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What A Day cuts through all the chaos and clickbait to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by two people whose parents read to them as children. New episodes Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. EST.

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What A Day cuts through all the chaos and clickbait to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by two people whose parents read to them as children. New episodes Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. EST.

    Kamala As You Are

    Kamala As You Are

    Senator Kamala Harris was announced as Biden’s VP pick yesterday, which will make her the first black woman and first Asian American to be a on major party ticket. We discuss her record on the 2020 campaign trail, as an incisive presence in Senate hearings, and as California’s attorney general. 
    The Big 10 and the Pac 12 college conferences announced yesterday that they will postpone their fall sports seasons due to the pandemic. A group of student athletes have formed an informal union, and say they want to play this season: but only if schools institute universal health and safety standards. 
    And in headlines: Russia approves a Covid-19 vaccine, TSA seizes more guns than ever at security, and gaiters might not be good medical masks.
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    • 21 min
    Justice Democrats League

    Justice Democrats League

    Five states hold primaries today, including Minnesota, where Rep. Ilhan Omar is running to keep her seat in Congress. The elections come a week after another progressive, Cori Bush, won a major upset in her race against a longterm incumbent in Missouri. We speak to Bush about her path to politics and check in on Justice Democrats, the political group that backed Bush, Omar, and a handful of other progressive Democrats since 2017. Read our full interview with Cori Bush at crooked.com/articles/cori-bush-democratic-party/
    Lebanon Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his resignation yesterday, following mass protests after the chemical explosion in Beirut. Protests continue in the country with demonstrators demanding that other top leaders resign as well. Donate: ImpactLebanon.org
    And in headlines: protests in Chicago and Belarus, a big loss for Uber and Lyft, and Nikki Haley tries to cancel popcorn.
    To read more of Gideon's reporting on primary races, check out: https://crooked.com/articles/kentucky-underdog-booker/
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    • 18 min
    New Executive Order

    New Executive Order

    Trump signed a bunch of executive orders and actions over the weekend that he presented as a fix to our economic problems. But the reality is much less transformative. We explain what his actions do (cut unemployment) and what they don't do (protect renters from eviction).
    ByteDance, the Chinese company behind TikTok, is planning to sue the Trump administration over its ban on US companies doing business with the app. The executive order against TikTok also bans US dealings with WeChat, another Chinese-owned app.
    And in headlines: a massive oil spill in Mauritius, protests in Beirut, and Amazon goes to the mall.
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    • 19 min
    N-R-Ain't

    N-R-Ain't

    New York’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association. AG Letitia James alleges that the NRA has engaged in years of corruption.
    In the absence of a federal testing strategy, seven governors have formed a purchasing agreement in attempts to get faster COVID antigen tests. In California, problems with the state’s data system may be creating inaccurate coronavirus data. 
    And in headlines: Minneapolis won’t vote to dismantle the police department, an exiled Saudi intelligence officer says MBS tried to kill him, and Nintendo reports a huge earnings boost.
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    • 19 min
    Convention Goes Electric

    Convention Goes Electric

    Joe Biden is no longer traveling to Milwaukee for the DNC, and neither are other primetime speakers like President Barack Obama. A sized-down RNC will be held in Charlotte, with Trump planning to deliver his speech from The White House. 
    Six of the seven largest school districts in the country will begin the school year entirely online, with New York City as the only holdout. One Yale student is suing his school for charging full tuition for an online education he considers inferior. 
    And in headlines: today is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, more updates on the disaster in Beirut, and Facebook blows minds by inventing TikTok.
    Plus, Crooked's own Jon Lovett fills in for Akilah.
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    • 17 min
    It's Been A Minute, Minneapolis

    It's Been A Minute, Minneapolis

    The Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the Minneapolis Police Department over a month ago, but achieving that goal requires getting a ballot initiative in front of residents. We discuss that effort and more with Oluchi Omeoga, a co-creator of Black Visions Collective.
    And in headlines: a deadly explosion in Beirut, the census is ending early, and a whole lot of new Miami Marlins.
    Black Visions Collective: blackvisionsmn.org
    Reclaim The Block: reclaimtheblock.org
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.9K Ratings

7.9K Ratings

Revfan53 ,

Have listened from Day 1

I’ve been a Crooked Media podcast from the beginning, but What a Day is my favorite quick bite and the only podcast I listen to daily. I enjoy Akilah and Gideon’s easy rapport.

Bauer😡😣 ,

Love this!!!

Listen every morning! They keep me entertained and informed

CitizenBat ,

More race baiting crap

I hate how loosely the word comedian is used these days. What exactly is funny about people like Akilah Hughes who portray themselves as constant victims, take every opportunity to complain about White people, and blame all their poor life choices on “White privilege”? Enjoy paying Carl Benjamin’s legal fees you petty social justice warrior!

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