Medals, Mar-a-Lago, and mandates: 5 podcast episodes from this week’s news headlines

News February 10, 2022

Catch up on this week’s news with some podcast episodes from the headlines. The U.S. won its first gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. There was a bomb threat in Washington D.C. where Doug Emhoff, VP Kamala Harris’ husband, was attending an event. We learned about Ukraine-Russia tensions, and the warships sailing in the Black Sea.

This week, we heard updates on COVID-19 mandates in several states. An episode on our list discusses Broken Heart Syndrome. A series of arrests were made over bitcoin laundering suspicions. Scroll down to check out our news podcast episode round-up:

NPR Up First

Up First

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In this 13-minute episode of NPR’s “Up First,” hear about Russia and Ukraine tensions and warships on the Black Sea. At the Olympics, the US won its first gold medal. Two-time Olympic skiing champion Mikaela Shiffrin made headlines when she failed to complete the slalom. Also in this episode, hear about California dropping indoor mask mandates for the vaccinated. Parts of California, like Los Angeles County, still have mandates.

BBC Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

Listen to ‘Diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis floated by President Macron’ on ‘Global News Podcast’

This 24-minute episode of BBC Podcasts’ “Global News Podcast” shares French President Macron’s diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, and the Ukrainian president remains skeptical of Russia’s intentions. A series of arrests have been made over suspicions of laundering over $3.6 billion of bitcoin. A scientific study is shared regarding sleep and weight loss.

CNN 5 Things

CNN 5 Things

Listen to ’11 PM ET: High school bomb threat, U.S. gov’t stopgap funding bill, cryptocurrency arrests & more’ on ‘CNN 5 Things’

This 3-minute episode of “CNN 5 Things” shares updates on COVID-19 mask mandates. There was a bomb threat at Washington D.C.’s Dunbar High School where Doug Emhoff (Second gentleman and husband of Vice President Kamala Harris) was attending an event. There are updates on the government’s stopgap funding bill, companies like Hyundai and Kia’s possible car defects causing fires, and news on the cryptocurrency arrests.

Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements

Listen to ‘Tuesday, February 8th, 2022’ on ‘Morning Announcements’

“Morning Announcements” reported on White House record boxes found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property. There are updates on two major low-cost airlines, Frontier and Spirit. This episode shares Russia-Ukraine news and why the Supreme Court could take action over a dispute of Alabama’s voting map infringing on Black voters’ rights.

Coronavirus Daily

Coronavirus Daily

Listen to ‘Have we all picked up a little coronavirus along the way? — Johnson & Johnson stop production of their COVID vaccine at a bad time — Broken heart syndrome is real, and on the increase’ on ‘Coronavirus Daily’

In a recent episode of Audacy’s “Coronavirus Daily,” we heard that Johnson & Johnson has temporarily and reportedly stopped producing their COVID-19 vaccine at a Netherlands facility. This episode investigates if the viral exposure people have had to the virus can help our immune systems. Listeners can hear about Broken Heart Syndrome, and that more cases have been reported over the past two years.

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