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A Poorly Spoken podcast that brings you a selection of news stories from the past week.
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Week of 08/14/21

Week of 08/14/21

2021-08-1409:12

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken Podcast. This week's stories: Average pay for supermarket and restaurant workers tops $15 an hour for the first timeNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns after sexual harassment allegationsCuba legalizes private ownership of small and medium-sized businessesTaliban insurgents now control 65% of AfghanistanThe Summer Olympics in Tokyo has come to a closeAn Earthquake has Hit HatiA study finds that praise can help to improve a child's academic performanceA study finds that planting forests could help mitigate the effects of climate changeSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 08/07/21

Week of 08/07/21

2021-08-0705:33

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken Podcast.        This week's stories:    The CDC reports that nearly 67% of U.S. counties have substantial or high COVID-19 transmission ratesN.Y.C. has become the first major U.S. city to mandate proof of vaccination for certain indoor venuesApple announces a photo hashing system to detect child abuse images in users’ photos librariesPresident Joe Biden offers a temporary safe haven to Hong Kong residents in the United StatesSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 07/31/21

Week of 07/31/21

2021-07-3107:13

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken Podcast.This week's stories:The Justice Department has ruled that former President Trump’s tax returns must be released to CongressOregon’s governor signs an ambitious clean energy billThe Department of Justice declares vaccine mandates legalBayer plans to pull Glyphosate from U.S. consumer marketsTwo countries win their first ever Olympic gold medals (Philippines, Bermuda)Another prediction of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has been experimentally provenSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 07/24/21

Week of 07/24/21

2021-07-2406:40

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken PodcastThis week's stories:Cleveland, Ohio’s baseball team has changed its nameJeff Bezos successfully journeyed to and returned from spaceThe FTC has voted unanimously to enforce right to repairThe FTC has issued a suit against robocallers that are responsible for more than 45 million illegal callsThe Olympic Summer Games has startedA genetic tweak that targets RNA can grow crops that yield significantly more food and show increased drought toleranceThe Hubble Space Telescope is functioning again after more than a month offlineSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 07/17/21

Week of 07/17/21

2021-07-1706:24

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken PodcastThis week's stories:California has approved a $35 million plan for the first state-funded guaranteed income programPope Francis has made his first public appearance since undergoing intestinal surgeryItaly is banning large cruise liners from sailing into VeniceCuba has temporarily lifted restrictions on travelers bringing food, medicines and hygiene products into the countryScientists have confirmed that the Amazon rainforest is now emitting more CO2 than it absorbsEngineers in Japan have shattered the world record for the fastest internet speed, achieving a data transmission rate of 319 Terabits per secondSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 07/10/21

Week of 07/10/21

2021-07-1005:16

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken PodcastThis week's stories:Jeff Bezos has stepped down from his role as CEO of Amazon after 27 yearsHaitian President Jovenel Moise has been assassinated in his homeTokyo has banned spectators to the Olympics due to a COVID-19 emergencyThe United States has left its last Afghan base, effectively ending operationsA new study found that converting agricultural land to forest would boost summer rains by 7.6% on averageSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 07/03/21

Week of 07/03/21

2021-07-0310:32

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken PodcastVideo of gas pipeline rupture fire in the Gulf of MexicoThis week's stories:Walmart has announced a new, low-price insulinA motion to remove Britney Spears’ conservatorship has been deniedThe Trump Organization has been charged by the Manhattan district attorney’s office with tax fraudBill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction has been overturnedCalifornia has added 5 states to its state-funded travel ban due to laws that discriminate against members of the LGBTQ+ communityThe north west of North America faces a record shattering heat waveA mass crash at the Tour de France sent one woman through a whirlwind of eventsUndersea gas pipeline has ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, accompanied by a firePhysicists have observationally confirmed Steven Hawking’s black hole theorem for the first timeA new review concludes that spanking can worsen a child's behavior, rather than correct itSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 06/26/21

Week of 06/26/21

2021-06-2611:00

Words About News is a Poorly Spoken PodcastThis week's stories:Supreme Court rules against NCAA in compensation battle with college athletesBritney Spears told a court she wants her conservatorship to endThe Justice Department plans to sue Georgia over sweeping voting restrictionsDerek Chauvin sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s deathIran’s presidential elections concludes with Conservative judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi winning amid historically low turnoutTokyo scraps public viewing of OlympicsAntivirus software pioneer John McAfee dead after hanging himself in jailFacebook officially launches Live Audio Rooms and podcasts in the USMicrosoft closes above $2 trillion market cap for the first timeGreen space around primary schools may improve students’ academic performanceStudies brings to light the terrible science behind popular weight loss productsVirgin Galactic announced that the Federal Aviation Administration granted the company the license it needs to fly passengers on future space flightsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
Week of 06/19/21

Week of 06/19/21

2021-06-1907:09

This week's stories:President Biden signs a bill making Juneteenth a federal holidayTexas Power Plants Face Outages as Temperatures Reach Record HighsThe Supreme Court once again rejects a challenge to the Affordable Care ActIsrael’s Parliament Approves a New Coalition, Ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long RuleGhana plants 5 million trees in a single day to combat deforestationA study finds that Caffeine intake in the morning and afternoon does not impair nighttime sleep structureMice-based Alzheimer’s studies that omit “mice” from title get 31% more media coverageSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wordsaboutnews)
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