Category Archives: News

Politics Monday: Tamara Keith And Amy Walter On 2020 Election (PBS Video)

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including campaign messages from President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential race’s final weeks and what early voting patterns suggest about when we might have election results.

Morning News Podcast: Record Fundraising & Early Voting, Retailers

The election has record breaking fundraising and huge early voting totals. That adds up to lots of voter enthusiasm, mostly among Democrats.

  • Plus, retail’s last shot at survival.
  • And, how lawyers are adapting to a remote workplace.

Guests: Axios’ Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Bryan Walsh.

Sunday Morning Podcast: News From Zurich, Hong Kong And London

Monocle on Sunday: Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûle and panelists cover the weekend’s biggest news.

Political News: ‘Shields & Brooks’ On Trump-Biden Town Hall (PBS Video)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what stood out from President Trump’s and Joe Biden’s TV town halls, how the two candidates are polling and whether the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will affect the election.

Morning News Podcast: Trump-Biden Town Halls, Covid Stress, New iPhones

This Morning With Gordon Deal: Town halls show two distinct styles between President Trump and Joe Biden, dealing with covid stress, and do you really need a new iPhone.

Morning News Podcast: Two Town Hall Meetings, Judge Barrett Testimony

President Trump and former Vice President Biden hold network TV town halls this evening. Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s testimony has wrapped up, but her confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice continue today, featuring supporters and opponents of the nomination.

Europe is re-trenching against a new surge of COVID-19 after seeing more than 100,000 new cases per day on average over the past week.

Science Podcasts: Room-Temp Superconductors, Covid-19 Mask Benefits

A high pressure experiment reveals the world’s first room-temperature superconductor, and a method to target ecosystem restoration.

In this episode:

00:44 Room-temperature superconductivity

For decades, scientists have been searching for a material that superconducts at room temperature. This week, researchers show a material that appears to do so, but only under pressures close to those at the centre of the planet. Research Article: Snider et al.News: First room-temperature superconductor puzzles physicists

08:26 Coronapod

The Coronapod team revisit mask-use. Does public use really control the virus? And how much evidence is enough to turn the tide on this ongoing debate? News Feature: Face masks: what the data say

19:37 Research Highlights

A new method provides 3D printed materials with some flexibility, and why an honest post to Facebook may do you some good. Research Highlight: A promising 3D-printing method gets flexibleResearch Highlight: Why Facebook users might want to show their true colours

22:11 The best way to restore ecosystems

Restoring degraded or human-utilised landscapes could help fight climate change and protect biodiversity. However, there are multiple costs and benefits that need to be balanced. Researchers hope a newly developed algorithm will help harmonise these factors and show the best locations to target restoration. Research Article: Strassburg et al.News and Views: Prioritizing where to restore Earth’s ecosystems

28:40 Briefing Chat

We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, a 44 year speed record for solving a maths problem is beaten… just, and an ancient set of tracks show a mysterious journey. Quanta: Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson RecordThe Conversation: Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey

Morning News Podcast: Judge Barrett, Census & Florida As Swing State

This Morning With Gordon Deal: Amy Coney Barrett faced a day of questions, Florida is a swing state again, and vacation home demand soars.

Morning News Podcast: Senate Hearing, Trump Campaign, Georgia Voting

NPR News Now reports: Second day of testimony of Amy Coney Barrett at Senate, President Trump campaigns, early voting in Georgia and other top news.