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FDA takes on e-cigarettes 7 MIN, 16 SEC

Cotton candy, bubble gum and gummy bear are all flavors for e-cigarettes. The FDA wants Juul and other companies to knock it off because millions of kids are now smoking e-cigarettes, and those companies have 60 days to come up with a plan to keep e-cigs out of kids’ hands. The FDA announced that using e-cigarettes has become an epidemic.

Guests:
Anna Edney, Bloomberg News

More:
FDA Threatens to Pull E-Cigarettes to Fight the Rise of Kids Vaping

Opioid crisis: The difference between treatment and recovery 18 MIN, 11 SEC

Last year, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, mostly from opioids, including prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Fentanyl. Drug overdoses have become the number one cause of death for Americans under age 50. Many more people are struggling with addiction and recovery. One of those is former White House staffer Ryan Hampton. He spent 10 years as an addict. He’s now in long-term recovery.

Guests:
Ryan Hampton, author of “American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis and How to End It”

Why Cynthia Nixon wants to be the next NY governor 7 MIN, 7 SEC

Voters in New York are going to the polls on Thursday. Actress Cynthia Nixon -- Miranda from “Sex in the City” -- is challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary. Andrew Cuomo, son of former governor Mario Cuomo, is running for a third term and has a healthy lead in the polls. The race has become another referendum on the health of mainstream Democrats and the pull of insurgents from the left.

Guests:
Jesse McKinley, New York Times (@jessemckinley)

More:
Cuomo Campaign Shifts Blame for Inflammatory Flier About Cynthia Nixon to ‘Constituency Representative’

Could Ted Cruz lose his senate seat in Texas? 6 MIN, 11 SEC

Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke is challenging Ted Cruz for his senate seat. Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat for statewide office in nearly 25 years. But this race is close. Recent polls show that Cruz is a few points ahead, but within the margin of error.

Guests:
Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune

More:
Analysis: The swoon for Beto O’Rourke doesn’t mean Ted Cruz will lose

Is it worth dropping more than $1000 on the iPhone XS MAX? 6 MIN, 42 SEC

Apple is hyping its new iPhone models at its annual event today in Cupertino, California. CEO Tim Cook says they’re taking it to the next level. The next, biggest, possibly best level is called the iPhone XS MAX. It’ll cost you about a thousand dollars.

Guests:
Christina Bonnington, Slate

More:
Everything We Expect to Be Announced at Apple’s iPhone Event

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