First up: Haiti’s president was assassinated in his home this week. We’ll get into what just happened and what this could mean for the country.
Next: Gas prices are way up. We’ll break down why that is, and how long the new prices might last.
Then: We’re checking in on three stories from recent episodes to see what’s changed -- about the Delta variant, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the job market.
ICYMI: The Tokyo Olympics were already a hot mess. Now, simply qualifying for the games is causing drama. We’ll break down three controversies and look at the athletes whose performances could still save the day.
Finally: It’s been 25 years since the Spice Girls spiced up our lives. We’ll ask a music writer about their legacy and why there aren’t more girl bands around today.
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, history professor, California State University San Marcos
Kavitha Davidson, sports culture writer, The Athletic
Brittany Spanos, staff writer, Rolling Stone
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