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.
The U.S. reports its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in one day since mid-May
The Washington Post
Coronavirus-relief bill negotiators remain “miles apart,” Nancy Pelosi says
The Wall Street Journal
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Rich Rebuilds is challenging Tesla’s iron-fisted control over its cars
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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.