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Friday, August 12, 2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland has requested that the Mar-a-Lago search warrant be made public. Violent rhetoric from the GOP fueled an attack on the Cincinnati FBI office. The CDC relaxes COVID-19 guidance signaling a new phase of the pandemic.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
The average price for a gallon of gas has fallen below $4 after hitting a historic high last month. Five years ago white nationalists held a violent rally in Charlottesville VA that inspired the far right. EU Negotiators say there's hope for a renewed nuclear deal between Iran and the US.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
GOP Politicians are calling the FBI raid on former president Trump's estate a lawless partisan raid. Police have arrested and charged a suspect in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque. Kenyans go to the polls to elect a new president.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
The FBI carried out an hours-long search of former President Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Fighting in Ukraine draws close to Europe's largest nuclear reactor. The Muslim community in Albuquerque is reeling with shock and grief after three South Asian men are murdered in two weeks.
Inflation Reduction Act, Blinken in Africa, Healthcare Poll
Senate Democrats pass major legislation addressing health care, taxes, and climate change. Antony Blinken is in South Africa to lay out a new strategy for US relations in the region. Results of a new poll find stark racial disparities when it comes to accessing healthcare.
Rough Translation: The Cat Must Still Be Fed
As the Russian military advances in eastern Ukraine, readers of a local news site in New York's Hudson Valley are captivated by the accounts of one Ukrainian man. He sends dispatches about his daily life in a village outside of Kramatorsk: spinning nunchucks, feeding his cat, and tending his growing garden. Local readers are perplexed, then drawn in by surprisingly intimate accounts of his world.
Listening to the credits I hear such diversity in the names of your team. Love this.
Monkey pox misinformation
Upfirst is not providing up to date health information on the Monkey pox spread and is still reporting it as an STI/STD and affecting mainly men who have sex with men. This is not true and it has been found to spread through close contact and possibly even in the air. Children have tested positive as well.
Talking about things in a convoluted way
I appreciate NPR however I was listening to the latest episode dated June 15. In that episode the way and the nuanced words the show used in telling who won which elections was very unclear and biased. Journalism does not need opinionated election results. Rather it should be results stating political affiliation and results, not opinionated results. It’s very hard to understand and does not want viewers to come to your show for actual facts of results. On the abortion podcast I feel that the show should have included that our representatives work for the people that live in each state and that the people will vote on such matters. That is why it is so important in politics to start being involved locally. So the show on election deniers did NOT start in 2020 - it actually started with Stacey abrams in Georgia and Hillary Clinton in 2016 - so let’s get real. Your show does not tell the whole story - gals to listen to your show to confirm the suspicions of what the mainstream media says in its lies. They election was stolen in 2020 because of the omissions of the main stream media of the Hunter Biden lap top and the obsession with Trump and all the “terrible things” he did. So in that framework it was stolen - that’s what the left doesn’t understand- not so much voter fraud, keep spreading the lies. 🤮