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Friday, July 23, 2021
CIA Director William Burns talked with NPR in his first interview since being confirmed in March. Also, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is being laid to rest weeks after his assassination, while the investigation into his murder and unrest in Haiti continues. And, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics officially begin with opening ceremonies today. How different will it look during a pandemic?
Thursday, July 22, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed two Republican nominees to the panel set to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, saying she was rejecting their nominations "with respect for the integrity of the investigation." Also, a $26 billion national settlement was reached with drug maker Johnson & Johnson and three companies that distributed opioid painkillers even as addiction and overdose deaths skyrocketed. And, ESPN host Maria Taylor has announced she is leaving the sports network just weeks after remarks by a colleague became public suggesting that Taylor was promoted because she is Black.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
A bipartisan infrastructure bill faces a crucial test in the Senate today. But here's the thing: there's no actual bill yet. Also, the massive Bootleg Fire has ravaged southern Oregon and is the fourth-largest fire in the state's modern history. And, we check-in at the Tokyo Olympics ahead of opening ceremonies as COVID cases there are on the rise.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Almost two weeks after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, the struggle for power in the Caribbean nation appears to be over. Also, the U.S. Justice Department is condemning a proposed bankruptcy settlement for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin. And, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to blast off through the atmosphere on his company's rocket from his remote ranch in West Texas.
Monday, July 19, 2021
After declining steeply for six months, coronavirus cases are once again on the rise, thanks to the delta variant. Also, devastating floods spread farther south in Europe into the Alps over the weekend, inundating towns and villages in Austria and southern Germany as the death toll rose to at least 180. And, after a federal district judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Biden said the Department of Justice intends to appeal the decision.
BONUS: On Our Watch: Under Color Of Law
This week's bonus episode comes from the limited-run podcast On Our Watch from NPR and KQED. One of the first police shootings to be captured on cell phone, millions saw Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle fire a single, fatal gunshot into Oscar Grant's back as the 22-year-old lay face down on the train station platform. Now, a lawsuit filed by NPR member station KQED has forced BART to comply with California's 2019 police transparency law, and release never-before-heard tapes from inside that investigation.
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Today’s podcast July 21, 2021
I love the energy between Rachel Martin & A. Martinez. I know it’s a serious news program but not it’s so nice to hear the banter a bit. The hosts having fun. Love this podcast!!!!
Short, information is well researched. A great way to start my day off. Thankful for the podcast. GC Really look forward to getting the Podcasts. Would prefer a more mature greeting: “Hey there .....” is more tuned to greeting horses. Have my High School students to listen and write a review for extra credit. There is HOPE for future from these insightful young people. Thanks for giving my students something to learn from besides me. Dr. GC
“Hey”. I don’t appreciate the silly response opening today. Normally hosts sound professional.
7/21 reminds me of 2 immature teens. Long
“Heeeey “ and attempts to answer phone was unprofessional. Almost turned off but rest of podcasts was good.