Morning Announcements is a daily show brought to you by the Betches Sup, here to help you make sense of the world in the wake of 2020’s chaos. Every morning, Betches co-founder and host Sami Sage gives you quick daily updates with the most important info you need to know about politics and current events.View Promo Codes
Sami Sage is a cofounder and Chief Creative Officer at Betches. She’s the host of the @Betches, Betches Sup, Morning Announcements, and Diet Starts Tomorrow podcasts and in her spare time likes to scroll on her phone and stare at her dogs, Bruce Bader Ginsburg and Larry David.
Where to Start
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Yesterday the FDA finally approved both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots. On Tuesday night, the January 6th bipartisan House committee voted unanimously in favor of contempt-of-Congress charges against Steve Bannon. Moving to our next story, Republicans in the Senate unanimously blocked yet another piece of voting rights legislation called the Freedom to Vote Act. Meanwhile, Manchin has reportedly told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if they don’t agree to his demands to cut the infrastructure bill. Then, we cover some murder stories before closing with the Netflix employee walkout over Dave Chapelle's transgender comments in his comedy special. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: Washington Post: "FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters and says people can get a shot different from their original dose" Reuters: "U.S. House committee backs contempt charge against Trump aide Bannon" NY Times: "Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Leaving Its Fate in Doubt" Mother Jones: "Manchin Tells Associates He’s Considering Leaving the Democratic Party and Has an Exit Plan" CBS News: "Manslaughter conviction of 21-year-old Oklahoma woman who suffered miscarriage sparks outcry" Washington Post: "Gunman in Parkland school shooting pleads guilty to murdering 17 people" NPR: "Potential human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie are found in Florida" AP News: "Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; ‘Trans lives matter’"
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
Last night, The January 6th insurrection committee voted to prosecute Steve Bannon for criminal contempt. Next, we move to a story about a Miami school that is telling vaccinated kids to stay home for 30 days after their shot, before moving over to the Secretary of Homeland Security's recent COVID test results. Finally, we cover the governor’s race in Virginia between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: CNN: "Miami private school makes bogus claims about vaccines while ordering pupils who get a shot to stay home for 30 days" NBC News: "Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for Covid" NBC Washington: "Taylor Swift, Glenn Youngkin and the Race for Virginia Governor Explained" AP News: "LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam"
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Yesterday former Secretary of State Colin Powell passed away due to COVID complications. Next, we move to some Strike-tober action before covering the trial of the three men who were charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia last year. Finally, Donald Trump underwent an actual deposition for 4 and a half hours yesterday and we debrief you on more Trump legal news. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: CNN: "Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies of Covid-19 complications amid cancer battle" Washington Post: "More than 10,000 John Deere workers on strike after rejecting contract" NPR: "What you need to know about the start of the trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery" CNBC: "Trump sues Jan. 6 Capitol riot committee in bid to block records requests"
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Betches Co-Founders Aleen Dreksler, Jordana Abraham, and Sami Sage are taking you on the journey of how Betches came to be and inside the minds of the women who created it. From their awkward middle school years to founding Betches and beyond, get to know the women who've been making us laugh since 2011.