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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited

    The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited

    In the past few days, the deadliest violence in years has erupted between Israel and the Palestinians. Hundreds of missiles are streaking back and forth between Gaza and cities across Israel, and there have been shocking scenes of mob violence on the streets.

    Why is this happening and how much worse could it get?

    Guest: Isabel Kershner, a correspondent for The New York Times based in Jerusalem.

    • 28 min
    ‘Ignoring the Lie Emboldens the Liar’

    ‘Ignoring the Lie Emboldens the Liar’

    Today, Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, is expected to be removed from her leadership position.

    She has found herself on a lonely political island by continuing to speak out against former President Donald Trump.

    We look at the factors behind her ouster and the new requirements for Republican leadership.

    Guest: Catie Edmondson, a reporter in The New York Times’s Washington bureau.

    • 31 min
    Apple vs. Facebook

    Apple vs. Facebook

    Recently, Apple released a seemingly innocuous software update: a new privacy feature that would explicitly ask iPhone users whether an app should be allowed to track them across other apps and sites.

    For Facebook, however, this feature is anything but innocuous — it strikes at the heart of the company’s business model.

    The dispute represents a further deterioration in the frosty relations between the two companies. What’s at the heart of this conflict, and why have the stakes become so high for both sides?

    Guest: Mike Isaac, a technology correspondent for The New York Times.

    • 31 min
    Rural Tennessee’s Vaccine Hesitators

    Rural Tennessee’s Vaccine Hesitators

    Vaccine hesitancy is a major reason that many experts now fear the United States will struggle to attain herd immunity against the coronavirus.

    And while many initially hesitant demographics have become more open to vaccinations, one group is shifting much less: white Republican evangelical Christians, who tend to live in rural communities.

    Here’s what that looks like in Greeneville, Tenn.

    Guest: Jan Hoffman, a reporter covering behavioral health and health law for The New York Times.

    • 28 min
    From The Sunday Read Archive: ‘The Accusation’

    From The Sunday Read Archive: ‘The Accusation’

    In this episode of The Sunday Read, we revisit a story from our archives.

    When the university told one woman about the sexual-harassment complaints against her wife, they knew they weren’t true. But they had no idea how strange the truth really was.

    This story was written by Sarah Viren and recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    • 52 min
    Why Herd Immunity Is Slipping Away

    Why Herd Immunity Is Slipping Away

    From the earliest days of the pandemic, herd immunity has consistently factored into conversations about how countries can find their way out of lockdowns and restrictions.

    Now, many experts believe that the United States may never reach the requisite level of immunity.

    We explore why, and what it might look like to live in a country where there is no herd immunity against the coronavirus.

    Guest: Apoorva Mandavilli, a science and global health reporter for The New York Times.

    • 23 min

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