A word from “The Daily” | December 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, friends, family and fun. Along with our leftovers, we also enjoyed this playful take on The Daily’s signature introduction on TikTok (the clip has over 180,000 likes).  

As we gear up for the winter holidays, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks. 

The Daily’s Dedication to Covering Climate Change 

For the past few months, The Daily has produced a series of climate-related episodes. We’ve told personal stories of individuals and families learning to live with extreme weather events and followed the bumpy road toward passing policy that may help to curb the worst effects of our warming planet. 

In early November, The Daily traveled to Glasgow, where the show covered COP26, the United Nations conference. “We’ve been building to this moment with our climate coverage all year,” Clare Toeniskoetter, a senior producer on The Daily, said. “We tried to go inside the conference to ask the question many people outside it have posed, which is: Will this conference make a difference?” 

You can find a short playlist of some of The Daily’s recent episodes that focus on the real-world effects of the discussions at the conference, as well as our coverage of COP26, here.  

Listeners can expect more coverage of climate change in the new year.  

The Music of The Daily  

Along with on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews, original music plays an integral role in how The Daily immerses listeners in some of today’s most important stories.  

On November 10, The Daily brought listeners the story of Martín Zamora, the owner of a funeral parlor in Algeciras, Spain, who has taken on an unusual line of work: He is committed to identifying the bodies of migrants who have washed up on shore, and then getting their bodies back to their homes so that they can be buried. 

Producer Rachelle Bonja, along with our audio fellow Chelsea Daniel, created some of the original music for the episode. Here, you can take a closer listen to two of their songs that were featured in the episode.  

Hearing From Sabrina Tavernise

Over the past few weeks, listeners have been hearing from Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The Times — and one of the guest hosts of The Daily.  

Recent highlights from Sabrina’s hosting duties include an inside look at The Times’s investigation into a deadly, and erroneous, airstrike in Syria that was hidden by the U.S. and deep dive into a Supreme Court case that could transform America’s relationship with guns

What We’re Grateful For: You! 

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of the new stations that we’ve welcomed to The Daily family in recent months. We’re honored to be part of your airwaves every day.  

  • WESA in Pittsburgh, PA  
  • KRCB in Santa Rosa, CA 
  • WLRN in Miami, FL  
  • WITF in Harrisburg, PA
  • KHCC in Wichita, KS
  • KUHF in Houston, TX
  • KCRW in Los Angeles, CA

Until next time, 

-The Daily Team