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.

Monday, January 4, 2020

Trump caught on tape pressuring Georgia election official

A taped phone conversation reveals how President Trump pressured a Georgia election official to change the election results. It comes in a pivotal week in politics, ahead of Georgia runoff elections Tuesday that will decide the balance of power in the Senate.

Also on today’s show: The vaccine rollout in the U.S. moves slowly, airline passengers resist coronavirus requirements, and a reporter investigates the curious shortage of bucatini pasta.

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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.