"Post Reports" is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you've come to expect from the newsroom of The Post - for your ears. - - - In this episode: In 2020, author Angela Garbes found herself at home taking care of her two daughters, clinically depressed and unable to write. It was a time when people were told to stay home, unless you were an essential worker. "But I remember sitting there being like, 'What about me?'" Garbes told "Post Reports" editor Lexie Diao. "What about parents? What about mothers? Like, what we are doing is nothing less than essential. . . . The pandemic has exposed that without care, we're lost." Garbes's new book is called "Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change." The book examines the history of caregiving in America through the lens of the author's own Filipinx identity, and makes the case that caregiving is an undervalued and overlooked labor that disproportionately … [Read more...] about ‘Post Reports’ podcast: The essential labor of care work
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Mere days after his 41st birthday, Formula 1 was shocked by the sudden announcement that Fernando Alonso would switch from Alpine to Aston Martin for 2023 on a multi-year deal. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free A full 22 years after making his Grand Prix debut at the age of 19, Alonso will enter into his 20th full campaign in Formula 1 with his fifth different team, moving to Silverstone to join Aston Martin. Of those four teams Alonso has previous raced for – Minardi (now AlphaTauri), Renault (now Alpine), McLaren and Ferrari – the two-time world champion has won races for three of them, only failing to win with Minardi during his debut season in 2001. Something Alonso himself count not be blamed for. In moving from Alpine to Aston Martin, Alonso is clearly taking a risk. After all, Alpine currently sit fourth in the constructors’ championship, 79 points and five places ahead of Aston Martin. Alonso is clear that he is making this move based on his innate … [Read more...] about Will Alonso win with Aston Martin? · RaceFans
Lando Norris knows Formula 1 will lose one of its most vocal characters in Sebastian Vettel, but younger drivers cannot be forced to step up. Vettel in recent years has stepped up the use of his platform to speak out on environmental and social concerns, often applying pressure to Formula 1 to reduce its carbon footprint and highlighting various nation-specific environmental issues which he perceives. At the end of 2022 though, Vettel will retire from Formula 1 , which of course leaves a hole to fill in more ways that just the spot on the grid. But Norris says that the younger drivers, like himself, must not be forced to take over the baton from Vettel. He used the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix as an example to support his view, where the infamous ‘Multi 21’ drama occurred as Vettel ignored Red Bull’s team orders and overtook Mark Webber , going on to claim the win. Norris believes that the Vettel of now, no longer focused solely on championship success, would probably not … [Read more...] about Lando Norris says young drivers can not be pressured to fill Sebastian Vettel void
Now a Formula 1 veteran at the tender age of only 24, has there been a “clear change” in Max Verstappen with his thinking and racing? It can be easy to forget how young Verstappen still is considering that he already has a lengthy Formula 1 career under his belt, having debuted back in 2015 as part of the Toro Rosso team. It was not long before Red Bull promoted their driver to the main team, and he would reward their gamble with a victory on debut at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. From there though, Verstappen built up something of a reputation for being a driver who, while incredibly talented, could be too forceful, perhaps even hot-headed out on the track. But now a World Champion, who looks set to make it back-to-back titles with a 2022 triumph , has there been a “clear change” in Verstappen’s mindset and actions when competing? His compatriot and fellow racer Tom Coronel believes so. “You see a clear change in how he thinks and how he races,” said … [Read more...] about Has there been a ‘clear change’ in how Max Verstappen thinks and races?
ST. PETERSURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors. Andrew Warren, a Democrat suspended last week from his twice-elected post as state attorney in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, said in a Facebook video message and news release Sunday he plans a “vigorous defense” by his legal team but did not give specifics. “I'm not going down without a fight,” Warren said on the video. “I refuse to let this man trample on your freedoms to speak your mind, to make your own health care decisions, and to have your vote count.” Warren was suspended Thursday by DeSantis, a Republican seeking re-election in November and potential 2024 presidential candidate, who cited neglect of duty and other alleged violations. The governor contended that's because Warren signed statements with dozens of other … [Read more...] about Florida prosecutor vows to fight Gov. DeSantis suspension
Mark Webber has described his relationship with the retiring Sebastian Vettel as “pretty tense” and “strained” during their rivalry at Red Bull. The pair were team-mates from 2009 to 2013, a period in which Vettel won four World Championships, while Webber managed three third place finishes before retiring at the end of the 2013 season. They also shared a team rivalry perhaps only beaten by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in recent years, which came to a flashpoint in Malaysia in 2013 when the young German ignored a team order to overtake Webber and win the race. Webber maintains they are friends now but has admitted things at the time got “pretty tense” and was “a bit strained.” “I mean, god, we’re fine now,” Webber told F1.com. “It was obviously pretty tense when you’re fighting for championships at the front together. We had a few years where I was [in contention]; a couple of years where I wasn’t. “It always gets a bit strained – it’s easier to be team mates when … [Read more...] about Mark Webber reflects on ‘pretty tense’ and ‘strained’ rivalry with Sebastian Vettel
Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas has shed some light on his infamous “to whom it may concern” radio message after winning the 2018 Australian GP. Bottas crossed the line to win the season opener in Melbourne in 2019, with the Finn getting on the radio to say “to whom it may concern, f**k you”. Having responded to his critics in fine fashion after spending most of 2017 in the doldrums as teammate Lewis Hamilton romped to his fourth Drivers’ Championship, Bottas always remained coy about who the message was aimed at. Now with the benefit of a few years passing, Bottas was asked about the message again as the Finn revealed that he had been in a dark place over the winter break between the 2017 and ’18 seasons – so much so, that he felt he had lost the love of F1. “No, not someone particularly,” Bottas told the Motor Sport Magazine podcast as he was asked who the message was aimed at. “It was more like, because I got a lot of criticism throughout the last part of ’18 [like] … [Read more...] about Bottas reveals meaning of ‘to whom it may concern’ radio message