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Vaccine passports for work

As more and more Americans become vaccinated, employers are making the decision to bring their workforce back to the office. But will they require proof of vaccination?

Apr 14, 2021 - Podcasts

Pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Yesterday, the FDA recommended pausing the use of Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine to study cases of a rare blood clot disorder that six American women developed 1-3 weeks after receiving the shot. One woman died and another is in critical condition. Despite this prompt response by the FDA, many are left concerned about whether it's still safe to get the shot.

  • Plus, how the border crisis looks from Mexico.
  • And, human rights in space.
Apr 13, 2021 - Podcasts

Police call Daunte Wright killing accidental

Yesterday, police said the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, outside Minneapolis Sunday appeared to have accidentally pulled out her gun instead of a Taser.

Wright was shot and killed during a traffic stop about 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year.

  • Plus, tensions between Israel and Iran put pressure on the US.
  • And, how one failed union vote against Amazon will shape big tech companies.
Apr 12, 2021 - Podcasts

On the ground at the U.S.-Mexico border

The Biden administration reported a record number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in March — the highest in 15 years. 172,000 people have been apprehended at the border, 19,000 of those unaccompanied children and teenagers.

Axios’ Stef Kight and Russell Contreras spent the last week at the border and saw this surge firsthand.

  • Plus, the housing boom no one’s happy about.
  • And, CEOs put political pressure on lawmakers over voting rights.
Apr 9, 2021 - Podcasts

Second week of Chauvin trial wraps up

The second week of the trial over George Floyd's death. The Minneapolis Police chief testified Derek Chauvin did not act according to MPD policy.

  • Plus, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on her family’s brush with AAPI hate.
  • And, how accurate is the movie Contagion?
Apr 8, 2021 - Podcasts

President Biden’s corporate tax plan

Yesterday, the Treasury Department released details of President Biden’s proposal to increase corporate taxes over the next 15 years. This would raise $2.5 trillion to pay for Biden’s massive jobs and infrastructure plan.

  • Plus, traveling while vaccinated — what are the rules?
  • And, debunking misinformation about Colorado voting laws.
Apr 7, 2021 - Podcasts

What we know about kids and coronavirus

We’re learning a lot more about kids and the coronavirus — including from the CDC, which is monitoring a rise in COVID cases among children.

  • Plus, is America losing its religion?
  • And, just what exactly does the Senate parliamentarian do?
Apr 6, 2021 - Podcasts

Shuffling the post-pandemic workforce

A new workplace survey found that one of every four highly skilled workers confesses they’re getting ready to leave their jobs or switch careers once the pandemic subsides. This could cause a massive reshuffling of high-skilled workers and have long-term effects on the workforce.

  • Plus, Minneapolis’s police chief takes the stand against Derek Chauvin.
  • And, an environmental crisis in Florida.
Apr 5, 2021 - Podcasts

Amazon’s historic labor vote

Results for the closely watched union vote at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, are expected this week.

It’s been a long and contentious union drive that has received intense pushback from Amazon. It's an organizing effort that could impact the future of the modern day labor movement.

  • Plus, why the coming weeks are crucial for climate change.
  • And, tracking new variants of the coronavirus.
Apr 2, 2021 - Podcasts

An emotional first week in Minneapolis

Today, the first week of testimony in the trial over the death of George Floyd wraps up in Minneapolis. We discuss three moments you might have missed.

  • Plus, why some Latino voters chose President Trump.
  • And, a monster movie brings people back to the theater.
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