Join Shumita Basu every weekday morning as she guides you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.
What to know as the war in Ukraine enters its third year
As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the Wall Street Journal takes stock of where things stand.
Donald Trump and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley are about to face off in the state’s primary. NPR has more.
The Athletic looks at an unusual season for Texas Christian University’s women’s basketball team.
The national-security threat lurking at U.S. ports
A nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma has died. The Washington Post tells us about Nex Benedict.
The U.S. government plans to spend billions of dollars to replace China-made cranes at shipping ports. The Wall Street Journal explains why.
Apple News has everything you need to know about the new Major League Soccer season.
What’s next for IVF after a controversial legal ruling
The Alabama Reflector reports on how a major state Supreme Court ruling has left the future of IVF uncertain — both in the state and across the country.
WLRN investigates a new law that’s quietly devastating Florida’s public-sector labor unions.
The lifespan of large home appliances is shrinking. The Wall Street Journal explains why.
Life under Tennessee’s strict abortion law
One woman told ProPublica about how Tennessee’s strict abortion ban forced her to carry a life-threatening pregnancy.
Health officials say Nasser Hospital, the second-largest in Gaza, is in crisis after Israeli troops raided the facility. The Washington Post has the story.
Wired looks at how Los Angeles’s investments in sponge infrastructure are helping combat relentless rain.
Alexey Navalny is dead. What’s next for Russia?
Following the death of Alexey Navalny, Putin’s fiercest critic, Time looks at the Russian opposition leader’s legacy.
The tech industry is struggling to deal with AI deepfakes and deceptive content during a consequential election cycle. The Wall Street Journal has the story.
NASA is struggling to communicate with its storied spacecraft Voyager 1, which was launched 45 years ago and has traveled out into deep space. Popular Mechanics explains.
Parents of gun-violence victims use AI to push for change
U.S. federal judges are dealing with a surge in serious, politically driven threats, an analysis by Reuters finds.
Grieving parents are using AI to re-create the voices of children killed in shootings to advocate for gun reform. The Wall Street Journal explores why.
University of Iowa’s Caitlin Clark set a new scoring record for NCAA women’s basketball. The Athletic has more.
The WNBA’s Sabrina Ionescu and the NBA’s Stephen Curry are going head-to-head in a 3-point contest tomorrow as part of All-Star Weekend. ESPN has the story.
I listen to this podcast religiously. I’m in central time and most of the time it’s available to listen to when I’m getting ready in the morning at 6a.
What has recently bothered me is that the war in Ukraine and the Israel/Gaza war have received incredible amounts of attention with most episodes leading with these stories. Seemed fair at the time since both are horrific. However, on 2/15/24 they FINALLY spoke about the war in Sudan! They report that it’s been going on for 10 months and they don’t mention it until nearing the end of the episode. They report that this war has been horrific for this community and especially children, as children are dying at insane rates. I need them to explain why they didn’t feel this war was as important as wars happening in lighter skinned countries because right now I can only believe that it’s race related. Therefore, do better, Apple News!
Need to check sources. Reference to Al Jazeera is a support of terrorists.
I like this show but it’s been leaning way too heavily into sports lately.