Skimm This
Skimm This
Jan 21, 2021
Clocking In: Biden Gets to Work
Play • 29 min
  • First up: Before handing over the keys to the White House, President Trump made some final moves in office that could have a lasting impact. We’ll Skimm his final acts, from presidential pardons to foreign policy pivots. 
  • Then: President Biden jumped right into the Oval on Wednesday to start rolling out his agenda. We’ll break down what he’s already done in office and what you can keep an eye out for next. 
  • ICYMI: If you watched Wednesday's inauguration, you probably noticed thousands of National Guard troops stationed all over DC. We spoke to an expert about whether added security is here to stay and how Biden could take on the domestic terror threat. 
  • Finally: We’re helping you Skimm your passwords. Seriously. 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Brian J. Gerber, director of the emergency management and homeland security program, Arizona State University
  • Steffanie A.K. Schilling, cybersecurity education and awareness expert

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ABA Inside Track
ABA Inside Track
Robert Parry-Cruwys
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Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers
Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers
Angela Watson
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Teaching to the TOP
061. 10 Easy to Implement Time Management Hacks
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Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen
Kristen Meinzer
I'm Turning Into My Mother
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44 min
10 Minute Teacher Podcast
10 Minute Teacher Podcast
Vicki Davis
Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It
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The CEO Teacher Podcast
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By The Book
Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
Bonus: Rafer Guzman
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Tilted: A Lean In Podcast
Tilted: A Lean In Podcast
Rachel Thomas
Bonus episode: We asked, you answered! Two women who will inspire you to take action in 2021
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44 min
Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher LLC
#199 E-Sports and the Future in VR ED (Jesse Lubinsky pt.2)
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