Earthquake "another devastating blow" to Syrians
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9h ago
Two earthquakes struck southern Turkey and northern Syria on Monday, and the death toll is well into the thousands. “This earthquake is yet another devastating blow to so many vulnerable populations already struggling after years of conflict," said Tanya Evans, the Syria country director for the International Rescue Committee. Plus, immigrant communities in Florida react to the new parole program for migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Guests: Axios' Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath and WLRN's Tim Padgett. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwan ..read more
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Biden, Beijing and the balloon
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1d ago
The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that had been flying over the U.S. since last week. China condemned the U.S. move and threatened “further actions.” Plus, tribal nations face threats to funding for food security. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Ayurella Horn-Muller. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper ..read more
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Ilhan Omar voted out of a House committee
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4d ago
Rep. Ilhan Omar was removed on Thursday from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Congressional Black Caucus members visited the White House while the House Republicans kicked off their investigations. Plus, the state of paid - and unpaid- leave for American workers. And, winter bears down across the U.S. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Eugene Scott and Emily Peck. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Robin Linn, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ..read more
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Jump-starting the domestic supply chain for EVs
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5d ago
President Biden’s plan to scale up domestic battery manufacturing for electric vehicles is proving to be popular. But the new incentives may end up costing the government much more than originally planned. Plus, Tyre Nichols is laid to rest in Memphis. And, the West’s fight over water. Guests: Axios' Joann Muller and Jeremy Duda. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala ..read more
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Florida's fight over the teaching of Black history
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6d ago
Florida last month rejected an Advanced Placement African American Studies Class for its schools. As Black History Month begins, we’re digging into this fight and Florida's own history. Plus, a new survey takes the pulse of educator anxiety. And, missing monkeys are just the latest in a series of strange events at the Dallas Zoo. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Michael Mooney and Florida International University's Dr. Marvin Dunn. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach u ..read more
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China’s massive debt deal with Africa
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1w ago
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen travelled to Africa last week to deepen U.S. ties in the continent. All of this comes as China is working on how to restructure debt in the region, after loaning around $700 billion to Africa in the last two decades. Plus, the end of the Memphis Scorpion police unit. And, a surge in violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Shawna Chen. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can ..read more
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Population shifts worldwide and why they matter
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1w ago
The United Nations projects India is set to surpass China as the world's most populous country this year, while the U.S. on the other hand needs more people to avoid big economic problems. Plus, the week in politics: RNC elections and more. And, five fired Memphis police officers are charged with murder. Guests: Axios' David Lindsey, Han Chen and Neil Irwin. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to ..read more
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Mass shootings are keeping parents in a cycle of fear
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1w ago
The U.S. has been rocked this week by multiple mass shootings. We asked you if fear of shootings is affecting your life and behavior, and we heard from one group more than any other: parents. Plus, Germany and the U.S. agree to send tanks to Ukraine. Guests: Northwestern University’s Dr. Sheehan Fisher Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Naomi Shavin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go Deeper ..read more
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New antitrust scrutiny in Washington
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1w ago
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held a much-anticipated hearing Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster. Also yesterday, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google’s parent company Alphabet for its alleged monopoly on digital ads. Plus, what to know about filing your taxes this year. And, a historic Oscars season for Asian actors. Guests: Axios' Ashley Gold, Emily Peck and Hope King. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Naomi Shavin, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can rea ..read more
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Cautious optimism at the Fed
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1w ago
The Fed’s tone seems to be shifting, pointing to a more optimistic outlook. What does that tell us about the economy? Plus, another mass shooting in California affecting the AAPI community And, new plans to curb fraud in organic food labels Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown and The Washington Post’s Laura Reiley. Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Fonda Mwangi and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918 ..read more
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