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Friday, January 28, 2022
How do Ukrainians feel about the possibility of a Russian invasion? And President Biden visits Pittsburgh today. With a low approval rating, a stalled domestic agenda, and a standoff with Russia, can he energize his base? Plus, a lot of information about the economy comes out today. How will the Fed use the data to adjust interest rates?
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Now that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, President Biden has a chance to deliver on his promise of nominating a Black woman to the high court. With the mid-term elections looming, how much pressure are Democrats facing to quickly get a confirmation through? And the U.S. is calling on Russia to respond to diplomacy while also sending weapons to Ukraine. What's Russia's next move? Plus, GDP data come out today. What will it tell us about the overall health of the U.S. economy?
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
A former Ukrainian official explains why he doesn't think a Russian invasion is imminent. And for severe cases of COVID-19, there are treatments to keep people out of the hospital. So, why is the FDA restricting some of them? Plus, a new algorithm can determine early release for certain prison inmates. But there are problems with machine bias. Can they be fixed?
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The White House and European leaders are trying to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. What happens if Vladimir Putin sends his troops in anyway? And the Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates soon. Will that help or hurt anxieties on Wall Street? Plus, soldiers in Burkina Faso say they have ousted the country's democratically elected leader. Why have there been so many coups in Western Africa in recent months?
Monday, January 24, 2022
President Biden is thinking about sending thousands of U.S. troops to Eastern Europe to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. Will the plan work or will it provoke Russian President Vladimir Putin? And cases of coronavirus are dropping rapidly in parts of the country. Why do scientists avoid saying we're near the pandemic's end? Plus, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times. What does the case say about the freedom of the press to be wrong?
Bridging The Divide: A Scientist's Search For Faith And Truth
Francis Collins was director of the National Institutes of Health for more than a decade. He's also an evangelical Christian. Host Rachel Martin talked to Collins about some of life's biggest questions and how he's found answers with science and faith.