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Two long distance best friends bring you this weekly podcast where they discuss five things. Sometimes it's five random topics, sometimes it's five fun facts, sometimes it's the five things that have struck them the most about the latest documentary or television series that they're bingeing. But it's always five things that will make you think, laugh, or shout YES... because they're just a couple of relatable besties that have some things to say.

Megan and Emmy


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    FDA to determine if COVID-19 vaccine boosters are widely needed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 13:27

    The advisory committee's decision comes before a potential booster rollout next week. Plus, federal prosecutors will rest their case against R. Kelly, non-English programming on Netflix is booming, tech editor Brett Molina is underwhelmed by the new iPhone and Lil Nas X releases his debut album.(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.

    The ethics debate on COVID-19 boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 12:19

    The U.S. will likely start administering additional shots soon. World health leaders disagree on whether that's a good thing. Plus, SpaceX successfully launched civilians into space, wildfires close in on Sequoia National Park, it's Mexican Independence Day and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' says goodbye.(Audio: Associated Press, NBC)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    One month since the Taliban took Kabul

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 12:44

    The international community is still gauging how to recognize Afghanistan. Plus, Gavin Newsom remains governor of California, North Korea fires more missiles, 1 in 500 Americans have died from COVID-19 and SpaceX sends private citizens to orbit.(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 historic California recall election wraps up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 13:02

    Gov. Gavin Newsom is widely expected to retain his position. Plus, House Democrats push for tax hikes, Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall, we may find out more about the next iPhone and Broadway is back.(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 last-minute appeal for California Gov. Gavin Newsom

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 8:19

    President Joe Biden heads to California to back the Democratic governor. Plus, an explosion collapses an apartment building in Atlanta, Prince Andrew heads to virtual court over a sex abuse lawsuit against him, the NFL's Week 1 wraps up and the Met Gala returns with new requirements.(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.

    9/11 and Gen Z

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 29:32

    How has a generation with no memory of 9/11 come to understand the event and its aftermath? Gen Zers across the nation share how their specific identifies and lived experiences, family histories, and the U.S. public education system have shaped their understanding of what happened—and is still happening. USA TODAY's Grace Hauck reports. Read her story here.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    20 years since 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 18:48


    The terror attacks changed America and the world. We reflect on the day itself. Plus, Bergen Record photojournalist Tom Franklin discusses the most famous 9/11 picture, loved ones look back, Muslim Americans discuss Islamophobia and polling shows Americans increasingly think 9/11 changed 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.


    Biden announces new measures to fight COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 10:06

    The president is wearily pushing for more vaccine mandates. Plus, more people fly out of Afghanistan, Hurricane Larry keeps moving toward Canada, California lawmakers hold a final vote on a bill to end spousal rape distinctions and the U.S. Open hits the semifinals in tennis.(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 unveil new strategy to stop coronavirus spread

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 9:35

    Hospitals are making tough decisions around the country. Plus, Tropical Storm Mindy makes U.S. landfall, the NFL season kicks off, the U.S. men's national soccer team gets a big win and the Toronto International Film Festival begins with 'Dear Evan Hansen.'(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.

    U.S. surpasses 2020 COVID-19 infection total

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 9:40

    More grim milestones may be on the way. Plus, President Joe Biden calls for climate action after hurricane damage, Vice President Kamala Harris campaigns for California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Virginia removes its largest Confederate monument and Derek Jeter enters the Hall of Fame.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New COVID-19 infections up 316% from last Labor Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 9:20


    The pandemic is surging in both highly vaccinated and undervaccinated communities. Plus, Hurricane Larry keeps moving in the Atlantic, the U.S. is working with the Taliban to evacuate more people from Afghanistan, residents return to Lake Tahoe after evacuations and 'American Crime Story' tackles President Bill Clinton's affair.(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.


    Taliban say they took last holdout Afghan province

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 8:08

    Panjshir was the only province the Taliban did not seize during their blitz through Afghanistan last month. Plus, Hurricane Larry could be stronger than Ida, expanded unemployment benefits expire, General Motors stops production at most North American plants because of supply chain issues and Rosh Hashanah begins.(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.

    Recapping the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 27:35

    Through conversation and reflection, USA TODAY reporters help us process what happened during the withdrawal from Afghanistan.Pentagon reporter Tom Vanden Brook discusses how American military officials cooperated with the Taliban in the final days and how that could have prevented even more violence and confusion.Foreign policy reporter Deirdre Shesgreen shares her perspective on what went wrong with the withdrawal and what our challenges in Afghanistan will be going forward.White House Correspondent Courtney Subramanian traces Biden's defense of his administration's exit strategy.Going forward, the US military will rely more heavily on drone strikes to address problems that arise in Afghanistan. Afghans who aided US forces as well as US citizens are still stuck in the country and need to leave. But with the official withdrawal end date having passed, evacuating will become increasingly challenging.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ida cleanup continues, but Larry is next

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 12:36

    Another major hurricane is brewing in the Atlantic. Plus, vaccinated moms have antibodies in their breast milk, accusers say R. Kelly knowingly gave them STDs, college football is back in full swing and Friday was a memorable day of upsets at the U.S. Open.(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.

    At least 46 dead after Ida floods Northeast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 11:32

    New Jersey and New York City have been hit particularly hard. Plus, President Joe Biden says he's launching a government effort to respond to the Texas abortion law, a former Georgia prosecutor has been indicted for allegedly shielding the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' hits theaters and new music from Drake 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.

    Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion ban

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 10:09

    The court did leave the window open for future challenges. Plus, August was one of the worst months of the pandemic, flooding hits New York City as Ida keeps moving, the U.S. men's soccer team begins World Cup qualifying and traffic analysts give some tips on when and where to travel this Labor day weekend.(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.

    Texas law banning most abortions takes effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 11:20

    Activists are begging the Supreme Court to take action. Plus, the Taliban begin their reign in Afghanistan, the Caldor Fire edges closer to Lake Tahoe, President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Venice Film Festival kicks off.(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.

    America's longest war comes to an end

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 13:37

    The War in Afghanistan is over. Plus, Ida weakens while hundreds of thousands are still without power, the Caldor Fire forces more evacuations, the U.S. Open continues and NFL teams shrink their rosters.(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.

    Hurricane Ida leaves at least 1 dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 8:40

    The storm made landfall Sunday as one of the strongest in U.S. history. Plus, violence continues in Kabul, more people evacuate as the Caldor Fire continues to spread, Peloton releases a new treadmill after a recall and Krispy Kreme is giving two doughnuts out to the vaccinated this week.(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.

    How natural disasters and racial wealth gaps are impacting homebuying

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 18:13

    Homebuying was already challenging and overwhelming before the current pandemic-induced craze. But what information are homebuyers using to determine where to invest in property?A growing number of Americans may be starting to factor climate change into decisions about where they live. Housing and real estate reporter Swapna Venugopal discusses how Redfin is adding climate risk data to listings on its site.Meanwhile, Americans who can't afford to go in on a mortgage right now are missing out on historically low interest rates. Economic opportunities correspondent Charisse Jones explains how the racial wealth gap means people of color are disproportionately more likely to pay more for mortgages and lose out on growing their equity.Get more on historic housing discrimination the wealth gap with this 5 Things episode from May 2021.Additional reporting from Charisse Jones and Swapna:Climate change shapes where Americans relocateBlack homeownership stalls during the pandemicLate mortgage payments due to COVID-19 put Black homeownership in jeopardyEpisode 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.

    Hurricane Ida heads for Louisiana, may become Category 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 12:42

    The storm may be the most severe of the season. Plus, the U.S. finalizes evacuations out of Afghanistan after drone striking ISIS-K, marches are set nationwide for voting rights, college football is back and the Philly Naked Bike Ride requires just one piece of clothing this year.Episode transcript linked here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.(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.

    At least 73 dead in Kabul terror attack as evacuations continue

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 14:56

    President Joe Biden said the U.S. "will not forgive." Plus, a USA TODAY investigation finds that several Surfside condo victims may have survived the initial collapse, the strongest storm of hurricane season approaches the Gulf Coast, the Supreme Court puts a stop to the eviction moratorium and Samsung releases its latest foldable phones.Episode transcript hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.(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.

    State Department tells Americans at Kabul airport gates to 'leave immediately'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 13:01

    Some European countries have wrapped up their missions in Afghanistan, but the U.S. will stay until at least Aug. 31. Plus, Israel's new prime minister visits the White House, there's more promising news for COVID-19 booster shots, OnlyFans will keep allowing sexual content and Kanye West holds another listening event for 'Donda.'(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 says US on pace for Aug. 31 Afghanistan exit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 12:05

    Many politicians want to extend the stay, but that's less popular with the American public. Plus, COVID-19 vaccine efficacy might be dropping as the delta variant surges, a Rudy Giuliani associate is expected to plead guilty to a campaign finance scheme, the National Park Service turns 105 and it's time for the Major League Soccer All-Star Game.(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.

    Taliban warns against extending deadline to leave Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 12:56

    President Joe Biden has considered doing so. Plus, Gov. Kathy Hochul takes over in New York, the FDA has officially approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use, the Tokyo Paralympics begin and it's unofficially Fall as pumpkin spice hits menus.Episode transcript linked here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.(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.

    Tennessee flooding leaves at least 22 dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 14:24

    Heavy rains across the state came as Tropical Storm Henri slammed New England. Plus, violence continues at Kabul's airport, it's been one year since Jacob Blake was shot, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could get full FDA approval this week and mental health advocates question whether police should share videos of suicide intervention.(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.

    As America returns to school, thousands of students are absent from classrooms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 23:41

    With schools starting in-person, teachers and community leaders are on an unprecedented quest to find missing students who stopped attending school due to the pandemic.USA TODAY reporters Erin Richards and Alia Wong talk with 5 Things host Shannon Rae Green about how educators are reconnecting with students to ensure they stay in school. Read Erin's story here and Alia's story here.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.

    More chaos at Kabul airport

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 11:37

    President Joe Biden is vowing to bring home all Americans and Afghans who helped the U.S. during the War in Afghanistan. Plus, a hurricane may hit New England for the first time in generations, toxic algae might be to blame in a California family's death, Broadway returns and a 'Sturgeon' moon lights up the sky.(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.

    US struggles to speed Afghan airlift

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 10:08

    The Taliban's early rule has been met with major challenges. Plus, babies and toddlers are more likely to transmit COVID-19 than teenagers, Minneapolis again considers major changes to its police department, Lorde has a new album and Old Navy revamps women's sizes.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript available 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.

    Taliban marks Afghanistan's Independence Day as challenges rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 13:28

    Food shortages are already an acute concern. Plus, booster shots are coming (for some), dozens are missing in North Carolina after Fred flooding, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer continues to face a civil hearing on alleged abuse and Mark Zuckerberg has a big announcement.(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.

    US set to announce COVID-19 booster shots for all Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 12:06

    The announcement is expected Wednesday. Plus, the Taliban goes on a press tour, Tropical Storm Grace may become a hurricane, opening statements begin in R. Kelly's trial and Naomi Osaka is back in tennis action.(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.

    Taliban announce ‘amnesty'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 11:25

    The group is also urging women to join the government. Plus, booster shots are coming for all Americans, three storms swirl in the Atlantic Basin, Bob Dylan has been accused of sexually abusing a minor and there's a nationwide recall for frozen shrimp.(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.

    Afghanistan Falls

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 12:41

    The Taliban has taken Kabul and the president left the country. Plus, the death toll rises after Haiti's weekend earthquake, Tropical Depression Grace follows Fred, get ready for vaccine mandates and Dish and Sinclair keep feuding.(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.

    5 Things recommends: On The Line

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 37:51

    If Detroiters are tired of one thing this summer, it's flooding. What can be done to prevent the water from rising?A new podcast from the Free Press explores pressing stories like Metro Detroit's flooding problem and other narratives in and around Motor City.On The Line is hosted by Cary Junior II, who sat down with Claire Thornton to discuss the news podcast from the Detroit Free Press.Subscribe to On The Line here.And read more about the show here:Michigan's flooding problemTrump, a clerk's race and a national spotlight on DetroitShould your bartender know your vaccine status?Episode transcript here.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Uncertainty in Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 11:31

    The Taliban is surging. Will they take Kabul next? Plus, South Florida braces for Fred, COVID-19 cases spike, there's an impending Affordable Care Act deadline and the NFL preseason kicks off.(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.

    FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the immunocompromised

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 11:41

    About 3% of the country is eligible. Plus, America's white population has declined, Fred will soon become a tropical storm again, Jamie Spears steps down as Britney Spears' conservator and 'Jeopardy!' airs its last guest-hosted episode.(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.

    A Changing America

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 10:28

    Census data out Thursday will tell us more about what the United States looks like. Plus, Tropical Depression Fred moves closer to Florida, Boy Scouts of America has its first day in court, a third vaccine shot is on the way for the immunocompromised and MLB plays a real 'Field of Dreams' game.(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 passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 11:31

    The bill now moves to the House, while the Senate works on a larger infrastructure plan. Senior Producer for Politics Hannah Gaber is back to catch up with Congressional Reporter Savannah Behrmann. Plus, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns, Tropical Storm Fred is on the move, Samsung unveils new flip phones and the best meteor shower of the year 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.

    Final vote on infrastructure bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 10:03

    The bill is expected to pass the Senate and move to the House. Plus, members of the U.S. military must get vaccinated, jury selection in R. Kelly's trial continues, the first college football poll is here and 'Hard Knocks' hits HBO.(Audio: Associated Press, HBO)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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    Committee that could start Cuomo impeachment meets

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 12:08

    The New York governor faces sexual harassment allegations from 11 women. Plus, R. Kelly has his first trial on sex trafficking charges, Americans weigh whether or not to get COVID-19 booster shots, scientists issue another dire warning about climate change and NASA is looking for paid volunteers to live like they're on Mars.(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.

    These COVID-19 survivors are coping with lingering symptoms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 14:58

    Many who have gotten COVID-19 report lingering body pain, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, breathing problems, chronic fatigue, and even organ failure. John Holdridge, 55, and Marjorie Roberts, 59, share their stories of recovery. You can check out our Coronavirus Chronicles video series to hear from more survivors. Get the Coronavirus Watch newsletter and stay informed about the spread of the virus. Transcript available here.This episode originally aired on July 12th, 2020.More reading:Researchers are concerned about the possibility that COVID-19 might lead to dementiaCDC says 50% of Americans are now vaccinatedMy brother won't get the vaccine. I asked why. His reasons. My responses.Fauci: Expect a 'flood' of COVID-19 vaccine mandates after full FDA approvalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Olympics enter final weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 12:09

    It's been a weird but fun Summer Games in Tokyo. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks out about the latest vaccine fight, cruises enact new virus restrictions, an accuser of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has filed a criminal complaint and some states will let you shop tax-free this weekend.(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.

    Dixie Fire destroys California town

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 9:18

    Most of Downtown Greenville is no more. Plus, currents are being threatened by climate change, the U.S. economy continues to rebound, vaccination rates are on the rise and Kanye West makes another 'Donda' appearance in Atlanta.(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.

    10 dead after van carrying migrants crashes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 9:05

    The accident is the latest as migrants surge into the country under dangerous conditions. Plus, more funding is on the way to fight wildfires, USA TODAY Sports' Rachel Axon has an update from the Tokyo Olympics, Spirit Airlines keeps cancelling flights and 'The Suicide Squad' hits theaters.(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.

    Simone Biles' legacy in Tokyo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 14:10

    How will we remember Simone Biles at these Olympics? USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour has some thoughts. Plus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces impeachment, passengers are stranded around the country amid airline cancellations, a celebrity cheerleader heads to federal court for soliciting sex with minors and Barack Obama turns 60.(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.

    70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 11:11


    Plus, Simone Biles returns to competition in Tokyo, climate change begins to shape where Americans relocate, whistleblower Alexander Vindman has a new book and air quality alerts remain in effect amid western wildfires.(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.


    Senators introduce $1T infrastructure bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 7:40

    A final vote could be just days away. Plus, millions of Americans face eviction, the West may get hit with flash flooding amid wildfires, Rapper DaBaby is dropped from a music festival after homophobic comments and NBA free agency begins.(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.

    With Biden's withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan, America's longest war is ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 26:25

    Our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have hung over the US and the world for nearly two decades — taking hundreds of thousands of lives, costing taxpayer money and leaving America war-weary. Now, Biden's full withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and decision to end combat missions in Iraq marks an end to the post-9/11 era and represents a renewed focus on combatting threats from China.We're mapping out Biden's skepticism toward our engagement in the Middle East and remembering the human life our wars have cost — Afghan, Iraqi and American lives and those touched by the far-flung effects of our "forever wars."USA TODAY White House correspondent Courtney Subramanian, along with foreign policy reporter Deirdre Shesgreen and Pentagon correspondent Tom Vanden Brook explain what to keep in mind as US troops leave these two countries: What have these wars costs us? What happens if the Taliban regains control in Afghanistan? 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.

    Eviction moratorium comes to an end

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 9:19

    Congress was unable to extend the eviction freeze. Plus, USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour explains how these unusual Olympics have impacted athletes, senators keep working on infrastructure in a rare weekend session, extreme heat returns to the Northwest and Italy bans large cruise ships from sailing into Venice.(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.

    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.

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