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The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. The NewsWorthy is packed with politics, tech, business and entertainment from a variety of sources -- brought together in one, convenient place (and with a fun twist). Join the thousands of people already listening each weekday!

The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. The NewsWorthy is packed with politics, tech, business and entertainment from a variety of sources -- brought together in one, convenient place (and with a fun twist). Join the thousands of people already listening each weekday!

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The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. The NewsWorthy is packed with politics, tech, business and entertainment from a variety of sources -- brought together in one, convenient place (and with a fun twist). Join the thousands of people already listening each weekday!

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English


Episodes

Ian Strikes Today, Vaccine May Affect Periods & Deadpool 3’s Surprise - Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

9/28/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, September 28th, 2022! What to expect from Hurricane Ian today as Florida is already feeling its impact and bracing for landfall today, all while Cuba is deals with an island-wide blackout. Also: was it Russia? What, or who, damaged two major gas pipelines? Plus: what a new study found about the Covid vaccine and possible changes to menstrual cycles, why Shakira could face prison time, and which Marvel character will make an unexpected comeback… Those...

Evacuation Orders, Asteroid Crash Test & Pro Bowl Changes - Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

9/27/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, September 27th, 2022! We have an update about Hurricane Ian as evacuation orders are in place in Florida and millions of people scramble to get ready. Also: what’s the cost of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan? A new report has the price tag. Plus: new rules that could impact the prices you see when you book a flight, NASA’s first time trying to move an asteroid in space, and a major change to the NFL’s all-star game… Those stories and more in...

Duration:00:12:07

Florida Preps for Ian, Italy’s Historic Election & Rihanna at Super Bowl - Monday, September 26th, 2022

9/26/2022
The news to know for Monday, September 26th, 2022! What to know about another strong storm (this one named Ian), and how Florida is already preparing. Also, early results show Italy has likely elected its first woman prime minister and has set the stage for its most conservative government in decades. Plus: a first-of-its-kind space mission hopes to save Earth one day, which pop superstar will headline the Super Bowl halftime show (and which tech company will sponsor it), and why millions...

Duration:00:13:11

Special Edition: Investing 101 & Living a Rich Life w/ Ramit Sethi

9/24/2022
Do you ask $3 questions or $30,000 questions? Our guest today says asking the right questions, and understanding their answers, can help you live a truly rich life. Financial guru Ramit Sethi – who is the author of a best-selling book and host of a popular podcast both called “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” – joins me today to talk about investing and some of the top things you need to know about it. We’re talking about everything from where to invest your hard-earned dollars, what mindset to...

Canada Braces for Fiona, Celtics Suspend Coach & Celebs at Citizens Festival - Friday, September 23rd, 2022

9/23/2022
The news to know for Friday, September 23rd, 2022! We’ll tell you the next expected stop for Hurricane Fiona as it could be the strongest-ever storm to impact Canada. Also what sparked the largest protests in Iran in years, and how the U.S. is responding. Plus: which NBA head coach is now suspended (and why), what a new report credits for fewer cancer deaths, and this weekend will mark the tenth year of a famous festival that brings out big names for a big cause… Those stories and more...

Duration:00:12:52

Escalating Threats, Fed Hikes Rates & First Day of Fall - Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

9/22/2022
The news to know for Thursday, September 22nd, 2022! We’ll tell you about an escalation of Russia’s war in Ukraine as Presidents Putin, Biden and Zelensky make impactful speeches on the same day. Also, what to know about a rare, bipartisan climate agreement, and there are new fraud accusations against former President Trump and his adult children. Plus, the Fed’s latest rate-hike, a weird but dangerous TikTok video that’s gained traction, and it’s the first day of fall... Those stories...

Duration:00:12:26

Biden’s Speech to UN, Migrants Sue DeSantis & Spotify Audiobooks - Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

9/21/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, September 21st, 2022! What to expect today from President Biden's speech to other world leaders as many of them gather in-person for the first time in three years, and we’ll tell you about what’s being called the largest pandemic-era fraud in the U.S. Also: as the battle over the border crisis continues, a group of migrants has now filed a class action lawsuit. Who they say violated their rights and the response. Plus: who experts say should get regular...

Duration:00:08:22

Fiona’s Impact, Adnan Syed Freed & iPhone 14 Fix - Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

9/20/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, September 20th, 2022! We’ll update you about the impact of Hurricane Fiona on Puerto Rico as much of the island is still without power. And new arrest numbers from the US-Mexico border set a record, so we’ll tell you what’s behind the surge. Also, the subject of the hit podcast, ‘Serial’ has been released from prison. We’ll tell you why and explain the next big decision in the case. Plus, what two groups found about banned books in America, what Apple is...

Duration:00:13:08

Queen’s Final Goodbye, Hurricane Fiona & Toy Hall of Fame - Monday, September 19th, 2022

9/19/2022
The news to know for Monday, September 19th, 2022! What to expect as Britain pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a grand state funeral this morning. World leaders, including President Biden, will be there as millions of people around the world tune in to watch the historic event. Also, Hurricane Fiona knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico. What’s known about the damage so far. Plus: two major companies hacked by one hacker? Why the longest-running play in Broadway...

Duration:00:11:39

Special Edition: Do Holiday Shopping Now? Maybe. Here’s Why.

9/17/2022
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? We’re not even into October but major retailers have reason to offer big discounts earlier than ever. Some experts say: buy now to save but some also caution about a couple of things to keep in mind before you do. Today’s guests are helping to explain it all – from why retailers are forced to offer promotions so early this year, to what products are best to buy now, and which you might want to wait on. First up, smart shopping expert Trae Bodge...

Duration:00:13:36

Rail Crisis Averted, Crypto ‘Merge’ & Tennis Legend Retires - Friday, September 16th, 2022

9/16/2022
The news to know for Friday, September 16th, 2022! We’ll tell you how a potentially costly nationwide strike was avoided for now (but why it’s still not over), and there’s an update from Jackson, Mississippi after weeks of a water crisis there. Also: a battle between states continues to escalate as people who cross the southern border are sent to new cities. Is it a fair option calling attention to a problem or an inhumane political stunt? Plus: we’ll explain what the so called “merge”...

Duration:00:12:55

Strike Deadline Looms, Explosion Hoax? & Patagonia “Going Purpose” - Thursday, September 15th, 2022

9/15/2022
The news to know for Thursday, September 15th, 2022! We’ll tell you how a looming railroad strike is already impacting Americans even before the deadline for a deal is here, and what was thought to be a package explosion at a university may have actually been a hoax. Also, former R&B star R. Kelly has been convicted again. Plus: a first for Thursday Night Football, what a new study found about your daily multi-vitamin, and why Patagonia’s founder says he’s giving away his entire company...

Duration:00:13:34

Inflation Persists, Twitter Whistleblower Testifies & Hours-Long Wait for Queen - Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

9/14/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, September 14th, 2022! The newest numbers about inflation in the U.S. are out, so we’ll explain what they mean and their impact on the stock market. Also, what to know about a possible strike that could spark another supply chain crisis, and what an ex-Twitter employee testified to Congress about the company’s cybersecurity. Plus: how long some people are waiting to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth’s coffin, a big rule-change at one of the most...

Duration:00:11:53

Ukraine’s Gains, ‘Cancer Moonshot’ & HBO Wins at Emmys - Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

9/13/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, September 13th, 2022! What to know about Ukraine making more progress over the last 24 hours, the encouraging new research about child poverty in the U.S., and the races to watch today in the final few primaries before November. Also: President Biden’s ambitious plan to cut cancer deaths in half over the next 25 years. Plus: why a Blue Origin rocket crashed back to Earth, how to get an iPhone 14 pretty much for free, and some of the history-making highlights...

Duration:00:11:20

Ukraine’s Breakthrough, Credit Cards Track Gun Shops & Youngest #1 - Monday, September 12th, 2022

9/12/2022
The news to know for Monday, September 12th, 2022! What to know about Ukraine’s breakthrough on the 200th day of war that sent Russian troops retreating. It’s being called the one of Russia’s biggest setbacks so far. And we’ll take you to the UK as the late Queen Elizabeth II begins her final journey while the the new king makes his first official speech. Also: why a change coming to your credit card statement is causing a gun rights debate. Plus: a historic U.S. open win, major changes...

Duration:00:10:07

Special Edition: Pros & Cons of Student Loan Forgiveness

9/10/2022
You may have strong feelings one way or the other about the Biden administration’s recently-announced plan to forgive some student loan debt. We covered the basics of the plan when it was first announced a couple of weeks ago during our daily news roundups. But today, we’re digging deeper into the potential pros and cons to the individuals impacted and the overall U.S. economy. Today’s first guest is the director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Shai Akabas. His areas of...

Duration:00:14:48

Remembering the Queen, DC Declares Emergency & New Botox Rival - Friday, September 9th, 2022

9/9/2022
The news to know for Friday, September 9th, 2022! We’ll tell you about the significance and history of Queen Elizabeth II’s seven-decade reign as the world says goodbye, and what comes next for the royal family. Also: a one-time political advisor to former President Trump turned himself in to face several criminal charges. Why it might feel a little like déjà vu. And we’ll tell you why Washington DC is declaring a public emergency. Plus: move over Botox? The new anti-wrinkle treatment...

Duration:00:12:31

Memphis Shooting Spree, Historic Heat Wave & NFL Season Kickoff - Thursday, September 8th, 2022

9/8/2022
The news to know for Thursday, September 8th, 2022! What to know about a shooting spree in Memphis that prompted a citywide warning to stay inside, and we’ll tell you why there are new questions, even after the manhunt in Canada finally came to an end. Also, it’s a rare turnaround: why an FDA panel reversed course about a new treatment. Plus: what to know ahead of the NFL season kickoff game tonight, the highlights from Apple’s event and its big reveals, and what it means that it’s...

Duration:00:12:42

Nuclear Plant ‘Safe Zone’, Yearly Covid Shots & Apple’s Launch Event - Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

9/7/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, September 7th, 2022! What to know about the UN’s latest urgent calls for action over Europe’s largest nuclear power plant under siege in Ukraine. Also, why the one-time most dominant e-cigarette company in the country is now paying millions of dollars to dozens of states. Plus, who is saying Covid-19 shots will likely be just like your flu shots, what to expect from Apple’s launch event today, and all eyes on the tennis player behind a major upset at the US...

Duration:00:12:57

‘Special Master’ Allowed, New British PM & Farewell Serena - Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

9/6/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, September 6th, 2022! We’ll explain what it means now that a judge has granted former President Trump’s request for a special master, and what comes next. Also, what to know about the woman set to become the new British prime minister. Plus: the impact of a relentless heatwave in the western U.S., why NASA delayed its Artemis launch for the second time in a week, and what Serena Williams said when asked if she would eve make a comeback. Those stories and more...

Duration:00:12:43