Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Immigration Raids, Weed-Infused Tea & Galaxy Note 10
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Immigration Raids: Federal agents arrested nearly 700 undocumented immigrants in what's being called the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. About 600 U.S. immigration officials were involved in yesterday’s raid in several chicken processing plants in Mississippi.
Read more: AP, The Hill, FOX News, CBS News
Trump Visits Texas & Ohio: President Trump visited both El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio yesterday to meet with first responders and survivors of the mass shootings in both communities. While he was there, he faced protests and calls for tougher gun laws. Trump took to Twitter to push back against his critics, including some leaders in Ohio.
Read more: AP, WSJ, NYT, CNN, NBC News
New Governor: Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez has been sworn in as the island’s newest governor. Former Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned last Friday in response to massive protests. Vazquez originally said she didn’t want the job, but now says she'll take it on so there's stability.
Read more: NPR, Reuters
Global Economy: The central banks of India, New Zealand and Thailand have all cut interest rates this week. Some experts say Australia could be next. Lower interest rates encourage borrowing and spending, which gives a boost to the economy. It's meant to help protect them against the fallout of global trade tensions.
Read more: CNBC, NYT, WSJ
Weed-Infused Tea: The company behind Arizona Iced Tea is getting into the marijuana market. It's partnering with Dixie Brands, a company that sells and makes cannabis products. Dixie will make and distribute the products with Arizona's name. The move has been called risky since weed is still illegal at the federal level. Products may include vape pens and marijuana-infused gummies and drinks.
Read more: WSJ, Business Insider, CNBC
Samsung's New Smartphones: Two new smartphones from Samsung were announced this week: the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Both come with a better battery and wireless charging. The Plus comes with a fourth camera to allow for 3D scanning. Also: the device will not have a headphone jack. Samsung also introduced a new S-pen that uses Bluetooth to connect with other devices.
Read more: The Verge, CNET
Alexa Talking Speed: Users who think Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa talks too fast or too slow can now tell the voice to change its ways. Users can choose from seven different talking speeds as a part of a new accessibility feature. Simply say: “Alexa, speak slower” or “faster.” The feature is available in the U.S. now.
Read more: The Verge, Engadget
Disney+ Bundle: Disney’s upcoming streaming service will bundle several channels for the same price as Netflix’s most popular plan. Disney will offer packages for Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+. The new Disney+ and bundle options are set to be available November 12.
Read more: Vox, CNET, The Verge
Hostless Emmys: The 2019 Emmy Awards will not have a host this year. The Television Academy says it plans on honoring several shows at the awards, and a host could take time away from that. The Emmys are September 22.
Read more: USA Today, Deadline
Thing To Know Thursday
How to Deal & Talk with Kids After Mass Shootings
Interview starts 8.5 minutes into the episode.
Today’s guest: Tristan Coopersmith
Tristan Coopersmith is a licensed psychotherapist based in California who specializes in CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR and narrative therapies. Her credentials, knowledge and extensive experience getting to the ROOTS of what keeps us stuck, aids in the process of healing and releasing past wounds effectively, so that her clients can transform into vibrant, free, self-loving people, able to create life on their own terms, healthily and abundantly.