INTRODUCING APPLE NEWS TODAY: Every weekday morning, hosts Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino bring you up to speed on the biggest stories of the day — and how the world’s top journalists are covering them.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The historic peace agreement between Israel and the UAE
Today, leaders from the two countries meet in the White House to sign a peace agreement that could reshape the Middle East. As other Arab states move to normalize relations with Israel, how will this realignment affect the future of the Palestinian people?
Also on today’s show: President Trump and Joe Biden address the devastating wildfires spreading across the western United States, concerns about a census undercount, and scientists discover a possible sign of life on Venus.
The far-reaching impacts of climate change
In California, Trump continues to deny climate change is real: “It will start getting cooler”
Los Angeles Times
How climate change is fueling record-breaking California wildfires, heat, and smog
Los Angeles Times
On the Israel-UAE peace deal
The Israel-U.A.E. deal may boost both economies, but it’s also another Netanyahu ploy
The New Yorker
Opinion: The Middle East is changing. Will Palestinians be left behind?
The Washington Post
Concerns about the census
A sign of life in space
Early voting begins in some states
Featured audio story
The great vaccine race: Inside the unprecedented scramble to immunize the world against COVID-19
Patti Smith: When I got to 70 I thought, “Wow, that’s a real number”
The Times and The Sunday Times
Gabrielle Union is in therapy, embracing nature, and finding her inner peace
About Our Hosts
Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.
Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.