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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

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ABC News (US)

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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

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English


Episodes

Remembering George Floyd

6/5/2020
A memorial in Minneapolis doubles as a rallying cry to protesters across the country. Police departments face questions over how to handle mass gatherings. And economists brace for another massive hike in the unemployment rate. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc -...

Duration:00:24:51

From "Bystanders" to "Aiding & Abetting"

6/4/2020
Additional officers are charged in the death of George Floyd. The Secretary of Defense openly disagrees with President Trump about deploying the military on US soil, while a former secretary piles on. And the RNC appears to be moving its big moment away from North Carolina because of orders to scale down. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive...

Duration:00:24:18

The Politics of Protest

6/3/2020
President Trump and Joe Biden provide a stark split screen five months from Election Day as protests continue across the country. Twitter catches a white supremacist group trying to use the unrest as a springboard for violence. And social distancing turns into close encounters for masses protesting during a pandemic. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for...

Duration:00:20:55

Whose Streets?

6/2/2020
In a defiant address, President Trump says he's ready to bring in the US military to put down explosive demonstrations. Minneapolis residents reflect on the life and death of George Floyd. And a former police chief walks us through the de-escalation playbook. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:25:39

A New National Crisis

6/1/2020
In the most far-reaching moment of civil unrest in generations, American cities grapple with protests, police confrontations, and violence. Meanwhile, as some officials pin the destruction on "outside actors," federal sources say it's more complicated than that. And as ABC News releases new polling showing rising dissatisfaction, President Trump issues several tweets appearing to stoke more conflict. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like...

Duration:00:24:48

Targeted Chaos

5/29/2020
Authorities try to regain control as raucous protests spread beyond Minneapolis. President Trump signs an executive order that will attempt to re-shape social media. And COVID-19 has upended treatment plans for cancer patients. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc -...

Duration:00:26:32

100,000

5/28/2020
As the American death toll passes one hundred thousand, the American economy is confronted with pre-coronavirus realities. The mayor of Minneapolis demands four police officers be arrested for their role in a suspect's death. And the US makes a major announcement on Hong Kong that could re-shape our relationship with China. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC...

Duration:00:23:52

The Return of "I Can't Breathe"

5/27/2020
Four police officers have been fired in Minneapolis after pinning a suspect down with a knee to his neck. President Trump threatens to move the Republican National Convention if a Democratic governor doesn't allow larger crowds. And today in Florida, NASA and SpaceX prepare for an historic launch. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show...

Duration:00:22:07

Lockdown: Holiday Weakened

5/26/2020
With the national death toll approaching one hundred thousand, Americans worry health officials by flocking to beaches, parks and parties. A surge in Brazil leads to the WHO deeming a "new epicenter" for the pandemic. And an ABC News reporter trains to become a contact tracer. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: -...

Duration:00:21:08

America's Newest Heroes

5/25/2020
In a special edition of Start Here, we hear from essential workers in their own words. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starthereabc Discover more ABC News podcasts:...

Duration:00:23:43

Can You Spare a Quarter (of the Workforce)?

5/22/2020
As another 2.4 million Americans get laid off, economists examine how "work from home" arrangements will change American life. A natural disaster in Michigan is being blamed on man-made dams. And in the final installment of our series on race and class disparities, a college student who was already struggling with homelessness describes how a pandemic robbed him of his only safe space. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave...

Duration:00:29:43

Antibody Out There?

5/21/2020
New research shows promising signs of immunity after COVID-19 infections. Supporters of President Trump appear to be assembling "pro-Trump" doctors to back re-opening policies. And a DACA recipient reflects on why immigrants are disproportionately finding themselves in harm's way. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and...

Duration:00:26:46

Medicine vs. Cabinet

5/20/2020
With President Trump's admission he's experimenting with COVID-19 treatments, other officials are confronted with questions about evidence-based science. State governors are getting pushback from judges on shutdown orders. And in the first of a three-part series, a Mississippi nurse describes racial disparities exacerbated by the pandemic. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review:...

Duration:00:28:52

The President's Pill Box

5/19/2020
As government agencies warn Americans not to take an anti-malarial drug for COVID-19, President Trump reveals that he's ignoring that advice and taking it anyway. The death toll has climbed above 90,000, but national infection trends are pointing downward. And President Trump fires another inspector general. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive...

Duration:00:25:03

No (More) Stimulus For You

5/18/2020
After the House passes a mammoth bill with no chance of passing the Senate, both sides position themselves for a protracted battle over stimulus. Airlines prepare for a future without their biggest planes. And Georgia protesters continue to decry prosecutors' actions in the Ahmaud Arbery shooting case. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content,...

Duration:00:21:29

"We're in Deep ****."

5/15/2020
A sidelined government scientist comes forward with a warning, as the CDC finally distributes guidance to re-opening businesses. The FBI seizes the phone of a sitting senator after pre-pandemic stock trades. And the debate over Michael Flynn emerges anew. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:24:25

School's...Out...For...???

5/14/2020
As President Trump questions Dr. Anthony Fauci's guidance on school re-openings, some colleges have made wildly different decisions on fall semester. A new report projects 27 million Americans could lose health insurance amid the pandemic. And presidential campaign strategies are beginning to crystallize. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive...

Duration:00:22:55

Fauci's Dire Diagnosis

5/13/2020
The Trump Administration's top doctors give a stern warning to Congress. Lawmakers plan to pressure airlines to start giving full cash refunds for canceled vacations. And the Supreme Court prods government lawyers about the president's financial documents. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:24:23

Checkup Time: Dr. Fauci Goes Under Oath

5/12/2020
Dr. Fauci and public health officials get ready to testify about President Trump's back-to-work plan, even as the White House struggles to keep COVID-19 outside its gates. The Supreme Court gets ready to hear arguments over the president's financial records. And French citizens are free to hit the streets without permission papers for the first time in weeks. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review:...

Duration:00:22:23

What It's Like to Re-Open

5/11/2020
As states continue to re-open despite rising case numbers, one business owner describes his first day back in the barbershop. The White House and Wall Street traders insist the worst is behind us, but some economists don't see it that way. And while children appear to be at lower risk for COVID-19, a series of illnesses is concerning doctors. Listen and subscribe to "The Essentials: Inside the Curve": https://apple.co/2ROvcnw Like the show? Leave a review:...

Duration:00:22:55