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Episodes

  • Biden's Challenges, COVID-19 Imperatives, Wuhan One Year Later

    Jan 23 2021

    President Biden faces major challenges, from the coronavirus to unemployment, all of which threaten to imperil the nation as well as his nascent presidency. When it comes to COVID-19, can the new administration's rhetoric translate into action? It was one year ago when Wuhan, China plunged into a 72-day lockdown to stop the spread of the virus.

  • Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

    Jan 22 2021

    President Biden wants 100 million coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days. But Pfizer and Moderna have fallen behind in their production. Jobs numbers show another 1.3 million Americans are out of work. So why are economists optimistic? And about half of the country's students are attending class remotely. President Biden wants to change that and open more schools.

  • Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

    Jan 21 2021

    President Biden's top priority is getting the pandemic under control. What do his first executive actions tell us about how he plans to do that? Biden also released a sweeping reform bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. And in 35 states, coronavirus numbers are falling. Researchers believe the U.S. has hit a peak in the pandemic, but some public health officials are skeptical.

  • BREAKING NEWS: President Trump Leaves The White House

    Jan 20 2021

    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave the White House. Trump delivers brief remarks at Joint Base Andrews.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

    Jan 20 2021

    Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. What does the new president plan for the hours after his inauguration? President Trump ends his term by pardoning an indicted advisor. He also granted clemency to convicted politicians. But he still faces a Senate trial for inciting a mob to attack Congress. Also, is a new strain of coronavirus responsible for California's surge of cases?

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

    Jan 19 2021

    It is Donald Trump's last full day as president. The last full day that he can use the power to pardon. Who might Trump choose? The Senate goes back to work today for the first time since the attack on the Capitol. It will consider five of Joe Biden's cabinet nominees, prioritizing those in national security. In Guatemala, security forces fired tear gas at Honduran migrants trying to cross Guatemala's southern border. Why did they leave home, despite the danger?