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Morning Announcements

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.

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Sami Sage

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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Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Today's headlines: Hurricane Ian hit southwestern Florida as a category 4 storm near Cayo Costa, knocking out the power of over 1.8 million people and leaving people trapped in flooded homes. Universities and colleges in Idaho are warning staffers not to refer students to abortion providers or tell them how to get emergency contraception. The founder of the Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes, along with 4 other members of the extremist group, have just begun their trial for seditious conspiracy. The US embassy in Moscow is encouraging Americans with dual citizenship to leave immediately, or else they could be drafted by Putin’s mandatory military conscription order. Finally for this week, the Senate is enacting an attempt to protect the 2024 election through the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Live Updates: Hurricane Ian Takes Aim at Florida After Leaving Cuba in the Dark PBS: Idaho universities disallow abortion, contraception referrals for students Washington Post: Jury selection underway in Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial New York Times: Latest U.S. Military Package for Ukraine Suggests Shift in Focus to Long, Open-Ended War Washington Post: The crumbling GOP opposition to electoral count reform bill Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Today's headlines: Hurricane Ian has made its debut in Florida, with officials warning of dangerous storm surges, flooding, and powerful winds to come. A Texas process server attempted to serve the state’s Attorney General Ken Paxton with a subpoena to appear in federal court in a lawsuit brought by nonprofit reproductive health groups who want to help Texans pay for abortions out of state. Mark Meadows did not show up yesterday in response to his subpoena in Fulton County, Georgia. Finally for today, Students at schools across Virginia participated in walkouts yesterday, in protest of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s new policies restricting the rights of transgender students.Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Live Updates: Hurricane Ian Takes Aim at Florida After Leaving Cuba in the Dark Texas Tribune: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home to avoid being served with subpoena, court record says The Hill: Riggleman says Mark Meadows text messages reveal ‘roadmap to an attempted coup’ Washington Post: Va. students walk out of classes in protest of Youngkin transgender policy Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Today's headlines: Italy’s new prime minister will be Giorgia Meloni of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, who will lead the most right-leaning government since World War II. Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden. Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in western Florida tomorrow as a category 4 storm, with winds exceeding 140 miles per hour. Finally for today, the House January 6th committee resumes after its midseason hiatus tomorrow. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NPR: What you need to know about Italy's new far-right leader Giorgia Meloni BBC: Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship AP News: Hurricane Ian nears Cuba on path to strike Florida as Cat 4 Axios: What we know going into the final Jan. 6 hearing Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

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