First up: We had some questions for the new CDC director, like: if it’s my turn, how do I sign up to get vaccinated?
Then: We’ve got the context on some of this week’s big headlines, including the latest on NY Governor Cuomo, why the Capitol is on high alert, and what’s up with Dr. Seuss.
Next: We’ll explain the fate of the $15 minimum wage … in 60 seconds.
ICYMI: A new report found that political and economic freedoms are declining all around the world, including in the U.S. We’ll tell you why that’s happening — and why we’re still hopeful.
Finally: We all know that Zoom fatigue is real, but now scientists are telling us just how real. We’ve got the scoop on why, and what you can do about it.
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Amy Slipowitz, research manager, Freedom House
Professor Jeremy Bailenson, founding director, Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
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