at-home COVID tests. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin and Alissa Widman Neese; and Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
President Biden’s urgent push for voting rights
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President Joe Biden yesterday made a forceful call for voting rights protections to pass Congress, and for a change to Senate rules to make it possible. Plus, tracking COVID through wastewater. And, China says it’s loosening its grip on the internet at the winter Olympics. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Jason Clayworth, and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Rethinking the value of COVID case counts
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COVID case numbers have been breaking records in the last few weeks here in the U.S., but deaths and hospitalizations are largely down. So that got us thinking: how useful are case counts actually in understanding where we are in the pandemic? Plus, the healthcare worker shortage, by the numbers. And, why the James Webb Space Telescope is such a big deal. Guests: Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative; Axios' Tina Reed and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Chicago schools’ deadlock
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This morning, students in Chicago public schools are starting their fourth day with no classes. The teachers union, the school district, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot remain in a standoff over whether or not to conduct classes in person for the country's third largest school district. Plus, Russia’s growing sphere of influence. And, a judge’s striking sentencing in Georgia. Guests: Axios' Monica Eng, and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
A Colorado fire scientist on her hometown burning
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In Colorado, the cleanup continues from the the devastating Marshall Fire that started last week. And as of now, the blaze that destroyed hundreds of homes is fully contained, but many residents are still a long way from recovery, after the most destructive fire in the state’s history. Plus, Jonathan Swan on the state of the GOP one year after the Jan. 6 attacks. And, we’ll be covering healthcare worker burnout, so we’re asking for your stories. Guests: Dr. Natasha Stavros, fire scientist at the University of Colorado and Axios' Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
One year after the Capitol insurrection
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When rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021, Axios congressional reporter Alayna Treene was in the heart of it. Today, she reflects back. Plus, why the era of easy money is probably over. And, Tesla opens a showroom in a controversial region of China. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Neil Irwin and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Rising wages and the big quit
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We’re at a unique moment when it comes to wages and the labor market. Historic numbers of U.S. workers in lower wage sectors like leisure and hospitality are quitting. And that's part of why we’re on the path to a record number of wage increases across the country as we head into 2022. Plus, the pulse of the nation ahead of January 6th. And, backlash against the term Latinx. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzalez, Margaret Talev, and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
The latest on the Jan. 6 investigations
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It's been almost a year since supporters of former President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and tried to overturn the results of the presidential election. Since then, federal prosecutors have charged more than 700 people in connection with the deadly insurrection. We catch you up quick on where things stand now with both the Congressional and federal investigations. Plus, wireless providers vs. the FAA over 5G. And, Florida’s record breaking covid case count. Guests: Axios' Andrew Solender, Selene San Felice and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Schools grapple with COVID testing
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Students across the country are going back to school this week as the Omicron COVID variant surges. But many districts -- like Atlanta, DC and Cleveland -- have already delayed their in-person returns, as districts ramp up testing requirements. Plus, many surprise out-of-network medical bills are now illegal. And, how the extended freeze on federal student loan payments is affecting borrowers. Guests: Dr. Celine Gounder, clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at New York University’s School of Medicine and the host of the Epidemic podcast, and Axios' Bob Herman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
The year in politics
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We wrap up 2021 with three of our favorite Axios political voices: co-founder Mike Allen, managing editor for politics Margaret Talev, and political reporter Alexi McCammond. Plus, your best moments of 2021. Guests: Axios co-founder Mike Allen, Axios managing editor for politics Margaret Talev, and Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Jayk Cherry, Ben O'Brien and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
The shortage economy of 2021
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The U.S. economy dominated so much of the news in 2021. Just this week we learned that wholesale inflation in November rose at a record rate from a year ago. Axios' Courtenay Brown wraps up the year in economic news, and looks ahead to the new year. Plus, how one church in Mayfield, Kentucky is helping its neighbors with tornado recovery. And, tips on managing mental health this winter. Guests: Dr. Jessica Stern, clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Health; Minister Tyler Alverson of Seven Oaks Church of Christ in Mayfield, KY; Axios' Courtenay Brown. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
A bipartisan push to protect Uyghurs in China
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There’s been a breakthrough in the push to punish the Chinese government for genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities. A new piece of bipartisan legislation is expected to end up on President Biden’s desk. Plus, pro sports braces for Omicron. And, the impact of Black Lives Matter over the last 18 months. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Jeff Tracy and Russ Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Jayk Cherry, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: White House says Biden will sign Uyghur forced labor bill Omicron threatens to massively disrupt sports world The slow wheels of justice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanayhu and the historic Abraham Accords
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Yesterday was a historic day in the Middle East. The Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennett, met the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed during the first ever official visit to the UAE from Israel. This took place 15 months after the Abraham Accords, the biggest breakthrough in Middle East Peace in a quarter century, normalized diplomatic relations between Israel, the UAE and three other Arab countries. And, the creator economy boomed in 2021. Plus, federal student loans are coming back. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid and Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Jayk Cherry, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
The deadliest December tornado outbreak on record
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The death toll continues to rise in Kentucky after devastating tornadoes touch down in the state Friday night. More than 80 people are confirmed dead and scores more injured. Some of the worst damage and the highest toll may be in southwestern Kentucky, but at least two dozen tornadoes were on the ground across six different states. Towns have been flattened and infrastructure devastated. Ten of thousands are without electricity and temperatures have been hovering around freezing. And, what we learned about living with COVID this year. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman and Sam Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Jayk Cherry, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
The global impact of the Black Lives Matter movement
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It’s been 566 days since George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. His death spurred millions of people across the globe to protest in support of Black lives. We examine the impact in three locations: United Kingdom, Mexico and Nigeria. Guests: Aba Amoah, co-founder of Justice for Black Lives, Alice Krozer, professor at the Center for Sociological Research at the College of Mexico and Chika Okeke-Agulu, director of the African studies program at Princeton University and professor of art and archeology. Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Alex Sugiura is our sound engineer. Julia Redpath is our executive producer. Special thanks to editor-in-chief Sara Kehaulani Goo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
Biden vs. China and Russia
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This week has been all about President Biden taking on Russia and China. The president had a two-hour-long call with Vladmir Putin about Ukraine. Earlier in the week the U.S. announced a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China. And this all against the backdrop of President Biden’s Summit for Democracy this week. Plus, the U.S. starts denying some Afghan immigrant applications. And, how AI could end foreign-language subtitles Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Sophia Cai and Bryan Walsh. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Instagram on the defense
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The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, came to Capitol Hill yesterday with a message for Senators: his company could and will do better in protecting teens. He was defending the social media app from growing bipartisan backlash over its reported potential harmful impact on teens, especially young girls. Plus, creating a haven for abortions in California. And, a new zero carbon emissions goal for the federal government. Guests: Axios' Margaret Harding McGill, Oriana Gonzalez, and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
How far Americans will go to beat Omicron
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Today marks two years to the day since a mysterious new virus was discovered in Wuhan, China. That of course was soon dubbed SARS-CoV-2, and fast forward to today, we are grappling with the latest variant and another pandemic winter. We delve into the latest Axios-Ipsos poll that shows the nuance behind how tired Americans are with the pandemic, and what they want governments or businesses to do about it. Plus, why newspapers nationwide are suing big tech. And, where's the jet stream? Surprising December weather from coast to coast. Guests: Axios' David Nather, Kristal Dixon, and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
The complicated web of employer drug pricing
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Americans spend hundreds of billions on prescription drugs each year. In fact, about $370 billion as of 2019. And employers in charge of healthcare plans paid for about $166 billion of that. It's middleman firms, which actually negotiate these drug prices on behalf of employers. But because they keep their data secret, companies have no idea whether they're getting a fair deal on drug prices or not. And an Axios investigation shows these intermediaries are working hard to keep it that way. Plus, the Department of Justice sues Texas over voting rights And, eating out could soon mean more encounters with robots Guests: Axios' Ben Herman and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Editor's note: This conversation was updated to correct an error. The Supreme Court conservative majority is 6-3 (not 6-4). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
A school’s responsibility in a mass shooting
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The investigation continues into last week’s shooting at a Michigan high school. Over the weekend, the parents of the 15-year-old suspect who shot and killed four of his classmates and injured seven others were charged with involuntary manslaughter for their role in the deaths. Now the school’s culpability is in question. Plus, new data could shed light on the Omicron variant. And, the U.S. reacts to Russian plans to invade Ukraine. Guests: Catherine J. Ross, law professor at George Washington University, and Axios' Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Trump’s "Remain in Mexico" policy is back
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The Biden administration has reached a deal with Mexico to restart the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocol at the border. Starting Monday, asylum seekers will once again have to wait outside the US while their claims are processed. Plus, Mike Allen wraps up the week in politics. And, the new trend of IV treatments at spas. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Mike Allen and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance
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The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a challenge to Mississippi’s law that bans abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy. It’s the most significant abortion case in years and a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Plus, Stacey Abrams announces a run for Georgia governor in 2022. And, putting high gas prices in perspective. Guests: Harvard University constitutional law professor Noah Feldman and Axios' Emma Hurt and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
The new travel bans
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The World Health Organization yesterday advised people 60 or older to postpone any travel because of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. The new strain was first identified in South Africa and may have originated there or Botswana, which has led to many countries—including the US—banning travelers from that part of the world. Plus, what Congress has to do this month. And, ER doctors’ role in prescribing drugs to prevent opioid overdoses. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh and Alayna Treene; Dr. Keith Kocher, emergency physician at University of Michigan Health in Ann Arbor. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
An investigation into AirBnb rentals in China
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Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian found Airbnb has more than a dozen homes available for rent in China's Xinjiang region, on land owned by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, an organization sanctioned by the U.S. for complicity in genocide and forced labor. Plus, the new lure of "buy now, pay later" online. And, on this Giving Tuesday - how one CEO views philanthropy. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Erica Pandey; and CAVA CEO Brett Shulman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
The latest on the Omicron variant
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This Thanksgiving weekend many in the world were reacting to the latest, heavily-mutated Covid-19 variant first detected in Botswana. On Friday, the World Health Organization called the new strain - Omicron - a variant of concern. There’s a lot we don’t know about this new strain, even as countries around the world are scrambling to get ahead of it with travel bans. But last night, Canada confirmed the first two North American cases of the variant in Ontario. Plus, how streaming and social media are changing legal outcomes. And, an alarm bell on American democracy. Guests: Dr. Namandje N. Bumpus, Director of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Axios' Sara Fischer and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Axios Today gives thanks for this year
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On this holiday, we've got One Big Thing: what the Axios Today team is thankful for and why. Spend a few minutes with us for our bonus Thanksgiving episode! Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Escalating war in Ethiopia
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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed - a Nobel Peace Prize winning politician - has said he’ll lead troops who are fighting rebels in the Tigray region of the country in what he’s calling "the final fight" to save Ethopia. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is warning of a potential humanitarian crisis there that could destabilize the entire region. Plus, the rise of vegan Thanksgiving. And, the story of the first Thanksgiving - 1200 miles south of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Ben Montgomery and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
How COVID testing should factor into your Thanksgiving
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, COVID cases in the U.S. are rising in most states and across the country as a whole: by 20 percent over the past two weeks. That has us asking what role testing is going to play in keeping ourselves and our families safe for the holidays. Plus, Jerome Powell is nominated for a second term to lead the Fed. And, why some cities are giving Universal Basic Mobility a try. Guests: Dr. Leana Wen, emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, and professor of health policy and management at George Washington University; and Axios' Courtenay Brown and Bryan Walsh. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Understanding American self-defense laws
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Closing arguments are expected to begin today in the murder trial of Travis and Gregory McMichael and William Bryan, the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia. This comes just a few days after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of two people at demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Though the cases are unfolding in two different parts of the country, they have something in common: all the defendants claim self-defense. Plus, election officials are already preparing for next year’s midterms. And, why you shouldn’t have a problem buying that Thanksgiving turkey. Guests: Caroline Light, author of the book “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense;” and Axios' Sarah Mucha and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Jacob Blake's father speaks out after Rittenhouse verdict The midterm voting test Don't worry, you'll get your turkey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
The push to diversify kids programming
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In our latest installment of the Hard Truths series examining systemic racism in the U.S., we look at the renewed push to diversify children’s TV shows. Guests: Axios reporter Oriana Gonzalez. Credits: “Axios Today” is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Julia Redpath is our executive producer. Special thanks to editor-in-chief Sara Kehaulani Goo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2021
The latest on COVID booster shots
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The FDA is likely to sign off shortly on the Pfizer booster shot for everyone 18 and over, but many cities and states like New York City and California have already made boosters available to all adults. We look at what we do and don't know about who should get boosters and what kind is best. Plus, President Biden meets with his North American counterparts. And, the growing global reach of Mexican food. Guests: Dr. Namandje N. Bumpus, Director of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Axios' Dave Lawler and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Drug overdose deaths hit a new record
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More than 100,000 people died of an overdose in the 12 month period ending in April of this year, according to CDC data. Plus, the House issues a rare censure of a Republican lawmaker. And, a debate in Washington over who authorizes military force. Guests: Andrew Kolodny, medical director for opioid policy research at Brandeis University and Axios' Glen Johnson and Alayna Treene. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Migrants trapped at the Poland-Belarus border
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Tensions are rising in Eastern Europe, on the border between Belarus and Poland. Yesterday, Polish police began using water cannons and tear gas against people trying to cross into the country. For weeks now, thousands of migrants from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan have been waiting at the border in an attempt to enter the European Union, in what EU leaders are calling a manufactured crisis. Plus, the latest on treating COVID with a pill. And, the International Olympic Committee takes on gender identity. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Tina Reed, and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Out-of-network costs spin out of control
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People who have health insurance but get sick with diseases that require out-of-network care can face staggering costs. Plus, the future of at-home COVID testing. And, Florida’s special legislative session against mask and vaccine mandates. Guests: Axios' Bob Herman, Kia Kokalitcheva and Selene San Felice. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Progressives worry about getting their spending agenda passed
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House Democrats continue to push for a vote of that nearly two trillion dollar Build Back Better spending bill. After months of wrangling, no date has been set and passage of President Biden’s massive agenda remains in question. So one question we’re asking this morning is: Is all the momentum lost? Plus, IBM’s quantum computing ambitions. And, Conclusions after the global climate summit. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Ina Fried and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Progressives fearful as Biden plan pushed into December Exclusive: IBM achieves quantum computing breakthrough COP26 climate deal calls for historic shift from fossil fuels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Veterans Day Special: Inside 'Third Squad'
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President Biden last August announced the end of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan. But for the 800,000 American service members who participated in America’s longest war, the devastating psychological and physical effects can last for decades. On this Veterans Day, we're bringing you veterans' stories from a new podcast called Third Squad. Guests: Elliott Woods, veteran and host of the podcast Third Squad Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
The light at the end of the pandemic tunnel
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Yesterday we talked about American pessimism around the economy. But as our latest Axios-Ipsos poll shows, we are optimistic about some things like the state of the pandemic. According to our poll, Americans are more likely to think that going back to normal life is now a low to moderate risk. That same poll found that most Americans are happy with how their kids’ schools are handling Covid precautions and student safety. Plus, Meta says it will block some ad targeting on Facebook. And, how cities are staying resilient in the face of climate change. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Americans' economic pessimism
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The October jobs report showed that job creation is roaring back. 531,000 jobs were added last month and unemployment fell to 4.6% - a pandemic low. This was good news for economists and experts who have been tracking our recovery but for the average American, these data points are getting lost in what Felix Salmon calls “economic pessimism.” Plus, negotiations at the UN climate summit are about to get tougher. And, what google searches can tell us about key voter issues. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Andrew Freedman, and Stef Kight. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
The brewing culture war over vaccine mandates
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Over the weekend, a federal appeals court temporarily suspended enforcement of President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers. This came shortly after the Biden administration set January 4th as the deadline for companies with more than 100 workers to get their employees vaccinated or start regular testing. Plus, Houston authorities investigate that deadly surge at the Astroworld music festival. And, the infrastructure bill spends billions on broadband. Guests: The Houston Chronicle's Joey Guerra, Axios' Tina Reed and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Jayk Cherry. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Why it’s so hard to tax the uber rich
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Yesterday, we talked about President Biden's plans on prescription drug prices and what that could mean for all of us. Another key platform the president campaigned on was taxing the rich, but that's complicated. Plus, behind the scenes of the UN Climate Conference. And, more reasons working moms feel like throwing in the towel. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Dave Lawler and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
America’s roads are getting deadlier
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Motor vehicle crash fatalities spiked in the first six months of this year. In fact it’s the biggest half-year rise on record. That’s according to new data from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it's something Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is calling “a crisis.” Plus, inside New Jersey’s nail-biter election. And, Democrats' plan for drug prices. Guests: Nancy Solomon, Managing Editor for New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC; and Axios' Bryan Walsh and Caitlin Owens. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
An election-night warning for Democrats
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The Republican Party saw some key wins in yesterday’s elections, particularly in Virginia where candidate Glenn Youngkin was elected governor. Is this a warning to Democrats for 2022? Plus, Minneapolis rejects a ballot measure to overhaul the city’s police. And, global climate commitments so far at Cop26. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Torey Van Oot, and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Surprises from SCOTUS on abortion
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Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the Texas law that allows private citizens to sue to enforce the state’s six-week abortion ban. One of the cases was brought on by Whole Women’s Health, an abortion provider in Texas; the other by the Department of Justice. Plus, the county at the heart of the Virginia governor’s race. And, what Zuckerberg’s virtual metaverse means for our real-life bodies. Guests: Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and Axios' Cuneyt Dil and Scott Rosenberg Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Unpacking the climate action in Glasgow
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COP 26, the annual UN Climate Conference, began yesterday in Glasgow Scotland. We got a preview of how things might go after the G20 Summit in Rome - and well, not great news. World leaders set a target of reaching carbon neutrality around mid-century. But - they left Rome with few concrete targets or commitments on climate change. Plus, President Biden’s approval rating hits a new low. And, another terrible COVID milestone for the world. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, and Lydia McMullen-Laird. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Answers to your questions on the kids COVID vaccine
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The rollout for the Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids ages 5 through 11 could begin as early as next week. We answer some of your questions. Plus, high stakes for the new Biden social spending framework. And, oil and gas executives face a grilling on the Hill. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed, Hans Nichols, and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Biden's "Build Back Better" goes global
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President Biden is heading to Rome today for the G20 summit. It will be the first time most of the world's largest economies will meet in person since the pandemic began. Plus, a new law makes it harder to hide money in art. And, debate over the right-to-die movement in Latin America. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu and Kate Marino; Telemundo News reporter Marina Franco. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Kids COVID vaccine endorsement, plus who's eligible for boosters
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After what’s felt like a long, long wait, an FDA advisory panel yesterday voted to recommend the Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11. Plus: understanding who is eligible for a covid booster, and who has access to one. Plus, what the Sudanese coup says about democracy worldwide. And, meatless meals make it into public school lunches. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Crimes against houses of worship are on the rise
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From Jewish synagogues and Buddhist temples to Catholic churches and Muslim mosques, houses of worship are this year experiencing high levels of vandalism, arson and other property damage. According to early numbers, 2021 is on track to be a record year for hate crimes in the U.S., and many of those are linked to religious bigotry. Plus, global leaders prepare for the climate summit in Glasgow. And, your future home could be 3D-printed. Guests: Professor Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University; Axios' Andrew Freedman and Joann Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Attacks against houses of worship are on the rise What we’re watching during the final countdown to COP26 3D-printed houses poised to go mainstream Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Why Virginia governor’s race is so closely-watched
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It’s the final week of the governor’s race in Virginia between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. It’s a huge test for Democrats as they try to hold onto this must-have state. Plus, the Supreme Court decides to hear three abortion cases this term. And, new FBI data shows how border towns are safer than other American cities. Guests: Axios' Fadel Allassan, Oriana Gonzalez and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
House holds Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress
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It’s Friday, when we usually talk about the week in politics, which this week has included the House voting to hold Steven Bannon in contempt of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland’s first testimony before the Judicial Committee and President Biden trying to promote his economic agenda. Plus, the scene in Georgia during the first week of the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s murder. And, a thrifting renaissance courtesy of Gen Z Guests: Axios' Glen Johnson, Erica Pandey and Emma Hurt; Ruby Arbery and Lynn Whitlfield in Brunswick, GA. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
A new position of power for American workers
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Across the country, workers are angry -- demanding better pay and conditions. Since last week, some 10,000 John Deere workers have been on strike in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia after rejecting a pay raise that didn’t go above 6 percent. It’s the largest strike of the pandemic - but not the only one. Plus, Netflix workers stand up for the trans community. And, Biden’s plans for vaccinating kids against covid. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, Ina Fried and Marisa Fernandez. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
The new information age
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America’s economic edge in tech used to be because of hardware, like computers, and software, or programming -- think companies like Facebook or Google. But now we’re at a tipping point in the shift to an information economy that focuses on creators, content and data. Plus, Halloween is roaring back in 2021. And, how COVID has affected organized sports for kids. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Jennifer Kingson and Tyler Buchanan. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Why China’s hypersonic missile test matters for the U.S.
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China tested a hypersonic missile last August, according to new reporting from the Financial Times. China says it wasn't a nuclear-capable missile, but a routine spacecraft check. So how worried should we be? Plus, more tension between the Joes: Biden and Manchin. And, remembering former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Hans Nichols. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: A different kind of cold war Scoop: Manchin's red lines Obama says Powell exemplified what America "can and should be" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Biden, Manchin, and climate change
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There was lots of news over the weekend about West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to a crucial piece of President Biden's proposed climate agenda. That piece would encourage wind, solar, and other zero carbon sources of clean electricity. Axios' Ben Geman has a reality check. Plus, how the U.S. Secretary of Education says he’s tackling crises in our public schools. And, the history of American newspapers promoting lynching. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman and Jonathan Swan; DeNeen Brown, associate professor at the University of Maryland and Washington Post reporter. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
The Hard Truth of facial recognition technology
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On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, we look at how faulty technology is making its way into the U.S. immigration system. Guests: Chaz Arnett, law professor at the University of Maryland and Miguel. Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to editor-in-chief Sara Kehaulani Goo, executive editor Aja Whitacker-Moore and managing editor for technology Scott Rosenberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2021
The bad and the good in the latest inflation data
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The global energy crisis is causing a whole series of economic headaches, not the least of which is inflation. The Consumer Price Index, the best American measure of inflation, jumped 5.4% in September, compared to last year. That's according to new data out this week. Plus, the fallout of bigotry in the NFL. And, celebrating Latino ingenuity to close Hispanic Heritage Month. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Kendall Baker, and Marino Franco. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Clearing up the latest confusion around boosters
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New data from the National Institutes of Health shows that people who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine might benefit from getting a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot. But J&J has asked the FDA to approve a second shot for its own vaccine. Plus, Miya Marcano, and new attention on missing and murdered women of color. And, Snapchat is trying to get its users to run for office. Guests: Axios' Caitlin Owens and Alexi McCammond, and attorney Marlon Hill. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: J&J booster confusion ahead Miya Marcano Memorial Fund Snapchat young candidate project gets buzz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
The economic fallout from rude customers
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A recent survey of more than 13,000 workers found that 58% of restaurant and hotel employees plan to quit their jobs by the end of this year. And more than a third of them are citing difficult customers as the driving force. What are the knock-on economic effects? Plus, LinkedIn’s censorship of some Chinese profiles. And, charities take a page from government cash assistance. Guests: Axios' Hope King, Bryan Walsh and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Big Tech’s Big Tobacco moment
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Senators at Facebook’s hearing last week used an analogy we’ve heard before -- that Big Tech is having its Big Tobacco moment. But: It took decades to enact meaningful regulations with Big Tobacco, and we could see the same happen with tech companies. Plus, the challenges of permanent housing for Afghan refugees. And, the abysmal rate of female biographies on Wikipedia. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried and Linh Ta and Women in Red founder Roger Bamkin. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, Lydia McMullen Laird, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
The forecast for holiday travel doesn’t look good
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Over the weekend, Southwest Airlines cancelled nearly 2,000 of their flights citing weather and air traffic control issues. And while the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed staffing shortages in air traffic control, they also said it was likely that the airline was experiencing their own staffing problems. This is likely a preview of what the holiday travel season will look like. Plus, women’s heart health in a pandemic. And, why retailers are side-stepping the Columbus Day sales. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Marisa Fernandez, and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Averting default for now
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After days of will-they, won’t-they on the Hill, Senate Democrats and Republicans came to an agreement yesterday to extend the debt ceiling through early December. This came less than two weeks ahead of a deadline that would have seen the U.S. default on its debt for the first time. Plus, the U.S. races to catch up on at-home COVID testing. And, COVID deaths in America are on the decline. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Marisa Fernandez, and Sam Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo, Michael Hanf, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
New plans to help unhoused people in the nation’s capital
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Washington D.C. is now piloting a first-of-its-kind program that’s offering one-year leases to unhoused residents in the city. It could offer a solution for the more than half a million people experiencing homelessness in this community. Plus, how South Dakota became a tax haven. And, a game-changing new malaria vaccine. Guests: Axios' Chelsea Cirruzzo, Felix Salmon and Bryan Walsh. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo, Michael Hanf, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Why energy is more expensive
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The price of gasoline at U.S. pumps is up by about 50% in the last year, as energy prices climb around the world. Axios’ Kate Marino says it could affect our post-pandemic economic recovery. Plus, Latina entrepreneurs show resilience despite the pandemic. And, manatees are dying in droves off the Florida coast. Guests: Axios' Kate Marino and Ben Montgomery and Telemundo's Marina Franco. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo, Michael Hanf, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
Facebook’s very bad few days
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Yesterday, Facebook faced a major outage that knocked out all of its apps -- Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp -- for hours, across the globe. This came on the heels of revelations by whistleblower Francis Haugen, a former Facebook employee who leaked thousands of documents showing the way Facebook prioritizes profits over people. Plus, the scramble to contain one of the largest oil spills in California’s history. And, dating apps get political in Texas. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Andrew Freedman, and Michael Mooney. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, David Toledo, Michael Hanf, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Facebook whistleblower's moment California oil spill may close beaches for months Texas-based dating apps get political Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Afghanistan’s ambassador to the US speaks out
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Axios’ Jonathan Swan spoke with Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, Adela Raz, for the latest episode of “Axios on HBO.” It was her first TV interview since the fall of Kabul. Plus, the Supreme Court takes up some of our nation’s biggest issues. And, Mike Allen on the Pandora Papers. Guests: Jeffery Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center; Axios' Jonathan Swan and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Michael Hanf, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Exclusive: Afghan ambassador decries country's "betrayal" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Understanding the action on Capitol Hill
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We started this week talking about the possibility of a government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling and passing an ambitious new economic agenda for President Biden. By late Thursday, a government shut down had been averted -- but pretty much everything else was still on the table. Plus, the pandemic backlog of cases. And, a historic arts performance in New York City. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Alayna Treene, and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Congress passes short-term government funding bill, averting shutdown COVID-era criminals go free: Prosecutors dismiss cases as backlog mounts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Cracking down on anti-vax influencers
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YouTube announced yesterday that it’s cracking down on anti-vaccination information on the site, beyond content just related to the COVID vaccine. The platform has been a major source of misinformation about vaccines since well before the pandemic. Plus, Congressional reconciliation, explained. And, why President Biden rejected a meeting with the Palestinian president. Guests: Axios' Margaret Harding McGill, Alayna Treene, and Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
What's ahead for unvaccinated workers
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Yesterday, 175 healthcare workers at a North Carolina hospital system were fired because they wouldn’t get the COVID vaccine. It’s one of the biggest mass firings because of vaccine mandates to date, in the U.S. But this is not just an issue playing out in healthcare. More and more companies are adding vaccine requirements to their job postings -- across industries. Plus, restaurant staff speak out about abuse they’re facing. And, the billions invested into anti-aging research. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey and Bryan Walsh; Axios Today listeners Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Electric vehicles front and center
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Ford Motor Company is making a big bet on electric vehicles in Kentucky and Tennessee, through a new assembly plant and new battery factories. This comes as debate continues over President Biden's ambitious spending plan, which could transform the transportation sector when it comes to electric cars. Plus, why it took decades to convict R. Kelly. And, the debt ceiling, explained. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller and Alayna Treene; Jim DeRogatis, journalist and author of Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly; Koa Beck, journalist and author of White Feminism. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
How negotiations in Congress could affect your life
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President Biden’s economic agenda will be put to the test this week as the Senate votes on their bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and tries to stitch together Biden’s larger $3.5 trillion spending package. It’s been weeks of back and forth negotiations, but behind all the political drama is legislation that will have an impact on our day-to-day lives. Plus, Germany -- and Europe -- without Angela Merkel. And, cautious optimism for the coming COVID winter. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Zach Basu and Sam Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Biden’s diplomacy on the world stage
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President Biden struck an optimistic note when addressing the UN this week, emphasizing that the America First doctrines of the Trump administration are in the past. But whether it's the Afghanistan withdrawal or a new nuclear deal with Australia and the UK, many Western allies are unhappy with the U.S. Plus, what’s behind Puerto Rico’s high vaccination rate. And, the crisis in daycares across the country. Guests: Governor of Puerto Rico Pedro Pierluisi, Axios' Margaret Talev and Katie Peralta Soloff. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Haitian migrants at the southern border
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Thousands of Haitian migrants are living in a temporary encampment at the Southern border in Del Rio, Texas. A lot has happened this week since the Biden administration announced they were going to start deporting many of these people back to Haiti. Plus, AirBnB’s hopes of housing Afghan refugees. And, Democrats plan to tax the rich. Guests: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Axios' Stef Kight and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Universities force choices on COVID vaccine mixing
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On Monday, the Biden administration said it would lift travel restrictions starting in November, for travelers from 33 countries who are fully vaccinated. That means that the U.S. will let in people who have received vaccines that aren’t yet authorized here in the U.S. by the FDA, like the AstraZeneca vaccine. But for international students who are coming here to study, that may not be the case. Plus, a test of the global financial system from China. And, why vinyl record sales keep exploding. Guests: Reuters' Ahmed Aboulenein, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter's Michelle Limpe, Axios' Felix Salmon and Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
A movement away from the evangelical church
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About a quarter of Americans describe themselves as evangelical protestants, according to the Pew Research Center. But lately a movement of so-called “exvangelicals” is moving away from the evangelical church in the U.S. Plus, new steps to protect U.S. workers from extreme heat. And, some of you share how you’ve managed parenting young kids during the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight and Andrew Freedman; Axios Today listeners. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Why France is so angry with the U.S.
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From French diplomacy to Haitian deportations at the Southern border, international headlines dominated the weekend. Axios' Dave Lawler catches us up. Plus, a looming battle with Chicago city workers over vaccine mandates. And, why companies want cool stock symbols. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Monica Eng, and Courtenay Brown. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Michael Hanf, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Australian prime minister says France knew of "grave" concerns over submarine fleet U.S. begins deportation flights to Haiti from Del Rio Axios Chicago Game of tickers: The heated race to reserve unique stock symbols Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Hard Truths: Environmental Justice and the U.S. Government
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On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, how the federal government is tackling environmental justice, and what it will take to make real change in vulnerable communities. Guests: Henry Herrera, EPA administrator Michael Regan, and Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University. Credits: “Axios Today” is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to executive editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, Hard Truths editor Michele Salcedo, managing editor for business Aja Whitacker-Moore, climate and energy reporters Ben Geman and Andrew Freedman and race and justice reporter Russell Contreras. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2021
What California’s recall election and the Texas abortion law have in common
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California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom survived a Republican-led effort to recall him from office, this week. Axios' Margaret Talev says new polling points to some GOP voters pushing back on the party in a few places. Plus, research into kids and long COVID. And, crab cakes are the latest supply chain headache. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Tina Reed, and Michael Graff. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Judge agrees to consider temporarily blocking Texas abortion ban NIH launches massive project to study long COVID Crab cake sticker shock: A crabmeat shortage hits Charlotte restaurants Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
A crisis for Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley
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Did General Mark Milley go too far? That’s the question in Washington today after newly released excerpts of the latest work from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa are calling into question Milley’s role during the Trump administration. Plus, how teen mental health is affected by the pandemic. And, survivors of Larry Nassar’s abuse call out the FBI. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan and Penn State University's Paul Harris. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Pediatricians face a new COVID reality
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With COVID-19 cases in children surging across the country, doctors are seeing more kids in their offices and in hospitals. Two pediatricians share what they’re seeing and what they want parents to know. Plus, California’s recall election and lies about voter fraud. And, what do you want to know about teenage mental health during the pandemic? Guests: Pediatrician Bryan Kornreich, Michigan Medicine's Marisa Louie and Axios' Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
How the pandemic changed kids' learning
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The number of COVID cases in kids has skyrocketed with the Delta variant. For the week ending September 9th, children made up 28.9% of reported weekly cases, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. But contracting Covid is far from the only risk for young people during this pandemic. With the new school year upon us, and more data coming out all the time, we’re looking over the next few days at some of the ways covid has affected kids: from language development to mental health from toddlers to teens. Plus, the group trying to get more Black Democrats elected to Washington. And, getting to the bottom of hate crimes data. Guests: Elizabeth Spencer Norton, assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University and Axios' Alexi McCammond and Worth Sparkman. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Michael Hanf and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Battle over federal vaccine mandates
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The new vaccine mandates that President Biden announced last week will affect about 100 million Americans. And while it seems many Americans agree with the President, there’s also been significant backlash, with some GOP governors vowing legal action, and other top Republicans calling for a public uprising. Plus, a September sprint in the U.S. Senate. And, the latest fight between Facebook and regulators. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Alayna Treene, and Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: America's civil war of 2021 Congress' September sprint Facebook admits "trust deficit" as it looks to launch digital wallet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Interfaith efforts to fight hate
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Before the 9/11 memorial in New York City was even built, there were plans to build an Islamic community center and mosque a few blocks away. Eleven years ago, the Anti-Defamation League opposed the building of the center in that place. But this week, the ADL’s National Director apologized for that stance. He talks to Axios Today about coming together to combat hate and terror. Plus, how threats to the U.S. have changed over two decades. And, COVID today, by the numbers. Guests: The Anti-Defamation League's Jonathan Greenblatt, Axios' Bryan Walsh and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Michael Hanf, Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Brutal crackdowns as Afghanistan gets a new government
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The Taliban yesterday announced the first members of a new temporary Afghan government. And as Axios’ national security reporter Zach Basu writes, the interim cabinet is made up of mostly “old-guard Taliban officials.” Plus, disappointing jobs numbers with some glimmers of hope. And, actor Simu Liu on turning a movie into a movement. Guests: Axios' Zachary Basu, Kate Marino, and Hope King. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: BONUS AUDIO: Simu Liu talks to Hope King about 'Shang-Chi's' success and what's next Taliban announce formation of caretaker Afghan government Deconstructing August's disappointing jobs report Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Looking to new vaccines for a way out of COVID
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Here in the U.S., the COVID vaccine conversation has mostly been focused on Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J. But with Delta’s strong hold on much of the U.S., Axios’ health care business reporter Bob Herman reports that we should be paying attention to other emerging vaccines. Plus, Mexico moves to decriminalize abortion. And, Latino voters’ role in deciding the fate of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Guests: Telemundo Noticias' Marina Franco, Axios' Bob Herman and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
The roadblocks before President Biden
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It’s been a turbulent political summer, most recently with the Texas abortion ban that dominated headlines last week. As summer ends, a host of crises are putting roadblocks before President Biden and his agenda for the fall. Plus, Afghan refugees at the mercy of an overwhelmed immigration system. And, the new growth of organized labor in the U.S. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Stef Kight, and Dan Primack. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: DOJ vows to "protect" abortion seekers, providers in Texas The labor movement is showing signs of life Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Rounding up a week of climate devastation
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Natural disasters punished the country this week. There’s been devastating flooding in Louisiana and the New York region, alongside wildfires in California and Nevada. Plus, how Texas could affect abortion laws in other states. And, inside the first all-civilian space flight. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman, Oriana González, Miriam Kramer, and Nick Halter. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Hope King, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
How decades of decisions have led to larger wildfires
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Firefighters in Northern California have been working to halt the aggressive Caldor Fire, one of 13 large fires burning in the state, and one which has displaced tens of thousands of people. Climate change plus decades of decisions around land management are partly to blame. Plus, police accountability in Colorado. And, the new 'Shang-Chi', Marvel’s first Asian American-led movie. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman and John Frank. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Hope King, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: California's Caldor Fire nears South Lake Tahoe: What you need to know 3 officers, 2 paramedics charged in connection with death of Elijah McClain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Federal intervention in the school masking debate
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The ongoing battle among local, state and federal officials over COVID precautions in schools continues. The US Department of Education has now launched a civil rights investigation into five GOP-led states that have banned mask mandates in schools. Plus, the return of evictions in America. And, Amazon steps into the live audio business. Guests: Axios' Ben Montgomery, Linh Ta, Felix Salmon, and Sara Fischer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Hope King, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Florida school districts face mask free-for-all after judge strikes down DeSantis' ban U.S. Education Department launches probe into Iowa's mask mandate ban The return of evictions Scoop: Amazon quietly building live audio business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
What's next after 20 years of war
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Today was President Biden’s deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After two decades of war, the final US plane left Kabul yesterday afternoon. Plus, Biden waives ethics rules for top officials. And, one reverend’s fight against a Texas abortion ban. Guests: Senior minister of First Unitarian Church in Dallas Daniel Kanter, Axios' Dave Lawler and Lachlan Markay. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: What Taliban rule will look like in the new old Afghanistan Revealed: Biden's ethics exceptions Texas ban on second-trimester abortion procedure upheld by appeals court Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Another historic storm hits Louisiana
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Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana yesterday afternoon. Just shy of a category five storm, it’s one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the state in recorded history. It also hit on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina which ravaged the state and the city of New Orleans. Plus, ambulance wait times are skyrocketing. And, Silicon Valley’s biggest fraud on trial. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman, Marisa Fernandez, and Kia Kokalitcheva. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: "Extremely dangerous" Hurricane Ida lashes Louisiana coast As hospitals fill, more ambulances forced to wait Silicon Valley's biggest fraud is on trial Biden pays respect to fallen service members at Dover AFB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
The latest from Kabul after deadly blasts
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Two explosions at the Kabul airport yesterday left at least 100 people dead -- including 13 U.S. service members -- and 150 more wounded. The blasts came from at least two suicide bombers, and The Islamic State has claimed responsibility. Plus, the last marine to escape Saigon in 1975 on the evacuation crisis in Afghanistan. And, the rising role of women in the gig economy. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Biden promises retaliation for attacks in Kabul The last Marine in Saigon on Afghanistan The rise of women in the gig economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
A cybersecurity call to action
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In the middle of messy evacuations from Afghanistan and just before a meeting with the Israeli prime minister, President Biden yesterday held a cybersecurity summit with tech and business leaders at the White House. Arvind Krishna, the chairman and chief executive officer of IBM, was one of them. Plus, retailers tackle the shipping crisis And, Afghanistan’s all-women robotics team flees Kabul and talks to us from Mexico City about what’s next Guests: Arvind Krishna, chairman and CEO of IBM; members of The Afghan Dreamers; Axios' Courtenay Brown Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to us as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Shipping mania flashpoint: Retailers charter boats Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Biden facing international pressure on Afghanistan
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President Biden yesterday confirmed the US is on track to get US troops and allies out of Afghanistan by August 31st. This is despite calls from other world leaders - like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French president Emmanuel Macron - to extend the timeline. Plus, the first airline CEO to mandate employee COVID vaccines...hopes others will follow suit. And, fallout from the popular site OnlyFans ban of explicit content. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Joann Muller, and Dan Primack. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to us as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Biden told G7 allies U.S. still plans to get out of Kabul by Aug. 31 Sex workers sound off on OnlyFans ban Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
What FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine means for a hard-hit state
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The FDA yesterday granted full approval to the Pfizer BioNTech COVID vaccine. Will it convince more people to get vaccinated? The answer to that question will be especially important in states with low vaccination rates and surging hospitalizations, like Alabama. That state is currently one of the hardest hit by COVID in the nation. Plus, FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine raises questions about young kids. And, dire conditions in Qatar for evacuees from Afghanistan. Guests: Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, Axios' Tina Reed and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: FDA grants full approval to Pfizer's COVID vaccine Record 29 out LGBTQ athletes set to compete in Tokyo Paralympics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Biden says the U.S. may still be in Afghanistan after August 31st
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President Biden spoke yesterday afternoon to the American people, again defending his withdrawal from Afghanistan, and saying the exit could take longer than planned. Plus, images out of Kabul are being put to political use. And, a new push to make the outdoors safer for people of color. Guests: Axios' Glen Johnson, Lachlan Markay, and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Margaret Talev, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Sources: No Biden firings GOP ad-makers jump on Afghan footage Making the outdoors safe for people of color Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Hard Truths: What it takes to get tenure
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On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, we look at how the process to get tenure at many universities in the U.S. is shutting out academics of color. Guests: Paul Harris, associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University, and Patricia Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University and editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure Credits: “Axios Today” is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to executive editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, Hard Truths editor Michele Salcedo and managing editor for business Aja Whitacker-Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices