In The Loop delivers a distinctive deep dive that goes beyond the headlines every weeknight at 9 p.m. ET. Host Christian Bryant keeps things real with a mix of creative explainers, on-the-ground storytelling, and some off-the-wall fun to unpack one big story each night and showcase a range of Newsy's best reporting.
The Workaround Some Companies Use To Say They're 'Carbon-Neutral'
Some companies buy carbon offset projects to achieve carbon-neutral pledges, but it's hard to prove those projects are doing what they claim.
New Artificial Intelligence Could Help Humans Actually Talk To Animals
Though humans have tried for thousands of years, modern science has found new ways to communicate with the animal kingdom — with limited success.
Why Private Equity Is Spending Big On Health Care
How private equity firms are purchasing hospitals and what repercussions its having on patients and staff.
How Rishi Sunak's Plan For U.K. Could Affect US Economy, Politics
Any potential hits to the U.K. economy can complicate matters for the U.S., making its new prime minister's plan globally important.
2022 FIFA World Cup: Is Qatar Engaging In 'Sportswashing'?
In this segment of "Scoreboard," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why sporting events are and can be held in countries with authoritarian regimes.
Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing
The disastrous ticket sale for Taylor Swift's Eras tour has drawn attention to the industry's issues, from bots to monopolies.
Pop Quiz: Do Celebrity Political Endorsements Actually Work?
In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores whether celebrity political endorsements actually sway or impact voter opinions.
Can The Gaming Industry Keep Growing Forever?
Amid economic turbulence and changing pandemic habits, gaming companies are wondering if their momentum will last.
Minor League Sports Are A New Battlefield For Labor Rights
Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the latest behind-the-scenes stories of business and culture in sports in its series "Scoreboard."
The Baby Formula Shortage Is Still A Problem In The U.S.
Though it's easier to get now, families are still finding empty shelves when searching grocery stores for baby formula.
Poll Watching Was Bolstered This Year. Did That Impact The Election?
Post-Election Day, Newsy explores what was different about poll watching this year and how it and poll challenging actually work.
Pop Quiz: Why Aren't There Many Thanksgiving Movies?
In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why there are so many Christmas movies and not many surrounding Turkey Day.
How Witches Went From Folklore To Feminist Icons
Witches have complex history, but the community surrounding them is growing in a somewhat positive way.
How Relationships Have Changed Since Dating Apps Became The Norm
In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores how dating apps have changed the way singles are finding relationships.
Why Deepfake Pornography Is So Hard To Stop
Cracking down on deepfake revenge porn and nonconsensual porn has been difficult legally, partly due to regulation of mediums.
Who Is Left Out Of President Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan?
The president's loan forgiveness plan has hit speed bumps since its inception, with some people now finding out they're not included.
What Brazil's Election Could Mean In The Fight For Democracy
Brazil's runoff election Sunday pits incumbent right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro against left-wing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Matchmaking Is Making A Resurgence In The Dating World
In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores the resurgence of matchmaking to find love in today's culture.
Pop Quiz: Why Can't 'Swear Words' Be Said On TV?
In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why certain words can't be said on air and how the rules evolve with language over time.
Workers Are Pushing For Fertility Benefits From Employers
Companies like Walmart and Facebook are now covering some fertility costs, but for many working people, these benefits are hard to come by.
Are Regional Accents Going Away?
Traditional accents from regions like New York or Chicago have been on the decline in younger generations as more people move, code switch and more.
Dating Is Getting Tougher In The U.S.
The "In The Loop" series Love Life digs into how Americans are dealing with the changing landscape of modern dating.
From Purdue Pharma To J&J: How Bankruptcy Can Protect From Lawsuits
Companies can dodge legal consequences using a bankruptcy process, but critics ask if this just relieves them of accountability.
More Families Are Choosing Charter Schools. Are They More Effective?
Charter schools have seen an uptick in students recently, but available research has shown it's difficult to measure their effectiveness.
Do Reality Shows Affect How Viewers See Real-Life Relationships?
"In The Loop" explores how Americans are dealing with the changing dating landscape in its new series "Love Life."
Pop Quiz: Why Do We Think Aliens Look Like That?
Pop Quiz on "In The Loop" asks where humans got the conception most have of aliens, from Hollywood to the world of astrobiology.
Why Millennials Don't Want Family Heirlooms
Millennials aren't as interested in getting hand-me-down items as past generations were, as lifestyles have sped up and tastes have changed.
QR Codes Are Reshaping Public Transit, But Are They Safe?
QR codes are great for concert tickets and sporting events, but are they practical for city buses and subways?
Court's Voting Rights Act Ruling Could Affect Communities Of Color
Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act has been a touchstone for fighting voter discrimination since 1982, but an Alabama case might threaten protections.
How Mercenaries, Wagner Group Are Shaping Ukraine Invasion
Mercenaries and private security have been in the spotlight after a viral video showed Russian prisoners being recruited to join war efforts.
How 'Gen Z Slang' Connects To Black Culture Appropriation
A style of speaking known as African American English has been used by young White people more recently, which can lead to appropriation.
Why Is It Taking So Long For NASA To Launch Artemis I?
NASA's Artemis I launch has been delayed multiple times, with a hurricane and hydrogen being two of the latest culprits.
The Evolution Of Dress Codes In The Workplace
Since the pandemic, dress code within companies has changed, as well as the decline in revenue from men's suits.
Pop Quiz: Can You Fall In Love With A Fictional Character?
In this segment of 'Pop Quiz,' Newsy's 'In The Loop' dives into whether or not you can fall in love with a fictional character.
This Year Marks The Fifth Anniversary Of Hurricanes Maria And Irma
Five years on, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still rebuilding and repairing after hurricanes Irma and Maria.
A New California Law Could Raise Minimum Wages
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will give minimum wage workers more say in their pay and work conditions.
STD, STI Cases Rise Each Year. Why Isn't The U.S. Making Any Progress?
The pandemic might have made rising STD/STI numbers even worse. Health officials have urged action, but prevention efforts have stalled for years.
Call Center Technology Could Remove Accents From Customer Service
New AI technology for call centers can essentially remove foreign accents on phone calls, but does this perpetuate discrimination issues?
Fewer People Are Continuing Their Education After High School
The amount of students in college classrooms is dropping, which could have long-term impacts for society as a whole.
'Buy Now, Pay Later' Services Can Actually Lead To More Debt
Companies that allow consumers to complete a purchase after the point of sale are often unregulated and can lead users into deeper debt.
Scientists Are Trying To Solve The 'Forever Chemicals' Problem
PFAS are chemicals that don't wear down even after being disposed. Now scientists are trying to address them before they cause human side effects.
Pop Quiz: How Would New York Survive A Superhero Movie?
In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores what a superhero battle would really look like in the U.S., from costs to clean up.
How Different Sex Education Methods Affect Students Around The World
Gaps in sex ed in the U.S. can leave students in the dark, while other countries have programs that positively affect student health and knowledge.
Streaming Is Changing How Companies Make Money, For Better Or Worse
Streaming companies are prioritizing how to get and keep subscribers, but the risk in producing new or buying old shows is much higher.
The Changing Tide For Unionizing In The U.S.
Unionizing has been making an unusual comeback in the U.S. as the economy roars back from pandemic lows, but efforts don't always mean success.
Prenups Aren't All Bad. Here's Why They're Becoming More Common
Prenups can be a touchy subject, but the stigma is fading, with some experts saying it could be a smart move for anyone getting married.
Pandemic Fatigue Could Cause Problems For Public Health
As most people get tired of dealing with the pandemic, experts worry Congress will too, which could affect vaccines, tests and other policies.
How Social Media Has Fueled The 'Clean Eating' Movement
Clean eating can mean different things for different people, but the influence of social media on diet trends is ever-changing, from gluten to dairy.
The World's Relationship With Nuclear Energy Is Changing
Though the idea of nuclear energy has historically been unpopular, the debate has now changed toward a push for more of it.
TV And Film Companies Are Working Toward A More Sustainable Industry
Film and TV companies can leave a large carbon footprint, but some large companies are working to improve their sustainability efforts.
Where Do You Go When You Gotta Go? America's Public Bathroom Shortage
Discrimination, underinvestment and sanitation concerns have led to a lack of public bathrooms, which has multiple consequences.
How Reproductive Rights Were Won In Latin America
A movement called "The Green Wave" has pushed the success of the reproductive rights movement in three of Latin America's most populous countries.
Political Campaigns Have More Data On You Than You Might Think
Technology and social media have increased digital footprints, meaning campaigns can know a lot about a person before they even contact them.
How Mass Shootings Have Rattled The American Jewish Community
Many recent mass shootings have largely hit Jewish communities, and now the communities have had to come to grips with tragedy.
Illegal Logging Is Rampant. Can IKEA Help Slow It Down?
IKEA and other major furniture retailers get much of their wood from forests crucial for biodiversity, stripping land of trees faster than is healthy.
The Imbalanced Structure Of How Influencers Make Money
Influencers make money online in various ways, but different platforms have different payout methods, some more "fair" than others.
Indigenous Creators Are Leaving Their Mark On Pop Culture
Shows like "Reservation Dogs" are representing more Indigenous voices on and off the screen in the entertainment industry.
How Bach Parties Turned Into A Vacation
Bachelorette parties are starting to become more popular, leading more businesses to profit off of these celebrations.
Why Your Flight Keeps Getting Canceled
Problems within the aviation industry have caused many flights to be delayed or canceled, leaving many travelers frustrated and stranded.
How The Pandemic Changed The Book Industry
During the pandemic a hashtag on TikTok known as "BookTok" started trending, prompting book recommendations, reviews and discussions.
How NDAs Can Hide Stories Of Sexual Misconduct
NDAs are creating issues in the workplace, for allegedly hiding sexual misconduct among employees.
The Delayed U.S. Response To Monkeypox
Monkeypox is spreading in the U.S., with a lack of tests and a disorganized testing system adding to criticism of the country's response.
How Astrology Turned Into A Billion-Dollar Business
The astrology industry business is booming with dedicated apps, social media accounts and business owners. But the industry isn't new.
The Effect Of Transgender Athlete Bans On Youth Sports
The criticism of transgender women participating in and winning sports competition can have an effect on the mental health of all ages of athletes.
How Emojis Have Become Part Of The Legal Landscape
While most people use emojis to joke around in text, they often appear in pretty serious crime cases in court.
How AirBnb Is Hurting An Already High-Cost, Shrinking Housing Market
AirBnB is shrinking the already short housing supply, costing renters millions of dollars. But, other factors make it a tricky situation to lay blame.
Billions Of Taxpayer Dollars Are Funding Privately Run Sports Stadiums
In "In The Loop: Scoreboard," Christian Bryant looks into the common, yet confusing, practice of taxpayer-funded sports venues.
How Do You Sue The FBI?
A person may file a lawsuit against the FBI through the Federal Tort Claims Act when they feel the entity missed a crime it could have stopped.
HIPAA Won't Always Protect Your Health App Data In A Post-Roe World
Medical data is thought to be be private, but there are loopholes in HIPAA, especially when it comes to apps and possible abortion information.
How City Design Can Cool Down Your Neighborhood
Adding green spaces, painting roads lighter colors and more efforts are becoming successful in cooling cities as temperatures rise.
The Next Steps For Finland, Sweden As They Prepare To Join NATO
Sweden and Finland were approved to join NATO, but there are still some requirements the bloc needs to meet before they become official members.
How The Military Is Boosting Recruitment Through Video Games
With enlistment dropping, the military is turning to video games to make an impact with young recruits.
What To Know Now About COVID And Updated Vaccines
COVID in the U.S. is definitely not what it once was, but there are still changes in vaccines and research we're trying to understand.
How College Athletes' Name, Image And Likeness Changed The Game
The rule allowing college athletes to earn money off their name, image and likeness has reshaped the game landscape, especially for women.
The Medical Effects of Abortion Bans
The overturning of Roe v. Wade will have risky ripple effects for the health of a woman during pregnancy and birth.
Roe Is Overturned. What's Next?
A landmark Supreme Court ruling struck down Roe v. Wade, causing ripple effects and reactions across the nation.
How The Buffalo Shooting Brought 'Supermarket Redlining' To Light
The Tops supermarket shooting has made Buffalo a food desert again, which stems from a legacy of discrimination in housing and city planning.
New Abortion Laws Say It's Clear When Life Starts. Biology Can't Agree
New research didn't bring an irrefutable answer to when the start of life is. Instead, the question got more complicated.
More Than 30 Years After ADA, Cities Fail To Be Accessible
Many cities are not building with people with disabilities in mind even after the Americans with Disabilities Act.
How Soccer And Formula One Are Winning Over American Fans
Newsy's "In The Loop: Scoreboard" looks into the business side of sports. Today, we're diving into how some sports have grown their fanbases.
Neglecting Black Cemeteries Threatens Black History
As late as the 1950s, one estimate was that about 90% of all private cemeteries in the U.S. still practiced some form of racial restrictions.
Why Even Celebrities Can Often Be Victims Of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a more common problem than it may seem, but it's gotten increased attention from a number of high-profile allegations and cases.
Why Fertility Doctors Get Away With Using Their Own Sperm
Gaps in laws around fertility fraud and the doctors that perform the services have been highlighted in some recent documentaries and settlements.
How Sports Stats And Analytics Have Changed The Game
Studying stats and analytics has become a new tool in changing how professional sports teams play.
Cities Are Taking A Financial Hit As More People Work From Home
Businesses that would typically see customers coming from work nearby are seeing a decrease in revenue.
Mass Shootings Are A Uniquely American Problem
The U.S. is not like other countries when it comes to school shootings or even gun laws.
How Countries Like The U.K. Have Quelled Gun Violence
The United Kingdom has one of the lowest rates of gun violence deaths in the world, and it also has one of the strictest sets of gun restrictions.
Losing Bees Could Have Huge Implications For The Environment
The decline or loss of bees could affect our food and other products, but it can also affect our environment, as they serve as a pollinator.
Texas Has Loose Gun Laws, But Gov. Abbott Hasn't Pushed For Change
Texas is in the spotlight this week as the national discussion around guns and mass shootings has reignited.
How The World Is Reacting To The Uvalde School Shooting
Newsy correspondents in Venezuela, London and Tokyo share how the countries are responding to the latest mass shooting in the U.S.
Behind The Scenes Of The Scripps Spelling Bee With LeVar Burton
Christian Bryant talks with LeVar Burton, the host of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee and former host of "Reading Rainbow."
How City Planning Can Support Environmental Justice
Some states had new policies to protect against environmental racism, but many of them are now outdated.
El Salvador Pushed For Bitcoin. Now It's Dealing With The Risk
El Salvador pushed to make bitcoin a legal tender, but fluctuations in interest and inflation haven't encouraged a steady result.
How Sharing Your Salary Can Help Make Your Job More Equitable
Gen Z is making pay transparency more common, and now some states are creating laws to require it.
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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.