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May 8, 2021 24 min

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How many times have you gone to McDonald’s for a nice frozen treat only to be told that the ice cream machine is broken? One couple attempted to get to the bottom of why the Taylor ice cream machines that McDonald’s uses are always breaking and found that there is a secret repair menu that most workers don’t know how to access which forces them to contact the manufacturer for maintenance. This couple eventually created a way to hac...

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Facebook’s Oversight Board has ruled that former President Trump will remain banned for now. The board ruled that Facebook was justified in banning Trump, but took issue with the “indefinite” suspension calling it “vague and uncertain.” They gave Facebook six months to decide if the ban is permanent and also to fully explain their decision. Heather Kelly, technology reporter at The Washington Post, joins us for why Trump’s ban cont...

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Liz Cheney, the no. 3 Republican in the House, may have her days numbered as Republican Conference chair. After calling out former President Trump again for statements he made about the 2020 elections, party leadership is saying that they are concerned about her ability to carry out the message in preparation for the midterm elections. Daniel Flatley, congressional reporter at Bloomberg News, joins us for what to know about the Rep...

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Florida has taken another step in moving on from the coronavirus pandemic.?On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning vaccine passports and an executive order invalidating all remaining local emergency orders, saying the state is no longer in a state of emergency.?Some mayors were pushing back on the orders while other lawmakers argued they were trying to strike a balance of protecting people and protecting their civil libe...

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Joe Biden reached?his 100 days in office this past week and we know where Republicans stand on his agenda, but what about the progressive?wing of his own party??The news so far is good, they feel heard and are happy with some of his proposals, although the big worry is having a plan to push anything through a divided Congress.?Ginger Gibson, deputy Washington digital editor at NBC News, joins us for this, what to expect from the Ru...

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Good news, bad news when it comes to vaccines. Good news is that 92% of Americans who got the Covid vaccine returned for their second shot. The bad news, millions of people have not gone back for their second dose, citing fear of side effects and thinking they are sufficiently protected after one shot. Public health experts applaud that high number but also urge everyone to finish their two-shot regimen. Elizabeth Weise, national c...

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The White House has proposed the third massive spending plan of its administration. The latest plan is called the “American Families Plan” and will cost $1.8 trillion. The plan will expand access to education with free universal preschool and two years of tuition free community college among other initiatives and would be paid for by raising taxes on investors and wealthy Americans. The package cannot be passed without Congress and...

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The recall election to remove California Gov. Gavin Newsom is on!?Proponents of the recall have submitted enough signatures to put the recall on the ballot.?No date has been set yet, but the vote may come by November.?Now we have to see how many people will jump into the race to replace and how does the state change over the course of the next few months.?Taryn Luna, reporter at the LA Times, joins us for how the recall circus back...

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Many companies are starting to hire again and some have a special requirement before coming on board, a Covid-19 vaccine. Employers are starting to mandate candidates get a shot before they are hired and are also applying the rule to existing employees too. Certain exemptions can be made, but generally, it is legal for employers to mandate such vaccinations. Chip Cutter, workplace reporter at the WSJ, joins us for how employers acr...

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This week President Biden will reach his first 100 days in office and polls show that generally, the public approves of the job he is doing so far. 53% approve of his overall performance with the highest marks coming for his handling of the pandemic and the lowest marks for what is happening at the southern border. More people also approve of the administration’s priorities such as Biden’s infrastructure plan. Ginger Gibson, deputy...

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After the guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case, a lot of attention has been turned to what’s next. District attorneys and law enforcement researchers say that with this decision, more prosecutors are going to be willing to charge police officers in shootings. With increased attention to police misconduct and this high profile conviction, prosecutors may be more aggressive in these cases. Dan Frosch, reporter at the WSJ, ...

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State of emergency declared at the Arizona border. Gov. Doug Ducey has blamed the Biden administration for the surge in illegal crossing and said that about 250 National Guard troops would be deployed to help local law enforcement that is overwhelmed. While unaccompanied minors continues to be a problem, Arizona is seeing an influx of single adult males. Alicia Caldwell, immigration reporter at the WSJ, joins us for more.


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Guilty on all three counts. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, causing his death, was found guilty on second and third degree murder, in addition to second degree manslaughter. In an emotional case, many feel that justice has been served, but it’s just a first step toward accountability. Janelle Griffith, national reporter at NBC News, was on the scene i...

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Los Angeles could become the biggest U.S. city to start a guaranteed income program. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti will be asking the city council to set aside $24 million for a program that would pay out $1000 in monthly payments to 2,000 low-income families. There is some data from similar programs that show it does help beneficiaries, but it doesn’t fare well in overall in public polling. Chris Palmeri, LA Bureau Chief at Bloomberg New...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the pause of the J&J vaccine on Meet the Press Sunday and said he does not expect the use of the shot to be cancelled saying it could be back in some form by Friday. Last week we also saw another mass shooting where the shooter was able to obtain his guns legally, despite being on the radar of the FBI and some of those charged with storming the Capitol are claiming they were just there as journalists...

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