All Axios Re:Cap episodes

Mar 25, 2021 - Podcasts

Ben & Jerry on the evolution of corporate political activism

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have been mixing political activism with business since they launched their eponymous ice cream company more than 30 years ago. Now they're watching other companies start to follow their blueprint.

Axios Re:Cap asks Ben and Jerry about their legacy, the rise of corporate social activism and, of course, their favorite flavors.

Mar 24, 2021 - Podcasts

California Rep. Anna Eshoo on Thursday's Big Tech hearing

The House on Thursday is scheduled to hold its first Big Tech hearing of 2021, with witnesses to include Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who represents part of Silicon Valley, about what she hopes to learn and why she's more interested in algorithms than moderators.

Mar 23, 2021 - Podcasts

Understanding the immigration surge

U.S. customs officials reported a 28% increase in apprehended migrants between January and February, and the number of unaccompanied minors is up an astonishing 61%.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper into the reasons for the surge and what President Biden plans to do about it.

Mar 22, 2021 - Podcasts

The student loans the CARES Act left behind

Not all federal student loans are created equal. Millions were provided by private banks, before the practice was ended in 2010, and these "Goldilocks loans" were overlooked when Congress temporarily suspended principal and interest payments in last year's CARES Act.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with one of these loan-holders: Molly Webster, a senior correspondent with WNYC's RadioLab, who wrote a buzzy op-ed in the New York Times about how her student debt obligations just keep growing.

Mar 19, 2021 - Podcasts

Bodegas threaten to boycott Coke

Coca-Cola is as much a part of New York City bodegas as are corn chips and cats. But a trade group representing Latino bodega owners is threatening to boycott Coke products over the company's decision to close a Latin affairs office and some funding decisions the group believes are inequitable.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the possible boycott and what's behind it with Frank Garcia, chair of the National Association of State Latino Chambers of Commerce and a onetime Coke ally, who worked to fight against former Mayor Bloomberg's soda tax.

Mar 18, 2021 - Podcasts

Post-pandemic Starbucks, with CEO Kevin Johnson

Starbucks is something of an avatar for American consumer behavior, reflecting how we spend money and time. If you want to really know when we're post-pandemic, what happens inside a Starbucks is a pretty good barometer.

Axios Re:Cap digs into Starbucks, as it approaches its 50th anniversary, with CEO Kevin Johnson. We ask him about what pandemic changes are permanent, plus its policy plans on everything from masks to employee vaccinations to remote work. Plus, his standard coffee order.

Mar 17, 2021 - Podcasts

Zeke Emanuel on where the vaccine rollout goes next

More than 15% of Americans 18 and older are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with nearly 28% having received at least one shot, and many states loosening eligibility rules.

Axios Re:Cap digs into where the vaccine rollout goes from here, and who might be getting skipped over, with Zeke Emanuel, an adviser in the Obama White House and chair of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy.

Mar 16, 2021 - Podcasts

Amazon's union fight in Alabama

Amazon's fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, has become ground zero for the U.S. labor movement, with nearly 6,000 employees asked to vote on unionization by March 29.

Axios Re:Cap digs into what the Alabama situation means for Amazon, its workers and why it's happening now, with Alec MacGillis, author of the new book about Amazon called "Fulfillment, Winning and Losing in One-Click America."

The Week America Changed

United Airlines CEO on losing employees to the coronavirus

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby knew he needed to prepare for a global pandemic after watching how quickly the coronavirus spread in Italy — even as he was told he was overreacting.

Why it matters: In an interview Sunday with Axios Re:Cap, Kirby remembers how last March he started writing personal letters to the families of employees who died from the virus and trying "to put myself as much as possible in the shoes of the people" receiving the notes.

Mar 10, 2021 - Podcasts
The Week America Changed

NBA commissioner Adam Silver's 11th-hour choice on COVID suspension

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said his decision to suspend all NBA games on March 11 came without input from the board, the benefit of guidance from major health organizations, or public understanding of the coronavirus.

Why it matters: In an interview Wednesday with Axios Re:Cap, Silver recalled staring down the barrel of an 11th-hour choice — made well before the dire reality of the pandemic had taken root — that would impact the livelihoods of 55,000 people and millions of fans around the world.