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The news you need to know to start your day. Five top news stories and why they matter. Seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Hosted by Taylor Wilson, Shannon Rae Green, James Brown and PJ Elliott. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts

The news you need to know to start your day. Five top news stories and why they matter. Seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Hosted by Taylor Wilson, Shannon Rae Green, James Brown and PJ Elliott. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts

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The news you need to know to start your day. Five top news stories and why they matter. Seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Hosted by Taylor Wilson, Shannon Rae Green, James Brown and PJ Elliott. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts

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English


Episodes

China gripped by large-scale protests over Xi's COVID-19 policy

11/29/2022
Outrage swells in China over President Xi's Zero-COVID policy as protests continue. USA TODAY World Affairs Correspondent Kim Hjelmgaard has the latest. New York Times Opinion Columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses how Russia is taking children from Ukraine into Russian territory. A power outage has disrupted Houston's city water system and 2 million people there faced a water boil order. Congress is back in session and it may be the last chance the Biden administration has to get some of...

Duration:00:14:04

How to shop this Cyber Monday

11/28/2022
Reviewed's Kate Ellsworth has some deals and trends to look out for. Plus, protests continue in China against strict COVID-19 policies. Find the best Cyber Monday deals from Reviewed by product, retailer and those under $100. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:09:15

Always live your best life: Why do people climb mountains?

11/27/2022
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, people turned to outdoor activities to stay active while social distancing. One of those activities was mountain climbing, mountains above 14,000 feet in particular. They are called 14'ers and Colorado is the epicenter of these types of peaks. 5 Things Sunday host James Brown sat down with Lloyd Athearn, the executive director of the Colorado 14'ers initiative. Athearn said the appeal of climbing mountains is both physical and mental and that the rewards are...

Duration:00:12:26

The week in Trump's legal challenges

11/26/2022
It was a busy holiday week for the former president. What's next? Plus, hear an update on protests at a Chinese iPhone factory. (Audio: Associated Press) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:07:05

An asylum seeker's journey

11/25/2022
Border reporter Lauren Villagran tells the story of a Venezuelan family's journey and where things stand for Venezuelan asylum seekers trying to enter the U.S. Plus, why you might want to consider not shopping this Black Friday. (Audio: Associated Press) Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:13:26

An epidemic of violence

11/24/2022
It's been another deadly week of mass shootings in the United States. What do we do about it? Plus, National Political Correspondent Phillip M. Bailey talks about politics at the Thanksgiving dinner table. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:15:09

Supreme Court denies Donald Trump request to block release of tax returns

11/23/2022
USA TODAY Supreme Court correspondent John Fritze explains what happens next. Plus, USA TODAY Money Reporter Elisabeth Buchwald looks at the state of unemployment ahead of the holidays. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:11:55

The largest war in the world: Hundreds of thousands killed in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

11/22/2022
USA TODAY World Affairs Correspondent Kim Hjelmgaard explains. Plus, we remember those lost in the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:13:42

FDA approves first treatment that delays Type 1 diabetes

11/21/2022
USA TODAY Health Reporter Adrianna Rodriguez explains why it could be 'game changing.' Plus, USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison looks at whether President Joe Biden's age will be a factor in whether or not he runs for a second term. (Audio: Associated Press) Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:10:10

What is a sober drink?

11/20/2022
Are sober drinks exactly what they sound like, or is there more to them? 5 Things Sunday Host James Brown and USA TODAY wellness reporter Sara Moniuszko explore sober drinks and what they could mean for sober curious people. She says its complicated and it depends on your definition of sober. For more on sober drinks, read: How sober are these 'sober' drinks? And why are they so popular? Taking an alcohol break? Giving it up completely? Here's how to be inconspicuous Fun without alcohol?...

Duration:00:14:08

AG Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to oversee Trump criminal investigations

11/19/2022
Plus, we look at the Ticketmaster controversy and Buffalo digs out of snow. (Audio: 'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,' HBO) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:10:25

Nancy Pelosi to step down from leadership role

11/18/2022
USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page explains what's next. Plus, Money Editor Riley Gutiérrez McDermid looks at celebrities and others who are under fire for working with the FTX crypto currency exchange. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:37

Missile strike likely not an assault on Poland

11/17/2022
White House correspondent Michael Collins explains how Russia praised the U.S. for its measured response after the incident. Plus, USA TODAY senior data journalist Doug Caruso looks at how climate change will test the country's dam infrastructure. Find a map of school name changes here. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:11:41

Donald Trump announces his 2024 presidential campaign

11/16/2022
What's next for the GOP? Plus, USA TODAY investigative reporter Kenny Jacoby explains how many colleges don't proportionately punish sexual violence. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:14:49

President Biden presses China's Xi to find 'ways to work together'

11/15/2022
USA TODAY White House correspondent Francesca Chambers has the latest from the G-20 summit. Plus, USA TODAY higher education reporter Chris Quintana looks at what happens next for President Joe Biden's paused federal student loan forgiveness program. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:11:08

A national adoption agency knew it was doomed. It kept taking families’ money

11/14/2022
USA TODAY investigative reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski explains. Plus, President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Audio: Marvel Entertainment) Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:07:23

The many faces of the Latino vote

11/13/2022
Every election year Americans get chopped into pieces and clumped into voting blocks -Black voters, college educated voters, soccer moms and Nascar dads to name a few. There seems to be some truth to voting blocks; we are likely to share the share the same concerns as others who look like you, speak the same language, live near you and are in the same socioeconomic group. But according to today's guest, that is only surface deep. 5 Things Sunday host James Brown sat down with USA TODAY...

Duration:00:14:06

Democrat Mark Kelly wins reelection in Arizona Senate race, beating Republican Blake Masters

11/12/2022
Plus, what's the future of student loan forgiveness? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:08:54

Biden attends COP27 climate summit

11/11/2022
USA TODAY national correspondent Elizabeth Weise tells us what to expect. Plus, money reporter Medora Lee explains why a crucial cryptocurrency exchange collapsed. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:10:21

Georgia Senate, other key races remain in limbo after Election Day

11/10/2022
We look at an unexpectedly good night for President Joe Biden and a bad one for former President Donald Trump. Plus, Courier-Journal chief political reporter Morgan Watkins looks at how abortion rights prevailed in ballot initiatives. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:11:27