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Friday, October 7, 2022
The gap between jobseekers and job openings is closing. People busted by the Feds for simple marijuana possession get a pardon. And the White House cracks down on student debt relief scams.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
The WTO predicts a sharp slowdown in global trade. Ukrainian forces are taking back territory that had been captured by Russia. And a new NPR/Marist poll shows President Biden's approval rating is up.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
The fight over Mar-a-Lago documents goes to the Supreme Court. OPEC wants to boost oil prices. And the U.S. tries to support Iranian protesters while striking a nuclear deal with their government.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
Testimony begins in the seditious conspiracy trial against the Oath Keepers, Would Putin take the risk of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine? And North Korea provokes its neighbors with a ballistic missile test.
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
Officials were slow to issue mandatory evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian loomed over Florida. Brazil's presidential election goes to a runoff later this month after President Jair Bolsonaro faired better than expected in the first round. And the US Supreme Court begins a new term today.
'A Place Called Home'
David Ambroz doesn't remember a time before he was homeless. He, his mother and two siblings spent much of his childhood surviving on the streets of New York City. As a teenager he entered the world of state custody, which came with its own uncertainty. In Ambroz's memoir "A Place Called Home" he tells a vivid story of hunger, welfare, his mother's mental illness and abuse, and how he overcame all of that to build a new life.
Perfect blast of news
A wonderful summary of what you need to know each day. I love the hosts and tone which I would characterize as conscise yet still light and personal.
Perhaps some news on Bolivia?
You talk about Lula but in Bolivia through peaceful protests we just made a corrupt dictator resign and you say nothing about it?? South America is not only leftist, and it saddens me that the international media ignore us when we fight for democracy.