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  • Thursday October 29, 2020

    Oct 29 2020

    The candidates are headed to Michigan, a state closely — and deeply — divided politically. The US gross domestic product has seen a "V-shaped recovery" since last spring's dip. But it's no time to celebrate. The parents of a young ISIS recruit killed while in US custody offer a portrait of their son.

  • Wednesday, October 28 2020

    Oct 28 2020

    The Senate Commerce Committee questions the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google today about their handling of political content. Where the candidates are appearing hints at how the campaigns are feeling, And Philadelphia reacts to another police killing of another young Black man.

  • Tuesday October 27, 2020

    Oct 27 2020

    With Election Day a week away, the candidates and their surrogates are fanning out across the country and where they're stopping can tell you a lot. Facebook is refusing any new ad buys in the run-up to election day. And Europe is seeing a massive second wave of COVID-19, with fears of another lock-down triggering street protests in Italy.

  • Monday, October 26, 2020

    Oct 26 2020

    The full Senate will vote this evening on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the Supreme Court, Federal, state and local officials are working to counteract a campaign of dis-information around how to vote in next Tuesday's election, COVID-19 is surging all around the country, including a second outbreak at the White House — this time in the office of the Vice President.

  • BONUS: The Economy Is Driving Women Out Of The Workforce. Why Some May Not Return

    Oct 25 2020

    Far more women than men are leaving the workforce in the pandemic and some of them might never return their jobs. In this episode of NPR's daily afternoon news podcast Consider This, host Audie Cornish examines why women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic economy. Listen to Consider This on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

  • Campaigns Heat Up, New Covid Highs, Colorado Fires

    Oct 24 2020

    The presidential candidates hit the road again, with Joe Biden bashing President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus. Positive Covid-19 cases hit record highs as cases surge in the Midwest due to community transmission. The largest Colorado fires in the state's history burn just ten miles from one another.