First up: We’ll break down this week’s big stories, from anti-government protests in Cuba to Texas Dems literally fleeing the state.
Next: Between booster shots and new side effect warnings, we’ll break down this week’s COVID vaccine news … in 60 seconds.
Then: More than 35 million tax returns are MIA. We’ll explain the delays at the IRS, plus what’s going on with Biden’s new Child Tax Credit program. (P.S. If you’re wondering where your tax refund is, this IRS tool might come in handy)
ICYMI: Finding an affordable house right now feels impossible. We’ll speak to some experts about why the housing market is so bananas, and how long it’s gonna stay like this.
Plus: 100 American cities just got their fitness report cards. We asked an expert to break down what makes a city healthy and how each of us can take control of our health regardless of where we live.
Finally: We’ll catch up with a reporter at the Cannes Film Festival about the glitz, glamour and some upcoming releases.
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
NiCole Keith, Ph.D., member of the American Fitness Index Advisory Board, American College of Sports Medicine
Daryl Fairweather, chief economist, Redfin
Tricia Lee, real estate broker (@SoldByTriciaLee)
Anicee Gohar, film correspondent
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