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Each weekday afternoon, Axios business editor Dan Primack unpacks the biggest story of the day and why it matters. In 10 minutes, Dan and his guests - global business leaders, influential political operators, and reporters chasing huge scoops - take you inside the accelerating forces, technologies and trends that are remaking your world and work. 
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 Dan Primack: Dan is the host of Axios Re:Cap. He is also a business editor at Axios and author of the daily Axios Pro Rata newsletter where he covers the world of dealmakers across VC, PE and M&A. Previously, he was a senior editor at Fortune magazine and Thomson Reuters. 

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Each weekday afternoon, Axios business editor Dan Primack unpacks the biggest story of the day and why it matters. In 10 minutes, Dan and his guests - global business leaders, influential political operators, and reporters chasing huge scoops - take you inside the accelerating forces, technologies and trends that are remaking your world and work. 
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 Dan Primack: Dan is the host of Axios Re:Cap. He is also a business editor at Axios and author of the daily Axios Pro Rata newsletter where he covers the world of dealmakers across VC, PE and M&A. Previously, he was a senior editor at Fortune magazine and Thomson Reuters. 

    Behind the gun sales spike

    Behind the gun sales spike

    Gun sales in America have surged since the pandemic began, with 7.8 million background checks run for firearms purchases between March and June. Dan is joined by Wall Street Journal reporter Zusha Elinson who has been reporting on the spike in sales, around 40% of which are by first-time buyers, and what is motivating this trend.

    • 11 min
    Teachers union president on reopening schools

    Teachers union president on reopening schools

    In parts of the country, including states where coronavirus cases are surging, the start of the school year is just weeks away. Yet the nation seems to be getting further from a consensus on if and how schools should reopen for in-person learning. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, joins Dan to discuss teachers’ concerns, the resources schools need to safely reopen, and what education might look like this fall.
    Plus, auto entrepreneur Henrik Fisker joins Dan to discuss why electric vehicles are having a stock market moment on the day that his company Fisker agreed to be acquired.

    • 13 min
    Rural America has its own COVID-19 problem

    Rural America has its own COVID-19 problem

    Outbreaks in cities like New York, Miami and Houston have gotten a lot of attention, but coronavirus is hitting rural areas, too, and while it can be easier to socially distance in rural America, it is often harder to get medical care. Georgia-based microbiologist Amber Schmidtke has found that coronavirus-related morbidity is higher in many of Georgia's rural counties than in Atlanta, and she joins Dan to discuss the urban-rural health care divide.

    • 11 min
    Inside Joe Biden's Economic Plan

    Inside Joe Biden's Economic Plan

    Joe Biden returned to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania today to give his first major speech on economic policy since becoming the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is a campaign advisor and surrogate, and she joins Dan to discuss Biden's economic plans, how they were developed, and how they may change.

    • 12 min
    Facebook ad boycott organizers on today's meeting with Zuckerberg

    Facebook ad boycott organizers on today's meeting with Zuckerberg

    Facebook is currently dealing with the largest ad boycott in its history, with nearly 1,000 brands pulling paid advertising for the month of July. The boycott aims to apply pressure on Facebook to address hate speech on its namesake app and Instagram. After meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top company executives today, four of the boycott's organizers joined Dan on Re:Cap. Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, Derrick Johnson of the NAACP, Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL, and Jessica González of Free Press discuss why they organized the boycott, what they took from today's meeting, and what comes next.

    • 19 min
    The TikTok economy at risk

    The TikTok economy at risk

    In the last two days, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that the White House was considering shutting down TikTok due to security concerns over its relationship with the Chinese government. That news didn’t go over well, as TikTok has an estimated 800 million monthly active users, 30 million of whom are in the U.S. Dan is joined by John Shahidi, who leads one of the country's top management and studio companies for social media influencers, to talk about TikTok’s success in the U.S. and the business ecosystem flourishing around it.

    • 11 min

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