Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Police are investigating a shooting at a rally in Provo Utah. Below is video (w/o sound) of a person pointing a gun at a motorist. Below that is the story from local news station KTSU explaining the story.

Is there a new pandemic in the making? Why are medical experts sounding the alert over a new virus? NBC News Radio's Bill Zimpfer talks with Joe, plus the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic.

NBC News Radio's Michael Bower joins Joe Elliott with the latest on reports that the Russians placed bounties on the lives of American soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. What do we (or what did we) know?

The European Union is set to reopen its borders to visitors from 15 countries on Wednesday, but the United States did not make the list. European officials cited the ratio of infections in the U.S., the trend in cases, and insufficient social distancing measures. The U.S. joins Russia and Brazil on a long list of counties considered too risky. The decision means direct flights to Europe from the U.S. are likely to be cancelled. What’s more, no American tourists means no American tourist dollars either. The decision is set to be reviewed every two weeks. ABC News' Tom Rivers is in London and talks to Joe about the decision.

A judge in Dutchess County, New York, has imposed a preliminary injunction that temporarily prevents President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, and Simon & Schuster from publishing her forthcoming book. “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” is slated to be published by Simon & Schuster on July 28 by the 45th president’s niece, the daughter of his late older brother Fred. According to a description of the book on Amazon, “she describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office.” This was the second time Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, tried to halt the book’s publication. The first attempt, in Queens Surrogate’s Court where the estate of the president’s father was settled, failed when the judge said the outcome would not affect the administration of the estate “one iota.” ABC News' Aaron Katersky is following and joins Joe to break it down.

On this July 1st we turn the corner and start looking at the back half of what's been a crazy 2020. Most of us are asking "it's gotta get better right?" Dr. Charles Pemberton with Louisville Dimensions Family Therapy and host of the podcast "Counseling in 30 Minutes" available now on the iHeart app joins us to talk about optimism when life completely sucks".