(Not) Cool for the Summer: Surfside, Crazy Heat, Cosby Released

Published on: Jul 1, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round


  • First up: Bill Cosby was released from prison yesterday. We’ll explain the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s shocking decision to release him early.  

  • Next: We’ll break down this week’s other big stories, from the Supreme Court’s voting rights decision to why it’s been so hot on the West Coast.

  • Then: It’s been a week since a condo building in Surfside, Florida collapsed. We’ll recap what went wrong, and also ask a housing expert: who’s supposed to make sure these things don’t happen in the first place? 

  • ICYMI: We’re talking all things Delta variant. Like: do I need to mask up, even if I’m vaccinated? And does my vaccine protect against it? 

  • Finally: We’re seeing “Help Wanted” signs everywhere — at restaurants, grocery stores, retailers, and more. We’ll get into why millions of Americans aren’t rushing back to work, and what companies and state governments are doing to change that.


On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

  • Kate Walz, senior staff attorney, National Housing Law Project

  • Vanessa Kerry, CEO, Seed Global Health


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