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Sign of the Times: School Safety, Women in Afghanistan, and the Queen’s Jubilee

Jun 2, 2022
  • First: We’ve got the context on this week’s headlines: another mass shooting in Tulsa, the end of lockdowns in Shanghai, and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

  • Next: After weeks of negotiating, the EU has finally put its foot down and banned most Russian oil imports. But when we look at the fine print, we learn that not all oil is banned equally. We’ll break down the latest sanctions and why they matter…in 60 seconds.

  • ICYMI: After the shooting in Uvalde last week, politicians are talking about gun control…and school safety. Aka: metal detectors, armed guards, armed teachers, and more. We’ll ask two educators about how they’re thinking about classroom safety – and what’s best for students. 

  • Later: With SCOTUS ready to strike down Roe v. Wade, we’ve got women’s rights in other countries on our mind. Particularly in Afghanistan. We asked an expert where things stand for women in the country, almost one year since the Taliban took control. 

  • Finally: The babysitters club has new members. And for them, $15/hr won’t cut it anymore. An expert told us why babysitters are asking for more money, plus how parents are reacting. 

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