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Just like The Recount is the can’t-miss news source on Twitter, The Recount Daily Pod is the morning news source you’ll want to plug into every day. Hosted by journalist Reena Ninan, each episode breaks down important information in politics, tech, business and culture. Ninan interviews journalists who break news and give listeners the crucial context necessary to understand why these stories are important. 

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    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

Just like The Recount is the can’t-miss news source on Twitter, The Recount Daily Pod is the morning news source you’ll want to plug into every day. Hosted by journalist Reena Ninan, each episode breaks down important information in politics, tech, business and culture. Ninan interviews journalists who break news and give listeners the crucial context necessary to understand why these stories are important. 

    Cokie Roberts, Pioneer Among Women in News

    Cokie Roberts, Pioneer Among Women in News

    The journalist Cokie Roberts left behind a tremendous legacy when she passed away in 2019. Her late husband Steven Roberts, who is also a journalist, grieved and honored her in his own way — by reporting on Cokie's life and work at organizations including NPR and ABC, and writing a book about it. "Cokie: A Life Well-Lived" chronicles the career, values, and personal faith of a journalist who proved to many other women that they had a place in the newsroom.
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    • 27 min
    A Crisis of Violence: Homicides Spike in Georgia Prisons

    A Crisis of Violence: Homicides Spike in Georgia Prisons

    Severe staff shortages at Georgia prisons have contributed to a huge spike in violence, including at least 44 likely homicides since last year. In September, the Department of Justice opened an investigation into the violence and possible constitutional violations by the correctional system. Separately, a lawsuit filed by the Southern Center for Human Rights called the prison conditions “abysmal.” Sara Totonchi is the organization’s executive director, and Atteeyah Hollie is an attorney there. They join the podcast to shed light on the crisis.
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    • 23 min
    Anxious About Climate Change? You're Not Alone

    Anxious About Climate Change? You're Not Alone

    Climate envoy John Kerry described it as “the last best chance the world has" — this weekend world leaders and thousands of negotiators, journalists, and activists converge on Glasgow for COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. In the span of two weeks, can world leaders pull off what they never have, committing to realistic carbon-cutting policies in order to limit the planet's disastrous warming? Those who fear the worst may be familiar with the feeling of “eco-anxiety.” Caroline Hickman — a practicing psychotherapist and board member of the Climate Psychology Alliance — defines the phenomenon... and tells us what we can do about it.
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    • 28 min
    Polarization Can't Last Forever, Says George Will

    Polarization Can't Last Forever, Says George Will

    George Will was the first political columnist to call for President Richard Nixon’s impeachment, and he's lent a leading conservative voice to the Washington Post and other publications ever since. Most recently, he’s out with a collection of his work — "American Happiness and Discontents" — first published between 2008 and 2020. He joins the podcast to talk about polarization in America; former President Donald Trump's hold on the Republican Party; and a column he wrote about his son, Jonathan Will, who is living a full life with Down syndrome.
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    • 28 min
    Andrew Yang Wants to Change How We Vote

    Andrew Yang Wants to Change How We Vote

    Andrew Yang drew attention to universal basic income as a Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential election, and earlier this year in his run for mayor of New York City. Since then, he’s announced he’s leaving the Democratic Party to start a new one. The Forward Party will back certain candidates — Democrats and Republicans alike, Yang says — in favor of open primaries and ranked-choice voting, two policies he believes would free politicians from appealing to the extremes and “give rise to a more vibrant, dynamic, multi-polar democracy.”
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    • 28 min
    Can America's Student Loan Debts Just Get Canceled?

    Can America's Student Loan Debts Just Get Canceled?

    More than 40 million Americans are in debt for getting an education. The federal government holds $1.6 trillion in student loan debts, a sum roughly on par with Canada’s GDP. President Biden has canceled billions of dollars of debt, but plenty more remains. Plus, a freeze on payments, put in place by President Trump at the start of the pandemic, expires in late January. Unless Biden extends it, as he has done before, loan repayments will be coming due again. 
    How did the student debt crisis in the U.S. get so bad in the first place, and what can we do about it? Persis Yu, staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center and Director of the Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, joins the podcast to explain the problem — and possible solutions.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Activite Pop User ,

Daily routine for me.

I enjoy the quick review of the news and then the focus on one topic each day. Reena Ninan is an excellent interviewer.

Puketastic ,

Horrible

This is the most boring podcast I've ever heard. The topics are progressive issues du jour with no insights or challenging questions.

FromMontgomery ,

Smart, fantastic, helpful!

Reena Ninan does an excellent job telling you what you need to know each day and her deep dive interviews are terrifically helpful in providing context and background for the leading news headlines

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