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.
Young activists on what they want from the climate summit
Children at the U.N. climate summit are urging governments to commit to policies that put kids’ needs first. The Guardian tells their stories.
Fox Sports has a preview of this weekend’s MLS Cup showdown.
This week’s In Conversation is a guide to smarter, more ethical shopping this holiday season.
Gaza gets even more dangerous for civilians
An Amnesty International investigation claims American-made weapons were used in two Israeli airstrikes that killed 43 civilians in Gaza. CNN reports.
NBC News details how Israel’s new grid map of Gaza is adding to the confusion and anger there.
NASA may pay $1 billion to destroy the International Space Station. Scientific American explains why.
Biden reflects with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on finding solace in grief.
New details of sexual violence in Hamas’s October 7 attack
The first segment of today’s show contains graphic details about sexual violence.
Investigators are looking into new evidence emerging of horrific sexual violence in the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. The Sunday Times has details.
The Wall Street Journal examines what a fall in the rate of Black workers being promoted to management says about corporate diversity efforts.
The Guardian goes inside the weird and secretive world of creating new flavors of potato chips.
The horror of babies left behind in a Gaza hospital
The first segment of today’s show contains graphic details about newborns who died in a Gaza hospital.
The Washington Post has the story of a nurse in Gaza who was caring for premature babies — then faced the most difficult decision of his life.
The Atlantic on why it may never be a good time to buy a house.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s podcast Wiser Than Me is the winner of the Apple Podcasts Award for Show of the Year. The Wall Street Journal calls it her most personally revealing work yet.
These Ukrainian teens could help convict Putin on war crimes
The Washington Post interviews Ukrainian teenagers who narrowly escaped Russia, and explains how their testimony could be used to prove Putin committed war crimes.
The BBC reports on how world leaders at the U.N. climate summit are promising to tackle the role of food and agriculture in climate change. And Grist asks historians, economists, and food-policy experts what would happen if everyone on Earth stopped eating meat tomorrow.
The Atlantic argues for making more friends outside of your age group.
Why Israel detains so many Palestinians
After a seven-day pause, the Washington Post reports that fighting has resumed between Israel and Hamas.
Vox explains why so many Palestinians are detained in Israeli prisons, while CNN speaks with some of those who’ve been released as part of the recent hostage deal to learn more about their experiences.
The first new legislation in eight decades to regulate chemicals in cosmetics comes into effect this month. Inside Climate News reports on how critics say it doesn’t go far enough, and on how risks from unregulated toxic substances in beauty and personal care products fall disproportionately on Black women.
USA Today explains how a children’s movie inspired an unusual name for a rare atmospheric phenomenon.
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Calm delivery, mindful reporting
In a world overstuffed with angry alarmism, overly emotional shouting hosts using fear-tactics and hate to drive their echo-chambered membership, that in-your-face style of deliberate offensiveness is tiresome.
The calm delivery of Shumita Basi’s newscast for Apple is a refreshing and intellectual stop on the information superhighway, it’s like a breath of fresh air.
As crappy and unhappy as news can be, it’s really not all that bad listening to it on Apple.
It’s rather relaxing listening to the pleasant but professional narrators.