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Morning News Podcast: Chauvin Jury Deliberates, European Soccer Wars

The jury is deliberating whether or not to convict former Minneapolis police Derek Chavin over the death of George Floyd.

Presiding Judge Peter Cahill will allow the jury to deliberate every day until 7pm, and if they reach a decision after sunset, the decision will be read the following morning.

  • Plus, a strong start to earnings season.
  • And, European soccer goes to war.

Guests: Axios’ Nick Halter, Aja Whitaker-Moore and Kendall Baker.

Morning News Podcast: Colorado Mass Shooting, U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

Police responded to an active shooter incident at the King Soopers grocery store in South Boulder yesterday afternoon. Late last night, officials confirmed that 10 people were shot and killed, including Boulder police officer Eric Tally.

Plus, will the U.S. meet the May 1 deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan?

The AstraZeneca vaccine passes initial American trials.

And, why a fire at one Japanese chip plant is affecting the entire auto industry.

Morning News Podcast: Minimum Wage Debate, Capitol Riot & Home Depot

We’re in the longest period of time since the minimum wage has been created that it hasn’t been adjusted. You’ve probably heard the progressive and Congressional Democrats argument for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage.

Now, some Republicans are responding with a proposal to raise it to $10 an hour by 2025. Plus, what we’re just learning about security around the Jan. 6 insurrection. And, how Home Depot is a proxy for the housing markets.

Morning News Podcast: Mob Incited By Trump Storms Capitol Building, Biden Victory Certified

A mob incited by President Donald Trump overran the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday as lawmakers were planning to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election.

Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev, Alayna Treene and Jonathan Swan.

Morning News Podcast: Stimulus Bill Deal, Self-Driving Taxis & 2020 Review

We’ve been talking about a second stimulus deal for months. Last night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced both sides have finally come to an agreement.

  • Plus, we could soon have self driving taxis.
  • And, America’s somehow fitting, terrible end to 2020.

Guests: Axios’ Dan Primack, Joann Muller, and Mike Allen

Morning News Podcast: Covid Vaccine Delivery Issues, New ‘Smart’ Cities

We’re getting closer to the vaccine finish line with three promising candidates. Distributing this vaccine will be a challenge everywhere but especially in states that have large rural areas like Alabama where a three-phase plan to get the state vaccinated is being finalized next week.

  • Plus, the logic behind the CDC’s new quarantine guidelines.
  • And, the new hope for creating smart cities.

Guests: Alabama Public Health state health officer Dr. Scott Harris and Axios’ Sam Baker and Jennifer Kingson.

Morning News Podcast: Thanksgiving Travel & College Covid Concerns

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning against holiday travel. The day after 1 million Americans got on a plane, it’s the highest volume of travelers airports have seen since the pandemic.

  • Plus, how the country’s largest public university system is handling Thanksgiving.
  • And, the life and death implications of delaying the presidential transition.

Guests: Axios’ Joann Muller, and Russell Contreras and State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras.

Morning News Podcast: Election Day Arrives – Joe Biden, Mail-In Ballots

Axios’ Margaret Talev and Mike Allen walk us through what they’re preparing for on election night.

  • Plus, how the election could come down to Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballots.
  • And, why voting is a sacred right.

Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev and Mike Allen; Noah Feldman, constitutional law professor at Harvard University; and Rev. Otis Moss, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Morning News Podcast: A Historic Election – Why It Looks & Sounds Different

Just this year alone, the pandemic and social justice movements have dramatically changed the trajectory of the election. So today, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge what’s different – whether it comes to what our country looks like, who is voting and how the last eight months have shaped this historic election.

Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev, Chris Jackson, senior vice president of Ipsos Public Polling, and Mark Hugo Lopez, director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center.

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.