Tag Archives: Axios

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: 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

World News Podcast: New Arrests In Hong Kong, Satellite Attack Risks

It’s been about a month since the Chinese Communist Party forced a national security law on Hong Kong. This new law made it illegal for anyone anywhere in the world to promote democratic reform in the region. Recent arrests of top media and political figures have made it clear that Hong Kong’s relatively free political system is over.

  • Plus, the risk of space attacks against U.S. satellites is growing.
  • And, some hopeful pandemic parenting advice from Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Guests: Axios’ Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Miriam Kramer and special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the Asian American Journalists Association.

Morning News Podcast: Cities Post-Covid, School Risks & 2020 Election

It’s too soon to know what downtown cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic. What we do know is that no business will be spared. Both small mom and pops and big retailers will have to shut their doors and move away from dense city centers. That could mean landowners, consumers and retailers will have to work together to imagine the new iteration of the American city.

  • Plus, the more we learn about kids and the coronavirus, the riskier it seems to resume in-person schools.
  • And, the 2020 presidential election won’t like anything we’ve ever seen.

Guests: Axios’ Dion Rabouin, Caitlin Owens, and Sara Goo.

Morning News Podcasts: Joe Biden’s VP Pick, Virtual School & Retail, Tik Tok

This week, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is supposed to decide on his pick for a running mate. How he’s selecting her says a lot about how Biden might govern.

  • Plus, how the virtual school year could push retailers even closer to the brink.
  • And, the behind the scenes of the White House’s latest Tik Tok announcement.

Guests: Axios’ Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Mike Allen.