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Morning News: Climate Change Report, Business Of Trash, Olympics Review

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on climate change this morning. It shows that warming is happening more quickly than we realized, and calls the connection between human activity and global warming “unequivocal.” It’s the strongest stance by global scientists on climate we’ve seen yet.

  • Plus, the pandemic has changed our relationship with trash.
  • And, Ina Fried’s big takeaways from covering the Olympic games.

Guests: Axios’ Andrew Freedman, Hope King, and Ina Fried.

Morning News: Flooding & Covid In Europe, Car Prices, Facial Recognition

The flood waters in Germany and Belgium have started receding with more than 180 people dead. It’s the worst flooding the region has seen in decades and comes on top of a worsening COVID outbreak throughout Europe.

  • Plus, why car prices are driving inflation.
  • And, retailers turn to facial recognition technology.

Guests: Axios’ Dave Lawler, Kim Hart and Felix Salmon.

Morning News: Tokyo Olympics Controversies, V.P. Politics & Freedom

The Olympics are less than three weeks away and over this past weekend we saw three big headlines, all having to do with restrictions that have primarily affected women of color and intersex people. 

And it’s left many fans wondering who these Olympic rules are actually serving.

  • And, infighting in the Vice President’s office.
  • Plus, Noah Feldman — and you — on what freedom means in America now.

Guests: Axios’ Ina Fried, Margaret Talev and Harvard University constitutional law professor Noah Feldman.

Morning News: New U.S. Industrial Policy, Covid Vaccinations, Olympics

According to a speech scheduled to be delivered today, the Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, will say the economic disruption of the pandemic shows that America needs an industrial policy that invests in more manufacturing jobs.

  • Plus, the Biden administration says it won’t meet its July 4th COVID vaccination goal.
  • And, what you need to know one month ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Guests: Axios’ Hans Nichols and Ina Fried.

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.