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.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Warnock wins in Georgia, Democratic Senate control in sight
Democrat Raphael Warnock is the winner of one of Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections. If his party also wins the other race, it’ll have control of the Senate, House, and presidency.
Also on today’s show: Congress is in the spotlight as it counts states’ electoral votes in the presidential election, no officers will face charges in Jacob Blake’s shooting, and California hospital workers race to administer vaccines after a freezer breaks.
Georgia election results
The final step before Biden’s inauguration
Jacob Blake shooting
One hospital races to administer vaccines
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The world’s most loathed industry gave us a vaccine in record time
New Delaware state senator Sarah McBride is making history in her hometown
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.