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Daily podcast explaining the details and complexities that are far too often neglected, dismissed or overlooked. explainthenews.com.

    Friday Five: Daunte Wright Updates, Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal, Celebrity Deaths, Court Packing & The Shooting of Adam Toledo

    Friday Five: Daunte Wright Updates, Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal, Celebrity Deaths, Court Packing & The Shooting of Adam Toledo

    Five topics that didn't make the cut for their own episode. First, updates on the shooting of Daunte Wright. Then, an explanation of Biden's decision to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11th. Next, a brief look at the lives of Bernie Madoff, Prince Philip and DMX. Followed by a breakdown of the political motives behind the court packing bill introduced by progressive Democrats. And finally, an examination of the bodycam videos of the Adam Toledo shooting and a breakdown of the mistakes that were made by Officer Stillman. 

    • 18 min
    Jackie Robinson Day

    Jackie Robinson Day

    For Major League Baseball, April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day. Today we're going to explore his life, legacy and impact both on and off the field. 


    Technical difficulties resulted in a delayed release of this episode - apologies for the wait!


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    The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

    The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

    Why did the FDA and CDC recommend a pause for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Is the vaccine safe? And what impact could it have on public health efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy? 


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    The Shooting of Daunte Wright

    The Shooting of Daunte Wright

    Today, we'll examine the tragic events that led to Daunte Wright's untimely and tragic death. We'll also explore what has happened in the aftermath of the shooting and try to figure out how a veteran police officer could confuse a gun and a Taser. 

    • 8 min
    What is a Senate Parliamentarian and What Do They Do?

    What is a Senate Parliamentarian and What Do They Do?

    Today we're taking a look at Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate Parliamentarian. Who is she? How did she get the job? And what does a Senate Parliamentarian actually do? We'll also explain the filibuster, cloture, presiding officers and reconciliation process. 


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    Friday Five: Gun Control, Transgender Healthcare, Matt Gaetz, Florida Wastewater Leak & Tiger Woods

    Friday Five: Gun Control, Transgender Healthcare, Matt Gaetz, Florida Wastewater Leak & Tiger Woods

    Five topics that weren't worthy of their own episode. First we start with the Biden Administration's six executive orders on gun control. Then we discuss Arkansas' transgender healthcare law that was vetoed by the Governor. Next it's a look at the Matt Gaetz sex trafficking scandal. Followed by an investigation into the Piney Point wastewater leak. And finally, we examine what may have caused Tiger Woods' crash back in February. 


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    • 14 min

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