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Nov 25, 2020 - Podcasts

How the transition affects you

President-elect Joe Biden and his team can now officially begin the transition of power. But President Trump's delay cost the new administration 20 days of highly valuable planning time that is essential to pulling off a smooth transition of power across multiple agencies in the vast federal government. Bestselling author Michael Lewis joins us for an exclusive interview.

  • Plus, the reality of 2020 holiday shopping.

Guests: Axios' Aja Whitaker-Moore and author and host of the Pushkin podcast "Against the Rules," Michael Lewis.

Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

Nov 24, 2020 - Podcasts

The Biden transition begins

Last night, a key government agency gave the green light for President-elect Joe Biden's transition to formally begin. The General Services Administration's order allows for more than $6 million to be released as well as office space and briefings on the pandemic and national security to begin.

  • Plus, why the rest of the world is very excited about the Oxford vaccine.
  • And, billionaire Charles Koch tells Mike Allen partisanship doesn’t work.
Nov 23, 2020 - Podcasts

Air travel and the holidays

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning against holiday travel. The day after, 1 million Americans got on a plane — the highest volume of travelers airports have seen since the pandemic.

  • Plus, how the country’s largest public university system is handling Thanksgiving.
  • And, the life and death implications of delaying the presidential transition.
Nov 20, 2020 - Podcasts

Joe Biden's transition talks

President-elect Biden was declared the winner of the election 13 days ago. President Trump has not conceded, and his administration has not taken any steps to prepare for a transition of power. In a press conference on Thursday, Biden explained why he won't let that get in the way of his path to the White House.

Nov 19, 2020 - Podcasts

The science of COVID restrictions

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are still rising and government responses are varied and inconsistent. As partial restrictions take hold around the country, including curfews and some closed businesses, the question remains — are these responses actually based in science?

Nov 18, 2020 - Podcasts

11th hour troop withdrawals

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would withdraw around 2,000 troops from Afghanistan by mid-January. This comes after President Trump’s Pentagon reshuffle last week — when he fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper and a few other officials.

Nov 17, 2020 - Podcasts

A COVID vaccine wake-up call

Biotech company Moderna announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine was nearly 95% effective at preventing illness during preliminary testing. This comes a week after Pfizer announced a similarly successful vaccine.

Nov 16, 2020 - Podcasts

Trump's final battle with China

President Trump has 10 weeks left in office. In that time, we can expect to see him crack down on China to try to cement his contentious foreign policy legacy.

Nov 14, 2020 - Podcasts

The Hard Truth of school police

We are living through a moment in U.S. history in which there is a reckoning and new awareness about the way things have been done. Widespread protests throughout this summer injected further urgency — and spurred change. That’s true when it comes to community policing. But it’s also now affecting police who work in nearly half of America’s public schools.

Guests: Jackie Byers, executive director of the Black Organizing Project, and Clarence Cox, former chief of Clayton County Public Schools Police Department.

Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

Nov 13, 2020 - Podcasts

The mounting costs of child care

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on how much working parents are able to contribute to their jobs and the economy. Now, businesses are facing a reckoning: fill the gap and help working parents with child care or risk hurting their own bottom lines.

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