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    Friday, September 10th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 30:51

    Final preparations are underway to mark 20 years since the September 11th terror attacks that changed the nation; Pres. Biden ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans; Mexican authorities continue to violently crackdown on Central American and Haitian migrants trying to reach the US/Mexico border seeking asylum; and today is the last episode of Unews the broadcast and podcast, stay tuned for an exciting announcement. Thank you for following!

    Thursday, September 9th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 27:46

    Los Angeles school district, the second largest in the country, is expected to announce a vaccine requirement for students 12 and up; President Biden will be laying out a six pronged strategy to fight the pandemic, including vaccine mandates for federal workers; former NYPD detective remembers the events of 9/11 and how the terrorist attacks changed policing in New York City.

    Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 31:01

    New COVID cases among children are skyrocketing with nearly 252,000 American children testing positive for the virus last week; a powerful earthquake has struck in southern Mexico near Acapulco, causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of miles away; Vice President Kamala Harris stomps for Gavin Newsom head of governor's recall election.

    Friday, September 3rd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 31:01

    President Biden is in Louisiana surveying the damage caused by Hurricane Ida as thousands of people remain without power; at least 50 confirmed deaths in the North East after Ida's remnants caused historic flash flooding; growing fallout after the Supreme Court allows the most restrictive abortion law to take effect in Texas, president Biden calling it “almost un-American.”

    Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 20:42

    The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over New York City, with at least 20 deaths linked to flooding in the region; in New Orleans, an ongoing power outage after Hurricane Ida is making the sweltering summer unbearable; the CDC has issued a travel warning, telling vaccinated people to "consider their risk" and telling unvaccinated people not to travel at all.

    Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 29:19

    Thousands of Louisiana residents are sweltering in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida with no electricity, no tap water, little gasoline and no clear idea of when things might improve; President Biden passionately defended the way the U.S. ended its 20-year "forever war" in Afghanistan during a Tuesday address to the nation; covid cases and hospitalizations are rising across the country but so are vaccine rates thanks in part to vaccine mandates.

    Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 27:36

    Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks have brought hundreds of people trapped by Hurricane Ida's floodwaters to safety; the final military flight has left Afghanistan but 200 Americans were unable to leave; nearly 97% of US counties are now either reporting high or substantial community transmission of covid according to the CDC; and a violinist in Venezuela survives covid and now uses music to help others get through the illness.

    Monday, August 30th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 23:51

    Hurricane Ida became a tropical storm as top winds slowed over Mississippi overnight; average daily hospitalizations from covid-19 have crossed 100,000 for the first time since the winter surge; rocket fire targeting Kabul's airport struck a nearby neighborhood during the final hours of the American troop withdrawal.

    Friday, August 27th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 24:21

    Pentagon officials say over 12,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan in the past 24 hours as the withdrawal deadline nears; US forces in Afghanistan remain on edge bracing for another possible terrorist attack; the delta variant now accounts for 99% of all cases in the US; a judge says Florida school districts may impose mask mandates, rules Gov. DeSantis overstepped his authority.

    Thursday, August 26th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 26:11

    Two blasts outside of Kabul's airport killed at least a dozen people and injured scores, including several US Marines; covid hospitalizations are at a seven month high in the US with many ICUs at or near capacity; and proposed redistricting in Colorado will splinter the Latino vote among three Republican strongholds, diluting the group's voting power.

    Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 26:20

    President Biden says he's sticking to the August 31st withdrawal deadline in Afghanistan despite growing pressure to extend it; Johnson and Johnson says a new study found antibody levels in people who got the shot and booster 6 months later increased nine fold; the Supreme Court orders the “Remain in Mexico” policy reinstated.

    Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 25:25

    President Biden has decided to stick with his Aug. 31 deadline for completing the evacuation from Afghanistan; the FDA has given full approval to Pfizer's covid-19 vaccine, potentially urging more people to get vaccinated; and a Salvadoran immigrant survives a violent crash along the border but is deported almost immediately.

    Monday, August 23rd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 24:11

    The FDA grants full approval to Pfizer's covid vaccine; Tropical Storm Henri makes landfall in Rhone Island, drenching the Northeast; President Biden says the chaotic airlift of Americans and Afghan allies is accelerating, more than 10,000 evacuated over the last 24 hours.

    Friday, August 20th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 29:22

    President Biden addresses the nation on the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan; the latest on the pandemic as more Americans are hospitalized today than at any point since the crisis began; and an extreme weather watch for New England amid a new hurricane watch designation.

    Thursday, August 19th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 32:08

    Chaos continues in Afghanistan as President Biden issues U.S. troop commitment during evacuation operation; the Biden administration announces Covid-19 booster shot plan starting in late September; and the latest U.S. job numbers provide hope for a rebounding economy.

    Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 31:20

    Uncertainty and fear still circulating in Afghanistan as the Taliban moves to consolidate power and form a new government; Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for Covid-19 after banning mask mandates; and extreme weather continues impacting the U.S., as wildfires ravage the West Coast and tropical storms slam the Georgia and South Carolina.

    Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 31:31

    A humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan as President Biden defends his decision to withdraw U.S. troops; Haiti facing a tropical depression after at least 1,400 people have died from the recent earthquake; and the Biden administration expected to push for booster shots as the Delta variant surges around the country.

    Monday, August 16th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 34:51

    Chaos in Afghanistan after the Taliban take Kabul, spurring evacuations of U.S. personnel and generating fear among Afghans; another tragedy strikes Haiti after a massive earthquake kills at least 1,300 people; and Louisiana and Florida top global Covid-19 case counts as U.S. schools prepare to open.

    Friday, August 13th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 30:15

    Florida continues breaking Covid-19 infection records as debates over masks in schools rages nationwide; extreme temperatures still affecting much of the U.S., from extreme heat to the latest tropical storm; and the latest numbers at the southern U.S. border reveal a pressing challenge for the Biden administration.

    Thursday, August 12th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 30:12

    Florida reports a record number of Covid-19 cases as the number of hospitalized children rises around the U.S.; California announces new mask mandates for public school teachers and staff, as businesses follow suit; and the release of new U.S. census data sparks a fight for control of Congress.

    Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 31:39

    School mask mandate battles continue across the U.S., as Texas and Florida districts defy orders from governors; Senate Democrats move forward with a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that could have a major impact on U.S. immigration; and massive wildfires continue spreading around the world, from Europe to the Americas.

    Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 30:25

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns following accusations of sexual harassment; the Senate votes to pass a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill; and mask debates continue as ICU beds around the country fill up and pediatric Covid-19 cases are on the rise.

    Monday, August 9th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 32:30

    The United Nations issues a stark warning in a report on the planet's intensifying climate crisis; California's expanding Dixie Fire now the state's second-largest wildfire in history; and the latest on recent Covid-19 spikes in the U.S., as more children and teens are hospitalized.

    Friday, August 6th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 21:07

    Good economic news today, more than 900,000 jobs were added in July, higher than forecast; new covid cases are averaging 100,000 a day due to the fast-spreading delta variant; an aid to embattled Governor Cuomo filed a criminal suit for sexual misconduct; and in California Wilson Barrios died in police custody now his family demands justice.

    Thursday, August 5th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 32:41

    Health officials in the US are warning that new covid infections could hit 200,000 per day within the next six weeks; mounting pressure on Governor Cuomo to resign after an investigation found he sexually harassed female staffers; Mexico sues US gun manufacturers for contributing to arms trafficking deaths.

    Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 22:35

    Governor Andrew Cuomo faces mounting pressure to resign after an investigation found he sexually harassed staffers; the CDC issues eviction moratorium extending until Oct. 3rd for areas hard-hit by covid; Biden Administration to offer vaccines to immigrants at the border.

    Monday, August 2nd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 27:04

    The delta variant surging in the US with more than 76% of counties reporting high or substantial transmission rates; the final text of the bipartisan infrastructure agreement has been completed and a vote could be held this week; organizations advocating for stricter gun laws launch a new campaign featuring mock testimonies and wills of young Americans to call Congress' attention.

    Friday, July 30th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 27:41

    A new CDC report obtained by The Washington Post says the delta variant is more contagious than the common cold adding urgency to the race to vaccinate; President Biden urges Democrats to include immigration reform, including a path to citizenship, in the massive infrastructure bill; and in an exclusive interview Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell describes the moment he thought he was going to die during the Jan. 6 riots.

    Thursday, July 29th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 20:12

    President Biden set to announce a vaccine requirement for federal workers; the delta variant now accounting for 57,000 new cases a day, an increase of 400% in just over a month; and undocumented immigrant in LA wins the lottery but can't claim the prize because of his lack of documents.

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 27:04

    Citing the highly transmissible Delta variant, the CDC is recommending that vaccinated people resume masking indoors in certain parts of the country; despite Republican opposition, the House select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has held its first hearing; and more wind coupled with higher temperatures could worsen California's largest wildfire.

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 31:05

    Summary: In a reversal the CDC recommends indoor masking for vaccinated people and recommends everyone in K-12 schools wear a mask regardless of vaccination status; police officers deliver emotional testimony on their Jan. 6th response before first House select committee members; the Biden Administration is planning to allow expedited deportations of certain immigrants arriving at the border.

    Monday, July 26th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 27:52


    Major medical groups urge health care employers to mandate vaccines; thousands of Cubans march to the White House demanding stronger measures against the Cuban regime; Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins House Committee investigating Jan. 6th attack on the Capitol.


    Friday, July 23nd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 26:19

    Health officials are urging Americans to get vaccinated as the delta variant fuels a new summer surge; the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games officially kick-off despite surge in coronavirus cases; Cuban officials dismiss as irrelevant new sanctions by the Biden Administration following days of protests in the island.

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 29:29


    President Biden is expressing frustration over the slower pace of vaccination as the delta variant fuels daily case increases; VP Harris meets with Dreamers and undocumented youth after DACA was ruled unconstitutional by a Texas federal judge; House GOP leader McCarthy calls Speaker Pelosi's veto of two Republicans for a Jan. 6th committee an abuse of power; seven Latino sites have been identified as in need of federal preservation and protection.


    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 28:51


    Health experts are pleading with Americans to get vaccinated as the delta variant now accounts for 83% of cases; Nancy Pelosi vetoes two of Rep. McCarthy's picks for Jan. 6th select committee; massive wildfires out west bring hazy conditions to the east coast.


    Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 27:09


    Health officials across the country are on high alert as new Coronavirus infections continue to spike, now averaging 30,000 new cases per-day; Amazon founder Jeff Bezos blasts off to the edge of space on the first crewed flight from his firm Blue Origin; President Biden orders review of US-Cuba policies including remittances.


    Monday, July 19th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 26:57

    Covid cases are increasing across the country mostly among the millions of unvaccinated people despite widespread vaccine availability; Capitol rioter who breached the Senate gets eight months for felony; Senate Democrats push a key test vote on Biden's infrastructure agenda; advocates demand congressional action to protect DREAMERS after a federal judge in Texas declares DACA

    Friday, July 16th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 32:06

    FDA warns about a rare neurological condition linked to Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine; President Biden lays out the case for voting rights as the GOP leads state efforts to restrict voting access; and the latest on protests in Cuba as the government cracks down on political unrest.

    Thursday, July 15th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 30:04

    The US Surgeon General issues warning about covid misinformation, encouraging social media companies to do more to prevent it; Biden Admin is beginning to distribute expanded child tax credit payments; Cuba lifts restrictions on food and medicines following protests.

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 23:55

    Covid cases across the country have doubled in just the last three weeks fueled by the more contagious delta variant; Cuban-Americans in Miami take to the streets in support with protestors in the island; Biden administration is assigning more officials to deal with a backlog of DACA applications.

    Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 30:55

    FDA warns about a rare neurological condition linked to Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine; President Biden lays out the case for voting rights as the GOP leads state efforts to restrict voting access; and the latest on protests in Cuba as the government cracks down on political unrest.

    Monday, July 12, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 24:56


    Pfizer to meet with top U.S. health officials amid disagreements about the timing on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots; historic protests kick off in Cuba over food shortages and high prices during the pandemic; and billionaire Richard Branson successfully takes off into orbit.


    Friday, July 2nd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 25:32

    Florida officials are working on plans to demolish what's left of the Champlain Towers; the Trump Organization and its CFO were charged in a “sweeping and audacious” tax fraud scheme.; all US and coalition forces have left Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan; White House is sending teams to covid hot spots where vaccination rates remain low.

    Thursday, July 1st, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 28:06

    Trump Organization CFO surrenders to face charges; President Biden meets with families and first responders of Surfside collapse; the US Supreme Court upholds Arizona's voting restrictions.

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 26:25

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 31:32

    Summary: Search in Surfside building collapse stretches to day six; President Biden heads to Miami for Thursday meeting with families of Surfside collapse; House to vote on bill launching Jan.6th commission.

    Monday, June 28th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 31:07

    More than 150 people are still unaccounted for in the Surfside building collapse; President Biden orders airstrikes near Iraq-Syria border; the delta variant is now present in all but one US state.

    Friday, June 25th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 25:41

    Four dead and still 159 unaccounted for in Florida condo collapse; VP Harris visits the US-Mexico border; DOJ is suing Georgia over the state's restrictive voting laws.

    Thursday, June 24th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 31:41

    A tragic Miami Beach condo collapses, leaving at least one person dead, and over 50 unaccounted for as rescue efforts continue; President Biden announces a bipartisan infrastructure deal; and pop superstar Britney Spears delivers an emotional plea to be freed and alleges serious abuse in her personal and professional life.

    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 23:06

    President Biden to lay out plan to curb violent crime; Senate Republicans block voting rights bill; VP Kamala Harris announces visit to the border.

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 19:50

    The Senate is voting today on an expansive voting rights bill; Supreme Court unanimously backs compensation to student athletes; relaxed gun laws in Texas are giving rise to concerns about vigintalism at the border.

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