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U.S. Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo on the global chip shortage

Jul 23 • 15:09

The world is suffering from a shortage of silicon chips, making it harder to make and buy everything from cars to home appliances....

Virgin Galactic astronaut Sirisha Bandla talks science in space

Jul 22 • 12:34

Space travel once unified Americans with the excitement of scientific discovery and wonderment. But the recent suborbital trips headlined by Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have been much more divisive, with critics accusing the billionaires of taking pricey joyrides while the Earth below them literally burns....

Inside the arrest of Trump confidante Tom Barrack

Jul 21 • 13:30

Tom Barrack, the billionaire real estate investor and close friend to former President Trump, was arrested yesterday on federal charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates. It's a case that touches the highest levels of American finance and power.Dan goes deeper with Vicky Ward, an investigative journalist who's reported Tom Barrack thro...

Crypto's climate conflict

Jul 20 • 13:36

Crypto's climate conflictBitcoin is not environmentally friendly. It takes enormous amounts of electricity to mine and exchange cryptocurrencies..Dan digs into this conflict between climate and cryptocurrencies with Axios energy reporter Ben Gemen and crypto investor Anthony Pompliano, to better understand the problem and what might be done to resolve it...

What comes next for DACA and Dreamers

Jul 19 • 12:21

A federal judge in Texas last week blocked DACA, the Obama-era program that provides legal protections to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. The ruling puts more than 600,000 Dreamers in a new state of legal limbo, and stops new applicants from being approved....

Hard Truths: The fight on Mauna Kea

Jul 17 • 14:24

On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, we go inside the fight to build a $2.4 billion telescope on the highest mountaintop in Hawai'i. For astronomers it would mean the chance to answer deep questions about the universe. But for indigenous Hawai'ians, it would mean the desecration of sacred land....

Aging Condo Buildings 'Ticking Time Bomb'

Jul 8 • 11:49

Two weeks ago today, the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida collapsed. 54 people are confirmed to have died, while 86 remain missing. The collapse has begun to spark a broader conversation about aging condo buildings, which house around one out of every five Americans. ...

China's Big Tech Crackdown

Jul 7 • 13:14

The Chinese government is going after its own Big Tech companies, with new rules around cybersecurity and listing shares on foreign exchanges. It’s also banned many of them from app stores, including ride-hail giant DiDi, which last week went public in New York....

The billionaire space race between Bezos and Branson

Jul 6 • 13:49

Richard Branson is scheduled to blast off this Sunday on a suborbital space flight with his company Virgin Galactic, just days before Jeff Bezos plans to ride aboard a Blue Origin spaceship. But a lot more is riding on these rockets than ambitious billionaires....

America’s changing tastes with Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown

Jul 1 • 10:57

Americans spend billions of dollars on July 4th food, but what we eat is changing as health and sustainability become bigger factors in our diet decisions....

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