Apple News Today

Apple News Today ∙ Friday August 07, 2020 ∙ duration: 7:51

Why 1 in 13 Black adults can’t vote

NPR reports on the recent executive order signed by Iowa’s governor restoring the right to vote to Iowans convicted of felonies. And the Guardian gives an overview of a controversial bill in Florida that limits the voting rights of those with a felony conviction. 

PBS NewsHour has an interview with author Anne Applebaum on the rise of authoritarian regimes during the pandemic. Washington Post columnist George Will echoes her concerns and argues the shift is motivated by both ends of the political spectrum.

The Washington Post looks at how low health literacy has become an even larger problem as doctors and health officials communicate information about COVID-19.

The Wall Street Journal has the story of how Eddy Alvarez went from Olympic speedskater to professional baseball player.


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Join Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino every weekday morning as they guide you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them. [This description is from Apple News Today.]

With Apple News Today, a daily audio news briefing, Apple News editors and co-hosts Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino guide listeners through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them. Apple News Today is free to all listeners and available mornings Monday through Friday directly in the News app in the US and on Apple Podcasts.


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