Skimm This: Maternal Deaths, Executive Privilege, Bowerbird Project

Published on: May 8, 2019fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

It’s May 8th

. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report yesterday saying about 700 women die every year in the US during pregnancy or after childbirth. We’ll explain where this increase in maternal mortality is coming from.

  • The Department of Justice announced today that President Trump would invoke executive privilege when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. We’ll tell you what this all means going forward.

  • Research shows that one in five high school students can’t properly read a pay stub. We’ll dive into what states are doing to change that.

  • And finally, Qantas Airways flew what they’re calling a “zero waste flight from Sydney to Adelaide.


There’s a mom crisis in the US. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 700 women die every year in the US during pregnancy or after childbirth. Those numbers are up from the year 2000, worse than other high-income countries, and black and Native American women are most affected. Then: President Trump is playing the “executive privilege” card against releasing the unredacted Mueller report... and all of the underlying material the team used to write it. Also on today’s episode: how some states are trying to help high schoolers understand money, money, money, money and why “zero waste” is flying high.

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