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2020's biggest stories

Axios Today

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 09:33

The coronavirus pandemic, the presidential election and the surge of Black Lives Matter protests were without a doubt the year's biggest stories. We dive into this unprecedented year and look ahead to what 2021 could bring. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The relentless 2020 news cycle in one chart What we're watching in 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Why Kamala Harris' firsts matter

Axios Today

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 09:58

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' place in the White House alongside Joe Biden is a historic development for America. This episode is a special deep dive into the nation's understanding about identity — and how Harris' vice presidency could help change how we talk about race and ethnicity. Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, UC Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pew Research Center's Mark Lopez. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Kamala Harris inspires new race conversation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trump’s post-election loyalty

Axios Today

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  • 2 months ago
  • 09:41

In the 8 weeks since the presidential election, the vast majority of Republicans in Congress have remained loyal to President Trump - which means they've also spent almost two months ignoring the election results. Axios' Trump Loyalty Index shows this reaction to the president's behavior isn't a new thing. It's actually been a constant over the last four years. Plus, what loyalty to President Trump could look like after he leaves the Oval Office. Guests: Axios' Juliet Bartz and Jonathan Swan. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Axios' Trump Loyalty Index: Trumpiest senator back on ballot Always Trumpers: The president’s unbreakable wall Scoop: Trump's frenetic, fanciful, bitter final plea Trump turns on everyone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The frontlines of the pandemic

Axios Today

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  • 2 months ago
  • 08:45

As we head into the holidays, more than 315,000 Americans have died, cases nationwide are nearing 18 million and over 600,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered in the U.S. Doctors, nurses, and public health officials have seen this virus up close and have worked nonstop to fight it. Today, we revisit some of the people we talked to this year who are on the frontlines of the pandemic. Guests: Providence Holy Cross Medical Center chaplain Kevin Deegan, registered nurse Arianna Lucio from Del Sol Medical Center, and Alabama state health officer Dr. Scott Harris. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Tesla's wild 2020 ride

Axios Today

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  • 2 months ago
  • 09:00

Tesla’s stock has gone up almost 700%. That’s huge considering the average stock market return is around 10% per year. This week, Tesla started trading as part of the famous S&P 500. It’s a basket of some of the biggest publicly traded companies in America. Think Apple, Walmart or Johnson and Johnson. And because many Americans invest in funds that track the S&P, a whole lot more people now own a piece of Tesla — for better or worse. Plus, the post-pandemic job market And, how to have tough conversations this holiday Guests: Axios' Aja Whitaker-Moore and Alison Snyder and Nick Bloom, economics professor at Stanford University. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Erica Pandey, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Tesla mania vs. economic reality A year of erased progress in the workplace How we talk to each other about the tough stuff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices