In this bonus episode of Up First, Rough Translation host Gregory Warner and NPR correspondent Eyder Peralta introduce us to Stella Nyanzi, a feminist activist, poet and academic in Uganda. Fed up with what she calls government-enabled endemic corruption and conventional approaches to expressing dissent, she discovers the way to get attention and build an audience around her fight against dirty politics is to get dirty herself.
President-elect Biden hopes to revive the Iran nuclear deal, but his plan could be complicated by the assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist. An appeals court shoots down President Trump's effort to have Pennsylvania's vote certification quashed. As millions travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, how could this affect the spread of the coronavirus?
Iranian Scientist Assassinated, Trump PA Court Loss, Post-holiday COVID Predictions
President Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about a Russian contact. Hospitals are still short on PPE, months into the pandemic. Also, a sports journalist remembers Diego Maradona.
Trump Pardons Flynn, Hospital PPE Shortages, Remembering Maradona
President Trump insists he will never concede the election. President-elect Joe Biden picks Janet Yellen to be the first female treasury secretary. Plus, an update on the coronavirus situation in Brazil.
GSA Allows Transition, Biden Picks Yellen For Treasury, COVID Crisis In Brazil
In this bonus episode of Up First, It's Been a Minute host Sam Sanders explores what might happen to Donald Trump after he leaves office. This episode breaks down ongoing investigations and lawsuits into Trump and his family, the debt that might be coming due very soon... and why Donald Trump may or may not be the Houdini of bad business
A new COVID-19 treatment will be available starting Monday — it promises to keep more people out of the hospital, but distributing it might pose some challenges. Also, despite the Trump campaign's efforts, Georgia certified its results, and Michigan and Pennsylvania will do the same on Monday, all in favor of President-Elect Joe Biden. And, we look at the politics behind how a former Mexican defense minister was freed and allowed to return home despite facing drug charges in the U.S..
New COVID Drug, Trump's Losing Battles, US Drops Charges Against Ex-Mexican Official
Another record-shattering week of Coronavirus infections as the U.S. moves closer to the holiday season. In his first public appearance in a week, President Trump addresses the pandemic but says nothing about conceding the election. Trump supporters gather in Washington, D.C. to support their president. It's an event that is likely to attract extremists.
U.S. election security officials said this year's election was the "most secure" in American history. Former national security advisor John Bolton says the president is on his way out, whether he likes it or not. The U.S. economy is in a recession because of the coronavirus pandemic. What are President-elect Joe Biden's plans to revive it? And rich countries are investing heavily in a coronavirus vaccine. What about the rest of the world?
Bolton Urges GOP To Stop Enabling Trump, Biden's Economic Plan, Vaccine Distribution
The U.S. is breaking coronavirus records almost daily now. The latest surge is stretching the resources of many states. President-elect Joe Biden has made his first cabinet-level appointment. Longtime Democratic advisor Ron Klain will be his White House chief of staff. And President Trump continues to pursue lawsuits that challenge his election loss. But many of these lawsuits have been dismissed by judges. So what purpose do these legal challenges really serve?
COVID Cases At Records Levels, Biden Names Chief Of Staff, Trump's Election Lawsuits
President-elect Joe Biden has made clear he's ready to begin governing from the first day in office. President Trump has made clear he won't concede an election that he lost. How is the Biden team responding to Trump's refusal to accept reality? The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case attempting to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. But based on early responses, it looks like the law will survive another challenge. And what are Joe Biden's priorities when it comes to education?
There's still no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this year's presidential election, but Attorney General William Barr has told prosecutors they're free to look for it. The DOJ's top election crimes official responded by quitting in protest. In a tweet, President Trump wrote that Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been "terminated." How will the president's actions affect national security? And the Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a bid to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
Barr Authorizes Probes Into Voter Fraud, Trump Fires Esper, ACA Before Supreme Court