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Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
7 hours ago - Podcasts

Selling the first-ever NFT

Sotheby's last week auctioned off the first fine art NFT ever created, a landmark moment in the transformation of art from the physical to the digital. The winning bid was $1.4 million.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper, to understand how the fine art and cryptocurrency worlds are colliding, including a conversation with Kevin McCoy, the artist whose work was just auctioned off.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 11, 2021 - Podcasts

WH official on Kamala Harris' trip to address mass migration

Vice President Kamala Harris this week went on her first foreign trip since taking office, visiting Guatemala and Mexico to address what she refers to as the root causes of mass migration, after the U.S. saw the largest number of border apprehensions in 20 years.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Juan Gonzalez, special assistant to President Biden and the National Security Council's senior director for the Western Hemisphere, about what Harris accomplished, criticisms of her trip and what happens next in U.S. immigration policy.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 10, 2021 - Podcasts

Ransomware becomes an industry

Federal authorities this week announced they successfully traced and recovered most of the bitcoin that had been paid by Colonial Pipeline to a ransomware gang called DarkSide, following the May hack that shut off gas supplies to much of the East Coast.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the battle between law enforcement and crypto hackers, including how ransomware has become a global industry of its own, with Gurvais Grigg, a 23-year FBI veteran who now serves as public sector CTO at crypto firm Chainalysis.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 9, 2021 - Podcasts

New York City prepares to pick its next mayor

This Saturday, Democrats in America’s largest city will be asked to begin early voting for their nominee for mayor, a person whose influence is certain to extend beyond the five boroughs. But the ranked choice voting system is different than anything New York City has used before, and there still isn’t a frontrunner.

Axios Re:Cap digs in with Dana Rubinstein, a metro desk reporter with the New York Times, to learn more about the candidates, why crime and policing have become the top issue and what to watch heading into Saturday.

Note: An earlier version of this episode didn't make clear that what begins this Saturday is early voting.

Jun 8, 2021 - World

Rep. Ro Khanna on the massive bill to compete with China

Senate Democrats and Republicans today are expected to overwhelmingly pass a $247 billion spending package focused on competing with China on technology. 

Axios Re:Cap is joined by California Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna, who cosponsored the bill and who has been concerned about the issue since he first campaigned for office.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 7, 2021 - Podcasts

America's future in the hands of West Virginia's senators

West Virginia’s senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, each have disproportionate power to determine America's legislative future, including on voting rights and infrastructure.

Axios Re:cap digs into West Virginia’s moment at the center of the U.S. political world with Axios political reporter Alayna Treene.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 4, 2021 - Podcasts

Jobs, jobs and (not enough?) jobs

Today’s jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added 577,000 jobs in May, which was a very strong number but below what many had been expecting.

Axios Re:Cap unpacks the report with Axios business reporters Courtenay Brown and Felix Salmon, who go below the headline numbers and explain what it all means for President Biden’s big spending plans. Plus, we discuss Facebook's decision to ban former President Trump for two years.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 3, 2021 - Podcasts

Inside America's housing boom with Zillow COO Jeremy Wacksman

U.S. housing prices are soaring, due to a combination of ultra-low interest rates, sky-high lumber prices and a supply-and-demand imbalance brought on by the pandemic. But with the federal foreclosure moratorium just lifted, things could soon change.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Jeremy Wacksman, COO of real estate tech company Zillow, to better understand what the boom means for consumers and the country, and how long it might last.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 2, 2021 - Podcasts

America’s meat supply gets hacked

For the second time in as many months, a major part of America’s infrastructure has been held for ransom by cybercriminals. This time is was a hack of JBS, the nation’s largest beef producer, which was forced to take its largest processing facilities offline.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Laura Reiley, The Washington Post’s business of food reporter, about why the country’s meat supply chain is vulnerable, domino effects for the industry and what it all means for consumer prices.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jun 1, 2021 - Podcasts

Inside the decision to allow worker vaccination requirements

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday announced that U.S. employers are allowed under federal law to require that workers get coronavirus vaccinations.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Carol Miaskoff, the EEOC's acting legal counsel, to learn more about the new guidance, how it interacts with state laws against such requirements and whether further guidance could be coming.

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