In the Loop
How The New 988 Hotline Will Change Mental Health Crisis Response
May 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 27

How The New 988 Hotline Will Change Mental Health Crisis Response

Calling 988 will act as a new hotline for mental health emergencies, caring for callers before other emergency services intervene.

Pop Quiz: How Does The Military Control Its Hollywood Image?
May 17, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 26

Pop Quiz: How Does The Military Control Its Hollywood Image?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the military's relationship and influence with Hollywood movie studios.

More Investors Are Buying Mobile Home Parks, Leaving Residents Behind
May 16, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 25

More Investors Are Buying Mobile Home Parks, Leaving Residents Behind

One of America's more affordable housing options is now a target of investors, who often raise rent and other fees.

Marijuana Laws Are Changing. Will DUI Laws Follow?
May 15, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 24

Marijuana Laws Are Changing. Will DUI Laws Follow?

There is little agreement or clarity on what the level of driving impairment is for marijuana, though the idea is mentioned by lawmakers.

Are High Gas Prices Pushing People To Electric Vehicles?
May 8, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 23

Are High Gas Prices Pushing People To Electric Vehicles?

Automakers are making more electric vehicles, and Americans are buying them. But they're not that accessible to everyone in the U.S.

The Leading Cause Of Death For American Children Is Now Gun Violence
May 9, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 22

The Leading Cause Of Death For American Children Is Now Gun Violence

Researchers say prevention efforts can help reduce the number of kids dying from gun violence, but more data is also needed to understand why.

Why Disney's Special District Is Harder To Dissolve Than It Seems
May 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 21

Why Disney's Special District Is Harder To Dissolve Than It Seems

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to dissolve a Disney special district, but now many wonder what this means for future debts and taxes.

Is Asian Representation In Hollywood Finally Changing?
May 11, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 20

Is Asian Representation In Hollywood Finally Changing?

In celebration of APPI Heritage month, Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the rise of AAPI representation in Hollywood and the issues that still stand.

Natural Disasters Are Getting Worse, But So Is FEMA Aid For Survivors
May 4, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 19

Natural Disasters Are Getting Worse, But So Is FEMA Aid For Survivors

Disaster relief is needed now more than ever as natural disasters increase, but FEMA often denies requests, especially to marginalized communities.

Pop Quiz: Who Makes Money When You Stream A Song Online?
May 3, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 18

Pop Quiz: Who Makes Money When You Stream A Song Online?

Streaming has become increasingly popular in the music industry, but it's also changed how those in the industry get paid.

Social Media Has Become Saturated With Ads. How Did We Get Here?
May 2, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 17

Social Media Has Become Saturated With Ads. How Did We Get Here?

Social media platforms are making much of their revenue off of advertising. So is there anything you can do to avoid seeing these ads?

How Meditation Apps Became A Billion-Dollar Industry
May 1, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 16

How Meditation Apps Became A Billion-Dollar Industry

Meditation apps boomed during the pandemic, but the trend was building before. Now some companies are worth billions of dollars.

New Law Reducing Surprise Medical Billing Still Has Gaps
April 25, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 15

New Law Reducing Surprise Medical Billing Still Has Gaps

Under the "No Surprises Act," everyone who takes care of you at an emergency room will be in-network. But the law won't help every person.

How The COVID Lockdown In Shanghai Has Spun Into Chaos
April 26, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 14

How The COVID Lockdown In Shanghai Has Spun Into Chaos

China's zero-COVID policy has locked residents in their homes for way longer than initially planned. Now it's created urgent problems for citizens.

Tornado Alley Is Expanding, Hitting More Southern States Than Ever
April 4, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 13

Tornado Alley Is Expanding, Hitting More Southern States Than Ever

Scientists aren't completely sure what's causing the shift, but climate change could be partly to blame.

Pop Quiz: Can Awards Shows Remain Relevant And Hold Onto Audiences?
April 5, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 12

Pop Quiz: Can Awards Shows Remain Relevant And Hold Onto Audiences?

Award shows have been losing viewer numbers over the years, but the ceremonies seem to still have influence over entertainment consumers as a whole.

How Long Will The Pause On Student Loans Last?
April 10, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 11

How Long Will The Pause On Student Loans Last?

The pause has already made a significant difference for many Americans, but borrowers are still looking for some degree of forgiveness.

The World United To Fix The Ozone Hole, So Why Not Climate Change?
April 17, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 10

The World United To Fix The Ozone Hole, So Why Not Climate Change?

In the first installment of "Operation: Earth," Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the ozone solution and its relation to climate change issues.

How City Planning, Biking Helps Reduce America's Emissions Problem
April 18, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 09

How City Planning, Biking Helps Reduce America's Emissions Problem

As part of "Operation: Earth," Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into how we can solve environmental issues. Today: how biking can impact emission levels.

Is Hitting A 50% Recycling Rate Realistic?
April 19, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 08

Is Hitting A 50% Recycling Rate Realistic?

The EPA set the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030, but what will it take for citizens and businesses to hit that goal?

Wind Energy Isn't New, But Opponents May Hinder Its Growth
April 20, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 07

Wind Energy Isn't New, But Opponents May Hinder Its Growth

Though it's cheaper to build and operate new wind plants than run existing coal plants, opponents say the benefits still don't outweigh other cons.

Is Your Bottled Water Really That Much Different Than Tap Water?
April 3, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 06

Is Your Bottled Water Really That Much Different Than Tap Water?

Bottled water goes through a long journey before it gets to you, and that process has multiple ethical and environmental impacts.

Who Is Disney's Real 'First Gay Character?' It's Complicated
March 23, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 05

Who Is Disney's Real 'First Gay Character?' It's Complicated

When Disney has included LGBTQ characters, they're often in the background or cut from scenes altogether in other countries.

Could Next COVID Wave Mean More Vaccine Shots?
April 1, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 04

Could Next COVID Wave Mean More Vaccine Shots?

It's been at least five months since many Americans received their last vaccine shot, and studies show immunity can decline after that time.

Politics Are Driving Cities To Push For Separation As New States
March 29, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 03

Politics Are Driving Cities To Push For Separation As New States

Some conservative counties are pushing to join red states, which would shift politics, tax dollars and demographics.

Breaking Down The Unique Legal Knot Of The Texas Abortion Law
March 30, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 02

Breaking Down The Unique Legal Knot Of The Texas Abortion Law

SB 8 is an unprecedented law that creates a "bounty" system allowing anyone involved in the abortion process to be sued, even for an incentive.

Youth Activism Isn't New, Despite Its Social Media Prevalence Now
March 23, 2022
Season 00 / Episode 01

Youth Activism Isn't New, Despite Its Social Media Prevalence Now

Movements led by young people in the U.S. can date back to the mid 1900s, like the Greensboro Four and Tinker v. Des Moines.