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The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. The NewsWorthy is packed with politics, tech, business and entertainment from a variety of sources -- brought together in one, convenient place (and with a fun twist). Join the thousands of people already listening each weekday!

The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. The NewsWorthy is packed with politics, tech, business and entertainment from a variety of sources -- brought together in one, convenient place (and with a fun twist). Join the thousands of people already listening each weekday!

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The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. The NewsWorthy is packed with politics, tech, business and entertainment from a variety of sources -- brought together in one, convenient place (and with a fun twist). Join the thousands of people already listening each weekday!

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English


Episodes

‘Evil Will Not Win’, UFO Sightings & Musk’s Mom Makes History - Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

5/18/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, May 18th, 2022! We're talking about President Biden's message to the nation about white supremacy that's fueling mass shootings just as the FBI started investigating yet another hate crime. Also, we'll tell you what lawmakers learned about UFO sightings during their first public hearing on the subject in decades. Plus, another Covid-19 shot is available for kids, a new checkout system lets you pay with a smile, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is...

Duration:00:13:07

Another Hate Crime, Formula Shortage Relief? & Uber Party Buses - Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

5/17/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, May 17th, 2022! We'll explain the conspiracy theory authorities say may be behind more than one recent mass shooting and more stories of heroes who risked their lives to save others from gunfire. Also, the latest ruling from the Supreme Court could impact how candidates raise money for their midterm election campaigns. Plus, a new deal is supposed to help with the baby formula shortage, you can get several free at-home Covid-19 tests again, and Uber's new...

Duration:00:12:37

Supermarket Massacre, Nationwide Protests & Netflix Live? - Monday, May 16th, 2022

5/16/2022
The news to know for Monday, May 16th, 2022! What to know about a devastating shooting in Buffalo, New York that authorities are investigating as a hate crime. Also, protests brought thousands of people out around the country to support or oppose Roe v. Wade. Plus, which company just became the most valuable in the world, why Elon Musk's Twitter takeover is now on hold, and new plans from Netflix could make it feel more like cable TV. Those stories and more in around 10 minutes! Head to...

Duration:00:13:09

Special Edition: Rent or Buy? Housing Trends Explained

5/14/2022
Anyone trying to get into a new home right now knows they’re dealing with one of the toughest and most expensive housing markets in recent history. Interest rates, home prices, and rental rates are all going up. What do you do if you’re in the market for a new place to live? We caught up with the stars of the hit HGTV show “Unsellable Houses,” twin sisters Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb, about trends they’re seeing in real estate so you know what to expect. But first, Apartment List’s chief...

Duration:00:17:59

NATO Expanding?, Fed Chair’s Fears & Blood Moon Eclipse - Friday, May 13th, 2022

5/13/2022
The news to know for Friday, May 13th, 2022! We'll tell you how the U.S. is paying its respects to a million people who've died from Covid-19 and how history could be made soon as NATO is poised to expand right up to Russia's doorstep. Also, two controversial laws are changing in two of the country's largest states. Plus, when to watch a total lunar eclipse this weekend, another surprise from the longshot Kentucky Derby champ, and a reunion between two refugees and a kind stranger that...

Duration:00:12:48

Fentanyl Flare-Up, Unstable Stablecoin & America’s Best Airlines- Thursday, May 12th, 2022

5/12/2022
The news to know for Thursday, May 12th, 2022! We're talking about a heatwave breaking records across the U.S. and where it's headed next. Also, a dark chapter of American history was brought to light. We'll explain what a new federal report found about government-run Native American boarding schools. Plus, crypto history was made this week and not in a good way, Airbnb made its biggest changes in a decade, and a star athlete is going out on her own. Those stories and more in around 10...

Duration:00:11:02

Inflation Blame Game, RIP iPod & Brady’s Broadcast Deal- Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

5/11/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, May 11th, 2022! We're talking about one of the most controversial issues in politics right now: who's responsible for inflation. American leaders weighed in. Also, we'll explain a new report that found we're in one of the most violent eras in the U.S. in decades. Plus, two public school teachers are getting tickets to space, goodbye to the iPod, and an NFL legend made the most lucrative deal in sports broadcasting history. Those stories and more in around...

Duration:00:12:26

Spring Heatwave, Market Mayhem & Wordle Controversy- Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

5/10/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, May 10th, 2022! We'll talk about a record-breaking heatwave and wildfires impacting people in several states this week and what Russia's president said about western nations in a big speech. Also, millions of Americans could qualify for free high-speed internet, and there was another big drop on Wall Street. Plus, new data about the baby formula shortage, a controversy surrounding the popular Wordle game, and big-name stars are signed onto a musical about...

Duration:00:13:24

First Lady in Ukraine, Electricity Shortage? & Wild Derby Win- Monday, May 9th, 2022

5/9/2022
The news to know for Monday, May 9th, 2022! We'll tell you about the American first lady's trip to Ukraine and why things are especially uneasy inside the country today. Also, it seems the Taliban is breaking its earlier promises with new demands for women. We'll explain. Plus, Americans could be dealing with more blackouts than usual this summer, one security feature for a popular Apple product might have gone too far, and the biggest longshot in a century: how one horse pulled off a...

Duration:00:13:08

Special Edition: Protecting or Threatening America? ‘Disinfo Board’ Explained

5/7/2022
Earlier this week, we told you about the Disinformation Governance Board. It’s a new group within the Department of Homeland Security. Officials say it will fight the spread of misleading or false information that could have real-life consequences, especially when it comes from the Russian government or human smugglers. But there’s not a lot of information yet about how it will work. Some even worry it will turn into something like the fictional “Ministry of Truth” that pushed...

Duration:00:11:38

J&J Vax Restricted, Psaki Replaced & Mother’s Day Record- Friday, May 6th, 2022

5/6/2022
The news to know for Friday, May 6th, 2022! We're talking about new limits on one of the Covid-19 vaccines: why most Americans will no longer be able to get it. Also, there is new information about the role the U.S. played in one of Russia's biggest military losses, and how a White House staffer is making history. Plus, a big u-turn on Wall Street, a new way to make money on TikTok, and what most moms say they actually want this Mother's Day. Those stories and more in around 10...

Duration:00:13:07

Historic Rate Hike, Chappelle Attacked & Cinco de Mayo- Thursday, May 5th, 2022

5/5/2022
The news to know for Thursday, May 5th, 2022! We're talking about the Fed's latest move to tackle inflation and how it will impact everyday Americans. And the biggest impact from what's expected to be a wild wildfire season. Also, who is giving which university more than $1 billion and why, and which big-name star was attacked on stage. Plus, a new FDA warning about a marijuana strain that's legalish nationwide, how your morning coffee may soon come with crypto tokens on the side, and...

Duration:00:12:05

Nation Reacts to Leak, 'Great Resignation' Cont'd & Star Wars Day - Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

5/4/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, May 4th, 2022! We're talking about the reaction to this week's Supreme Court shocker: how protesters and politicians are preparing for abortion policies to change in the U.S. Also, there's a new development in the case of a star basketball player detained in Russia. Plus, another record number of job openings and resignations in the U.S., new changes you might see on some of the most popular social media platforms, and how to celebrate the unofficial 'Star...

Duration:00:11:14

Roe v. Wade Future, Election Day & Thank a Teacher- Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

5/3/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022! What you need to know about the future of abortion in the U.S. now that it looks like the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Also, the elections Americans are keeping a close eye on today and how the CIA is trying to recruit spies from Russia. Plus, why California's population keeps falling, results from the latest Amazon union vote, and why you may want to go out of your way to thank a teacher today. Those stories and more in...

Duration:00:11:14

Pelosi Meets Zelensky, May Day Protests & ‘Shrinkflation’ - Monday, May 2nd, 2022

5/2/2022
The news to know for Monday, May 2nd, 2022! We'll tell you about the highest-ranking U.S. politician so far to visit Ukraine during the war and what to know about a new Disinformation Board and why it's already facing criticism. Also, where a U.S. suburb was hit by a powerful storm that destroyed hundreds of homes. Plus, how the music industry is saying goodbye to a country legend, why some products are getting smaller at the grocery store, and what to expect from fashion's biggest night...

Duration:00:13:05

Special Edition: American in Ukraine + What is a War Crime?

4/30/2022
As Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine, some Americans and others around the world are leaving their more comfortable lives behind to go help. Today we’re hearing from a U.S. veteran-turned-volunteer in Ukraine. David Ribardo launched a group called Volunteers for Ukraine to organize relief efforts and collect donations, and now he’s there himself on the ground to help deliver supplies. And later, what is a war crime? The United Nations is working to gather evidence of war crimes...

Duration:00:12:51

'Cost of this Fight’, Menthol Ban? & Dog Breed Myths- Friday, April 29th, 2022

4/29/2022
The news to know for Friday, April 29th, 2022! We're talking about bipartisan support for billions more in Ukraine aid and why it might get tangled up in Congress anyway. Also, it looks like the U.S. economy is shrinking, but economists aren't worried. We'll explain. Plus, a popular kind of tobacco product might be banned soon, a new pocket-sized drone is meant to follow you around, and a new study says you'll have to look beyond the breed to determine a dog's personality. Those stories...

Duration:00:13:00

Prisoner Swap, Phasing Out Old Bulbs & Pop Star Superhero - Thursday, April 28th, 2022

4/28/2022
The news to know for Thursday, April 28th, 2022! We're talking about a surprise prisoner swap between the U.S. and Russia and some heated moments in Washington as the Biden administration is grilled over immigration policies. Also, the top White House medical adviser said the U.S. is "out of the pandemic phase." We'll explain how he's clarifying now. Plus, a first-of-its-kind rule to restrict water in southern California, the nation's top cable companies are getting into streaming, and...

Duration:00:12:45

Majority Had Covid, Bitcoin for Retirement & Reddit Grants - Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

4/27/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, April 27th, 2022! We'll tell you who President Biden decided to let off the hook for crimes that put them in prison. And new data estimates how many Americans, including kids, have likely had Covid-19. Also, the nation's oldest and wealthiest college is confronting its racist past. Plus, there's a new way to save for retirement in bitcoin, an Olympic champion is taking a mental health break, and a NASA astronaut is set to make history today. Those stories...

Duration:00:12:29

Ukraine Endgame, ‘Remain in Mexico’ Future & Musk’s Twitter Takeover - Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

4/26/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, April 26th, 2022! We'll tell you what top U.S. officials say is their endgame in Ukraine and the controversial issue coming up in the Supreme Court today. Also, Twitter has accepted an offer from the world's richest person. What Elon Musk could be planning for the social network. Plus, a first-of-its-kind Covid-19 treatment for babies, a high-profile, high-risk stunt now under investigation, and how top comedians came together to honor a late-night...

Duration:00:12:47