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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

Special Edition: RSV, Flu & Covid – ‘Tripledemic’ Explained

12/3/2022
It’s been called a “tripledemic," as in three viruses surging during a pandemic. Experts are keeping their eye on high levels of flu in more than half of the states, new variants of COVID-19, and a recent surge of RSV. You’ll hear from data scientist Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, who you may know on social media as “Your Local Epidemiologist.” We’ll get into what the data shows about how effective the latest COVID boosters are, what she’s watching for as flu season ramps up, and her advice for...

Duration:00:16:04

Iowa vs. South Carolina, Cheaper Gas Prices & Ye Suspended Again- Friday, December 2, 2022

12/2/2022
The news to know for Friday, December 2, 2022! What to know about what could be a massive overhaul in the presidential election season: why President Biden is reportedly calling for a change. Also, Congress' final decision on a deal to avert a rail strike and a new development in the Justice Department's investigation into documents found at former President Trump's home. Plus, what's behind a big drop in gas prices, why the rapper Ye was suspended from Twitter again, and how one...

Duration:00:11:56

Congress Intervenes, Brain Chip Prototype & Spotify Wrapped- Thursday, December 1, 2022

12/1/2022
The news to know for Thursday, December 1, 2022! What to know about Congress intervening to stop a major railroad strike: where two bills stand now and reactions to it all. And history has been made in the U.S. House as someone new takes on a key leadership role. Also, computers in our brains? Elon Musk says his company will start making it a reality. Plus, we're talking about Prince William's first trip to the U.S. in nearly a decade and the most streamed artists on Spotify this...

Duration:00:13:14

Oath Keepers Leader Guilty, Team USA Victory & Iconic Tree Lighting - Wednesday, November 30, 2022

11/30/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, November 30, 2022! The verdict is in for the most high-profile and serious trial so far connected to the January 6th Capitol riot, and we’ll explain what happens next now that the Senate passed landmark legislation about same-sex marriage. Plus: a big win for team USA at the World Cup, another controversial change at Twitter, and what to expect tonight as the world’s most famous Christmas tree comes alive… Those stories and more news to know in around 10...

Duration:00:13:18

Extreme Weather Risk, iPhone Shortage? & Word of the Year- Tuesday, November 29, 2022

11/29/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, November 29, 2022! What to expect from a rare and potentially dangerous storm moving across the U.S. today and what to know about the world's largest active volcano that's now erupting. Also, the President is asking Congress to take action to avoid a potential nationwide strike. Will lawmakers do it, and should they? Plus, what's happening on and off the field as the U.S. takes on Iran at the World Cup today, what's 2022's word of the year, and what big and...

Duration:00:12:46

Winter Covid Wave?, Congress Returns & Operation Santa- Monday, November 28, 2022

11/28/2022
The news to know for Monday, November 28, 2022! What to know about severe storms headed toward millions of Americans this week and how the White House is trying to stop a winter surge of Covid-19. Also, we're talking about some of the most widespread protests China has seen in decades. Plus, the to-do list Congress is tackling from now until the end of the year, why movie theaters may be getting more new releases, and which items are expected to be most discounted this Cyber...

Duration:00:13:02

Special Edition: Science of Giving Thanks + Gratitude Meditation

11/26/2022
Gratitude may actually make you healthier. Studies cited by the American Heart Association have shown that people who regularly express gratitude tend to have lower blood pressure, sleep and eat better, and are better able to manage stress. Our first guest is University of Michigan psychology instructor and doctoral candidate, Christina Costa. She has focused her research on how feeling grateful is connected to overall well-being and resiliency. She uses practices from her own brain...

Duration:00:17:37

Walmart Shooting, Payment Pause Extended & Soccer Shocker- Wednesday, November 23, 2022

11/23/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, November 23, 2022! We have the latest updates about another mass shooting inside a busy Walmart. Also, another pause in student loan payments and what the nation's top health experts are saying about Covid-19 this winter. Plus, one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history and everything you need to know about this holiday weekend: from travel to Black Friday sales. Those stories and more news to know in around 10 minutes! Head to...

Duration:00:13:03

Veteran Stops Gunman, Rail Strike Looming & Snoop Doggie Doggs- Tuesday, November 22, 2022

11/22/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, November 22, 2022! What to know about what's now being investigated as a hate crime at a gay bar, including new details about the heroes who stopped the shooting. Also, another setback in the rail industry could play havoc on the entire American economy. Plus, a historic accomplishment for NASA's new spaceship, the reality show stars headed to prison, and Snoop Dogg's new business venture that's pretty fitting for his name. Those stories and more news to...

Duration:00:11:51

Nightclub Tragedy, Twitter Unbans Trump & World Cup Begins- Monday, November 21, 2022

11/21/2022
The news to know for Monday, November 21, 2022! We're covering another tragic shooting and why authorities are calling some people's actions heroic. Also, the latest on a brutal storm that hit the northeast and what's in a new historic climate deal. Plus, will former President Trump come back to Twitter? He's invited once again. Thanksgiving dinner is costing Americans more this year, and not just because of inflation. And Team USA takes the field at the 2022 World Cup today. We'll tell...

Duration:00:13:05

Special Edition: Division at the Dinner Table - How to Talk Politics With Loved Ones

11/19/2022
The midterms are now behind us but they brought up some pretty divisive issues in American society. With Thanksgiving coming up, we want to discuss how to make sure political differences don’t divide family and friends. Today, you’ll hear advice from Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers. They’re the hosts of the popular podcast “Pantsuit Politics” and they’ve written two books to establish basic rules of engagement, even when the people talking have vastly different viewpoints. Their...

Duration:00:18:23

Pelosi Passes Gavel, ‘Crippling’ Snowstorm & #RIPTwitter?- Friday, November 18, 2022

11/18/2022
The news to know for Friday, November 18, 2022! What to know about a big leadership shakeup in the federal government. People on both sides of the aisle are responding. Also, nearly the entire country is dealing with colder-than-usual weather for this time of year. One city has basically shut down and even an NFL team is relocating. Plus, which airport is considered the best in the U.S., and what prompted Twitter to suddenly close its office doors. And it was a record-breaking yet...

Duration:00:12:55

House Goes Red, Major Snowstorm & ‘Christmas Story’ Sequel- Thursday, November 17, 2022

11/17/2022
The news to know for Thursday, November 17, 2022! We have more election results that cement the balance of Congress for the next two years. We'll tell you what's changing and what's staying the same on Capitol Hill. Also, what NATO determined about the missile strike in Poland and what it means for Russia's war on Ukraine. Plus, what areas of the U.S. are facing an intense snowstorm, what new type of meat the FDA just approved, and what to expect from the newly-released sequel to a...

Duration:00:09:34

NATO on Alert, Trump Stages Comeback & Beyoncé’s Record- Wednesday, November 16, 2022

11/16/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, November 16, 2022! What to know about the chance Russia's war is expanding beyond Ukraine's borders and why the U.S. might have to get more involved. Also, our 45th president is trying to be our 47th president. The Trump 2024 campaign is now in full swing. Plus, what happened with a historic moon mission overnight, what new feature Apple launched to help you in an emergency, and how Beyoncé is making history at the Grammys again. Those stories and more...

Duration:00:12:31

Deadly College Shooting, GOP Nears Majority & Early Winter Storm- Tuesday, November 15, 2022

11/15/2022
The news to know for Tuesday, November 15, 2022! We'll tell you what to expect as soon as today as more results are coming in from the Midterms. And what police are saying about a deadly shooting on a college campus. Plus, unusually cold weather is coming for millions of Americans, Amazon is planning its largest round of layoffs ever, and the 2024 Olympic Games have an unexpected mascot. Those stories and more news to know in around 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes...

Duration:00:12:50

Dems Take Senate, Border Chief Resigns & ‘Black Panther’ Dominates- Monday, November 14, 2022

11/14/2022
The news to know for Monday, November 14, 2022! We're catching you up on the makeup of Congress now that more Midterm races have been called. Also, President Biden has a high-stakes meeting with his Chinese counterpart today. Plus, a record-breaking mystery mission for the Space Force, how Twitter's new boss is responding to a wave of fake verified accounts, and which movie made history at the box office. Those stories and more news to know in around 10 minutes! Head to...

Duration:00:13:06

Special Edition: A Divided Nation – Analyzing the 2022 Midterms

11/12/2022
We might not know all the results from this week’s midterm election but one thing we know for sure: Congress, and American voters, are still just as divided as ever. No matter which way the final votes fall, neither party will end up with an overwhelming majority in either the House or the Senate. To get perspective on all of this, we’re welcoming back two political analysts. First up is Republican analyst Scott Jennings. He’s a CNN contributor, host of the Flyover Country podcast, and...

Duration:00:18:46

Inflation Slows, Twitter Execs Quit & Thank a Veteran- Friday, November 11, 2022

11/11/2022
The news to know for Friday, November 11, 2022! What to know about a glimmer of hope for Americans' budgets. Inflation seems to be slowing down a bit, and investors are taking notice. Also, the balance of power is taking shape in Congress as Midterm results keep rolling in. And we'll share the impact of Hurricane Nicole on Florida. Plus, why the FTC is warning Twitter and its new CEO, which highly-anticipated movie debuts in theaters today, and where veterans can get free food as we...

Duration:00:13:08

Mixed Election Results, Nicole Batters Florida & Country’s Biggest Night- Thursday, November 10, 2022

11/10/2022
The news to know for Thursday, November 10, 2022! What to know about the final few election results that will determine the balance of power in Congress and how Americans voted about things like marijuana and abortion. Also, there's wild weather across the United States, including a hurricane in the South and a blizzard in the Plains. Plus, we're talking about a positive trend in the fight against Covid-19, Elon Musk's latest pitch to advertisers and changes for users on Twitter, and the...

Duration:00:12:52

Election Day Takeaways, Florida Storm Preps & Wordle Changes - Wednesday, November 9, 2022

11/9/2022
The news to know for Wednesday, November 9, 2022! We're breaking down the results from some key midterm races across the country, even as control of Congress is still up in the air. Also, a major scientific report details how climate change could impact American life, just as people in the southeast prepare for another hurricane. Plus, a big shakeup in the cryptocurrency world, another major social media company doing some downsizing, new changes to the popular Wordle game, and how...

Duration:00:09:50