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 and Morning Announcements podcasts and in her spare time likes to scroll on her phone and stare at her dogs, Bruce Bader Ginsburg and Larry David.
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Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
Today's headlines: Three women in Texas have been sued for wrongful death by a man who says they helped his ex-wife obtain medication for an abortion. Former vice president Mike Pence has made his first semi-public criticism of Donald Trump. Residents across Florida’s southwest coast are facing a flare-up of toxic red tide algae on their shores this past week. Finally for today, California is facing yet another atmospheric river event through tomorrow. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Axios: 3 Texas women sued for allegedly helping friend access abortion pills AP News: Pence says Trump ‘endangered my family’ on Jan. 6 AP News: Burning eyes, dead fish; red tide flares up on Florida coast ScienceDirect: Nitrogen-enriched discharges from a highly managed watershed intensify red tide (Karenia brevis) blooms in southwest Florida Axios: Next atmospheric river brings "high risk" of flooding to soaked California Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson
Thursday, March 16th, 2023
Today's headlines: Credit Suisse disclosed problems and weaknesses within its financial reporting yesterday, prompting their share price to plummet 20%. A pro-Trump super PAC known as MAGA Inc filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics yesterday. Stormy Daniels met with Manhattan prosecutors yesterday regarding the $130,000 dollar hush money payment that was made to her during Trump’s 2016 campaign. Texas education officials announced a state takeover of Houston’s public school district yesterday. San Francisco’s board of supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution that would set aside a $5 million dollar one-time, lump sum payment for a reparations plan. Finally for today, Honda is recalling 500,000 vehicles in the US and Canada because the front seat belts in some of their top-selling models may not latch properly. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Credit Suisse to borrow up to $53.7 billion from Swiss central bank NBC: Ron DeSantis hit with an ethics complaint from Trump super PAC AP News: Stormy Daniels meets with prosecutors investigating Trump AP News: Texas announces takeover of Houston schools, stirring anger Axios: San Francisco supervisors open to reparations proposal AP News: Honda recalling 500,000 vehicles to fix seat belt problem Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson
Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
Today's headlines: The DOJ and SEC are reportedly each separately investigating the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, specifically the stock sales that SVB executives made just days before the bank was taken over by the FDIC. Texas judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, who is overseeing the lawsuit that would revoke FDA approval of mifepristone, held a conference call with the case’s attorneys on Friday to schedule a hearing for today (Wednesday). Yesterday the EPA proposed new regulations which would limit the amount of certain types of “forever chemicals” known as PFAs in drinking water. Finally for today, George Anthony Devolder Santos Zabrovsky Rivache filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission yesterday. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: WSJ: Justice Department, SEC Investigating Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse Punchbowl News: US Senate Washington Post: After unusual delay, Texas judge announces abortion-pill hearing TPM: Here’s What Happened When Judge Kacsmaryk Told Lawyers About Secret Hearing In Mifepristone Case Axios: EPA moves to limit "forever chemicals" in drinking water NBC: Embattled Rep. George Santos indicates intention to run for re-election Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson
I listen to this podcast first thing every morning and love it! It’s the perfect thing to start my day with and it gives a great rundown of the news without being overly dense or hard to follow.
I love getting a quick hit of news each day. Sami is smart speedy and informative. So glad I can become more informed without listening to news all day.
Love the quick headlines, witty commentary, and upbeat music. I’m a fan of all things Betches and this latest pod really delivers. It’s the perfect companion to the Sup.
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