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11 hours ago - Podcasts

State powers over abortion access

The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to take up a Mississippi case that could have huge repercussions for abortion access in the U.S. It will give the conservative-majority court the chance to weigh next term whether states should have the right to ban abortions before a fetus is viable outside the womb.

  • Plus, McDonald’s isn’t the only company hiking wages to get workers back.
  • And, how the pandemic has changed our fashion choices.
May 17, 2021 - Podcasts

A tipping point in Gaza

We're entering the second week of intense fighting and violence in Israel and Gaza. Hopes for a ceasefire were dashed this weekend.

  • Plus, why we still don’t know the origins of COVID-19.
  • And, is President Biden trying to do too much, too fast?
May 14, 2021 - Podcasts

Biden downplays a week of crises

It’s been a busy week for national politics, from the aiden Administration trying to de-escalate in the Middle East to the GOP ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership.

  • Plus, one perspective on how the U.S. media is talking about the Middle East.
  • And, making social media safe for the LGTBQ+ community .
May 13, 2021 - Podcasts

Violence escalates in the Middle East

Inter-communal violence between Israelis and Palestinians is at its worst levels in more than 20 years. Israel’s military has killed at least 53 Palestinians in recent strikes, including 14 children. At least six Israelis have been killed by Hamas rockets.

  • Plus, the anxieties of face-to-face interaction.
  • And, popular brands and personal politics.
May 12, 2021 - Podcasts

Defining a hate crime

The man accused in the Atlanta spa shootings was indicted on murder charges, yesterday. The prosecution says it will be pursuing a hate crime penalty. We recently sat down with our resident legal scholar, Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman, to help us understand the complexity of defining and prosecuting hate.

  • Plus, the GOP pushes Rep. Liz Cheney out of leadership.
  • And, the bonkers market for reselling sneakers.
May 11, 2021 - Podcasts

A COVID-19 update from Mesa, Arizona

As the country reopens, we’ve begun checking in with American mayors who are grappling with decisions around relaxing restrictions and opening school, offices and other businesses, just to name a few. Today, we talk to Mayor John Giles of Mesa, Ariz.

  • Plus, a COVID-19 vaccine for teenagers gets FDA approval.
  • And, the Biden administration’s move to protect transgender healthcare.
May 10, 2021 - Podcasts

Sen. Bernie Sanders on what's next for Democrats

Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting impatient with the White House. That's one of the big takeaways from his conversation with Jonathan Swan for "Axios on HBO."

  • Plus, personalizing public education.
  • And, a crisis unfolding in Jerusalem.
May 7, 2021 - Podcasts

The GOP and Donald Trump

Tensions between pro-Trump conservatives and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney heated up this week. And the GOP threatened Facebook after it upheld former president Trump’s suspension from the platform. Axios' Margaret Talev is here to tell us about the wild week in the Republican Party.

  • Plus, the U.S. and Mexico talk immigration.
  • And, local businesses suffer as tech workers stay home.
May 6, 2021 - Podcasts

Fact vs. fear over inflation

Prices are going up for certain areas of the economy, but Axios' Felix Salmon says it's mostly the lingering effects of the quick and sudden shutdown of the economy in March 2020.

  • Plus, getting COVID vaccines and aid where they’re needed most.
  • And, what’s ahead for eviction bans.
May 5, 2021 - Podcasts

Reopening Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order suspending all COVID-19 restrictions in the Sunshine State, which includes preventing local governments from imposing their own restrictions. Less than 30% of Florida's population is fully vaccinated so far.

  • Plus, holding companies accountable on racial justice.
  • And, the real history of Cinco de Mayo.
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