Many have said over the last few years I don't know who to trust when it comes to news and current events analysis. Below are videos and links from credible news organizations about what is happening in the US. The only way we will come together as a country is by stepping outside our echo chambers.
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On Jan. 6, for the first time in more than two centuries, Congress was attacked and overrun, this time by its own citizens. The PBS NewsHour’s anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff talks to correspondents Lisa Desjardins, Amna Nawaz and Yamiche Alcindor about what they saw as they reported from inside the Capitol, the grounds that surround it and the White House, respectively– and what they and other Americans will remember from that day.
Here's how the Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna, and other coronavirus vaccines work, their potential side effects, who's first in line to receive one, and why we need to address racial and social equities.
As fallout continues from the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol, Ed Stetzer, head of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, has a message for his fellow evangelicals: it's time for a reckoning. Evangelicals, he says, should look at how their own behaviors and actions may have helped fuel the insurrection. White evangelicals overwhelmingly supported President Trump in the 2020 election.
Since the attack on Capitol Hill there have been a slew of think pieces about just how unprecedented it was. That is true. But it is also true that the past is full of precedent, full of stories and events that bring context to the present, and an understanding of what might be ahead.
Since 2019, NPR's podcast and radio show Throughline has been going behind the headlines, putting events into historical context. Here are some episodes of the show we think might help us better understand this moment.
WARNING: THIS CONTAINS HARSH LANGUAGE Like all of you, we are still trying to make sense of Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Because even after the past four years, there are still new iterations of WTF. So on this episode, we're talking police, "terrorism", and the symbols of white nationalism that made it to the floor of the Capitol.