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:
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.
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
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” 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.
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.