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Wall Street’s election night fears

Lots of people are preparing for an election night like no other this November, including Wall Street.

Sep 22, 2020 - Podcasts

Washington's stimulus failure

After months of back and forth on a new coronavirus stimulus bill, it's now even less likely one will pass before the election as members of Congress shift their focus toward their own re-election campaigns and a Supreme Court pick.

Sep 21, 2020 - Podcasts

What’s next for the Supreme Court

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set off a flurry of activity in Washington this weekend, as hundreds of people who gathered on the court's steps to mourn and politicians mobilized over the fight for her replacement We look at what's next for the court and how both sides of the aisle are thinking about the nomination process.

Sep 18, 2020 - Podcasts

Our relationship with wildfires

Nearly 3.5 million acres of land have burned in California, making this the largest wildfire season recorded in the state’s history, and it’s only September. Fires are still raging up the entire West Coast, air quality remains unhealthy, and entire forests have been devastated.

Our relationship with forests and fire is changing and will play a big role in how forests evolve.

  • Plus, how colleges are reopening without a surge in infections.
  • And, with the start of the Jewish New Year, synagogue High Holy Day services are going virtual.

Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Alison Snyder, and Erica Pandey — and Benjy Renton, senior at Middlebury College.

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

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Sep 17, 2020 - Podcasts

The race to the vaccine finish line

Development for a coronavirus vaccine is progressing at unprecedented speed, which is a good thing in the middle of a global pandemic. But translating a successful clinical product into real-world results will take a lot more work and time.

Sep 16, 2020 - Podcasts

A historic peace agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington on Tuesday to commemorate new peace accords with the UAE and Bahrain — the first Arab states in a quarter-century to normalize relations with Israel. The move could have major impacts on the future of the region, including possible compromises on relations with the Palestinians and annexation of the West Bank.

Sep 15, 2020 - Podcasts

The politics of evacuation orders

We know that our media diets can have an influence on who and what we trust. But now, researchers at UCLA found that even includes evacuation orders before a natural disaster, whether it's a hurricane, or a wildfire. Their study looked at evacuation patterns of Florida residents before Hurricane Irma in 2017.

  • Plus, misinformation may have met its match with Gen Z.
  • And, the NRA's dwindling political influence.

Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Stef Kight, and Sara Fischer.

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

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Sep 14, 2020 - Podcasts

The West Coast's climate crisis

Wildfires and smoke have engulfed the West Coast for weeks. More than 30 people have been killed across California, Oregon and Washington state and now, authorities are worried that these fires could result in a mass casualty event.

Sep 11, 2020 - Podcasts

The U.S. pandemic timeline

It's been six months since President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus. The amount of changes and historic events that the U.S. has been through can feel overwhelming and hard to keep track of.

  • Plus, how our outdated immigration system has been strained by the pandemic.
  • And, Mike Allen answers a listener question about mail-in ballots.

Guests: Axios' Sam Baker and Mike Allen and policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute Sarah Pierce.

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

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Sep 10, 2020 - Podcasts

Air pollution never went away

In the days after lockdown orders went into effect, air pollution decreased in major cities. Now, as some countries are re-opening, it's rising back to pre-pandemic levels.

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