Fury Road: Minnesota, Infrastructure, and Scream Science

Published on: Apr 15, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round


  • First up: To help understand all of this week’s COVID headlines – including big news about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – we phoned up a doctor to ask: “Hey did you read that thing?”

  • Then: We’ve got the latest on the most recent incident of police violence in Minnesota, why Iran is increasing its uranium enrichment, and the latest beef between the U.S. and Russia.

  • After that: If President Biden has his way, U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. We’ll break down why ending America’s longest war is so tricky.

  • Quickly: We’ve got the details on a new plan to slow migration to the U.S. from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

  • Later: We got a call from the U.S. Commerce Secretary this week. A $2 trillion infrastructure plan is being debated in Congress, and she thinks millennials should be paying attention.

  • Finally: We’re letting out some steam. And breaking down the science…of screaming. 


On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Dr. Celine Gounder, clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases, New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine

  • Gina Raimondo, US Commerce Secretary

  • Noreen MacDonald, chair, department of city and regional planning, UNC Chapel Hill

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Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.


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