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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

926 Episodes
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An FDA advisory panel prepares to debate Pfizer's booster shot plan. The French are furious with the U.S. over a nuclear submarine deal. And schools face a nationwide school bus driver shortage.
In gut-wrenching testimony, decorated gymnasts describe being ignored by federal agents while Larry Nassar found more victims. President Biden expresses confidence in his chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, despite new revelations about calls to the Chinese. And a South Carolina lawyer prepares to turn himself in after admitting he tried to have himself shot in a fraud scheme.
Newsom Lease on Life

Newsom Lease on Life

2021-09-1526:321

California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruises to victory against a recall vote. With children now comprising an alarming share of COVID cases, pediatricians grow worried over resources. And new census data shows Americans living in poverty would have soared last year, were it not for economic stimulus.
Do You Recall?

Do You Recall?

2021-09-1426:50

Californians head to the polls to decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Lawmakers head to Capitol Hill to decide the fate of an immense spending package. And lawyers for Prince Andrew try to head off a lawsuit in New York City, alleging sexual assault of a minor.
Bristle While You Work

Bristle While You Work

2021-09-1325:30

Bosses, workers, and lawmakers react to President Biden's plan to get workplaces vaccinated. California prepares for Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election. And Americans begin dropping everything to welcome Afghan refugees to the country.
Twenty Years

Twenty Years

2021-09-1026:07

The country prepares to mark 20 years since the September 11th attacks. The DOJ sues Texas over its sweeping abortion law. And as President Biden orders new vaccine mandates, Los Angeles becomes the first school district to mandate vaccines for children.
Idaho calls in the military as hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. Victims' families win a victory in declassifying key 9/11 documents. And opening statements wrap up in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes.
What’s Old is Mu

What’s Old is Mu

2021-09-0827:011

New data, and a new variant, prompt concerns about children's vulnerability to COVID. The Taliban announce an interim government in Afghanistan. And survivors of the September 11th attacks prepare to mark a 20-year anniversary.
Key federal unemployment programs, created for the pandemic, come to an end. New Orleans residents are shipped off to other cities as power outages grow dangerous. And families of 9/11 victims and survivors head to Guantanamo Bay for the trial of the attacks' alleged architect.
In a special Labor Day edition of "Start Here," Brad asks ABC's economics reporter Elizabeth Schulze how the job market could change far beyond the pandemic. And Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., explains his plan for a national four-day work week.
After deadly floods shock the Northeast, experts ask whether major U.S. cities are ready for the effects of climate change. Texas women start considering alternate options for abortion procedures. And the FAA grounds Virgin Galactic over safety concerns.
Roe Rage

Roe Rage

2021-09-0227:09

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court allows the most restrictive abortion law in the nation to stay in place, prompting speculation that the era of Roe v. Wade is over. Police officers and paramedics in Colorado are charged in the death of Elijah McClain. And experts are warning patients not to take an anti-parasite drug to fight COVID.
In a national address, President Biden defends his choice to withdraw from Afghanistan on a protracted timeline. School boards appeal to federal authorities on mask mandates. And a proposed Texas law becomes a reality, effectively outlawing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Mission Complete

Mission Complete

2021-08-3125:54

After nearly 20 years, the U.S. pulls up its last troops and ends its war in Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida leaves large parts of Louisiana powerless. And jury selection begins in the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
Ida Danger

Ida Danger

2021-08-3025:091

Hurricane Ida whips through New Orleans, knocking out power and overwhelming low-lying areas. The US makes two military strikes against what it describes as ISIS-K targets. And a report on the origins of COVID-19 fails to provide clear answers about whether the coronavirus resulted from animals or humans.
A terror attack in Kabul kills at least 13 American service members, along with dozens of Afghan nationals.
The Day After We Leave

The Day After We Leave

2021-08-2626:221

The U.S. accelerates its withdrawal, prompting questions about whether informal networks will still ferry Afghans out of the country. New data show rental relief still isn't making its way to landlords. And a lawsuit claims a gun popular with law enforcement has gone off randomly.
After President Biden refuses to extend a withdrawal deadline, ex-military staff scramble to rescue their former colleagues in Afghanistan. Congress averts an infrastructure breakdown -- for now. And new data from the CDC show that pregnant women are largely declining to get vaccinated.
The FDA gives full approval to Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. Tennessee flooding flummoxes weather experts. And a Capitol Police investigation finds that an officer was justified in shooting a member of the mob who burst through a door on January 6th.
In an exclusive interview, ABC's Martha Raddatz asks Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin how far the US will go to guarantee safe access to the Kabul airport. The FDA is poised to fully approve the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. And California Gov. Gavin Newsom hits the road to campaign for his own job.
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Comments (71)

Khalid Shamlan

Terrorists are operating under the nose of US intelligence in USA itself. US government can't manage at home so leave Afghanistan alone.

Aug 17th
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Khalid Shamlan

USA is repeating 90's history. We are heading towards a new ISIS and not sure what is the new brand😂. It is simple. Get out, Taliban takes over, radicals start new Form of ISIS, keep the whole area busy including Russia, India, Iran, and China. After all the mess, the cowboy comes back to sell weapons, kill more people, and drag USA into another round for 30 more years 🤔

Aug 13th
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Rob Claypool

my daughter took them first shot and went into anaphylactic shock it almost killed her...but yeah lets everyone take it now matter what...smfh president and his flunkies are idiots

Aug 6th
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Leslie Darrah

4 commercials in 3 commercial breaks in a 28 minute podcast? Who thought that was a good idea?

Jul 19th
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Althea Washington

The A in LGBTQIA isn't for Ally. It stands for Asexual: a person who doesn't experience sexual attraction or desire.

Jun 10th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

YES! ✊🏻✊🏿

Apr 27th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I'm glad I wasn't on that jury cuz I couldn't have kept my mouth shut when that murderer's defense attorney started on his nonsense.

Apr 26th
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ncooty

Brad is an irrational twit. He loves to wrap up other people's (often poor) reporting with his own summarized conjectures and intuitions. I often find myself saying, "That doesn't follow," or "Where's the evidence for that BS?!" Enough of this garbage. Finally unsubscribing. I can see why there is a crisis of credibility in journalism: there are too many mere presenters casting themselves as journalists. There is no rigor of process or thought.

Mar 10th
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ncooty

ABC constantly conflates SES and race. It's irresponsible, inaccurate race-baiting. Your "data reporter" should learn at least a little about data analyses. E.g., if most of a phenomenon is explained by 1 variable with a direct causal path (e.g., the effect of SES on access to services), then she shouldn't add other variables (e.g., race) that merely covary with the first variable. Alternatively, if she's insinuating racism, she should explain the causal path of that racism. This is weak-minded, counter-productive, inaccurate, virtue-signalling idiocy.

Mar 10th
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ncooty

@20:50: "If you search the definition of reparations on Google [...]" Is this really what ABC calls journalism? (Also, @20:40: "I've had people axe me." Really? You should go to a hospital.)

Feb 26th
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ncooty

I'd rather hear from actual experts on COVID rather than the puerile conjectures of two knuckleheads.

Feb 26th
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ncooty

@8:32: It doesn't "beg the question"; it raises the question. To beg the question is to commit a logical fallacy in which on assumes the conclusion. If language is the medium of journalism, journalists should use it a bit more capably.

Feb 19th
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ncooty

It's discouraging to hear just poor journalism. The host often says things that are just wrong in order merely to say words. E.g., @1:27, there are and were more than 2 factors affecting COVID infection rates and outcomes. It isn't and wasn't merely a matter of masks and a vaccine, but also of social-distancing, contact-tracing, sanitation, and treatment-efficacy. There are and were also numerous second-order factors, such as funding, policies on school openings, etc. It's just stupid to say that, other than wearing masks, all we could do was wait for a vaccine. After a year of this, ABC still can't report on it accurately?

Feb 18th
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ncooty

Truly awful reporting on the race-norming re: NFL concussions. No discussion of the psychometric issues in cognitive testing that likewise pertain to employment and affirmative action, where the difference in testing is explained differently and treated oppositely. Again, this was shallow, irresponsible, salacious reporting.

Feb 5th
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ncooty

@6:49: "... it's almost certain [...] that it will absolutely pass..." Kate Shaw butchering English to sound like she's saying something substantive.

Jan 13th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

This is totally unrelated but it's driving me nuts -- Maria, the term you mean to use is BIASED, not bias. One either {HAS bias} or {IS biased}. You have been dropping this comment all over the place and I think if you're going to use that term so frequently, you ought to start doing so correctly.

Jan 13th
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Maria Nelson

Is that not seizing power?

Jan 12th
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Maria Nelson

Is stealing the presidency via illegal votes taking the most drastic actions?

Jan 12th
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Maria Nelson

Did the leaders of the country actually experience what people all over the country have experienced all year long through antifa and Black Lives Matter? Hmmmm

Jan 12th
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Maria Nelson

The president is not the danger...bias main stream reporting and democrats are the danger. Later on you will regret your support of about what is about to happen.

Jan 12th
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