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The Daily Dive

Start your day with The Daily Dive. News without the noise, told straight. Explore the most interesting news of the day. Connect with the writers, analysts and reporters that know the real story. Hosted by Oscar Ramirez in Los Angeles, this 20 minute podcast will be ready for you when you wake up. (Posted by 6 AM EST)

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August 9, 2022 19 min

We are seeing an increase in food insecurity around the country and this time around it is not due to a wave of people losing jobs, rather high inflation has been hitting Americans hard, leading many to seek out help from food banks.  Lora Kelley, business reporter at the NY Times, joins us for how the food banks themselves are struggling to meet demand as they see decreasing donations and increased costs due to paying more for tra...

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Senate Democrats have passed the Inflation Reduction Act with a 51-50 vote, Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote.  Democrats say the bill will combat climate change, reduce health care costs, reduce the deficit, and raise taxes on big corporations.  The bill now moves on to the House before it hits Biden’s desk, but the bill also delivers another big win for the president.  Despite some wins however polls still s...

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The U.S. has officially declared the monkeypox outbreak a national health emergency.  This is in addition to various states already declaring their own emergencies.  The designation frees up funds to ramp up vaccination efforts, testing, education, and outreach.  In the meantime, many monkeypox patients feel there is a lack of guidance and have been reporting excruciating pain.  Dominique Mosbergen, medical science reporter at the ...

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As the Fed tries to combat inflation by raising interest rates and cooling down the economy, it risks moving us into a recession and causing a big spike in unemployment.  Now, there is a fight brewing about how big the jump could be or if it will be more of a soft landing like the Fed wants.  As it stands now, there has been a small drop in job openings, but there are still roughly two jobs open for each unemployed worker.  Courten...

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Hi Daily Dive Listeners - we have a new show we think you'll love.“Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” the landmark news and commentary program that reordered the world of cable news, returns as a daily podcast. Olbermann’s daily news-driven mix will include his trademark “Special Comment” political analysis, the tongue-in-cheek “Worst Persons In The World” segment, and his timeless readings from the works of the immortal James Th...

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President Biden made the announcement Monday that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed by a drone strike in Afghanistan.  The CIA zeroed in on his location by carefully studying the movements of him and his family until Biden authorized a “precise tailored airstrike” with two Hellfire R9X missiles hitting Zawahiri in the balcony of his safe house in Kabul.  Idrees Ali, foreign policy correspondent at Reuters, joins us ...

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Shortly after millennials hit their teens and started getting jobs, their employment numbers plummeted fueling the myth of the lazy millennial.  But now, after looking at the data, it seems like it might not be that they didn’t want jobs, rather they were entering the workforce after two recessions and competing with laid-off, more experienced workers.  Andrew Van Dam, Department of Data columnist at The Washington Post, joins us f...

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This week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is visiting 4 Asian countries to discuss trade, Covid-19, climate change and security.  Missing notably from her itinerary is whether Pelosi and her delegation would visit Taiwan in what would be the first visit from an American official since 1997.  China has warned of consequences if Pelosi does touch down there because China claims them as their territory.  Julia Manchester, national politica...

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The U.S. economy shrunk for a second quarter putting us on a path closer to a recession.  GDP fell at a rate of 0.9% after a 1.6% decline in the first quarter.  Most of the dip was driven by slower consumer spending and drops in business and residential investment.  Reade Pickert, economy reporter at Bloomberg News, joins us for how we will still need official news from the National Bureau of Economic Research to determine if the r...

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Two HIV patients have joined a very small group of patients who seem to have beaten the virus.  A 66-year-old man who received a transplant of stem cells with a genetic mutation that blocks HIV has no virus in his body and a woman in her 70s that was treated with retroviral drugs and immune boosting therapies is “functionally cured.”  Researchers are hoping that these cases will provide clues to a possible cure in the future.  Bets...

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With much of President Biden’s legislative agenda stalled recently he is finally poised for some big wins in Congress.  The first major prescription drug legislation in nearly 20 years and a $50 billion bill to subsidize semiconductor chip manufacturing are two bills that have bipartisan support and appear to be on their way to passing.  Mike DeBonis, congressional reporter at The Washington Post, joins us for how Democrats hope th...

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The WHO has now declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern.”  Cases have continued to rise worldwide and has not necessarily grown out of control, but it has the potential to do so.  Part of this is to also raise awareness for people to know symptoms, warning signs, and look out for guidelines.  Keren Landman, epidemiologist and senior health reporter at Vox, joins us for what to know.

 

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President Biden is still recovering from Covid-19 as his doctors have said he has improved significantly but still has a sore throat while other symptoms have diminished.  They also said that it is likely that he has the BA.5 Omicron subvariant.  Julia Manchester, national political reporter at The Hill, joins us for a quick health update and what we learned from dueling Trump and Pence rallies in Arizona.  The Republican base stil...

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President Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated and double boosted and is experiencing mild symptoms.  The current wave of infections we are seeing are mostly the BA.5 Omicron subvariant and it could be what the Covid normal looks like.  Katherine Wu, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins us for how the endless churn of variants will keep infecting people even if you’re vaccinated or had prior infection.

 

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