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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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    Afghanistan's economic calamity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 11:15

    It's been one year since the fall of Afghanistan's capital city Kabul and the start of Taliban rule in the country. Shortly after, the U.S. completed its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, and since then, the economy has imploded and worsened the existing humanitarian crisis. Per capita income in the country is now about $375 per year, its lowest in more than a decade, and more than half the population faces acute food insecurity. Plus: school districts get creative to solve teacher shortages. And: the 75th anniversary of the partition of India. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Erica Pandey Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Afghanistan's economic calamity [NEEDS UPDATING] School districts across America will do anything for more teachers America is pushing teachers to the brink Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Trump's legal peril

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 11:15

    There are dozens of cases and investigations involving former President Donald Trump — and this week we saw developments in several. From his Mar-a-Lago home being searched by the FBI, to his pleading the fifth at a deposition in New York in a civil investigation.  Plus: inflation may be cooling, but prices aren't. And: Wikipedia as a model for consensus in divided times. Guests: Ilya Marrtiz, NPR contributor and co-host of "Will Be Wild" podcast, and Axios' Neil Irwin. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Garland says he “personally approved” search warrant at Trump's residence What cooler inflation numbers mean Wikipedia blazes a trail to agreement in a divided world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Making sense of Polio's return

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 11:32

    British health authorities said Wednesday that around 1 million children in London are being offered polio boosters, after the virus was detected in the city's sewage. The first U.S. case in nearly a decade was diagnosed in New York last month. Plus: a powerhouse union has a message for Democrats ahead of the midterms. And: new help for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim and Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas, NV. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: London children offered polio booster vaccine as more virus detected President Biden signs bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits Nevada's 2024 primary bid gets big boost from Latino, AAPI groups Dolly Parton celebrates her Imagination Library program Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What's in the most important climate bill in U.S. history

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 11:21

    The massive climate, tax and health care bill that Senate democrats passed over the weekend is expected to go to the House for a vote on Friday. If passed as is, the bill will become the largest climate legislation ever passed by Congress, and will invest roughly $370 billion in renewable energy, electric vehicles and other climate programs. Plus: the Senate's spending bill leaves states on their own to ease the burden of childcare costs. And: the great Serena Williams' next chapter. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman and Dana Goldstein, national correspondent at the New York Times. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Why the climate bill's Senate passage matters What's inside Democrats' $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill Child care subsidies would send 1.2 million women into the workforce, new paper finds With Child Care Scarce, States Try to Fix ‘a Broken Market' (New York Times) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The FBI searches Mar-a-Lago

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 11:38

    Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that the FBI searched his Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago. Two sources familiar with the matter told Axios's Jonathan Swan that it was their understanding the search was related to documents taken from the White House -- documents that may have been classified. Plus: a series of killings shakes a Muslim community in New Mexico. And: some news about Axios. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev; Gino Gutierrez, reporter for KSFR; and Samia Assed, Albuquerque resident and activist. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Trump says Mar-a-Lago raided by FBI Murders of four Muslim men prompt New Mexico to boost police presence Axios agrees to sell to Cox Enterprises for $525 million Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Senate Democrats' massive victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 11:09

    Democrats on Sunday passed a sweeping $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill after 24 straight hours of debate. The Inflation Reduction Act includes lowering the cost of prescription drugs, raising taxes on corporations - and the largest investment in clean energy and emissions cuts the Senate has ever passed. Plus: Why this weekend's conflict in Gaza was different. And: rents are skyrocketing everywhere. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Barak Ravid and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Senate Democrats pass $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill Gaza ceasefire to take effect Sunday night Remote workers pushed up incomes and home prices in these cities Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The new Senate landscape for the midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 11:14

    Five states held primaries this week in a big test for Trump's political power. In Kansas, the abortion rights victory is cementing Democrats abortion focus ahead of the midterms. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Josh Kraushaar. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Kansas referendum boosts Democrats' midterm focus on abortion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can we still fix our response to monkeypox?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 11:26

    California is the latest state to declare a state of emergency over the monkeypox outbreak. The CDC says more than 6,600 U.S. cases of monkeypox have been reported since May, and as that number grows so does pressure for more government action. Plus, back to school could mean disease outbreaks beyond COVID. And, credit card balances are soaring. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed, Arielle Dreher, and Courtenay Brown. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kansas protects abortion rights in the first post-Roe abortion vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 11:07

    Kansas voters last night decisively rejected an anti-abortion constitutional amendment. It was the first time voters have cast ballots on the issue since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade – and last night's vote was closely watched for what it could tell us about broader American sentiment on abortion rights. Plus, how to fireproof a home. And, Taiwan reacts to Pelosi's visit. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzalez and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and NPR's Lauren Sommer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Kansas voters reject anti-abortion constitutional amendment Fireproofing your home isn't very expensive — but few states require it National Fire Protection Association — Preparing homes for wildfire Pelosi to Taiwan president: "We will not abandon our commitment" to island Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The U.S. kills one of the masterminds behind 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 11:07

    President Biden last night announced the U.S. killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a strike in Afghanistan. It's the most significant blow to al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden 11 years ago. Plus: the risks of Speaker Pelosi's Taiwan visit. And: with rents skyrocketing, we want your stories. Guests: Idrees Ali, Reuters' foreign policy correspondent and Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden: "Justice has been delivered" with death of al-Qaeda leader Why Pelosi's Taiwan visit matters to China The mystery of NYC's high rents, solved (sort of) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky's Deadly Flooding

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 11:08

    The death toll from severe flooding in Kentucky has risen to at least 26. That includes four young siblings who were swept away from their parents in the floodwaters. Hundreds had to be evacuated by boat or helicopter and thousands are still without electricity. More rain is expected today and tomorrow. And many of the communities affected by these floods still haven't fully recovered from last year's floods and tornadoes in Kentucky. Plus, Democrats could finally deliver on a drug pricing promise. Guests: Axios' Andrew Friedman and Adriel Bettelheim. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Death toll rises to 16 from "most-devastating" flooding in eastern Kentucky Biden poised to deliver on decades-long Democratic promise [NEEDS TO BE UPDATED] First Street Foundation — For checking the climate risk factors of homes and properties Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden vs. the bad vibes economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 11:46

    The latest GDP numbers out yesterday showed a slowdown in the US economy for the second quarter in a row, pushing a lot of pundits and some news outlets to declare that the US is in a recession. But Fed chair Jerome Powell, President Biden and many economists say that's not the case. Plus: Kids in California can wake up a bit later for school this year…and other states are following suit. And: a new trend – edible utensils. Really. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin, Hans Nichols and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Emily Peck, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Recession semantics aside, the new GDP numbers are bad Biden's recession juggling act California's crack-of-dawn school ban could set a national trend The next eco-friendly trend: Edible cups, spoons and straws Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inside Russia's "filtration" process for Ukrainians

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 11:50

    Russian authorities have been forcing a system of interrogation, detention, and deportation on Ukrainian citizens who live in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. More than five months into Russia's war on Ukraine, it's estimated that one million people or more have gone through this so-called “filtration” process. Plus: home sales are cooling at last. And: the U.S. offers a prisoner swap to bring Brittney Griner home. Guests: Ukrainian Taras Ulyanchenko and Oleksandra Drik, head of the Center for Civil Liberties. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Emily Peck, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine 1BT: The housing slowdown is here Blinken to speak to Russia's Lavrov for first time since Ukraine invasion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Florida felons face prison time for voting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 11:09

    In 2018, Florida passed a historic ballot initiative to allow most felons in the state to vote. Now, 10 men with felony convictions are facing voter fraud charges, for voting before paying fines they did not know existed. Plus: what's riding on the semiconductor bill. And: the Biden administration tries to address the threat of extreme heat. Guests: Axios' Margaret Harding McGill, and Bianca Fortis, reporting fellow at ProPublica Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Chip funding bill clears key Senate hurdle A Government Official Helped Them Register. Now They've Been Charged With Voter Fraud (ProPublica) Heat.gov Greenland ice melt kicks into high gear Wildfire near Yosemite is now California's biggest this season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The TikTokification of Facebook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 10:56

    Last week, Facebook's parent company, Meta, announced major changes to its app. Instead of the Facebook feed we're all used to -- with posts from friends and family -- the app will look a lot more like TikTok. As Axios' Scott Rosenberg writes, this marks the end of almost two decades of social networking as we knew it. Plus: Pope Francis makes a historic apology to the Indigenous people of Canada. And: civilian defense training in Taiwan, as tensions with China grow. Guests: Axios' Scott Rosenberg and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Sunset of the social network View from Taiwan: China's threats shouldn't dissuade Pelosi from visiting Pope Francis asks Indigenous victims for forgiveness during Canada trip Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 11:20

    There are now more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox outside Africa, where the spread began, including nearly 3,000 cases in the US. Plus: Trump's revenge mindset. And: a milestone for Indigenous people in India. Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Monkeypox declared a global emergency by WHO CDC confirms first U.S. cases of monkeypox in children Trump's revenge Jan. 6th committee drives home its case against Trump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jan. 6th committee drives home its case against Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 12:56

    In its last summer hearing, the House Select Committee made the case last night that President Trump's actions on January 6th and the days following were indefensible. Almost three hours of testimony, texts and video argued that the former president chose not to act to protect the Capitol, despite the pleas of almost all those around him. Plus, Jonathan Swan's exclusive new look into Trump's planning for a second term Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Cheney: "Trump made a purposeful choice to violate his oath of office" A radical plan for Trump's second term Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Georgia DA gets closer to Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 11:55

    There's been movement this week in a Georgia investigation into whether former President Trump interfered in the 2020 election. 16 Republicans who apparently participated in a fake elector scheme have been named as targets by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. Plus, advice for staying cool. And, new bipartisan legislation that aims to protect future elections. Guests: Axios' Emma Hurt and Nicole Cobler; Axios Today listeners. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Rudy Giuliani ordered to testify before Atlanta Trump investigation panel Georgia election criminal probe names 16 GOP electors as "targets" How to stay cool in a summer blackout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The GOP's losing battle for grassroots donors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 11:13

    With the midterms less than four months away, Republicans are lagging behind Democrats in grassroots fundraising: In the 10 most competitive Senate races, Democrats are out raising Republicans by more than $100 million with small dollar donors. Plus, police monitoring private surveillance video. And, the House votes to protect same-sex marriage. Guests: Axios' Lachlan Markay and Ina Fried Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: GOP's grassroots money problem [draft--needs updating] House passes bill to codify marriage equality with large bipartisan support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inflation is bad…a recession is worse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 11:14

    We're struggling at once with high inflation in the U.S. -- and the possibility of a recession. And some economists are arguing that the steps being taken to ease inflation could actually cause a recession. And would that be even worse? Plus: how the end of Roe v. Wade may overwhelm foster care systems. And: a warning that we face “collective suicide” by climate change. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: A recession would be worse than this End of Roe v. Wade may overwhelm foster care systems Europe heat wave turns deadly as France and U.K. brace for hottest days on record Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Historic heat in Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 11:16

    France and the U.K. are facing record-high temperatures this week, in what's shaping up to be one of the worst heat waves on record in western Europe. And a wildfire crisis has caused thousands to evacuate parts of Spain, Portugal and France. Plus: watching a political realignment in real time. And: how swing state voters feel about Trump's role in the January 6th riot. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman and Josh Kraushaar. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Historic heat wave, wildfires hit Europe as temperatures climb in U.S. The great realignment Focus groups: Wisconsin swing voters say Trump guilty for Jan. 6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    High stakes for Biden's Mideast trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 11:24

    President Biden escaped his low approval ratings here in the U.S., this week, with a warm welcome in Israel – kicking off a trip to the Mideast to meet with nearly a dozen leaders. It's Biden's first trip to the region since taking office, after campaigning on promises like holding Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and reviving the Iran nuclear deal. Plus: the rollout of a new national suicide hotline number. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid and Adriel Bettelheim Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Scoop: Israel OKs Red Sea islands deal, paving way for Saudi normalization steps Biden: U.S. is "not going to wait forever" for Iran on nuclear deal New 988 suicide hotline goes live July 16 If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Wages can't keep up with inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 11:19

    New June inflation numbers released Wednesday show the Consumer Price Index rose 9.1% since last year - the fastest annual pace since November 1981. To make matters worse, wages are not keeping up. Plus: the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is running out of money. And: the millennial friendship crisis. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin, Stef Kight and Erica Pandey Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: America's inflation problem gets worse Scoop: ICE is short $345 million, poised to spend more than ever Axios Finish Line: Making friends Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Containing monkeypox with lessons from the COVID response

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 11:50

    Cases of monkeypox, the disease caused by a virus similar to smallpox, are rising in the U.S. There are now more than 750 documented cases according to the CDC, although the actual number is likely much higher. It's not a pandemic, but what lessons have we learned from covid that can help us contain monkeypox? Plus: the January 6th committee looks at Trump's power to incite violence. And: snapshots of space 13 billion years ago. Guests: Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, professor of Epidemiology and the director of the Pandemic Center at the Brown University School of Public Health; Axios' Andrew Solender and Miriam Kramer. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: COVID missteps hang over monkeypox response Jan. 6 committee: Trump galvanized extremist groups to flood Capitol First James Webb Space Telescope photos show the universe in a new light Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The race to save Yosemite's giant sequoia trees

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 11:52

    A wildfire in Yosemite National Park has expanded almost 10 times to 2,000 acres since it started on Friday. The rapidly growing Washburn Fire in California is threatening some of the world's oldest sequoia trees…and around 1,600 people have been evacuated from the area. Plus: the Biden administration tries to protect abortion providers. And: some Venezuelan migrants are granted extra time in the U.S. Guests: Dr. Maureen Kennedy, associate professor of wildfire ecology at the University of Washington Tacoma and Axios' Oriana Gonzalez. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Life-saving abortions OK despite state bans, Biden administration says Yosemite crews rush to protect sequoias as fire swells to over 2,000 acres Biden extends Temporary Protected Status for eligible Venezuelans to March 2024 (Miami Herald) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The double-edged sword of a strong U.S. dollar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 11:07

    The U.S. dollar has surged to its highest levels in at least two years against other major currencies. But when you factor in our current inflation situation – is this good news for Americans? Plus: our immunity against this summer's strain of COVID-19. And: President Biden heads to the Middle East. Guests: Axios' Javier David and Tina Reed. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: The dollar's "remarkable" double-edged sword The summer of subvariants At least 14 killed in mass shooting in South Africa Scoop: Biden to announce $100 million for Palestinian hospitals on Middle East trip Protesters storm Sri Lanka's presidential palace, set prime minister's home ablaze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The U.K.'s big test

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 11:30

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned Thursday morning, after dozens of his cabinet members quit. It's an unusually turbulent political crisis for the UK that follows allegations of sexual misconduct within Johnson's own party and a series of mishaps that have left many within his own party without confidence in his leadership. Axios' Dave Lawler says this moment represents a test for UK institutions. Plus: voters are looking for unity as American divides deepen. And: a historic day at Wimbledon. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Margaret Talev. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Boris Johnson announces resignation: "When the herd moves, it moves" A supper club with democracy on the menu Poll: Most voters don't want Biden or Trump on the 2024 ballot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Are we headed for a recession?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 11:15

    That's a question on a lot of people's minds right now. But, what does a recession look like when we have a strong labor market? Plus: a crucial week for detained WNBA star Brittney Griner. And: hope for the holy grail of coronavirus vaccines. Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin, and Errin Haines, editor-at-large for The 19th. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Americans no longer judge the economy by the unemployment rate, new paper finds Biden tells Cherelle Griner he's working to secure Brittney Griner's release FDA allows pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid COVID treatment Pfizer to begin testing universal coronavirus vaccines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Supreme Court's battle with the executive branch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 11:15

    The Supreme Court wrapped up its term last month with a blockbuster case - the reversal of Roe v Wade. That decision overshadowed several others this term that point to conservative justices' next target - the executive branch. Plus: how a mass shooting occurred in Illinois and Highland Park, despite the city and state having some of the strictest gun law in the country. And: gas prices are declining. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker and Justin Kaufmann Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: The Supreme Court's next target is the executive branch Highland Park shooting sends shockwaves Falling gasoline futures could spell relief at pump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A holiday weekend marred by gun violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 11:12

    Yesterday in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during a 4th of July parade. At least six people were killed. Body camera footage was also released this weekend in the police shooting of a 25-year-old unarmed black man Jaylen Walker in Akron, Ohio. Guests: Jennifer Mascia, news writer and a founding staffer at The Trace, a nonpartisan nonprofit newsroom that reports exclusively on gun violence Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: 8 Akron, Ohio, police officers placed on leave following killing of Black motorist Highland Park shooting: 6 dead and 2 dozen others likely shot at parade by gunman, who remains at large The Trace Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Supreme Court closes out a controversial term

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 11:11

    The Supreme Court issued its last two decisions of the term yesterday – including one that curbs the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate climate emissions. It was a blow to the Biden administration's efforts to combat global warming. Plus: the Supreme Court gives President Biden a win on immigration. And: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in, becoming the first Black woman on the nation's highest court. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight and Andrew Freedman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Supreme Court reins in Biden's power on climate change Supreme Court rulings muddy regulatory waters SCOTUS allows Biden to end "Remain in Mexico" policy Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The air travel mess hits July 4th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 11:22

    If you've traveled by plane this summer, you already know just how bad air travel is right now. If you haven't, you've probably heard stories of canceled flights, long delays and sky-high ticket prices. As Americans get ready for the Fourth of July, at least one airline is already sending out warnings of what is shaping up to be a chaotic and difficult travel weekend. Plus: how the end of Roe v. Wade could affect IVF. And: the changing face of NATO. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller and Adriel Bettelheim. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: The airlines already know Fourth of July will be a mess Overturning Roe creates a tempest for reproductive health Biden announces new U.S. military deployments in Europe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The most damning Jan. 6 testimony so far

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 11:20

    Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to former president Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified Tuesday to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Plus: how the Roe decision could affect your online privacy. And: the human toll of surging migration at the Southern U.S. border. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Margaret Harding McGill. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Tech companies may surrender abortion-related data Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 bombshells 50 migrants found dead inside tractor-trailer in San Antonio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The cost of economic war with Russia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 11:02

    Russia escalated its war effort by firing more than 65 missiles over Ukraine this past weekend. Then yesterday, a Russian missile hit a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central Poltava region, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens. Now, leaders at the G-7 summit in Germany are figuring out where this goes next. How do they strike a balance between cutting off the financing for Russia's attacks and protecting consumers from the impact of that economic war against Russia? Plus: Abortion rights supporters wage legal battles state by state. And: we want to hear how the aftermath of the Roe v Wade decision is playing out in your hometown. Guests: Axios' Matt Phillips and Oriana Gonzalez. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: G7 leaders to ban imports of Russian gold Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine Abortion rights activists plot next legal steps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The fight over abortion pills in a post-Roe America

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 11:02

    Following the Supreme Court ruling, searches for “abortion pill” have surged, according to Google Trends data. Medication abortion bans are harder to enforce than for surgical abortions, and are set to be at heart of legal battles in states across the U.S. Plus: lessons from one historic heat wave…as the U.S. faces more extreme heat. Guests: Axios' Tina Reed and Eric Klinenberg, author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Abortion pills become central issue after SCOTUS ruling Abortions are now illegal in 7 states but more bans are coming On first day of summer, heat wave intensifies and heads for the South Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 3:48

    This morning, the Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The 6-3 decision effectively ends all federal protections on abortion. Guests: Axios' Oriana Gonzales. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade Democrats condemn Supreme Court's abortion ruling Where abortion will be illegal with Roe v. Wade overturned How states enforce anti-abortion laws Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Supreme Court ruling expands gun rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 11:59

    The Supreme Court yesterday struck down a more than a century-old New York state gun law. The court said that the law, which limits who can carry guns outside the home, conflicts with the second amendment – and the ruling stands to significantly change the legal landscape of gun rights in the U.S. Plus: devastation following an earthquake in Afghanistan. And: a call for solidarity from Asian Americans. Also: why so many January 6th witnesses mention their faith Guests: Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and Jose Antonio Vargas, co-founder of Define American. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Supreme Court strikes down New York's concealed carry gun law Deadly Afghanistan quake hits nation already reeling from economic, hunger crises Ex-Trump aides say six House Republicans sought pardons after Jan. 6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What a gas tax holiday would mean for Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 11:28

    With gas prices hovering around $5 a gallon, President Biden called on Congress Wednesday to suspend the federal gas tax for 90 days. He also asked states to suspend their gas taxes, and pushed back against his Republican critics who blame him for the price surge. Plus: a new solution to the housing crisis for Indigenous Americans. And: Juul e-cigarettes could soon be banned in the U.S. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Biden calls on Congress to suspend federal gas tax A Lakota-inspired housing solution Biden administration wants to take the buzz out of cigarettes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pressure to the breaking point for election officials

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 11:15

    The fourth public hearing this month by the January 6th committee focused on how former President Trump and key allies put pressure on election officials, to promote the lie that there was widespread election fraud in 2020. Many of the witnesses testified on the personal toll that Trump's lies were taking on them and their families. Plus: new details of the failed response in Uvalde. And: how companies can think differently to get and keep workers today. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene and Jim VandeHei. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Jan 6. panel witnesses recount post-election threats of violence Texas claims "abject failure" by Uvalde cops The rise of aspirational capitalism America's workers are up for grabs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A new wave of LGBTQ candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 10:58

    A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for all levels of office this year, with a 20% increase in LGBTQ candidates for Congress compared to 2020. Plus: a big weekend of international elections. And: DACA, 10 years after it began. Guests: Axios' Sophia Cai; and journalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for Congress Texas GOP goes full MAGA at 2022 convention Israel coalition agrees to dissolve parliament and hold early elections Colombia elects Gustavo Petro as country's first leftist president Macron loses absolute parliamentary majority, early results show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The high cost of evictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 15:43

    Philadelphia is taking a novel approach to lowering its high rate of evictions, especially among Black renters. It's a pandemic-era program that requires landlords and tenants on the verge of an eviction filing to sit down and come to an agreement before ever entering a courtroom. So far, most landlords and tenants in the city have been happy with the results. Guests: Axios Philadelphia reporter Taylor Allen and Carl Gershenson, project director at The Eviction Lab. Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Alex Suguira is our sound engineer. Special thanks to editor-in-chief Sara Kehaulani Goo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The "Clear and Present Danger" of Donald Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 11:22

    The third day of eight planned public hearings from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack took place yesterday. The idea that former President Donald Trump is still a danger to American democracy was one of the main themes. Plus, a forgotten history lesson from Watergate Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Russell Contreras Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Pence "never budged" on view that he could not overturn election, aide testifies The Latino burglars of Watergate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Fed gets aggressive on inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 11:14

    Interest rates are going up. In the most aggressive rate hike since 1994, the Federal Reserve yesterday agreed to raise interest rates three quarters of a percentage point. And Fed officials gave some indication of what they're expecting for our economy for the rest of the year. Plus, the Biden administration's order to protect LGBTQ rights And, an FDA panel endorses vaccines for our youngest children Guests: Axios' Neil Irwin and Orion Rummler, reporter at the 19th. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Fed steps up campaign against inflation with 0.75 point rate hike Biden signs "historic" executive order to protect LGBTQ people Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why we don't know how bad crime in the U.S. really is

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 11:00

    Nearly 40% of law enforcement agencies across the country failed to report their 2021 crime data to the FBI. That includes cities like New York and LA. And another 20% reported incomplete data, including the city of Chicago. That's all according to information provided to Axios local from a partnership with the Marshall Project. Plus, President Biden's balancing act on Saudi Arabia And, the value of encouraging our kids to debate Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Monica Eng and Jessica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Sweeping reporting failures may compromise the FBI's 2021 crime data White House announces Biden will visit Saudi Arabia, expects to meet crown prince Life lessons from high school debate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Food costs are changing how we shop and eat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:19

    The cost of food in grocery stores is up 11.9% from last year, according to the latest release of inflation numbers. That's the largest increase since April 1979, and because of those skyrocketing food prices Americans are buying more store brands, and cutting down on costly meat and produce. Plus, rising tensions outside and inside the Supreme Court And, damning testimony from Trump's inner circle. Guests: Axios' Emily Peck, Sam Baker and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Rising food prices are changing the way we eat and shop After the leak, the Supreme Court seethes with resentment and fear behind the scenes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Senators reach a bipartisan gun safety deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 11:48

    A bipartisan group of senators yesterday announced they've agreed on new legislation to address gun violence. The deal falls short of what many Democrats in Congress had been hoping for, but still represents the most meaningful bipartisan movement on guns in almost 30 years. Plus, the country's largest Protestant group reckons with sexual abuse. And, as gas prices hit five dollars a gallon, how to find a little relief. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene and Christianity Today's Kate Shellnut. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper (1 min. read) What's next for the Senate's bipartisan gun deal Senators reach gun safety deal Five top ways to save on high gas prices Southern Baptists Prep for Annual Meeting With Heavy Hearts, Cautious Hope Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Report + Hotline for Survivors National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A "brazen" conspiracy: the Jan. 6 case against Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 11:34

    Last night was the first prime time public hearing held by the Congressional committee investigating the Jan 6. insurrection. The committee laid out its case to show a conspiracy by former President Trump that led to the violence. Plus, an update on the solar industry in America. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen and Ben Geman. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: "It was carnage": Capitol Police Officer testifies at Jan. 6 hearing Jan 6 committee airs closed door video of Bill Barr deposition Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for clean energy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Gut-wrenching gun violence testimony in Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 11:44

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives held hearings on gun violence which included some wrenching testimony from those involved in recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo. How those voices could affect the gun debate. Plus, teachers are being pushed to the brink. Guests: Abby Livingston, D.C. bureau chief for the Texas Tribune, and Axios' Erica Pandey. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Garland announces team to review police response to Uvalde shooting Uvalde shooting survivor testifies: "I don't want it to happen again" America is pushing teachers to the brink Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Crime drives primary voters in California

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 11:03

    Yesterday was primary day in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. Two of the night's most-watched results came out of California, where homelessness and crime have been top of mind for voters. Plus, why scientists are calling summer the “danger season” And, a temporary memorial for the 45,000 people lost to gun violence each year Guests: Dan Walters, columnist at CalMatters, and Axios' Andrew Freedman Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The January 6th committee goes prime time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 11:20

    After 10 months of investigation into the capitol insurrection, the January 6th committee is having its first prime time public hearing on Thursday night. Plus, more police are banned from marching in this month's pride parades. Guests: Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the podcast Will Be Wild; Axios' Russell Contreras. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper: Scoop: Jan. 6 committee's private divide More Pride events banning police from parades Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The new American labor market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 10:51

    Almost all the jobs that were lost at the beginning of the pandemic are back. The question now is what kind of work are we talking about? Two years into the pandemic, we're seeing more warehouse jobs and health store employees - but fewer waiters and public school teachers. Plus, a growing divide among the gun lobby. And - a reminder to pack your patience this summer for travel. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown and Lachlan Markay. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: America's new labor market The gun lobby's growing divide Memorial Day airline hell was a painful preview of summer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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