The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to email@example.com.
Monday, April 12, 2021 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily
The power of personal stories to counter bigotry and indifference is well documented. Listening to them, even when it’s uncomfortable, increases respect and empathy. In fact, it can be the starting point for healing. Also: today’s stories, including the hot debate around how to leave Afghanistan “responsibly,” the search for peace and accountability in Tigray, and how pandemic relief is addressing the problems facing Black farmers in the United States. Join the Monitor's Amelia Newcomb and Jingnan Peng for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.
Friday, April 9, 2021 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily
Sixty years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space. And when the National Air and Space Museum in Washington reopens, visitors can view symbols of U.S.-Russian cosmic friendship. Also, today’s stories, including protests in Myanmar, “vaccine passport” debates, and a closure of a storied grocery store. Join the Monitor's Ken Kaplan and Noelle Swan for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily
In 2015, South Dakota's juvenile justice system pivoted from punishment to rehabilitation. The turnaround is a lesson in how fresh and constructive thinking can make a difference, not just in budgets but in young lives. Also: today’s stories, including: Biden’s push to revive the Iran nuclear deal, outrage that could lead to police reform in Mexico, and the return of big government in Western nations. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Molly Jackson for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily
When a diner disgruntled by COVID-19 restrictions left no tip to a waitress, her community came to her aid with kindness beyond her imagination. Also, today’s stories: a drop in suicide rates amid COVID-19, an experiment in free school lunches for all, and a college song that’s raising controversy in Texas. Join the Monitor's Dave Scott and Noelle Swan for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily
As we return to indoor dining, group gatherings, and in-person school, we can count on one “institution” rebounding – the lost-and-found. Who knew that a bin full of gloves, sunglasses, and keys would be a welcome sign of recovery. Even better is what’s lost, found, and returned. Also: today’s stories, including fragile gains for women in Senegal, how the U.S. education system’s ‘best-kept secret’ stays afloat, and how time can be denied to people because of race, gender, and disability. Join the Monitor's April Austin and Jingnan Peng for today's news. You can also visit csmonitor.com/daily for more information.
Monday, April 5, 2021 - The Christian Science Monitor Daily
The $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that the Biden administration announced last week is about more than building new roads. It’s also about addressing the harm that came about decades ago when some communities – often Black neighborhoods – were destroyed for the sake of building interstate highways. Also: today’s stories, including the geopolitical implications of the alleged coup in Jordan, women who have reconsidered having a baby amid the pandemic, and a look at the unsung heroes who helped break the color barrier in professional baseball.
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