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 15, 2021

Biden’s agenda collides with Trump’s impeachment trial

As Joe Biden prepares to become president next week, he faces a pandemic and a struggling economy. The Senate trial of Donald Trump could coincide with his first days in office, complicating his drive to move his policy agenda forward.

Also on today’s episode: The Trump administration moves ahead with federal executions, Black officers on racism in the Capitol Police force, and the polar vortex that could bring brutally cold weather to America.

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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.