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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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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
Aug 21, 2021
How America feels about President Biden
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It’s an interesting moment for president Biden right now, as the American public reacts to his decisions around Afghanistan, alongside his handling of the Delta variant surge and the economic impacts of COVID. And while it’s hard to say exactly where American opinions fall right now - polling shows the approval ratings honeymoon is over for President Biden. Plus, the view on the ground from Haiti. And, the case for holiday shopping - now. Guests: The Miami Herald's Jacquline Charles, Axios' Margaret Talev and Linh Ta. 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
Aug 20, 2021
Evacuating our Afghan allies
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It’s been four days since the Taliban took over the capital city of Kabul and declared victory in Afghanistan. In the past few days, we’ve seen shocking images of people clinging to planes at the Kabul airport trying to get out of the country. Plus, consumer spending isn’t deterred yet by the Delta variant. And, Facebook claims vaccine hesitancy is on the decline. Guests: Truman Center for National Policy's Camille Mackler, Axios' Sam Ro and Ina Fried. 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
Aug 19, 2021
The language of COVID boosters
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Today, President Biden is expected to announce his administration’s recommendation for a third dose for all vaccinated Americans. This follows the CDC and FDA approval last week of a third shot for those who are immunocompromised. But a "third dose" and a "booster" can refer to different things. Plus, what the new school year looks like for parents across America. And, companies address employee mental health. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed, Erica Pandey, Russ Contreras, and Margaret Talev 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: Boosters take off COVID cases in kids are rising just as schools are coming back Mental health is the next big workplace issue Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
Biden defends his decisions on Afghanistan
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President Biden addressed the nation yesterday about the situation in Afghanistan, after the Taliban seized control and declared that “the war is over.” The Pentagon estimates approximately 6,000 U.S. troops will assist with the evacuation of American personnel in Afghanistan. Plus, a new kind of back-to-school. And, understanding plans for new construction in the occupied West Bank. Guests: LA Times' Melissa Gomez, Axios' Hans Nichols 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, 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 falls Israel to approve new construction in West Bank for both settlers and Palestinians Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan
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The Taliban have declared victory in Afghanistan this morning. The group took control of Kabul yesterday, 20 years after they had been run out of the capital city by US-led forces. President Biden has authorized sending 5,000 troops to Afghanistan to help with evacuation. Plus, the Haitian diaspora rushes to help after a deadly earthquake. And, a repeat COVID milestone we didn’t want. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Family Action Network Movement's Marleine Bastien. 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: U.S. completes evacuation from American embassy in Kabul Haiti earthquake death toll rises to 1,297 Fauci: It's "likely" everybody will need a booster shot at some point Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Schools vs. governors on mask mandates
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Florida’s COVID-19 rates are worse than they have ever been. The state now makes up almost 20 percent of the entire caseload in the country. Meanwhile in Texas, as of Tuesday there were just 368 ICU beds available across the state. These two states are becoming heated battlegrounds over the way forward. Plus, Afghanistan’s security situation collapses. And, a Palestinian-American sprinter on her unlikely Olympic journey. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Oriana González, and Glen Johnson; Olympic sprinter Hanna Barakat 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
What we know about kids and COVID now
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Yesterday, California became the first state to require all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or get tested weekly for COVID. In other states, like Texas and Florida, school districts are fighting state and local government to implement mask mandates for students. All of this is happening as students are starting to go back to in-person schooling and as pediatric COVID hospitalizations are on the rise. Plus, the Delta variant is catching up with air travel. And, calls for better conditions for migrant teens in U.S. custody in Texas. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Tina Reed, and Fadel Allassan. 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: New COVID restrictions could slow air travel Pediatric COVID hospitalizations soar Lawsuit: Migrant teens in U.S. custody face "deplorable conditions" at Texas sites Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
$1 trillion infrastructure bill clears the Senate
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Yesterday was dominated by political news, with the bipartisan win on infrastructure and Governor Andrew Cuomo's resignation. We get at why they matter with Axios' political team. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Glen Johnson, and Margaret Talev 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: Senate passes $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Andrew Cuomo resigns as governor of New York Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
Inside the GOP’s current playbook
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It may seem like the 2022 midterms are far off, but issues like rising crime, border crossings and inflation are already starting to shape political discourse and early campaigns. Plus, the Taliban seizes more cities in Afghanistan. And, why it’s extra easy to get a car loan right now. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Dave Lawler, 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, 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 gusher Left behind in Afghanistan 1 big thing: Banks loosen up on auto loans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Scientists' strongest stance yet on climate
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The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on climate change this morning. It shows that warming is happening more quickly than we realized, and calls the connection between human activity and global warming “unequivocal.” It's the strongest stance by global scientists on climate we've seen yet. Plus, the pandemic has changed our relationship with trash. And, Ina Fried’s big takeaways from covering the Olympic games. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman, Hope King, and Ina Fried. 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: Dixie Fire now 3rd largest wildfire in California history Low-waste economy hits its groove Axios at the Olympics: Tokyo Games close with a flourish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
The opioid crisis and HIV outbreaks in West Virginia
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The CDC has called the HIV outbreak in Kanawha county the most concerning HIV outbreak in the entire U.S. associated with injection drug use. This week, the CDC issued a report on how to manage this outbreak, but their recommendations are almost impossible to implement because of current local laws. Plus, Biden gets tough with GOP governors on COVID. And, lab-grown salmon coming to a sushi bar near you. Guests: Mountain State Spotlight’s Lauren Peace and Axios' Margaret Talev 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, 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
Aug 06, 2021
Left behind in Afghanistan
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The Biden administration is close to meeting its accelerated deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. But it's leaving behind thousands of translators and interpreters who are waiting for special immigrant visas designated for people who worked with US troops. Najib is one of those translators in limbo. Plus, the Mexican government sues U.S. gunmakers. And, vaccine passports come to New York City. Guests: Afghan translator, Najib; Telemundo and Axios' Marina Franco; Axios' Tina Reed and Ina Fried. 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
Aug 05, 2021
Officer trauma after January 6
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Four officers who responded to the Capitol insurrection on January 6th have now died by suicide. The news of the most recent two deaths came this week. Officer Gunther Hashida, Officer Kyle DeFreytag, Officer Howie Liebengood , and Officer Jeffrey Smith were among those who fought to defend the Capitol that day. Plus, we can’t just blame social media for misinformation. And, lab-grown salmon coming to a sushi bar near you. Guests: Chief Operating Officer of First HELP Steve Hough, Axios' Sara Fischer and Alayna Treene. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, 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
Aug 04, 2021
Millions of Americans face eviction
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The federal eviction moratorium expired this past weekend, putting an estimated 4 million people — or more — at risk of getting kicked out of their homes. Plus, a rare moment of discord between Democratic leaders and the president. And, openly trans and non-binary athletes make their mark in Tokyo. Guests: Axios' Danielle Chemtob, Jonathan Swan, and Ina Fried. 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
Aug 03, 2021
A reality check on the Delta variant
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You may have seen the very scary headlines this weekend about the COVID-19 Delta variant. One of those was out of Florida, which hit the highest number of new COVID cases since the pandemic began. And last Wednesday Texas reported more than 10,000 new COVID cases, its highest total for a single day since February. In D.C., the indoor mask mandate for those vaccinated went back into effect, as it did for many other parts of the country. Plus, the Biden administration’s messy COVID messaging. And, why the pandemic means less long-distance romance. Guests: Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News' Chief Washington Correspondent and host of What the Health podcast, and Axios' 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, 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: Fauci: New lockdowns unlikely despite surge in Delta cases Biden's quick-trigger COVID problem The end of long-distance relationships Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Suni Lee wins the gold
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Yesterday in Tokyo, gymnast Sunisa Lee became the sixth U.S. woman to win an Olympic all-around gold. She’s the first Hmong American to not only win but compete at the Olympics. Plus, how climate fares in the infrastructure deal. And, U.S. GDP growth falls short of expectations. Guests: Kare 11 News anchor Gia Wang, Axios' Ben Geman 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, 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
Jul 30, 2021
What this summer means for the climate crisis
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From Portland to New Orleans, heat watches, warnings, and advisories are in effect across 19 states. It’s just the latest in a series of extreme heat waves, floods and wildfires across the world that have been made worse by the ongoing climate crisis. How should we be thinking about how to solve all of these climate calamities? Plus, what it takes to put up a monument. And, U.S. Women win gold at the Olympics. Guests: Author of Ida B. The Queen, Michelle Duster, Axios' Andrew Freedman, and Ina Fried. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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
Jul 29, 2021
An emotional first day for the Jan. 6 committee
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Yesterday the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol held its first hearing. Four officers shared difficult testimony about the physical and verbal assaults they endured while responding to the riot. Plus, the pandemic’s latest turning point. And, the youngest victims of Myanmar’s military coup. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Dave Lawler, and Ina Fried. 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
Jul 28, 2021
Vaccine mandates are here
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Yesterday, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require its employees to be vaccinated. The news came as officials from New York City and the state of California announced similar mandates for their workers. Plus, tempering expectations for the January 6 committee. And, what COVID-19 taught us about friendships. Guests: Axios' Caitlin Owens, Alayna Treene, Mike Allen, Ina Fried, and author of Friends Forever, Suzanne Degges-White. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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
Jul 27, 2021
How COVID-19 exacerbated the global hunger crisis
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The recent protests in Cuba were driven largely by food shortages and prices. But it’s not just Cuba. About a tenth of the world’s population was undernourished in 2020 as world hunger hit a 15-year high. That’s according to a recent report by the United Nations that outlined how the pandemic has reversed years of progress in global malnutrition. Plus, American journalism divided. And, the standout Olympic stars from Team USA. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Sara Fischer and Kendall 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, 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
Jul 26, 2021
Patriotism tested at the Olympics
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For Americans, the Tokyo Olympics will be a test of what patriotism looks like in 2021. Axios and our partners at Momentive have polled more than 5,000 people on their feelings about the U.S. and other countries at the Games. Plus, the scope of the opioid epidemic. And, the Delta variant grips Capitol Hill Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Bob Herman, and Sarah Mucha. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Margaret, Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. 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
Jul 23, 2021
What's left of the Jan. 6 committee
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Back in June, the House of Representatives passed a resolution launching a special committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection on the Capitol. Minority leader Kevin McCarthy could choose five committee members, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have veto power and the final say. On Wednesday, Pelosi rejected two of McCarthy’s appointees, saying they could have “an impact on the integrity of the investigation.” Plus, an eerie first Olympic dispatch from Tokyo. And, why some rural Democrats are running against their own national party’s image. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Ina Fried, and Alexi McCammond. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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: McCarthy pulls Republicans from Jan. 6 select committee after Pelosi rejects picks Olympic soccer players take a knee against racism Swing Country: Rural Dems run from party Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
The latest on kids and Covid
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As the Delta variant spreads and covid safety measures loosen across much of the country, many are starting to think about the fall and how kids will stay safe when they return to crowded classrooms. Plus, finding housing for reunited migrant families. And, fallout from the world’s first atomic bomb. Guests: Axios' Marisa Fernandez, Stef Kight, 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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: Delta variant now makes up 83% of U.S. COVID cases, CDC director says Latinos still coping with the fallout of 1st nuclear explosion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
A new reality for Olympic sponsors
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Companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars to be sponsors at the Olympic games -- an investment that can mean big returns. But this year the pandemic has put sponsors in a very tight spot. Plus, GOP leaders fight for a say in blue cities. And, the Delta variant in the U.S. -- by the numbers. Guests: Axios' Hope King, Danielle Chemtob, 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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: Olympics to miss the mark for many sponsors “Burn the ships”: Tariq Bokhari wants the GOP to take back Charlotte "A pandemic of the unvaccinated" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Simultaneous disasters in Europe
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The flood waters in Germany and Belgium have started receding with more than 180 people dead. It’s the worst flooding the region has seen in decades and comes on top of a worsening COVID outbreak throughout Europe. Plus, why car prices are driving inflation. And, retailers turn to facial recognition technology. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Kim Hart and Felix Salmon. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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: At least 184 people dead after devastating European floods Facial recognition surges in retail stores Why cars are driving inflation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Hard Truths: The fight on Mauna Kea
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On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, we go inside the fight to build a $2.4 billion telescope on the highest mountaintop in Hawai'i. For astronomers it would mean the chance to answer deep questions about the universe. But for indigenous Hawai'ians, it would mean the desecration of sacred land. Guests: Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, post-doctoral researcher and scientist at UH-Hilo Hawaii Cooperative studies unit at the University of Hawai'i Hilo and Axios' Miriam Kramer. 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. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to Axios space editor Miriam Kramer, Executive Editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, and Hard Truths Editor Michele Salcedo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2021
The growing class of alternative social media networks
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Remember Parler? Well that alternative social media platform is not the only one. MeWe is another social media network hoping to gain traction with users who feel they’ve been censored by Facebook. Plus, new challenges to democracy at home and overseas. And, why a fight over a telescope in Hawaii is more than science vs. culture. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Sara Fischer, and Miriam Kramer. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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
Jul 16, 2021
What the expanded child tax credit actually does
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Today marks the start of the Biden Administration’s Enhanced Child Tax Credit program, meaning millions of American families can soon expect payments deposited in their bank accounts. What is it and what do you need to know? Plus, Jamaica will demand reparations from Britain over slavery. And, why parts of the Amazon are emitting more carbon than they’re absorbing. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Andrew Freedman, and How to Be an Antiracist's Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin, Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. 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
Jul 15, 2021
Cuban government cracks down on protesters
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Cuban activists are saying more than 100 people are missing or have been arrested during recent protests on the island over economic conditions. The protests are the largest in decades. Plus, the growing debate over COVID booster shots. And, Texas lawmakers flee the state. Guests: Telemundo News' Marina Franco, Axios' Caitlin Owens and Stef Kight. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. 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
Jul 14, 2021
The deer problem
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It’s the ever-famous shark week on the Discovery Channel this week -- but if we’re talking about deadly animals, did you know that deer are actually the deadliest in America? They’re the cause of death for about 200 Americans a year in collisions with cars - and another 30,000 are injured. Plus, an update on Haiti. And, the MLB All-Star Game shot in the arm for Denver. Guests: The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles, Axios' Felix Salmon and John Frank. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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
Jul 13, 2021
The power grid is stretched thin
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Stories of how extreme heat and wildfires are affecting communities are pouring out of the Western U.S. and Canada. One that caught our eye is out of Oregon, where a wildfire is threatening power grid lines in North California. This comes as the power grid is stretched thin across much of the country Plus, migration trends between the U.S. and Mexico are flipping. And, how self-driving car technology can be used for wheelchairs. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman, Stef Kight 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, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Heat wave engulfs the West as Death Valley hits 130 degrees Migration trends between the U.S. and Mexico have flipped upside down Wheelchairs get the Tesla treatment with new smart tech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
A reality check on rising gun violence
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There have been lots of headlines this year about the rise in gun violence. And some of that is true - more than 180 people were killed in shootings across the country over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Plus, a swift exit from Afghanistan. And, how Ohio's influencing the national Republican conversation. Guests: The Guardian's Abene Clayton and Axios' Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Tucker, Putin and the NSA
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Last Monday, Tucker Carlson went in front of his several million viewers and made an extraordinary accusation: that the NSA was spying on his emails. The NSA issued a rare, public denial that Carlson had been targeted. Plus, turmoil in Haiti. And, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on the unfair expectations placed on athletes. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Jonathan Swan, and How to Be an Antiracist's Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Scoop: Tucker Carlson sought Putin interview at time of spying claim Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated Controversy ahead of the Olympics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
How smartphone alerts could solve energy crises
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Last week, as much of the country experienced a heat wave, New York City’s Central Park had its hottest day since 2013. And New Yorkers got an alert on their cellphones from the city they'd never seen before: help us conserve energy while the grid is strained. It worked. And, what’s left behind as the U.S. exits Afghanistan. Plus, why the U.S. covid vaccination rate is stuck. Guests: Axios' Zach Basu, Tina Reed, 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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
Jul 07, 2021
Controversy ahead of the Olympics
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The Olympics are less than three weeks away and over this past weekend we saw three big headlines, all having to do with restrictions that have primarily affected women of color and intersex people. And it’s left many fans wondering who these Olympic rules are actually serving. And, infighting in the Vice President’s office. Plus, Noah Feldman -- and you -- on what freedom means in America now. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Margaret Talev and Harvard University constitutional law professor Noah Feldman. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, 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: Namibian female athletes disqualified from Olympics due to naturally high testosterone levels Swimming caps for natural Black hair banned from Tokyo Olympics Biden aide charges "sabotage" of Harris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
New citizens on the year ahead
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Today, president Biden will participate in a longstanding presidential tradition: a naturalization ceremony welcoming new U.S. citizens, ahead of the July 4th holiday. Those who’ve most recently become citizens did so at a pretty remarkable time: 2020 and 2021 have included a pandemic, a racial reckoning, an election unlike any other. We hear reflections from four new Americans. Plus, takeaways and surprises from the Supreme Court. And, why some progressives are bypassing Bernie Sanders. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker and Alexi McCammond. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Why Bill Cosby is now free
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Bill Cosby was released from prison yesterday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction. The justices cited an existing agreement with a prosecutor they said should have barred Cosby from being charged. Plus, missed cancer screenings take a toll. And, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on overlapping movements for civil rights. Guests: Harvard University constitutional law professor Noah Feldman, Axios' Tina Reed and How to Be an Antiracist's Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Bill Cosby released from prison after court overturns conviction Pandemic may drive up cancer cases and exacerbate disparities Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
The disappearing unemployment lifeline
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During the pandemic, self-employed, gig and freelance workers were eligible for unemployment benefits. Now as states start cutting back on those pandemic-era programs, that subset of workers is about to get shut out of those benefits. Plus, the latest from the Florida building collapse. And, reparations via Venmo. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, Erin Doherty 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Unemployment lifeline disappears Search for survivors of deadly Florida condo collapse enters 6th day Online reparations revolution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Record-breaking heat in the Pacific Northwest
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A massive heat dome -- an atmospheric trap of hot ocean air -- has had temperatures soaring in the Pacific Northwest for days. Plus, Republicans consider taxing big tech to close the digital divide. And, movies in theaters are back...fast and furious. Guests: Amy Harder, Vice President at Breakthrough Energy and Axios' Margaret Harding McGill 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, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. We have a new feature to text Niala directly! Text questions, comments and story ideas as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Pacific Northwest heat wave reaches astonishing peak on Monday Republicans' new plan to tax Big Tech Judge dismisses FTC's antitrust complaint against Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Canada’s racial reckoning
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Last week, the Cowessess First Nation said it found 751 unmarked graves of children at the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan. This comes just weeks after the remains of 215 other children were found at a similar school site in British Columbia. Plus, new questions about building integrity in Florida and beyond. And, restaurants and hotels welcome the work-from-home crowd. Guests: CBC Radio's Wawmeesh Hamilton, The Miami Herald's Doug Hanks, and Axios' 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. We have a new feature to text Niala directly! Text questions, comments and story ideas as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Trudeau: Pope should apologize in Canada over unmarked graves Death toll reaches 9 from Florida condo collapse, 156 people missing The rise of "third workplaces" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal
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President Biden took a preemptive victory lap yesterday over his massive $1 trillion+ infrastructure package, touting a bipartisan agreement he says he’s brokered. Plus, Minneapolis prepares for Derek Chauvin’s sentencing. And, why many Pride parades have banned uniformed police officers. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Nick Halter, and Seattle-based freelance journalist Mark Van Streefkerk. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. We have a new feature to text Niala directly! Text questions, comments and story ideas as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Biden strikes infrastructure deal with bipartisan group of senators At least one person killed, 99 missing after deadly Miami-area condo collapse 1 big thing: What to expect from Chauvin's sentencing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
The effects of the worker shortage
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This morning we’re bringing you the stories of how a labor shortage is affecting two industries: airlines and small, long-standing businesses. Plus, President Biden’s executive orders on gun violence. And, Ibram X. Kendi on voting rights. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Emma Way and Marisa Fernandez and How to Be an Antiracist's Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: American Airlines cuts hundreds of flights amid demand surge Iconic Price’s Chicken Coop is closing Biden administration to launch drive tackling gun violence spike Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
A wake-up call for manufacturing
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According to a speech scheduled to be delivered today, the Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, will say the economic disruption of the pandemic shows that America needs an industrial policy that invests in more manufacturing jobs. Plus, the Biden administration says it won’t meet its July 4th COVID vaccination goal. And, what you need to know one month ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Ina Fried. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Pandemic's "wake-up call" for restoring industry White House acknowledges U.S. will miss July 4 vaccination goal Ex-CDC director: “COVID is here to stay” Laurel Hubbard to become 1st openly trans athlete to compete at Olympics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
The Democrats’ uphill battle on voting rights
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The Senate is voting today on whether or not to move forward with the For the People Act, a sweeping election reform bill that’s been at the top of the Democratic wish list for months. But the vote likely will not go their way. Plus, ranked-choice voting, explained. And, remote hiring gets complicated in Colorado. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Glen Johnson and John Frank. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. We have a new feature to text Niala directly! Text questions, comments and story ideas as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Major companies ask Colorado residents not to apply for remote positions New York City prepares to pick its next mayor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
The future of U.S. counterterrorism in Afghanistan
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Axios Political Reporter Jonathan Swan sat down this week with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan for the latest episode of Axios on HBO, and their conversation raised questions about the future of U.S. counterterrorism in that region. Plus, U.S. Bishops and their vote to deny communion to President Biden. And, why we’re dreading more of our social obligations. Guests: Steve Millies, director of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union, and Axios' Jonathan Swan 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Justin Kaufmann, Michael Hanf and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Pakistan PM will "absolutely not" allow CIA to use bases for Afghanistan Operations The Axios What's Next Newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
The Hard Truth of the marijuana industry
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The latest episode of our Hard Truths series examining systemic racism in America takes a look at the multi-billion dollar marijuana industry. Today: the obstacles that two Black Latinas had to overcome when they chose to start their own businesses in the overwhelmingly white marijuana industry. Guest: Chanda Macias, CEO of Ilera Holistic Healthcare, and Women Grow and Gia Morón, CEO of GVM Communications and president of Women Grow. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Alex Sugiura is our sound engineer. Special thanks to Axios Denver reporter John Frank, Axios Executive Editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, Hard Truths Editor Michele Salcedo, and Executive Producer Dan Bobkoff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2021
Where the U.S.-Russia relationship goes from here
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Let’s go back to a moment earlier this week when President Biden was talking to the press in Geneva about his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin had done a lot of lying to reporters in his presser. But when it was Biden’s turn to face the media, things got a little testy... Plus, how TV is embracing queer people and stories. And, a Western heat wave intensifies. Guests: Culture critic and journalist Naveen Kumar, and Axios' 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, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
Congress approves Juneteenth as a federal holiday
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The House voted yesterday to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, after the Senate unanimously did so on Tuesday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., falling on the day in 1865 that enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas learned they were free - more than two years after emancipation was announced. Plus, culture clash at the Southern Baptist Convention. And, the FAA gets serious about unruly passengers. Guests: How to Be an Antiracist's Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Houston Chronicle's Robert Downen, and Axios' Joann Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Biden meets Putin
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Later today, President Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This will be the first meeting between the two since Biden took office. What’s it going to be like inside that room? Plus, more evidence of COVID’s long term effects. And, the new corporate must-have? The company retreat. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Glen Johnson, Marisa Fernandez, 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, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Predatory billing by U.S. hospitals
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A new Axios Special Report, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, sheds some light on the predatory practices American hospitals are using to collect on patients' debt. Medical debt makes up 58% of all debt collections in the U.S. and has caused hundreds of thousands of Americans to file for bankruptcy. Plus, the overlooked role of Latinos in the LGBTQ civil rights movement. And, the home ownership gap widens. Guests: Axios' Caitlin Owens, Russell Contreras, and Nick Halter. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Justin Kaufmann and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: America's biggest hospitals vs. their patients The overlooked history of Latinos in the LGBTQ struggle Homeownership gap widens in the Twin Cities Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Style Over Substance at the G7
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The G7 Summit, a meeting of some of the world's wealthiest democracies, wrapped up yesterday in Cornwall, England. What are the takeaways from President Biden's first foreign trip? Plus, a new government in Israel. And forecasting the short-term future for work, life and play. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Barak Ravid 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Justin Kaufmann and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Netanyahu out as new Israeli government survives confidence vote Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
It’s still too soon to worry about inflation
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The Consumer Price Index released yesterday shows that prices for food, energy and products like used cars increased 5 percent compared to May of 2020. It’s the biggest year-over-year increase in almost 13 years. Plus, President Biden strikes a different tone on the world stage. And, brace yourself for cold and flu season this year. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Marisa Fernandez, and Margaret Talev. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Consumer prices rose 5% from last May, as pace of inflation ticks up America's next big wave of sick Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
What’s next for mass transit
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During the pandemic, ridership of mass transit pretty much collapsed. Now as the county reopens transportation experts are hoping that commuters will come back. But what if they don’t? Plus, the uptick in trans murders in the U.S. And, President Biden reverses the ban on TikTok. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Orion Rummler, and Ashley Gold. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden revokes, replaces Trump executive orders on Chinese-owned apps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Why everyone's talking about critical race theory
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You’ve probably heard the term critical race theory recently. Republican lawmakers in at least 9 states have come out strongly against it, claiming the theory is divisive, and are trying to ban its teaching in schools. Most Democrats strongly disagree. What is this decades-old academic concept that’s become a key fight in America’s culture wars? Plus, new intelligence on the Capitol insurrection. And, a record number of American job openings. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Alayna Treene, 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, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: 2022's war over racism Senate report: Failure to relay intelligence permitted Jan. 6 attack America's job openings hit new record in April Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
A controversial new drug for Alzheimer’s
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The FDA has approved a new Alzheimer’s drug for the first time in almost 20 years. The hope is it would treat the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. But the effectiveness of the drug is up for question. Plus, the Biden administration’s split stance on Puerto Ricans and benefits. And, the upside to online concerts. Guests: Jose Delgado, Washington correspondent of El Nuevo Dia and Axios' Bob Herman, 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. Go deeper: FDA approves Biogen's Alzheimer's drug despite lack of evidence The future of concerts is hybrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
The hot, dry summer ahead for the West
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The western US is in the middle of one of the worst droughts in at least the past 1,200 years. And as soon as this week, Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, could reach its lowest point since it was first created in the 1930s. Plus, Secretary of State Tony Blinken talks China with Mike Allen. And, Jonathan Swan takes us inside the progressive fight over voting rights. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman, 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Southwest's new climate peril Progressive dam about to break Episode transcript Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
From hoarding to sharing vaccines
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It's Friday and we're doing a global edition of our weekly politics roundup, with Axios world editor Dave Lawler. Plus, what to expect from the housing market. And, how pandemic gaming is changing the media landscape. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Felix Salmon, 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, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: 1 big thing: 2 billion doses Israel to ask U.S. for $1 billion in emergency military aid Media industry braces for post-pandemic reality Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Back to normal without herd immunity
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Every week for the past year, Axios has published a map of where Covid cases are rising and falling in the U.S. Today, we retire our map because cases are decreasing nationwide, and have been for a while now. But Covid isn’t disappearing. So what will this next phase of the pandemic look like? Plus, the big question mark hanging over the summer Olympics. And, our skeptical space reporter explains why UFOs are having a moment. Guests: Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers, director of the COVID-19 Modeling Consortium at the University of Texas, and Axios' Ina Fried and Miriam Kramer. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Coronavirus cases are at their lowest point in the U.S. Japan extends coronavirus state of emergency weeks before Summer Olympics The scientific hunt for life isn't about UFOs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Grading Biden’s racial wealth gap plan
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Yesterday, the Biden administration was in Tulsa, Oklahoma to mark 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. While there, he announced a plan to tackle the racial wealth gap in the US, aimed at increasing home and small business ownership in communities of color. Plus, why some American visa holders are stranded in India. And, CDC vaccine cards become de facto passports. Guests: Andre Perry, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Nisha Karnani, partner at Antonini and Cohen, and Axios' Nick Johnston 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: "This was not a riot": Biden commemorates anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre World anxiously waits to see where Biden will send America's vaccines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Tennis’ biggest star takes a stand
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Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka abruptly dropped out of the French Open yesterday, two days into the tournament. That’s after she was fined and threatened with expulsion for declining to do media interviews at the tournament, citing her mental health. Plus, bogus QAnon theories have U.S. pastors worried. And, the Chinese Communist Party at 100. Guests: Axios' Jeff Tracy, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open after refusing to do press conferences QAnon infects churches At 100, Chinese Communist Party claims credit for the Chinese dream Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
The news media's reckoning on race
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When George Floyd was killed, the protests for racial justice put pressure on news organizations to do what many people had been calling for for years: hire and promote more journalists of color, listen to them, let them cover stories relevant to their communities. Like the killings of Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Or, more recently, the Atlanta spa shootings. Guests: Toulouse Olurunnipa, reporter for The Washington Post and a CNN Political Analyst, and Martin G. Reynolds, the co-executive director of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The global impact of Black Lives Matter Companies face pressure to conduct racial audits Crime jumps after court-ordered policing changes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Climate activists get a win over big oil
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Yesterday a court in The Hague ordered oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to reduce its carbon emissions. In a first-of-its kind ruling, Shell was ordered to cut emissions by 45% by 2030, 25% more than their previous 2030 goal. It’s just one of the latest moves to hold big oil accountable on climate change. Plus, Haitian migrants in the U.S. react to renewed deportation protection. And, U.S. intelligence is now researching the origins of Covid-19. Guests: Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles, and Axios' Andrew Freedman, 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Dutch court orders Shell to cut its emissions in landmark ruling DHS expands Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in U.S. Biden asks intelligence community to intensify investigation of COVID origins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
The failure to vaccinate the world
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Almost 1 out of 2 Americans have had their first dose of vaccination against Covid-19. Compare that to 1 in 10 for the rest of the world. In the U.K. where second doses have been delayed, a newer variant is starting to outpace others. Plus, President Biden plans to meet with Vladimir Putin. And, new polling on how Americans view the fight for racial justice. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Zach Basu, and Margaret Talev. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: India hit by "black fungus" infections as COVID death toll tops 300,000 Biden-Putin summit will be held in Geneva on June 16 Axios-Ipsos poll: America one year after George Floyd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Remembering their names
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Today marks one year since George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis. His death galvanized a nation -- and reminded us of how many other names there are, of those killed by police. Many of the families left behind are struggling to recover, years and decades later. Plus, some schools won’t offer remote learning come fall. And, the start of a spaceflight revolution. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Bryan Walsh, and Miriam Kramer. 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, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Makeshift memorials tell a lonely story New York City schools will have no remote option this fall Welcome to the spaceflight revolution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
The local push to defund the police
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In the almost year since George Floyd's murder, calls to "defund the police" have grown louder, and at a local level, that's resulted in cuts to some police budgets and efforts to reallocate funds to community policing and social services. Plus, Jonathan Swan talks to Representative Liz Cheney. And, venture capital thrives amid the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Fadel Allassan, Jonathan Swan and Kia Kokalitcheva. 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, Justin Kaufmann, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: "Defund the Police" lives on as a local movement "Axios on HBO": Liz Cheney won't fight GOP push to restrict voting VC not only survived, but thrived in 2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Hard Truths: Finding a job after prison
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We're back with another episode of our Hard Truths series looking at the criminal justice system in the U.S. Today. Specifically, what happens when people of color make it out of that system and try to rebuild their lives. People of color are disproportionately imprisoned in the U.S. Black people are incarcerated five times more than white people, Hispanics nearly twice as likely as white people to end up behind bars. They also face longer sentences and harsher punishments which can make finding a job and rebuilding a life outside of prison much harder. Guests: New York Secretary of State Rosanna Rosado and Justin Cordova. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Special thanks to Axios Executive Editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, Hard Truths Editor Michele Salcedo, and Executive Producer Dan Bobkoff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2021
Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire
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After 11 days, the fighting between Israel and Hamas will end. Both the Israeli cabinet and Hamas approved a ceasefire yesterday. Plus, the latest from Capitol Hill this week. And, an unusually active hurricane season ahead. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid, Margaret Talev, 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, Sabeena Singhani, Justin Kaufmann, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: 35 Republicans vote in favor of Jan. 6 commission NOAA forecasts another unusually active hurricane season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Reopening Fort Worth, Texas
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Lately we’ve been checking in with American mayors across the country who have had a tough year grappling with the pandemic. But some have also dealt with other crises, like the crippling winter storms that hit Fort Worth, Texas. Plus, the largest nurses union takes issue with the CDC. And, the EU opens its doors to vaccinated tourists. Guests: Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, Betsy Price, certified industrial hygienist Jane Thomason, and Axios' 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, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Texas governor bans mask mandates for public schools, local governments Fauci says people are "misinterpreting" the new CDC mask guidance European Union to open borders to vaccinated travelers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Pro-Palestinian protests in Michigan
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Thousands of Arab Americans and Muslims took to the streets in Dearborn, Michigan yesterday to protest President Biden’s support for Israel. This was as Biden visited the city to talk about the electric vehicles from a Ford plant. Plus, why so many Hispanic people in the U.S. want vaccines but aren’t getting them. And, a call for better police training. Guests: Sarah Rahal, city reporter for The Detroit News, director of racial equity and health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Samantha Artiga, and Axios' David Nather. 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, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The political ramifications of Israel’s actions Unvaccinated Hispanic Americans are more likely to say they want a shot ASAP The slow moves to improve police training Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
State powers over abortion access
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The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to take up a Mississippi case that could have huge repercussions for abortion access in the U.S. It will give the conservative-majority court the chance to weigh next term whether states should have the right to ban abortions before a fetus is viable outside the womb. Plus, McDonald’s isn’t the only company hiking wages to get workers back. And, how the pandemic has changed our fashion choices. Guests: Mary Zeigler, legal historian and professor of law at Florida State University, Axios' Courtenay Brown and Kadia Goba. 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, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Supreme Court agrees to hear major Mississippi abortion case Companies turn to pay hikes to lure workers Fashion is adapting for a post-pandemic lifestyle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
A tipping point in the Mideast
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We're entering the second week of intense fighting and violence in Israel and Gaza. Hopes for a cease-fire were dashed this weekend. Plus, why we still don’t know the origins of Covid. And, is President Biden trying to do too much, too fast? Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Barak Ravid 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, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Israel to continue Gaza operation, officials rule out cease-fire for now The COVID lab-leak theory goes mainstream Biden’s danger: The great overreaction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
President Biden downplays a week of crises
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It’s been a busy week for national politics, from the Biden Administration trying to de-escalate in the Middle East to the GOP ouster of Representative Liz Cheney. Plus, one perspective on how the U.S. media is talking about the Middle East And, making social media safe for the LGTBQ+ community Guests: Omar Baddar, Palestinian-American political analyst and a member of the National Policy Council of the Arab American Institute. And Axios' Margaret Talev & Ina Fried. 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, Justin Kaufmann, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: GLAAD finds top social media sites "categorically unsafe" Liz Cheney's game plan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Violence escalates in the Middle East
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Inter-communal violence between Israelis and Palestinians is at its worst levels in more than 20 years. Israel’s military has killed at least 53 Palestinians in recent strikes, including 14 children. Six Israelis have been killed by Hamas rockets. Plus, the anxieties of face-to-face interaction And, popular brands and personal politics Guests: Dr. Jessica Stern, clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. Also, Axios' David Lawler and Sarah 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, Justin Kaufmann, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Americans like companies that share their political views Gaza Crisis: Casualties pile up, no cease fire in sight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Defining a hate crime
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The man accused in the Atlanta spa shootings was indicted on murder charges, yesterday. The prosecution says it will be pursuing a hate crime penalty. We recently sat down with our resident legal scholar, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, to help us understand the complexity of defining and prosecuting hate. Plus, the GOP pushes Rep. Liz Cheney out from leadership. And, the bonkers market for reselling sneakers. Guests: Harvard professor Noah Feldman, Axios' Mike Allen, and The Kicks You Wear writer Mike Sykes. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Prosecutor to seek hate crime charges, death penalty in Atlanta shootings GOP to vote on ousting Liz Cheney this Wednesday The pandemic-fueled sneaker boom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
A Covid-19 update from Mesa, AZ
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As the country reopens, we’ve begun checking in with American mayors who are grappling with decisions around relaxing restrictions, and opening school, offices and other businesses, just to name a few. We talk to Mayor Giles of Mesa, AZ. Plus, a Covid-19 vaccine for teenagers gets FDA approval. And, the Biden administration’s move to protect transgender healthcare. Guests: Mayor John Giles of Mesa, AZ and Axios' Orion Rummler 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds HHS restores Obama-era transgender health care protections Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders and what's next for Democrats
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Senator Bernie Sanders is getting impatient with the White House. That's one of the big takeaways from his conversation with Jonathan Swan for Axios on HBO. Plus, personalizing public education. And, a crisis unfolding in Jerusalem. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Bryan Walsh 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
The GOP and Donald Trump
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This week, the tension between conservatives and Rep. Liz Cheney heated up. And the GOP threatened Facebook after it upheld former president Trump’s suspension on the platform. Axios' Margaret Talev is here to tell us about the wild week in the GOP. Plus, the U.S. and Mexico talk immigration. And, local businesses suffer as tech workers stay home. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Erica Pandey and Telemundo 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, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Pelosi slams GOP leadership's moves against Liz Cheney Two tales of jobs in tech hubs What to watch in AMLO's meeting with Harris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
Fact vs. fear over inflation
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Prices are going up for certain areas of the economy, but Axios' Felix Salmon says it's mostly the lingering effects of the quick and sudden shutdown of the economy in March 2020. Plus, getting covid vaccines and aid where they’re needed most. And, what’s ahead for eviction bans. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Dave Lawler, and Orion Rummler. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: U.S. will support waiving vaccine patents Federal judge overturns CDC's eviction moratorium Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Reopening Florida
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Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order to suspend all COVID-19 restrictions in the sunshine state which includes preventing local governments from their own restrictions. Less than 30% of the population of the state is fully vaccinated so far. Plus, holding companies accountable on racial justice. And, the real history of Cinco de Mayo. Guests: Mayor of Tampa Jane Castor, Axios' Courtenay Brown 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Companies face pressure to conduct racial audits The forgotten anti-slavery history of Cinco de Mayo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Texas' fight over voting rights
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Texas is the latest battleground when it comes to voting restrictions. The Republican-controlled legislature could pass new laws as early as this week. Companies and activists are already lobbying against the bill which they say could be worse than the recent changes in Georgia. Plus, public health experts take a page from get-out-the-vote organizers. And, President Biden changes course on refugees. Guests: Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, founder and executive director of Syrian Community Network and Axios' Stef Kight and John Frank. 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, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Voting groups fear Texas about to exceed Georgia's limits Colorado battles COVID vaccine hesitancy with get-out-the-vote tactics Biden to raise refugee cap to 62,500 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Facebook’s big free speech test
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Facebook’s Oversight Board, otherwise known as Facebook’s supreme court, could soon come back with a decision on whether or not to reverse Trump’s ban from using Facebook. The Oversight Board was created in 2019 to review appeals around free speech. Plus, the Fornite fight with Apple. And, the push to remember the Tulsa massacre 100 years later. Guests: Harvard University constitutional law professor Noah Feldman and Axios' Ina Fried and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Editor's Note: The following episode was edited to clarify that Noah Feldman is a paid member of the Facebook Oversight Board. Go deeper: World leaders brace for historic Trump Facebook ban decision Senate targets Apple's tight App Store reins Uncovering the Tulsa Race Massacre after 100 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Kids and COVID in Michigan
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This week, new COVID cases in the state of Michigan dropped almost 25%. Still, on Wednesday, 4,880 new cases were reported. The state is now also starting to see a decline in hospitalizations after record rates of cases among young adults and children. Plus, what’s behind the push for paid podcasts. And, European soccer teams’ fight against racism. Guests: Dr. Marisa Louie, the medical director of Children's Emergency Services at Michigan Medicine, and Axios' Sara Fischer and Kendall Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Coronavirus cases are finally falling The podcast paywall wars have arrived Books become free speech battleground Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Biden’s first address to Congress
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Last night, President Biden gave his first address to a joint session of Congress. Over an hour and five minutes, the president touched on just about every major issue facing the county right now, and called for investment in the American economy and social safety net. Plus, how the pandemic has hurt younger workers. And, the NFL opts for a live, in-person draft. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Erica Pandey, and Jeff Tracy. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Biden tax threshold for married couples is $509,300 The college degree barrier to work Coronavirus cases are finally falling Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Summer travel is back
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On Sunday, almost 1.6 million American air passengers passed through security checkpoints. Compare that to just about 130,000 the same day last year. Travelers are rushing to buy plane tickets, airlines are scrambling to add flights and rework schedules. Plus, some new guidance around masking. And, the Biden administration’s plan to go after tax evaders. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller and Felix Salmon. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden committed to capital gains tax hike for rich CDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks outside Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
The U.S. opens up its vaccine stockpile
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The Biden administration announced plans to share 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries. The US has been criticized for how little it shared so far - for example, we’ve sent just four million AstraZeneca doses to our neighbors in Mexico and Canada - even those they’ve asked for much more. Plus, how the Census is redrawing the Congressional map. And, Tesla and the future of self-driving cars. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Stef Kight and Joann Muller Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: U.S. to share AstraZeneca vaccine stockpile with the world States that voted for Biden lose 3 net House seats after Census count Self-driving cars speed forward while safety rules lag Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
India’s covid catastrophe
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India has set record highs in daily coronavirus cases. They've recorded more than a million cases just over the past few days. Plus, approval ratings for the President at the 100 day-mark. And, why are there so many immersive Van Gogh exhibits in the US? Guests: Journalist Indrani Basu, and Axios' Mike Allen and Selene San Felice. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: In photos: U.S. pledges to help as India sets new daily COVID record Exclusive: Frank Luntz previews a feasible immigration compromise Dueling Van Gogh exhibits cause confusion across America Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
The week in politics
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New decisions from the Supreme Court, President Joe Biden's busy week and the exclusive communications firm that helped the prosecution in Derek Chauvin's trial - a wrapup of this week in politics. Plus, activists and the Chauvin verdict - one historian's perspective. And, who’s ready for the Oscars? Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Sara Fischer and historian and activist Dr. Barbara Ransby. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Chauvin trial prosecution worked with strategic communications firm A city's catharsis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Biden's international climate summit
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It’s Earth Day and President Joe Biden is hosting a virtual climate summit as his administration tries to re-establish the U.S. as a leader on climate policy. Plus, the DOJ starts investigating the Minneapolis police department. And, a national restaurant labor shortage. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman, Erica Pandey and Alayna Treene. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: White House unveils plans for high-profile climate summit America scrambles for restaurant workers What the Chauvin verdict means for future police brutality cases Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Derek Chauvin found guilty of all charges
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Yesterday, a jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the death of George Floyd. We'll take you through what happened and get reaction from Minnesota to Washington, DC. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, Nick Halter, Margaret Talev, and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Derek Chauvin found guilty of all 3 charges in George Floyd's murder Chauvin verdicts reduce pressure for police reform Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
The jury’s job in the Chauvin trial
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The jury is deliberating whether or not to convict former Minneapolis police Derek Chavin over the death of George Floyd. Presiding Judge Peter Cahill will allow the jury to deliberate every day until 7pm, and if they reach a decision after sunset, the decision will be read the following morning. Plus, a strong start to earnings season. And, European soccer goes to war. Guests: Axios' Nick Halter, Aja Whitaker-Moore and Kendall Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The Derek Chauvin trial heads to the jury 2021's expected earnings blowout begins European soccer is at war Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Biden's brewing foreign policy crises
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been on a hunger strike in prison for three weeks. This weekend his doctor said he could die soon. That’s just the latest in a string of events from abroad that could become major crises for President Biden. Plus, A new way for police departments to handle mental health calls. And, Richard Wright’s new book on police brutality, published six decades after his death. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Ben Montgomery and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden's blinking red lights: Taiwan, Ukraine and Iran Tampa Bay-area police, mental health experts team up to help citizens Unpublished Richard Wright novel on police brutality to be released Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
The Hard Truth of Latinos’ access to health insurance
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We’re sharing the latest episode of the Hard Truths podcast series. In this episode, we try to answer one big question: Why do fewer Latinos have health insurance when compared to others in the U.S.? Guests: Samantha Artiga, director of the racial equity and health policy program at the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Catalina Sol, executive director of La Clinica del Pueblo Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, Alex Sugiura and Michele Salcedo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2021
The ongoing tension in Minneapolis
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On Fridays, we’ve been wrapping up the week in the trial over the killing of George Floyd. But - that’s been overshadowed by the unrest that continues in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the police killing of Duante Wright. These protests and police clashes are happening less than 10 miles from where former Police Officer Derek Chauvin is standing trial for the death of George Floyd. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, Russell Contreras and Dave Lawler. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Daunte Wright protests reignite debate over police response to unrest Border Democrats seek asylum revamp, more help from feds U.S. imposes sweeping sanctions targeting Russian economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Vaccine passports for work
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As more and more Americans become vaccinated, employers are making the decision to bring their workforce back to the office. But will they require proof of vaccination? Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Sam Baker, and Andrew Freedman Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The barriers to vaccine passports New coronavirus cases are rising in half the country Drought stokes fears of severe fire season in West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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Yesterday, the F.D.A. recommended pausing the use of Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine. This was after cases of a rare blood clot disorder in six American women developed 1-3 weeks after receiving the shot. One woman died and another is in critical condition. Despite this prompt response by the F.D.A, many are left concerned about whether it's still safe to get it. Plus, how the border crisis looks from Mexico. And, human rights in space. Guests: Axios' Caitlin Owens, Stef Kight and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: FDA expects J&J vaccine pause to last "a matter of days" On the front lines of the growing border crisis The push to define workers' rights in space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Police call Daunte Wright killing accidental
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Yesterday, police said the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, outside Minneapolis Sunday appeared to have accidentally pulled out her gun instead of a taser. Wright was shot and killed during a traffic stop about 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year. Plus, tensions between Israel and Iran put pressure on the US. And, How one failed union vote against Amazon will shape big tech companies. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, Barak Ravid and Ina Fried. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Police: Officer who shot Daunte Wright accidentally pulled gun instead of taser Scoop: U.S. and Israel to hold strategic Iran talks on Tuesday What Amazon's win over union organizers means for tech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
On the ground at the U.S.-Mexico border
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The Biden administration reported a record number of migrants crossing the US-Mexico border in March - the highest in 15 years. 172,000 people have been apprehended at the border, 19,000 of those unaccompanied children and teenagers. Axios’ Stef Kight and Russell Contreras spent the last week at the border and saw this surge firsthand. Plus, the housing boom no one’s happy about. And, CEOs put political pressure on lawmakers over voting rights. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Felix Salmon, and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: On the front lines of the growing border crisis The dispiriting housing boom 100+ corporate executives consider freezing donations over laws curbing voting access Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Sen. Duckworth on her family and military service
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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth just published a new memoir called “Every Day is a Gift.” The Illinois Democrat is one of just 17 Asian Americans in Congress. She’s a Purple Heart recipient who became a double amputee as a result of her military service. And she’s a mom - she was actually the first Senator to have a baby while in office. Guests: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2021
Second week of Chauvin trial wraps up
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The second week of the trial over George Floyd's death. The Minneapolis Police Chief stated Derek Chauvin did not act according to MPD policy. Plus, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth own family’s brush with AAPI hate. And, how accurate is the movie Contagion? Guests: Axios' Nick Halter and Bryan Walsh. Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: ER doctor: George Floyd's cause of death most likely oxygen deficiency Infectious diseases expert: U.S. is "at the beginning" of a fourth COVID-19 surge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
President Biden’s corporate tax plan
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Yesterday, the Treasury Department released details of President Biden’s proposal to increase corporate taxes over the next 15 years. This would raise $2.5 trillion to pay for Biden’s massive jobs and infrastructure plan. Plus, traveling while vaccinated - what are the rules? And, debunking misinformation about Colorado voting laws. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Joann Muller, and John Frank. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Treasury details Biden's plan to raise $2 trillion through corporate tax hikes Voting misinformation abounds after All-Star Game moved from Georgia to Colorado Biden sets new April 19 deadline for all adults to be eligible for vaccine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
What we know about kids and coronavirus
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We’re learning a lot more about kids and the coronavirus - including from the CDC, which is monitoring a rise in COVID cases among children. Plus, is America losing its religion? And, just what exactly does the Senate Parliamentarian do? Guests: Axios' Marisa Fernandez, Bryan Walsh, and Margaret Talev. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Axios-Ipsos poll: Parents split on vaccinating kids America is losing its religion Senate parliamentarian says Democrats could use budget reconciliation again Atlanta's mayor on Georgia’s new voting law and its economic toll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Shuffling the post-pandemic workforce
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A new workplace survey found that one of every four highly-skilled workers confess they’re getting ready to leave their jobs or switch careers once the pandemic subsides. This could cause a massive reshuffling of high-skilled workers and have long term effects on the workforce. Plus, Minneapolis’s police chief takes the stand against Derek Chauvin. And, an environmental crisis in Florida. Guests: Axios' Kim Hart, Nick Halter and Ben Montgomery. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The post-pandemic career shake-up Minneapolis police chief: Chauvin "absolutely" violated department policies Piney Point disaster averted for now, seepage continues Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Amazon’s historic labor vote
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Results for the closely-watched union vote at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama are expected this week. It’s been a long and contentious union drive that has received intense pushback from Amazon. It's an organizing effort that could impact the future of the modern day labor movement. Plus, why the coming weeks are crucial for climate change. And, tracking new variants of the coronavirus. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Andrew Freedman, and Will Chase. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Amazon's scorched-earth PR strategy The top climate takeaways from Biden's sweeping infrastructure plan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
An emotional first week in Minneapolis
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Today, the first week of testimony in the trial over the death of George Floyd wraps up in Minneapolis. We discuss three moments you might have missed. Plus, why some Latino voters chose President Trump. And, a monster movie brings people back to the theater. Guests: Axios' Torey Van Oot, and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Witness breaks down after George Floyd video: "I understand him" Exclusive: Fresh data reveal how Trump made inroads with Latinos Window closing in on theaters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Opening Day brings fans back to stadiums
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It's Opening Day in America and hope springs eternal. This year hope isn't just for your favorite baseball team, but for the return to normal. Stadiums around the country are letting fans back in. Some for the first time since the pandemic began. Plus, corporations break their silence on Georgia’s new voting laws. And, some news about Mars. Guests: Axios' Jeff Tracy, Courtenay Brown and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Corporate America speaks on Georgia's voting restrictions We're starting to answer some big questions about Mars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
President Biden bets big on infrastructure
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President Biden is in Pittsburgh today to unveil details of his jobs and infrastructure package. Plus, 1 in 4 Asian Americans say they’ve experienced a hate incident. And, why Russia is backing Myanmar’s military junta. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Dave Lawler, and Sara Kehaulani Goo. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Economists bullish on Biden's $3 trillion infrastructure plan A pariah to the West is a friend to Putin Poll: 1 out of 4 Asian Americans has experienced a hate incident U.S. women won’t reach pay equity with men for at least 60 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
The broken global supply chain
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The Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week blocking more than 350 ships. That traffic jam will take days to clear and will affect global supply chains for months. But it’s not just the ship’s fault - global shipping was broken before the Ever Given. Plus, real-world data shows even better news on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. And, the HVAC upgrades needed to put kids safely back in the classroom. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Sam Baker and Kim Hart. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Justin Kaufmann, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Massive container ship freed from Suez Canal CDC: Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are 90% effective in real-world conditions The key to opening schools: Better air flow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Border surge expected to last months
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March will see the highest numbers o