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Fury Road: Minnesota, Infrastructure, and Scream Science Skimm This

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First up: To help understand all of this week’s COVID headlines – including big news about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – we phoned up a doctor to ask: “Hey did you read that thing?”
Then: We’ve got the latest on the most recent incident of police violence in Minnesota, why Iran is increasing its uranium enrichment, and the latest beef between the U.S. and Russia.
After that: If President Biden has his way, U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. We’ll break down why ending America’s longest war is so tricky.
Quickly: We’ve got the details on a new plan to slow migration to the U.S. from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.
Later: We got a call from the U.S. Commerce Secretary this week. A $2 trillion infrastructure plan is being debated in Congress, and she thinks millennials should be paying attention.
Finally: We’re letting out some steam. And breaking down the science…of screaming. 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 



Dr. Celine Gounder, clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases, New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine

Gina Raimondo, US Commerce Secretary

Noreen MacDonald, chair, department of city and regional planning, UNC Chapel Hill


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Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

First up: To help understand all of this week’s COVID headlines – including big news about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – we phoned up a doctor to ask: “Hey did you read that thing?”
Then: We’ve got the latest on the most recent incident of police violence in Minnesota, why Iran is increasing its uranium enrichment, and the latest beef between the U.S. and Russia.
After that: If President Biden has his way, U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. We’ll break down why ending America’s longest war is so tricky.
Quickly: We’ve got the details on a new plan to slow migration to the U.S. from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.
Later: We got a call from the U.S. Commerce Secretary this week. A $2 trillion infrastructure plan is being debated in Congress, and she thinks millennials should be paying attention.
Finally: We’re letting out some steam. And breaking down the science…of screaming. 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 



Dr. Celine Gounder, clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases, New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine

Gina Raimondo, US Commerce Secretary

Noreen MacDonald, chair, department of city and regional planning, UNC Chapel Hill


Want more Skimm? 


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Email us your questions about what’s going on in the news right now 

Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts


Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

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