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Sep 2, 2021 - Podcasts

How decades of decisions have led to larger wildfires

Firefighters in Northern California have been working to halt the aggressive Caldor Fire, one of 13 large fires burning in the state, and one which has displaced tens of thousands of people. Climate change and decades of decisions around land management are partly to blame.

  • Plus, police accountability in Colorado.
  • And, the new 'Shang-Chi', Marvel’s first Asian American-led movie.

Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman and John Frank.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Hope King, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Sep 1, 2021 - Podcasts

Federal intervention in the school masking debate

The ongoing battle among local, state and federal officials over COVID precautions in schools continues. The U.S. Department of Education has now launched a civil rights investigation into five GOP-led states that have banned mask mandates in schools.

  • Plus, the return of evictions in America.
  • And, Amazon steps into the live audio business.

Guests: Axios' Ben Montgomery, Linh Ta, Felix Salmon and Sara Fischer.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Hope King, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 31, 2021 - Podcasts

What's next after 20 years of war in Afghanistan

Today was President Biden’s deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After two decades of war, the final U.S. plane left Kabul yesterday afternoon.

  • Plus, Biden waives ethics rules for top officials.
  • And, one reverend’s fight against a Texas abortion ban.

Guests: Senior minister of First Unitarian Church in Dallas Daniel Kanter, Axios' Dave Lawler and Lachlan Markay.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 30, 2021 - Podcasts

Another historic storm hits Louisiana

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on Sunday afternoon. Just shy of a Category Five storm, it was one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the state in recorded history. It also hit on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the state and the city of New Orleans in 2005.

  • Plus, ambulance wait times are skyrocketing.
  • And, Silicon Valley’s biggest fraud on trial.

Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman, Marisa Fernandez, and Kia Kokalitcheva.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 27, 2021 - Podcasts

The latest from Kabul after deadly blast

An explosion at the Kabul airport Thursday left at least 100 people dead — including 13 U.S. service members — and 150 more wounded. The blast came from a suicide bomber, and The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

  • Plus, the last marine to escape Saigon in 1975 on the evacuation crisis in Afghanistan.
  • And, the rising role of women in the gig economy.

Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Russell Contreras.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 26, 2021 - Podcasts

A cybersecurity call to action

In the middle of messy evacuations from Afghanistan and just before a meeting with the Israeli prime minister, President Biden yesterday held a cybersecurity summit with tech and business leaders at the White House. Arvind Krishna, the chairman and chief executive officer of IBM, was one of them.

  • Plus, retailers tackle the shipping crisis
  • And Afghanistan’s all-women robotics team flees Kabul and talks to us from Mexico City about what’s next

Guests: Arvind Krishna, chairman and CEO of IBM; members of The Afghan Dreamers; Axios' Courtenay Brown

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to us as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 25, 2021 - Podcasts

Biden facing international pressure on Afghanistan

President Biden yesterday confirmed the US is on track to get US troops and allies out of Afghanistan by August 31st. This is despite calls from other world leaders - like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French president Emmanuel Macron - to extend the timeline.

  • Plus, the first airline CEO to mandate employee COVID vaccines...hopes others will follow suit.
  • And, fallout from the popular site OnlyFans ban of explicit content.

Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Joann Muller, and Dan Primack.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Margaret Talev, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to us as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 24, 2021 - Podcasts

What FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine means for a hard-hit state

The FDA yesterday granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine. Will it convince more people to get vaccinated? The answer to that question will be especially important in states with low vaccination rates and surging hospitalizations, like Alabama. That state is currently one of the hardest hit by COVID in the nation.

  • Plus, FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine raises questions about young kids.
  • And, dire conditions in Qatar for evacuees from Afghanistan.

Guests: Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, Axios' Tina Reed and Jonathan Swan.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 23, 2021 - Podcasts

Biden says the U.S. may still be in Afghanistan after Aug. 31

President Biden spoke yesterday afternoon to the American people, again defending his withdrawal from Afghanistan, and saying the exit could take longer than planned.

  • Plus, images out of Kabul are being put to political use.
  • And, a new push to make the outdoors safer for people of color.

Guests: Axios' Glen Johnson, Lachlan Markay, and Russell Contreras.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Margaret Talev, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani and Michael Hanf. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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Aug 21, 2021 - Podcasts

Hard Truths: What it takes to get tenure

On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, we look at how the process to get tenure at many universities in the U.S. is shutting out academics of color.

Guests: Paul Harris, associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University, and Patricia Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University and editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to executive editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, Hard Truths editor Michele Salcedo and managing editor for business Aja Whitacker-Moore.