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Join Shumita Basu every weekday morning as she guides you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.

Episodes

How guns became ubiquitous in the U.S. after Columbine

Since the mass shooting at Columbine High School 25 years ago, guns have grown ubiquitous in America. The Trace examines how that’s changed the way we navigate our lives. This week’s Apple News In Conversation explores how money affects your mental health, featuring advice from therapist Megan McCoy.  Breaking — aka breakdancing — has made it into the Olympics for the first time. NBC News details what to expect in Paris. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan. 
19/04/2411m 25s

Understanding the blame game over Gaza aid delays

Israel has blocked a huge array of aid items from entering Gaza. The Washington Post has the full list, from crutches to chocolate croissants. Meanwhile, CBS reports on recent finger-pointing between Israel and the U.N. on delays to aid.  Missouri teen Ralph Yarl tells NBC News how he’s been coping since he was shot in the head after ringing the wrong doorbell nearly a year ago: “It is a constant uphill battle.” NASA confirmed that the heavy chunk of metal that crashed into a Florida home last month was space-station debris. The Guardian has more.  Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan. 
18/04/2410m 35s

Their ship hit the Key Bridge. Why are they stuck aboard?

Twenty-one sailors are stuck aboard the ship that hit Baltimore’s Key Bridge — with no end in sight. Popular Mechanics has the story. Vox explains Caitlin Clark’s staggeringly low WNBA starting salary. Why would anyone steal $300,000 in Lego sets? Believe it or not, there’s a booming black market, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan. 
17/04/2410m 22s

Supreme Court hears Jan. 6 case with implications for Trump

The Supreme Court will weigh if January 6 insurgents can be charged with obstruction. Washington Post reporter Ann Marimow explains the implications. One year into Sudan’s civil war, there are fears of repeated atrocities. NPR reports. Author Salman Rushdie speaks with CBS News about the 2022 attack that nearly took his life, and the new book he’s written about the incident. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan. Correction: Children under age 5 make up more than a quarter of people displaced by the civil war in Sudan. Due to an editing error, a previous version of this episode said they make up more than a quarter of people killed.
16/04/249m 43s

Understanding the charges in Trump’s historic criminal trial

Apple News In Conversation has everything you need to know about Donald Trump’s historic criminal trial that starts today in New York, plus insights on Trump’s other three pending criminal cases. Iran attacked Israel, escalating an already volatile conflict. NPR has the details. Twenty years after images of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq shocked the world, a military contractor the prison will go to trial and face testimony from survivors. Time has the story. Today’s the tax deadline, and Vox has tips and tricks from an accountant to help with next year’s taxes. And the Washington Post looks at some very unusual — and unsuccessful — deductions people have tried. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
15/04/2410m 55s

Why the O.J. Simpson trial still matters

Following an Israeli attack on a major hospital, Gazans are sifting through the rubble for the bodies of their dead. NBC News has the story. Time explains how O.J. Simpson changed everything. Financial columnist Charlotte Cowles tells Apple News In Conversation how she got scammed out of $50,000 and suggests ways to prevent that happening to you. ‘Bluey’ fans are worried that the much-loved children’s cartoon could be ending. Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
12/04/2410m 51s

What the judge will ask jurors in Trump hush-money case

The start of Trump’s first criminal trial offers a vexing question: how to find a proper jury for such an unprecedented case. Erica Orden from Politico describes the selection process. For one Nigerian family, freedom after a kidnapping hasn’t ended their terror. NPR tells their harrowing story. An astronaut will land on the moon. For the first time, they won’t be an American. USA Today has more. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
11/04/2410m 7s

Delayed student financial aid leaves millions in limbo

As millions wait for delayed college financial aid, families are facing tough choices. NBC News journalist Haley Messenger has the story. The BBC reports on how a group of Swiss women has won the first ever climate-case victory in the European Court of Human Rights. ESPN looks back on the career of Tara VanDerveer, who is retiring as the winningest coach in college basketball history. And the Wall Street Journal reveals how the NCAA women beat the men in finals’ ratings for the first time — but brought in 99% less TV money. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
10/04/2410m 1s

Why more Americans are moving back in with family

Key Republican members of Congress are planning to retire. Washington Post reporter Marianna Sotomayor explains how that spells trouble for Speaker Mike Johnson.  More Americans are now living with their parents. Vox details the economic, cultural, and environmental reasons why. The U.S. is bracing for trillions of cicadas to emerge from the earth, in a rare double event. The Guardian has the story.  Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan. Correction: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly identified University of Connecticut head coach Dan Hurley as the son of actor Bill Murray. Murray’s son Luke is an assistant coach at the school.
09/04/2411m 4s

Eclipse day is here. Here’s how to prepare.

Today’s the day of the event we’ve all been waiting for: the total solar eclipse. Apple News has what you need to know. NPR correspondents including Daniel Estrin reflect on six months of Israel’s war in Gaza. The big problem for marijuana companies? What to do with all that cash. The Wall Street Journal’s Alexander Saeedy has the story. And South Carolina defeated Iowa to win the women’s NCAA national title. Read coverage of the game from The State. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
08/04/2411m 49s

The new magic number for retirement planning, and how to see the eclipse

Tonight is the Final Four of the women’s NCAA Tournament. Apple News sports editor Haley O’Shaughnessy joins us to explain why it’s such a powerful moment for women’s basketball, while the Los Angeles Times takes a look at how Caitlin Clark ended up playing against UConn instead of for them. The Washington Post has your ultimate guide to the coming total solar eclipse, its path, and how to watch.  The new magic number for retirement is $1.46 million. Here’s what it tells us, according to the Wall Street Journal. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Mark Garrison.
05/04/2410m 35s

America bet big on sports gambling. The backlash is here.

CNN reporter Sebastian Shukla examines a wave of xenophobia in Russia against Central Asian migrants following the terror attack near Moscow. America made a huge bet on sports gambling. The Wall Street Journal’s Joshua Robinson explains how the consequences of that decision are becoming clear. Reuters looks at why the White House directed NASA to create a unified standard of time for the moon. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Mark Garrison.
04/04/249m 31s

José Andrés on aid-worker killings and Gaza’s food crisis

The Wall Street Journal has an in-depth look at José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, after the Israeli military killed seven of its aid workers.  The Los Angeles Times examines how Disney’s biggest shareholder fight in 20 years will shape the company’s future. Republicans are hoping to win Black voters for Trump. Reporting from Reuters in Wisconsin shows that it won’t be easy. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Mark Garrison.
03/04/2410m 22s

Birth-control misinformation is rampant online, doctors say

Reporting from the Guardian examines the possible pollution impacts of the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. Lauren Weber of the Washington Post, who’s been speaking to doctors, tells us how they say patients are making birth-control medical decisions based on social-media misinformation. What’s it like to live in space? Astronaut Loral O’Hara tells NPR it changes her dreams. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Mark Garrison.
02/04/249m 42s

Protesters in Israel demand Netanyahu’s resignation

The Guardian looks into why thousands of protesters in Israel are calling on Netanyahu to resign. Amy Leah Potter, a nurse with Doctors Without Borders who recently returned from Gaza, tells us about the war’s toll on children. ABC News reports on how some kids there go to bed worrying that they’ll be killed. Many Americans are deeply frustrated with U.S. politics. Ezra Klein spoke to In Conversation about some ways to fix things. The Washington Post profiles controversial LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Mark Garrison.
01/04/248m 53s

Why more schools are banning cellphones

Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich has been wrongfully detained in Russia for one year. Assistant editor Paul Beckett told us about the Journal’s efforts to bring him home. Vox explains why more schools across the country are locking up students’ cellphones during class time. CNN has details on Beyoncé’s new album. Music journalist Taylor Crumpton argues in Time that the star has always been country. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
29/03/2413m 4s

Stories of the victims of the Baltimore bridge collapse

CNN tells the stories of some of the people who died in the Baltimore bridge collapse. As the war in Gaza continues, Israel is facing new pressure to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military service. NPR has the story. ESPN has what to watch as the Major League Baseball season begins. And we’re joined by Russell Dorsey from Apple TV+’s ‘Friday Night Baseball.’ Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
28/03/249m 26s

What’s next after the deadly Baltimore bridge collapse

Investigators are looking into whether dirty fuel may have played a role in the cargo-ship crash that brought down Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. The Wall Street Journal has the story. Bloomberg’s Riley Griffin explains how fentanyl became a priority issue for voters in crucial swing states. Turkey’s government is seizing homes that survived massive earthquakes. Reuters correspondent Burcu Karakaş discusses how residents are reacting to the controversial policy. Vox looks into the downsides of our fixation on self-improvement. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
27/03/2412m 10s

The Supreme Court case that could limit abortion pills

The Baltimore Sun reports on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Shefali Luthra, health reporter from The 19th, explains today’s Supreme Court arguments about the abortion pill mifepristone. As sports betting increases around the country, so do concerns about gambling addiction. Marketplace has the story. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
26/03/2410m 59s

How the deadly terror attack in Russia exposes Putin

The Washington Post looks into what the deadly Moscow terror attack tells us about Russia’s national-security vulnerabilities. CBS News details Biden’s latest moves to forgive billions in student debt. So your NCAA bracket is busted. Should you have just chosen all the top seeds? NPR explains why it’s not that simple. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
25/03/249m 59s

What you need to know about big changes to real estate

James Rodriguez from Business Insider explains how things are about to get weird for homebuyers and sellers. Semafor reporter Shelby Talcott on how January 6 is playing into Trump’s campaign. The Ghost Army that fooled the Nazis received one of America’s highest honors. The Washington Post has their story. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
22/03/2410m 23s

Trump’s legal and money troubles come to a head

NPR explains what happens if Trump can’t pay his $454 million bond. Biden is seeking to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles with his most far-reaching climate regulation yet. The Washington Post has the story. Apple News editor Shaker Samman shares what he’ll be watching as March Madness heats up. And The Athletic has more coverage. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
21/03/2413m 49s

Former Nickelodeon stars discuss abuse allegations

A new documentary details allegations of abuse at Nickelodeon during the channel’s golden years. Vulture reports. Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Wolfe explains why cooling inflation is failing to lift the national economic mood. Some Americans panic-bought bidets during the pandemic due to toilet-paper shortages. The Washington Post finds that many are now serious bidet enthusiasts. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Gideon Resnick.
20/03/2410m 12s

How third-party candidates might upend the presidential race

Democrats are preparing to go to war against third-party candidates in the presidential election, NBC News reports. Apple News editor Gideon Resnick walks us through how an outside candidate could upend the race. Some of the L.A. Dodgers’ most expensive players will make their debuts as the team begins its MLB season. The Athletic previews its opening game. Chocolate companies say they may need to raise prices due to a surge in the cost of cocoa. ABC News has details. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
19/03/2412m 9s

The police officers accused of child sexual abuse

A New Orleans police officer sexually abused a teenage girl he met on the job. He is one of hundreds of officers arrested for child sexual abuse over the past two decades. Washington Post reporter Jessica Contrera talks about investigating allegations against law enforcement. The SAT exam is now an hour shorter and completely digital. NBC News has more. The Wall Street Journal remembers Shigeichi Negishi, the inventor of the karaoke machine, who’s died at 100. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
18/03/249m 34s

What to know about the death of a Boeing whistleblower

The Washington Post explores how the death of a Boeing whistleblower has compounded existing problems at the company. Reporter Ian Duncan spoke with Apple News Today. Politico examines the U.S.’s changing relationship with Israel, after Sen. Chuck Schumer called for new elections there. Disinformation is becoming a bigger problem as tools to create and share it get better. Legal analyst Barbara McQuade explains what to watch out for on this week’s Apple News In Conversation. Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan. 
15/03/2412m 35s

Biden vowed to cut drug prices. Big Pharma is fighting back.

The Washington Post reports on how Big Pharma is fighting Biden’s program to lower prescription-drug costs for seniors.  In the New Yorker, one writer examines what it means to fast for Ramadan while Gaza goes hungry.  Vox asks: What’s a Saturn return — and why are so many popular musicians singing about it? Today’s episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan. 
14/03/2410m 34s

The U.S. bill giving TikTok an ultimatum

The Washington Post reports on a bill racing toward passage in the House that would require TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company to sell or risk a U.S. ban.  Under pressure from the U.S. and Caribbean governments, Haiti’s embattled prime minister announced he will resign. The Miami Herald explains why. New York magazine examines what the online response to the withdrawn Kate Middleton family photo says about the royals and us. Today's episode was guest-hosted by Yasmeen Khan.
13/03/2413m 1s

The struggle to reunite families separated under Trump

At least 5,000 families were forcibly separated during the Trump administration. The work of reunifying them is painfully incomplete. New York magazine reports. The sons of late author Gabriel García Márquez just published his last novel against his wishes. NPR speaks with one of them to find out why. The global gender gap is far bigger than previously thought, a World Bank study found. The Guardian has the details. 
12/03/2411m 59s

Netanyahu’s plan to invade Rafah: “We’re not going to leave”

Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, speaking to Politico, says he intends to press ahead with a planned invasion of the Gaza city of Rafah, despite Biden’s warning that it would cross a “red line.” Babies are dying of syphilis in the U.S. It’s 100% preventable. ProPublica investigates.  New York magazine has the highs, lows, and “whoas” of the 2024 Oscars. 
11/03/2412m 19s

What to know about last night’s State of the Union address

Biden defended his administration and took on Trump in his address in last night’s State of the Union. NBC News has the key moments.  The Wall Street Journal reports on how Israel’s war cabinet is at war with itself.  The first of the former president’s four criminal trials is coming up at the end of March. There’s a lot to keep track of — so Apple News In Conversation has a primer. CNN goes behind the unusual approach to the filming of ‘Io Capitano,’ nominated for the Best International Feature Oscar. The lead actors weren’t told how it would end. And the Wall Street Journal looks at how ‘Godzilla Minus One’ reimagined its famous monster — and snagged an Oscar nod for Best Visual Effects.
08/03/2411m 24s

Wildfires have devastated Texas’s cattle industry

The Wall Street Journal previews Biden’s State of the Union address.  CNN reports from Texas about how wildfires have devastated the state’s cattle-farming industry.  NBC News speaks with the 29-year-old who just became the first American woman to race nonstop around the world on her own.
07/03/2411m 52s

Nikki Haley’s campaign exit sets up a Biden-Trump rematch

A Washington Post reporter’s account of an aid drop into Gaza. In a landmark move for student athletes, Dartmouth men’s basketball players have voted to unionize. The Athletic has the story. USA Today describes what it’s like to vote from outer space.
06/03/249m 54s

What to watch on Super Tuesday

NPR details what to expect on Super Tuesday. While the world was looking elsewhere, North Korea became a bigger threat. The Wall Street Journal has the story. Singapore’s prime minister defended the country’s exclusive arrangement to secure Taylor Swift concerts. Neighboring nations are upset at missing out. CNBC has more.
05/03/2411m 2s

The U.S. push for a temporary cease-fire in Gaza

Kamala Harris urged Hamas to agree to an immediate, six-week pause in fighting in Gaza, and pushed Israel to allow more aid in. Reuters has the story. CNN examines how one of the world’s biggest cities may be only months away from running out of water. ESPN reports on how Iowa’s Caitlin Clark passed Pete Maravich to take the record of the most points scored by a Division I basketball player, and how LeBron James became the first NBA player to reach 40,000 regular-season points.
04/03/2410m 12s

What we know about Palestinians killed near aid trucks

More than 110 Palestinians were reportedly killed while trying to access desperately needed aid in Gaza. The Guardian has more. Fears of famine in Gaza are growing as aid agencies suspend deliveries, NBC News reports.  First responders in a Texas town are struggling to cope with the trauma of recovering bodies from the Rio Grande. NBC News spoke to some.  This week’s episode of Apple News In Conversation seeks to answer some burning questions about the 2024 presidential election. 
01/03/248m 16s

Republicans scramble as backlash over IVF ruling continues

Yale is bringing back standardized test scores to its admissions process, after making them optional during the pandemic. The Washington Post explains why. The Guardian reports on how a Senate attempt to protect IVF access following a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling was blocked by a Republican lawmaker. And the Wall Street Journal details the ways GOP lawmakers are attempting to minimize political damage from the ruling. The Athletic breaks down why Anthony Kim’s return to golf is such a big deal.
29/02/2411m 20s

What counts as a machine gun? Supreme Court hears case.

Does a bump stock turn a rifle into a machine gun? USA Today has the details of a Supreme Court case being heard today that turns on that question.  NPR examines why Egypt won’t allow vulnerable Palestinians across its border. National Geographic explains how leap years saved human societies from chaos — for now.
28/02/249m 11s

Arab Americans challenge Biden’s Gaza response in primary

Arabs and Muslims in Michigan have been organizing against President Biden ahead of today’s primary. They told the Washington Post that they’re angry he hasn’t called for a cease-fire in Gaza. The Post also details their plan to use the primary to prove that their support is essential for Biden to carry the state in November. Florida’s surgeon general is gambling with public health after a measles outbreak in an elementary school. The Atlantic has the story. National Geographic looks at how your name might influence your career. 
27/02/248m 47s

How asylum-seeking migrants got stuck living at O’Hare

A couple has to leave Alabama or risk losing their eggs after uncertainty over a court ruling forced providers to pause IVF treatment. CNN has the story. Rolling Stone looks into how asylum-seeking migrants found themselves living at a makeshift shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.  Employers are adding signature scents to workspaces with the hope of luring more workers into the office. The Wall Street Journal reports.
26/02/249m 44s

What to know as the war in Ukraine enters its third year

As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the Wall Street Journal takes stock of where things stand.  Donald Trump and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley are about to face off in the state’s primary. NPR has more.  The Athletic looks at an unusual season for Texas Christian University’s women’s basketball team. 
23/02/2411m 24s

The national-security threat lurking at U.S. ports

A nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma has died. The Washington Post tells us about Nex Benedict.  The U.S. government plans to spend billions of dollars to replace China-made cranes at shipping ports. The Wall Street Journal explains why. Apple News has everything you need to know about the new Major League Soccer season. 
22/02/248m 34s

What’s next for IVF after a controversial legal ruling

The Alabama Reflector reports on how a major state Supreme Court ruling has left the future of IVF uncertain — both in the state and across the country. WLRN investigates a new law that’s quietly devastating Florida’s public-sector labor unions.  The lifespan of large home appliances is shrinking. The Wall Street Journal explains why.
21/02/248m 15s

Life under Tennessee’s strict abortion law

One woman told ProPublica about how Tennessee’s strict abortion ban forced her to carry a life-threatening pregnancy. Health officials say Nasser Hospital, the second-largest in Gaza, is in crisis after Israeli troops raided the facility. The Washington Post has the story. Wired looks at how Los Angeles’s investments in sponge infrastructure are helping combat relentless rain.
20/02/249m 47s

Alexey Navalny is dead. What’s next for Russia?

Following the death of Alexey Navalny, Putin’s fiercest critic, Time looks at the Russian opposition leader’s legacy. The tech industry is struggling to deal with AI deepfakes and deceptive content during a consequential election cycle. The Wall Street Journal has the story. NASA is struggling to communicate with its storied spacecraft Voyager 1, which was launched 45 years ago and has traveled out into deep space. Popular Mechanics explains.
19/02/249m 46s

Parents of gun-violence victims use AI to push for change

U.S. federal judges are dealing with a surge in serious, politically driven threats, an analysis by Reuters finds. Grieving parents are using AI to re-create the voices of children killed in shootings to advocate for gun reform. The Wall Street Journal explores why. University of Iowa’s Caitlin Clark set a new scoring record for NCAA women’s basketball. The Athletic has more. The WNBA’s Sabrina Ionescu and the NBA’s Stephen Curry are going head-to-head in a 3-point contest tomorrow as part of All-Star Weekend. ESPN has the story.
16/02/2412m 42s

A date has been set for Trump's first criminal trial

It’s a hectic week in Donald Trump’s trial schedule. The Washington Post previews what to expect from today’s dual court sessions. Ten months of civil war in Sudan has caused the largest displacement of people on the planet. NPR reports. Ahead of Beyoncé’s forthcoming country album, Billboard looks at how Black artists have historically faced barriers to entry into the genre.
15/02/2412m 1s

Financial-aid issues leave colleges and students in limbo

Reuters examines the history of UNRWA, a U.N. agency that provides crucial relief for Palestinians  — and which Israel wants to dismantle. Colleges and students are reeling after a bumpy rollout of the new federal student financial-aid system. The Washington Post breaks down what went wrong.  The Wall Street Journal explains why high numbers of single people make for good business on Valentine’s Day.
14/02/2411m 9s

The race to replace George Santos

Today, voters in Long Island choose a replacement for former congressman George Santos. Politico has the details, and explains how the special election may also provide insight into what to expect from the race for president.  NPR looks into how flight attendants are fighting to change how they’re compensated. The Kansas City Star describes how the ambitions of potential Black astronauts were hindered as America entered the space race.
13/02/2411m 4s

Terrified civilians in Rafah await Israel’s ground invasion

Twelve days after Hind Rajab, 6, made an emergency call begging to be rescued from active fighting in Gaza, her body was found. NBC has her story.  Measles is on the rise around the world, and even experts who saw it coming say the increase is “staggering.” NPR reports. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in overtime in the Super Bowl to cement their dynasty status. The Athletic has the details. 
12/02/249m 38s

The American city calling for migrants to move in

The Wall Street Journal reports on an American city with a message for migrants: We want you. Apple News In Conversation explores why America is obsessed with the NFL. A singer in hospice care put out what might be her final song — for her son. The Washington Post has the story.
09/02/2411m 32s

Inside the court case that could knock Trump off the ballot

The Washington Post talks to the 91-year-old Republican suing to kick Donald Trump off the ballot. NBC looks at how GOP senators blocked a bipartisan immigration deal. The Wall Street Journal goes inside the “delicious dispute” in court over who created the popular Indian dish butter chicken.
08/02/2411m 42s

A landmark conviction for a school shooter’s mother

In a landmark verdict, a jury found Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of a school shooter, guilty of involuntary manslaughter. USA Today has more. The Wall Street Journal explains what to know about Pakistan’s turbulent election. The moon is shrinking. The Guardian looks at why that matters.
07/02/2410m 2s

The reasons why your groceries are still so expensive

Inflation has fallen. The Washington Post examines why groceries are still so expensive. NPR reports on how families of hostages and prisoners are reaching their loved ones through Israeli and Palestinian radio. What really caused the Sriracha shortage? Fortune details the epic breakup of two friends that left millions without their favorite hot sauce.
06/02/2410m 50s

How the IRS is going after billionaires dodging taxes

The Associated Press reports on the surprisingly large part prison labor plays in food production in America. NPR looks at how the IRS is going after wealthy people who aren’t paying their share of taxes. And NPR also covers how the agency is piloting new software that could let you file your taxes for free. Rolling Stone rounds up the best, worst, and weirdest moments from the Grammys.
05/02/2410m 52s

What South Carolina can tell us about Biden’s 2024 chances

Ahead of South Carolina’s Democratic primary, the Washington Post looks into how it may indicate about Black support for Biden in the general election. One year after the toxic derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, residents are still worried about the health of the town. Ideastream Public Media reports. Tony Snell’s mission to return to the NBA is about more than just basketball. Yahoo Sports has the story.
02/02/2411m 27s

At Senate hearing, tech CEOs grilled over protecting kids

CNN has five takeaways from the tech CEOs’ appearance at a Senate hearing yesterday. The Washington Post has an investigation into the broken promises of the NFL concussion settlement. NPR breaks down how the Education Department is set to fast-track forgiveness for borrowers with smaller student loans.
01/02/2410m 59s

How Trump’s legal woes are threatening his fortune

Trump’s cash stockpile is at risk because of his many legal problems. Bloomberg has the details. ProPublica uncovers how Walmart’s financial services became a fraud magnet. The men who practice against college-basketball star Caitlin Clark can’t stop her either, The Athletic reports.
31/01/2410m 58s

Middle East problems pile up for Biden

Politico reports that the intensifying Red Sea conflict is threatening to unleash worldwide economic havoc — and explains why some Democrats are concerned about the political fallout in the U.S. A physician writes in the Washington Post about how tens of thousands of Black U.S. doctors simply vanished. Can Taylor Swift get to the Super Bowl from her Eras Tour? The Athletic has some possible routes.
30/01/2411m 52s

Inside the deadly conditions for children in Gaza

War in Gaza is making childbirth a nightmare. The Washington Post has the story. Museums across the U.S. are closing exhibits featuring Native American cultural artifacts, in response to new regulations from the Biden administration. CNN explains why. A Los Angeles Times writer goes on a scientific journey to heal his broken heart.
29/01/2411m 13s

U.N. court declines to order cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war

The U.N.’s top court told Israel to 'take all measures' to prevent genocide in Gaza, but stopped short of ordering a cease-fire. The Wall Street Journal has more on what comes next. Thousands of news employees have lost their jobs over the last year as publications attempt to reduce operating costs. Poynter looks at what the cuts have meant for morale in media. And the Washington Post goes inside this week’s mass layoffs at the Los Angeles Times. The Guardian has a preview of this weekend’s NFL conference championship games.
26/01/2412m 15s

The FAA’s good news and bad news for Boeing

The FAA had good and bad news for Boeing: It approved a set of inspection criteria that could return grounded 737 Max 9 planes to service — but it won’t allow the company to expand production until quality-control issues are resolved. CNN has more. The Washington Post details how an Ohio law is making it harder for transgender candidates to run for office there. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid tallied a career-high 70 points in one game. The Wall Street Journal explains why it’s not the most impressive number of his season.
25/01/248m 52s

Trump beat Haley in New Hampshire. What happens now?

The Los Angeles Times reports on Trump’s win over Nikki Haley in the New Hampshire primary. The 21 IDF soldiers killed in a single incident on Monday were rigging buildings with explosives. It’s drawn attention to Israeli plans to build a buffer zone in Gaza. The Washington Post has more. The Wall Street Journal spoke to doctors who are trying to understand why more young people are developing cancer. Barbie’s Ryan Gosling called out the Oscars for their perceived snubbing of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie. People has the story.
24/01/2411m 30s

Why this year’s Democratic race in New Hampshire is so weird

USA Today explains the weirdness of New Hampshire’s Democratic race. And the Washington Post looks at how the state’s GOP primary may be Haley’s best chance to stop or slow Trump. The parents of a school shooter are going on trial in Michigan. NBC has the story. National Geographic examines new laws aimed at improving animal welfare in America.
23/01/248m 58s

Why Trump’s new campaign playbook is so effective

The Wall Street Journal reports on how a new campaign strategy helped Trump leap ahead of rivals in his party. A new study may pave the way for tests and treatments for long-COVID patients. NBC explains. Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer passed Mike Krzyzewski for the most wins in college basketball. USA Today has more.
22/01/249m 37s

He survived one execution. He’s fighting to avoid another.

NPR has an interview with a man on death row who survived a botched execution and now faces another. The Wall Street Journal reports on how food-industry lobbyists are trying to prevent federal dietary guidelines from being critical of ultraprocessed foods. And the Journal has a guide to how to tell if food in your fridge is ultraprocessed. Apple News In Conversation speaks to a national-security journalist about what the government knows — and doesn’t know — about UFOs.
19/01/249m 23s

What’s next for Boeing after series of setbacks

Bloomberg looks at the future for Boeing, which is under investigation after a panel came off a plane in midair. NPR explains what to know about COVID right now. And Vox has health tips for all the illnesses going around at the moment. A recent study shows that the world’s five richest men doubled their wealth since 2020. CNBC reports.
18/01/249m 55s

Gaza families are starving. Aid agencies want action.

Aid agencies say more than half a million people in Gaza are starving. The Guardian has details. And a CBS journalist reports on the hazardous conditions there for civilians. The Washington Post explains how a pair of Supreme Court cases about fishing could have broad impact on the power of federal agencies. Tennis balls are causing arm injuries, top players say. A review is underway. NPR has the story.
17/01/249m 59s

Trump won Iowa in a landslide. What happens next?

The Washington Post has key takeaways from Trump’s win at the Iowa caucuses. USA Today reports on an Iowa principal killed while protecting students during a school shooting. CNBC explains how the Stanley Quencher became one of the most popular water bottles in the world.
16/01/248m 50s

What to watch in the Iowa caucuses

Bloomberg explains how the Iowa caucuses could make or break Republican campaigns in 2024. Politico reports on the global elections to watch this year. Hamas aired video of three Israeli hostages Sunday, as both sides marked the 100th day of the war. Reuters has details. The Wall Street Journal has the story of how a 77-year-old mayor keeps the Iowa tradition of caucusing in a private living room alive.
15/01/248m 53s

Why a U.S.-led coalition launched new airstrikes on Yemen

NPR reports on U.S.-led strikes against Iran-aligned Houthi militants in Yemen.  The Wall Street Journal explains why buying home and auto insurance in the United States is becoming impossible.  On this week’s episode of Apple News In Conversation, host Shumita Basu and Tim Alberta, a practicing Christian and the author of the new book The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism, discuss how so many evangelicals became Trump loyalists. 
12/01/249m 47s

Understanding South Africa’s genocide case against Israel

Vox explains South Africa’s genocide case against Israel.  The BBC has what you need to know about the wave of gang violence terrorizing people in Ecuador.  A staggering new clue on D.B. Cooper's tie has blown the 52-year-old skyjacking case wide open. Popular Mechanics has the story.
11/01/2410m 6s

Inside the aviation industry’s rough start to 2024

One plane broke mid-flight. Another burst into flames. The Wall Street Journal explains how the aviation industry is reckoning with two recent almost-catastrophes. House Republicans are holding an impeachment hearing for Biden’s top border official, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Reuters has a preview, while the Washington Post reports on new data about border crossings. The Los Angeles Times reports on new research into nanoplastics found in bottled water, and what these microscopic particles could mean for your health.
10/01/249m 38s

How the U.S. is trying to keep the Gaza war from spreading

Israel is talking about expanding its war to Lebanon, and it’s causing alarm among U.S. officials. The Washington Post has more.  They were wrongfully convicted in Michigan. Now they’re being denied compensation despite state law. ProPublica reports. The Guardian has the story of a Welsh mouse who might be tidying up just for fun.
09/01/249m 56s

New evidence found in Alaska Airlines flight investigation

Investigators recovered key part from the Alaska Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday. Reuters has the details. The Wall Street Journal has the story on Google’s decision to end third-party cookies — and what it means for advertisers and Chrome users. The Athletic previews tonight’s national college-football championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Washington Huskies.
08/01/249m 31s

How Republicans and Democrats see Jan. 6 differently

Biden is giving a speech on democracy today ahead of the January 6 insurrection anniversary. Bloomberg has a preview, while the Washington Post looks at how Republicans and Democrats view the attack three years later. Some U.S. cities are getting rid of parking minimums. NPR explains what that might mean for you. And couples therapist Esther Perel offers some relationship advice on Apple News In Conversation.
05/01/249m 39s

New fears of famine in Gaza as war rages

The chief economist of the World Food Program tells the New Yorker how the scarcity of food in Gaza may tip the territory into famine. The Wall Street Journal has what you need to know about unsealed court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein. Predictions from Vox on how political and cultural events might shake out in 2024. And The Guardian explains how a 13-year-old beat Tetris.
04/01/247m 54s

Survivor stories from the heroic Japan Airlines evacuation

All 379 people on board a Japan Airlines flight that caught fire survived. The BBC explains how the crew pulled off a “flawless” evacuation. Federal prisons often attribute detainee deaths to natural causes. The distinction allows them to sidestep autopsies and investigations. NPR has the story. The Athletic reveals how the Professional Women’s Hockey League came together in six months. Humans are changing the moon so much, researchers say we’re in a new lunar epoch. Popular Mechanics has the details.
03/01/249m 20s

The Trump campaign faces its first real test

The Des Moines Register looks at how Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign quietly built a grassroots juggernaut for the Iowa caucuses. Trump is poised to dominate Iowa despite barely campaigning there, according to the Los Angeles Times. With the start of the new year came a wave of news laws. The Guardian rounds up some new rules on gun access, the Houston Chronicle has a list of what Texans can expect, the Wall Street Journal looks at changes coming to 401(k) plans, and the Washington Post warns that Mickey Mouse may never be the same. And finally, as you think about starting a hobby in 2024, Vox explains why it’s OK to be bad at new things.
02/01/248m 0s

The U.S. economy is weird, but not in a bad way

In the U.S., GDP, unemployment, and even inflation look a lot like the prepandemic economy. The big changes are beneath the surface. The Wall Street Journal has details. Which country’s economy did best in 2023? The Economist has the surprising answer. Instead of a white Christmas, record warmth is set to blanket the Midwest. The Washington Post explains why Santa may want iced tea instead of hot chocolate this year. The Ringer looks at the 84 sentences that explain 2023.
22/12/2310m 12s

Christians in Bethlehem cancel festivities as Gaza war rages

This episode contains a segment about suicide. The Los Angeles Times reports from Bethlehem, the West Bank town revered as Jesus’s birthplace. Christmas there is all but canceled, in solidarity with Palestinians suffering in Gaza. The Trace examines the gun industry’s suicide problem. More men have paid parental leave but many still don’t take a lot of it. The Wall Street Journal discusses the implications for their families and workplaces. The Atlantic looks at what really happens when you return something you bought online.
21/12/2310m 30s

Why a Colorado court is blocking Trump from the ballot

Trump has been disqualified from Colorado’s 2024 primary ballot by the state’s Supreme Court. The Washington Post has details. Who are Yemen’s Houthis and why are they attacking ships? CNN explains. The Los Angeles Times investigates the calamitous fall of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. The Minnesota Reformer has the story of the state’s new flag.
20/12/239m 51s

Israel’s using AI to find Gaza targets. Experts are worried.

This episode contains a segment about pregnancy loss. Israel is using an AI system to find targets in Gaza. Critics see a host of problems. NPR finds out what experts are saying. Allie Phillips was denied an abortion. Now she’s running for office. Elle has the story. The Wall Street Journal reports on how kids are now using slide decks to avoid the holiday dread of unwanted gifts.
19/12/2310m 13s

Hostage deaths put new pressure on Netanyahu

The Wall Street Journal reports on how the death of three hostages in Gaza at the hands of IDF soldiers are raising questions about Israel’s war strategy. As the 2024 campaign revs up, a CNN investigation warns that a surge in violent threats against public officials could disrupt the democratic process. NPR reports on data showing that a third of American adults go into debt to pay for holiday shopping. And USA Today has tips on avoiding overspending on gifts.
18/12/239m 32s

Biden under fire over unconditional aid to Israel

Biden is talking tougher about Israel’s tactics in Gaza, but his administration continues to aid its war effort. NBC has the story. ProPublica finds that states across the U.S. require more training to prepare students and teachers for mass shootings than for law enforcement expected to protect them. The differences were clear in Uvalde, where children and officers waited on opposite sides of the door. On In Conversation, an expert recommends interviewing your elders about the life experiences that shaped them and your family.
15/12/2310m 46s

Hunger pushes Palestinians trapped in Gaza to the brink

NBC speaks with a child whose life was upended by the war in Gaza about what it’s like to go without food. The Washington Post reports that Puerto Rico’s death toll has surged as the island’s health-care system deteriorates.  Scientific American looks at research showing that domestic cats kill a staggering number of species across the world.
14/12/239m 21s

Why critics say the new global climate deal falls short

A global climate agreement makes an unprecedented call for a transition away from fossil fuels, but with major loopholes. CNN has details. Israel is detaining civilians in Gaza. Many have disappeared, families say. The Washington Post has the story. People are more likely to pick a meat-free option if it's not labeled vegan, a study suggests. Sky News reports.
13/12/2310m 18s

What to know about a week of high-stakes abortion cases

Several state-level abortion cases are taking place this week. NPR previews them. The lives of Palestinian journalists reporting from Gaza are at risk as Israeli airstrikes continue. Time speaks to some about the challenges they face. CNN has the story of how a fresh tomato was lost — and found — in space.
12/12/239m 3s

Examining U.S. rhetoric and actions over the war in Gaza

As IDF forces press ahead in southern Gaza, the U.S. has been making moves to support Israel and its military strategy. Reuters reports. Medical studies don’t include enough participants of color, and the imbalance has serious medical consequences. The Wall Street Journal explains how science is working to do better. The Ringer looks at why animation legend Hayao Miyazaki is a hero to so many different corners of culture, and how he finally became a hit in the American market.
11/12/238m 40s

Young activists on what they want from the climate summit

Children at the U.N. climate summit are urging governments to commit to policies that put kids’ needs first. The Guardian tells their stories. Fox Sports has a preview of this weekend’s MLS Cup showdown. This week’s In Conversation is a guide to smarter, more ethical shopping this holiday season.
08/12/2310m 48s

Gaza gets even more dangerous for civilians

An Amnesty International investigation claims American-made weapons were used in two Israeli airstrikes that killed 43 civilians in Gaza. CNN reports. NBC News details how Israel’s new grid map of Gaza is adding to the confusion and anger there. NASA may pay $1 billion to destroy the International Space Station. Scientific American explains why. Biden reflects with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on finding solace in grief.
07/12/239m 43s

New details of sexual violence in Hamas’s October 7 attack

The first segment of today’s show contains graphic details about sexual violence. Investigators are looking into new evidence emerging of horrific sexual violence in the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. The Sunday Times has details. The Wall Street Journal examines what a fall in the rate of Black workers being promoted to management says about corporate diversity efforts. The Guardian goes inside the weird and secretive world of creating new flavors of potato chips.
06/12/2311m 15s

The horror of babies left behind in a Gaza hospital

The first segment of today’s show contains graphic details about newborns who died in a Gaza hospital. The Washington Post has the story of a nurse in Gaza who was caring for premature babies — then faced the most difficult decision of his life. The Atlantic on why it may never be a good time to buy a house. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s podcast Wiser Than Me is the winner of the Apple Podcasts Award for Show of the Year. The Wall Street Journal calls it her most personally revealing work yet.
05/12/239m 24s

These Ukrainian teens could help convict Putin on war crimes

The Washington Post interviews Ukrainian teenagers who narrowly escaped Russia, and explains how their testimony could be used to prove Putin committed war crimes.  The BBC reports on how world leaders at the U.N. climate summit are promising to tackle the role of food and agriculture in climate change. And Grist asks historians, economists, and food-policy experts what would happen if everyone on Earth stopped eating meat tomorrow. The Atlantic argues for making more friends outside of your age group. 
04/12/2311m 57s

Why Israel detains so many Palestinians

After a seven-day pause, the Washington Post reports that fighting has resumed between Israel and Hamas. Vox explains why so many Palestinians are detained in Israeli prisons, while CNN speaks with some of those who’ve been released as part of the recent hostage deal to learn more about their experiences. The first new legislation in eight decades to regulate chemicals in cosmetics comes into effect this month. Inside Climate News reports on how critics say it doesn’t go far enough, and on how risks from unregulated toxic substances in beauty and personal care products fall disproportionately on Black women.  USA Today explains how a children’s movie inspired an unusual name for a rare atmospheric phenomenon.
01/12/2311m 25s

Controversy over holding a climate summit in oil-rich UAE

The Wall Street Journal looks back at the successes and controversies of Henry Kissinger’s long career. The Washington Post reports on criticism of how the oil-rich United Arab Emirates is hosting the United Nation’s global climate summit. Before her death from cancer earlier this month, Casey McIntyre decided to raise money to eliminate other people’s medical debt. Her efforts have wiped out nearly $70 million of it — so far. NPR has the story. The Atlantic explores how TV is spotlighting second-chance romances.
30/11/239m 49s

How Rosalynn Carter changed the mental-health conversation

NPR explores how former first lady Rosalynn Carter fought to put care for mental and physical health on equal footing, and to eliminate discrimination toward people with mental illnesses. Arguments unfold today in a Supreme Court case that could have a transformative impact on government agencies. A law professor shares a viewpoint in the Atlantic. The Los Angeles Times explains how bowling is being turned upside down by technology.
29/11/239m 4s

Why rap lyrics are evidence in the Young Thug trial

Aid agencies welcomed the two-day extension of the truce in Gaza, but voiced concern over what happens next if fighting restarts. The Guardian reports. Prosecutors say rapper Young Thug was the boss of a criminal gang, and are citing lyrics as evidence. Billboard is covering the story. NPR shares a few tips on choosing charities to support on Giving Tuesday.
28/11/239m 11s

Qatar says Israel, Hamas agreed to extend truce for two days

Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a pause in Gaza fighting that had been due to end on Tuesday morning. Bloomberg has the latest. The world wants your kids to buy stuff. Vox has tips on how to help them be less materialistic. U.S. airlines lose 2 million suitcases a year. Some of the missing stuff ends up in an unusual store in Alabama. NPR visits.
27/11/239m 17s

Blackouts in Gaza as Israel continues to block fuel

The world is awash in plastic. Oil producers want a say in how it’s cleaned up. NPR examines the situation. At 22, Erin Matson led UNC to a field-hockey championship. At 23, she’s the coach. The Wall Street Journal has the incredible story.  In Conversation spoke to a former NASA astronaut about what Hollywood gets right and wrong when it comes to stories about space.
17/11/2310m 59s

The economy is looking good. Why don’t Americans believe it?

Polls show Americans don’t feel they’re doing well right now, even though economic indicators are strong. The Atlantic explores how that could be a big political problem. A militia killed hundreds of people in Sudan. The Wall Street Journal reports on the situation there. For those who must fly over the holidays, NPR has some tips from a travel expert.
16/11/2310m 54s

Biden and Xi are meeting. Here’s what’s on the line.

Biden and Xi are meeting for the first time in a year. NPR has a look at five things to pay attention to. A home-birth midwife faced scrutiny after a baby died. It wasn’t the first time she’d been investigated. The Washington Post has the story. One-star reviews can hurt a restaurant. The Atlantic details how management at one establishment likes to clap back.
15/11/2312m 29s

Where Hamas gets its money

NBC investigated the complicated web of funding for Hamas. And the Wall Street Journal explains how the militant group used cryptocurrency to bring in large sums from Iran. Vox reports on why it’s getting increasingly dangerous to be a newborn in the U.S. A rare dinner menu from the Titanic is shedding new light on life on board the doomed vessel. It sold at auction for over $100,000. CNN has more.
14/11/239m 28s

Hospitals fail in Gaza as Israel presses into cities

Hospitals in Gaza are in crisis as Israeli ground troops press further into cities. Reuters is on the story. Less-experienced pilots are being promoted more quickly. The Wall Street Journal looks at why — and why it’s sparking safety concerns. NBC reports on how an endangered egg-laying mammal was seen for the first time in over 60 years.
13/11/2310m 35s

Beyond Gaza, violence grows in the West Bank

NPR got perspectives on the war from Palestinians in the West Bank, as attacks there by settlers increase. Michigan’s football team is accused of a sign-stealing scheme. Sports Illustrated is on the story. The Los Angeles Times reports on a tenant who just moved out of an Airbnb after 570 rent-free days. The owner isn’t sure what happened. There’s quite a backstory.
10/11/239m 33s

Americans who just left Gaza describe a region in crisis

An American nurse who just left Gaza describes the desperate situation there in an interview with CNN. Another U.S. citizen who recently departed the strip tells NPR that he worries about family members who are staying behind. The Wall Street Journal looks at how fake pornography depicting real students caused uproar at a New Jersey high school. The National Zoo’s pandas left for China, as an era of rare-animal diplomacy comes to an end. The Washington Post has more.
09/11/2312m 3s

What last night’s election results might mean for 2024

ABC has six takeaways from an Election Day with national implications for 2024. Polling shows Biden’s strong backing for Israel is driving a sharp drop in his support from Arab American voters. Time reports. One year before the presidential election, a weakened Biden and a criminally indicted Trump appear to be on a collision course. The Wall Street Journal explains.
08/11/2310m 10s

One month on, families of Hamas hostages are still waiting

In an interview with ABC, Netanyahu says there will be no cease-fire without a release of captives in Gaza. It’s Election Day, and there are a ton of races to watch. Politico has a cheat sheet. Earth is getting extra salty, in an “existential threat” to freshwater supplies. Grist has the story.
07/11/2310m 38s

Israel defies global pressure over attacks on Gaza

Israeli strikes on Gaza intensified this weekend as global pressure continues to over civilian casualties. Reuters has more. Abortion is on the ballot in Ohio. NPR explains how the results could signal what's ahead for 2024. The dark days following the clock change can disrupt our routines, but there are ways to deal with it. The Wall Street Journal has tips.
06/11/237m 59s

How the U.S. is navigating diplomatic challenges over Gaza

Netanyahu may not last as Israeli prime minister, Biden and aides increasingly believe. Politico examines how the U.S. is navigating the diplomatic challenges of the Israel-Hamas war. In Conversation looks at how facial-recognition technology is upending privacy as we know it. Don’t trash your pumpkins. USA Today reports on greener ways to deal with Halloween leftovers.
03/11/2311m 9s

Americans and other civilians trying to escape Gaza

People with foreign passports are slowly being allowed out of Gaza, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas intensifies. Reuters has more. The Washington Post reports on the soaring number of guns seized in U.S. schools. After Taylor Swift’s moves to remake her earlier albums, Billboard explains how record companies are trying to keep other artists from doing the same thing.
02/11/239m 52s

War deepens as Israel strikes Gaza refugee camp

Israel hit a densely populated refugee camp in Gaza, killing at least dozens of people. It claims the airstrikes killed a high-level Hamas commander. Reuters has more. BBC reports on how journalists are risking their lives to report on the Israel-Hamas war. Airlines around the world are ripping open jet engines and finding fake parts. Bloomberg investigates. It’s the worst time in decades to buy a house versus renting. The Wall Street Journal explains why.
01/11/238m 59s

Inside the rise in antisemitism on American campuses

Universities, students, and the federal government are concerned about rising antisemitism on U.S. campuses. CBS has the story. The Washington Post is covering a case that seeks to remove Trump from the ballot using the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Scientific American looks at the science behind why we love horror, from monster movies and haunted houses.
31/10/239m 5s

As Israel expands Gaza assault, cease-fire calls get louder

Reuters has the latest on the Israel-Hamas war, as Israel’s ground invasion expands and calls for a cease-fire grow. The Washington Post reports on the fallout from the war in workplaces across the world.
30/10/239m 51s

What to know about the mass shootings in Maine

The Washington Post has the latest on the mass shootings in Maine and the search for the accused gunman. Meanwhile, the Trace explains how shootings like these fit into America’s larger gun-violence crisis.  The Verge details what happened when Sam Bankman-Fried took the stand for the first time. The Arizona Diamondbacks will take on the Texas Rangers in the World Series tonight. Baseball Prospectus has the story.
27/10/239m 20s

What to know about Mike Johnson, the new House speaker

Bloomberg looks into why Qatar is leading U.S. negotiations with Hamas over hostages. The Washington Post has further details on the energy-rich state’s history as a regional mediator. After three weeks without a speaker, House Republicans finally elected the relatively unknown Mike Johnson of Louisiana. Politico has the story.  Trump was called to testify for the first time in his New York civil-fraud trial and fined $10,000 for violating his gag order again. NBC News has more.
26/10/2311m 12s

Gaza health care is collapsing because of the war

The Guardian reports on how Gaza hospitals are ceasing to function as water and fuel run out. Home Depot tracked a shoplifting crime ring and found an unusual suspect. The Wall Street Journal has the story. The Atlantic explains how self-checkout machines failed — and why they’re here to stay.
25/10/239m 56s

How the Middle East has frustrated U.S. presidents

Lots of U.S. presidents have pushed for Middle East peace. NPR shows how progress has been elusive. The Texas Tribune reports on new local laws that aim to restrict travel to access abortion in other states. As the NBA season begins, the Wall Street Journal looks at how many of the league’s top players are old by historical standards.
24/10/239m 23s

The hostage situation inside the Israel-Hamas war

Reuters has the latest on the conflict in the Middle East, as Israel continues to bombard Gaza and the war spreads to other fronts. CNN has the story of how the people of the Osage Nation helped Martin Scorsese make ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ more authentic.
23/10/238m 20s

New developments in the Israel-Hamas war

This week’s In Conversation looks at what a father’s journey to find his son after a bus crash tells us about life in the Palestinian territories. National Geographic examines the suspicious deaths of more than 60 members of Oklahoma’s Osage Nation, the focus of Martin Scorsese’s new film, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ It’s time to put the theory that men evolved to hunt and women to gather out of its misery, argues Scientific American.
20/10/2310m 13s

Biden announces deal to let aid into Gaza

Speaking in Tel Aviv, Biden embraced Israel and promised aid to Gaza. The Washington Post has details. New Scientist explains why the Gaza water crisis is decades in the making. More than 100,000 migrants have sought shelter in New York City over the last year or so. Some are pregnant women fleeing violence and poverty. NPR followed the daily lives of three of them.
19/10/2310m 13s

What’s known about the deadly blast at a Gaza hospital

The Wall Street Journal lays out key facts about the hospital explosion in Gaza. Hostages are languishing as some in Israel rethink past prisoner swaps, according to Bloomberg.
18/10/238m 27s

Why many Israelis are so angry at Netanyahu

New York reports on the growing chorus of criticism Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faced from all corners of Israeli society since the Hamas attack. Biden is heading to Israel at a crucial moment, as the conflict with Hamas escalates and millions of civilians in Gaza face a deep humanitarian crisis. USA Today has more. And Vox breaks down how the U.S. became Israel’s closest ally. Scientists built the largest-ever map of the human brain. NPR explains what they can do with it.
17/10/239m 6s

Gaza conditions worsen as Israel prepares a ground invasion

Reuters reports on how hopes for a cease-fire in southern Gaza were dashed Monday as Israel intensified strikes on the region. Aging U.S. states are offering to help pay the student loans of college graduates who agree to stay. The Hechinger Report has details. Autism silenced this teenager. It couldn’t stop him from creating a symphony. The Los Angeles Times has the story.
16/10/239m 20s

What to know at a critical moment in the Israel-Hamas war

NPR reports on how an overdue reunion became a nightmare, leaving an American family trapped in Gaza. Reuters explains the war-crimes laws that could apply to the conflict between Hamas and Israel. Poynter has tips on how to avoid social-media misinformation about the war.
13/10/2311m 29s

Blinken visits Mideast as Israel mobilizes for war

The Atlantic has the story of how one Israeli family survived when Hamas attacked their community. Idaho banned abortion. Then it turned down supports for pregnancies and births. ProPublica investigates. The Wall Street Journal reports on new AI tools that could diagnose Alzheimer’s with visual scans.
12/10/2310m 39s

Understanding the history of Gaza and who controls it

NBC provides key context for understanding Gaza. Wired looks into how one AI company is using prison labor to train its models. The Los Angeles Times examines the five sports L.A. organizers want to add to the 2028 Games there.
11/10/2310m 52s

Two ways the Israel-Hamas conflict could escalate

The already deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas is in danger of escalating. Reuters is on the story. America’s epidemic of chronic illness is shortening lives. The Washington Post investigates. Researchers have identified genes linked to vegetarianism. NPR explains how the discovery could help explain why some people find it harder to give up meat than others.
10/10/2310m 16s

What to know about the Israel-Hamas conflict

Reuters is covering the escalation of the deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas. The Wall Street Journal reports on a fight brewing in Canada about how, or whether, to dig out materials for EV batteries from deep beneath vast peat bogs. Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum smashed the men’s marathon world record in Chicago. NBC Sports has his story.
09/10/239m 41s

Spotlight on the trailblazers hunting for climate solutions

NPR’s Climate Week coverage includes a story about an app taking on food waste and a report on a group of health-care workers who are reducing their industry’s carbon footprint. This week’s In Conversation examines how the AR-15 became the most popular rifle in the U.S. — and what that rise tells us about where we go from here. Vox explains why that $7 latte is $7.
06/10/2311m 59s

Sneak Peek: America loves the AR-15. Here’s how that happened.

In the United States, AR-15s grace bumper stickers, mugs, and politicians’ Christmas cards. They’re also the weapon used in some of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history. Wall Street Journal reporters Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson trace the rifle’s rise in their new book, American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15. They spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about how this weapon became a symbol of both gun rights and horrific tragedies. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
05/10/232m 24s

How one state cut health-care costs after a nasty fight

Indiana employers won a bruising battle to introduce legislation to limit hospital fees. The Wall Street Journal explains how their success is spurring companies in other states to follow suit. The Washington Post examines why thousands of migrants missing in the Mediterranean are never identified, and highlights the activists fighting for change. Fed up with crowds, a Vermont town is banning tourists from visiting its fall foliage. NBC spoke to locals about how a recent influx of influencers led to this.
05/10/2310m 33s

What’s next after McCarthy ousted as House speaker

Kevin McCarthy is out as House speaker. The Los Angeles Times explains what we know about what happens next — and what the drama might mean for the prospects of a government shutdown. Meanwhile, Reuters looks at his possible successors. The Supreme Court will weigh whether disability activists can sue hotels after online searches if they don’t plan to visit them. The Washington Post explains the significance of the case. Fat Bear Week, a fun way to learn about nature and conservation, is back. ABC talks to a ranger about why the contest is so popular, and the Washington Post has stats and details about the furry contenders.
04/10/2311m 11s

“Learn to code,” they said. Then came AI.

In the age of AI, computer science is no longer the safe major, the Atlantic argues. The FTX trial is bigger than Sam Bankman-Fried, and could be rough for the whole cryptocurrency industry. The Verge explains. The Wall Street Journal looks into new research that finds that the Southern accent is fading away in Georgia.
03/10/239m 9s

Shutdown averted — for now. On to the next battle.

Matt Gaetz is planning a vote to oust Kevin McCarthy after the House speaker made a deal that temporarily averted a government shutdown. The Wall Street Journal has details. USA Today looks at how the Supreme Court could use its new term to alter the way Americans interact on the internet.  CNN breaks down what we know about the man who’s been charged in Tupac Shakur’s 1996 shooting death.
02/10/239m 52s

What a looming government shutdown means for McCarthy

Congress is racing against time to avert a shutdown, with no clear road to a deal. NBC News is on the story. NPR has tips for how borrowers can prepare for the resumption of student-loan payments, after a long pause during the pandemic. Senators are pressing for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich’s release as he reaches six months in Russian custody. National Geographic looks at the animal-free return of the Ringling Circus.
29/09/239m 47s

Sneak Peek: The secret to finding joy in running

Martinus Evans did not have an easy start to running. Weighing over 300 pounds, he set out to finish a marathon after a doctor told him to “lose weight or die.” He writes about his running journey in his new book, Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run. In this week’s episode of Apple News In Conversation, Evans talks with host Shumita Basu about the lessons he’s learned from being a “back-of-the-packer.” Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
28/09/232m 26s

Inside a groundbreaking climate lawsuit

CNN reports on six young people taking 32 countries to court to force them to accelerate climate action. The Atlantic explains how and why Airbnb is so different now. ABC speaks with Frank Rubio, the astronaut who broke the U.S. record for longest period spent in space, as scientists study him to see what such missions do to the body and mind.
28/09/239m 41s

A long-running Olympic doping scandal may finally be settled

Tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians have fled an enclave in Azerbaijan after the country’s military seized the area last week. The BBC explains why humanitarian fears are growing.  A hearing underway in Switzerland is expected to finally settle the figure-skating doping scandal that rocked the Beijing Olympics. NPR has the story.  People runs down bombshell moments from a new documentary series about Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista. The supermodels also reunite to discuss the show for a Vogue cover story.
27/09/238m 57s

Autoworkers want a four-day workweek. Can they get it?

NPR explains why the president of the United Auto Workers is pushing for a four-day workweek.  CNN reports on how the failure of two dams in Libya resulted in severe flooding and thousands of deaths. CNN also spoke with citizens who say negligence is to blame. Americans can’t afford their pets. It’s pushing animal shelters to the brink. Vox details what’s behind the crisis. The Tasmanian tiger has been extinct for almost 100 years. Popular Mechanics looks at how scientists are trying to return it from the dead.
26/09/238m 7s

A tentative deal to end the writers’ strike

The Writers Guild of America and major studios have reached a tentative deal to end the writers’ strike. The Los Angeles Times has details. USA Today reports on growing calls for Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following his corruption indictment. And Politico has key details from the charges. NASA collected a sample from an asteroid for the first time. The Verge explains why it matters. ESPN covers Megan Rapinoe’s final match for the U.S. women’s national soccer team.
25/09/238m 56s

Reasons why a government shutdown is getting closer

With the risk of a government shutdown growing and time running short, the House speaker faces a number of challenges. The Wall Street Journal explains. And ABC reports on what the looming government shutdown could mean for you. Ahead of her final game for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, ESPN takes a look back at Megan Rapinoe’s 10 best moments. In college football, Sports Illustrated has the story of how new Colorado coach Deion Sanders has transformed both the team and the sport more broadly. On this week’s episode of In Conversation, biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the reach, influence, and limitations of Elon Musk.
22/09/239m 23s

Sneak Peek: Elon Musk’s biographer on two years of shadowing the tech billionaire

Walter Isaacson, author of the new biography Elon Musk, spent two years following the world’s richest man in an effort to understand what drives him. Isaacson joins Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu to explain what he learned about Musk’s reach and power, how his childhood shaped him, and why he has weekly meetings about colonizing Mars. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
21/09/231m 23s

Men behind ‘Sound of Freedom’ face misconduct allegations

This episode includes a segment with a description of alleged sexual misconduct. Vice reports that the man whose life story inspired the hit movie ‘Sound of Freedom’ is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. An executive producer of the movie is facing other allegations. The Washington Post reports on how Washington, D.C., is coping with a sharp rise in crime. As dual strikes grip Hollywood and shut down productions of scripted programs, the new fall season’s network schedules are leaning heavily on reality and game shows. The Wall Street Journal has a guide.
21/09/239m 55s

The three big threats to the U.S. economy

There are three major threats facing the U.S. economy — and they’re beyond the Federal Reserve’s control. Reuters has more. On Monday Illinois became the first state to eliminate cash bail. WBEZ reports on how it’s going so far. Baby boomers are aging. Their kids aren’t ready. Vox explains the unfolding senior-care crisis. Around 2,000 years ago, Indigenous people in Ohio built a “masterpiece of human creative genius” that’s now been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. NPR has the story.
20/09/2311m 34s

Ukraine’s president visits America to push for more aid

In an interview with CBS, Zelenskyy makes the case for additional American aid to Ukraine. The Wall Street Journal looks into why more baby boomers are becoming homeless. NPR explains the surprisingly complex science of baby babble.
19/09/239m 13s

How extreme heat drives deadly flooding

The Washington Post explains the potential role of global warming in the latest deadly flooding. The biggest sports-gambling season ever is kicking off. Vox looks into whether states are ready for the consequences. Celebrities are auctioning off quirky items to raise money for people who are out of work because of the writers’ and actors’ strikes. NBC has details.
18/09/239m 38s

Iran’s protest movement, a year after Mahsa Amini’s death

The Washington Post reports on Iran’s crackdown on women’s rights activists ahead of the one-year mark of Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody. In Conversation looks at why so many American kids are struggling to learn how to read — and how to fix it. GQ talks to the guy in charge of cleaning up Burning Man.
15/09/239m 25s

Sneak Peek: Why so many American kids are struggling to learn how to read — and how to fix that

America has long struggled with how best to teach kids to read. But a new approach, called the science of reading, is gaining steam — and it’s proving successful. At the same time, many classrooms haven’t caught up to it, and some students are being left behind. In the latest episode of Apple News In Conversation, host Shumita Basu talks to Karen D’Souza, a reporter for EdSource, about how our understanding of literacy has evolved over time, and what educators, parents, and lawmakers are doing to better prepare young readers. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
14/09/233m 16s

Why striking writers are so mad at Drew Barrymore

Entertainment Weekly explains the union backlash over Drew Barrymore resuming her talk show during the strike. An FDA panel says an ingredient in popular cold medicines doesn’t actually work. The Wall Street Journal has details. The BBC has the story of how a stolen Van Gogh was handed over to a Dutch art detective — in a blue Ikea bag.
14/09/238m 37s

Why Libya’s floods have been so deadly

More than 5,000 people have died in Libya’s catastrophic flooding, and 10,000 are believed missing. The Washington Post details how weak infrastructure and an unusual storm contributed to the huge death toll. California pharmacies are making millions of mistakes. They’re fighting to keep that a secret. The Los Angeles Times investigates. Vox explains how adult birthday parties turned into weeklong blowouts.
13/09/2310m 29s

Why tens of thousands of auto workers could strike this week

Ahead of this week’s strike deadline, United Auto Workers called a GM counteroffer “insulting.” USA Today looks into how negotiations are going between the union and the three major U.S. automakers. KFF Health News reports on what experts think about the new COVID booster shots. And Time breaks down all the shots available in the months ahead, including protection against RSV. Can artificial intelligence allow us to speak to another species? The New Yorker speaks to researchers who are asking the question.
12/09/239m 42s

What we know about Morocco’s deadly earthquake

CNN reports on how some Moroccan earthquake survivors are still fending for themselves in the Atlas Mountains. The Washington Post looks into how climate change is creating new health crises around the world. Biden rejected proposed conditions for a plea deal for 9/11 defendants. Victims’ families have been waiting for a trial for more than 20 years as the case moves slowly through the court system. ABC has more.
11/09/239m 22s

Why the U.S. child-care situation is about to get even worse

CBS reports on why a wave of child-care-center closures is expected as pandemic stimulus funds dry up. India’s government referred to the country as “Bharat” in an official G20 invitation to a dinner in New Delhi. Critics say it’s a move by Hindu nationalists to exclude other faiths. Time explains. Couples are spending hundreds of dollars an hour to hire their college mascots for weddings. The Wall Street Journal talked to mascots about the challenges of dancing for hours in a giant bird, beaver, or frog costume.
08/09/238m 46s

Sneak Peek: Her family had always kept her aunt a secret. She set out to uncover the truth.

Growing up, Jennifer Senior thought her mom was an only child. But when she was 12 years old, she learned her mom had a sister, named Adele, who was institutionalized as a baby. Adele had spent almost her entire life separated from her family. Decades later, in 2021, Senior reconnected with her aunt and uncovered the dark history of institutionalizing children with intellectual disabilities. Senior wrote about her aunt’s story in the Atlantic and spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about her experience. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
07/09/232m 0s

How Trump’s trials may crash the 2024 primary schedule

Prosecutors predicted that a trial in the Georgia election case will last four months. The timeline would force Trump to spend a third of a year sitting in an Atlanta courtroom, possibly while also running for president and juggling three other criminal cases. The Washington Post has more. ESPN has everything you need to know ahead of the 2023 NFL regular season, including how the teams rank before Week 1. Bloomberg explains why the Caribbean island of Anguilla is expected to make millions this year from a surge in demand for web addresses ending with .ai.
07/09/239m 4s

Why schools are facing a teen drug crisis like no other

NPR looks into schools’ struggle to deal with an alarming increase in teenagers overdosing on fentanyl. Several major festivals have faced serious disruptions recently. The Washington Post looks into why. Coco Gauff is the first American teenager to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since Serena Williams. Reuters has more. And the Wall Street Journal reports on how stars of tennis are carving out time to study the moves of Carlos Alcaraz.
06/09/2310m 11s

Big new developments in the war in Ukraine

U.S. officials say Ukraine’s southern counteroffensive has seen “notable” progress. CBS reports. The Dallas Morning News details how Texas attorney general Ken Paxton’s legal issues stretch far beyond his impeachment trial. USA Today explains why wild flamingos have appeared in so many U.S. states in recent days.
05/09/238m 45s

How the world is preparing for a possible second Trump term

U.S. allies and adversaries around the world are preparing for a possible second Trump presidency. The Wall Street Journal has the story. A Reuters investigation found that at Taser maker Axon, former staffers say loyalty meant being tased and tattooed. CNN explains why this college-football season could be the last of its kind.
01/09/239m 16s

After Idalia, fears of disaster-relief money running out

Rebuilding after catastrophes like Idalia is dependent on the federal government’s Disaster Relief Fund. But the program could run out of money this fall if Congress can’t agree on how to replenish it. Inside Climate News has the story. Tourists were initially urged to stay away from Maui after the island’s devastating wildfires. Now some in the community want visitors to return. The Los Angeles Times spoke with locals. More people are discovering Swedish death cleaning, which encourages them to rethink their possessions while alive so as not to burden loved ones after they’re gone. The Washington Post explains.
31/08/2311m 38s

What’s especially dangerous about Hurricane Idalia

Fox Weather is tracking Hurricane Idalia’s impact on Florida and other Southeast states. Families of troops killed in the Kabul airport bombing as the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan were on Capitol Hill calling for accountability. CNN has the story. And the Atlantic has a book excerpt with the inside story of how Biden and his team handled the withdrawal. Federal student loans are emerging from a pandemic deep freeze, and borrowers are confused. The Wall Street Journal breaks things down. A rare “super blue moon” will be visible tonight. USA Today explains what that means.
30/08/239m 52s

More young women have breast cancer. Experts don’t know why.

Breast cancer is increasing among young women. But there’s little advice for that group regarding early detection. The Washington Post has more. NBC reports on how Jacksonville is grappling with its legacy of racist violence after the deadly shooting. AFP explains why France and the E.U. are setting aside $216 million to destroy wine.
29/08/238m 34s

How contaminated eye drops killed four Americans

An emergency meeting will take place today over the head of the Spanish soccer federation forcibly kissing player Jenni Hermoso following the team’s World Cup victory. Reuters has the story. Bloomberg Businessweek investigates how eye drops tainted with an antibiotic-resistant superbug slipped past the FDA, blinding and even killing Americans.  NPR explains why a stranger’s hello can do more than just brighten your day.
28/08/238m 26s

Guns are the leading killer of U.S. children

Guns killed a record number of U.S. children in 2021. The Washington Post reports on a sobering new analysis of CDC data.  Taylor Twellman, lead announcer of MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and the host of Offside with Taylor Twellman, previews Lionel Messi’s Major League Soccer debut this weekend.  In this week’s episode of In Conversation, CNN host Anderson Cooper shares his struggle to process the deaths of his parents and sibling — and his newfound appreciation for feeling your feelings.
25/08/2310m 6s

Sneak Peek: What losing family taught Anderson Cooper about grief and gratitude

Anderson Cooper is now the only living member of the family he grew up with. When he was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack. His brother died by suicide about a decade later. And in 2019, his mother died at the age of 95. It’s only recently that Cooper has been able to talk about and process these deaths. For Apple News In Conversation’s Think Again series, he spoke with host Shumita Basu about what he’s learned by talking to people about death and grief on his podcast, All There Is — and the advice he has for those who are struggling with loss. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
24/08/232m 19s

How Trump’s no-show defined the first GOP primary debate

Eight Republican candidates for president gathered in Milwaukee for the first 2024 debate. The Washington Post has key takeaways from the event, while CNN fact-checks the candidates’ onstage statements. A key part of the White House’s strategy for the U.S.-Mexico border is about to go on trial. NPR has the story. The Wall Street Journal explains how Kroger became the biggest sushi seller in America.
24/08/2310m 27s

Why Trump is center stage at a debate he’s skipping

With Trump planning to skip the first Republican presidential debate tonight in Milwaukee, his rivals are hoping to seize the spotlight. The Washington Post looks at their preparations. The Republican focus on Milwaukee shows that Wisconsin will be a critical state again in 2024. NPR explains why. A key witness in the Mar-a-Lago documents case changed his testimony to implicate Trump, after dropping a lawyer paid for by the former president’s PAC. Axios has more. Colleges have been on a spending spree over the past 20 years, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of records — and students are paying the bill.
23/08/2311m 7s

Why it’s so hard to find a primary-care doctor these days

This episode includes an audio segment that contains discussion of sexual violence. On today’s show:  Saudi border guards regularly kill African men, women, and children trying to cross the border from Yemen, according to Human Rights Watch. Its report says hundreds are known to have died in the last year and a half. The Guardian has more. Fewer Americans rely on a primary-care physician than in previous generations. Vox explores the decline of the family doctor. Parmigiano-Reggiano producers are adding edible microchips to their cheese wheels to beat counterfeiters. The Wall Street Journal has the story.
22/08/239m 38s

Tropical Storm Hilary batters Southern California

Tropical Storm Hilary has caused flooding, downed trees, and power outages in California. The Los Angeles Times has the story. By turning out in groups, women created a multiplier effect and propelled watershed success for the ‘Barbie’ movie, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, the Wall Street Journal explains. In its final episode, After the Whistle reflects on the cinematic finish to the World Cup.
21/08/239m 27s

Deadly wildfires have Hawaiian Electric under scrutiny

Utility company Hawaiian Electric knew about wildfire risks for years but made little progress in making its equipment safer. The Wall Street Journal investigates. The average 30-year mortgage rate rose above 7% to its highest level in more than two decades, adding to housing costs as buyers compete over a limited number of properties for sale. Barron’s has details. This weekend features the final of the World Cup. The Ringer has a preview. And ESPN looks ahead to the Leagues Cup final, which will feature Messi.
18/08/239m 1s

Sneak Peek: Why people lose themselves in parenthood — and how to reclaim your sense of self

You’ve prepped the nursery, read all the books, and are eagerly waiting to meet the new member of your family. But are you also ready to meet the new version of yourself? For Apple News In Conversation’s “Think Again” series, host Shumita Basu talks to Jessica Grose, author of Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood, about the ways parenthood can change you, the lack of societal support for this seismic life shift, and how reconnecting with your sense of self can help you navigate it. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
17/08/232m 50s

Hawaii residents fear developer land grab following fires

Lahaina already suffered from a dire housing crisis before the fires. Now Maui residents are worried they may lose the city, the Washington Post reports. Meanwhile, Honolulu Civil Beat lists places where you can donate to the relief effort. ProPublica investigates how social media could be fueling homicides among young Americans. Why is part of the Pacific Ocean cooling instead of warming? It’s a puzzle with big implications for climate science. New Scientist delves into the issue.
17/08/239m 46s

How the Georgia indictment could be Trump’s biggest threat

The Miami Herald speaks with legal experts who believe Trump’s latest set of criminal charges could present the greatest legal threat to his freedom. Women in Afghanistan tell CNN about how two years of Taliban rule has eroded their freedoms. Activists are targeting workplace diversity initiatives following the Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate affirmative action in college admissions. The Wall Street Journal has the story.
16/08/239m 43s

Explaining the new charges Trump faces in Georgia

Trump and several advisers have been indicted in Georgia, accused of trying to overturn his 2020 election loss. Reuters explains the charges, and the RICO law prosecutors are using. A judge sided with young Montanans in a climate-change trial, finding two of the state’s laws unconstitutional. The Daily Montanan has more. The Washington Post explains what’s killing Florida’s coral reefs — and why you should care.
15/08/238m 12s

The long, difficult road to recovery in Hawaii

The cleanup of toxic materials in Maui may go on for months, and rebuilding could take years. Hawaii Public Radio has more. Most of the fentanyl flowing into the U.S. is brought by people legally authorized to cross from Mexico, not migrants seeking asylum. NPR reports. Bakeries are learning that the most delicious pastry is sometimes the one their customers can’t have. The Wall Street Journal explains “croissant theory.”
14/08/238m 42s

Major new revelations about lavish gifts to Clarence Thomas

A new ProPublica investigation shows how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has secretly reaped the benefits from a network of wealthy and well-connected patrons that is far more extensive than previously understood. Experts don’t agree on whether to intervene to try to save California’s iconic sequoia trees, which have been devastated by wildfires. The San Francisco Chronicle has the story. On the 50th birthday of hip-hop, the L.A. Times chooses its 50 greatest moments.
11/08/2310m 31s

Sneak Peek: The most confusing years of your life — and strategies to get through them

Early adulthood can be a particularly confusing and unsettling phase of life. You’re figuring out how to get a job, pay rent, and plan meals. At the same time, you’re also determining your values and the kind of person you want to be. It can feel like being pulled down two completely opposite life paths. In the latest episode of Apple News In Conversation’s Think Again series, host Shumita Basu talks to psychotherapist Satya Doyle Byock about how to balance the tugs of purpose and survival during the period she calls “quarterlife.” She’s even written a book on it. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
10/08/232m 27s

How Hawaii’s wildfires got so bad, so fast

The San Francisco Chronicle explains how the Hawaii fires got started, and why they became so extreme, so quickly. FEMA doesn’t respond to heat waves. Grist unpacks the bureaucratic reasons why. Special Counsel Jack Smith has taken on tough cases before, and hasn’t always won. The Wall Street Journal looks at the Trump prosecutor’s record. You may have heard that America’s honeybees are dying. The Ringer details what it means for the people on the front lines and the food in your kitchen.
10/08/238m 58s

Why college applications are so tricky this year

Colleges are making changes to the admissions process after the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action. The Wall Street Journal spoke to students who are being forced to adapt on the fly. Domestic violence has soared in Ukraine. It’s another way Russia’s war is taking its toll on civilians. Reuters investigates. Animal actors are on strike too. The Washington Post tells their stories.
09/08/2310m 6s

Why your home-insurance costs keep rising

Home insurers are covering less and charging more as they try to claw their way back to profitability in a time of severe weather, the Wall Street Journal reports. Is America headed for another COVID surge? Apple News has a special collection of coverage on what to know about worrying increases in cases and hospitalizations. Did plastic-straw bans work? Yes, the Grist argues, but not exactly how you might think.
08/08/239m 44s

What’s next for the U.S. after a crushing World Cup loss

Sweden eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup. American soccer legend Michelle Akers breaks down the heartbreaking loss on After the Whistle. People in New Mexico who lived near the 1945 atomic-bomb test depicted in ‘Oppenheimer’ want compensation for health issues. The Washington Post reports. CNN spoke with a man who completed his dream of visiting every country in the world without flying.
07/08/239m 28s

Why AI is a major sticking point in the Hollywood strikes

The Wall Street Journal reports on how the dispute over artificial intelligence in the entertainment industry is much bigger than the standoff between Hollywood studios and striking writers and actors. A lifesaving HIV program faces a new threat: U.S. abortion politics. The Washington Post has the story. After the Whistle looks at what the U.S. needs to do to beat Sweden after a rocky start to the World Cup. Your brain is hardwired to resist change. In Conversation explores how to get better at it.
04/08/2310m 46s

Sneak Peek: Your brain is hardwired to resist change. Here’s how to get better at it.

Transitions can feel intimidating and destabilizing. But these moments can also be opportunities for growth, reflection, and self-discovery — especially when you have the right tools. In the first episode of Apple News In Conversation’s monthlong “Think Again” series, host Shumita Basu talks to Hidden Brain’s Shankar Vedantam about why pivot points can feel so challenging and how to embrace them as opportunities, rather than obstacles. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
03/08/232m 49s

How Trump’s latest charges could change the presidency

Trump’s first two indictments could land him in prison, but his latest could change the presidency. The Miami Herald explains how. The Washington Post details how one of the new charges is being made under an 1870 civil-rights law used to prosecute Ku Klux Klan violence. And Reuters reports on what we know about Trump’s six alleged coconspirators. The Federal Reserve and markets are expecting a soft landing for the U.S. economy as it emerges from the pandemic. Barron’s explains how coming days will test that optimism. An 18-year-old soccer player who survived cancer is now the World Cup’s rising star. NPR profiles Colombia’s Linda Caicedo.
03/08/237m 56s

Explaining the latest criminal charges against Trump

The Washington Post details the four new criminal charges against Trump and what they mean. Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have lost limbs since the start of the war, a toll not seen in conflicts in the West in decades. The Wall Street Journal reports. NPR explains why it’s so important to figure out when a vital Atlantic Ocean current might collapse. Bloomberg Green rounds up some recent good news about the planet.
02/08/238m 40s

Why decriminalization hasn’t solved Oregon’s drug problems

The Atlantic reports on how Oregon’s bold experiment with decriminalizing hard drugs is not going as planned. An Afghan teenager made it to the U.S., but his family was left behind in Kabul. NPR tells his story. Teen Vogue looks into the recent trend of people throwing stuff at concert performers.
01/08/239m 31s

Why “record-breaking heat” isn’t always what it seems

Temperature records are being broken around the world, but those records aren’t equally meaningful. Vox explains why it’s important to have context. The Wall Street Journal reports on how waves of new migrant arrivals have sparked a housing fight in New York. Is the U.S. in trouble at the Women’s World Cup? Former USWNT coach Jill Ellis weighs in on After the Whistle.
31/07/238m 43s

Tell your boss! Data shows four-day workweeks work

In Conversation looks at the dangers of extreme heat — for our health and our planet. USA Today investigates cases where someone kills their entire family, and efforts to prevent this kind of violence. The Wall Street Journal reports on an experiment with a four-day workweek that shows how jobs can often get done more efficiently in less time.
28/07/239m 28s

Sneak Peek: The dangers of extreme heat — for our health and our planet

July is on track to be the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. Millions of people in the U.S. are living in areas with dangerous levels of heat — and a growing death toll. In a new book, The Heat Will Kill You First, reporter Jeff Goodell warns that heat is pushing us into a new climate era, with dire implications for individuals, society, and our planet. Goodell spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about the changes we need to make today and the reasons he still has hope for the future. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
27/07/232m 22s

What extreme heat feels like in America’s prisons

Extreme heat has extreme effects in prisons, which often have poor or no air conditioning. The Marshall Project takes a deep look at the issue, while PBS Newshour speaks to incarcerated people about struggling with unrelenting temperatures. Contractors in Kenya say they were traumatized by doing work to screen out violent and abusive content for OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The Wall Street Journal investigates. With a year to go to the Olympics, Paris is in the final phase of a historic clean-up that will soon see swimmers back in the Seine. Time got an inside look at the massive project.
27/07/239m 44s

Why elite-college admissions affect everyone

The Atlantic looks at research on the powerful impact of attending elite universities, and suggests how to change admission policies to broaden opportunity. The Ohio Capital Journal reports on a new poll showing a majority of Ohioans favor an amendment protecting abortion rights, ahead of an election that could have national implications. After the Whistle has a recap of the most unexpected moments of the Women’s World Cup so far and a preview of the U.S.’s next match.
26/07/2310m 13s

A family’s struggles to reunite after a border separation

Years after a border separation, a family’s reunion was in a judge’s hands. The Washington Post tells the story. NPR explains why it’s so hard to turn empty office buildings into much-needed housing. The Wall Street Journal reports on how dying malls are stirring up nostalgia — and eager bidders for the decor.
25/07/2310m 17s

The fight over Israel’s plans to limit its Supreme Court

The Wall Street Journal reports on why some ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel are allying with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his plans to limit the Supreme Court, which have triggered mass protests.  After more than a century, the American buffalo returned to its original habitat on Native tribal lands. National Geographic has the story —  and images.  After the Whistle breaks down a clunky, frustrating opening performance from the U.S. Women’s National Team at the World Cup.
24/07/2310m 24s

Women suing Texas over abortion bans give dramatic testimony

Women who had complicated pregnancies are suing Texas over its abortion bans. NPR reports on the emotional testimony some of them gave in a hushed Austin courtroom this week.  Student journalists are breaking major national stories. Meet the reporter whose work for the Stanford Daily led to the resignation of the university’s president.  One of the biggest voices in soccer, After the Whistle cohost and NBC Sports presenter Rebecca Lowe, gives her predictions for the Women’s World Cup — and her take on Messi joining MLS. Hear her full conversation with Shumita in this week’s Apple News In Conversation
21/07/2311m 17s

Sneak Peek: Rebecca Lowe can’t believe how far women’s soccer has come

The Women’s World Cup is underway. With 32 nations fielding teams, it’s the biggest tournament yet. Rebecca Lowe, host of Apple News’s unofficial World Cup podcast, After the Whistle, and NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage, offers her predictions and reflects on the success and incredible growth of women’s soccer over her lifetime. Plus, she gives her take on Lionel Messi’s move to Major League Soccer. Below are excepts from her interview with Shumita Basu. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
20/07/232m 34s

The Women’s World Cup is back. Can the U.S. win again?

After the Whistle is back for the Women’s World Cup, which kicks off today. Hosts Brendan Hunt, who plays Coach Beard on ‘Ted Lasso,’ and Rebecca Lowe, presenter for NBC Sports, have a primer on all 32 squads competing, from A to (New) Z.  After a year of botched executions, Alabama is eager to prove it can kill someone without incident. The Atlantic has the story.  The New Yorker argues that Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ signaled the rot inside in the streaming economy.
20/07/2312m 43s

The latest in the federal January 6 investigation into Trump

Federal prosecutors told Trump’s legal team that he is a target of their investigation into efforts to undo his 2020 election loss, the Wall Street Journal reports. As Earth records some of its highest average temperatures, U.S. workers have barely any legal protections from extreme heat, according to the Washington Post.  New York’s shark-infested waters are a good thing. Yes, really. Vox explains why.
19/07/2310m 31s

What to know about the judge in the Trump documents case

The first pretrial hearing in the Trump documents case takes place today. The Washington Post has a preview, while Vox takes a closer look at Judge Aileen Cannon, the Trump appointee assigned to oversee the trial. In a major investigation, the San Francisco Chronicle traced the dealers selling drugs in the city’s open-air markets back to one of the poorest areas of Honduras.  Vanity Fair breaks down why Hollywood has so much riding on the box-office battle between ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer.
18/07/239m 49s

As U.S. and China face extreme heat, climate talks restart

The U.S. and China have restarted climate negotiations. Both countries are currently suffering from extreme heat. CNN has more.  This past weekend marked three months of civil war in Sudan. Channel 4 spoke to victims who fled.  Some schools have dropped race from consideration for scholarships following the Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, according to the Wall Street Journal. Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic to win his first Wimbledon title on Sunday. ESPN has the story.
17/07/238m 27s

Making sense of a week of dangerous extreme weather

The Washington Post explains how floods, fires, and deadly heat are the alarm bells of a planet on the brink. If UPS and workers can’t make a deal, the U.S. could be in for a strike with devastating economic impact. Businesses that rely on shipping are working on backup plans. NBC News explains.  Tom Hanks sits down with In Conversation to discuss his new book, a love letter to the many people needed to make movies possible, especially those behind the scenes.
14/07/239m 34s

Sneak Peek: Tom Hanks on what it takes to make a movie

Tom Hanks has learned a thing or two about moviemaking during his decades-long career. Ultimately, he says, it’s not about one person’s vision or direction; it’s about the countless people behind the camera — and a few in front of it — who make a movie possible. That’s the foundational idea behind his debut novel, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece. Hanks spoke to Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu before SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents actors, decided to strike. But his book and their conversation are a reminder of all that goes into creating the entertainment many of us take for granted. Listen to the full interview on Apple Podcasts.
13/07/232m 23s

Why actors are preparing to join writers in Hollywood strike

Studios and the actors union failed to reach a deal before a contract deadline, meaning performers may join writers on the picket lines. Variety has the latest, and Vox has context on how changes driven by streaming helped cause the writers’ strike. A Wall Street Journal investigation found that the U.S. is wrapped in miles of toxic lead cables, left by telecom giants. Yahoo Sports has all you need to know about the U.S. women’s soccer team’s bid to win a third straight World Cup title. And, ahead of the tournament, be sure to follow our World Cup podcast, After the Whistle.
13/07/2310m 30s

Vermont, hit by catastrophic flooding, braces for more

Vermont is dealing with catastrophic flooding — and bracing for more. Reuters has details on the situation. And Vox explains why we’re seeing more extreme flooding around the world. Scientists say this lake proves that human damage to the environment triggered a new chapter in geologic time: the Anthropocene. The Washington Post reports. The northern lights probably won’t be visible across as large a stretch of the U.S. as an early forecast indicated. NBC explains why.
12/07/239m 16s

Why a GOP senator is blocking the U.S. military

The Marines’ top general has stepped down as leader with no Senate-confirmed successor in place. A Republican senator is blocking military promotions to protest abortion policy. Politico has the story. If signed into law as expected, Iowa’s proposed abortion ban is likely to face a long legal battle. KCCI reports. He served the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He was killed driving for Lyft in D.C. The Washington Post tells his story. Smithsonian explains how climate change is making home runs easier to hit.
11/07/239m 45s

What your burger has to do with climate change

Vox argues that the media needs to better explain the connection between climate change and meat and dairy production. The Washington Post explains why berberine, a trendy weight-loss supplement popular on TikTok, is not “nature’s Ozempic.” The Apple News soccer podcast After the Whistle is returning for the Women’s World Cup.
10/07/238m 20s

The promise, and risk, of a new Alzheimer’s drug

The FDA granted full approval to a new Alzheimer’s drug meant to slow the disease. There are some risks to the treatment. NBC News has the story. The Washington Post looks at why many ultraprocessed foods are unhealthy. The extreme heat is making squirrels and other creatures “sploot.” NPR explains how it’s a sign that animals are struggling with climate change.
07/07/239m 56s

Sneak Peek: Playing Dwight on ‘The Office’ didn’t make Rainn Wilson happy. Here’s how he’s seeking real joy.

Rainn Wilson understands why so many people are rejecting religion today. But he argues that the core aspects of faith still have something important to offer us. Spirituality has brought him community, purpose, and levity — even as he’s struggled with depression, anxiety, and addiction. The actor explores these themes in his new book, Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution, and TV show, Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss. Wilson shared what he's learned with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu. This is a preview of their conversation.
06/07/232m 15s

Cancer drugs keep running out. Here’s why.

The Atlantic examines how economic issues are making critical cancer drugs hard to find. The push to tie Medicaid to work is making a comeback. Georgia is at the forefront. The Washington Post has the story. Amy Olson is playing in the U.S. Women’s Open while seven months pregnant. The Wall Street Journal looks at how she’s doing it.
06/07/239m 52s

Why the U.S. military is facing a recruitment crisis

The Wall Street Journal explains why many U.S. veterans don’t want their kids to join the military. After decades as rivals and friends, tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova found themselves more intertwined than ever as they each struggled with cancer. The Washington Post tells the story of their long friendship. CNN reports on a flying-car prototype that just got a key certification from the FAA.
05/07/238m 21s

Workplace impact of SCOTUS’s affirmative-action ruling

Bloomberg Businessweek looks into how the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action in university admissions could also impact the workplace. USA Today investigates an ambulance-access crisis affecting millions of Americans. Universities in Connecticut began offering classes to incarcerated people a few years ago. The program’s first class of graduates just walked across the stage at commencement. CT Insider has the story.
30/06/2311m 11s

Supreme Court rules against affirmative action

The Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to consider race in university admissions, upending decades of precedent involving affirmative action. The Los Angeles Times has details. Survivors of the recent migrant shipwreck near Greece told CNN that the coast guard attempted to tow the vessel when it capsized. The comments contradict the Greek authorities’ version of events. Reparations for Black Californians face an uphill climb in the state legislature. The Wall Street Journal has the story. A linguist writes in the Conversation about a new English dialect emerging in South Florida.
29/06/2312m 24s

The human stories from the deadly migrant shipwreck

The Washington Post tells the story of how as many as 750 migrants boarded a fishing trawler and ended up in one of the Mediterranean’s deadliest shipwrecks. Reuters reports on the relentless heat wave scorching Texas and neighboring states, and the deterioration of air quality over the Midwest as Canadian wildfire smoke lingers. The Wall Street Journal explains why everyone in South Korea is a year or two younger today.
28/06/238m 36s

Taped evidence in Trump secret-documents case goes public

CNN has the tape of Trump’s 2021 conversation about classified documents, an important piece of evidence in the federal case against him. Remote school during the pandemic was devastating for many kids. The New Yorker looks at how one school system is attempting to make up for lost ground by experimenting with its calendar. Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing has forced some people to have pretty awkward conversations with freeloading family and friends. The Wall Street Journal has the story. 
27/06/239m 35s

Where Putin’s power stands after a weekend of revolt

The Wall Street Journal looks at the big questions that remain about Putin’s control over Russia after Wagner troops briefly rebelled. Some Western officials wonder whether the drama is truly over. A federal judge struck down a ban on gender-affirming health care for transgender youth in Arkansas. It’s an important case that could have national implications. The Arkansas Advocate has the story. Research indicates lobsters likely feel pain. Should we get them high before cooking them? National Geographic spoke to a chef who says yes.
26/06/2310m 28s

Lessons from a state that already banned affirmative action

NPR reports on how ending affirmative action changed California. Nearly a year later, most Americans oppose the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. NPR looks at survey data. The Wall Street Journal explains how TikTok is upending how companies create and market new products.
23/06/2311m 17s

Sneak Peek: Enduring advice for this year’s graduating class (and nongraduates too).

At their worst, graduation speeches are boring, trite, and pedantic. But at their best, they’re touching meditations on what it means to live a purposeful, fulfilling life. On this week’s episode of Apple News In Conversation, host Shumita Basu speaks with commencement-speech connoisseur Cristina Negrut, who has read hundreds of speeches and cataloged many on the website Best Graduation Speeches. This is a preview of their conversation.
22/06/232m 16s

Justice Alito under fire for gifts from GOP billionaire

A ProPublica investigation finds that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito took an undisclosed luxury vacation with a Republican megadonor who later had multiple cases before the court. Artificial intelligence is raising difficult questions in health-care settings about who makes the final call in a crisis: the human or the machine. The Wall Street Journal has more. ESPN breaks down the roster of the U.S. Women’s National Team as it prepares to compete for the World Cup.
22/06/239m 46s

New hope as the Titanic-sub search hits a critical phase

Searchers detect underwater noises in the hunt for the missing tourist submersible on a Titanic expedition. CBS News has more. Reuters reports on the suspected human traffickers detained pending trial over the deadly migrant shipwreck off of Greece. Hunter Biden reached a deal with prosecutors on cases involving taxes and a gun purchase. The Washington Post has details. Cases involving slavery are still cited as good law across the U.S. NPR reports on the effort to change that. Every generation thinks people were nicer in the past. Vox introduces us to researchers who have evidence to the contrary.
21/06/239m 40s

The search for a missing tourist vessel near Titanic wreck

NPR reports on how some crucial cancer drugs are in short supply, putting patients’ care at risk. Gen Z has had cosmetic work done. They’re happy to tell you all about it. The Washington Post explains. Satellites keep photobombing space images. Astronomers need to find a fix. Wired has more.
20/06/238m 46s

Failures to stop a deadly threat to cars from 18-wheelers

ProPublica and Frontline investigate decades of government failure to prevent deadly crashes between cars and commercial trucks. The Nile is the world’s longest river? The Amazon would like a word. The Washington Post has more on an intractable geographic debate. NPR reports on research into whether a playlist of fish sounds can help save the world’s coral reefs.
16/06/239m 44s

Sneak Peek: Writer Samantha Irby makes the case for enjoying frivolous things

Samantha Irby is many things: blogger; essayist; and writer for shows like Shrill, And Just Like That …, and Work in Progress. Above all, she is a master of transforming seemingly mundane moments of everyday life into high comedy. Irby sat down with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu to talk about her new book, Quietly Hostile, her writing process, turning herself into a TV character, and why frivolous things matter. This is a preview of their conversation.
15/06/232m 7s

Migrants want help after 20 months stuck on an island “hell”

Dozens of migrants have been stuck for months on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. They say conditions are terrible. The BBC reports. A catatonic woman awakened after 20 years. The Washington Post explains how her story may change psychiatry. The Houston Chronicle reports on why elephants at the local zoo do yoga.
15/06/2310m 19s

Olympian’s death highlights health risks for Black women

Olympian Tori Bowie died from a pregnancy complication that disproportionately impacts Black women. ABC News reports on the latest. The Associated Press has been covering health disparities that are affecting this community in America. San Francisco put cash in kindergarteners’ college savings accounts 13 years ago. The San Francisco Chronicle examines whether the move paid off. Paul McCartney tells the BBC how AI has enabled a “final” Beatles song.
14/06/238m 51s

Trump is in court today. What to know about the charges.

The Washington Post explains why Trump was charged in relation to handling secret information while Hillary Clinton and Mike Pence were not, and details the 37 charges he faces. In a groundbreaking climate lawsuit, young plaintiffs argue that Montana’s fossil-fuel support violates their constitutional rights. The Daily Montanan has the story. The student-loan freeze is ending. The Wall Street Journal has what you need to know. Apple News has a special collection of coverage on how the Denver Nuggets won their first NBA title.
13/06/239m 8s

How kids survived 40 days in the Amazon after a plane crash

The Guardian has fresh details on how four Colombian children lived through nearly six weeks alone in the Amazon jungle after a plane crash. A new program could shed light on the link between fighting wildfires and cancer. Boise State Public Radio reports. The Sacramento Bee looks at how riders are taking mail on horseback from California to Missouri to celebrate the anniversary of the Pony Express.
12/06/238m 11s

What we know about Trump’s historic federal criminal charges

Donald Trump was indicted again, this time on federal criminal charges. The Washington Post has the details.  The Wall Street Journal has exclusive reporting on a secret agreement reached by Cuba and China for the island to host a Chinese spy facility.  The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld a lower-court ruling that Alabama’s 2022 congressional maps violated the Voting Rights Act. The Alabama Reflector explains the decision’s significance. Air quality in the Northeast is slowly improving as wildfire smoke moves on. CNN is tracking conditions.  The Washington Post explains the wave of state legislation to ban or restrict the use of ”forever chemicals.” Tennis stars get lots of hate online, so the French Open gave them AI social-media “bodyguards.” NPR reports.
09/06/2311m 3s

Sneak Peek: His father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He went looking for answers.

Around 2013, author and cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar started noticing some worrying changes in his father. He would forget the code to their safe; he couldn’t remember what he did the day before and would get lost driving home. Eventually, his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In his new book, My Father’s Brain: Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s, Jauhar chronicles the challenges of caring for a sick parent and explains where medicine is today when it comes to treatment for this incurable illness. This is a preview of Jauhar's conversation with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu.
08/06/233m 36s

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

National Geographic explains how wildfire smoke affects your body and how to protect against it. CNN CEO Chris Licht was ousted after a tumultuous year. The Hollywood Reporter has more. Soccer superstar Lionel Messi made a deal to play for Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami. The Wall Street Journal has details.
08/06/2311m 19s

Understanding the crowded GOP presidential primary

Even as more and more Republicans run for president, many GOP voters remain devoted to Trump. The Atlantic has the story. NBC explains what to know about the health risks of the wildfire smoke spreading across the U.S. NPR reports on how a heart-transplant recipient died after being denied meds in jail.
07/06/238m 54s

The latest plot twist in Hollywood’s labor drama

Ukraine blames Russia for destroying a critical dam near Kherson, forcing evacuations. CNN has more. The Hollywood Reporter details how a vote by the actors union to authorize a strike is raising the stakes in Hollywood’s season of labor unrest. NPR examines how the far right tore apart one of the best tools to fight voter fraud. Why do Golden Knights fans throw flamingos on the ice? The Sporting News explains Las Vegas’s unusual hockey tradition.
06/06/239m 38s

The hidden mental-health crisis in America’s jails

State psychiatric hospitals are full, which means people who are waiting for mental-health treatment in order to stand trial are behind bars for long periods. The Wall Street Journal investigates. GQ talks to NBA players about the art of the pregame nap. Esquire introduces us to the one-person team behind Antarctica’s longest-running newspaper, the Antarctic Sun.
05/06/238m 8s

How structural racism affects the health of Black Americans

The Associated Press spent the past year exploring how the legacy of racism in America has laid the foundation for the health inequities that Black people face. Time looks at the scientific reasons why you can’t remember that Beyoncé or Taylor Swift concert all too well.  Electric vehicles are hailed as an environmentally friendly alternative to gas-powered cars. But that doesn’t mean they’re totally clean. Hear more on this weekend’s episode of Apple News In Conversation.
02/06/2311m 1s

Sneak Peek: What you should know before buying an EV

Electric vehicles may be better for the planet in a lot of ways, but there are huge, often-unseen environmental and human costs associated with harvesting the minerals needed to make EV batteries. On the latest episode of Apple News In Conversation, host Shumita Basu spoke with Washington Post reporters Rebecca Tan and Evan Halper about the paper’s series “Clean Cars, Hidden Tolls.”  
01/06/232m 23s

Florida’s new immigration law is creating fear and frustration

NPR explains how Florida’s new immigration law is creating fear and frustration for businesses and workers.  The Ringer previews the 2023 NBA Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets tipping off tonight.  The brightest young spellers in the country are battling it out at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week. The Washington Post caught up with a record-setting six-time competitor ahead of his final bee.
01/06/2311m 24s

The Supreme Court case that may upend Native American rights

The Atlantic reports on the Supreme Court case that could upend Native American sovereignty.  Luxury goods are having a moment with American consumers despite the rough economy. Vox explains the surprising reason why.  The National Women’s Soccer League scrapped its age minimum. The Wall Street Journal reports on the wave of teens trying to go pro—and hoping to make the U.S. national team.
31/05/239m 37s

What to know about the proposed debt-ceiling deal

Drones attack residential areas in Moscow for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine, NBC News reports. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two decades of dominance over the country’s politics will continue after a win in Sunday’s election. NPR has more. A new anti-LGBTQ law in Uganda calls for life in prison for those who are convicted, NPR explains. President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached a deal over the weekend to raise the debt limit and avoid a government default. Time looks at what’s in it.  Vox breaks down how Vermont became a national leader in child care.  The Wall Street Journal explains the long fight over “Taco Tuesday.”
30/05/2310m 36s

Homeless shelters aren’t ready for a wave of aging Americans

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was sentenced to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy in the January 6 Capitol attack. USA Today has more. The Supreme Court dramatically shrunk the Clean Water Act’s reach. Politico explains what to know. The Wall Street Journal looks at why Texas lawmakers are set to consider impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Ken Paxton. Older Americans are flooding homeless shelters that can’t care for them. The Washington Post reports on cities that are rushing to build specialized facilities.  Free, ad-supported, streaming television services like Freevee and Pluto are having a moment. Vox explains. The Miami Herald asked experts for tips on the best and worst times to travel this Memorial Day weekend.
26/05/239m 5s

How only 11 people have driven the majority of book bans

An analysis from the Washington Post of book challenges from across the nation shows that the majority were filed by just 11 people. NPR describes how dozens of countries face a default dilemma: Either pay their debt or fund schools and hospitals. Scientists are puzzled by orcas sinking boats in a string of abnormal attacks. NBC News has the story.
25/05/239m 12s

A grieving Uvalde mother fights to change gun laws

After her daughter was killed in Uvalde, Kimberly Mata-Rubio became an advocate for changing gun laws. Texas Monthly looks at a year in the life of a grieving mother. Guam residents evacuated as Typhoon Mawar approached. CNN is on the story. The South Carolina Legislature advanced a six-week abortion ban, which the governor says he will sign. The State has full coverage. USA Today reports on a New York judge’s decision to set a March 2024 trial date for Trump’s criminal case, meaning it will happen at the height of the presidential primary races.
24/05/2310m 13s

The short life of Baby Milo

Milo Evan Dorbert, whose mother’s pregnancy tested the interpretation of Florida’s new abortion law, was born with a fatal abnormality. He lived 99 minutes. The Washington Post tells his story. The Los Angeles Times reports that several states have agreed to cut their water use to boost the Colorado River’s depleted reservoirs, reaching a consensus after months of negotiations. ABC News looks at how investigating the killings of four college students is straining a small Idaho town’s finances. Hundreds of thousands of pagers are still in use in America. The Wall Street Journal talks to fans who won’t let go of their beepers.
23/05/239m 4s

How AI is making a mess on college campuses

The Atlantic looks at how students and professors are grappling with the emergence of AI on college campuses. More wives are outearning their husbands. It’s resulting in longer-lasting marriages. The Wall Street Journal has the story. The Washington Post explains why birds and their songs are good for our mental health.
22/05/238m 56s

GOP sets sights on ballot measures as abortion fight spreads

Legislators in some GOP-led states are backing measures to make it harder to amend constitutions, amid a wave of attempts to use ballot initiatives to protect abortion rights. The Wall Street Journal looks at the issue. The Washington Post explains why the recycling symbol could end up in the trash bin. USA Today has a preview of the WNBA season opening, including Brittney Griner’s return after her detention in Russia.
19/05/239m 5s

Sneak Peek: How unreported gifts and luxury travel are harming the Supreme Court’s legitimacy

Recent allegations of ethical violations have reignited a debate about establishing an enforceable code of conduct for Supreme Court justices. University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck argues the latest revelations concerning several justices speak to a much larger breakdown in the way the court operates today. He writes about this in his new book, The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic. Vladeck spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about the absence of accountability on the court — and how reforming it could lead to a stronger, more trusted institution. This is a preview of that conversation.
18/05/232m 22s

The mental-health crisis keeping kids out of school

USA Today reports on how students with anxiety are increasingly refusing to go to school, leaving parents feeling hopeless and schools unequipped to find a solution. The Guardian looks at a new report warning that the world will likely soon breach a critical temperature threshold, with possible catastrophic effects. The Wall Street Journal sums up research linking processed meat to health problems, which has many doctors urging people to skip deli meat, bacon, and sausage.
18/05/238m 36s

Ukraine’s challenges as it prepares a major offensive

The Times of London explains how Ukraine’s expected offensive against Russia may unfold. A ProPublica investigation reveals the ugly truth behind “We Buy Ugly Houses.” Turns out the sun is actually green. Scientists explain to the Washington Post.
17/05/239m 53s

Does Congress understand AI enough to regulate it?

Congress wants to regulate AI but has a lot of catching up to do. NPR talks to top lawmakers and experts about the issue. The Wall Street Journal reports on why the federal government may soon ban chocolate milk and other sugary flavored milks from school cafeterias. ESPN introduces us to 7-foot-5 French teenager Victor Wembanyama. Many basketball stars say he could be the game’s next great player.
16/05/238m 34s

Inside Texas’s controversial arrests of migrants

The Washington Post goes inside one Texas border county where an initiative to crack down on human smuggling is creating controversy. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones owes Sandy Hook plaintiffs millions of dollars and hasn’t yet paid a dime. Vice spoke to one who has been forced to crowdfund cancer treatment. The Atlantic explains why the era of free returns for online shopping is ending.
15/05/239m 6s

Probing the killing of a Palestinian American journalist

Al Jazeera reports on the search for justice for Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces a year ago. Sunday’s presidential election in Turkey marks Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s biggest challenge since coming to power two decades ago. Bloomberg explains why the vote matters globally.  Watch the Wall Street Journal video on how 1-800-Flowers delivers 23 million blooms for Mother’s Day.
12/05/2310m 33s

Sneak Peek: The secrets our government keeps from us — and why

Documents marked “top secret” have been turning up in a lot of unexpected places recently. But America has another problem with classified documents: There’s too many of them. By some estimates, it would take 250 years for these documents to be reviewed and released to the public. On the latest episode of Apple News In Conversation, host Shumita Basu spoke with Matthew Connelly, author of The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America’s Top Secrets, about the government’s culture of secrecy. Below are excerpts from the interview.
12/05/232m 52s

How the Santos indictment could shake up Congress

Vox explains how George Santos’s federal indictment could shake up Congress. A biographer tells the Washington Post that Martin Luther King Jr.’s harshest and most famous criticism of Malcolm X appears to have been substantially fabricated. The Los Angeles Times has the story of how two friends brought sushi to the U.S. and changed the way Americans eat.
11/05/239m 36s

How E. Jean Carroll won her sexual-abuse case against Trump

CNN explains what E. Jean Carroll had to prove to win her case against Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal examines the Biden administration’s new border plan, as a controversial pandemic policy ends. Avian flu is killing a massive number of wild birds, including the endangered California condor. Scientists tell Vox they’ve never seen anything like it. USA Today reports on how a petit basset griffon Vendéen named Buddy Holly made history as the first of his breed to win best in show at the Westminster Dog Show.
10/05/238m 36s

What to know as jurors consider the Trump civil case

Donald Trump’s fate in the battery and defamation civil lawsuit filed by writer E. Jean Carroll will be in the hands of a jury. ABC covers the closing arguments. The FDA is considering allowing birth-control pills to be sold over the counter in the U.S. for the first time. The Washington Post explains what could happen. Criminal trials have become an endangered species. NPR reports on a new effort to change that. Apple News has curated a special collection of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalism.
09/05/239m 23s

Texas GOP resists new gun regulations after deadly shootings

The Texas Tribune reports on how local Republicans are focusing on mental health, not guns, after the latest deadly shooting. The Wall Street Journal looks at how Biden and lawmakers are trying to break the impasse on raising the debt ceiling before a potential default. Will Wilkerson blew the whistle on Truth Social. Now he works at Starbucks. The Washington Post tells his story. Forbes looks into why international airfare is so high ahead of summer. The Wall Street Journal explains why you should renew your passport quickly. And the Atlantic reports on how booking a hotel online these days became such an excruciating experience.
08/05/239m 5s

What to know about the latest Clarence Thomas revelations

Clarence Thomas had a child in private school. GOP donor Harlan Crow paid the tuition. ProPublica investigates. Meanwhile, Washington Post reporting reveals that a conservative judicial activist directed fees toward Thomas’s wife, urging “no mention of Ginni.” Biden secured trillions of dollars in domestic legislation. The Wall Street Journal looks at how the administration is taking on the challenge of spending it. As the NBA playoffs continue, the Ringer looks at the key numbers in the Celtics–Sixers matchup.
05/05/239m 51s

Sneak Peek: What makes a murderer? These investigators might have the answer.

Nearly 30 years ago, James Bernard Belcher was sentenced to death for raping, strangling, and drowning 29-year-old Jennifer Embry. Recently, he was given a second chance: a resentencing, this time with new evidence unearthed by a mitigation specialist. These life-history investigators seek to contextualize a defendant’s violent crimes, often by surfacing childhood traumas. On the latest episode of Apple News In Conversation, host Shumita Basu spoke with Maurice Chammah, a reporter for the Marshall Project, about shadowing one specialist as she excavates Belcher’s past in a bid to spare his life. Below are excerpts from the interview.
04/05/232m 8s

How blocked train crossings are putting our kids in danger

ProPublica investigates how blocked train crossings are forcing kids to crawl under trains to get to school. A scientist widely viewed as the godfather of AI is quitting Google and warning of the technology’s dangers. He spoke to the BBC. A 40-year hunt for lost ‘Jeopardy’ tapes is over. And the champion on them is finally telling her story to the Ringer.
04/05/239m 52s

Worried that a recession’s coming? Listen to this.

The Federal Reserve will announce its next move and its view on the economy today. Some forecasters say a recession is more likely following recent data and bank failures. CNBC has a preview of the Fed’s statement. Politico reports on a Senate hearing on ethics concerns at the Supreme Court that revealed some bipartisan agreement that justices could do more on the issue. On World Press Freedom Day, Apple News has a collection of stories highlighting the challenges journalists face around the world. FIFA is threatening not to broadcast the Women’s World Cup in some European countries unless media companies pay more for the rights. ESPN reports. Meanwhile, CNBC has the story of an entrepreneur who used her life savings to open a bar in Oregon that only plays women’s sports. It’s thriving.
03/05/2310m 24s

Why Hollywood writers are striking — and what happens next

Biden invited congressional leaders to a debt-ceiling meeting after the Treasury Department warned that the U.S. could default as soon as June 1. Politico has the story. Hollywood writers are striking after talks with producers fail to reach an agreement. The Los Angeles Times reports. Patients who fear losing their voices can now save and re-create them with help from AI. The Washington Post explains how. A new California gold rush, fed by heavy rain? Geologists tell SF Gate why they’re wary.
02/05/2311m 4s

Why are Americans shooting strangers and neighbors?

A manhunt is underway in Texas after a gunman killed five people. The Houston Chronicle is on the story. The Washington Post has an analysis of data on recent incidents where people have shot neighbors or strangers during everyday misunderstandings. There’s a conservative campaign to rewrite child-labor laws. The Washington Post investigates. A new project aims to fight mosquito-borne illness with more mosquitos. Freethink explains how it would work. The fashion world is watching to see if Karl Lagerfeld’s cat makes history by walking the red carpet at the Met Gala. The Wall Street Journal has the story.
01/05/239m 33s

Sick workers seek justice after cleaning up BP’s oil spill

The workers who cleaned up the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say they have serious health problems as a result. And, they say, the company is making it hard to get compensation. The Guardian is telling their stories. According to aid workers on the ground, the situation in Sudan is worsening, as fighting between rival forces makes it unsafe to help civilians. Time Magazine has more. A top couples therapist joins us on In Conversation to talk about the relationship insights she wishes more people knew.
28/04/2311m 22s

Sneak Peek: What a top couples therapist wishes more people knew

The Showtime documentary series Couples Therapy allows viewers to watch real-life therapy sessions. Couples hash out their conflicts and challenges with Dr. Orna Guralnik as their guide. Guralnik is a psychoanalyst who prompts people to examine their instincts, listen to their partners, and do some deep self-discovery. Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu spoke with Guralnik about her approach to therapy — and her relationship advice. This is a preview of that conversation.
27/04/233m 19s

How a writers strike would mess up your favorite shows

Montana Republicans voted to ban a transgender lawmaker from the state legislature’s floor. The Daily Montanan reports. A judge halted a Missouri order that would have limited access to transgender health care. The Missouri Independent has more. Vox explains what happens to shows and movies when Hollywood writers go on strike. Allergy season is here and climate change is making it worse. NBC News tells us why.
27/04/2311m 11s

You can test for Alzheimer’s risk. The result may scare you.

More Americans are getting genetic testing for their risk of Alzheimer’s. Reuters explains how the results can be stressful. The Washington Post looks at how early-stage patients are making lifestyle changes as they attempt to prevent their conditions from getting worse. CNBC reports on how the SpaceX rocket explosion is raising questions about how much damage the launch may have done to the environment on the ground. Vulture explains a copyright lawsuit involving Ed Sheeran and a Marvin Gaye song.
26/04/2311m 46s

Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News. Here’s what we know.

Vanity Fair looks into Tucker Carlson’s surprising exit from Fox News. The Washington Post examines how abortion is dividing 2024 candidates and confounding many in the GOP. Jury selection is expected to begin in the trial involving E. Jean Carroll’s rape allegation against Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal reports. As the Tree of Life synagogue-shooting trial begins, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star looks at attempts to change gun and hate-crimes laws in the wake the killings. The Los Angeles Times has the story of actor Danny Masterson’s retrial on rape charges. We’re also nearing the end of the seditious conspiracy trial of five Proud Boys leaders accused of spearheading the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The Washington Post has more.
25/04/239m 21s

Why experts expect Ukraine to launch a big offensive

Ukraine is gearing up for a major offensive against Russian forces. The Wall Street Journal has details. Is gray hair reversible? A new study digs into the root cause of aging scalps. NPR has more. ESPN tells the story of how Wrexham, a long-suffering soccer team, got back into its old league under Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
24/04/239m 36s

New twists in the unusual fight between DeSantis and Disney

Florida governor Ron DeSantis and his allies are ramping up a fight with Disney, even as more Republicans criticize his tactics. CNBC breaks down the latest. Idaho spends less on schools per student than any other state. Kids are freezing and struggling to learn. ProPublica investigates. The Wall Street Journal has the unusual story of the man who settled the Fox-Dominion defamation case from a Romanian tour bus. Apple News editors have curated a special collection of environmental stories for Earth Day.
21/04/2312m 12s

Sneak Peek: Why Sienna Miller and Scott Z. Burns made a climate-catastrophe show

What would a future look like where climate change has become a truly unavoidable part of all of our daily lives? This is one of the questions the new Apple TV+ show Extrapolations tries to answer. Series creator Scott Z. Burns was a producer of the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth and the writer behind the eerily prescient 2011 film Contagion, about a global pandemic. Burns, along with one of the stars of the series, Sienna Miller, spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about the making of Extrapolations — and how dystopian portrayals of the future can mobilize and motivate people to take serious action. This is a preview of that converstion.
20/04/232m 34s

Rent? Buy? New data shows the market’s weird for all of us.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s medical absence is limiting Democrats’ ability to move Biden’s judicial nominations through. The Washington Post has the story. New data shows a slowdown in apartment building, the latest twist to a very unusual housing market for renters and buyers alike. MarketWatch reports. After 25 years, Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service is coming to an end. The Wall Street Journal has a look back.
20/04/238m 21s

Election lies cost Fox News $787.5 million. Now what?

The Washington Post reports on the impact of Fox News’s $787.5 million settlement of the Dominion defamation case. There’s new criticism of Missouri’s self-defense laws in the wake of the Ralph Yarl shooting. The Kansas City Star has the story. The Wall Street Journal explains why climate change is making heavy turbulence more common during air travel.
19/04/2310m 19s

The felony charges in the shooting of a Black Missouri teen

Prosecutors charged a man in the shooting of 16-year-old Black student Ralph Yarl, who had mistakenly gone to the wrong house to pick up his younger siblings. The Kansas City Star has the story. The trial for a landmark defamation suit against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems is scheduled to get underway today. Brian Stelter, former CNN chief media correspondent, joined In Conversation to explain what the plaintiff is seeking to prove. He’s also covering the trial for Vanity Fair. A Vox journalist reveals what volunteering to do other people’s taxes taught him about America’s challenging tax code. The Guardian has the story of a photographer who rejected a prestigious prize because his image was AI-generated.
18/04/2311m 6s

Deadly new conflict just broke out in Sudan. Here’s why.

CNN explains origins of the deadly new conflict in Sudan. Next-generation treatments can be complicated to test and administer. The Wall Street Journal reports on the race to get doctors trained on the medicines of the future. Last night the lights went down on Broadway’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ for the final time. The Wall Street Journal profiles the guy who flipped the switch.
17/04/239m 8s

How a landmark trial against Fox News could change libel law

A landmark defamation trial against Fox News begins next week. Legal observers say the outcome could have a big impact on libel laws. Brian Stelter discusses the implications with Shumita Basu on this week’s Apple News In Conversation.  Federal authorities arrested Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Air National Guard member, in connection with a leak of highly classified U.S. intelligence documents. The Guardian has more.  Town & Country looks at real-estate developers’ plans to build on the moon. Yes, the moon. For weeks now, some of the NBA’s biggest stars have been benched. The Wall Street Journal explains why.
14/04/2310m 13s

Inside the EPA’s most ambitious car-pollution plan ever

New vehicle-pollution rules proposed by the EPA would require two-thirds of cars on the market to be EVs by 2032. Vox looks at what’s in the plan and its prospects for implementation. NPR reports on its decision to cease posting to Twitter after the social-media platform labeled it first “state-affiliated media,” then “government-funded media.” The BBC asks Twitter CEO Elon Musk about the thinking behind his company’s decision in a wide-ranging interview.  The Wall Street Journal reports on how consumers are rethinking their relationship to subscriptions — and why it might soon get easier to cancel.
13/04/2310m 58s

What to know about the apparent U.S. intelligence leak

Images of what appear to be highly classified U.S. intelligence documents recently turned up on a social platform popular with gamers. The Wall Street Journal has more about the Pentagon team looking into the apparent leak and the fallout. The Journal also has the biggest questions and takeaways from the incident.  The SIG Sauer P320 is one of America’s most popular handguns. The Trace details how more than 100 people say their P320s discharged unexpectedly. Individuals who make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list are often praised as disrupters. Several have since been arrested for fraud and scams. The Guardian has more. The Washington Post explains how warmer temperatures due to climate change are making homers more common in Major League Baseball.
12/04/2310m 27s

How soldiers accused of violent crimes avoid trial

The Army is increasingly allowing service members who face criminal charges for violent crimes to circumvent trial by being discharged from the military. ProPublica investigates.  In recent layoffs, some employees were affected while on parental or medical leave. NPR spoke to a few. Makers of fortune cookies are debating whether artificial intelligence has a role in their industry. The Wall Street Journal has more.
11/04/2311m 21s

Who is responsible when artificial intelligence lies?

ChatGPT invented a sexual-harassment scandal and named a real law professor as the accused. Who’s at fault? The Washington Post investigates.  Home prices in the West are falling as prices in the East boom. The Wall Street Journal takes a closer look this unusual pattern. Bloomberg looks at how one man figured out a winning strategy for a seemingly unbeatable casino game: roulette.
10/04/2310m 15s

Justice Thomas under fire for gifts from GOP billionaire

A ProPublica investigation finds that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted extensive gifts from a billionaire Republican donor, without reporting them. Johnson & Johnson offered $8.9 billion to settle lawsuits alleging that talc in its baby powder and other products caused cancer. Reuters has the story. New York magazine looks into LED bulbs.
07/04/2310m 41s

Sneak Peek: Why we don’t take postpartum mental health seriously enough — and what that means for new parents

Earlier this year, a woman named Lindsay Clancy was charged with the murder of her three children — who were 5 years, 3 years, and 7 months old. Though Clancy never formally received a PMAD diagnosis, her story has ignited conversations about postpartum care in the United States. Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu spoke with New Yorker editor Jessica Winter about the mental-health challenges many new birthing parents face — and the lack of support provided to them. This is a preview of that converstion.
06/04/233m 22s

Rising oil prices will affect you, even if you don’t drive

Bloomberg reports on how oil prices have risen this week after producers made a surprise cut to output. America has too much parking. Really. The Wall Street Journal explains. When did people start brushing dogs’ teeth? The Atlantic has the answer.
06/04/239m 37s

Trump’s facing criminal charges. So have many world leaders.

Politico breaks down the new revelations and key questions from the Trump indictment document. Trump may be the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges, but it’s a different story on the global stage. NPR explains. The Tennessean reports on how debate over guns is heating up in the state following the deadly school shooting in Nashville. The Wall Street Journal has key developments in the detention by Russia of its reporter Evan Gershkovich. Plants aren’t silent. CNN reports on a new study that reveals the noise they make.
05/04/239m 49s

What to know before Trump appears in court

The Wall Street Journal has coverage tracking the history of the hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels and the lead-up to Trump’s indictment and appearance in court today. NPR explains why today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court race matters nationally. CBS Sports has everything to know about UConn’s dominant run to a fifth men’s NCAA title. Meanwhile, ESPN reports on how the women’s championship game drew a record TV audience. The New Yorker tells us why the animal kingdom is full of con artists.
04/04/238m 5s

What the Trump indictment could mean for 2024

Political strategists talk to Vox about how Trump’s indictment could affect the 2024 presidential campaign. The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department has new evidence pointing to possible Trump obstruction in the Mar-a-Lago classified-documents investigation. There’s a lot of focus on the safety of transporting hazardous materials by train. But, researchers argue in Scientific American, the chemicals industry could also do more to make the materials themselves safer. The Wall Street Journal looks at why it’s getting so hard for households to budget accurately. ESPN reports on how Louisiana State won the women’s NCAA basketball title and its coach made history.
03/04/239m 14s

What happens next in the Trump indictment

The Wall Street Journal has key details on the grand-jury indictment of Donald Trump, which marks the first time a former president has faced criminal charges. Americans in multiple states are at risk of dangerous thunderstorms today. USA Today explains why tornadoes are a near certainty. Gwyneth Paltrow won a ski-collision court case that got international attention. CNN has the story. NPR reports on the millions of Americans who stand to lose their Medicaid coverage as a pandemic-era rule expires. The NCAA Final Four games are here. NBC Sports previews the women’s matchups. ESPN ranks the remaining men’s teams.
31/03/239m 58s

Sneak Peek: Why there’s so much poverty in America — and what you can do about it

More than 38 million people live in poverty in the United States, one of the world’s richest countries. In a new book, Poverty, by America, sociologist and writer Matthew Desmond sets out to figure out why. In an interview with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu, Desmond lays out the ways that so many of us benefit from a system that keeps people poor, and he offers concrete actions we can all take to dismantle the status quo. This is a preview of that conversation.
30/03/232m 28s

Why more donated livers are going to waste

The Washington Post explains how the AR-15 came to dominate the American gun marketplace and loom so large in the national psyche. The Markup reveals data showing that poorer states are suffering under changed organ-donation rules, as many livers go to waste. The Ringer has the forgotten history of baseball’s pitch clock.
30/03/239m 35s

What the AR-15 does to human bodies

The Washington Post has a graphic look at how the AR-15 does so much damage to the human body. USA Today reports on the fire that killed dozens of people at a Mexican migration facility on the U.S. border on Monday. PBS looks at the risks student-athletes are facing as legal sports betting booms.
29/03/239m 31s

What’s unique about America’s mass-shooting problem

Vox explains why mass shootings like the one in Nashville keep happening in America. NPR unpacks Israel’s political and judicial crisis. CNBC has the story of how Lebanon found itself in two time zones due to a clash over daylight saving. Companies are posting jobs they have no intention of filling. The Wall Street Journal details why.
28/03/238m 18s

Israel reaches a critical moment amid mass protests

A massive tornado on Friday killed at least 25 in Mississippi. NBC News has the latest. First Citizens acquired much of the failed Silicon Valley Bank, the Wall Street Journal reports. CNN has the story on protests that are erupting across Israel as pushback continues against a planned judicial overhaul. A Nebraska state senator vowed to filibuster every bill for the rest of the legislative session after a bill was advanced that would ban gender-affirming care for people under 19. Her son is trans. Salon has more.  Most trans adults say transitioning made them more satisfied with their lives. That’s according to a Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation survey, one of the largest to date of U.S. transgender adults. Senior care is crushingly expensive. Boomers aren’t ready. The Washington Post spoke with families who have been forced to put their retirement plans on hold.  A group of surprising teams have advanced to the Final Four in the men’s NCAA tournament. Yahoo Sports has more. ESPN looks at one major contender gone on the women’s side.
27/03/2310m 40s

How TikTok’s CEO answered tough questions on data security

It’s Friday, March 23. On today’s show:  The U.S. carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria on Thursday night against Iran-aligned groups. Reuters explains more. Israeli parliament passed a controversial law protecting the prime minister, according to CNN. The U.S. and Canada reached a new immigration deal. The Los Angeles Times has details. Members of Congress grilled the CEO of TikTok about data security on the world’s most popular app. NPR recaps the big moments. And Fox Business takes a closer look at all the information TikTok says it can gather on users in its terms of service.  Physicians in states that have banned abortion procedures say they feel like they’re working under a microscope. The Idaho Capital Sun, Slate, and the Guardian talked with doctors in Idaho, Texas, and Alabama, which have some of the strictest bans in the country.  Lab-grown dairy is here. The Washington Post reports on its potential to shake up the future of animal dairy and plant-based milks. 
24/03/2310m 11s

Why SCOTUS is considering a case about dog-toy poop jokes

It’s Thursday, March 23. On today’s show:   A Trump lawyer was ordered to hand over notes in the Mar-a-Lago documents inquiry. The Guardian has more.  Southern California was hit by a tornado as the state’s severe weather continues. The Los Angeles Times has the story.  Reuters reports on the U.N.’s first conference on global water security in almost 50 years.  The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a surprisingly difficult case about dog toys and potty humor — also, free speech and judicial humility. Vox explains what’s at stake.  Sports Illustrated previews the next March Madness match-ups for the women’s tournament. And the Ringer looks at the men’s tournament. Millennials made “uncool” sneakers trendy. The Atlantic writes about how that may be saving America’s feet. 
23/03/239m 51s

They make $25,000 a year in L.A. Now they’re striking.

It’s Wednesday, March 22. On today’s show:   The Federal Reserve will announce its next move on interest rates today. The Wall Street Journal explains why this will be its toughest call yet. And Bloomberg looks at two possible actions Chair Jerome Powell could take.  The Guardian explains why the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin over the relocation of thousands of children from Ukraine to Russia.  Bus drivers, custodians, teachers, classroom aides, cafeteria staff and other workers in the U.S.’s second-largest school district are striking for better wages and benefits. The Los Angeles Times is following their walkout.  Japan beat the U.S. in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. USA Today has more.
22/03/239m 9s

The strongest evidence yet that COVID started with an animal

It’s Tuesday, March 21, 2023. On today’s show:  Biden signed a bill ordering the director of national intelligence to declassify  information related to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a potential origin of COVID-19 within 90 days. USA Today has more.  Meanwhile, the Atlantic details the strongest evidence yet that an animal started the pandemic.  U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq 20 years ago. CNN reports on what life is like for ordinary people there now.  American veterans won justice for burn-pit exposure. The Washington Post reports on how Iraqis were forgotten.  Gas bills are on a roller-coaster ride with no end in sight. The Wall Street Journal examines the reasons for the turbulence. And, Houston, we have a space-trash problem. Time reports on the scientists sounding the alarm over the jaw-dropping amount of human-made debris circling Earth. 
21/03/2310m 57s

What happens next if Trump is indicted

Time looks at what happens next if Trump is indicted.  China’s Xi and Russia’s Putin are set to meet. The Washington Post previews the high-profile summit. Xi may also talk to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy at a later date, the Wall Street Journal reports. NPR reports that Swiss officials brokered a last-minute emergency takeover of the troubled bank Credit Suisse by rival UBS.  In March Madness news, No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson defeated No. 1 seed Purdue in the men’s tournament. CNN has the story. Meanwhile, the Stanford women’s team, also a No. 1 seed, got knocked out. The San Francisco Chronicle has more. The Washington Post profiles digital news outlet Iran Wire, which has provided critical insight as protests have swept the country over the last six months.
20/03/2310m 47s

Why we don’t really know how many guns are in America

The Trace, a newsroom dedicated to covering gun violence, tries to pin down the number of guns in the United States. The biggest banks in the U.S. swooped in to rescue First Republic Bank with a flood of cash totaling $30 billion, the Wall Street Journal explains.  The French government has been forced to push through unpopular pension reforms, amid weeks of protests. BBC has more. USA Today has a fact check on a claim about retirement in the U.S.  The Los Angeles Times looks at a Ukrainian military’s surrender hotline, which is enticing some Russian soldiers to quit the battlefield as the war drags on. In a divorce settlement in Spain, a woman’s ex-husband was ordered to pay her back for 25 years of housework. The Miami Herald has the story. 
17/03/2311m 25s

Sneak Peek: Havana syndrome looks very real on brain scans. Why is it still a mystery to the U.S. government?

In 2016, U.S. government officials began reporting a mysterious set of symptoms. They first appeared in Havana, but then showed up in other countries around the world. For Vice World News, reporters Adam Entous and Jon Lee Anderson explain everything they’ve learned about what’s now commonly called Havana syndrome, and why the U.S. still can’t explain what causes it. On this week’s episode of Apple News In Conversation, Entous and Anderson discuss their reporting with host Shumita Basu. This is a preview of that conversation.
16/03/233m 16s

The abortion-pill case in a Texas court, explained

A federal judge heard a challenge to the FDA’s approval of an abortion drug. The Texas Tribune was in the courtroom. The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. is threatening to ban TikTok if its Chinese owners don’t sell their stakes. They thought loved ones were calling for help. It was an A.I. scam. The Washington Post has the story. As March Madness gets underway, the Ringer has a guide to possible upset winners in the men’s tournament. And ESPN has predictions for the women’s matchups.
16/03/239m 42s

How the U.S. military isn’t ready for Russia and China

The Wall Street Journal investigates the readiness of the U.S. military for a potential large-scale conflict with China and/or Russia. More than 300 bills that would limit transgender rights are under consideration in U.S. statehouses. Grid tracked them. The BBC reports on the deadly destruction of Cyclone Freddy. Bloomberg looks at how sensors pinned to basketball jerseys could help teams prevent injuries.
15/03/239m 20s

Bank collapses shine light on loosened regulations

NBC News reports on how recent bank collapses are putting a new spotlight on a Trump-era law. Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen spoke to a Manhattan grand jury yesterday. The Wall Street Journal has more. The Washington Post reports on how the former president’s legal problems are intensifying as he also faces a perilous moment politically. Biden approved a controversial oil project in Alaska. The Guardian has local reactions. The Wall Street Journal offers a whimsical way to build an NCAA bracket, with data.
14/03/2310m 50s

What to know about the fall of Silicon Valley Bank

Regulators are making big new moves following Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse. The Wall Street Journal has details. CNN reports on dangerous flooding in store for millions of people in California and Nevada. Vox has answers to key questions about the threats to ban TikTok in America. Apple News has the best stories on the biggest moments of the 2023 Oscars.
13/03/239m 15s

As key jobs numbers come in, working women stand out

As new employment data comes in, a deeper look shows women are returning to the workforce and piling momentum on the hot economy. The Wall Street Journal has the story. The American who’s been held in Iran longer than any other appealed to Biden in a rare interview with CNN from the country’s most notorious prison. Reuters explains why Egypt is bringing back daylight saving time. An Oscar insider shares some of the most shocking moments in Academy Awards history on the new episode of In Conversation.
10/03/239m 59s

Biden’s budget kicks off fight in Congress

Biden is set to unveil his budget. USA Today explains what to know. The kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico highlights the dangers of cartel violence, as NPR explains. And CNN reports on the rise of medical tourism in the country. Rising temperatures and climate change have upended ecosystems. Inside Climate News reports on how that’s resulting in more frequent clashes between humans and wildlife. Oscar nominee Ke Huy Quan is receiving lots of love from other former child actors. The Wall Street Journal talks to several of them.
09/03/2310m 53s

It’s a crucial week for the U.S. economy. Here’s why.

CNBC reports on what the Fed chair says about the economy ahead of a high-stakes jobs report. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will testify in the Senate later this month, as the company faces accusations of labor law violations related to union drives. Bloomberg has the story. Previously, Vox reported on the union drives. More younger patients are getting colorectal cancers. Doctors don’t understand why. The Wall Street Journal takes a look. The Washington Post explains why Utah’s Department of Natural Resources is urging residents to hunt and eat bullfrogs.
08/03/2311m 17s

Preventing the next toxic train derailment

Norfolk Southern has new safety proposals. Politico explains why they’re unlikely to satisfy the Biden administration. Meanwhile, Vox looks at what’s inside a bipartisan bill in Congress focused on train safety. Legislators voted to fix a Utah law that makes it hard for some sexual-assault survivors to sue. ProPublica has that story, along with the investigation that led to the change. America is trying to electrify but there aren’t enough electricians. The Wall Street Journal examines the problem. The Washington Post looks at why certain foods taste better the next day.
07/03/2310m 11s

Inside the “zombie war” for Ukraine’s Bakhmut

The Wall Street Journal has an in-depth look at how Russian Wagner troops are posing a unique threat to Ukrainian forces. A landmark deal has been reached to safeguard ocean life in international waters. The Washington Post has the story. The Athletic looks at why 2023 may be the year when Formula One racing breaks through with American fans. CBS News has the story of a man who found a Jurassic-era insect while shopping at Walmart.
06/03/238m 50s

Murder convictions seal Alex Murdaugh’s downfall

Alex Murdaugh has been found guilty of murdering his wife and son in 2021. The State has full coverage. Is China providing Russia with military support? Time explains why it’s so hard to tell. A Reuters investigation finds that a shoe-recycling program created in part by U.S. chemical giant Dow seems to be falling short. Chris Rock is hosting a live Netflix special tomorrow where he’s expected to talk about being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars. The Wall Street Journal has more.
03/03/239m 55s

America’s growing child-labor problem

The Biden administration is cracking down on child labor following investigative reporting and an increase in violations. Reuters is on the story. The Washington Post reports on a U.S. intelligence review that says “Havana syndrome” was not caused by an energy weapon or foreign adversary. Wired explains how tech layoffs are fueling a new startup surge. DCist looks at a new reality show that partners MTV with the Smithsonian in a search for “the next great artist.”
02/03/239m 10s

What a lawsuit against Fox is exposing about election lies

Fox News is facing a defamation suit related to the airing of false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Court documents show that top executives including Rupert Murdoch knew the claims were untrue. The Los Angeles Times has more. A pandemic-era boost to food aid is ending today, just as grocery prices remain high. ABC News talked to people affected. Iran is investigating the poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls with toxic gas. The BBC reports. NPR looks at the company responsible for the unique patches NASA astronauts wear. 
01/03/239m 23s

Why the Chicago mayor’s race matters nationally

Politico explains the national implications of today’s election for mayor of Chicago. A new USA Today investigation raises questions about the effectiveness of Amber Alerts in locating missing children. Adidas has truckloads of unsold Kanye West sneakers and a bunch of bad options on what to do with them. The Washington Post has the story. The Atlantic writes about why you might think you’re younger than you are.
28/02/239m 56s

Biden’s student-loan plan faces Supreme Court showdown

The Supreme Court will this week hear two cases that could determine the fate of Biden’s plan to forgive chunks of federal student loans. Bloomberg has a preview. NBC News explains how a train derailment and release of hazardous chemicals 40 years ago holds clues for the future of East Palestine, Ohio. Texas Monthly reports on the professor who says his product cures hiccups.
27/02/238m 21s

Looking back on one year of the war in Ukraine

It’s one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Millions of people have been displaced, thousands of civilians have been killed, and Putin won’t take nuclear options off the table. The New Yorker has the story — and also examines how Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s leadership changed the trajectory of the war. Ozempic, a diabetes medication, has become popular as a weight-loss drug — and now diabetes patients are struggling to find it. The Wall Street Journal breaks it all down. The Washington Post reports on how the outcome of a Texas lawsuit could block access to a key abortion drug across the country.  The horror comedy film ‘Cocaine Bear‘ is in theaters starting today. Variety explains what you should know before buying your tickets. 
24/02/2312m 0s

Understanding the latest research into long COVID

The most common, persistent, and disabling long-COVID symptoms are neurological. Scientific American explains how that’s shaping the way we think about treatment. CNN hosted a town hall for residents of East Palestine, Ohio, to question officials about the area’s recent train derailment. Vox explains how renewable energy in Europe overtook electricity from natural gas in less than a year.  Americans over 50 are picking up and crushing extreme sports like never before. The Washington Post talks with older endurance athletes, surfers, weightlifters, and more to find out why.
23/02/239m 47s

The fight over AP African American studies goes national

A battle in Florida over an AP course in African American studies is now spilling over into other states. The Washington Post reports. Rail workers tell Vice that there were known issues with the train route where the recent Ohio derailment and toxic spill took place. Vox has stories of forgotten victims of the Adderall shortage. Data from the largest-ever trial of four-day workweeks shows that men who took part did a lot more child care. CNN breaks it down.
22/02/237m 44s

Calls for more oversight over U.S. aid to Ukraine

The U.S. has sent tens of billions in aid to Ukraine. USA Today reports on concerns that some of it may be landing in corrupt pockets. More earthquakes hit the Turkey-Syria border region, threatening an already-struggling recovery. Reuters reports. The Supreme Court hears two cases this week that could upend the internet as we know it. CNN explains what’s at stake. Edits to Roald Dahl’s children’s books have sparked a heated debate about language. The Washington Post has the story.
21/02/2310m 28s

Biden’s surprise visit underscores U.S. support for Ukraine

CNN reports on Biden’s surprise visit to Kyiv, and on Pentagon efforts to ramp up ammunition production for Ukraine’s military. The Hechinger Report looks at why thousands of high-paying U.S. jobs that don’t require a college degree are going unfilled. The Wall Street Journal details new research that explains what makes slow-motion ads so effective at selling luxury goods.
20/02/238m 58s

DeSantis’s education moves and the backlash, explained

USA Today reports on protesters who are challenging Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s moves to ban an AP course on African American studies and gut college diversity programs. CNN has key takeaways from a Georgia grand-jury report on Trump and the 2020 election. The seven states that depend on water from the Colorado River are arguing over supply, as levels get dangerously low. The Los Angeles Times has the story. Don’t lose your credit card. Getting a new one could take months. The Washington Post explains why.
17/02/239m 30s

How one Turkish town survived the earthquakes with no deaths

Hundreds of residents packed a gym in East Palestine, Ohio, to question officials after a train derailment and fire released toxic chemicals. Reuters is on the story. Vox tackles the question of who is responsible for buildings in Turkey being unable to stand up to the earthquakes. NBC visits one tiny Turkish city that avoided the death and destruction. The Atlantic looks at how ChatGPT and similar A.I. technology could destabilize white-collar work.  The women's field-hockey coach for the University of North Carolina is a 22-year-old who just finished playing for the team. Sports Illustrated spoke to her.
16/02/239m 29s

Inside the environmental disaster threatening a U.S. town

NPR reports on how residents of East Palestine, Ohio, are concerned for their health after a train derailment and fire led to a release of toxic chemicals. For some Michigan State students who lived through Monday’s mass shooting, it wasn’t the first they’d experienced. NBC is on the story. Meanwhile, a Washington Post analysis finds that more than 338,000 U.S. children have been exposed to gun violence at school since 1999. NATO says a major new Russian offensive is underway, while Ukraine wants the West to provide it with fighter jets. The Wall Street Journal has more. The Washington Post looks into the mystery of the disappearing vacation day.
15/02/239m 44s

Syrians feel forgotten. These are their earthquake stories.

Aid has been slow to reach earthquake survivors in Syria. But one NPR reporter did and is telling their stories. The Washington Post investigates how the NFL avoids paying disabled players — with the help of their union. In Conversation explores how money can ruin marriages, with tips on how to avoid common problems.
14/02/2312m 26s

The U.S. keeps shooting down UFOs. What’s going on?

A U.S. fighter jet shot down an airborne object over Lake Huron yesterday, in the fourth such recent incident. CNN has details. The death count keeps rising from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, as aid workers try to protect survivors from the bitter cold. Reuters is covering developments. Vox reports on the biggest animal-welfare crisis you may never have heard of. Apple News has collected the best Super Bowl coverage, including the Kansas City Chiefs’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Rihanna’s halftime performance, and the very expensive ads.
13/02/239m 36s

They survived ongoing civil war. Now they face earthquakes.

Syrians have been displaced many times in their country’s decade-long civil war. This week’s earthquakes are making the situation worse. The Washington Post reports. Vox has a step-by-step guide to a new federal program that allows Americans to sponsor refugees from all over the world and help them resettle in the U.S. Apple News has everything you need to know about the Super Bowl as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Rihanna talked to Apple Music about how headlining the Super Bowl stage is personal.
10/02/239m 17s

Earthquake victims say aid is too slow

Syrians say earthquake relief isn’t reaching them fast enough. CNN looks at how aid is being distributed. California wants to lower the price of insulin by producing its own. Vox explains the state’s plan. They depend on Machu Picchu to survive. They shut it down anyway. The Washington Post tells their story. Donna Kelce will make history as the first mom to have two sons play against each other in the Super Bowl. NBC talked to her.
09/02/2311m 2s

Can Biden get his State of the Union proposals passed?

An Apple News collection has what you need to know about the deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria — and the desperate search for survivors. The Wall Street Journal recaps key moments from Biden’s State of the Union speech. An ex-Memphis police officer took and shared photos of Tyre Nichols after the beating, documents say. USA Today has the story. U.S. intelligence officials said the Chinese balloon shot down on Saturday was part of a vast spying operation that has spanned five continents over several years. The Washington Post explains. LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time scoring leader. ESPN has more.
08/02/2312m 17s

Inside the urgent search for earthquake survivors

The Washington Post reports on the international effort underway to find survivors and prevent a broader humanitarian crisis after powerful earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria. The Post also explains how to help people affected by the disaster. USA Today previews Biden’s State of the Union address. A neo-Nazi leader was among two people arrested over a plot to attack Baltimore’s power grid. NBC News has the story. The Los Angeles Times reports on how Lakers ticket prices are skyrocketing as LeBron James nears a career scoring record. Despite a near-fatal stabbing and decades of death threats, Salman Rushdie won’t stop telling stories. He gave his first interview since the attack to the New Yorker.
07/02/2312m 13s

Why the China balloon spying story isn’t over

The Wall Street Journal reports on new intelligence revelations about prior Chinese balloon incursions over the U.S. NPR examines how limited obesity training in medical school leaves docs ill-prepared to help patients. A biologist talks to Vox about the real-life fungal infections that inspired ‘The Last of Us.’ Rolling Stone recaps the big moments from this year’s Grammys, including Beyoncé making history, an award for an Iranian protest song, and more.
06/02/239m 33s

Why we’re all implicated in the “shoplifting epidemic”

Heard that there’s a spike in shoplifting? The actual story is far more complicated, and more interesting. New York Magazine tells it. Democrats are set to vote on a primary schedule reshuffle that could have major effects on the 2024 presidential race. Reuters explains what’s going on. Wired reports on how activists are worried that Iran’s government is using facial-recognition technology to help it crack down on protesters.
03/02/2312m 52s

Inside the GOP’s struggle to move past Trump

Lots of Republicans want Donald Trump to disappear from politics. Their main strategy is hope. The Atlantic explains. CNN has a rare look inside a brutal Russian mercenary army, in an interview with a former commander who fled the battlefield in Ukraine. WNBA players say they should have similar access to private jets as their NBA counterparts. USA Today looks at the issue. You might be wasting money, time, and energy on your home appliances. The Washington Post has tips on how to get the most out of them.
02/02/2311m 27s

How to stop violent crime before police arrive

Community-based crime-reduction programs are attempting to stop violence before it happens. The New Yorker and ProPublica report on the challenges these efforts face. Monday’s deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan highlights the multiple crises the country is facing right now. The Guardian explains. Against the odds, searchers found a tiny, dangerous radioactive capsule that had gone missing along a long stretch of road in Australia. The BBC has the story. Airlines are upgrading their Wi-Fi service. The Washington Post asks whether it would really be a good thing if we can’t be offline while flying
01/02/2310m 50s

Why Florida’s governor wants an AP course banned

The Washington Post explains the growing backlash against Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s decision to block an AP course on African American studies. Things are hard out there for job seekers. Vox details how the job-interview process keeps getting longer, while the Wall Street Journal looks into the proliferation of hiring scams. The Academy is looking into whether Andrea Riseborough’s surprise Oscar nomination for Best Actress came after a campaign that broke rules. The BBC has the story.
31/01/2310m 53s

New calls for change after Tyre Nichols’s killing

The Memphis Police Department disbanded its controversial SCORPION unit after Tyre Nichols’s death. USA Today explains why. The Washington Post has family remembrances of Nichols. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting the Middle East as new violence has flared between Israelis and Palestinians. The Guardian has more. ABC details the FDA’s plans to ease blood-donation restrictions on gay and bisexual men. The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. ESPN has a preview. Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka are the new Australian Open champions. Sports Illustrated has key tournament takeaways.
30/01/239m 48s

Former officers face murder charges in Tyre Nichols’s death

Former Memphis police officers face second-degree murder charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, as the nation braces for the release of video of the violent encounter. CNN has details. The Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle tell the stories of those who died in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay. The Monterey Park victims died on a dance floor. The Times also explains the importance of ballroom dancing to older Asian American immigrants. The Chronicle also reports on how the shootings at the farms are leading to a new focus on conditions for farmworkers. In Conversation looks at the real problem with elite-college admissions. Pizza boxes haven’t changed in 60 years. The Atlantic explains why they’re bad for the quality of your pie.
27/01/2310m 57s

The bill that could boost starting teacher salaries to $60K

A new federal bill aims to raise teachers’ starting salaries to $60,000. The Christian Science Monitor has the story. CNN looks at the potential impact of sending U.S. and German tanks to Ukraine to fight Russia. An author used A.I. to write and illustrate a children’s book. Human artists aren’t happy. The Washington Post reports. Vox explains why more people are using subtitles when watching TV and movies at home.
26/01/2311m 2s

Reconsidering gun laws after California’s mass shootings

California has low levels of gun violence and strict gun-control laws. Vox looks into why those laws didn’t stop recent mass shootings. CNN reports that classified documents were found at the Indiana home of former vice president Mike Pence. The Wall Street Journal looks at how chaotic White House transitions and wide-reaching classification policies make it difficult to track government secrets. The State has key details in the case of Alex Murdaugh, the prominent South Carolina resident accused of killing his wife and son. The Hollywood Reporter explains how to cast and direct a film where a donkey is the main character.
25/01/2310m 35s

Deadly shootings shock Asian American communities

At least seven people were shot to death in Half Moon Bay, California. CNN is covering the story. ABC7 Los Angeles reports on how the Asian American community of Monterey Park, California, is working to move forward following the mass shooting there. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the failed promise of online mental-health treatment. The Senate is holding hearings today on Ticketmaster’s failures over the sale of Taylor Swift tickets, and its market power. Variety has the story. Everyone hates Ticketmaster. The Los Angeles Times asks, is everyone wrong?
24/01/2312m 3s

New details in the deadly California mass shooting

The Los Angeles Times lays out what’s known about the deadly Lunar New Year mass shooting in Monterey Park, California. Following the overturning of Roe, abortion-rights activists are focusing on states. USA Today reports on their marches around the country yesterday. Meanwhile, the Atlantic looks into what opponents of abortion rights are doing. A longtime observer writes in the Atlantic about how the Supreme Court justices don’t seem to be getting along very well. The prestigious Hawaii big-wave competition the Eddie returned after a seven-year hiatus. The Evening Standard has the story.
23/01/2312m 0s

The charges Alec Baldwin faces over the ‘Rust’ shooting

Alec Baldwin and the weapons handler on the ‘Rust’ film set are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly shooting. The Los Angeles Times has details. California’s extreme weather is almost over. But few homeowners there have flood insurance, meaning they could struggle to pay for cleaning up. Grist has the story. Vox’s Recode reports on the growing prospect of TikTok being banned in the U.S.  The Wall Street Journal explains why it’s the most wonderful time of year for goats, who enjoy eating discarded Christmas trees.
20/01/239m 53s

Understanding the debt-ceiling stalemate in Congress

The Biden administration and House Republicans are still far apart on a deal to raise the debt limit and avoid a messy default, Politico reports. After lifting its strict lockdown policies, China has sharply revised its COVID death toll for the latest outbreak up to 60,000. Many experts think the true number is higher. The Washington Post has the story. NPR looks at how a new suicide hotline has shown some promising results.
19/01/2311m 37s

New details on former GOP candidate accused of shootings

A former Republican candidate in New Mexico has been charged with masterminding a series of shootings targeting Democratic lawmakers’ homes. USA Today examines the case. Vice is covering a case in U.S. federal court where a former top law-enforcement official in Mexico is accused of helping the drug trafficking he was supposed to prevent. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft says it’s laying off 10,000 people, as the technology sector continues to shed jobs. CBS News explains why eggs are so expensive right now.
18/01/239m 7s

Why Elon Musk is in court over tweets

Elon Musk is heading to court in a case that goes back to a series of tweets about Tesla from 2018. The Wall Street Journal explains. Defector argues that Damar Hamlin’s injury is a moment to rethink health care for NFL players. The Washington Post reports on why tens of thousands of Israelis are taking to the street to protest their country’s new government. Novak Djokovic’s road to potential redemption begins now at the Australian Open. ESPN has the story.
17/01/239m 53s

Why Western tanks could transform the war in Ukraine

The Wall Street Journal explains the importance of the U.K.’s promise to send tanks to Ukraine. Searchers now have the voice and flight data recorders from the plane in the deadly Nepal crash, Reuters reports. China has reported nearly 60,000 COVID-related deaths since early December. NBC News has the story. More severe weather struck California, but the Los Angeles Times says forecasters see a break later in the week. Biden commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. at Dr. King’s Atlanta church. ABC News has the key moments. Evanston, Illinois, launched a reparations program for Black residents. Most of the promised funds haven’t been distributed. The Washington Post looks at the plan’s impact. The Atlantic explores how technology and the pandemic made tipping super weird.
16/01/239m 55s

Why you’re hearing so much about gas stoves right now

Vox explains the uproar over gas-stove regulation. The man accused of killing four Idaho college students appeared in court yesterday. The Idaho Statesman has the story. NPR covers a new report showing the ozone layer is on track to recover. Black coaches are still underrepresented in the NFL. In Conversation talks to one of the authors of a hard-hitting investigation into this persistent problem.
13/01/2310m 29s

Who’s accountable when a 6-year-old shoots a teacher?

NPR looks at the difficult questions the justice system is facing in the case of a 6-year-old school-shooting suspect in Virginia. The Hill reports that a search by Biden’s legal team uncovered more classified documents in his Delaware home. More severe winter weather is headed for California. CNN has details. The Wall Street Journal reports on the broader impact on the FAA glitch that grounded flights. The New Yorker embedded with foreign volunteer fighters to tell stories from the front lines of the war in Ukraine. Starting tonight, a green comet is passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. Insider explains how to watch for it.
12/01/239m 6s

California braces for more deadly storms

California is bracing for more damage from another round of powerful winter storms, after already suffering severe flooding, extreme winds, and mudslides. The Los Angeles Times is on the story. CNN explains the major differences between the Biden classified-documents case and Trump’s hoarding of secret records. Hundreds of flights across the U.S. were delayed or canceled because of an FAA computer outage. NBC has details. The Washington Post reports on a new study that suggests the T. rex may have been a lot smarter than many people previously thought.
11/01/239m 30s

What to know about Biden’s new immigration moves

Biden visited the southern border Sunday and is meeting with North American leaders this week in Mexico City, amid criticism of his immigration policy. The Texas Tribune has the story. Vanity Fair discusses the impact of Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir. The Wall Street Journal explains why public schools lost more than a million students during the pandemic.   Sports Illustrated reports on positive developments in Damar Hamlin’s recovery. Fox Sports has key takeaways from Georgia’s 65-7 national-championship win over TCU.
10/01/239m 30s

How Trump and allies are connected to Brazil’s unrest

Hundreds of people were arrested in Brazil after supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro attacked government buildings. The BBC reports on the aftermath, and explains the Trump connection. The Federal Trade Commission wants to do away with noncompete clauses for workers. The Washington Post has more.  The Atlantic looks at how better architecture can play a role in preventing suicides. The world’s first vaccine for honey bees received U.S. government approval. The Independent lays out how it works.
09/01/238m 19s

How the historic House-speaker stalemate could end

Kevin McCarthy is still not speaker of the House, despite multiple attempts to elect him this week. Vox explains the ways the stalemate could end, while the Washington Post reports on how C-SPAN’s live coverage of the proceedings has given Americans insight into a process they don’t typically see.  Biden will award the Presidential Citizens Medal —  the second-highest civilian honor in the country — to officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 attack. ABC has the story.  A past domestic-violence allegation recently surfaced against the coach of the U.S. men’s soccer team. ESPN reports that the source was the mother of a benched player. Apple News sports editor Shaker Samman joins us to discuss the story.  This week’s In Conversation sees one longtime journalist explores what it means to retire, and how to be emotionally ready.
06/01/2311m 59s

Damar Hamlin’s collapse tests NFL’s mental-health commitment

The Wall Street Journal reports that some NFL athletes are reluctant to play after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during a game and received emergency treatment on live television. The Los Angeles Times has the latest on the extreme winter storms slamming California.  The expertise of coroners — who investigate the cause of criminal and unexplained deaths — varies dramatically across the country. In some cases, they’re not required to have ever taken a science course. Kaiser Health News looks at why.   The Washington Post details the long-term health benefits of participating in “Dry January,” a monthlong abstention from alcohol, while NPR argues that we’re living in a golden age for drinkers of nonalcoholic beer, wine, and spirits.
05/01/2310m 24s

Why the House still has no speaker — and what happens next

After three rounds of voting, Rep. Kevin McCarthy fell short of earning enough votes to secure the House Speaker position. The Hill explains how the failure has embarrassed GOP lawmakers and delayed the 118th Congress.  After lying about his personal background and professional experience, Rep.-elect George Santos is set to be sworn in as a member of Congress. The Washington Post looks at his efforts to deceive voters and the possible punishment he may face. The Post also explains why prosecutors in Brazil are reopening a criminal fraud case against Santos from over a decade ago. The Wall Street Journal looks at how blurred lines between video games and gambling may have contributed to an increase in addictive behavior among young men and boys. In 1923, experts made predictions for what the world would look like 100 years later, including forecasts of 300-year lifespans and four-hour workdays. NPR looks at which came true. 
04/01/2311m 14s

Inside Kevin McCarthy’s scramble to win House speaker

The House of Representatives votes on a new speaker today. How it will go is anyone’s guess. The Wall Street Journal explains. Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest in Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals and is hospitalized in critical condition. ESPN is tracking his health status.  The number of babies being born is expected to increase following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The Atlantic warns that the surge in births will be concentrated in states with poor infant and maternal health outcomes.  Studies suggest that practicing optimism can help keep our bodies healthier. Kaiser Health News explains how. 
03/01/2311m 8s

How Congress is overhauling retirement-saving rules

The Washington Post reports on the final January 6 committee report, the Senate’s vote to pass a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown, and the changes to retirement-savings policy included in that bill. Recode reports on Elon Musk’s controversial leadership of Twitter. Time looks at the legacy of Dr. Anthony Fauci, as he prepares to step down from his government post after decades leading the fight against infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and COVID. The Wall Street Journal reveals how “white elephant” gift exchanges got that name.
23/12/2211m 52s

The Arctic blast pummeling the U.S.

Reuters reports on the winter storm that’s bringing dangerous conditions across the country and threatening holiday travel. The Atlantic explains the obvious answer to homelessness and why everyone’s ignoring it. The Wall Street Journal looks at the Taliban move to bar Afghan women and girls from schooling. BBC News looks at protests against the move. MarketWatch has the story of why we’re seeing more Hanukkah movies lately. Vulture categorizes the 153 new holiday movies out this year.
22/12/229m 37s

As Zelenskyy meets Biden, a look at a key Ukraine battle

As Ukrainian president Zelenskyy visits Washington, Reuters analyzes the fierce battle for the eastern city of Bakhmut. Politico has a preview of today’s final report from the January 6 committee. Read more at Bloomberg, including the document’s executive summary. Stat investigates why incarcerated people keep dying from hepatitis C, despite the existence of an effective cure. The Washington Post breaks down research that shows that you don’t need to drink eight cups of water a day.
21/12/229m 29s

What’s next for immigration after a big Supreme Court move

The January 6 panel said Trump should be charged with four crimes related to the Capitol attack. Reuters has details. USA Today reports on the Supreme Court temporarily pausing the lifting of Title 42, a Trump-era immigration policy targeted by the Biden administration. Meanwhile, many American communities say they’re struggling to provide for incoming migrants. The Texas Tribune describes the situation in El Paso. China is experiencing a COVID surge that could see 800 million people infected over the next few months. NPR has the story. Bloomberg crunches the numbers on how the global bird-flu outbreak is helping drive up the cost of eggs. And Vox asks: Why don’t we vaccinate more chickens and turkeys? ‘Titanic’ director James Cameron is sick of hearing fans complain that Jack didn’t have to die. He tells the Toronto Sun that he has scientific proof that Jack and Rose couldn’t have both survived the shipwreck.
20/12/2210m 59s

A World Cup final that lived up to the hype

Argentina defeated France in a thrilling World Cup final. After the Whistle recaps a memorable end to the tournament. The final public hearing of the January 6 committee is expected to include a vote on whether to recommend that Trump be prosecuted. Bloomberg has more. Even though billions were pledged to bolster Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, residents continue to lose water and power after hurricanes. The Washington Post investigates. A new law in France requires owners to cover large parking lots with solar panels. Time break down what that would look like in America.
19/12/229m 11s

What microplastics are and why you should worry

Microplastics are everywhere. This week’s In Conversation discusses what that means for your health. The Wall Street Journal examines alleged campaign-finance violations by disgraced crypto star Sam Bankman-Fried. Online retailers have many tricks to get you to buy more. Vox has tips on how to avoid being manipulated. After the Whistle previews the World Cup final between France and Argentina.
16/12/2210m 45s

More severe weather expected after deadly tornadoes

As tornadoes rip through the South, CNN reports on how the climate crisis may be changing the way they behave. USA Today looks at Biden’s announcement of trade and infrastructure investments in Africa, which took place at a summit with the continent’s leaders. NPR explains how the event comes as the leaders are also being heavily courted by China, Russia, and other nations. The Atlantic breaks down why the housing market is so tough right now. Have you ever wondered what Mars dust devils sound like? Popular Science has the tape, and explains why scientists are so excited.
15/12/228m 21s

How Washington’s failures exacerbated the fentanyl crisis

A Washington Post goes inside U.S. government failures to address the fentanyl crisis — and the missteps that allowed it to get significantly worse. Ten years after the Sandy Hook shooting, gun-safety advocates can point to some wins. NBC News takes stock, while the Trace looks at how victims’ families turned their grief into advocacy. Babies who were born into pandemic lockdowns and extreme-hygiene rules will have different microbiomes. But does different mean bad? The Atlantic has the story. There’s a new phenomenon in air travel: the holiday-travel blob. And airlines and hotels are ready to cash in. Wired explains.
14/12/2212m 2s

FTX founder charged with defrauding investors

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the collapsed FTX cryptocurrency exchange, was arrested in the Bahamas and will face criminal charges from U.S. prosecutors. The Washington Post has the story. The Guardian reports on new civil charges from the SEC saying Bankman-Fried defrauded investors and customers. The Washington Post reports on a breakthrough in the quest to harness nuclear fusion for mass consumption. Vox reports on the upswing in pedestrian fatalities, which has come as vehicles have got larger while U.S. city design continues to prioritize drivers over those on foot. After the Whistle breaks down everything you need to know about the World Cup semifinals. 
13/12/2211m 10s

New drone strikes reveal growing Russia–Iran military ties

NBC reports on drone strikes by Russia that plunged more than 1.5 million people in Odesa, Ukraine, into darkness over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal explores warnings from U.S. officials that military ties between Russia and Iran are deepening.  Vox explains why the U.S. keeps running out of medicine.  The Atlantic pays tribute to Grant Wahl, the renowned American soccer journalist, who died covering the World Cup from Qatar. The Washington Post reports on changes in animals’ mating behavior as climate change warms the planet.
12/12/2210m 4s

Iran escalates plots to kidnap, assassinate critics

Western intelligence officials say Iran is escalating efforts to kidnap and assassinate journalists, activists, and government officials who have spoken out against the regime. The Washington Post has the story. Kyrsten Sinema talks to Politico about switching her party affiliation from Democrat to independent. The move is shaking up the Senate. Thousands of nursing homes across the U.S failed to meet federal staffing requirements, putting residents at risk. A USA Today investigation finds that nearly all of them are getting away with it. NPR explains why South Koreans are about to instantly get a year younger. Yahoo Sports ranks the World Cup quarterfinalists.
09/12/2212m 10s

WNBA star Brittney Griner freed in prisoner swap

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention in a prisoner swap. She is now in U.S. custody. CBS has the story.  The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could impact 2024 races. Reuters reports on how justices reacted. Peru’s president was removed from office and charged with “rebellion” after attempting to shut down Congress. The Guardian reports from Lima. A Washington Post reporter investigates a string of overdose deaths in her hometown of Greenville, North Carolina. Hyperallergic has some things to consider before you jump on the A.I.-portrait trend.
08/12/2211m 51s

What Raphael Warnock’s win means for the Senate and Georgia

Incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock won Georgia’s Senate runoff election. The Los Angeles Times takes a look at what that means. A jury found the Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud for engaging in a 15-year scheme in which top executives accepted off-the-books perks. Bloomberg has the story. Meanwhile, Vox argues that while the case may be embarrassing for Donald Trump, his real legal dangers lie elsewhere. A major climate conference that begins today aims to stop the decline of ecosystems and wildlife. Vox lays out its goals. The Atlantic explains why most food-expiration dates are actually meaningless.
07/12/2210m 22s

Georgia voters pick their next senator: Warnock or Walker

Voters in Georgia are heading back to the polls to decide the final Senate contest of the year, as Sen. Raphael Warnock faces Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a runoff. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been following both candidates’ campaigns.  Venice was recently saved from a flood by an engineering marvel. The Washington Post reports on the expensive barrier system — and warns that rising sea levels mean it is not a permanent solution. Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster after the presale for the singer’s upcoming tour crashed the site, leaving fans waiting for hours and many without the coveted tickets. The Verge has the story.  Bloomberg Businessweek breaks down how Duolingo distinguished itself by gamifying language-learning, and its struggles to to turn free users into paying customers.
06/12/2210m 43s

Iran official’s claims of change spark hope, skepticism

CNN reports on skepticism in and out of Iran over comments from a key official that the hijab law is under review and the feared “morality police” have been disbanded. Unusual shooting attacks targeting power stations left tens of thousands of people without electricity in North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer has the story. Dave Matthews took to the stage to support Raphael Warnock ahead of Georgia’s Senate runoff. New York Magazine explains why so many Democratic candidates have been calling on the jam-band icon to rally voters. The Wall Street Journal looks at kids who’ve made their families millions by playing with toys in YouTube videos.
05/12/228m 37s

Why Biden’s student-loan relief plan is in danger again

The Supreme Court is putting Biden’s student-loan forgiveness plan on hold until it can hear a challenge to its legality, ABC News reports. USA Today looks at legislation that could help borrowers in a different way, by changing how people with debt can save for retirement. CBS News reports on Biden’s proposal for a major shake-up to the presidential primary calendar. NPR goes inside scientists’ efforts to save Florida's coral reef before it's too late. National Geographic reports on the legend of a demon cat who is said to have haunted the U.S. Capitol for more than 100 years.
02/12/229m 33s

Why Biden asked Congress to stop a rail strike

NPR reports on how Congress is moving to block a strike by railway workers, and Politico goes inside Biden’s decision to go against key union allies on the issue. Migrant workers who helped build Qatar’s World Cup infrastructure want compensation for the dangerous and sometimes deadly conditions they experienced. USA Today spoke to some. People say they’re worried about a recession in America, but they’re still spending. The Washington Post explains how economists are watching that disconnect for signals as to where things may go. Want a four-day workweek? Show this Bloomberg article to your boss.
01/12/2211m 34s

What the Oath Keepers guilty verdict means for Jan. 6 cases

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy, in the highest-profile Capitol-attack case yet. CNN has the story. NBC reports on how top Democrats in the House are stepping down from key posts to make way for younger politicians, and how House Republicans are battling over who will lead them when they take over the chamber. Decades after the Americans With Disabilities Act became law, many people with disabilities say much of medical care is still inaccessible to them. The Atlantic and Undark detail the problems. Our soccer podcast After the Whistle With Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe looks at how the U.S. team’s narrow win over Iran has kept the Americans in the tournament.
30/11/2212m 0s

The U.S. faces Iran in a politically charged World Cup game

The U.S. faces Iran today in a World Cup match that has political implications that go far beyond the game itself. CNN has the story. USA Today reports on the Supreme Court’s first major immigration case of the term, in a case that could test the limits of Biden’s executive power. The number of Americans attending college is about to crash. Vox explains how that will change higher education forever. Shirley Wheeler had an illegal abortion in 1970 — and was charged with manslaughter. In Conversation explores how Wheeler’s case is a warning of what’s to come after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
29/11/2210m 43s

Why the Georgia Senate runoff matters

The Hill looks at what early voting numbers tell us about the Georgia Senate runoff. And Vox explains why the contest matters, even after Democrats have clinched Senate control. Protests have erupted across China against strict COVID-lockdown and quarantine policies. CNN has journalists on the ground. Married couples are richer than cohabiting unmarried couples. The Wall Street Journal looks into why. Bloomberg Businessweek explores how seizing a Russian superyacht is much more complicated than you think.
28/11/229m 45s

A look ahead at a divided Washington

Republicans will have a slim majority in the House. The Wall Street Journal looks at their goals and how a divided Washington could run. Elon Musk says Twitter employees need to be “extremely hardcore.” The Guardian reports on how tons of people are quitting. Time profiles a Native American chef who’s working to get more people aware of her culture’s cuisine and the true story of Thanksgiving. The World Cup begins this weekend. The Apple News Original podcast After the Whistle With Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe has you covered on how to act at a watch party.
18/11/228m 57s

What Dems want done in their last weeks with House control

A bill protecting marriage-equality rights passed a key Senate hurdle. Grid explains what’s in it. Democrats have a lot more they want to get done before they lose control of the House. Vox takes a look. Wired reports on how Qatar will be using an unprecedented level of surveillance at the World Cup. Fast-fashion companies promote recycling programs for old clothes. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, mostly the practice ends up overwhelming developing countries with trash. Who’s legally the “Queen of Christmas?” Not just Mariah Carey, apparently. The Washington Post has the story.
17/11/2212m 4s

He’s running. What next for investigations into Trump?

Former president Donald Trump, who tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election, said he’s running again in 2024. The Washington Post covers both the announcement and his ongoing legal baggage, which includes an investigation into his handling of classified documents. A missile killed two people in Poland, near the Ukrainian border. NATO says it likely came from Ukrainian forces defending against Russian attacks. CNBC is on the story. Tens of thousands of tech-industry workers have been laid off, as some companies in the sector struggle. NPR has more. Turkey is more expensive this year, which has some people rethinking what to put on the table for Thanksgiving. America’s Test Kitchen and KCRW have some alternative ideas.
16/11/229m 41s

Why abortion-rights activists are taking the fight to states

Apple News has the latest election results, along with analysis. And NPR looks at how ballot-measure wins have abortion-rights advocates looking to do more in other states. The Washington Post reports on how protesters arrested in Iran face a court system stacked against them. A nudge by the Biden administration helped Ukraine change a key condition for peace talks with Russia. Politico explains. Smithsonian has the story of how NASA’s latest mission honors a champion for diversity in space exploration.
15/11/2210m 45s

After disappointing midterms, new GOP criticism of Trump

Disappointing midterm results have some Republicans blaming Trump for losses — and searching for an alternative presidential candidate for 2024. The Washington Post takes a look. CNN reports on Biden’s first face-to-face meeting as president with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. We have vaccines for COVID and the flu, so why not the common cold? Popular Science explains. The Los Angeles Times examines the surprisingly dangerous love lives of tarantulas.
14/11/229m 39s

How strong youth turnout affected the midterms

Forbes crunches the numbers on how young voter turned out in the midterms, and identifies the issues that motivated them. Biden is in Egypt for a major climate conference, where some delegates want the U.S. to do more to cut emissions. The Washington Post reports on new research showing the world has less than a decade to avert catastrophe. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report on the collapse of FTX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange that went bankrupt after the digital equivalent of a bank run this week. The Los Angeles Times tells the story of a beloved gas-station owner who is getting $1 million for selling the record-breaking Powerball ticket. Apple News In Conversation looks at the dangers of using lottery programs to fund government services.
11/11/2210m 31s

The latest election news, as Georgia heads for a runoff

Apple News has the latest election results, and what to know about the decisive ones that are still to come. The Washington Post explains why Georgia keeps having runoffs. And 538 has analysis of what may happen in the latest one, which could determine who controls the Senate. CNN reports on Hurricane Nicole, which struck Florida’s east coast early this morning. The Supreme Court is considering a case that involves adoptions of Native American children and could have far-reaching implications on tribal sovereignty. The Guardian has the story.   Technology has arrived that lets us speak virtually to our dead relatives. MIT Technology Review tested it out.
10/11/2210m 55s

Where we stand after an unusual election night

Apple News has coverage and analysis of all the races and reaction, along with up-to-the-minute results from all the contests.
09/11/2211m 55s

Republicans are already suing over mail-in ballots

The Washington Post reports on how Republicans are already issuing lawsuits to challenge ballots. CNN explains why we likely won’t know a lot of election results tonight, and why that’s normal. Marijuana could be legal in nearly half of the U.S. if voters pass ballot measures, Time reports. CNBC looks into how reparations are on the official agenda of the U.N.’s flagship climate conference for the first time. And National Geographic explains how powerful new computer modeling is making a scientific case for such payments. In the Atlantic, Ken Burns picks six photos that tell the history of American voting.
08/11/228m 12s

Closing arguments in the midterm campaigns

The Washington Post reports on each party’s closing arguments in the midterm campaigns. NPR looks at concerns over violence around Election Day, and what’s being done to keep politicians, voters, and poll workers safe. Apple News Today has a conversation with politics watchers in the final days of the 2022 campaigns. A ProPublica and Texas Tribune investigation found that several churches appear to be breaking the law by endorsing candidates in elections — while the IRS looks the other way. As Egypt hosts world leaders for a climate conference, there’s increased focus on the country’s most famous political prisoner, who is on a hunger strike. The Washington Post has the story.
07/11/2211m 33s

After mass layoffs at Twitter, what will Elon Musk do next?

The Verge reports on Elon Musk’s latest move at Twitter: mass layoffs. NPR explains why voters in five states are deciding whether to go further than the 13th Amendment on slavery. Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by gangs in Haiti, and cholera is spreading, the Miami Herald reports. There are also concerns about safety over Haitian skies after an attempted kidnapping of air traffic controllers. Some people who got special “temporary” tattoos have discovered that the ink is much longer-lasting than they thought. The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to them.
04/11/2210m 29s

Which party will control Congress? Three experts weigh in.

This episode is part of a special series from Apple News Today exploring the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. Which party will control Congress? What are the most crucial races to watch? What do voters say they want? Apple News editor Gideon Resnick put these questions and more to a panel of election watchers: Amy Walter, the editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report, Errin Haines, the editor-at-large for the 19th, and Mike Madrid, a GOP consultant and co-host of the Latino Vote podcast.
04/11/2229m 42s

Biden wants lower gas prices. Here’s why it won’t be easy.

Biden says he’ll impose higher taxes on energy companies if they don’t help lower consumer prices. Bloomberg explains why that will be a hard threat to carry out. The Wall Street Journal looks at how the U.S.-Saudi relationship is straining. The Parkland school shooter was sentenced to life in prison without parole after victims delivered emotional statements. NBC News has the story. Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front have agreed to a truce in the two-year war that displaced millions of people. The Guardian reports. Kanye West can’t sell White Lives Matter shirts without risking a lawsuit from the two Black men who own the rights to the phrase. Capital B spoke to them.
03/11/229m 19s

Behind the spread of false theories about the Pelosi attack

CNN reports on how prominent conservatives pushed a false theory about the assault on Paul Pelosi, and has new details from law enforcement that provide hard facts about the suspect and his motivations. Politico lays out the national implications of the Texas attorney-general race. The Washington Post explains how the shortage of Black sperm donors in America is leading to difficult choices for Black women who need a donor to conceive. For Día de los Muertos, communities are honoring victims of the elementary-school shooting in Uvalde. NBC News has the story.
02/11/229m 29s

What the housing-market shift means for you

NPR details how rising mortgage rates are affecting would-be buyers and the market overall. BuzzFeed News looks into why people are questioning the viability of homeownership. And the Wall Street Journal reports on how it’s tough out there for renters too. Hospital beds are full as children’s hospitals across the country see a surge in cases of common respiratory illnesses. Grid has the story. Apple News breaks down how the Supreme Court could reimagine the future of the Voting Rights Act. A Mondrian painting has been hanging upside down for decades. The Guardian explains why the curator isn’t flipping it.
01/11/2210m 46s

Where voting rights stand going into the midterms

A major case before the Supreme Court could impact the future of voting rights and many states will be voting after restrictive laws passed since the last presidential election. In this episode of Apple News Today’s special series exploring the most important issues affecting voters, editor Gideon Resnick talks with Janai Nelson, the president and director-counsel of the Legal Defense Fund.
01/11/2224m 37s

Fears of political violence grow after attack on Paul Pelosi

There are fears of an increase in politically motivated attacks after the husband of House speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked in the family home. The Wall Street Journal has more. Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made a comeback win in a contentious election. The BBC has details. South Korean authorities are investigating a crowd crush during Halloween celebrations on the streets of Seoul that killed more than 150 people. The Guardian has on-the-ground reporting. The deadly collapse of a bridge in India came days after it reopened after renovations, NPR reports. Dozens of people are dead in a tropical storm in the Philippines that brought heavy rain, triggering landslides. Reuters is following the story. The Washington Post lays out how the Supreme Court will weigh the question of affirmative action in higher education in two separate cases. And it takes a closer look at the facts and history of one of the cases, brought against UNC. CNN tells the surprising rescue story of how a Colorado train passenger looked out the window and spotted a missing, injured hiker.
31/10/229m 31s

How Elon Musk’s Twitter buy could affect elections

Bloomberg reports on Elon Musk firing top Twitter executives after closing his $44 billion deal. And the Washington Post looks at how his ownership could affect the midterm elections. Early-voting numbers are strong ahead of November 8, which may indicate massive turnout. ABC News examines the data. Apple News has full coverage of the midterms, along with details on how to vote where you live. MLB.com has key storylines to watch in the World Series as the Houston Astros take on the Philadelphia Phillies. A man played dead hundreds of times on TikTok in a macabre campaign to land a part as a corpse on a TV show or movie. It worked. The Louisville Courier-Journal tells his story.
28/10/229m 1s

Hear from swing-state voters on the midterms

The Washington Post asks swing-state voters to weigh in on the midterm elections. The Wall Street Journal explains how winter could affect Russia’s war in Ukraine. A U.N. report says countries are not doing enough to fight climate change. NBC News has more. New federal money is helping schools make the switch from diesel buses to electric. CNN has the story. 
27/10/228m 36s

Inside the post-Roe underground abortion-pill network

The Washington Post goes inside the covert network providing abortion pills to states where abortion is now banned. Rolling Stone looks at how Kanye West’s latest controversies are much more problematic than previous ones. The latest episode of Apple News Today’s special election series examines the Democrats’ mad dash to Election Day.
26/10/229m 38s

Inside the Democrats’ mad dash to Election Day

The Democratic Party and President Joe Biden are facing a lot of headwinds going into the final weeks of the midterm campaign. In this episode of Apple News Today’s special series exploring the most important issues affecting voters, editor Gideon Resnick talks with Gabriel Debenedetti, a national correspondent for New York Magazine covering the Democratic Party.
26/10/2227m 45s

Now we know how much the pandemic hurt kids’ learning

CNN reports on new nationwide test scores from fourth and eighth graders that show major declines during the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal has what you need to know about Rishi Sunak, the U.K.’s third prime minister in seven weeks. How many Van Gogh masterpieces is one Earth worth? Vox takes a counterintuitive look at recent climate protests that targeted famous artworks. The Guardian looks at how Singapore is tackling the strange problem of an exploding otter population.
25/10/228m 52s

New details from Ron DeSantis’s controversial voter arrests

Newly obtained video offers insights into Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s program to arrest felons who voted in the state. The Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times have the story. The Washington Post goes inside the rescue of nearly 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility. The Guardian looks a recent study suggesting there is a potential risk that melting glaciers will release frozen viruses and bacteria into the wild. Early-Hollywood actor Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American featured on U.S. currency. NPR tells her story.
24/10/228m 45s

What you might not know about the Iran protests

Iranians tell CNN how they were tortured by government forces for taking part in protests. In Conversation speaks to a scholar on feminist movements in Iran for insight into the country’s recent demonstrations. A Miami Herald investigation reveals new details about Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s controversial program to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. Recode reports on Instagram’s new strategy to combat toxic speech on the platform: telling people not to act like jerks.
21/10/229m 16s

Why midterms polling sites are boosting security

British prime minister Liz Truss resigned after a short and chaotic time in office. NBC News has details. Election officials are responding to threats from 2020-election deniers by beefing up security at polling places so workers and voters stay safe. Reuters is on the story. Apple News has a guide to voting in the midterms, including specifics for every state. PBS NewsHour reports on how Russia’s attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure have civilians facing blackouts. Bloomberg looks at potential new steps by the E.U. to deal with the emerging energy crisis caused by Russia’s cutoff of critical gas supplies. A Washington Post investigation finds that hundreds of retired military personnel have been taking big-money jobs with foreign governments, primarily countries known for human-rights abuses and political repression. CNN has details of a new study that suggests dogs can smell stress in humans.
20/10/2210m 41s

The big IRS changes that could reduce your tax bill

The IRS is making changes in response to inflation. Barron’s explains how they could reduce your tax bill. Biden is set to announce the release of more petroleum from the strategic reserve. The bid to ease gas prices comes ahead of elections where the cost of living is expected to be a key issue. The Washington Post has the story. Politico reports on how Democrats are worried about the Oregon governor’s race, which is shaping up to be closer than many people expected. Hundreds are dead in Nigeria’s worst flooding in a decade. CNN is covering the disaster. NPR explains why palm trees are so good at surviving powerful hurricanes.
19/10/227m 16s

How to access federal student-loan forgiveness

The website for student-loan forgiveness is now live. The L.A. Times takes a look. The 2022-23 NBA season tips off tonight. ESPN previews the new season’s contenders, stars, and big questions.    Bloomberg reports on Brazil’s upcoming presidential runoff election, where the stakes are high for just about every living thing on Earth.  In the latest episode of our special midterms series, NPR’s Sarah McCammon explains how the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has changed the dynamic of this year’s races. 
18/10/2210m 58s

How abortion could affect the election

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade over the summer changing the landscape across the country for abortion access. In this episode of Apple News Today’s special series exploring the most important political issues affecting voters, editor Gideon Resnick talks with NPR’s Sarah McCammon about how abortion politics and policy have changed the dynamics in this year’s races.
18/10/2222m 26s

What a third term for China’s Xi Jinping would mean

With Xi Jinping poised to begin a likely third term as president of China, he used a speech to set out priorities for the nation. NPR has key takeaways. An NBC reporter’s comment about her interview with John Fetterman led to a media firestorm over his recovery from a stroke. New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister, who spoke with the Senate candidate for a recent profile, provides a different perspective. It’s an exciting time to be a bargain hunter: U.S. retailers are sitting on a record $732 billion of inventory — and now they’re desperate to sell. The Washington Post reports.  
17/10/229m 6s

What to know about big developments in Trump investigations

There have been several major recent developments in the legal investigations into Trump, his family, and his businesses. NBC reports on how the January 6 committee has voted to subpoena Trump. ABC explains why the New York A.G. is seeking a preliminary injunction against him. And the Washington Post reports on the Supreme Court’s decision to deny his request for it to intervene in the legal fight over the review of classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago. NPR examined a strange pattern and found that hoax callers are reporting nonexistent active school shooters to police.  The Washington Post reports on how so-called swatting — fake reports of violence — forced Denver to shut down all 25 public-library branches.  Self-driving cars were the future once. One former evangelist for the technology told Bloomberg Businessweek that’s no longer the case.  NPR spoke to scientists hoping to teach A.I. how to use people’s voices and breathing patterns to diagnose illness.
14/10/2211m 31s

How a secret tape of racist remarks is rocking politics

Racist remarks by prominent Latino politicians are rocking the Los Angeles City Council after secret recordings were leaked. The L.A. Times is on the story. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay nearly $1 billion in damages to Sandy Hook victims’ families for spreading falsehoods. NBC News has details. The Washington Post reports that today’s January 6 committee hearing is expected to introduce new evidence about Trump’s conduct on the day of the attack. The Atlantic explains why so many people are stealing parrots.
13/10/227m 49s

Jake Tapper wants you to know C.J. Rice’s story

C.J. Rice was found guilty of attempted murder in South Philadelphia and is now serving up to 60 years in prison. CNN anchor Jake Tapper investigated the case and found signs of a flawed investigation and inadequate legal counsel. His story is in the Atlantic. The Washington Post reports on multiple lawsuits that are aiming to stop Biden’s plan to cancel some federal student-loan debt. Time explains why car dealers have the upper hand over buyers in today’s market — and what that means for your wallet.
12/10/2211m 36s
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