Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Oil Attack Update, WiFi 6 & Tinder TV
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LISTEN at 0:33 – Oil Attack Update:
Initial investigations by both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are reportedly pointing toward Iran for attacks on two major oil sites. When asked if it was Iran, President Trump said "it's looking that way." Iran denies involvement. Meanwhile, oil prices have gone up, and some analysts say it could mean Americans notice gas prices go up slightly.
Read more: WSJ, AP, NYT, FOX News, Reuters, CNN
LISTEN at 2:00 – Trump’s Tax Returns:
Prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm to demand eight years of personal and business-related returns, possibly as part of a criminal investigation. The district attorney’s office in Manhattan is looking into the so-called “hush money” paid to women who say they had affairs with Trump, like Stormy Daniels.
Read more: NYT, CNBC, The Hill, NBC News
LISTEN at 3:10 – Israel Election:
Israeli voters are going to the polls today to decide whether they want to keep Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as their leader. Though they voted for him earlier this year, he wasn’t able to form a coalition. Netanyahu will either win a record fifth term or it will end his decade-long dominance of Israeli politics.
Read more: NPR, Axios, Reuters
LISTEN at 3:40 – No New Measles Cases:
The measles outbreak is still going on, but for the first time in months, no new measles cases were reported last week. It’s the first time this has happened since January. That said, we’re not completely in the clear: 42 days have to pass without any new infections for the outbreak to be declared over.
Read more: AP, ABC News, CNN
LISTEN at 4:13 – Medal of Freedom:
Yankees Hall Of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera just received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rivera got the nation’s highest civilian honor at the White House yesterday. The 49-year old played more than 19 seasons with the New York Yankees. Rivera was also the only player to be unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Read more: CBS News, Sports Illustrated
LISTEN at 5:54 – Faster Wi-Fi 6:
Faster Wi-Fi is officially here. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to handle multiple devices with increased speed and efficiency. It will also use less battery and have better security. The new name is part of a new certification program meant to help companies appeal to customers. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 will be the first Wi-Fi 6 Certified smartphone, but others can still support it.
Read more: The Verge, 9to5Mac
LISTEN at 6:43 – Tinder TV?:
Tinder TV is coming. Sources told Reuters, the popular dating app just wrapped filming on its first television series, which will reportedly be an original, scripted video series with an apocalyptic storyline. A spokeswoman says new shows are part of a larger strategy that will be revealed in the near future.
Read more: Reuters
LISTEN at 7:12 – Netflix + Seinfeld:
One of the most popular sitcoms in TV history is heading to Netflix. The company bought the exclusive rights to all 180 episodes of Seinfeld. The timing is critical, since Netflix will soon lose the rights to other popular nostalgic sitcoms, including The Office and Friends.
Read more: LA Times, CNN, TechCrunch