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    Trump documents set for release

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 11:47

    Only a handful of documents will be made available - for now. Plus, reporter Sarah Elbeshbishi explains how some states make a distinction between sexual assault victims who were forced to be intoxicated and those who chose to do so, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken meets with Ukrainian leaders amid Russia tensions, tech reporter Brett Molina explains why Microsoft bought a big video game company and AT&T and Verizon launch 5G in most of the country.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Senate to take up voting rights legislation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 12:53

    Democrats were able to pass a bill through the House, but doing so in the Senate may be impossible without eliminating the filibuster. Plus, research from Israel shows a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose may not be as effective against omicron, we hear some tips on finding at-home COVID-19 tests, Tonga remains isolated after a tsunami and a massive asteroid passes by Earth.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Hope for Alzheimer's treatments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 11:31

    Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub explains why there's optimism. Plus, it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day amid a fresh voting rights fight, hostages are free after a Texas synagogue attack, breaking news reporter Claire Thornton talks about disparities in cancer deaths and the Australian Open begins without Novak Djokovic.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Firsthand reviews on accessibility products: 5 Things podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 17:24

    Reviewed.com, a sister news site to USA TODAY recently launched a new reviewed category for accessibility products. It's got firsthand reviews from people with disabilities using adaptable products. We sat down with accessibility editor, Sarah Kovak to talk about the gold mine of resources being offered in the new coverage. To read some of Sarah's stories click here. Sarah can be reached @sarahkovak on Twitter and via email at skovac@reviewed.com.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Federal authorities investigate lab tied to misconduct allegations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 9:30

    Hundreds of thousands of test results have been called into question. Plus, Winter Storm Izzy is on the move, tech reporter Brett Molina talks about the hit game of 2022, Novak Djokovic is back in detention and the NFL Playoffs begin.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pay raises coming?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 9:54

    Money and tech reporter Michelle Shen has some good news. Plus, a winter storm slams half the country, NOW reporter Gabriela Miranda tells us how to reuse N95 or KN95 masks, tensions continue with Russia and Novak Djokovic's visa is revoked again in Australia.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden to announce deployment of medical teams to 6 states

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 10:16

    The move comes as the federal government grapples with an omicron variant COVID-19 surge. Plus, economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones reports on how many Latinos live in areas lacking services, wellness reporter Sara Moniuszko talks about how therapy can be a dealbreaker when dating, Major League Baseball and its players meet for the first time in weeks and Novak Djokovic's status in Australia remains in limbo.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Has omicron peaked?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 11:58

    Even if so, hospitalizations and deaths from the recent wave will continue slamming hospitals for weeks, as health reporter Elizabeth Weise tells us. Plus, investigations continue into the deadly Bronx fire, a Maryland man lives with a pig heart, the second season of 'Cheer' tackles its former star's child porn charges and a new report casts another shadow on inflation.(Audio: Associated Press, Netflix)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    Quarter of hospitals report 'critical staffing shortages'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 13:12

    Hospitals are again being slammed by COVID-19. Plus, health reporter Ken Alltucker talks us through choosing at-home COVID tests, little progress is made after U.S./Russia talks on Ukraine, Rep. Jim Jordan will not testify before the Jan. 6 committee and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell talks inflation.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Deadly Bronx fire kills at least 19

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 11:39

    The blaze is one of the worst in the country in decades. Plus, education reporter Alia Wong talks about COVID-19 testing in child care, we remember Bob Saget, NFL reporter Mike Jones looks ahead to the Playoffs and college football crowns a champion.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Your questions about Omicron answered

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 19:17

    The Omicron variant seems to be everywhere. Case numbers are up all over and the question on everyone's mind is 'how can I avoid getting sick?' Does everyone need to wear an N95 mask to avoid Omicron? When will children under the age of 5 be vaccinated? When will the Omicron surge end? USA Today's national correspondent Elizabeth Weise joins us on the 5 Things podcast to answer your questions about Omicron. For a more from Elizabeth Weise click here . For deals and information on getting a subscription to USATODAY, click here. Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    U.S. and NATO reject Russia demands as tensions build

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 11:49

    Biden and Obama will honor Harry Reid at a memorial in Nevada, the Hollywood Foreign Press moves forward with awards, cruises are canceled and more news to start your weekend.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Vaccinated Americans without risk factors immune to worst of virus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 10:31

    What are major risk factors? Plus, health reporter Elizabeth Weise updates us on what Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients should do on boosters, we recap President Joe Biden's January 6 address to the American people, wellness reporter Sara Moniuszko talks about platonic life relationships and the East Coast braces for a bomb cyclone.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    One year since Capitol insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 12:41

    We look back as reporter Sarah Elbeshbishi talks about Americans' fears on democracy going forward. Plus, NOW reporter Gabriela Miranda warns against using cloth masks to fight omicron, at least a dozen people are dead after a Philadelphia apartment fire, the men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery will be sentenced and tennis star Novak Djokovic is denied entry to Australia because he's unvaccinated against COVID-19.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How the US government failed to stop the rise of domestic extremism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 17:36

    Domestic security correspondent Josh Meyer reports on the eve of the Capitol insurrection anniversary. Plus, Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reports on new polling data as a midterm election year begins, President Joe Biden addresses the nation as COVID-19 cases surge, the Talking Tech podcast guys preview CES and Kyrie Irving is expected to return to NBA action despite his unvaccinated status.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Native American tribes back in crisis mode against omicron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 11:52

    Many tribes had made lots of progress in the fight against COVID-19, as national correspondent Trevor Hughes reports. Plus, a winter storm kills at least 5, editor Jay Cannon has some tips for who should and shouldn't shovel snow, a federal judge hears arguments on Prince Andrew's motion to dismiss a civil suit accusing him of sexual assault and it's time to say goodbye to the Blackberry.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Omicron and children

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 10:03

    Record COVID-19 cases are surging for kids around the country. Plus, politics reporter Chelsey Cox tells us why Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was banned from Twitter, a winter storm spreads east, thousands of flight cancellations continue, and trending news reporter Michelle Shen talks about one of the biggest meteor showers of the year.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New year, new tech. What does 2022 have in store?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 18:22

    With a new year anything is possible. Good things can happen and anything can make history, including cool new technology. We sat down with Talking Tech podcast hosts Mike Snider and Brett Molina to learn about what cool, futuristic tech is in store in 2022. Including a sneak peak at what is coming to CES 2022 January 5-8th. To read more from Mike Snider click here. To read more from Brett Molina, click here.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Colorado wildfires destroy hundreds of homes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 8:15

    Residents are beginning 2022 with disturbing news after evacuating. Plus, the minimum wage goes up in some states, we remember Betty White, college football's national championship game is set and Harry Potter cast members reunite.(Audio: Associated Press, HBO Max)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New Year's Eve celebrations amid omicron

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 12:15

    New York City is going ahead with its ball drop. Is your city doing the same? Plus, a man has been arrested after a plot to kill President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, wildfires destroy hundreds of homes outside Denver, the College Football Playoff is here and more wild weather spreads around the country.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Denver shooter foreshadowed rampage in series of books

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 11:21

    He killed at least 5 people earlier this week. Plus, weather reporter Doyle Rice talks about how hurricanes farther north will become more common due to climate change, Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin hop on a call and USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes tells us the story of the Madden video games.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Some good news about omicron

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 13:01

    Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub has the latest. Plus, flu season is back after a light year, former Sen. Harry Reid has died, wellness reporter Jenna Ryu talks about the word 'simp' and we remember John Madden.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    At least 4 dead in Denver-area shooting spree

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 10:06

    The suspect was also killed. Plus, travel reporter Eve Chen has the latest on flight delays around the country, Apple temporarily goes pick-up only in New York City, extreme cold and heat hits different regions and the NHL returns after a COVID/holiday break.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Flight cancellations hit the thousands

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 8:40

    More are expected today as COVID-related staff shortages continue. Plus, USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg talks about how this COVID surge is affecting college basketball, the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell resumes, we remember Desmond Tutu and new passports now cost more.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Omicron becomes the dominant COVID strain in the US

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 11:55

    The variant has taken over in a matter of weeks. Plus, health inequities reporter Nada Hassanein discusses a disturbing leading cause of death of pregnant women, kidnapped missionaries in Haiti have escaped, minimum wages are set to rise in 21 states and the winter solstice is here.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What's next for Build Back Better?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 10:56

    The legislation remains stalled. Washington correspondent Ledyard King reports on the culprit. Plus, a jury continues deliberating in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the omicron variant has now been detected in almost every state, COVID-19 keeps wreaking havoc on the sports world and White House correspondent Michael Collins reports on what the IRS would do with increased funding.(Audio: HBO)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Omicron: What can you do to stay safe this holiday season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 16:48

    As the holiday season approaches, many people are asking what they can do to protect themselves from the latest COVID-19 variant, omicron. Little is known about this variant other than it seems to be a mild disease for those who are vaccinated or boosted. So what can you do to ensure you have a safe and healthy holiday? We sat down with USA TODAY health reporter, Elizabeth Weise to get some answers. For some of Elizabeth's recent health stories on the omicron variant click here. For deals and rates on USA TODAY subscriptions, click here.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ghislaine Maxwell doesn't testify as defense rests its case

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 8:53

    The British socialite faces sex trafficking charges. Plus, the trial of the Minnesota police officer who killed Daunte Wright nears its close, a federal appeals court reinstates a Biden mask mandate, COVID-19 is again disrupting sports leagues around the world and 'Yellowstone' gets a prequel.(Audio: Associated Press, Paramount +)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Global sea levels may quickly rise if 'doomsday' glacier breaks away

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 11:45

    NOW reporter Jordan Mendoza talks about the latest climate change travesty. Plus, a CDC panel recommends Pfizer and Moderna over Johnson & Johnson for COVID-19 vaccines, Kentucky rebuilds after devastating tornadoes, travel reporter Eve Chen talks about a Facebook group that connects queer people with stand-in parents and college football bowl season is here.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A year after first COVID-19 vaccine, here's what's next for researchers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 9:35

    Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub explains. Plus, the EPA is warning about a cancerous chemical found in water, a spacecraft touches the sun, money reporter Terry Collins recommends giving stocks as a holiday gift to kids and 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' hits theaters.(Audio: Marvel Entertainment)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    800,000 US deaths from COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 9:27

    Experts expect the country will eventually pass a million. Plus, Entertainment reporter David Oliver talks about TikTok users saying the app has clued them in to the fact they're gay, NOW reporter Marina Pitofsky fills us in on the biggest planet ever discovered, a powerful storm drops rain and snow in California and (potentially) the last child tax credit money has arrived.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    US intel doesn't expect to determine origins of COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 8:21

    It's still not clear if the virus was transmitted from animals in a wet market, leaked from a lab or came from another source. Plus, the G-20 summit begins as President Joe Biden makes rounds, climate activists and others meet for the COP26 climate summit, you may be able to see the northern lights in the U.S. and the World Series moves to Game 4.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden's latest spending plan brings more cuts to original proposal

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 10:01

    The social spending bill has basically been cut in half. Plus, a new criminal complaint accuses former N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of forcibly touching, tech editor Brett Molina offers some tips for getting your COVID-19 vaccine card in your Apple Wallet, a new Netflix series follows the life of Colin Kaepernick and the World Series continues with Game 3.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Garland defends memo on helping school officials against violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 10:33

    He says an uptick in violence and threats at school board meetings needs to be addressed. But Republicans are going after him. Plus, authorities clarify that no one has been ruled out on charges related to the New Mexico film set shooting, Miami considers a controversial approach to homelessness, the U.S. issues its first passport with an 'X' gender designation and two of the NFL's best go at it on Thursday Night Football.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 is closer to approval

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 7:37

    An FDA panel of experts gave the green light. Plus, new details are coming about the 'Rust' film set shooting, 150 people were arrested in an internet drug operation bust, a Brazilian Senate committee recommends charges for President Jair Bolsonaro on his pandemic response and wild weather continues.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Social media giants set to testify in front of Senate

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 10:22

    Testimony comes a day after Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen again testified, this time before British Parliament. Plus, the first of two review panels looks into Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger children, the U.S. prepares to roll out new vaccine-heavy travel requirements for entry into the country, the World Series begins and rough weather moves east.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bomb cyclone slams West

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 12:52

    The weather event has left hundreds of thousands without power. Plus, a difficult jury selection continues in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's alleged killers, military forces take over Sudan in a coup, an affidavit reveals new details about last week's deadly movie set shooting and tech editor Brett Molina has some advice on making sure Facebook isn't listening to you.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Introducing the Seven Days of 1961 podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 18:34

    The civil rights movement was nothing if not a violent struggle. The courageous actions of Black women and men 60 years ago sparked pivotal civil rights battles against school and business segregation, police brutality and voting exclusion. Many of the activists were high school or college students risking their lives and futures.People who fought for racial justice in 1961 take us back in history to the moments when they risked everything on the Seven Days of 1961 podcast, from USA TODAY.We're bringing 5 Things listeners a special preview of first full episode of Seven Days of 1961, “Violent white mob protests integration. Kenneth Dious ran to the crowd, ready to fight.”In the episode, Kenneth Dious shares his story of the night he stood guard for a Black student who had just attended her first day of classes at the University of Georgia. He was only 15 years old when word spread in his hometown of Athens, Georgia, that a violent white mob had gathered outside the dorm room of Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Kenneth and three other Black men rushed to the crowd, ready to fight if needed.New episodes of Seven Days of 1961 drop every Tuesday starting Nov. 2nd. Get access to the full podcast at the links below:Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on SpotifyListen on Google PodcastsRead more stories in this project at sevendaysof1961.usatoday.com.Read full transcript of podcast here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The dangers of delta

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 11:08

    The latest variant of coronavirus might be even more dangerous than we thought. Plus, USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken reports from the Tokyo Olympics, Bob Nightengale updates us on the MLB trade deadline, Prince's estate releases a new album and the IRS sends out more refunds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bipartisan infrastructure bill advances to Senate debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 10:34

    It may still face legislative hurdles, but could pump billions into infrastructure, from bridges to internet. Plus, USA TODAY Sports' Josh Peter reports from Tokyo, a growing share of Americans know someone who is transgender, we preview the NBA Draft and Lollapalooza is back.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    It's time to mask up again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 11:05

    The CDC has issued new guidance urging even vaccinated people to put their masks back on. Plus, Simone Biles withdraws from multiple Olympic gymnastics events to focus on her mental health, strong winds and storms may further spread wildfires, the Supreme Court has a low approval rating and skywatchers get a double feature meteor shower.Episode Transcript linked here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Day 4 at the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 10:43

    Upsets galore! Plus, the Department of Veterans Affairs will require its health care professionals to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we explain what the end to the U.S. combat mission in Iraq means, the final victim has been identified in the Surfside condo collapse and a committee on the January Capitol riot meets publicly for the first time.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    CDC considering mask wearing for fully vaccinated individuals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 11:06

    Cases are again soaring. Plus, we give an update on the Olympics and hear from Michael Phelps on vaccinating athletes, a giant heat wave (again) bakes the West, talks move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Joe Biden meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The untold story of Melvin McNair

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 43:26

    He is an exile and a samaritan. He is a U.S. Army deserter and a social worker, coaching baseball for disadvantaged kids in his adopted home of Caen, France. It all started in 1972, when Melvin McNair was part of a group that hatched a plan to hijack a plane to Algeria.McNair and his co-conspirators said they were escaping anti-Black racism here in the U.S. Their plan was to become involved with members of Black Panther party in Algiers. They ended up settling in France, where Melvin still lives. He's become a powerful force for good in his Normandy community. Today, Melvin is still wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice for his role in hijacking Delta flight 841. So, he can never return home to America. Now, for the first time, McNair is sharing his story with a U.S. media outlet.USA TODAY's Nichelle Smith and Kim Hjelmgaard sit down with host Claire Thornton to discuss Melvin's story and to ask the question "has Melvin redeemed himself all these years later?"More from the Never Been Told project:‘First martyr of the voting rights movement': How a Black man's death in 1965 changed American historyOn the trail of Jimmie Lee Jackson, I found my civil rights rootsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Search for bodies at Florida condo collapse concludes one month later

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 11:36

    At least 97 people died in the tragedy. Plus, the U.S. still has no medals at the Tokyo Olympics, senior producer for politics Hannah Gaber and Congressional reporter Savannah Berhmann discuss a September deadline for student loan forgiveness, wildfires burn out of control in the West and common respiratory viruses are making a comeback.(Audio: Associated Press)Transcript available here, or at this link:https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/07/24/search-bodies-florida-condo-collapse-ends-one-month-later/8080913002/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    One week since Miami building collapse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 17:53

    What do we know? Miami-based correspondent Romina Ruiz-Goiriena has the latest. Plus, Nikole Hannah-Jones is granted tenure, Bill Cosby is released from prison, tax-related charges will be unveiled against the Trump Organization and a tropical storm may be brewing.(Audio: Associated Press)Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Time, weather may make it hard to ID victims of Florida condo collapse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 10:07

    But rescue workers insist they are holding out hope for survivors. Plus, the Supreme Court will not stop a federal moratorium on evictions, the NCAA will soon allow athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness, a California wildfire spreads to more than 13,000 acres and actress Allison Mack will be sentenced for her role in a sex cult.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Doomed Miami condo's concrete deterioration was accelerating in April

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 15:53

    The official death toll is up to 11, with 150 still missing. Plus, senior video producer Hannah Gaber and Supreme Court correspondent John Fritze discuss the court's decision not to hear a school board's transgender bathroom case, President Joe Biden pushes an infrastructure plan on a trip to Wisconsin, new heat records are set in the Pacific Northwest and Quentin Tarantino turns to novels.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Searchers dig 40-foot trench at Miami collapse site as search for survivors continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 9:42

    At least 9 people died in the disaster, and 152 are missing. Plus, President Joe Biden orders airstrikes in the Middle East, lawmakers scramble to try and save an infrastructure deal, Wimbledon begins and the puck drops for the Stanley Cup Final.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Remembering Tamir Rice

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 14:08

    Police in America keep killing young Black people, years after what happened to Tamir Rice.In 2020, USA TODAY talked to dozens of teenagers about growing up Black in Tamir Rice's America. They each turned 18 years old in 2020, the same age Tamir Rice — who was shot and killed by police at age 12 — should have turned a year ago last summer.In this podcast, we're bringing back our episode from June, "Teenagers reflect on growing up Black in Tamir Rice's America." We hope it reminds listeners of what Tamir's legacy means for our country six years after his death. In addition to hearing from Black teenagers, we also hear from Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, who is fighting to advance legal and policy changes to the criminal justice system.Episode Transcript linked here. Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Inspection reports for collapsed Miami condo detail 'concrete deterioration'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 11:41

    At least 4 people were killed in the collapse, but the death toll may be much larger. Plus, Derek Chauvin has been sentenced, a UFO report underwhelms, there may be fireworks shortages for the 4th of July and a rare heat wave bakes the Pacific Northwest.(Audio: Associated Press)Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

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