Supreme Court, Sacramento shooting, and Sarah Palin: 5 news podcast episodes from this week’s headlines

News April 7, 2022

Stay informed with news podcast episodes from the headlines. This week, we heard updates on the Russia-Ukraine war and that NATO leaders are meeting to discuss long-term plans. The Senate is set to vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation. Sarah Palin is throwing her hat in the ring to fill an empty congressional seat. President Biden has outlined a new plan for students repaying student loans.

In COVID-19 news, the FDA is discussing the next pandemic phase with possible booster vaccines for fall. There are updates from the Sacramento shooting last Sunday, and police said this was the result of a gang violence. To hear these stories and more, tune into these news podcast episodes from the headlines.

NPR Up First

Up First

Listen to ‘Thursday, April 7, 2022’ on ‘Up First’

US placed new sanctions on Russia and Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with NATO leaders to talk about a long-term plan. The Senate is scheduled to vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation, a historical moment since she is the first Black woman in this role. Also in this episode, hear updates on President Biden’s plan for students repaying student loans. “Up First” is presented by NPR.

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What A Day

Listen to ‘ Vaccine Makeover: Fall Edition with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed’ on ‘What A Day’

Epidemiologist and host of Crooked’s “America Dissected,” Dr. Abdul el-Sayed, joined “What A Day” to discuss the vaccine makeover that could happen by fall as the FDA is examining the next COVID-19 phase. This week, the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Black man Amir Locke will not face criminal charges. Locke was killed when a SWAT team entered his cousin’s apartment during a no-knock warrant. This episode also has Russia-Ukraine war updates and why oil and gas executives met with a House committee.

Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements

Listen to ‘Monday, April 4th, 2022’ on ‘Morning Announcements’

In this episode of Betches’ “Morning Announcements,” there are updates from Ukraine. From the headlines, 5 fetuses were found at an anti-abortion activist’s home, and Disney responded to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. This week, Will Smith resigned from the Academy after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscar Awards. There is a new bill for national cannabis legalization in the works. Sarah Palin hopes to fill an empty congressional seat.

WSJ What's News

WSJ What’s News

Listen to ‘ Terror Attacks Seed Doubt Over Israel’s Palestinian Strategy’ on ‘WSJ What’s News’

Israel is on edge after recent terror attacks. Jewish and Muslim worshippers are heading to Jerusalem this time of year for religious observances. According to WSJ reporter Dov Lieber, Israel’s government is on the defensive with its strategy to widen economic incentives, like work permits, to Palestinians without peace talks. This episode of The Wall Street Journal’s “What’s News” is hosted by Luke Vargas.

CNN 5 Things

CNN 5 Things

Listen to ‘ 5 PM ET: ‘War crimes’ in Ukraine, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sacramento shooting & more’ on ‘CNN 5 Things’

In this 4-minute episode of “CNN 5 Things,” we learned about the latest civilian casualties in Ukraine. A Sacramento shooting suspect was arrested this week, and police say at least 5 shooters were involved and had gang affiliations. There is additional news on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation, scheduled this week.

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