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

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