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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity® - a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time.   About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios - which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app.   About Pushkin Industries: Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg and is home to hit shows such as Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, Cautionary Tales, The Happiness Lab, The Last Archive, and Gladwell's own Revisionist History. Visit pushkin.fm for a full lineup of shows.   About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

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Fake hacks on social media
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A lot of us worry about bad actors hacking into platforms like Facebook and sowing chaos and distrust in our democracy. But now, there's a twist — Facebook is saying hackers might not even have to do any hacking at all to be effective. They can just say they did. It's called "perception hacking". Also, a second night of civil unrest in Philadelphia following a fatal police shooting Plus, the GOPs monstrous math problem. And, winter is coming for restaurants across America. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Mike Allen, Erica Pandey and Carolina Buitrago, project director at District Bridges. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Michael Heidemann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Unrest in Philadelphia after fatal police shooting of Black man Facebook warns of "perception hacks" undermining trust in democracy It's about to get even worse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
The final week of the campaigns
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We're a week away from Election Day and it's looking like former Vice President Joe Biden has a clear and comfortable lead. But, both sides know that nothing is guaranteed and the stakes now are different for each. Democrats are deciding whether to play it safe in or expand the map after record fundraising. And Republicans are again making tough decisions about whether to hitch their campaigns on a trump win. Plus, what the election polls mean. And, scientists have found water on the moon. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Hans Nichols, Margaret Talev and Miriam Kramer Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Michael Heidemann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Trump's post-election execution list Texas Democrats beg Biden to spend now The art and business of political polling NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett's first week
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The Senate votes today on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing. If confirmed, she'll get to work immediately on major cases including the future of the Affordable Care Act and any election-related cases already on the docket. Plus, we’ve got record-breaking early voting. And, what's legal — and what's not — at the polls. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Stef Kight, and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Michael Heidemann, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Amy Coney Barrett's immediate impact Early voting eclipses 2016 total with 9 days until election Researchers build machine to extract drinkable water from air Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
An actual presidential debate
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ast night was the final presidential debate before election day. In contrast to the first debate, this time American voters actually heard where each of the candidates stand on the issues. Plus, what you need to know about Nigeria’s police brutality protests. And, how Europe is reckoning with its colonial past. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Rebecca Falconer. 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. Go deeper: Finally, a real debate Soldiers reportedly fire on protesters against police brutality in Nigeria Europe confronts its colonial past as movement to return looted relics grows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
A movement to restore voting rights
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This month, Axios launched 'Hard Truths' - a new series focused on exploring the impact of race in America. Our society is filled with roadblocks that prevent people from fully participating as American Citizens - and one of those barriers is mass incarceration. Plus: The FBI says Iran and Russia have interfered in the election What to expect from the final presidential debate tonight. How the pandemic has changed life for one Texas teacher this school year. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Mike Allen and Austin school teacher Rachel Seney. 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. Go deeper: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election Restoring the vote to Americans with felony records Microphones will be muted during parts of Thursday's presidential debate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Israel's secret diplomacy
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Last month, agreements brokered by the Trump administration between Israel, UAE and Bahrain sent shockwaves through the Middle East. There are now four Arab nations that recognize Israel which the Trump administration sees as an important step for strengthening stability in the region. While the peace deals might have seemed like a surprise to some, it's been going on for a long time. Plus, what you need to know about the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid, and Ashley Gold 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. Go deeper: Israel's secret embassy in Bahrain Justice Department sues Google over alleged search monopoly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Cities prep for election day chaos
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The election is exactly 14 days from today. Many elected officials are reassuring voters that it is safe to vote, whether by mail or in person. But at the same time, they're preparing for scenarios like lawsuits, voter intimidation and other uncertainties. Plus, a presidential election in Bolivia is a win for democracy. And, the environmental movement goes intergalactic. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Dave Lawler and Miriam Kramer. 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. Go deeper: Cities brace for election day chaos Socialists win Bolivia election one year after controversial Morales ouster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
The surge in voter enthusiasm
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The election has record breaking fundraising and huge early voting totals. That adds up to lots of voter enthusiasm, mostly among Democrats. Plus, retail's last shot at survival. And, how lawyers are adapting to a remote workplace. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Bryan Walsh. 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. Go deeper: What early voting can (and can't) tell us about the election The green tsunami Struggling retailers hope for a Christmas miracle How lawyers learned to Zoom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
The Hard Truths of voter suppression
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In this special Saturday episode, Axios kicks off Hard Truths, a project examining systemic racism in our country. This will be a year-long series covering a new topic each month - education, housing, technology, and health care. With a bitter election just days away we start with voting, specifically voter suppression. Guests: Axios' Sara Goo, and Carol Anderson, historian at Emory University. 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. Go deeper: 1 big thing: Voter fraud and racism Axios-Ipsos poll: Voters of color worry about militias, arrests Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2020
A more conservative Supreme Court
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The Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings wrapped yesterday after four days of Senate questioning. Her expected confirmation will move an already conservative Supreme Court even further to the right. Plus, the dueling town halls. And, social media's struggle to stop misinformation. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Scott Rosenberg, and Margaret Talev. 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. Go deeper: How a conservative Supreme Court could save the ACA Trump says he doesn't remember being tested for COVID-19 before first debate Biden on court packing: It "depends" how the Barrett confirmation is "handled" Hunter Biden story trips social media misinformation alarms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
The rapid rise of covid in Europe
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The European Union is seeing more coronavirus cases than the U.S. as a proportion of population. Now, a number of European countries like France, Italy and the U.K. have reimposed lockdown measures to contain the virus. Plus, the energy costs of working from home. And, the NBA is pulling off biggest political effort in sports history. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Ben Geman, and Kendall Baker. 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. Go deeper: Macron declares state of emergency, curfew as COVID-19 cases rise in France COVID-19 will mean higher winter energy bills Sports stadiums welcome voters, not fans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
What Joe Biden hasn’t answered
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Joe Biden has largely been able to stay out of the spotlight and has avoided the tough questions that presidential frontrunners normally endure. Plus, how the presidential election dominated Amy Coney-Barrett’s confirmation hearing. And, Apple's events are getting predictable. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Ina Fried 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. Go deeper: Highlights from Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings Supreme Court allows Trump administration to halt census count Apple's events aren't what they used to be Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The GOP's loyalty to Trump
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Over the last four years, president Trump has made lots of controversial statements. Axios on HBO has been looking into all of these statements, but more importantly, how much support they've gotten from the Republican party. Plus, Amy Coney Barrett begins her confirmation hearing to be the next Supreme Court Justice. And, why everyone is paying attention to Pennsylvania's new voting laws. Guests: Axios' Juliet Bartz and Stef Kight. 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. Go deeper: Always Trumpers: The president's unbreakable wall Amy Coney Barrett hearing turns into a get-out-the-vote effort Judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit over Pennsylvania drop boxes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett faces the Senate
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The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. While she is likely to be confirmed, Democrats are using the hearings as an opportunity to mobilize voters on issues like health care and votings rights. Plus, President Trump's intense campaign plan. And, the history of Native American voter suppression. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Alayna Treene, and Michele Salcedo 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. Go deeper: What to expect at this week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings Scoop: Trump wants to hit campaign trail every day through election Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
The future of American terror
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Yesterday, the FBI announced terrorism charges against an anti-government militia group for plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Now, University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern is saying that politically motivated violence may only get worse. Plus, the debate around whether another presidential debate will or won't happen. And, sports betting is one industry thriving during the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Kendall Baker and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern. 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. Go deeper: Militia plotted attacks on police, Michigan governor Joe Biden to attend town hall event after Trump pulls out of second debate Barstool jumps into sports betting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
VP Debate passes a low bar
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Last night was the first, and only, vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris. Axios' co-founder Mike Allen offers his thought bubble on the evening. Plus, unemployment among young Asian American workers is spiking. And, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Erica Pandey, and Alison Snyder. 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. Go deeper: VP debate brings back normal politics Asian American unemployment spikes amid pandemic Gene editing pioneers win Nobel Prize in chemistry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Older voters are dumping Trump
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We're now seeing something unexpected in new polling out about President Trump and his standing among elderly Americans. A new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows a Biden lead among voters 65 and over. This is a group that President Trump won in 2016 by seven points. Plus, President Trump ends stimulus negotiations. And, the pandemic is weakening democracy Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Alayna Treene, and Dave Lawler 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. Go deeper: Trump says he will not negotiate on COVID relief until after election 1 big thing: A busy month for democracy Democracy Under Lockdown (Freedom House) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
The state of the 2020 election
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We're 28 days from the election. President Donald Trump has been released from Walter Reed Medical Center where he was treated for Covid-19. Meanwhile, Joe Biden continues to travel and campaign. Plus, the media's 2020 moment. And, the friendly robot helping to slow the spread of coronavirus. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, 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. Go deeper: Biden's next move Scoop: Inside Kamala Harris' new strategy for the VP debate The media's 2020 moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
The unknowns of Trump's condition
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Three days after President Trump's positive coronavirus diagnosis, major questions about his health, the future of his presidential campaign and who Americans can trust for information about his condition are coming to light. Plus, the State Department's recent cap on refugees. And, how the virus is controlling us - rather than the other way around. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Sam Baker and executive director of the Syrian Community Network Suzanne Akhras Sahloul. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, 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. Go deeper: Covering a cover-up in real time Trump administration cuts refugee cap to new record low The coronavirus is in control Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
The turning point
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It's been a whirlwind 36 hours - early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that both he and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. That afternoon, he took Marine One to Walter Reed military hospital. Now, numerous members of the Republican Party and the President's campaign staff have also tested positive for the virus. This is a turning point - not just for the upcoming election, but for the Supreme Court confirmation process - and for this country. That's why we wanted to bring you a special round table conversation from our newsroom, about what and how we're thinking about this developing story. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Margaret Talev and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, 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. Go deeper: America's new clear, present dangers Is the campaign over? White House staff frustrated by lack of info Trump tests positive for coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2020
Trump tests positive for coronavirus
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Overnight President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced that they have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement shortly thereafter, the White House physician said the Trumps "are both well at this time" and will remain at home. The president is 74 years old, which generally puts him at higher risk for severe illness from the virus, according to CDC guidelines. Plus, the latest on the stimulus bill And, big tech has become a bipartisan punching bag. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Alayna Treene and Ashley Gold. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, 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. Go deeper: Trump tests positive for coronavirus House passes revised $2.2 trillion stimulus bill Congress looks to squeeze Big Tech ahead of election Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
The looming second wave of layoffs
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The travel and tourism industry has been hit hard this week. On Tuesday, Disney announced its decision to lay off 28 thousand workers. Today, the federal stimulus plan that provided payroll support to the airlines is set to expire today. Plus, COVID patients are entering Wisconsin hospitals at record rates. And, America’s other oncoming election nightmare. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Sam Baker, and Mike Allen. 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. Go deeper: Seven airlines complete taxpayer loans from U.S. Treasury Coronavirus cases rise in 25 states Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
A chaotic mess of a debate
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The first presidential debate last night was a chaotic mess that was difficult to watch. White House & Politics Editor Margaret Talev had the big takeaways from the night. Plus, why your absentee ballot could get thrown out. And, American workers are burnt out. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Stef Kight, and Erica Pandey. 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. Go deeper: The first Trump v. Biden presidential debate was a hot mess United States of burnout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
The evolution of fake news
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Foreign and domestic actors are no longer using bots and fake accounts to influence the 2020 election. Now, bad actors are trying to trick journalists intro amplifying fake storylines. Plus, life after Roe vs. Wade. And, NASA is launching a new toilet to the International Space Station. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer and Margaret Talev 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. Go deeper: Election influence operations target journalists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
The campaigns prep for the debate
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The first presidential debate of the election is this Tuesday night. President Donald Trump has been preparing to veer attention towards the recent nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and away from the pandemic. Joe Biden will try to emphasize the administration's handling of the pandemic and the death toll of 200,000. Plus, a New York Times investigation found President Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. And, the coronavirus vaccine isn't being tested on children. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Dan Primack and Caitlin Owens. 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. Go deeper: How Trump, Biden plan to score at Tuesday's debate NYT: Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Biden's path to a landslide win
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Polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden closing in or beating President Trump in a number of swing and red states. That's making Democratic strategists talk about a new election night possibility - Joe Biden winning in a landslide. Plus, Republicans and Democrats are both lawyering up ahead of November. And, the surprising payoff of playing in the NBA bubble. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Hans Nichols and Kendall Baker. 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. Go deeper: The blowout scenario The apocalypse scenario Less travel is causing the NBA to see better basketball In photos: Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
The space race goes private
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Private companies are becoming more and more invested in entering the space race. That means smaller missions - with more freedom in what they can study and explore - could completely change our understanding of the universe. Plus, democrats are changing up their voting strategy. And, Johnson & Johnson has reached another vaccine trial milestone. Guests: Axios' Miriam Kramer, Alexi McCammond, and Caitlin Owens 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. Go deeper: Planetary science in the private space age Democrats' mail voting pivot Johnson & Johnson begins large phase 3 trial of a coronavirus vaccine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Wall Street’s election night fears
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Lots of people are preparing for an election night like no other this November, including Wall Street. Plus, a turning point for corporate sustainability pledges? And, the devastating COVID-19 milestone of 200,000 American deaths. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Ben Geman and Sam Baker 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. Go deeper: Wall Street fears meltdown over election and Supreme Court Making sense of new corporate pledges U.S. reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Washington's stimulus failure
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We're halfway through September which means members of Congress are shifting their focus towards their own re-election campaigns, and now a Supreme Court Justice pick. After months of back and forth on a new stimulus bill, it's now even less likely one will pass before the election. Plus, some not-bad news about our economic recovery. And, on the road with the Biden campaign. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Hans Nichols. 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. Go deeper: The price of Washington's stimulus failure Wall Street: Recession is over How the Biden campaign protects the candidate's health on the campaign trail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
What’s next for the Supreme Court
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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set off a flurry of activity in Washington, DC this weekend, from the hundreds of people who gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court to mourn to politicians, including President Trump, mobilizing over the fight for her replacement. As we remember Justice Ginsburg legacy, we look at what's next for the court and how both sides of the aisle are thinking about the nomination process for the next Supreme Court Justice. Plus, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legal legacy. And, how the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy awards were held during the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Sam Baker 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. Go deeper: Democrats' Armageddon option Inside Biden's Supreme Court strategy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Our relationship with wildfires
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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 decimated. 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. Go deeper: Wildfires in the West are fueling changes in forests Fighting fire with fire The colleges that are getting reopening right Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
The race to the vaccine finish line
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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. Plus, the privacy risks to our kids' online schooling. And, safety, the suburbs and the election. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Ashley Gold, and Margaret Talev 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. Go deeper: The risks of moving too fast on a coronavirus vaccine Online learning's toll on kids' privacy SurveyMonkey poll: Suburbs and the safety wedge Exclusive: MTV to pay for ballot registration requests Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
A historic peace agreement
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington yesterday to commemorate new peace accords with UAE and Bahrain - the first Arab states in a quarter century to normalize relations with Israel. The peace accords between the Unite Arab Emirates and Israel could have major impacts on the future of the region, including possible compromises on Palestine and annexation of the West Bank. Plus, what the civil disorder following the Black Lives Matter protests cost the insurance industry. And, tips to ease Zoom fatigue. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Eric Pandey and contributor Barak Ravid. 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. Go deeper: Israel signs normalization deals with UAE and Bahrain at White House ceremony How to Zoom better Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
The politics of evacuation orders
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We know that our media diets can have an influence on who and what we trust. But now, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles 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. Go deeper: How partisan media influences natural disaster response NRA's political influence dwindling ahead of the election Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
The West Coast's climate crisis
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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. Plus, Joe Biden’s 3 trillion dollar economic plan. And, what the NFL learned from other professional sports before the return of Sunday Night Football. Guests: Axios' Amy Harder, Hans Nichols and Kendall Baker. 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. Go deeper: Oregon governor: Wildfires are result of climate change and forest mismanagement Biden's econ warriors Bernie Sanders urges Biden campaign to focus more on the economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
The U.S. pandemic timeline
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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. Go deeper: Coronavirus infections fell by nearly 13% last week Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency (Migration Policy Institute) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Air pollution never went away
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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. Plus, why today's Senate vote on another stimulus will likely fail. And, millions are being spent to build a firewall against disinformation around Kamala Harris. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Alexi McCammond, and Alayna Treene. 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. Go deeper: No more pandemic blue skies Senate Republicans to vote on skinny bill amid stimulus deadlock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Facebook's political echo chamber
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On Tuesday's episode of "Axios on HBO," Mike Allen questioned Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's content moderation policies before the November election - and what they're doing to stop the spread of misinformation. Plus, Joe Biden's struggle to reach Hispanic voters. And, the number of unemployed Americans has surpassed the amount of open jobs in all 50 states. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Hans Nichols and Erica Pandey. 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. Go deeper: Zuckerberg to "Axios on HBO": "Just wrong" to say Facebook driven by conservatives Biden's soft Hispanic support There aren't enough jobs for America's unemployed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
How Russia is dividing us again
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It's increasingly evident that foreign actors, particularly Russia, are working to sow division in the country through disinformation. Much like the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, they're looking to exploit certain vulnerable issues among voters. Plus, President Trump's campaign is tight on cash. And, astronomers discovered a groundbreaking new star system. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Mike Allen and Miriam Kramer. 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. Go deeper: Trump faces surprising cash crunch Scientists spot surprising star system 1,300 light-years away Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
The hidden suffragist movement
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100 years ago, the 19th amendment officially became part of the US constitution. But for black women - the ability to vote wasn't fully achieved for another 45 years. This episode is a special deep dive into the the hidden figures of the suffragist movement - and how their achievements continue to influence Black women's political reality. Guests: Johns Hopkins' University Professor of History Dr. Martha S. Jones and University of Texas at Austin Professor of Government Dr. Tasha Philpot. 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. Go deeper: 'It's a Struggle They Will Wage Alone.' How Black Women Won the Right to Vote One of Our Own: Black Female Candidates and the Voters Who Support Them Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Joe Biden’s swing state trouble
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Joe Biden is visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin today, the city where Jacob Blake was shot by police last week. And where two people died after the black lives matter protests turned violent. His visit comes a few days after Trump's own visit on Monday. Axios talked to 10 swing voters in Wisconsin about their feelings on the protests in their state and the upcoming election. Plus, the latest on Covid-19 cases in the U.S. And, a new type of black hole in deep space. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond, Sam Baker, and Miriam Kramer. 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. Go deeper: Colleges drive a new wave of coronavirus hotspots Axios-Ipsos poll: A harsh verdict for government's coronavirus response A new type of black hole Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
The election night mirage
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On election night, we might see immediate results from Republican voters who cast their ballots in person. Democrats and independents who are more leery of the pandemic are more likely to mail in their vote which will take longer to count. This could lead to what some democratic strategists are calling the red mirage - an electoral map showing a Trump win that will turn blue as more votes are counted. Plus, it's a great time to be a car dealer. And, the new $2,000 flip phones. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Joann Muller, and Ina Fried. 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. Go deeper: Exclusive: Dem group warns of apparent Trump Election Day landslide It's a great time to be a car dealer — but not so hot for buyers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
China's grip on Hollywood
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As China's box office continues to grow and eventually eclipse the U.S. film market, Hollywood producers are bending over backwards to try to appease the Chinese government. Plus, what it’s like on the ground in Kenosha ahead of President Trump’s visit today. And, how to make a car sound like a car. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Erica Pandey and Washington Post freelance reporter Mark Guarino. 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. Go deeper: China is censoring Hollywood's imagination The newest C-suite job is chief medical officer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
The recession inside a recession
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In March of this year, President Trump said he believed economic recovery would come quickly after coronavirus lockdowns led to record unemployment numbers and business closures. But now, economists - and even Fed officials - are taking a rare public stance warning that without another stimulus package from Congress, we're likely facing a long-term recession. Plus, Joe Biden issues a challenge to President Trump over the violence in Portland. And, why we shouldn't be so quick to trust polls on the presidential election. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Hans Nichols, and Sara Kehaulani Goo. 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. Go deeper: Portland mayor responds to Trump: "Support us or stay the hell out of the way" Why the polls could lead us astray again Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Trump's big RNC moment
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Last night just outside the White House, President Trump staged a political rally to formally accept his party’s nomination. More than a thousand people tightly packed the South Lawn on the final night of the Republican National Convention - while others protested just outside the White House. Plus, as more people move to coastal cities, the damages from storms like Hurricane Laura will intensify. And, thousands are expected to gather in Washington D.C. for the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, and Bryan Walsh 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. Go deeper: The "expanding bull's-eye" of hurricane risk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Major league teams go on strike
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Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks left the Orlando Magic waiting on the court in game 5 of the first round of the NBA playoffs. They were the first to go on strike in support of the protests in Kenosha over the shooting of Jacob Blake. That led to all three NBA playoff games last night being postponed along with the WNBA, Major League Soccer and the MLB had a few teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers, who also refused to play. Plus, the political presidential parallels between now and 1968. And, the economic costs of closing schools. Guests: Axios' Kendall Baker, Hans Nichols, and Erica Pandey. 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. Go deeper: NBA postpones all of tonight's playoff games after Milwaukee boycott Trump and Biden ready to refight 1968 The cost of closed schools Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Trump could pull off another win
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So far, polls are showing Donald Trump losing big. Pundits are proclaiming he can’t win. And journalists are sneering at Trump voters on Twitter and cable. But this election feels like 2016 all over again including who the winner could be. Plus, student journalists are sounding the alarm about universities reopening. And, the story of Black women's fight for voting rights on this 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Guests: Axios co-founder Mike Allen, The Crimson White's Mikayla Wyatt, and Dr. Martha Jones. 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. Go deeper: How Trump could pull off another upset Student media sounds alarm on unsafe university reopenings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
The GOP's case for reelecting Trump
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The virtual Republican National Convention kicked off yesterday with an official roll call that nominated Donald Trump and Mike Pence for reelection as the GOP ticket. Plus, inside donating convalescent plasma for COVID-19. And, flying during a pandemic. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Bryan Walsh and Mike Allen. 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. Go deeper: RNC Dashboard What it's like to donate convalescent plasma Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Trump's convention show
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Axios' Jonathan Swan says to expect less of a traditional Republican National Convention and more of a reality TV show, featuring President Trump every night. Plus, how the pandemic makes fighting California wildfires even harder. And, an exclusive Harris poll shows Americans agree on who should get a COVID vaccine first. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Sam Baker and freelance environmental reporter Miranda Green. 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. Go Deeper: The GOP convention will be a Trumpian production Americans want high-risk people to get a coronavirus vaccine first Giant Panda Cub Born at Smithsonian’s National Zoo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Why Kamala Harris' identity matters
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Last night, Joe Biden officially accepted the democratic nomination for President. It's a historic moment. Not because of Joe Biden, but because of who he's sharing the ticket with: Senator Kamala Devi Harris. Today's episode is a special deep dive into America’s understanding about identity and how Kamala Harris' nomination could help change how we talk about race and ethnicity. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, UC Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pew Research Center's Mark Lopez. 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. Go Deeper: Kamala Harris inspires new race conversation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Kamala Harris accepts VP nomination
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Kamala Harris accepted the nomination for vice president last night on the third night of the country's first virtual Democratic National Convention. Plus, what we're watching for during the Senate hearings on the United States Postal Service. And, the pandemic threatens to chip away at employment among workers over the age of 55. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Sara Fischer, Alayna Treene, Erica Pandey and Joann Muller. 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. Go Deeper: Virtual conventions make TV debut The pandemic's toll on older workers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Why the S&P recovery is misleading
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The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Tuesday. The recovery has been among the fastest-ever on record and comes as the country continues to see one of the worst economic downturns and massive unemployment numbers in U.S. history. Plus, the protests over George Floyd's death were a catalyst for the mass removal of confederate monuments around the country. And, the big wins coming out of the NBA bubble. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon and Kendall Baker, and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Lecia Brooks. 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. Go Deeper: The triumph of capital over labor Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
California's energy emergency
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The west coast is experiencing intense heatwaves right now. This week, temperatures in Death Valley, California hit a record 130 degrees fahrenheit. In the middle of a pandemic, this is highlighting a new set of problems - including how to store newer, greener forms of energy. Plus, Mike Allen's inside look at political conventions of the past. And, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women's right to vote. Guests: Axios' Amy Harder and Mike Allen. 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. Go Deeper: California's hot and dark days Death Valley hits 130 degrees as temperature records fall across California Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
The virtual convention experiment
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Democrats are going ahead with a mostly virtual convention, starting tonight. But how TV networks will cover the event, and how the millions of American voters watching it will react is still up in the air. Plus, the Trump administration is eyeing another unproven coronavirus treatment. And, Sheryl Sandberg shares some key takeaways from Lean In's new report on Black women in the workplace. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Jonathan Swan, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. 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. Go deeper: The conventions' quantum leap Trump eyes new unproven coronavirus "cure" The state of Black women in corporate America Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Our reliance on unreliable data
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How we measure our economic health depends on many things: not just evictions, bankruptcies or savings rates, but also lots of statistics. The problem is many of the economic metrics we're using like unemployment rate and GDP have become inaccurate during the pandemic. Plus, Fortnite takes on Apple and Google. And, and why smaller towns across America are confronting racism Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Ina Fried, and Rashaan Ayesh 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. Go deeper: The statistics crisis Apple's antitrust fight turns Epic George Floyd's death forces small-town America to confront racism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
The financial toll of the pandemic
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The extra unemployment benefits have expired and the stimulus checks the government sent out have dried up. Now, a growing number of American families are struggling to stay afloat. Without more government aid, their dire financial situations will get worse. Plus, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a three-pronged approach to defeating Donald Trump. And, news you can use about how to vote in your state. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Hans Nichols and Stef Kight 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. Go deeper: Death spiral for consumers Harris previews dual role in debut speech: Attacking Trump and humanizing Biden When and how to vote in all 50 states Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
The Biden-Harris chemistry test
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Last night, Joe Biden made the most important decision in his campaign with a historic pick of Senator Kamala Devi Harris as his vice-presidential candidate. But it’s the next 48 hours that are truly crucial for the campaign to prove they have the chemistry to win the presidency. Plus, how the coronavirus has pulled the plug on college sports. And, where to look for the best meteor shower of the year. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Jeff Tracy 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. Go deeper: Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate PAC-12 and Big Ten postpone fall sports due to coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Hong Kong's political freedom ends
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It’s been about a month since the Chinese Communist Party forced a national security law on Hong Kong. This new law made it illegal for anyone anywhere in the world to promote democratic reform in the region. Recent arrests of top media and political figures have made it clear that Hong Kong's relatively free political system is over. Plus, the risk of space attacks against U.S. satellites is growing. And, some hopeful pandemic parenting advice from Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Miriam Kramer and special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the Asian American Journalists Association. 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. Go deeper: China's iron curtain descends on Hong Kong The U.S. is at risk of attacks in space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Indoor air is the next virus hot spot
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There's growing evidence that coronavirus contaminated particles can hang in the air, possibly for hours. As more schools and businesses attempt to reopen, protecting the air in indoor spaces is becoming front and center in the fight to control the virus. Plus, a reality check on President Trump’s executive orders. And, the struggle to keep high school sports alive. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Kendall Baker. 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. Go deeper: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline The return of high school sports hangs in the balance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
The post-Covid city
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It's too soon to know what downtown cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic. What we do know is that no business will be spared. Both small mom and pops and big retailers will have to shut their doors and move away from dense city centers. That could mean landowners, consumers and retailers will have to work together to imagine the new iteration of the American city. Plus, the more we learn about kids and the coronavirus, the riskier it seems to resume in-person schools. And, the 2020 presidential election won't like anything we've ever seen. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Caitlin Owens, and Sara Goo. 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. Go deeper: The next wave to hit Main Street There's not much good news about kids and coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
The dangerous tech of nuclear war
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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Since the end of the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear attack has seemed far fetched. However, the rise of cyber hacks and artificial intelligence could disrupt the precarious balance between nations in the modern nuclear arms race. Plus, what's at stake for Joe Biden as he narrows his choice for vice president to two candidates. And, the latest coronavirus numbers from around the country. Also, an introduction to Ceasar the No Drama Llama. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Sam Baker. 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. Go Deeper: How new tech raises the risk of nuclear war Coronavirus hotspots begin to improve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
The conspiracy theory virus
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The events of 2020 have created an online world where conspiracy theories are easy to spread and grow. One example of this is QAnon - once a far-right fringe conspiracy theory that pushes the idea that the deep state is trying to take down President Trump. But this theory has now moved away from the corners of the internet and into our political discourse. Plus, how the pandemic could undo decades of progress for women in the workplace. And, an update on the stimulus bill. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Erica Pandey, and Alayna Treene. 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. Go deeper: QAnon's 2020 resurgence Setting back a generation of women Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
The vote by mail election
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Voting by mail has become a controversial issue for President Trump's re-election campaign. He talked to chief political correspondent Jonathan Swan about his lack of confidence in the system in yesterday's Axios on HBO interview. While Trump continues to sow fear around mail-in voting, the new Axios-Ipsos poll shows a partisan divide on the dangers of in-person voting. Plus, how the U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules. And, the rise in women-focused newsrooms. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Scott Rosenberg, and Sara Fischer. 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. Go deeper: Exclusive: Trump stokes fears of election-night mail voting fraud The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules Women-focused newsrooms rising Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Biden’s decision matrix
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This week, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is supposed to decide on his pick for a running mate. How he’s selecting her says a lot about how Biden might govern. Plus, how the virtual school year could push retailers even closer to the brink. And, the behind the scenes of the White House’s latest Tik Tok announcement. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Mike Allen. 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. Go deeper: Joe Biden's painstaking path to the VP choice Microsoft moves ahead with talks to buy TikTok after consulting Trump Two NASA astronauts return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
The untold mental toll of COVID-19
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We know the news reports about the skyrocketing number of coronavirus patients, the shortage of frontline healthcare workers, and the importance of social distancing. Another problem that needs our focus is the emotional toll this pandemic has on all of us. Guests: Axios' Eileen O'Reilly, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center chaplain Kevin Deegan, New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg. 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. Go Deeper: The risk of loneliness and trauma from COVID-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
Big tech's fight with Washington
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The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world testified before Congress yesterday. While the hearing was supposed to be about anti-trust laws, it quickly devolved into a scattered display of partisanship. Plus, our exclusive Axios Harris Poll on the top 100 companies Americans trust most. And, work from home really means work from anywhere - so how about Barbados? Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Mike Allen, Sara Fischer, and Erica Pandey 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. Go deeper: Tech's major powers face heat during House antitrust hearing The 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings Work from Barbados Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Trump never asked Putin about bounties
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In an exclusive interview, President Trump told Jonathan Swan he never confronted Vladimir Putin about intelligence indicating Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops. The full interview with President Trump will air on HBO on Monday August 3rd at 11pm. Plus, big tech testifies in front of Congress. And, what to watch after yesterday’s Emmy nominations. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, and Ashley Gold. 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. Go deeper: Exclusive: Trump never raised Taliban bounties with Putin Tech CEOs' task: Don't lose your cool Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
The second wave of protests
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Thousands of people held protests in at least a dozen American cities this weekend, days after the Trump administration announced it would send more federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque in an extension of Operation Legend. A month ago protests over the killing of George Floyd had begun to dwindle. Now, they’re back. Plus, how the recession has made our economic divide even greater. Also, Americans are increasingly forming social bubbles. And, what one former marine is doing to prevent veteran suicides. Guests: Oregon Public Broadcasting Conrad Wilson, Axios' Stef Kight, Dion Rabouin, and David Nather. 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. Go deeper: More federal officers deploying to Portland as protests gain momentum (Oregon Public Broadcasting) The two coronavirus realities Axios-Ipsos poll: The rise of coronavirus social bubbles The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for anyone in distress, in addition to prevention and crisis resources. Also available for online chat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
The fight for another stimulus bill
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This week, lawmakers in Capitol Hill are trying to piece together the next stimulus package as many benefits like unemployment insurance and forgiving evictions expire. Democrats and Republicans both agree that a new bill is necessary but there's been a lot of back and forth about the specifics. And they're running out of time. Plus, a reality check on the coronavirus vaccine. And, the silver lining for civil rights this year. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Sam Baker, and Sara Fischer. 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. Go deeper: Where coronavirus stimulus talks stand It's not over when the vaccine arrives Underrepresented groups step into the 2020 spotlight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Busting the racial wealth gap myths
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Ideas about the racial wealth gap in America have been around for a long time. The divide is growing even wider, despite education and income. The proposed causes and solutions start to fall apart when you look at the details. Plus, how President Trump is bending the Department of Homeland Security to his will. And, the new artificial intelligence that could be just as groundbreaking as the iPhone. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Stef Kight and Bryan Walsh. 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. Go deeper: 10 myths about the racial wealth gap Trump bends DHS to his will Meet the AI that can write Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
U.S.-China diplomacy is crumbling
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Prosecutors say the Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a researcher after the FBI interviewed her about alleged visa fraud on June 20. The researcher was charged for lying about her affiliation with a Chinese military university. This move could cause serious tension between the China and the U.S., especially as the U.S. is seeking to crack down on Chinese espionage and research theft. Plus, Trump is deploying more federal agents - this time to Chicago and Albuquerque. And, companies are fighting for insurance payouts after coronavirus losses. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Mike Allen and Jennifer Kingson. 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. Go deeper: Prosecutors say S.F. consulate is harboring Chinese military researcher wanted by FBI Trump announces "surge" of federal law enforcement to Chicago and Albuquerque Insurance companies battle their clients over the coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Parents turn to schooling "pods"
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Many school districts are still debating whether to go with a virtual, in classroom or hybrid education model for the year, but some families are taking their children’s education into their own hands. Neighbors are banding together to form schooling "pods" with private instructors as a way to secure child care and make sure their kids don't fall behind in school. But this trend could deepen the educational divide along racial and class lines. Guests: Axios' Caitlin Owens, Margaret Talev, and Kendall Baker. 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. Go deeper: Parents turn to "pods" as a schooling solution Trump acknowledges virus will likely "get worse before it gets better" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
The global clash over a vaccine
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The U.K. and China made big news with promising results in vaccine development for the coronavirus — the US, Russia and at least five other countries are also working on possible vaccines. But for a vaccine to work effectively, these countries should be working together. Instead, they're clashing. Countries like the US and Canada have even accused Russia of stealing our vaccine research. Plus, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Georgia are all swing states at the center of the 2020 voting crisis. And, how the virus will wreak havoc on your fall TV lineup. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Stef Kight, and Sara Fischer 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. Go deeper: The race for a vaccine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Trump's new legal opening
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The latest Supreme Court ruling on the DACA program, which protects the status of people brought into the US as children, gives President Trump a pathway to enact executive orders on policies that Congress hasn't passed. Plus, doctors are getting better at treating coronavirus patients. And, during Black Lives matter protests in Portland federal agents have been pulling up in unmarked cars and rounding up peaceful protesters. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Caitlin Owens, and Mike Allen. 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. Go deeper: Scoop: Trump's license to skirt the law Doctors have gotten better at treating coronavirus patients House Democrats call for IG probe into use of federal agents in Portland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
The burden on teachers
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Some of the country’s largest school districts have already made the decision to go online-only for this coming school year. Many are talking about hybrid models that combine distance and in-person learning. But whether they're online or in the classroom, teachers will bear the brunt of making their classes work. Plus, why Joe Biden’s campaign is dreading foreign policy. And a little joy for your Friday, a pandemic parody Guests: Axios' Kim Hart and Hans Nichols, Austin school teacher Rachel Seney, and National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García. 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. Go deeper: The burden on teachers Biden's doctrine: Erase Trump, re-embrace the world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
The war on public health experts
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This week, the Trump administration ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention send all coronavirus-related data straight to the Department of Health and Human Services. This is just the latest step in President Trump's war on public health experts. Plus, a shakeup on Trump's 2020 campaign team. And, a major Twitter hack Wednesday night left some of the most powerful people on the platform vulnerable to a cryptocurrency scam. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Mike Allen, and Ina Fried. 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. Go deeper: Trump's war on the public health experts Trump announces new campaign manager Bitcoin scam hacks Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Bill Gates and others Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Covid tests for office buildings
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Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too. Research teams in Oregon are conducting real-time coronavirus tests on ventilation systems in buildings that could be essential for returning to the office or school. Plus, small businesses are facing an existential threat. And, in a rare move, the Trump administration rescinds a recent guideline that would have sent hundreds of thousands of international student packing. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller, Dion Rabouin, and Mike Allen. 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too The existential threat to small business Trump administration rescinds foreign student visa guidance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Stuck between U.S. and China
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Last week, the Trump administration announced a new policy that could force international students out of the United States if their universities move to online-only classes. This puts more than a quarter of a million Chinese students in the U.S. at risk of losing their visas. Students from Hong Kong are at special risk of being arrested upon their return due to a new Chinese security law. Plus, a majority of American parents see risks of having kids return to classrooms this fall. And, three different countries - the U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates - have planned launches to Mars this month. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Margaret Talev, and Miriam Kramer. 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Axios-Ipsos: Americans fear return to school The summer of Mars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
PPE failure, again
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Coronavirus cases are on the rise in 33 states and California and Florida hit record high numbers of daily cases last week. Now, hospitals and other medical facilities are feeling deja vu, as they start to experience personal protective equipment shortages again. Plus, Roger Stone talks to Mike Allen 48 hours after President Trump commuted his sentence. And, the end of meat. The massive rise of alternative meat sales means a fundamental change for the American diet. Guests: Axios' Bob Herman, Mike Allen and Bryan Walsh. 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Health workers fear new shortages of protective equipment How the coronavirus pandemic boosted alternative meat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
The chief justice's long game
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Over the last few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down multiple setbacks to President Trump and conservatives on cases ranging from abortion to LGBTQ discrimination. Chief Justice John Roberts' record shows he's not siding with the left. Instead, he's slowly but surely moving the court in a more conservative direction. Plus, the airline industry suffers a gut punch. United Airlines warned thousands of employees to prepare for layoffs in October as air travel demand remains tepid. And, the Black Lives Matter movement has gone global among sports teams. Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Joann Muller and Kendall Baker 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: John Roberts' long game Airline recovery falters before it even gets off the ground Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Facebook's civil rights fail
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This week, Facebook failed its own civil rights audit. The internal audit showed the social media company still hasn’t done enough to protect users from hate speech or crack down on fake information used to suppress voter turnout on its platform. Plus, the Trump administration wants schools to reopen for the fall, but school and local officials don't have clear guidance for how to make it safe or feasible. And, TikTok has become a tempting target for the U.S. administration's fight against China. Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Caitlin Owens, and Mike Allen. 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Boycott organizers slam Facebook after tense meeting The TikTok economy at risk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
The misinformation virus
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The spread of misinformation is crippling our fight against the coronavirus. Social media and a deeply partisan divide are fueling what the World Health Organization calls an "infodemic," which is just as urgent as the virus itself. Plus, the 2020 election could determine the future of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. And, going back to work might require getting used to surveillance and data collection in the workplace. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Ben Geman, and Erica Pandey 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coronavirus is ushering in a new era of surveillance at work 2020 could decide fate of Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
China's war on your speech
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Beijing's new national security law doesn't just apply to Hong Kong residents. China's Article 38 makes it illegal for anyone in the world to promote democratic reform for Hong Kong -- including you. Plus, how Wall Street is now betting on a Biden presidency. And, new Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules won't let international students attend online-only classes as some schools start making plans for the fall. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Dion Rabouin, and Mike Allen 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Foreign students could be forced to leave U.S. if colleges move online China declares war on global activism Wall Street is no longer betting on Trump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Tucker and Trump's culture war
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In recent weeks, President Trump's rhetoric has become increasingly dark and reminiscent of his "American carnage" inauguration speech. The upcoming election has put a focus on his claims of a "left-wing culture war," the same language that Fox News host Tucker Carlson uses in his monologues. Plus, what's driving Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to reconsider his remarks that he'd "never change the name ... it's that simple. NEVER." And, the retail apocalypse has led to a new trend - buying online and picking up in store. Call it BOPIS. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, Mike Allen and Jennifer Kingson 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. We can be contacted by email at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Trump's Tucker mind-meld Redskins expected to change mascot by September Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Extinction-level crisis of local news
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For this Independence Day, we’re dedicating this special episode to journalism and the role it plays in our democracy. Journalism is in danger. It’s under attack and distrusted by many. Tens of thousands of journalists are out of work mostly in local news, where trust is highest. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, The Oaklandside's Tasneem Raja, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penelope Muse Abernathy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: Pledges to save local news are growing. The Oaklandside News deserts and ghost newspapers: Will local newspapers survive? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
The race to replace nursing homes
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Elderly people in nursing homes make up 45% of COVID-19 related deaths in the US. Nursing home alternatives have been on the rise for the last decade, but the pandemic has made alternatives more urgent. Plus, the United Kingdom offers to protect the freedoms of Hong Kongers, as China arrested protesters under the new security law. And, a new survey by Pew Research Center shows a portion of Americans believe conspiracy theories and other false information about the coronavirus pandemic. Guests: Axios' Kim Hart, Dave Lawler and Mike Allen Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: U.K. offers citizenship path to Hong Kongers due to China's security law Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
The new stimulus fight
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The first stimulus package was a lifeline for millions of Americans. The beginning of July means we've got just a few more weeks before all those benefits expire. Unlike when the first bill passed in March, Congress is divided on whether people need another stimulus. Plus, shake-ups on the Trump campaign rattle an already chaotic White House. And, new data shows more inland homes are at risk of flooding than expected. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Mike Allen, and Amy Harder. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Kushner changes top Trump campaign staff Millions more homes face flood risk than previously thought Coronavirus bankrupts Cirque du Soleil
Jul 01, 2020
No solution in sight for child care
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Almost 40% of our workforce is made up of working parents. It's been a huge struggle to juggle homeschooling and work in the middle of a pandemic — and it's likely going to get worse. Though many workplaces could reopen this fall, many K-12 schools aren’t. Plus, China secretly passed a new law on Tuesday that gives it broad power over Hong Kong and and democratic freedoms that citizens have fought Beijing to maintain. And, conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices have sided with their liberal counterparts on three important cases for Trump's agenda. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coming childcare crisis Millions more homes face flood risk than previously thought Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law Indian government bans 59 Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok
Jun 30, 2020
The end of cash
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The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated our cashless society and deepened the divide between those who depend on it and those who now live mostly without it. Plus, President Trump's doubling down on messaging to his base at the exclusion of the broader country spells trouble for him in November. And, the pandemic is causing colleges to cut their sports programs. It's also put pressure on the NCAA to re-examine its reliance on sports for revenue. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Mike Allen and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The (near) cashless society arrives Universities cut sports teams, as they struggle with coronavirus fallout Trump's superpower turns to kryptonite
Jun 29, 2020
The call for corporate reparations
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For years, some Democrats and Black leaders have called for reparations from the U.S. government for slavery. Axios business reporter Courtenay Brown says reparations may move faster in the private sector, where some corporations are trying to make amends. Plus, our new beer barometer tells us how much people are going out to bars and restaurants during the pandemic. And White House editor Margaret Talev tells us what to expect in the upcoming primaries after watching mayhem in Kentucky. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, Hans Nichols, and Margaret Talev. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The beer barometer and the reopening of America A small star not far from Earth may host a planet suitable for life Corporations grapple with slavery reparations
Jun 26, 2020
The uncertain shape of the recovery
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The consensus among economists is that the U.S. recovery will most likely be something in between a V and a W — a sharp drop, a relatively small bounce back, and then a long period of slow growth. Time to pay attention again: The coronavirus surge is real, and it's everywhere in the United States. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen tells us what to expect at the virtual Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Sam Baker, and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coronavirus surge is real, and it's everywhere Biden to accept nomination at pared-down Milwaukee convention
Jun 25, 2020
The jobs that won't come back
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In February, the U.S. job market was at a 60 year peak. Now, months into a pandemic and an economic recession, many of the job losses are more permanent than previously thought. The pandemic will shift what kinds of work will be available and the skills required to do it. Plus, why Axios and other news organizations are now capitalizing the "B" in Black when referring to people, or communities who identify as Black. Why wearing a mask is now less about the risk of getting infected and more about our views about the best way of getting back to "normal life.' And, Major League Baseball is officially happening this summer. Just 60 games, no public crowds and many details still to be sorted out. Start date will be July 23 or 24. Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, and Bryan Walsh. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How the pandemic will reshape the job market COVID-19 sweeps the South
Jun 24, 2020
The new race-conscious media diet
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In the past few weeks, bestseller lists and streaming platforms have been full of books, shows and songs about racism in America. As demand for this type of content grows, streaming companies are featuring more prominently — and it could have a lasting impact. Plus, how PresidentTrump is using the coronavirus pandemic to push his immigration agenda. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares a new poll showing how college students feel about going back to school and partying during the pandemic. Plus, how President Trump is using the coronavirus pandemic to push his immigration agenda. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares a new poll showing how college students feel about going back to school and partying during the pandemic. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Stef Kight and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. At Pushkin, our executive producers are Leital Molad and Jacob Weisberg.. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: America's must reads: The nation studies its flaws Trump to expand coronavirus-related immigration restrictions
Jun 23, 2020
What's next for Trump vs. Biden
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The Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns are beginning to look familiar. Even as he slides in the polls, President Trump's presidential campaign is doubling down on 2016 messaging and focusing on his base. Meanwhile, Biden has shifted his focus to health care and will bring on former president Barack Obama to the help raise money. Plus, inexperienced young day traders are using Robinhood and other apps to drive up the stock market. And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares what Trump told us about Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond, Margaret Talev, Dion Rabouin and Mike Allen. Go Deeper: Biden campaign plans to hit Trump on efforts to dismantle Obamacare Trump returns to the campaign circuit: "So far tonight I'm average" How retail investors are beating the pros at their own game Exclusive: Trump cold on Guaidó, would consider meeting Maduro Credits: “Axios Today” is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes: Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. At Pushkin, our executive producers are Leital Molad and Jacob Weisberg. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
Jun 22, 2020
Introducing: Axios Today
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Coming soon from Axios and Pushkin Industries.
Jun 13, 2020