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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity® - a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time. About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios - which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app. About Pushkin Industries: Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg and is home to hit shows such as Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, Cautionary Tales, The Happiness Lab, The Last Archive, and Gladwell's own Revisionist History. Visit pushkin.fm for a full lineup of shows. About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

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We’re sharing the fourth episode of the Hard Truths podcast series. In this episode, a conversation between two key Democratic lawmakers on their journey to Congress. Guest: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY). Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Michele Salcedo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week President Joe Biden said that there will be enough vaccines for every adult in the US by the end of May. For many, that can’t come soon enough. Some are even crossing state lines to get vaccinated. Plus, the generational divide over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s behavior. And, robots are coming to a sidewalk near you. Guests: Axios' Marisa Fernandez, Alayna Treene and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Alice Wilder, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: "Vaccine tourism" stretches states' supplies Lawmakers hide behind AG's investigation as Cuomo lingers Sidewalk robots get legal rights as "pedestrians" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Biden administration has been making overtures to Iran as part of a way to negotiate a path back to the 2015 nuclear deal the Trump administration pulled out of. But the diplomatic dance the two countries have entered seems to be moving in circles. Plus, the Biden administration’s plan to fight domestic terrorism. And, how professional working parents are finally getting help from their employers. Guests: Axios' Barak Ravid, Glen Johnson and Erica Pandey Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: U.S.-Iran nuclear diplomacy is going nowhere fast House cancels Thursday session as FBI, Homeland Security warn of threat to Capitol The future of workplace benefits Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Yesterday, President Biden got the latest numbers on migrant children crossing the border. This year it's expected to hit a record 117,000 children. This influx of child migrants is not the first - former presidents Trump and Obama faced similar crises. So we wanted to take a step back and look at why these surges happen. Plus, the dire water situation in Jackson, Mississippi. And, changes to how ads track you online. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight and Sara Fischer and Mississippi Rep. Ronnie Crudup Jr. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Scoop: Biden briefing calls for 20,000 child migrant beds Privacy laws push online ads beyond tracking Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Latin American countries battered by the pandemic have started to receive their first vaccine shipments from China, Russia and in some cases India. Plus, why Americans are feeling more hopeful. And, how people with disabilities could go to space. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler, Miriam Kramer, and David Nather. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Latin America turns to China and Russia for COVID-19 vaccines The new "Right Stuff" Axios-Ipsos poll: Americans' hopes rise after a year of COVID Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The pandemic, the power grid failure in Texas, and many other catastrophic failures from the past year have made it clear that many of the systems we rely on are unprepared for the worst. Plus, how former President Trump and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be affecting Washington this week. And, the mood in Minneapolis ahead of the trial over George Floyd's death. Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Mike Allen and Torey Van Oot. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Protecting America against catastrophe Cuomo scandal snares Dems on #MeToo What we know about Minneapolis' security plans for Derek Chauvin's trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We wrap up the week by catching you up on the expected House vote on the Covid-19 relief bill, and the next spending bill lawmakers are turning their attention to. Plus, How your Fitbit might be the fastest way to detect covid. And, a new look at the civil rights activism of Billie Holiday. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Ina Fried and Russell Contreras Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Bernie ready to roll on roads Fitbit CEO: Wearables can detect COVID and more Endangered jazz history faces greater risk with the pandemic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
More than 700 unaccompanied children were in Border Patrol custody as of Sunday morning, according to an internal Customs and Border Protection document obtained by Axios. It's another sign of President Biden's looming border crisis. Plus, some good news with COVID and nursing homes. And, a turning point in how cities select police chiefs. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Sam Baker and Jennifer Kingson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: New coronavirus cases fall by 20% Nursing home COVID cases have drastically declined The modern way to hire a big city police chief Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Guests: Axios' Sarah Mucha, Courtenay Brown and Glen Johnson. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: GOP senators unveil $10 minimum wage hike proposal What Home Depot tells us about the country's housing boom Ex-Capitol security chiefs say they didn't receive FBI memo warning of Jan. 6 "war" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For years, there's been growing concern about deepfakes - doctored images and photos that could erode trust in the truth and further the spread of misinformation. But now, when we think about the anti-vaccine movement, the Capitol insurrection, even the recent GameStop uprising against Wall Street, it’s becoming clear that memes are what we really should be worried about. Plus, how the census and Supreme Court are changing redistricting And, the pandemic is causing even more of a push for better broadband. Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Stef Kight and Kim Hart. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: How memes became a major vehicle for misinformation Gerrymandering is about to get even more chaotic Pandemic puts money, political muscle behind broadband Watch and listen to Perseverance's first moments on Mars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, harassment and attacks against Asian Americans has grown. According to Stop AAPI Hate, more than 2,800 incidents of racism against Asian Americans were reported between March and December of 2020. While the recent attacks have put a spotlight on the issue, hate crimes have actually been rising long before the pandemic. And now, attorneys general across the country are trying to draw attention to this even as some find themselves also targeted. Plus, Merrick Garland’s confirmation. And, the United States is leading the world in vaccinations. Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Mike Allen and Dave Lawler. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Attorneys general fight hate crimes while facing hate America's vaccine rollout has been among the best in the world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We wrap up the week by catching you up on the fallout from winter storms in Texas, a spotlight on governors and the Perseverance rover landing on Mars. Plus, how Black churches are stepping in to help their communities get vaccinated. And, Texas water shortages. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, presiding bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s Fifth District. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Power restored to 2 million homes in Texas Winter storm causes "widespread delays" of COVID vaccine shipments Get Smart: Vaccines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One in three Americans has a criminal record that will show up during routine background checks whether it's for a job or to rent a house. Now, states across the country are tackling this issue by making it easier to erase or expunge those crimes from their record. Michigan is the first state that will soon enact the country's most expansive expungement law. Plus, Washington takes on Gamestop. And, America’s new can't-do attitude. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Dan Primack and Mike Allen Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: States make it easier to clear up criminal records America's can't-do spirit What the House's GameStop hearing could mean for private markets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Texas's power problems

Texas's power problems

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More than 4 million Texans woke up yesterday morning without power after winter storms that affected more than half the country. Texas is the largest generator of wind energy in the U.S., and the outages have sparked a political debate about the state's electrical grid and use of green power. Plus, Biden’s push for more inclusive immigration language. And, the perils of long term unemployment. Guests: Axios' Ben Geman, Stef Kight and Erica Pandey. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The perils of prolonged unemployment The status and politics of the Texas power crisis Scoop: Biden to use "more inclusive" immigration terms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Donald Trump’s impeachment trial wrapped up over the weekend with the Senate voting to acquit the former president on an article of insurrection. Now as they head into a week-long recess, lawmakers in Congress are preparing for another big fight - President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Plus, the private sector hopes to help with vaccines distribution. And, the powers and perils of facial recognition technology. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Bryan Walsh and Courtenay Brown. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coming conflict over facial recognition CEOs search for a bigger role in getting America vaccinated Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Biden campaigned on some big immigration promises. One he talked about often was to reunite the thousands of families who got separated because of former president Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy. Now, as President Biden sets up his task force to tackle the issue, many groups including the America Civil Liberties Union are asking his administration to go one step further and let those families stay in the U.S. Plus, impeachment and Trump’s legacy. And, the complicated process of manufacturing covid vaccines. Guests: Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project and Axios' Margaret Talev and Joann Muller. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Biden to sign order creating task force to reunite families separated at border Impeachment trial recap, day 3: House managers rest case, urging Senate to convict Biden administration purchases 200 million additional vaccine doses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The House impeachment managers continued on the second day of former president Donald Trump's impeachment trial with footage of the January 6 insurrection. Plus, some good news on the Axios Covid Map. And, is there an economic risk to too much stimulus? Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Sam Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Live updates: House impeachment managers lay out roadmap of Trump's "incitement" The stimulus debate: Is it too big? Coronavirus infections are plummeting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Former President Trump’s second impeachment trial began yesterday with Senators voting that the trial is constitutional and can proceed. What clues does Tuesday give us for the rest of the trial? Plus, 33 states are proposing stricter voting restrictions. And, the United Arab Emirates joins the Mars Club with a mission that's hopeful for all Arab nations. Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Russell Contreras and Miriam Kramer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Trump's 2nd impeachment trial recap, day 1: Senate votes trial is constitutional Dozens of states see new voter suppression proposals The new Mars club Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We’re a year into virtual schools - but the digital divide when it comes to our students still hasn’t been fixed. Consider this: 12 million students in this country don’t have internet access or the proper devices needed to do school online. As some schools start to reopen for in-person classes, there's a danger that the digital divide will again be ignored. Plus, former President Trump’s second impeachment trial begins. And, how a showdown over real estate commission could upend the industry.  Guests: Axios' Margaret Harding McGill, Jennifer Kingson and Kadia Goba. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Digital divide lurks behind school reopening plans Showdown over real estate fees Impeachment 2.0: A tale of the tapes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in the Senate tomorrow where they will decide whether to convict him of inciting the capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. As of today, there are not enough votes to convict Trump on the article of insurrection. Plus, why covid vaccines are such a scientific achievement. And, our thought bubble on President Biden’s stimulus bill. Guests: Axios' Mike Allen, Alayna Treene and Sam Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The coronavirus vaccines have shattered expectations Democrats to unveil $3,000 direct cash payments to families with children How the NFL countered COVID-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Michael Salk

cuiuz

Nov 26th
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mari arana

So basically, Economists like Meteorologists can't predict anything? This whole prediction stuff is so stupid.

Sep 22nd
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Amirpasha Mozaffari

Thanks a lot for your informing and concise show! Keep uo the good work! 👏🏻💪🏼

Aug 13th
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