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What A Day

What A Day cuts through all the chaos and clickbait to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 20 minutes. Comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by two people whose parents read to them as children. New episodes Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. EST.

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Mega-Strike May Day

It’s the first of the month, which means rent is due for millions of Americans, workers are going on strike, and more states are reopening. We bring you the latest on strikes from renters and workers. Plus, what’s up with Trump pushing intel agencies for dirt on China. And we’re joined by comedian Whitmer Thomas for headlines: Elon Musk hates fascism, ventilator grifters make out, and Switzerland tells grandparents to hug their grandchildren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

23mins

1 May 2020

Rank #1

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The Mitch Get Mitcher

Senator Mitch McConnell thinks states should declare bankruptcy rather than get bailed out by the federal government. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp gives the green-light to reopen some essential businesses today, including bowling alleys. Some northern regions of China are being subjected to new limitations on movement in response to Covid-19 outbreaks. China is also giving the World Health Organization a much-needed 30 million dollars now that the US has withdrawn funding. And in headlines: tornadoes batter the south, virus-sniffing dogs, and bikers descend on a sandy skatepark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Whistleblow While You Work From Home

The doctor in charge of US government’s effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine was dismissed this week. He says it has to do with his opposition to untested treatments for Covid-19 pushed by President Trump. School closures nationwide have created a massive disruption for students, parents, and teachers. We talk to Monise Seward, a 6th grade special education teacher in Georgia, about the difficulties of taking the classroom online. And in headlines: Trump pops off about boats in Iran, Netflix sees big numbers under lockdown, and M.I.A.’s Vogue feature gets pulled due to very questionable takes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

22mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Stimulus Check, Please!

Over 80 million Americans should have seen their coronavirus stimulus payments deposited in their bank accounts yesterday. For the rest of us, we'll have to wait for the mail version. Small businesses are seeing their loan program, which has been overloaded and clunky, run out money.Conservative activists gathered in Ohio and Michigan yesterday to protest the pandemic lockdown status in those states. But polls show they are in the minority.And in headlines: universities are dropping standardized testing requirements for fall applicants, retirees discover lost apples, and Reese Witherspoon’s dress company bungles a giveaway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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You Can't Always Test Who You Want

Congress is nearing a deal on a new round of funding for small businesses, hospitals and to ramp up testing — which experts say is still in too short supply. Plus, the latest on antibody tests and why they are so unreliable. Around the world, Norway debuts a new voluntary tracking app and 100,000 people go to a funeral in Bangladesh, in defiance of social distancing rules.And in headlines: a mass shooting in Nova Scotia, Kim Jong-un denies “nice note,” and San Clemente sands its skatepark.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

20mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #5