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The Price Is Not Right: Mideast Fighting, Inflation, Summer Travel

The Price Is Not Right: Mideast Fighting, Inflation, Summer Travel

Skimm This - May 20, 2021 - 32:23

First up: We’ve got the context you need on the Mississippi abortion law heading to the Supreme Court, the new hate crimes bill that just passed Congress and President Biden showing off an electric pickup. Next: Nearly two weeks of Israeli-Palestinian fighting has caused fighting… among US lawmakers. We’ll break down what’s going on with America’s diplomatic relationship with Israel, and what some politicians are hoping to change. Plus: U.S. military intelligence says reports of UFOs are legit. But do we know anything about them?Then: If you’re thinking about planning a vacation this summer, you might want to act fast. We’ll tell you why everything from flights to rental cars is in extra high demand right now. ICYMI: You may have heard the word “inflation” come up recently. If you need a quick refresher, we’ve got you. We’ll explain how inflation works, why people are talking about it right now, and ask an expert if it’s worth getting worried.Finally: On our other podcast, Skimm’d from the Couch, we sat down with Stacey Abrams this week to talk career goals. You can catch our full interview here.Interested in joining our team? Check out our audio producer job opening here.On this episode, you’ll hear from: Anna Palmer, founder and CEO, Punchbowl News Darlene Brown, Texas AirBNB operator, owner, Bonhost Dr. Kristen Broady, fellow, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program Stacey Abrams, voting rights activist and former Georgia House representative Want more Skimm? Sign up for our free daily newsletter Email us your questions about what’s going on in the news right now Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. With additional support from Ciara Long. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

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