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.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Democrats call for Trump’s removal from office
Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among other Democrats, called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked and for President Trump to be forcibly removed from office. But how realistic is this idea?
Also on today’s show: Why police failed to stop pro-Trump rioters from entering the Capitol building, Southern California hospitals are facing a COVID-19 crisis, and Congressman Andy Kim reflects on the moving forward after this week’s violence.
How does the 25th Amendment work?
How police failed to handle violence at the Capitol
The Pentagon placed limits on the D.C. National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests due to its narrow mission
The Washington Post
The COVID-19 crisis in Southern California
Picking up the pieces
Featured audio story
Sacha Baron Cohen on the urgency of ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’
How one of publishing’s most hyped books became its biggest horror story — and still ended up a best seller
New York Magazine
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.