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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
President Biden will hold a rare formal news conference today. When it comes to his agenda, where can Biden point to progress? And the government is now offering free at-home COVID tests to all Americans. When can you expect to get them? Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine to try and diffuse tensions with Russia. How much support will the U.S. offer if Russia invades?
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer doesn't have the votes to change the filibuster or pass voting rights reforms. So why are Senate Democrats barreling ahead with a public showdown? And at what point did congregants of a Texas synagogue realize a visitor was actually an assailant? Plus, what will it take for the U.S. and Iran to revive the nuclear deal former President Trump abandoned?
Monday, January 17, 2022
A gunman held several people hostage at a Texas synagogue over the weekend. Why did he choose Congregation Beth Israel and what did he want? And new coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates are flattening in some places in the U.S., so why are deaths still rising? Plus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his political life. How did he fall so far so fast?
Rough Translation: May We Have This Dance?
Lindy Hop is a Black dance born in Harlem in the 1920s. In the past decades it has been adopted by several dance communities around the world. In this episode of Rough Translation we travel to a dance camp in Sweden and we follow the efforts of Black dancers trying to reclaim Lindy Hop as a living tradition.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
President Biden's agenda continues to be stymied — has his administration set expectations too high for what the political reality can deliver? Yesterday, the U.S. accused Russia of planning a 'false flag' operation in Ukraine to create a pretext to invade that country — what happens next? And as COVID cases surge in Europe, how are individual countries responding?
Friday, January 14, 2022
The Supreme Court has blocked President Biden's vaccine mandate for large employers, but a vaccination requirement still stands for millions of health care workers. Will the rule push employees out of an already-strapped health care system? And members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia are now facing sedition charges for participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Why is the Justice Department coming down hard on them and not other rioters? Plus, Australia has revoked tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa again over his vaccination status. Can he appeal in time to compete in the Australian Open?
May We Have this Dance
Excellent - The authenticity and Joy of the Lindy culture, as passed down by Frankie Manning. He was a treasure: kind, modest and thoughtful. Cheers to those who celebrate the feel of the music.
No mention of MLK day??
I was really confused to hear not a word about MLK day on the podcast for Monday- this is a dialogue that needs to continue and seemed like a missed opportunity. Also, was disappointed to hear the interview with Trump. Otherwise, I appreciate this podcast for bite sized morning news since The Daily lost me.
Fantastic informative podcast