Tag Archives: Axios Today

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.

Morning News Podcast: Fake News & Election, Roe V. Wade And NASA Mission

Foreign and domestic actors are no longer using bots and fake accounts to influence the 2020 election. Now, bad actors are trying to trick journalists intro amplifying fake storylines.

  • Plus, life after Roe vs. Wade.
  • And, NASA is launching a new toilet to the International Space Station.

Guests: Axios’ Sara Fischer and Margaret Talev

Morning News Podcast: Private Space Exploration, Mail-In Voting, Vaccines

Axios Today reports: Private companies are becoming more and more invested in entering the space race. That means smaller missions – with more freedom in what they can study and explore – could completely change our understanding of the universe.

  • Plus, democrats are changing up their voting strategy.
  • And, Johnson & Johnson has reached another vaccine trial milestone.

Guests: Axios’ Miriam Kramer, Alexi McCammond, and Caitlin Owens

Morning News Podcast: Status Of Stimulus Bill, Economic Bright Spots

Axios Today reports: We’re halfway through September which means members of Congress are shifting their focus towards their own re-election campaigns, and now a Supreme Court Justice pick. After months of back and forth on a new stimulus bill, it’s now even less likely one will pass before the election.

  • Plus, some not-bad news about our economic recovery.
  • And, on the road with the Biden campaign.

Guests: Axios’ Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Hans Nichols.

Morning News Podcast: Reassessing Forests And Fires, College Reopenings

Nearly 3.5 million acres of land have burned in California, making this the largest wildfire season recorded in the state’s history – and it’s only September. Fires are still raging up the entire west coast, air quality remains unhealthy, and entire forests have been decimated.

Our relationship with forests and fire is changing and will play a big role in how forests evolve.

  • Plus, how colleges are reopening without a surge in infections.
  • And, with the start of the Jewish New Year, synagogue High Holy Day services are going virtual.

Guests: Axios’ Bryan Walsh, Alison Snyder, and Erica Pandey and Benjy Renton, senior at Middlebury College.

Morning News Podcast: UAE & Bahrain Peace With Israel, Insurance Payouts

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington yesterday to commemorate new peace accords with UAE and Bahrain – the first Arab states in a quarter century to normalize relations with Israel.

  • The peace accords between the Unite Arab Emirates and Israel could have major impacts on the future of the region, including possible compromises on Palestine and annexation of the West Bank.
  • Plus, what the civil disorder following the Black Lives Matter protests cost the insurance industry.
  • And, tips to ease Zoom fatigue.

Guests: Axios’ Jennifer Kingson, Eric Pandey and contributor Barak Ravid.

Morning News Podcast: Facebook ‘Fake News’, Joe Biden & Unemployment

On Tuesday’s episode of “Axios on HBO,” Mike Allen questioned Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook’s content moderation policies before the November election – and what they’re doing to stop the spread of misinformation.

  • Plus, Joe Biden’s struggle to reach Hispanic voters.
  • And, the number of unemployed Americans has surpassed the amount of open jobs in all 50 states.

Guests: Axios’ Mike Allen, Hans Nichols and Erica Pandey.

Morning News Podcast: Swing State Voters, Covid-19 Flare Ups & Black Holes

Joe Biden is visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin today, the city where Jacob Blake was shot by police last week. And where two people died after the black lives matter protests turned violent. His visit comes a few days after Trump’s own visit on Monday.

Axios talked to 10 swing voters in Wisconsin about their feelings on the protests in their state and the upcoming election.

  • Plus, the latest on Covid-19 cases in the U.S.
  • And, a new type of black hole in deep space.

Guests: Axios’ Alexi McCammond, Sam Baker, and Miriam Kramer.

Morning News Podcast: Will Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Have Chemistry?

Last night, Joe Biden made the most important decision in his campaign with a historic pick of Senator Kamala Devi Harris as his vice-presidential candidate. But it’s the next 48 hours that are truly crucial for the campaign to prove they have the chemistry to win the presidency.

  • Plus, how the coronavirus has pulled the plug on college sports.
  • And, where to look for the best meteor shower of the year.

Guests: Axios’ Hans Nichols and Jeff Tracy