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16 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Poll finds plurality of Americans believe worst of pandemic is over.
Poll finds plurality of Americans believe worst of pandemic is over.Approval coming for Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine.Biden tells Treasury secretary he opposes wealth tax.Growing number of Americans identify as LGBTQ.Mount Etna volcano erupts, illuminating the Sicilian sky.Tiger Woods has surgery for "significant" injuries to right leg.Good News: Wisconsin restaurant owner gives $2,000 to help other restaurants in town.
16 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Debate erupts over coronavirus vaccine supply and focus on one shot instead of two
Debate erupts over coronavirus vaccine supply and focus on one shot instead of twoIsrael, the most vaccinated country in the world, begins to reopenSupreme Court orders Trump tax returns to be delivered to Manhattan DAFBI arrests wife of jailed drug kingpin El Chapo Biden facing first cabinet nominee defeat as key democrats reject Neera TandenBiden approval rating at 58%San Francisco school board scrubs plan to rename Lincoln and Washington schoolsGood News: Texas family takes in delivery driver for 5 days during storm
15 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: U.S. Coronavirus death toll surges past 500,000
U.S. Coronavirus death toll surges past 500,000NY Governor Andrew Cuomo under investigation for hiding nursing home death statisticsTrump to be featured speaker at CPAC conferencePresident Biden ready to negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons programHundreds of thousands of demonstrators defy military and march against coup in MyanmarBoeing recommends grounding of 128 777 aircraft over engine concernsGood News: 92 year old man in Arkansas shovels snow off neighbor's porch
14 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Sen. Cruz flew to Cancun for vacation amid Texas crisis
Sen. Cruz flew to Cancun for vacation amid Texas crisis. US to pay $200 million to WHO in fees withheld by Trump.COVID-19 crisis causes decline in US life expectancy.Democrats unveil WH-backed immigration overhaul bill.Serena Williams loses to Naomi Osaka in Semifinals.Citibank loses bid to get back $500 million sent by mistake.Biden makes long-awaited phone call to Israel’s Netanyahu.NASA’s Perseverance rover arrives on Mars.
16 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Biden: US may be back to normal by next Christmas
Biden: US may be back to normal by next Christmas.WHO reports 16% decline in global coronavirus cases.Winter storm leaves millions of Americans without power.Democrats announce an independent probe into Jan. 6 Capitol Riots.World’s youth struggle with ‘mental health pandemic’.Kim Jong Un’s wife appears in public for first time in a year.Trump calls McConnell 'dour, sullen, unsmiling political hack'.World’s oldest ‘beer factory’ unearthed in Egypt.
18 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo under fire for hiding nursing home death data.
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo under fire for hiding nursing home death data.US reports lowest Covid cases since October.NAACP sues Trump and Giuliani over Capitol riot.Movement to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom grows.NASCAR fans showed up for Daytona 500 despite pandemic.70-year-old man raises more than $1 million for charity
14 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Trump impeachment trial video shows narrow escape of lawmakers on Jan. 6.
Trump impeachment trial video shows narrow escape of lawmakers on Jan. 6.U.S. Coronavirus death toll surges past 473,000, as daily deaths and infections drop.Covid19 mutations are exploding in Florida, will soon test efficacy of vaccines.Impeachment managers close by noting Trump's lack of remorse for January 6 riot.Arrested members of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers say Trump speech sparked their mob.International investigators say Iran is producing uranium in violation of 2015 accord.President Biden "ghosting" Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.NBA Dallas Mavericks reverse course, agree to play national anthem before games.Good News: Fishermen discover simple trick to keep seabirds safely away from nets.
15 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Several GOP Senators avert eyes from impeachment video of January 6 riot.
Several GOP Senators avert eyes from impeachment video of January 6 riot.U.S. Coronavirus deaths reach 469,000 as daily death toll drops 20% in two weeks.D.C.'s Capitol Hill remains under lockdown with heavy security.New analysis shows 60% of capitol rioters had a history of financial problems.Iran threatening again to build nuclear weapons.FBI joins Florida investigation of water system hacker.NBA Dallas Mavericks stop playing the national anthem.Photo of the day: Michigan woman finds icicle shaped like hummingbird.Good News: U.S. Coast Guard rescues 3 Cubans stranded for a month on deserted island.
15 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Trump impeachment gets underway with argument over constitutionality.
Trump impeachment gets underway with argument over constitutionality.New U.S. coronavirus infection cases drop below 100,000 day for first time in months.Johnson and Johnson applies for emergency use approval from FDA.Democrats agree not to lower income levels for people receiving stimulus checks.Biden administration continues to avoid fights with democratic progressives.Evidence shows Iran and North Korea collaborated on missiles in 2020.Biden staying silent on Trump impeachment trial.Israeli company unveils lab meat grown from animal cultures and 3-D printing.Good News: CT fire department rescues outdoor ice skating.
18 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Tom Brady wins his seventh Super Bowl title
Tom Brady wins his seventh Super Bowl title.Republican Rep. Ron Wright dies after contracting Covid-19.Crowds of maskless fans celebrate Super Bowl win.Super Bowl advertisers struggle to strike the right note. Trump’s second impeachment trial begins Tuesday.U.S. set to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council.Minimum wage hike unlikely to survive Covid relief talks.Wallet lost in Antarctica returns to owner after 53 years.
26 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Quick Convos: Foreign Policy Under Biden
Biden administration is rejoining international agreements.U.S. is pulling it's military and financial support of Saudi Arabia in Yemen civil war. Biden: We will repair global alliances.Iran is enriching uranium again, but leaders say they are open to talks with Biden admin.Biden administration scolds Russia for jailing opposition leader Navalny.Myanmar military shuts down social media following takeover of government.Analysts note that North Korea has been eerily silent since start of Biden administration.
15 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Data shows 2 million guns sold in U.S. in January '21, a jump of 80%
Data shows 2 million guns sold in U.S. in January '21, a jump of 80%.U.S. Coronavirus deaths surge past 451,000... more U.S. deaths than WW2.Optimism growing across U.S. as daily infections drop and vaccinations increase.House votes to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of all committee assignments.Myanmar Military cuts off social media in wake of power grab.Russian government arrests prominent journalist for retweeting joke about Putin.Texas woman arrested for U.S. capitol riot asks judge for permission to vacation in Mexico.Good News: College student uses some of GameStop investor profits to help children.
16 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Biden White House back-pedals after spokesperson mocks Trump Space Force
Biden White House back-pedals after spokesperson mocks Trump Space Force.U.S. Covid19 new infections have dropped by 30% over past two weeks.Amazon's Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest human on the planet, resigns as CEO.Russian authorities arrest 1,000 demonstrators in clashes over Navalny prison sentence.Super Bowl 55 will include 22,000 live fans and 30,000 cardboard cutouts next to them.Golden Globes announces bi-coastal award ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.Newsmax anchor, unable to control Trump conspiracy supporter, walks off television set.Good News: Oregon health workers distribute Covid19 vaccines to drivers stuck on highway.
15 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: U.S. Covid19 deaths are now dropping in every U.S. State
U.S. Covid19 deaths are now dropping in every U.S. State.Sir Thomas Moore, who raised $50 million famidst pandemic or British health, dead at age 100.McConnell calls Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a "cancer".GOP v. GOP fight intensifies over Liz Impeachment following her vote for Trump impeachment.Biden hosts GOP senators for Covid19 stimulus talk at the WH.Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny makes court appearance, expects lengthy jail time.Peer reviewed medical data finds Russian vaccine is 91% effective.Bad News: Punxatawney Phil sees shadow, predicting 6 more weeks of winter.Good News: Groundhogs in Delaware delight with viral YouTube channel.
14 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Quick Hits Podcast: Trump replaces impeachment lawyers, demands team argue election was stolen
Trump replaces impeachment lawyers, demands team argue election was stolen.Total U.S. Covid19 deaths surge past 442,000.Biden administration warns mutations may get around vaccines and could prompt new lockdowns.Zombie Nation: Health officials say 1/3 of Americans are sleep deprived and stressed.Military stages Coup D'Etat in Myanmar, takes control, throws out President.Chinese warplanes fly over Taiwan, ratcheting up tensions with the U.S.Winter storm pounds the U.S. Northeast.Good News: Cancer survivor, in Covid19 lockdown in UK, takes beautiful bird photos from window.
38 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Quick Convos: LBGTQ+ 2021
David Shuster talks with LGBTQ Advocate Jonathan Lovitz, Ashley Smith, Board President of the Capital Pride Alliance and Justin Li, Executive Director of Love to All Project. President Biden has signed a sweeping executive order on LGBTQ civil rights. Is there renewed hope amidst Covid19 and economic devastation? Or are there are fears that civil rights are "on hold".
16 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Calls grow for GOP to take action against "dangerous" Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene
Calls grow for GOP to take action against "dangerous" Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene.U.S. death toll from Covid19 surges past 430,000, daily infections though are dropping.Rep. Liz Cheney under fire from fellow members of Congress over impeachment vote.U.S. economy shrank 3.5% last year, the worst year since WW2.Homeland security dept issues warning about potential domestic terror attacks.Militiaman in Michigan who led plot to kidnap Governor is testifying against accomplices.Six Flags says world's largest, fastest roller coaster will start in NJ in 2021.Game Stop! Internet traders exploit vulnerability of Hedge Fund investors, costing them billions.Good News: Wolf moon tonight.
14 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Biden administration considers mandatory Covid19 tests for all domestic airline travelers.
Biden administration considers mandatory Covid19 tests for all domestic airline travelers.U.S. total deaths surge past 426,000.CDC says "scant evidence" that open schools contribute to Covid19 transmission.Deaths of despair prompt Nevada school district to re-open.44 San Francisco schools changing names, including those named after Lincoln and Washington.UN says 250,000 people in Mozambique in dire need of help following Cyclone.Senators Collins and Kaine urge colleagues to censure Trump as an impeachment alternative.Good News: UFC champ Dustin Poirer raises tens of thousands of dollars for needy.
18 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: New report says Covid19 has sparked record financial inequality in U.S. and across globe.
New report says Covid19 has sparked record financial inequality in U.S. and across globe.U.S. coronavirus cases have dropped 21% over the past week.Biden vows to increase vaccinations to 1.5 million per day.McConnell ends block of Senate rules, agrees to deal with Schumer.Riots in Netherlands as Anti-lockdown demonstrators clash with police.Pope Francis, suffering from health problems, cancels all events.Florida offers to host 2021 summer Olympics instead of Japan.Good News: Engineers, inspired by an athlete, design pill bottle for people with Parkinsons.
15 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Quick Hits News Podcast: Massive protests continue across Russia over arrest of corruption highlighter Alexei Navalny
Massive protests continue across Russia over arrest of corruption highligter Alexei Navalny.U.S. Coronavirus death toll surges past 420,000. Global cases reach 100 million.Moderna says it's vaccine is effective against alarming South African covid19 variant.West Virginia leads the U.S. in vaccines administered per capita.Super Bowl LV is set: 43 year old QB Tom Brady v. 25 year old QB Patrick Mahomes.House delivers Trump impeachment article to U.S Senate, trial to start in 2 weeks.FBI, law enforcement debate not charging some Capitol rioters.Good News: California biologist finds Cookie Monster image inside Brazil volcano rock.
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