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||CleanThursday, July 27th, 2017||The Senate rejected a plan to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, so what options remain for Republicans on health care? Also, how does President Trump's previous promise to defend LGBT rights match with his call to ban transgender service members in th||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday, July 26th, 2017||Arizona Sen. John McCain made an emotional return to the Senate after his cancer diagnosis, and narrowly helped his party push forward on an Affordable Care Act repeal. But a vote on a replacement failed. So what's next in the push to change how health in||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday, July 25th, 2017||Arizona Sen. John McCain is set to show up for work today to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite a cancer diagnosis. So do Republicans have the votes to advance a bill? Also, newspaper employees are on trial in Turkey. What's driving the||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonday, July 24th, 2017||Today a Trump family member talks about Russia with Congress. So what will the Senate Intelligence Committee ask Jared Kushner about his meeting with a Russian lawyer? Also, what's drawing new attention to the last clinic that provides abortions in Kentuc||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday, July 21st, 2017||It appears the Republican push for a health care bill isn't quite dead with two options now on the table, but there's still no sign they'll get the votes needed to pass either one. So what's the party's endgame? Also, the nation's oldest civil rights grou||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Stick to The Daily
NPRs morning podcast is a poor substitution for NYTs' The Daily. The fact there was even an iota of time dedicated to Beyoncé this morning is a far cry from the "most important news" I should know first thing in the morning. As a regular NPR listener, I am disappointed in the content and am sticking to Mike Barbaro at the NYT for relevant news.
Strong Start, Very Disappointing Swing
I was excited to try out a news podcast that would give me the bite size details of today's important stories. Podcast started strong, then took a swing to Beyoncé/Jay-Z anniversary chatter. Why? Closing out the podcast discussing the "Queen" completely put a sour taste in my mouth. I'm a 25-year old looking to escape the constant bombardment of the Kardashians/People Magazines/etc. Apparently, this is not the place.
I didn't come to a NPR news podcast for TMZ-style celeb gossip nonsense. How is that remotely one of the most important news headlines to include in a 12 minute segment? Boggles my mind.
I will give the podcast another listen. Fingers crossed they realize it'd be better to set themselves apart than to be one of countless other institutions covering celeb "news"
Just what I needed!
This is exactly what I didn't know I was looking for! Great podcast to put on during breakfast or in the shower and get caught up for the day. Thanks NPR!!!
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