The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 17 - 2021 News Recap

Happy New Year, Extempers! The beginning of 2022 is the perfect time to reflect back on 2021 with YuYu and Spencer on the The Half Hour. You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer, our hosts recap the major news stories from 2021.


 

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17 | 2021 News Recap


-----Description of Podcast-----

This episode will discuss the main events that have occurred both in the U.S. and internationally in 2021. It will also discuss other future events that might occur in 2022.


-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. WP - January 6 Insurrection: The Washington Post’s Investigation - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2021/jan-6-insurrection-capitol/

  2. The White House - Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. - https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/01/20/inaugural-address-by-president-joseph-r-biden-jr/

  3. CNN - Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict - https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/derek-chauvin-trial-04-20-21/index.html

  4. CFR - Ten Most Significant World Events of 2021 - https://www.cfr.org/blog/ten-most-significant-world-events-2021

  5. Abc News - 2021 was pivotal year for abortion laws in America - https://abcnews.go.com/US/2021-pivotal-year-abortion-laws-america/story?id=81860784

  6. BBC News - Sudan coup: Security forces accused of violence against protesters - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59795213

  7. New York Times - Anti-Coup Protesters in Sudan Press Their Demand for Return to Civilian Rule - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/25/world/africa/sudan-coup-protests.html

  8. UN News - COP26 closes with ‘compromise’ deal on climate, but it’s not enough, says UN chief - https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/11/1105792

  9. NPR - Congress votes to raise the debt ceiling, punting the next fight to 2023 - https://www.npr.org/2021/12/15/1064114046/congress-votes-to-raise-the-debt-ceiling-punting-the-next-fight-to-2023

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.


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Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

Design Production: Adobe Spark

Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)


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