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BONUS: Throughline: What Happened After Civilization Collapsed
What happens after everything falls apart? The end of the Bronze Age was a moment when an entire network of ancient civilizations collapsed, leaving behind only clues to what happened. Today, scholars have pieced together a story where everything from climate change to mass migration to natural disasters played a role. What the end of the Bronze Age can teach us about avoiding catastrophe and what comes after collapse.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
An expert panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommend against a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine for most U.S. adults. France has recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia, after being excluded from a deal to build nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. And Washington D.C. prepares for a rally today, as right-wing demonstrators protest the ongoing criminal cases linked to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Friday, September 17, 2021
The committee that advises the FDA on vaccines will meet on Friday to discuss booster shots for all Americans above the age of 16. Can Americans justify getting a third shot when many people in the world haven't gotten their first? A far-right rally is taking place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. It will be the first large-scale security test for the Capitol Police since the January 6th insurrection. And internal documents show Facebook knows its platform is being used to spread misinformation and worse and isn't using its tools to stop it.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
One in every 500 Americans has died of COVID-19 - more than 666,000 in total. About 150,000 people are still getting infected with the virus every day. What is the state of the pandemic in this country? The U.S. is sharing its nuclear submarine technology with Australia, breaking a decades long tradition of technological secrecy. And four U.S. gymnasts testified that they felt betrayed by law enforcement during the FBI investigation of Larry Nassar.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Voters in California have decided, Gavin Newsom will remain governor of the state. Voters rejected the Republican-led recall by a 2-to-1 margin. The top U.S. military official was so worried about former President Trump's behavior during his final days in office that he made secret calls to Beijing to assure them the U.S. wouldn't launch an attack on China. What had Gen. Mark Milley so concerned? And the past year and a half has left doctors and nurses overwhelmed and exhausted. How is burnout impacting patient care?
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
President Biden traveled to California to campaign for Governor Gavin Newsom in the lead up to the closely watched recall election. As voting comes to a close on Tuesday, how is the field stacking up? Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushed back against criticism of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. And inflation rates in recent months have been the highest in more than a dozen years. Will inflation rates continue to increase?