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On right this moment’s episode of the 5 Issues podcast: Debt ceiling negotiations: Biden and McCarthy pledge extra talks

President Joe Biden and Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy plan to talk once more Monday on the debt ceiling. Plus, USA TODAY White Home Correspondent Francesca Chambers explains a U.S. plan to help coaching Ukrainian pilots, Black ladies on the lookout for Black sperm donors battle with a scarcity, how ashwaghanda helps with stress, and USA TODAY Producer Callie Carmichael speaks with Netflix Govt Producer Terry Meurer on how ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ solves chilly circumstances.

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Taylor Wilson: Good morning. I am Taylor Wilson and that is 5 Issues that you must know Monday, the twenty second of Could 2023. Right now, the newest on the debt ceiling. Plus, how the US plans to assist Ukrainian pilots, and the way a Netflix present helps to resolve chilly circumstances.

Properly, prepare for an additional week or two of negotiations on the debt ceiling, that is even because the countdown clock will get nearer and nearer to a possible authorities default subsequent month. Republican Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy stated he and Biden had a productive cellphone dialog yesterday as Biden flew again from Japan and the pair deliberate to satisfy once more right this moment. Talking earlier with reporters on the G7 summit, Biden known as GOP calls for excessive. Republicans wish to tie a variety of spending cuts to negotiations. In the meantime, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen advised the NBC this weekend that the true deadline to keep away from default is up within the air and that the federal government might conceivably pay its payments previous June 1st, however not a lot additional. You possibly can learn extra on and take heed to a variety of our episodes final week. We’ll have extra within the coming days.

♦ President Joe Biden advised the allied nations that the US would help with coaching Ukrainian pilots on fashionable fighter plane, together with American-made F-16s. He did so at a closed-door assembly on the G7 summit in Japan on Friday. Over the weekend, Biden stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assured him personally he will not use F-16 fighter jets to assault Russian territory. I spoke with USA TODAY White Home Correspondent Francesca Chambers for extra. Welcome again to the present, Francesca.

Francesca Chambers: Hiya once more.

Taylor Wilson: So, inform me about this plan to coach Ukrainian pilots.

Francesca Chambers: President Joe Biden advised different world leaders throughout the Group of Seven summit on Friday that the US would assist with coaching Ukrainian pilots on fashionable fighter jets, which incorporates the American-made F-16s. Now, it is a massive deal as a result of President Zelenskyy of Ukraine has been pushing the US to offer the F-16s. The US is just saying presently that it’ll assist with a joint effort to coach Ukrainian pilots on the fighter jets, however this might sign that Washington is getting nearer to arming Ukraine with the plane.

Taylor Wilson: Yeah, the US and different allies have been reluctant to provide the planes themselves. Why is that, Francesca?

Francesca Chambers: The US has stated that it is targeted on serving to Ukraine obtain its targets at the moment throughout a spring offensive and heading into the summer time. However a senior administration official advised me that that is now about serving to Ukraine with long run capabilities to defend itself in opposition to potential future threats.

Taylor Wilson: Has Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s advocacy on the planes been efficient in latest weeks?

Francesca Chambers: Properly, the truth that the USA is now saying that it’ll assist practice the Ukrainian pilots on the American-made F-16s is a shift in US place, and it comes after Zelenskyy not solely visited the USA in December, however as he has been visiting European nations over the previous few days.

Taylor Wilson: And what different elements of the struggle in Ukraine have G7 leaders been targeted on this week?

Francesca Chambers: G7 leaders have closely been targeted on the struggle in Ukraine. In truth, on the very first day of the G7 summit, they sat down for a working session to speak about Ukraine. One other key focus of the G7 summit has been sanctions on Russia. The US unveiled a brand new sanctions bundle that features new restrictions on the architectural and engineering sectors of Russia. The opposite factor that the US rolled out are sanctions on people, together with those that have been accused of serving to with the compelled deportation of Ukrainian youngsters in addition to their adoption in Russia.

Taylor Wilson: USA TODAY White Home Correspondent Francesca Chambers, nice perception as all the time. Thanks a lot.

Francesca Chambers: Thanks.

♦ Taylor Wilson: Black ladies on the lookout for Black sperm donors are dealing with the tough actuality of a scarcity. That was the case for Mardochée Julien-West and her spouse who determined to develop into mothers by way of in vitro fertilization. They knew they needed Black youngsters, however did not understand how exhausting it will be. She and her spouse, Yevette, first checked out donors at a cryobank in 2020, however after they filtered the seek for Black males, their choices dwindled from lots of of selections to only two. She advised USA TODAY, “We have been mind-blown. There are Black lesbians, there are Black queer folks, there are straight individuals who have fertility points. There’s simply an enormous demand so it was insane.”

Specialists say there are various the reason why sperm banks do not have extra Black donors. For one, they have been traditionally run by white folks concentrating on white donors and white purchasers. Black folks even have an extended historical past of mistreatment within the identify of medication and science. The Tuskegee Research, as an illustration, concerned the US authorities denying therapy to lots of of poor Black males who had syphilis in order that researchers might research its ravages on the human physique. You possibly can learn extra with a hyperlink in right this moment’s present notes.

♦ People are careworn, and so they’re turning to traditional therapies for assist, issues like bettering sleep and respiration workout routines. Others discover that meals and the vitamins they put of their our bodies will be useful. Entire grains, fruits, greens, and wholesome fat have all been identified to cut back stress. And there is one other plant-based product identified for its stress relieving properties, ashwagandha. Also referred to as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, it is an evergreen shrub present in India, the Center East, and components of Africa. It may be used as a complement in powder, capsule or liquid type, and has been used for hundreds of years. They will combat in opposition to nervousness, increase power ranges, and cut back stress. Arizona State Vitamin Professor Dr. Carol Johnston stated, “It’s not shocking that this botanical has well being advantages. Crops produce extremely subtle compounds to guard them from environmental insults, and lots of of those protecting properties lengthen to human tissues when ingested.” You possibly can learn extra with a hyperlink in right this moment’s present notes.

♦ A couple of months in the past, Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries briefly featured {a photograph} of Kayla Unbehaun, a younger woman who had been lacking for years in Illinois. Six months later, that picture was seen by a viewer who acknowledged the woman at a clothes retailer in North Carolina. Simply over per week in the past, that little woman, now a teen, was again together with her household all due to this viewer’s tip. Right now, we do a deeper dive into how the Unsolved Mysteries group is leveraging its viewers’ curiosity to assist legislation enforcement clear up chilly circumstances throughout the nation. My colleague on the video group, producer Callie Carmichael, lately sat down with the present’s govt producer Terry Meurer to study extra.

Callie Carmichael: Hey, Terry. Thanks a lot for becoming a member of us.

Terry Meurer: Thanks a lot for having me. I actually respect it.

Callie Carmichael: Are you able to inform me just a little bit concerning the Kayla Unbehaun case?

Terry Meurer: Kayla was featured on one in every of our Unsolved Mysteries episodes that aired on Netflix. She wasn’t featured as a full episode, however on the finish of one of many episodes that we did about parental abductions, we did what we name a “roll name,” which exhibits the faces of a variety of totally different youngsters who had been kidnapped by dad and mom for about 5 or 6 seconds, and Kayla was a type of faces. So, that is why it is so unimaginable that any person might really acknowledge her and convey a few a decision to this case. We current the roll calls as a result of we wish to get extra circumstances solved, we wish to get extra faces on the market. So, this episode we did about parental abductions aired on Netflix in November of 2022, so it has been six months. It simply goes to point out that circumstances can get solved at any time. Unsolved Mysteries has been on the air for 35 years, and we proceed to get circumstances which might be solved. It is simply superb.

Callie Carmichael: Inform me, what was the tip that got here in for Kayla’s case?

Terry Meurer: So, from what I perceive, Kayla and her mom have been buying at a retailer in Asheville, North Carolina. That they had disappeared six years earlier from Elgin, Illinois. They have been simply buying in a clothes retailer, and one of many workers there had a connection to Kayla from when she lived in Elgin and acknowledged her. It will need to have been instant as a result of she went to the shop supervisor, the shop supervisor known as the native Asheville Police Division, and so they confirmed up and so they have been taken into custody.

Callie Carmichael: What number of credible suggestions have your producers acquired due to the present? Ballpark?

Terry Meurer: We have produced and aired 21 Unsolved Mysteries episodes for Netflix, and out of these episodes, we have acquired a complete of about 7,000 tricks to, and about 1,400 of these we have handed on to legislation enforcement. A few of these suggestions are folks submitting tales, a few of them are simply airing their opinion. However, we do not know what number of suggestions have really are available on any of the circumstances as a result of, on the finish of the episodes, we frequently put up the cellphone quantity for the Sheriff’s Division or the legislation enforcement company that is dealing with the case, and lots of people contact these companies immediately, and we by no means hear fairly what the outcomes of these suggestions have been.

Callie Carmichael: How would you say you deem a tip credible? Inform me just a little bit concerning the relationship you might have with legislation enforcement, FBI. How does that work?

Terry Meurer: Ever since Unsolved Mysteries has been on the air, now we have had a really shut relationship with all companies of legislation enforcement, whether or not it is the FBI or native police, native sheriffs. I believe they see us as a serving to hand in the case of fixing a few of these circumstances as a result of loads of the circumstances we do are chilly circumstances, there isn’t any leads coming in. So, what Unsolved Mysteries has all the time tried to do is to stir issues up and get some extra leads in. So, we frequently attain out to legislation enforcement and so they typically attain out to us to current a case. So, we work very carefully with legislation enforcement.

Callie Carmichael: Thanks a lot for becoming a member of us, Terry. I actually respect your perception.

Terry Meurer: Oh, thanks for having me.

Taylor Wilson: Thanks for listening to five Issues. Yow will discover us day by day of the week wherever you get your audio. When you’ve got any feedback, you may attain us at I am again tomorrow with extra of 5 Issues from USA TODAY.

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