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.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

This doctor could decide the fate of a coronavirus vaccine

When a vaccine is ready, Dr. Peter Marks, a top Food and Drug Administration official, will decide whether it’s safe and effective enough to be given to millions of Americans.

Also on today’s show: West Virginia coal miners demand action, Belarus cracks down on democratic protesters, and what happens when kids are put in charge of a city.

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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.