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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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    The Hard Truth of facial recognition technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 14:06

    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

    The bad and the good in the latest inflation data

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 11:40

    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

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    Clearing up the latest confusion around boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 11:38

    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

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    The economic fallout from rude customers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 11:33

    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

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    Big Tech's Big Tobacco moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 11:32

    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

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    The forecast for holiday travel doesn't look good

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 11:22

    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

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    Averting default for now

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 11:25


    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

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    New plans to help unhoused people in the nation's capital

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 11:01

    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. Go deeper: No-tent zone resistance grows as city moves forward How South Dakota became a global tax haven The malaria vaccine could be a game-changer for global development Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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    Why energy is more expensive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 10:46

    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

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    Facebook's very bad few days

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 11:27

    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

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    Afghanistan's ambassador to the US speaks out

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 11:14


    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

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    Understanding the action on Capitol Hill

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 11:32

    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

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    Cracking down on anti-vax influencers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 11:18

    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

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    What's ahead for unvaccinated workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 11:20

    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

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    Electric vehicles front and center

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 11:11

    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

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    How negotiations in Congress could affect your life

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 11:19


    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

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    Biden's diplomacy on the world stage

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 11:16

    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

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    Haitian migrants at the southern border

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 11:11


    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

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    Universities force choices on COVID vaccine mixing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 11:12

    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

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    A movement away from the evangelical church

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 11:09


    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

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    Why France is so angry with the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 11:12

    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

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    Hard Truths: Environmental Justice and the U.S. Government

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 15:12

    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

    What California's recall election and the Texas abortion law have in common

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 11:02

    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

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    A crisis for Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 11:22


    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

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    Pediatricians face a new COVID reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 10:54

    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

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    How the pandemic changed kids' learning

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 11:11

    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

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    Battle over federal vaccine mandates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 11:15

    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

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    Interfaith efforts to fight hate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 12:00


    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

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    Brutal crackdowns as Afghanistan gets a new government

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 11:07

    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

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    Looking to new vaccines for a way out of COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 11:14

    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

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    The roadblocks before President Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 11:08


    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

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    Rounding up a week of climate devastation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 11:12

    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

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    How decades of decisions have led to larger wildfires

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 11:41

    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

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    Federal intervention in the school masking debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 11:51

    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

    What's next after 20 years of war

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 11:08

    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

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    Another historic storm hits Louisiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 11:19

    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

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    The latest from Kabul after deadly blasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 11:47

    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

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    A cybersecurity call to action

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 11:47

    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

    Biden facing international pressure on Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 11:33

    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

    What FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine means for a hard-hit state

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 11:20

    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

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    Biden says the U.S. may still be in Afghanistan after August 31st

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 11:07

    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

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    Hard Truths: What it takes to get tenure

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 15:27

    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

    How America feels about President Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 11:22

    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

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    Evacuating our Afghan allies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 11:03

    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

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    The language of COVID boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 10:57

    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

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    Biden defends his decisions on Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 11:12

    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

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    The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 11:18


    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

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    Schools vs. governors on mask mandates

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 11:04


    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


    What we know about kids and COVID now

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 11:01

    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

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    $1 trillion infrastructure bill clears the Senate

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 10:49

    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

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    Inside the GOP's current playbook

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 10:57

    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

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