The Excerpt

The Excerpt

By USA TODAY / Wondery

USA TODAY’s daily news podcast, The Excerpt (formerly 5 Things), brings you a curated mix of the most important headlines seven mornings a week. We also deliver special deep-dive episodes on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons on the most compelling topics in culture, entertainment, sports, politics, and more. Give us fifteen minutes a day, we'll give you all of the headlines, none of the chaos. Hosted by Taylor Wilson and Dana Taylor.  

Episodes

Trump trial: Judge clears courtroom in fiery exchange with Trump witness Costello

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi has the latest from former President Donald Trump's hush money trial.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won an appeal to fight extradition to the U.S.The International Criminal Court has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, and others.The Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than scientists thought.The Tennessean's Keith Sharon discusses a new podcast - Murder on Music Row.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/05/2412m 53s

Iran's president killed in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is dead after a helicopter crash.USA TODAY National Correspondent Trevor Hughes discusses a seccession push in Oregon.A Biden rule will let states cover adult dental care under the Affordable Care Act.Americans are getting more therapy than ever - and spending more.USA TODAY National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise looks into storm chasing tourism.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/05/2412m 59s

Aggressive cancers are killing people at younger ages

Early-onset cancer is now considered a global health crisis. While rates of gastrointestinal cancer in populations 65 and older are declining, colorectal cancer is now the leading cause of cancer deaths in men under the age of 50 and the second among women of the same age. The question is why? Dr. Kimmie Ng, founding director of the Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joins The Excerpt to explain how the medical and research community is tackling this troubling development.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/05/2415m 9s

Man who attacked Pelosi's husband gets 30 years in prison

The man who attacked Paul Pelosi has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits a new milestone.USA TODAY National Correspondent Terry Collins looks at the influence or lack thereof from celebrities this election cycle.The bodies of three Israeli hostages kidnapped and killed by Hamas militants have been recovered in Gaza.USA TODAY Money, Markets and Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee talks about what to look out for in your taxes if your company offers a Roth 401(k) match.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/05/2410m 39s

Biden invokes executive privilege to shield Hur interview tapes from House

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen discusses how President Joe Biden invoked executive privilege to keep the recording of his deposition about storing classified documents at his home confidential.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pardoned the man who killed a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020.The Supreme Court backs Biden on a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau funding suit. Plus, the court allows Louisiana's congressional map with a new, mostly Black district.The U.S. military has begun Gaza aid deliveries from a floating pier.USA TODAY White House Correspondent Francesca Chambers talks about Biden's meeting with families involved in Brown v. Board of Education on the 70th anniversary of the landmark decision that led to the desegregation of schools.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/05/2413m 46s

SPECIAL | Suffering in silence with high-functioning depression

Many people have some experience with depression. Often the condition goes away, but what if it doesn't? What if it's something you just learn to live with? With a term like ‘high-functioning’ attached to it, it may, by its very nature, be difficult to diagnose. So what is high-functioning depression and what can be done for the people who are suffering with it? Vale Wright, the senior director of Health Care Innovation at the American Psychological Association, joins The Excerpt to help answer these questions.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/05/2410m 10s

Senate warns of unprecedented foreign election interference

USA TODAY Domestic Security Correspondent Josh Meyer talks about lawmakers' concerns over foreign election interference.President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump agree to a debate schedule.USA TODAY Congress Reporter Ken Tran talks through the dysfunction of the 118th Congress.The Department of Justice says Boeing may be criminally liable in 737 Max crashes.The FDA approves self-tests for cervical cancer, as an alternative to pelvic exams.A miniature poodle claimed Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/05/2412m 40s

SPECIAL | Left behind: a volunteer army rescues the animals of Ukraine

It has now been over two years since Russia invaded Ukraine. As the people of Ukraine fled their homes, many were forced to leave their belongings behind and, for some, that included beloved pets. At animal shelters, volunteers who’d dedicated their lives to saving animals had to choose between abandoning those animals in what became active war zones or staying behind to face bombs and Russian soldiers. Luckily for the animals, as one rescuer put it, fear was often overcome by compassion. Popular Ukranian YouTuber and wartime storyteller Anton Ptushkin's new documentary "Saving the Animals of Ukraine," premieres Wednesday, May 15th, on PBS Nature. He joins The Excerpt to discuss humanity’s responsibility to animals during wartime.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/05/2413m 51s

Trump trial recap: Michael Cohen faces cross-examination

Michael Cohen faced cross-examination Tuesday from former President Donald Trump's defense team in Trump's hush money trial.USA TODAY Senior Campaign Reporter Sarah D. Wire discusses how some in the GOP are already raising 2024 election doubts.Authorities issue a public service alert warning that foreign terrorist organizations may potentially target LGBTQ events during Pride Month.Fed Chair Jerome Powell says that “it may take longer than expected” for high interest rates to lower inflation.USA TODAY Breaking News Reporter Cybele Mayes-Osterman talks about a rise in fatal dog attacks, and some common factors.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/05/2410m 56s

Trump trial: Michael Cohen takes the stand

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi has the latest from former President Donald Trump's hush money trial.The United Nations has cut estimates of women and children deaths in the Gaza war in half. Plus, Israeli forces push deeper into Rafah, while President Joe Biden's patience with Israel may be wearing thin.President Joe Biden is raising tariffs on a number of goods imported from China.Consumer advocates argue on behalf of landlines as California utility regulators propose rejecting a request by AT&T to eliminate its responsibility to provide the traditional phone service.Detroit Free Press Reporter John Wisely discusses his new podcast called 'Where Secrets Go to Die: The Disappearance of Derrick Henagan.'Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/05/2414m 0s

A guilty verdict? Trump and allies brace voters for the worst

USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson explains how former President Donald Trump is bracing voters for a guilty verdict.Israel continues its strikes on Rafah, while U.S. officials speak out about civilian deaths in Gaza and weapons to Israel.Some student protesters held walkouts at commencement ceremonies over the weekend.USA TODAY Congress & Campaigns Reporter Riley Beggin breaks down the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez and why Senate colleagues don't want to talk about it.Child care providers on Monday plan to take part in the country's third annual “Day Without Child Care.”Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/05/2412m 3s

What’s driving the anti-vax movement?

Whether someone has or hasn’t been vaccinated for COVID-19, the measles, or even for polio, has become a controversial topic. That's not new. Resistance to vaccines is well over a century old. What is new, and what’s grabbing headlines right now, are the outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable illnesses that are spreading globally. The CDC recently reported that nearly a third of all U.S. measles cases since 2020 happened in the past three months. Hesitancy around vaccines has even spilled over to pet owners, with some not vaccinating their animals against rabies. Both medical professionals and governments agree that vaccines are good for us, so why do some people remain unconvinced? Ina Pinkney, a passionate speaker who travels around the country advocating for vaccines, joins The Excerpt to discuss the anti-vax movement.CORRECTION: This episode has been updated to remove an incorrect reference to the HPV vaccine.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/05/2412m 58s

Trump judge wants Michael Cohen to stop talking until he testifies

Former lawyer Michael Cohen is set to testify Monday in former President Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial, but until he actually takes the stand, the judge wants him to stop talking. Two Presidential candidates with two very different campaigns. We take a closer look at the split screen election. USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison reports.A move to admit Palestine as a full member of the United Nations leads to a strong response from Israel. Meanwhile, the Biden administration acknowledged that Israel likely used U.S.-made weapons to inflict a higher number of civilian casualties in Gaza than is broadly deemed acceptable.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub reports on doctors experimenting with artificial intelligence in medical practices, hoping it will help with burnout and make patients feel heard.A Virginia school district may be the first in the nation to rename two local schools after Confederate leaders – four years after the 2020 murder of George Floyd led the district to remove the names in the first place.Today is World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign to raise awareness of the twice-annual bird migrations and promote conservation efforts.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/05/2414m 57s

Trump demands mistrial after damaging Stormy Daniels testimony

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi has the latest from former President Donald Trump's hush money trial.The latest round of cease-fire talks has ended without a deal in Cairo.USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen talks about what's next for Hunter Biden after a federal appeals court rejected his dismissal request in a gun case.The Biden administration is proposing changes to the asylum process.The CDC announces new restrictions on dogs traveling to the U.S.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/05/2413m 46s

SPECIAL | Generation Alpha is here, how will they affect the world?

Generation Alpha has arrived. More than 2 billion children in this cohort were or will be born worldwide between 2010 and the end of 2024. It will be the largest generation as well as the most digitally-connected in history. What do we need to know about this dynamic group as they navigate some of the world’s biggest challenges? Dr. Leah Orchinik, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours Children’s Health, joins The Excerpt to provide a clinical and developmental perspective on what impact this group might have on our world.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/05/2412m 21s

Closed colleges are rising from the dead online

USA TODAY Investigative Education Reporter Chris Quintana explains how and why zombie colleges are popping up online.President Joe Biden vows to withhold weapons from Israel if its forces make a major Rafah invasion.There's a new COVID-19 variant called FLiRT.USA TODAY Wellness Reporter Charles Trepany explains why rage rituals are resonating with women.The Olympic flame arrives in Marseille.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/05/2413m 7s

SPECIAL | Will the pro-Palestinian college protests lead to lasting change?

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations that began at Columbia University have ignited a wave of similar protests at colleges and universities across the country. Weeks into it, those protests seem to be only intensifying. Thousands have now been arrested. The students’ demands vary by campus, but the majority are asking for an end to the Israel-Hamas war and divestment from companies that are financially benefitting from the conflict. In decades past, student activism regarding the Vietnam War, civil rights and South Africa’s apartheid successfully sparked broad social and political change. Has this student-led movement reached the tipping point? To put the current protests in context, Robert Cohen, professor of social studies education at New York University and a scholar in student activism, joins The Excerpt.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/05/2414m 25s

Stormy Daniels testifies in Trump hush money trial

Stormy Daniels took the stand Tuesday in former President Donald Trump's hush money trial. USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi reports.Israel's military said it took control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing, as cease-fire talks resume in Cairo.Pro-Palestinian protesters rallied at an Auschwitz Holocaust Remembrance Day march.Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a sweeping election overhaul bill.USA TODAY Domestic Security Correspondent Josh Meyer discusses a Department of Homeland Security effort to push back against election threats.TikTok is suing the U.S. government.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/05/2413m 58s

Hamas says it accepts cease-fire proposal; Israel approves Rafah invasion

Israel has moved forward with its planned assault on Rafah in southern Gaza.USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page breaks down new USA TODAY/Suffolk University polling on former President Donald Trump's hush money trial.Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma.USA TODAY Money, Markets and Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee talks about rental fraud and what it means for renters and landlords.The 2024 Met Gala is in the books.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/05/2410m 1s

It's a tie: Biden 37%-Trump 37% as Hispanic and younger voters shift in new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are tied in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk poll.USA TODAY Justice Correspondent Aysha Bagchi recaps pivotal testimony from Hope Hicks and looks ahead to a new week of Donald Trump's hush money trial.Israel calls on civilians to evacuate parts of Rafah, in southern Gaza.USA TODAY National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise talks about the double brood cicada phenomenon.It's Met Gala Monday.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/05/2413m 41s

As the Israel-Hamas war unfolds, Muslim Americans struggle for understanding

It's now been nearly seven months since Hamas attacked Israel, killing nearly 1200 Israelis and taking over 200 hostage. Since then, the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF, have executed a devastating bombing campaign and sent in ground forces to "eradicate" Hamas. The death toll in the Palestinian enclave is staggering, with more than 34,000 killed, according to the Gaza health ministry.The majority of those killed are women and children. The health ministry says the sheer scale of the tragedy unfolding in Gaza is unprecedented. The UN estimates that more than 70% of Gaza's 2.3 million residents have been displaced. Food and medical supplies aren't nearly enough to meet the needs. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Islamophobia and anti-Muslim incidents have surged. Nihad Awad, co-founder and national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy nonprofit joins The Excerpt to share his thoughts. For a different perspective, please see last Sunday's episode which features Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League or ADL, a Jewish civil rights organization.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/05/2428m 20s

Who will Donald Trump pick as running mate? Possible contenders gather in Florida

USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson looks at a number of potential Trump VPs gathering at a donor retreat in Florida.More arrests have been made at campus protests, as Princeton students begin a hunger strike.Unemployment rose in April.USA TODAY National Correspondent Deborah Barfield Berry discusses protests against book bans and restrictions on Black history.President Joe Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Friday to 19 Americans.The 150th Kentucky Derby is today! Check out our special episode.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/05/2411m 41s

Biden and Trump speak out on campus protests

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump spoke out Thursday on campus protests. USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison puts their comments in context.Nearly 300 ex-Obama-Biden staffers have called to suspend military assistance to Israel.A lawyer who previously represented Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal testified that he believed their hush money deals may have helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election.USA TODAY Senior Reporter Jessica Guynn explains why white job candidates are more likely to get hired through employee referrals.The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of most endangered US historic sites shows a desire to reflect stories "of all Americans."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/05/2413m 27s

SPECIAL | Kentucky Derby celebrates 150th Run for the Roses

In two short days, we are officially off to the races. The gates at the iconic Kentucky Derby will officially open May 4th, marking its 150th anniversary. This storied American tradition features horses with braided tails, jockeys in silk shirts, festive ladies’ hats and the signature mint julep at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack. The annual ‘Run for the Roses’ race is the longest continually held sporting event in North America. Last year, the race was mired in controversy after several horses died in the preceding weeks. Will this year’s race be less contentious, more exciting? What will we all be talking about come Saturday? Courier Journal Sports Reporter Jason Frakes and Lifestyle Reporter Kirby Adams join The Excerpt to dig into all of it.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/05/2412m 42s

Police order dispersal of gathering at UCLA as protests continue nationwide

Pro-Palestinian protests continue on college campuses nationwide.USA TODAY Congress and Campaigns Reporter Savannah Kuchar looks at the impact of Florida's six-week abortion ban. Plus, the Arizona Senate has voted to repeal a near-total 1864 abortion ban.RFK Jr. proposes a 'no-spoiler' pledge with President Joe Biden to defeat former President Donald Trump.The Federal Reserve held its key interest rate steady Wednesday.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub has the latest from a bird flu outbreak.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/05/2413m 39s

SPECIAL | Women's basketball is bouncing back with fans

Caitlin Clark has set the sports world on fire. This year, she became the all-time leading scorer in the history of college basketball – that's for men and women. Fans, took notice – including a record-18.7 million people who tuned into the NCAA Championship Game to watch South Carolina defeat Clark’s Iowa team. As Clark gets ready for her first WNBA season, can she do at the professional level what she did for the college game? USA TODAY Sports National Correspondent Lindsay Schnell joins The Excerpt to break down how women's sports is breaking barriers.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/05/2413m 3s

Police in riot gear storm into building held by pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia

Police stormed a Columbia University building Tuesday amid ongoing protests.Former President Donald Trump's hush money trial continues.USA TODAY Congress, Campaigns and Democracy Reporter Karissa Waddick looks at why election polls matter.The Biden administration plans to drastically change federal rules on marijuana.USA TODAY Breaking News and Education Reporter Zach Schermele talks about the chaos caused for students nationwide amid delays in the college financial aid process.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/05/2414m 56s

Columbia suspends protesting students

As campus protests continue nationwide, Columbia University has begun suspending students.USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson has the latest on a tight race between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.Four law enforcement officers were killed while serving a warrant in North Carolina.The death of Ohio man Frank Tyson, who told police 'I can't breathe,' has echoes of George Floyd.USA TODAY Money, Markets and Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee explains why you're better off renting than buying a home in major U.S. cities.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/04/2411m 16s

Campus protests multiply as demonstrators breach barriers at UCLA

Campus protests continue nationwide over the war in Gaza.USA TODAY National Immigration Reporter Lauren Villagran discusses what Texas 'border czar' Mike Banks says about the border.Many states have enacted laws since 2021 that could limit voter access and inhibit the ability of officials to administer elections.USA TODAY Education Reporter Alia Wong examines the new AP African American Studies course.South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem defends shooting a family dog.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/04/2414m 15s

Antisemitism is rampant. Campus protests aren't helping things.

It’s now been over six months since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7th, when more than 1100 Israelis were killed and over 200 taken hostage. These were mostly civilians. While the Israel-Hamas War has been ongoing since that day, the repercussions of that attack have also been keenly felt here in America in the form of a surge in antisemitism. On college campuses, and in communities across the country, Jews have felt targeted, threatened, and frightened. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League or ADL, a Jewish civil rights organization, joins The Excerpt to talk about the issues. Next Sunday's episode will feature an interview with Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights organization.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/04/2426m 0s

Trump hush money trial continues as prosecution calls Michael Cohen's banker

Former President Donald Trump's hush money trial continued Friday in New York with more witness testimony.President Joe Biden says he's willing to debate Donald Trump.USA TODAY Democracy Reporter Erin Mansfield looks at how the Republican National Committee is getting involved with lawsuits around the country.The top official overseeing federal college financial aid will leave his role this summer.USA TODAY Pentagon Correspondent Tom Vanden Brook explains how the U.S. is upping its defenses against drones.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/04/2410m 37s

Trump's week of split screen court moments

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen updates several legal issues surrounding former President Donald Trump.Protests continue on college campuses over the war in Gaza. For a map of ongoing protests, click here. A New York appeals court has overturned Harvey Weinstein's 2020 rape conviction.USA TODAY Congress & Campaigns Reporter Ken Tran looks at President Joe Biden's latest challenges with young, progressive voters.It was a good night to be a quarterback at the NFL Draft.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/04/2412m 44s

SPECIAL | Can a new dream city solve California’s affordable housing problem?

For the past five years, a small group of Silicon Valley investors has spent nearly a billion dollars quietly buying up over 50,000 acres of farmland in northern California. The goal? To create an ambitious new California dream city, something that hasn’t been done in America for over a century. The California Forever project aims to create a livable, workable, walkable city that puts working families at the heart of its design, creating new housing for up to 400,000 people. Skeptics abound, but could this be the solution to one of California’s most intractable problems? The city’s designated architect, urban planner Gabriel Metcalf, joins The Excerpt to discuss the hurdles and possibilities of developing an entirely new city.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/04/2412m 59s

Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Idaho abortion ban conflicts with federal law

USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe recaps Supreme Court arguments over a state abortion ban.Israel appears set to launch a military offensive on Rafah in southern Gaza.A grand jury has charged Arizona Republicans and former aides to Donald Trump in a scheme to keep him in the White House by falsely certifying he won the state in 2020.The Arizona House has voted to repeal an 1864 abortion ban.New FAFSA rules opened up a 'grandparent loophole' that boosts 529 plans.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub talks about a woman with a new lease on life thanks to a heart pump and pig kidney transplant.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/04/2412m 24s

SPECIAL | Living with a criminal record: When does the sentence end?

If a person is convicted of a crime, they may be sentenced to prison. Upon release, technically, they're free again. The catch is that now they have a criminal record that will likely follow them everywhere they go. So, when does the sentence end? For most people, the answer is never. 70 million Americans have some sort of criminal record. Twelve states have recently passed laws allowing low-level convictions to be expunged from records if certain requirements are met. In recognition of Second Chance Month, we ask: should everyone get a chance at a clean slate? Sheena Meade, CEO of the Clean Slate Initiative, an organization working to get all 50 states to offer automatic record clearance, joins The Excerpt to discuss the ramifications of living with a criminal record.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/04/2411m 48s

Congress passes foreign aid bill, including TikTok sell-or-ban legislation

Congress has passed legislation that puts the future of TikTok up in the air. USA TODAY Congress & Campaigns Reporter Riley Beggin breaks it down.Israel slams northern Gaza, while Hamas calls for an escalation. Plus, campus protests continue.The Department of Justice will pay nearly $139 million to survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse in a settlement.USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent David Jackson looks at former President Donald Trump's ongoing strategy of campaigning from the courthouse.The Biden administration has announced a rule that would make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime pay.Contact has been restored with NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/04/2415m 0s

Trump trial day 5 recap: Opening arguments wrap, witness testimony begins

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi recaps opening arguments in Donald Trump's hush money trial.A judge approves safeguards for Donald Trump's $175 million civil business fraud appeal bond.Tensions over the Israel-Hamas war continue on college campuses.USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe breaks down a major case centered on ticketing the homeless.Britain approves a Rwanda asylum seekers plan.The World Anti-Doping Agency says 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive before Tokyo Olympics.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/04/2413m 0s

Week 2 of Trump hush money trial begins

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen previews the second week of former President Donald Trump's hush money trial.The New York attorney general's office asks a judge to reject the $175 million bond in Donald Trump's civil business fraud case.It'll be a busy week at the Supreme Court.The House approves an anti-TikTok measure.USA TODAY National Immigration Reporter Lauren Villagran looks at why Donald Trump's comments on oil and immigration are at odds.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/04/2413m 10s

Earth Day 2024: Some scientists are calling for "urgent optimism"

Earth Day falls on April 22nd this year. And as with every Earth Day, it’s a chance to slow down and take stock of where we are with climate change and the state of the planet. While the drumbeat of alarming climate change news continues unabated - it's been the hottest year, we have the warmest oceans, and most severe weather on record - some scientists argue that humanity is actually on the cusp of broad, positive change. Even though the years ahead may be rough, as climate warms beyond what had been hoped for, these scientists are feeling “urgent optimism” for what could be the first generation to achieve a sustainable world. USA TODAY National Correspondent for climate and energy transition, Elizabeth Wiese, joins The Excerpt podcast to explain the many reasons to feel hopeful today about the future of our planet.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/04/2413m 9s

Man sets himself on fire outside courthouse of Trump trial

A man set himself on fire Friday at the Manhattan courthouse where former President Donald Trump's hush money trial is taking place.A bill that could effectively ban TikTok picks up steam in Congress. Plus, another GOP lawmaker says he will support efforts to oust Mike Johnson from the speakership.USA TODAY Democracy Reporter Erin Mansfield discusses Republican efforts to push back on voter fraud.Robert F. Kennedy Jr. makes the Michigan presidential ballot as an independent candidate.USA TODAY Senior Reporter Jessica Guynn discusses a wave of young people glorifying the Columbine shooters on the 25th anniversary of the high school shooting.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/04/2413m 13s

Israel launches strike; explosions heard in central Iran

Israel has launched strikes on Iran. But Tehran is playing down the incident.Police arrest more than a hundred protesters at Columbia University.USA TODAY White House Correspondent Francesca Chambers talks about a Biden surrogate working to bring frustrated voters to the president.Florida bans local water break rules.USA TODAY National Music Writer Melissa Ruggieri breaks down Taylor Swift's new album.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/04/2414m 32s

SPECIAL | Bringing back the woolly mammoth. Is it even possible?

Could the woolly mammoth really be brought back to life? Ben Lamm thinks so. He’s the CEO and Co-founder of Colossal Biosciences, a company at the heart of an evolving science that aims to see this ancient animal and others return in the name of preserving and promoting biodiversity. According to him, the success of this work could just be the ticket that saves humanity. Lamm joined The Excerpt podcast to talk about the possible impacts and the ongoing ethical debate around de-extinction.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/04/2413m 45s

Senate rejects both impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

The Senate has killed both impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison talks about President Joe Biden's comments on tripling the rates of tariffs on steel and aluminum from China.Former President Donald Trump is funneling campaign money into cash-strapped businesses.USA TODAY Breaking News and Education Reporter Zach Schermele breaks down the Columbia University president's testimony before Congress Wednesday on campus antisemitism.The FAA has lifted its ground stop of Alaska Airlines flights after system issues were resolved.Happy National Exercise Day! Want to stay fit? Here are some ways.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/04/2413m 20s

SPECIAL | Melissa Gilbert remembers 'Little House on the Prairie,' as it turns 50

If you’re a woman who is part of Generation X or the baby boomers, then you probably, like me, spent your Monday nights growing up watching one of America’s most enduring and endearing TV series. The show followed the wholesome Ingalls family and their life in Walnut Grove, Minnesota in the 1800s, loosely based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The show’s star was Melissa Gilbert who played little Laura Ingalls, an optimistic, curious and mischievous young girl who quickly became America’s sweetheart. The pilot for the show aired 50 years ago on March 30th on NBC and the series ran for a remarkable nine seasons. Melissa joins The Excerpt to talk about the show's outsized impact on American culture and share her experience being part of it.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/04/2414m 18s

Trump hush money trial Day 2 takeaways

A second day of former President Donald Trump's criminal hush money trial is in the books, and jury selection is going quicker than expected.USA TODAY Congress, Campaigns and Democracy Reporter Karissa Waddick looks at President Joe Biden's push for blue-collar voters, and what several congressional districts won by Donald Trump might tell him.A second GOP lawmaker backs the ousting of House speaker Mike Johnson.USA TODAY Domestic Security Correspondent Josh Meyer talks about a new DHS program to combat child exploitation online.Warm oceans are devastating coral.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/04/2413m 7s

Trump's hush money trial has begun: What to know from Day 1

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi recaps the first day of former President Donald Trump's hush money trial.Trump Media's stock price plummeted Monday.Congress is grappling with foreign aid after Iran's attack on Israel.USA TODAY Breaking News Reporter Cybele Mayes-Osterman has the latest from investigations into the Baltimore bridge collapse.The Supreme Court lets Idaho enforce its ban on transgender care.The 'Rust' armorer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter, after the shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.Listen to our special episode with best-selling author James Patterson and viral librarian Mychal Threets about their shared love of books. Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/04/2414m 23s

Iran attacked Israel. Now what?

What's next for the Israel-Iran conflict?USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson looks at how abortion is playing out on the campaign trail.Former President Donald Trump's historic hush money trial is set to begin Monday.USA TODAY Breaking News and Education Reporter Zach Schermele talks about crime on campus, and what the latest numbers tell us.Arborists are trying to clone Orlando's oldest tree.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/04/2413m 9s

In the age of Ozempic, body image has morphed. How do we learn to love our bodies?

The mass media has pushed skinny on us for decades. And while doctors encourage healthy eating and lower body mass indexes, the body positivity movement supports the inclusion of all shapes and sizes, emphasizing loving the skin you’re in. But there are even more fractures in this conversation when it comes to the newest weight loss fad and object of desire: the drug Ozempic and its competitors like Wegovy and Mounjaro. There is also a dark side to this pursuit of perfection; namely, eating disorders and other health issues, both physical and emotional. Meredith Nisbet, the National Clinical Response Manager for the Eating Recovery Center, an eating disorder treatment center based in Denver, Colorado, joined The Excerpt to discuss the body image debate and how to navigate healthy ways to see ourselves.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/04/2412m 53s

Biden says he expects Iran to attack Israel 'sooner rather than later'

President Joe Biden said Friday that an Iranian attack on Israel is imminent.USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison looks at efforts by Biden allies to stop Robert F. Kennedy Jr.The House passes a controversial spying bill after infighting.USA TODAY Investigative Data Reporter Austin Fast explains how millions of Americans rely on drinking water systems that have recently exceeded new limits for toxic “forever chemicals."President Joe Biden announces new student loan relief.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/04/2413m 45s

O.J. Simpson dead at 76

USA TODAY National Correspondent Marco della Cava looks back on the Ford Bronco chase, and the life of O.J. Simpson.Iowa's Senate OKs a bill allowing armed school staff.USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen talks about a Supreme Court January 6 case that could impact former President Donald Trump.Despite booming employment gains, white-collar job growth slows.A rare double brood of cicadas is set to emerge. Here's what they'll sound like.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/04/2413m 37s

SPECIAL | The Rulebreaker: The new biography of legendary journalist Barbara Walters

At age 47, Barbara Walters broke the glass ceiling for women in broadcast journalism, becoming co-anchor of a network evening news program at ABC. She would go on to land big interviews, from U.S. presidents to world leaders like Vladimir Putin and Fidel Castro but also celebrities like the singer Courtney Love and boxer Mike Tyson. Through it all, Walters brought a signature style of interviewing. Her interview subjects laughed with her and cried with her. Actor Patrick Swayze even danced with her. What drove this bold and ambitious woman? Here to talk about the incredible life and career of Barbara Walters is USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. Susan’s new book “The Rulebreaker: The Life and Times of Barbara Walters” takes readers behind the glamour of the famous broadcaster to share the story of a woman who broke all the rules, shattered glass ceilings and gave women a permanent place on America’s news airwaves.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/04/2411m 53s

Biden administration issues new rules on unlicensed firearm dealers

USA TODAY Investigative Reporter Nick Penzenstadler examines new rules around gun sales.Bipartisan frustration over the bungled FAFSA rollout was on display at a congressional hearing.Inflation picked up again in March.USA TODAY Reporter Karen Weintraub looks at the future of the Chandra telescope amid budget cuts.The Masters Golf Tournament tees off.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/04/2411m 17s

SPECIAL | James Patterson and Mychal Threets discuss book bans, library joy and their love of reading

If you love books, then this episode is for you. Best-selling author James Patterson’s latest book, “The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians” is in many ways a love letter to this cornerstone of education here in America. Joining him is Mychal Threets, a librarian in California whose viral library-focused social media videos have endeared him to thousands of readers across the US.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/04/2413m 49s

Arizona Supreme Court upholds 160-year-old abortion ban

Arizona Republic State Politics Reporter Stacey Barchenger puts the Arizona Supreme Court abortion decision in context.James and Jennifer Crumbley have been sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for their son's mass shooting attack. Plus, a Virginia assistant principal has been charged with felony child abuse in a 6-year-old's shooting of a teacher.The Justice Department’s COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force has charged thousands of people with federal crimes.Former President Donald Trump loses a bid to delay his New York hush money trial while appealing a gag order.USA TODAY National Correspondent Trevor Hughes looks at young voters' priorities this election cycle.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/04/2413m 17s

Trump says states should decide abortion policy

USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson looks at the significance of former President Donald Trump's comments on abortion.Trump loses his push to delay the Manhattan hush money trial pending a location change request.The Vatican denounces gender-affirming surgery, and surrogacy.USA TODAY Breaking News and Education Reporter Zach Schermele discusses President Joe Biden's announcement of student loan debt forgiveness.The UConn Huskies are national champions again.See photos from Monday's solar eclipse.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/04/2412m 29s

Election offices say they need more funding

USA TODAY Congress, Campaigns and Democracy Reporter Sudiksha Kochi talks about the push for more funding at election offices nationwide.A Hamas official says no progress has been made at the latest Gaza ceasefire talks.USA TODAY Network Florida State Capitol Reporter John Kennedy talks about what ballot measures on abortion access and recreational marijuana might mean for Democrats in Donald Trump's home state.The South Carolina Gamecocks are national champions.Here's everything you need to know for the solar eclipse.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/04/2412m 25s

The Israel-Hamas War hits a grim six month milestone

After six months of intense human suffering, both sides of the Israel and Gaza conflict have experienced a collective trauma that will affect generations for years to come. It all started with a Hamas attack on Israel, which killed about 1,200 people along with the taking of 240 hostages. It was the single deadliest assault against Jews since the Holocaust. The Israeli response has been brutal, killing over 30,000 Gazans, according to the Hamas-run health ministry, mostly innocent women and children. The situation in the Gaza Strip is now dire, with millions not having enough food, housing, or medical care to meet the needs of a desperate population. Despite this, cease-fire negotiations continue to falter, and both sides remain far apart. After traveling to The Holy Land, USA TODAY World Affairs Correspondent Kim Hjelmgaard provides a special report for The Excerpt on the human stories that define this tragic conflict.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/04/2412m 13s

Biden grieves in Baltimore over bridge collapse

USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison recaps President Joe Biden's Baltimore visit and looks at plans for the port's reopening.Israel's military has fired officers for their roles in strikes that killed seven aid workers.The U.S. is on alert for possible Iranian attacks on Israeli and American facilities.The Friday earthquake recorded in New Jersey was one of the strongest in state history.USA TODAY Democracy Reporter Erin Mansfield discusses a Georgia bill that would create new rules for removing voters from the rolls.March Madness rolls on with the Final Four.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/04/2412m 43s

Georgia judge rejects Trump request to dismiss election racketeering charges under 1st Amendment

A Georgia judge has rejected former President Donald Trump's request to dismiss election racketeering charges under the First Amendment.USA TODAY 2024 Campaign Reporter Zac Anderson talks about how Donald Trump has made the murder of Michigan woman Ruby Garcia part of immigration debate on the campaign trail.President Joe Biden gives an ultimatum to Israel.USA TODAY Money Reporter Bailey Schulz looks at a study that found racial bias in AI chatbots.This year's hurricane season forecast includes the highest number of hurricanes ever predicted.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/04/249m 42s

SPECIAL | The trouble at Boeing

It’s the stuff of nightmares. Shortly after takeoff in early January, a panel on an Alaska Airlines plane blew off midair. Luckily, the two seats next to that panel were empty. Not so luckily for Boeing, they are now under the microscope by regulators, while workers are coming forward, anonymously and otherwise, saying that the firm had recently been chipping away at longstanding safety practices to speed up the production process with its 737 Max. The blowback from investors, regulators and the public has been swift and isn’t even close to being over. In its pursuit of an edge over Airbus, did Boeing put profits over lives? USA TODAY Consumer Travel Reporter and author of the “Cruising Altitude” column Zach Wichter joins The Excerpt to discuss some of the many challenges Boeing faces.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/2413m 9s

Trump loses presidential immunity delay effort for upcoming New York criminal trial

Former President Donald Trump has lost a presidential immunity delay effort for his upcoming New York hush money criminal trial. Plus, USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen reports on the wrangling over a judge's proposed jury instructions in Trump's separate documents case.Outrage spreads over the slaying of aid workers in Gaza.No contaminants were detected in the water after the Baltimore bridge collapse.Taiwan earthquake recovery efforts continue.USA TODAY National Correspondent Will Carless discusses the potential implications of a case centered on Antifa.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/2413m 2s

SPECIAL | Can a sociopath that is 'immune to remorse and guilt' learn to be a good person?

Use the word sociopath in conversation, and you're bound to see some raised eyebrows, or worse. The word itself has become less of a mental diagnosis and more of an insult you hurl at someone. But what does it really mean to be a sociopath? Dr. Patric Gagne offers a definition from both a clinical and a personal perspective. Her new book is called "Sociopath: A Memoir." Gagne's first-hand account of how she came to terms with her own sociopathy sheds light on an often demonized and misunderstood mental disorder.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/04/2412m 0s

Outrage grows over Israeli strike on aid workers

President Joe Biden and others speak out after a deadly Israeli strike on aid workers.USA TODAY Border and Immigration Reporter Lauren Villagran discusses S.B. 4 ahead of a Wednesday hearing for the controversial Texas immigration law.2023 was a record year for Islamophobia.LSU settles a lawsuit with ten women over sexual misconduct cases.USA TODAY Congress, Campaigns and Democracy Reporter Sudiksha Kochi looks at the movement to ban private election funding.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/04/2413m 59s

Complications remain for ill-fated ship that caused Baltimore bridge collapse

USA TODAY Pentagon Correspondent Tom Vanden Brook reports on the latest from bridge clean-up efforts in Baltimore.An Israeli airstrike on Gaza killed seven working for chef Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen.A new report says Russia is behind 'Havana Syndrome' attacks on US spies and diplomats.Donald Trump posts $175 million bond to protect his assets. Plus, did Trump's attacks over a New York judge's daughter violate a gag order?USA TODAY Money, Markets and Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee talks about the cost of health care and what it means for the great wealth transfer.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/04/2412m 22s

Crews cutting into first pieces of Baltimore bridge as ship remains in rubble

Demolition crews are cutting into the collapsed Baltimore bridge.USA TODAY National Correspondent Terry Collins discusses why many tech leaders aren't interested in politics.The CDC issues an alert about bacterial infections.USA TODAY Personal Finance Reporter Daniel de Visé tells the stories of several Americans who were forced to retire earlier than planned.N.C. State made a rare list over the weekend, joining a handful of schools that have sent both men's and women's teams to the Final Four in the same year.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/04/2412m 53s

Voting rights are under attack nationwide

At the State of the Union, President Biden called on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This bill would update the Voting Rights Act of 1965, strengthening legal protections against discriminatory voting policies and practices. The act has since been hampered by Supreme Court cases that removed pre-clearance provisions and made it harder to sue to stop discriminatory practices. Marc Elias, an attorney with Elias Law Group and an outspoken advocate of voter protection and fair elections, joins The Excerpt to talk about the challenges voters across the country are facing and describe his efforts to guarantee equal access to the ballot.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/03/2423m 6s

Weight-loss drugs and insulin cost far less to manufacture than companies charge

USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub looks at a new study revealing weight loss drugs cost less than $25 to make.Colleges told the Education Department they don't have enough time to process FAFSA information. Two-thirds of colleges and universities polled in an American Council on Education survey said they don’t believe they’ll be able to successfully process student financial aid data in the next few weeks.Former President Donald Trump’s namesake social media company stock hits turbulence.USA TODAY National Network Print Planner Sammy Gibbons tells the stories of four transgender athletes, amid growing hostility toward gender diverse people. Watch their stories here.We remember Louis Gossett Jr.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/03/2413m 27s

Trump claims free speech protects him from Georgia prosecution

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen explains how former President Donald Trump's lawyers are trying to use the First Amendment and free speech to get the election interference charges in Georgia dismissed.USA TODAY spoke exclusively to the commander of the Army Corps of Engineers about how the Francis Scott Key bridge cleanup will happen.USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison shares the significance of having two former presidents join President Joe Biden Thursday night in the biggest fundraiser of the campaign cycle so far.FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried will spend more than two decades behind bars.Fast-food workers are losing their jobs in California after a minimum wage increase goes into law.And finally, today marks the one year anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich by Russian authorities. To show your support, please visit https://www.wsj.com/news/evan-gershkovich.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/03/2414m 9s

SPECIAL | Solar eclipse fans: Get ready for this rare celestial event

On April 8th, tens of millions of people across the North American continent will be able to step outside their doors and witness a rare total solar eclipse - that’s when the moon passes between part of the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking its light. It's our last chance to see one for 20 years in America. Charting a path through 13 states from Texas to Maine, and also passing parts of Mexico and Canada, skywatchers will show up in droves, snarling traffic, to don eclipse glasses and look up as the sun turns black. USA TODAY National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise has been covering this story for USA TODAY, detailing what makes this celestial event so incredibly special.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/03/2415m 1s

How safe is commercial shipping?

USA TODAY Senior Investigative Reporter Emily Le Coz looks into the safety of container shipping, and whether tugboats could have prevented the Baltimore bridge disaster.The economic impact of the bridge collapse will be severe.USA TODAY Democracy Reporter Erin Mansfield explains a tool to challenge voter registrations.Former senator and vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman is dead at 82.Students used AI to create nude photos of their classmates.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/03/2413m 52s

SPECIAL | The small city of Bristol is now the frontline of the abortion debate

Bristol is a small Appalachian city that has become a microcosm of the national abortion debate. That’s because Bristol has a state line running through it – Virginia to the north, where abortion is legal, and Tennessee to the south, where it was outlawed after Roe v. Wade was overturned. USA TODAY Health Reporter Adrianna Rodriguez visited the city after the ban in Tennessee went into effect to document the impact on its residents.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/03/249m 20s

Missing workers in Key Bridge collapse presumed dead

Six people are presumed dead in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. USA TODAY National Correspondent Trevor Hughes breaks down what happened when a container ship collided with the structure. Plus, check out this story mapping how the collapse unfolded.How will the Baltimore bridge collapse affect shipping and deliveries?USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe recaps oral arguments in a case to restrict the abortion pill mifepristone.RFK Jr. picks lawyer and philanthropist Nicole Shanahan as running mate.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/03/2411m 14s

Trump must post $175 million to shield assets during real estate fraud appeal

USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi reports on a pair of Donald Trump legal developments.Donald Trump's Truth Social is set to begin trading Tuesday.A major Baltimore bridge has collapsed.A Gaza cease-fire resolution clears the UN.USA TODAY Senior Investigative Reporter Emily Le Coz discusses pharmacy unionizing, as CVS Omnicare in Las Vegas seeks to join.Baseball star Shohei Ohtani says he was duped by his ex-interpreter amid gambling allegations.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/03/2413m 28s

Trump faces bond deadline in civil fraud case

Former President Donald Trump faces a bond deadline in his civil fraud case. Plus, he'll have a Monday hearing in his New York hush money case. USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi fills us in.A PAC scheme is helping pay Trump's legal fees.USA TODAY National Reporter Lauren Villagran talks about what pawn shops can tell us about the economy.Dozens sue saying weight loss and diabetes drugs cause harmful side effects.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/03/2412m 40s

Is the war on drugs back on?

It's been just over 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Since then, drug policy at the state level has mostly been progressing toward legalization, embracing liberal attitudes that aim to destigmatize drug use. But that experiment may soon be drawing to a close. In the wake of surging overdose deaths, Oregon has recently moved to recriminalize drug use and possession. Are we back to square one? Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, joins The Excerpt to argue that policy makers simply didn't put the right safeguards in place.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/03/2414m 25s

Princess Kate diagnosed with cancer. What's next?

Princess Kate has been diagnosed with cancer. What's that mean for the Royal Family?Gunmen killed more than 60 in a Russia concert attack.USA TODAY National Correspondent Trevor Hughes looks at the politically charged climate around electric vehicles.Congress passes a spending bill after a short government shutdown.Parents think their kids are doing well in school. They're often wrong.USA TODAY National Correspondent Deborah Barfield Berry discusses how new museums are changing the way Black history is told.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/03/2413m 3s

Amid warnings of online extremism, Air Force Academy turns to social media sleuthing

USA TODAY National Correspondent Will Carless looks at an Air Force Academy plan to monitor online extremism.The Justice Department sues Apple.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub explains the medical significance of the first-ever kidney transplant from a gene-edited pig.The U.S. fails to crack the top 20 in the World Happiness Report.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/03/2411m 58s

SPECIAL | Polyamory is attracting more and more practitioners. Why?

The classic storybook version of happy ever after typically involves meeting someone, falling in love, getting married and starting a family. But what if that dream isn’t one you share? What happens when the way you define romantic relationships and love doesn’t align with societal norms? Enter polyamory, popularized by reality shows like the Peacock network’s "Couple to Throuple." Are we ready to open up our definition of love to accommodate these other relationships? Joining The Excerpt to discuss ethical non-monogamy is Leanne Yau, non-monogamy educator, sex positivity advocate, and queer therapist in training.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/03/2414m 11s

70 million Americans drink water from systems reporting PFAS to EPA

Tens of millions of Americans drink water from systems reporting PFAS to the EPA. How safe is your water? See a map here. Plus, listen to a special episode on microplastics.The Federal Reserve leaves its key interest rate unchanged. Plus, President Joe Biden cancels billions more in student debt.USA TODAY Money and Consumer News Editor Charisse Jones looks at pensions, and whether they could make a comeback.USA TODAY Senior Reporter Jessica Guynn talks about workers pushing back against losing their PTO.Scientists consider fighting climate change by making clouds brighter and thicker.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/03/2413m 41s

SPECIAL | Standardized tests like the SAT are back. Is that a good thing?

One of the many ways the COVID pandemic upended education was with regards to college admissions. Widespread lockdowns meant that in-person tests like the SAT and ACT were no longer offered. That led dozens of high-end universities to drop those requirements. Many thought this was a good thing, leveling the playing field for disadvantaged applicants. But recently, there’s been a trend to reverse that. Which students are being hurt by this decision and which ones are getting a leg up? Our guest, John Friedman, Professor of Economics at Brown University and Co-Director of Opportunity Insights at Harvard University, studies the impact of standardized testing on social capital and economic mobility.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/03/2412m 43s

Federal appeals court order puts controversial Texas immigration law back on hold

A federal appeals court has put a controversial Texas immigration law back on hold.Bernie Moreno won the Ohio Senate Republican primary, setting up a high-stakes battle in November. Plus, other contests were held in California and Illinois.USA TODAY Investigative Reporter Nick Penzenstadler has exclusive reporting on how kids can easily access ammunition online.President Joe Biden and lawmakers have announced a government funding deal that could avert a shutdown.Ukraine is open to aid in the form of a loan being pushed by some Republicans.USA TODAY Education Reporter Alia Wong discusses Muslim students' challenges during Ramadan.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/03/2412m 2s

Trump lawyers say $454 million bond a 'practical impossibility' as deadline nears

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump say the $454 million bond is a 'practical impossibility.' USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Aysha Bagchi reports.The UN warns of dangerous hunger levels in Gaza.The Supreme Court has extended a hold on a Texas law giving police the power to arrest migrants who illegally enter the U.S. Plus, the high court lets stand a ban against the Cowboys for Trump co-founder using the 14th Amendment.USA TODAY Democracy Reporter Erin Mansfield explains how far-right conspiracy theories threw a voter integrity system into peril.See the Washington, D.C. cherry blossom trees as peak season nears.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/03/2412m 17s

Putin declared winner in election with no credible opposition

Russian President Vladimir Putin wins another election.USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson looks into whether the presidential candidates could drop out of the race.Is the Great Resignation over? Not entirely. Turnover remains high in some industries.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub examines why health care isn't a bigger issue on the campaign trail.March Madness is here! Enter USA TODAY's NCAA Tournament bracket contest.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/03/2410m 47s

Women in leadership are needed to fight climate change

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contribution to history, culture and society. Former Irish President Mary Robinson, current Chair of The Elders, has been at the forefront of the fight for gender equality, especially when it comes to the climate crisis. Today she joins The Excerpt to talk about why women need to lead the next phase of the climate justice movement to ensure a livable world in the future.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/03/2414m 34s

Nathan Wade resigns as special prosecutor in Trump Georgia election case

Nathan Wade has resigned as special prosecutor in Donald Trump's Georgia election fraud case. USA TODAY Domestic Security Correspondent Josh Meyer reports.Former Vice President Mike Pence will not endorse Donald Trump for president. Plus, Trump's New York hush money criminal case will be delayed.USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe breaks down a high court decision on public officials and social media.Millions have been blocked from porn sites amid free speech and child safety debates across the country.La Niña is coming, and could influence the hurricane season.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/03/2410m 55s

VP Harris' visit to Minnesota Planned Parenthood spotlights abortion

Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to a Minnesota Planned Parenthood Thursday put a spotlight on abortion, amid new polling data. USA TODAY Chief Political Correspondent Phillip M. Bailey reports.A New York prosecutor agrees to delay former President Donald Trump's hush money trial 30 days, though a judge's decision is still pending.James Crumbley has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the second case brought against the parents of a child for a Michigan school shooting.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls for Israelis to hold elections and choose a new government.Russia holds its presidential election.USA TODAY Health and Breaking News Reporter Eduardo Cuevas breaks down the latest gang violence in Haiti.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/03/2414m 38s

SPECIAL | America's East Coast is sinking

As the eastern seaboard slowly drops lower each year, it is compounding the impacts of climate change in the U.S. Rising sea levels and severe weather events mean coastal cities will have to adapt or perhaps even be abandoned. How bad is it? Who is most at risk here, and most importantly, what can we do about it? Kenneth Miller, professor of earth and planetary sciences at Rutgers University, joins The Excerpt to dig into how sinking land mass could mean disaster for some parts of the world.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/03/2411m 37s

House approves bill on TikTok

USA TODAY Congress and Campaigns Reporter Riley Beggin reports on the House approval of a TikTok bill that would force a sale or effectively ban the company.A Georgia judge has dismissed six charges in the Trump election racketeering case as too vague.The portion of U.S. adults identifying as LGBTQ has more than doubled in the last 12 years.USA TODAY Breaking News Reporter Claire Thornton explains how some school districts are working to help teachers find housing.Why do women go through menopause? Scientists find clues in a study of whales.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/03/2413m 56s

SPECIAL | Mexican cartels are using timeshares as a trap for thousands of Americans

When you think about Mexican cartels, the things that are likely to come to mind are drug trafficking, gun battles and assassinations. But add this one to your list: timeshares. Over the past decade, thousands of Americans have fallen prey to a complex real estate scheme involving one of the most violent organizations in Mexico. Cartels, it seems, are finally branching out. Freelance reporter Steve Fisher joins The Excerpt to discuss more about this more lucrative new business venture and how you can spot their scam.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/03/2412m 28s

Biden, Trump secure presidential nominations

Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have secured enough delegates to win their respective presidential nominations.USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page breaks down new polling data ahead of a Trump-Biden rematch.The U.S. sends more aid to Ukraine.The Uvalde police chief resigns.USA TODAY Investigative Reporter Kenny Jacoby looks at how an NCAA rule gives athletes a pass on sex crimes committed as minors.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/03/2414m 1s
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