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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.

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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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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Episodes

Johnson & Pausin'

4/14/2021
Federal health officials recommended a pause on giving out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, yesterday, after they reported that six women experienced rare blood clots. Nearly 7 million people have received the J&J vaccine so far, so the incidents are extremely rare, but all 50 states suspended the vaccine’s use or advised a pause. Today, President Biden is expected to announce that he will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 9/11 of this year. This comes after 2,300 US service members...

Duration:00:18:38

Justice For Daunte Wright

4/13/2021
A police officer shot and killed 20-year-old unarmed Black man Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb this Sunday, just a few miles from where former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. We discuss the details of the killing, plus the reactions from leaders and residents of the city. The CDC’s director Dr. Rochelle Walesnky said that vaccines won’t solve the COVID crisis unfolding in Michigan, and suggested a lockdown instead. Surges like these...

Duration:00:21:53

The Current State Of COVID with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

4/12/2021
Most adults in America can soon sign up for a vaccine, but we're faced with a new set of COVID-related questions on vaccine passports, virus variants, and more. To give us some answers, we're joined by epidemiologist, physician, and former Detroit health commissioner Dr. Abdul El-Sayed. Plus, Michigan has become the center of America's latest COVID surge with an average of over 7,300 new daily cases last week. We ask Dr. El-Sayed about the link between that surge and the UK variant of the...

Duration:00:23:31

Two Months Of Protest In Myanmar

4/9/2021
It's been over two months since the military first seized control of Myanmar. The coup was met with a massive protest movement in the streets, in workplaces, and on the internet. As a response, the military has become increasingly violent in its crackdown, killing over 500 people and jailing thousands more. We spoke to Aye Min Thant, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has been reporting on the coup since February about the country's past, present, and future. And in headlines: An...

Duration:00:25:28

Atlanta Is For Voters

4/8/2021
The CDC is continuing to warn about new, more infectious variants of the coronavirus in the US, and is tracking potential spread in daycare centers and youth sports. Meanwhile, Brazil is grappling with its own new variant that has caused infections and deaths to reach new highs this week. Republicans in Kentucky joined together with the Democratic Governor to expand voting rights in the state — bucking the trend of Republicans elsewhere in the country. We explain what’s behind the move,...

Duration:00:19:59

Senate Parliamentarian Funkadelic

4/7/2021
Senate Democrats got the green light to pass more bills with a simple majority vote. On Monday, the Senate’s parliamentarian ruled that the Dems can pass more budget reconciliation bills this year — the same process they used for the relief bill. We explain what this means. President Biden wants states to make all adults eligible for vaccines by April 19th. The new date is two weeks sooner than his previous goal. And in headlines: St. Louis jail uprising, Iran and the US take steps to resume...

Duration:00:18:46

Read My Lips: Corporate Taxes

4/6/2021
The Biden administration is trying to get corporations to pay their fair share of taxes in order to fund a new jobs and infrastructure package. Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for a global minimum corporate tax rate. We explain. Clinical trials of a low-cost COVID vaccine are beginning in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam. The vaccine is produced in a less expensive, more traditional way than the vaccines we have now, and it could be majorly important to ending the...

Duration:00:18:26

Vaccine Passport To Adventure

4/5/2021
The MLB is officially moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia after Republicans in the state passed a restrictive voting law. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp insinuated the move amounts to so-called “cancel culture.” And in Texas, big businesses are starting to speak out against a similar voter suppression law there before it’s on the books. The CDC released new guidance for vaccinated Americans on how to safely travel. Plus, “vaccine passports” are emerging as a major flashpoint for both...

Duration:00:19:42

America, Online

4/2/2021
As Biden works to sell his infrastructure plan, we take a look at the money he’s proposing for high-speed internet and what it could do to address equity issues in education. 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had to be tossed out after a factory mix-up in Baltimore. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball is back and the Texas Rangers have announced no plans to cap attendance … even though we’re still in a pandemic. And in headlines: Republicans try to stay silent on Gaetz-gate,...

Duration:00:24:45

Corporate Slacktivism In Georgia

4/1/2021
Journalists got a tour this week of a detention facility in Texas housing migrants — the first time the media have gotten access to one since Biden took office. They reported that 4,000 people, including children, were packed into a space designed for only 250. Companies like Coca-Cola and Delta finally spoke out about Georgia’s new voter suppression law. We discuss the statements, whether they came too late, and what businesses can do now to step up from here. And in headlines: Witnesses in...

Duration:00:22:29

OK Ladies, Now Let's Get Infrastructure

3/31/2021
President Biden is in Pittsburgh, today, to unveil a new infrastructure plan that would invest trillions in the country’s roads, bridges, affordable housing, broadband, and manufacturing industry. We explain how Biden might fund the bill and how earmarks might come into play. Today is the Trans Day of Visibility, and it comes at a moment when the human rights of trans kids and adults are under attack in states across the country. On Monday, Republican state lawmakers in Arkansas passed a...

Duration:00:22:18

The State Of Voter Suppression

3/30/2021
Florida is following Georgia’s lead by moving forward on a bill that makes it harder to vote. It’s part of a broader and coordinated effort to roll back voting rights in states across the country, backed by groups like The Heritage Foundation. We explain that, and listen to leaked audio that reveals how Republican donors are trying to message against federal voting rights legislation. Yesterday brought back-to-back federal warnings about the pandemic. Biden called on states to reimpose mask...

Duration:00:24:37

OK Folks, Plateau's Over

3/29/2021
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is set to begin today with opening statements. We explain what to expect and highlight new police reform efforts in cities across the country, including a pandemic decriminalization program in Baltimore that could become permanent. Covid-19 cases are starting to rise again driven by increasing infection rates in places like New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. And although vaccinations continue to rise, experts still caution the...

Duration:00:17:52

Gender Disparities in College Sports (Takeline preview!)

3/28/2021
In the new Crooked podcast Takeline, hosts Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery discuss the recent viral tweet by an Oregon Ducks women’s basketball player, highlighting the unequal support in women’s sports by the NCAA. They are also joined by senior writer for The Athletic Chantel Jennings, who provides more context regarding the treatment of female college athletes and coaches. Subscribe now and follow Takeline for more conversations like this every Tuesday as Jason and Renee dive deep...

Duration:00:16:52

Biden Said Shots, Make It A Double

3/26/2021
Biden held the first press conference of his presidency, yesterday, discussing the state of the nation’s vaccination effort, his views on the filibuster, and more. States are opening up vaccine eligibility, but there's an early pattern emerging of Black and Hispanic people getting smaller shares of vaccinations. The LAPD evicted an unhoused community that had set up tents in the Echo Park neighborhood of LA, and the department did it against the CDC’s guidance to pause encampment sweeps...

Duration:00:21:20

Standing Up For Sex Workers

3/25/2021
In light of the Georgia shooter's claim that his attack was intended to "eliminate" "temptations," activists have talked about the killings in the context of violence targeted at Asian migrant sex workers, an often dehumanized and stigmatized community of AAPI women. We spoke with Yves Tong Nguyen, an organizer with Red Canary Song, a grassroots collective of Asian and migrant sex workers and massage parlor workers. She told us about the harmful repercussions of criminalizing sex work, why...

Duration:00:24:18

Colorado Mourns Again

3/24/2021
Boulder police have identified a suspect in Monday’s deadly shooting in Colorado, which killed 10 people. President Biden addressed the nation and called on Congress to not wait "another minute" before working to act gun control laws, including a ban on assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines. An independent oversight board accused Astrazeneca of choosing data that was “most favorable” instead of the most updated and complete info. And in headlines: attacks on AAPI people continued...

Duration:00:19:16

Divine Secrets Of The DC Statehood

3/23/2021
The AstraZeneca vaccine was shown to completely prevent serious cases of COVID in a US clinical trial. We dig into the efficacy data on it, and what it means for the US and global vaccination campaigns. The House held a hearing on D.C. statehood yesterday. DC has 700,000 residents and a large Black population, but no direct representation in Congress... House democrats want to change that, but they face an uphill battle in the Senate. And in headlines: a gunman opened fire inside a grocery...

Duration:00:20:22

The Sunshine State Of Emergency

3/22/2021
Thousands gathered in Georgia and other cities across the country for #StopAsianHate protests over the weekend, calling for solidarity and an end to hatred as well as stricter gun control laws. As we reflect on the horrors of the shootings, we discuss the victims and who they were. Coronavirus cases in the US have plateaued around 50,000 to 60,000 a day. Miami Beach had to declare a state of emergency this weekend and implement a curfew due to an influx of spring breakers. And in headlines:...

Duration:00:21:48

Ad AstraZeneca

3/19/2021
European countries including Germany, France, Italy, and Spain will resume using the AstraZeneca vaccine as early as today or next week. This comes the European Medicines Agency found no increased risk of blood clots among millions of vaccinations. The Biden administration announced plans to do "vaccine diplomacy" by sending millions of AstraZeneca doses to Canada and Mexico. It's still not clear whether this week's killings in Georgia will officially be designated a hate crime... we explain...

Duration:00:22:44