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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The U.S. reels from its second-deadliest school shooting on record. President Biden says there's no reason that the US should have so many mass shootings — other than a failure to stand up to gun makers. And Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wins the Republican nomination for a second term, in a rebuke of former president Donald Trump, who had backed a primary challenger.
BONUS: What We Learned From Georgia Voters
In this bonus episode of Up First, Steve Inskeep visits two suburban Atlanta counties. One is blue, one is red and both are changing. As the state's primary wraps up today, we hear from voters.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
It's primary day in Georgia, once more a central battleground state. President Biden meets with leaders from the Quad informal group of countries to counter China's regional might. And the war in Ukraine is locked in a stalemate after three bloody months of battles.
Monday, May 23, 2022
President Biden says the US would get involved militarily if China invaded Taiwan. Epidemiologists are investigating a potential US outbreak of monkeypox — a rare viral infection. And three months into the Ukraine war, long lines are stretching for miles as refugees and trade return to the country.
As the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. ticked past one million, it was another milestone in a pandemic full of staggering milestones. Eric Boynton, philosopher and dean of Beloit College, discusses the limitations we all have in comprehending such loss and what it feels like to experience individual grief while others are grieving around you.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
President Biden is meeting with leaders of South Korea and Japan on his Asian trip. The first funeral for victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., occurred Friday. Investors are unhappy higher costs are eating into profits at big box stores.
The day after the Buffalo tops shootings
Love the show. Crazy how the episode school colors came out today the day after the Buffalo tops market shootings. I’ve lived in Rochester ny my w tire life and I see the issues still. Worse in some areas since the trump days. NY needs reform in our school systems, prisons systems and buries/countries and all schools. Every human deserves to be treated equally and NY isn’t headed in a good direction. Humans learn behavior when it’s not a mental illness and even then peoples environments make who we are at the core. Thank you for helping being the stories and making listeners more aware and awake to the human condition. We need more love and kindness everywhere. #prochoice #blacklivesmatter #spreadkindness. #peacenotwar
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Obviously slanted news, also has only been reporting on the war in Ukraine. I would like to here your perspective on all the news.
Generally good info but biased
I try to listen to all spectrum of political podcasts from nytimes to daily wire. Npr has a clear bias to the left in their framing and story collection. While they do put out good and interesting reporting I wish they would just report the facts with less embellishments.