Heat of the Moment: Biden Meets Putin, SCOTUS, and Juneteenth

Published on: Jun 17, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
  • First up: Biden and Putin had their first face-to-face meeting. We’ll tell you what was on the agenda (hint: nuclear weapons and cyberattacks) and whether this meeting was more than just a photo op. 

  • Next: We’ve got the context on recent reports about the Trump-era Department of Justice obtaining the info of journalists and politicians, and what’s going on with the latest heat wave out West. 

  • Then: The Supremes are about to take their summer vacay, but before they go, they tend to drop some bombshells. And two major decisions broke today. We’ll explain the cases we have our eye on. 

  • Finally: Saturday is Juneteenth. We’re taking a look at how companies have been thinking about diversity, equity, and inclusion differently over the last year. 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Torrey Taussig, research director for the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Harvard Kennedy School

  • Caroline Polisi, legal analyst and adjunct lecturer at Columbia Law School

  • Evelyn Carter, Managing Partner, Paradigm 

  • Janelle Jones, Chief Economist, Department of Labor


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