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  • 24.02.2021
    10 MB

    Johnson & Johnson nears vaccine authorization

    Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub maps out some vaccine timelines. Plus, the Supreme Court hears arguments on when police can enter homes without a warrant, correspondent Alia Dastagir talks about National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Tiger Woods has surgery after a serious car accident and weather reporter Doyle Rice talks about a potentially more destructive tornado season.Episode Transcript
  • 23.02.2021
    12 MB


    500,000 people in the U.S. have now died from COVID-19. But they're more than a number. Plus, enterprise editor Cristina Silva talks about vaccine inequality, we hear from Congress reporter Christal Hayes on confirmation hearings, Capitol law enforcement officials will testify before a Senate panel and the wife of 'El Chapo' appears in court.(Audio: Associated Press)
  • 22.02.2021
    8 MB

    Bias in insurance costs

    Economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones reports. Plus, Congress returns to tackle virus relief, Texans want answers after a winter storm crisis, Merrick Garland faces a confirmation hearing for attorney general and more images from Mars are expected.(Audio: Associated Press)
  • 21.02.2021
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    Teaching Black history from Black perspectives

    Teaching Black history from Black perspectives means re-visiting the same stories we might be used to hearing, and challenging ourselves to tell them differently. Experts warn that ‘whitewashing’ Black history in educational settings fuels resentment against civil rights groups demanding justice and equity in the present. USA TODAY race and diversity reporter N’dea Yancey-Bragg hopes people focus on issues like oppression, Black resistance, the African diaspora, Black excellence, and intersectional Black identities when teaching Black history.This month, Yancey-Bragg wrote about how Black entrepreneurs in Tulsa, Oklahoma successfully revived the Greenwood business district, or Black Wall Street, after the Tulsa Massacre in 1921. And businesses there are still re-building.For more coverage on Black history and culture, check out these stories from USA TODAY:Influencers on racial justice you should followCivil rights icons on the future for Black progress10 TV shows that will teach you about Black cultureAmerica has a history of medically abusing Black peopleThis is America: Life in ˈblak and (h)wīt
  • 20.02.2021
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    Democrats unveil Biden's immigration bill

    Senior Video Producer Hannah Gaber and immigration reporter Rebecca Morin discuss what to expect. Plus, more charges are made relating to the Captiol attack, the U.S. and Iran shift toward possible talks, some Texans still don't have clean drinking water and Naomi Osaka is the Australian Open champion.(Audio: Associated Press)
  • 19.02.2021
    9 MB

    Experts fear Texas damage could be similar to the effects of a hurricane

    Plus, health reporter Elizabeth Weise updates us on vaccines, it was a successful Mars landing, business reporter Nathan Bomey talks cars and the U.S. is back in the Paris Climate Accord.(Audio: Associated Press, NASA)
  • 18.02.2021
    13 MB

    Deadly winter storms continue

    Millions remain without power in Texas. Weather reporter Doyle Rice tells us about the polar vortex wreaking havoc. Plus, Florida Today space reporter Emre Kelly updates on the Mars rover landing, finance reporter Jessica Menton tells us what to expect before Robinhood and Reddit CEOs testify in front of Congress, more data shows vaccines give some protection from transmission and the U.S. women's soccer team is back in action.(Audio: Associated Press)