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The Daily

By The New York Times  

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

 

#954

What Went Wrong in Brazil

Brazil has a long, distinguished history of successfully navigating public health crises. But in recent weeks, it has emerged as one of the world’s most severe coronavirus hot spots, second only to the United States. What went wrong? Guest: Ernesto Londoño, The Times’s Brazil bureau chief For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---Here’s an overview of what you need to know about [ the coronavirus in Brazil] (https://www.nytimes.com/article/brazil-coronavirus-cases.html?smid=pc-thedaily) . ---The country’s [ pioneering responses to past health crises] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/world/americas/virus-brazil-deaths.html?smid=pc-thedaily) , including AIDS and Zika, won global praise. ... Read more

02 Jul 2020

27 MINS

27:24

02 Jul 2020


#953

A Russian Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers

A New York Times investigation has revealed evidence of a secret Russian operation to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan — and of the failure of the Trump administration to act on that intelligence. As lawmakers from both parties react with fury, one of the journalists who first reported the story tells us what has come to light so far. Guest: Eric Schmitt, who covers terrorism and national security for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---The Times reported on Monday that [ President Trump was provided a written briefing] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/us/politics/russian-bounty-trump.html) on the intelligence about the suspected Russian plot in late February. ---“If it does come out as true, obviously the heartache would be terrible,” [ said the father of a Marine] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/us/politics/russia-taliban-afghanistan-bounty.html) who died in a 2019 car bombing in Afghanistan, which is reportedly the focus of investigators’ work. ... Read more

01 Jul 2020

21 MINS

21:32

01 Jul 2020


#952

A Major Ruling on Abortion

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic. It was a setback for conservatives in the first major ruling on abortion since two Trump appointees joined the bench. We examine the implications for future challenges, and why — for the third time in two weeks — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sided with his four more liberal colleagues. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---Chief Justice Roberts also [ voted with the court’s liberal wing] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/us/supreme-court-abortion-louisiana.html?smid=pc-thedaily) in rulings on [ job discrimination against L.G.B.T.Q. workers] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/podcasts/the-daily/supreme-court-lgbtq.html?smid=pc-thedaily) and on [ a program protecting young immigrants] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/podcasts/daca-supreme-court-dreamers.html?smid=pc-thedaily) . ---The ruling on Monday stalled anti-abortion momentum for now, but the movement [ has a long pipeline of new cases] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/us/june-medical-supreme-court.html?smid=pc-thedaily) . ---Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that the Louisiana law was “almost word-for-word identical” to [ a law from Texas, which the court struck down] (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/us/supreme-court-texas-abortion.html?smid=pc-thedaily) in 2016. ... Read more

30 Jun 2020

22 MINS

22:54

30 Jun 2020


#951

A Conversation With a Police Union Leader

In the weeks since George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Americans have been confronting hard questions about bias and racism within law enforcement — and what the role of the police should be. In the process, many have asked whether the culture of policing can be changed or if the system needs to be reimagined entirely. Today, we talk to an officer at the center of that debate inside one of the country’s largest police unions. Guest: Vince Champion, the southeast regional director of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---Protesters across the country are calling for [ the abolition of police forces] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/08/us/unrest-defund-police.html) . But [ what would that actually look like] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/podcasts/the-daily/defunding-the-police-black-lives-matter-protests.html) ? ---Last week, the [ House passed a sweeping police overhaul bill] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/us/politics/house-police-overhaul-bill.html) , aimed at combating racial bias and excessive use of force, by a vote of 236 to 181. The bill is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate. ... Read more

29 Jun 2020

51 MINS

51:04

29 Jun 2020


#950

The Sunday Read: 'The Man Who Saw America'

In this episode of The Sunday Read, we look at the complexity, diversity and humanity of America through the eyes of Robert Frank — one of the most influential photographers in history — who, through his camera, collected the world. This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, [download Audm for iPhone or Android] (https://www.audm.com/?utm_source=nytmag&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=man_saw_america) . ... Read more

28 Jun 2020

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:19

28 Jun 2020


#949

A Bit of Relief: The Long Distance Chorus

Gregg Breinberg has been directing the chorus at Public School 22 on Staten Island for twenty years. He tells his fourth and fifth grade students that participation is not about whether they can sing on key or not. It’s about expressing the meaning of a song — and the music inside themselves. Today, we listen to the voices of P.S. 22 as they harmonize from afar. ... Read more

27 Jun 2020

15 MINS

15:02

27 Jun 2020


#948

A Dilemma in Texas

Texas has become the latest hot spot in the coronavirus pandemic, forcing its governor to pause the state’s reopening process after a surge of infections and hospitalizations. We speak with our Houston correspondent about the state’s dilemma. Guest: [Manny Fernandez] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/manny-fernandez) , The New York Times’s bureau chief in Houston. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---A growing number of state leaders are [ pausing plans to reopen] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/us/texas-coronavirus-cases-reopening.html?smid=pc-thedaily) as case counts rise. Among them is [ Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, who did so reluctantly] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/us/coronavirus-texas-abbott-masks.html?smid=pc-thedaily) after facing mounting pressure in the Republican-controlled state. ---We analyzed travel patterns, hidden infections and genetic data to show how the epidemic has [ spun out of control] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-spread.html?smid=pc-thedaily) in the United States. ... Read more

26 Jun 2020

27 MINS

27:21

26 Jun 2020


#947

The Voters Trump Is Losing

This fall’s presidential race is likely to be decided by a handful of battleground states won by President Trump in 2016. So how do voters in those states view the candidates? Guest: [Nate Cohn] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/nate-cohn) , who covers elections, polling and demographics for The Upshot at The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---A New York Times/Siena College poll found that [ Joseph R. Biden Jr. is ahead of the president by 14 points] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/us/politics/trump-biden-poll-nyt-upshot-siena-college.html) , leading among women and nonwhite voters and cutting into his support with white voters. ... Read more

25 Jun 2020

24 MINS

24:08

25 Jun 2020


#946

The Epidemic of Unemployment

Three months after mass layoffs began across America, 20 million Americans remain out of work because of the pandemic. Federal employment benefits are about to run out, and Congress can’t agree on more financial help. We called people struggling with unemployment to hear how they are doing. Guest: Julie Creswell, Sabrina Tavernise and Ben Casselman, reporters at The New York Times, spoke with Nicolle Nordman, Analía Rodríguez and Nakitta Long about being laid off. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---Some people have started to return to work, but [ the recovery is uneven] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/business/economy/coronavirus-job-hunting.html?smid=pc-thedaily) . More than a million new jobless claims [ continue to be filed each week] (http://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/business/economy/coronavirus-unemployment-claims.html?smid=pc-thedaily) , and certain industries are far outpacing others in the rebound from the mass job losses in April. --- [The unemployment rate isn’t the whole story] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/05/upshot/what-the-pandemic-unemployment-rate-leaves-out.html?smid=pc-thedaily) when it comes to understanding the economic impact of the pandemic. ... Read more

24 Jun 2020

28 MINS

28:09

24 Jun 2020


#945

The Battle Over the Democratic Party's Future

This episode contains strong language. Today’s Senate primary in Kentucky has been transformed by the outcry over police brutality. What can the election tell us about the future of Democratic politics? Guest: [Jonathan Martin] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/jonathan-martin?smid=pc-thedaily) , who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---Amy McGrath was considered a safe bet in the [ Democratic primary in Kentucky] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/us/politics/charles-booker-amy-mcgrath-kentucky-advertising.html) . But the recent movement for racial justice has elevated the candidacy of her African-American rival, [ Charles Booker] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/20/us/politics/amy-mcgrath-charles-booker-kentucky-senate.html) , in the race to defeat Mitch McConnell. ... Read more

23 Jun 2020

24 MINS

24:25

23 Jun 2020


#944

How Facebook Is Undermining Black Lives Matter

Companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come out in support of Black Lives Matter and its mission. But are their platforms undermining the movement for racial justice? Guest: [Kevin Roose] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/kevin-roose) , who covers technology, business and culture for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: --- [Kevin Roose explains why] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/technology/facebook-youtube-twitter-black-lives-matter.html?smid=pc-thedaily) shows of support for Black Lives Matter from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube don’t address the way racists and partisan provocateurs have weaponized the platforms. ... Read more

22 Jun 2020

26 MINS

26:20

22 Jun 2020


#943

The Sunday Read: 'Facing the Wind'

In today’s episode of The Sunday Read, Carvell Wallace considers why, for his kids, a global pandemic that shut down the world was not news — it was the opposite of news. It was a struggle that had, in some ways, always been a part of their lives. This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, [download Audm for iPhone or Android] (https://www.audm.com/?utm_source=nytmag&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=facing_the_wind) . ... Read more

21 Jun 2020

28 MINS

28:00

21 Jun 2020


#942

The History and Meaning of Juneteenth

After 155 years, Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans, is being acknowledged as a holiday by corporations and state governments across the country. Today, we consider why, throughout its history, Juneteenth has gained prominence at moments of pain in the struggle for black liberation in America. We also ask: What does freedom mean now? Guest: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily) Background reading: ---In a project examining the history and import of Juneteenth, we ask: [ What is freedom in America?] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/18/style/juneteenth-celebration.html) ---Opal Lee, 93, an activist and lifelong Texan, has campaigned to make June 19 a national holiday for years. [ This is her vision] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/style/opal-lee-juneteenth.html) for honoring the emancipation of enslaved Americans. ... Read more

19 Jun 2020

27 MINS

27:49

19 Jun 2020


#941

The Latest: The Supreme Court Rules on DACA

In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Trump may not shut down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the program that shields immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation. But is this the end of challenges to DACA? “The Latest,” from the team behind “ [The Daily] (https://www.nytimes.com/thedaily) ,” brings you the most important developments on today’s biggest news stories. Host: [Adam Liptak] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-liptak) , who covers the Supreme Court for The Times. Background reading: --- [This is the reasoning] (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/us/trump-daca-supreme-court.html) Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. gave for reversing the Trump administration decision. ---For thousands of “Dreamers,” as DACA recipients are known, following the ups and downs of the program’s fate has been a wild ride. [Here’s why it’s not over yet] (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/us/daca-dreamers-court-ruling.html) . ... Read more

18 Jun 2020

08 MINS

08:21

18 Jun 2020