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17 hours ago - Podcasts

Taylor Lorenz on Trump's threat to ban TikTok

President Trump has 48 hours left to either follow through on his threatened ban of TikTok, or accept a proposed tech partnership with Oracle.

Axios Re:Cap digs into how the TikTok user community has reacted to this political drama, and what comes next, with New York Times tech reporter Taylor Lorenz.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Sep 17, 2020 - Podcasts

Amazon exec on company Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon on Thursday announced the first companies to receive money from a $2 billion venture capital fund it formed to help combat climate change.

Axios Re:Cap digs into how Amazon hopes the fund will help achieve its goal of being carbon neutral by 2040, and whether the plan is more substance than spin, with Matt Peterson, Amazon's director of new initiatives and corporate development.

Sep 16, 2020 - Podcasts

How 2020 changed advertising

Dozens of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West, aren't posting to their Facebook or Instagram feeds Wednesday, as part of the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign.

Axios Re:Cap digs into whether this temporary boycott matters, and how the broader advertising market has morphed in 2020.

Sep 15, 2020 - Podcasts

The TikTok view from China

By this time next week, we should all know if TikTok will be allowed to continue operating in the U.S., in partnership with Oracle, or if it will be in the process of being banned by President Trump.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the perspective from China, where TikTok's parent company is based. Our guest is CNBC Beijing bureau chief Eunice Yoon.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Sep 14, 2020 - Podcasts

Teachers union would support teacher vaccination requirement

Randi Weingarten.Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, tells the Axios Re:Cap podcast that her union would support requiring in-school teachers to take a COVID-19 vaccine, once one has been approved and is readily available.

  • AFT represents 1.7 million members in over 3,000 local affiliates.

Her statement: "We would support that... Just like we have vaccines we require kids to take to be in school in normal times."

Go deeper: Listen to the full conversation on Axios Re:Cap.

Sep 14, 2020 - Podcasts

Classrooms become pandemic workplaces

Around 37% of America’s public school students are beginning the year in some sort of in-person learning, which means millions of teachers have returned to classrooms.

Axios Re:Cap talks with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten about what's working, what's still needed, and if teachers should be required to take a COVID-19 vaccine (when available).

Sep 11, 2020 - Podcasts

Tech's role in fighting California wildfires

California is on fire right now, and Silicon Valley is among the affected areas. But tech hasn't done too much work to help prevent or fight these sorts of blazes, as most companies prefer to build products for consumers or businesses, not governments.

Axios Re:Cap speaks to one of the exceptions: GoTenna CEO Daniela Perdomo, whose company makes a product that helps wildfire fighters communicate via cell phones even if there isn't available cellular service. We ask what could be doing more of, and why it isn't.

Sep 10, 2020 - Podcasts

ESPN's Mina Kimes on the NFL's new reality

The NFL season kicks off tonight in Kansas City, but a lot has changed since the Chiefs hoisted their trophy in February including new economics, experiences and politics.

Axios Re:Cap digs in with ESPN football analyst Mina Kimes.

Sep 9, 2020 - Podcasts

The vaccine race hits a speed bump

Developing vaccines is very hard work, as evidenced by Tuesday's news that AstraZeneca is pausing its clinical trials on a COVID-19 vaccine after a patient appeared to develop a serious neurological condition. And that raises an unsettling question: What if a vaccine is further away than most of us expect?

Axios Re:Cap digs in with Stat News reporter Adam Feuerstein, who helped break the AstraZeneca news.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Sep 8, 2020 - Podcasts

The politics of a coronavirus vaccine

Most Americans agree on the need for a safe and effective vaccine to protect us against COVID-19, but President Trump's repeated hints at a pre-election vaccine approval has sparked debate that politics could get ahead of the science.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Zeke Emanuel, an Obama-era health policy official, about what he's looking for if and when a vaccine is approved.

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