Dr. Jessica Shepherd, the chief medical officer at Verywell Health, joined Cheddar News to discuss what the overturning of Roe v. Wade means from a medical standpoint. “There are a range of reasons that women choose to have an abortion, and that can range anywhere from financial reasons to also medical reasons," she said. "These are the reasons why, it's again, very important that we understand the importance of abortion care because it's never just one thing or one reason why someone is choosing to have abortion. And we really need to make sure that we understand why access is so crucial."
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Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, joined Cheddar News to talk about how the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade affects teachers as well as to point out the disconnect in preventing certain states control over gun laws while giving them the ability to completely ban abortions. "States no longer have a right to keep children safe from gun violence, yet all of a sudden, states now have this intrusive right into the very very private decisions of a family on if they want to have children or not," she said.
Revlon is the latest focus of the meme stock craze. Shares of the cosmetics giant has surged since filing for bankruptcy last week, as retail investors on Reddit piled into the company. Lance Ippolito, the head trader at New Money Crew, explained why Revlon stock is soaring so dramatically and what the headwinds are for the retail sector as it faces a wave of bankruptcies. "Really with these meme stocks, is you wanna what I call date them. You don't want to get committed. You don't want to marry them long-term. You don't want to own them for years or so."
The cost of raw materials used for electric vehicles more than doubled during the pandemic, with the price of cobalt, lithium, and nickel — all materials used for EV batteries — surging 144 percent since 2020. That uptick is being directly translated to price hikes for consumers. Stacy Noblet, an EV Expert and vice president at Transportation Electrification, joined Cheddar's Opening Bell to discuss how the supply problems coupled with demand have led to the sticker shock. "You kind of have a perfect storm for better or for worse. Even before the pandemic, the interest in electric vehicles was rising significantly with new models coming online," she said.
The Young Turks, one of the largest online progressive news outlets in the country, is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and executive producer and host Ana Kasparian joined Cheddar News to discuss the success of TYT and the latest political topics. “I think people have been so accustomed to like glossy new shows that lack substance, and we turned that on its head and decided to do the exact opposite of what traditional news had been doing," she said.