First up: We’ve got the latest on I.C.E. ending worksite immigration raids, Social Security payments increasing, and the F.D.A.’s first approval of a vape pen.
Then: We’ve spent a lot of time talking about COVID-19 vaccines — but what about treatments? We’ll ask one expert about the difficult work of discovering COVID treatments, Merck’s new pill, and any new treatments we can expect.
Next: Texas has made a lot of headlines this year, from restricting voting rights and abortion access to easing up on gun control. We’ll talk to one reporter about why Texas is testing so many hot-button issues right now.
ICYMI: Millions of Americans are looking to switch careers, but actually making that switch can be tricky. We’ll explore what’s complicating “The Great Reshuffle,” and how some companies are trying to improve things.
Finally: Is the #MeToo movement finally coming for big-league sports? We’ll talk to theSkimm’s own Bridget Armstrong about football’s dirty (and not little) secret, and why the music industry — and hip hop in particular – is also waiting for its #MeToo groundswell.
P.S. We’ve got a whole new show dedicated to all things pop culture. Listen and subscribe here.
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
Dr Judith Currier, professor of medicine, UCLA
Renuka Rayasam, Texas correspondent, Politico
Kathryn Dill, early careers reporter, Wall Street Journal
Justina Nixon-Saintil, VP and global head of corporate social responsibility, IBM
Bridget Armstrong, host, Pop Cultured with theSkimm
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