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Episodes
  • Biden, Trump and a Split Screen at the Texas Border
    Mar 1 2024

    President Biden and Donald J. Trump both made appearances at the southern border on Thursday as they addressed an issue that is shaping up to be one of the most important in the 2024 election: immigration.

    Zolan Kanno-Youngs, a White House correspondent for The Times, discusses Mr. Biden’s risky bid to take perhaps Trump’s biggest rallying point and use it against him.

    Guest: Zolan Kanno-Youngs, a White House correspondent for The New York Times.

    Background reading:

    • In appearances some 300 miles apart, Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump tried to leverage a volatile policy dispute of the 2024 campaign.
    • How visiting the border has become a potent form of political theater.

    For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

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    30 mins
  • How Poisoned Applesauce Found Its Way to Kids
    Feb 29 2024

    A Times investigation has revealed how applesauce laced with high levels of lead sailed through a food safety system meant to protect American consumers, and poisoned hundreds of children across the U.S.

    Christina Jewett, who covers the Food and Drug Administration for The Times, talks about what she found.

    Guest: Christina Jewett, who covers the Food and Drug Administration for The New York Times.

    Background reading:

    • Lead-tainted applesauce sailed through gaps in the food-safety system.
    • What to know about lead exposure in children.

    For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

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    25 mins
  • An Arms Race Quietly Unfolds in Space
    Feb 28 2024

    U.S. officials have acknowledged a growing fear that Russia may be trying to put a nuclear weapon into orbit.

    Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains that their real worry is that America could lose the battle for military supremacy in space.

    Guest: Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter for The New York Times.

    Background reading:

    • The U.S. warned its allies that Russia could put a nuclear weapon into orbit this year.
    • The Pentagon is in the early stages of a program to put constellations of smaller and cheaper satellites into orbit to counter space-based threats of the sort being developed by Russia and China.

    For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

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    25 mins

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