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You’ve been overwhelmed with headlines all week – what's worth a closer look? One Thing takes you into the story and helps you make sense of the news everyone's been talking about. Each Sunday, host David Rind interviews one of CNN’s world-class reporters to tell us what they've found – and why it matters. From the team behind CNN 5 Things.

Breakdown of a Bank Collapse (and What It Means for You) CNN One Thing
The Federal Reserve is scheduled to meet this week for the first time since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. The key question: will the largest failure of a US bank since 2008 change its approach to fighting inflation? In today’s episode we look at how we got here, the emergency response, and if the average customer can have faith in their money going forward. 
Guest: Christine Romans, CNN Chief Business Correspondent
Mar 19, 2023
Planes, Trains & Big Mistakes CNN One Thing
The FAA is scheduled to hold an industry-wide safety summit this week after a series of aviation safety incidents around the country, including a number of close calls on the runways of our nation’s busiest airports. In today’s episode, we take a closer look at these runway incursions and hear why some pilots say the system is as stressed as it's ever been. 
Guest: Pete Muntean, CNN Transportation Correspondent
Mar 12, 2023
Will the Supreme Court Flunk Biden’s Student Debt Plan? CNN One Thing
Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two challenges to President Joe Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan. While we wait for a ruling, millions of eligible borrowers remain in limbo, wondering just how much they will owe when payments resume. We break down how the justices responded and look at why another Biden administration repayment plan could provide even more relief in the long run. 
Guest: Katie Lobosco, CNN Politics Writer 
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Mar 5, 2023
The People Fueling Ukraine’s ‘Will to Win’ CNN One Thing
It’s been one year since Russia invaded Ukraine, setting off the bloodiest land war in Europe since World War II. Since then, the bravery and ingenuity of the Ukrainian people has been on full display while its military has defied the odds and inflicted staggering losses on the Russian army. In today’s episode, we hear some of their stories and look at what comes next as the conflict drags on. 
Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent 
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Feb 26, 2023
Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Screens & Teens (Including His Own!) CNN One Thing
Screens and social media touch nearly every part of our lives. They have also disrupted the ways we interact with each other, work, learn, and even grow up. Like many parents, this topic is personal for Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has been reporting on this topic in the new season of his podcast, “Chasing Life.” In this episode, he shares personal conversations with his daughters and breaks down what experts say we could all do to have better relationships with our phones. 
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Guest: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
Feb 19, 2023
Inside the Race for Earthquake Relief in Turkey and Syria CNN One Thing
When a series of massive earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, relief organizations from around the globe sprung into action. Our CNN team got exclusive access to one of these groups, flying in to one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Turkey. We hear what survivors are facing now and how politics are complicating the relief efforts on both sides of the border.
Guest: Becky Anderson, CNN International Anchor
Feb 12, 2023
What Tyre Nichols Could Change About Policing CNN One Thing
Calls for police reform have grown louder in the wake of the brutal beating that led to the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis - especially after we learned that the first police report in the case did not match the video footage released by authorities. We examine why some are calling the quick decision to charge the officers involved a “blueprint” and look at the role specialized crime fighting units can sometimes play in these deadly encounters. 
Guest: Shimon Prokupecz, CNN Senior Crime and Justice Correspondent
Feb 5, 2023
Are Florida Students Getting the Full Story? CNN One Thing
Earlier this month, the state of Florida announced it would block reject a proposed Advanced Placement course on African American Studies. The move follows laws passed in Florida and other Republican-led states aimed at restricting certain race-based coursework in the classroom, including so-called critical race theory. We examine how students, parents and teachers are reacting to this new era of partisan education. 
Guest: Leyla Santiago, CNN Correspondent
Jan 29, 2023
On the Front Lines of the Western Water Wars CNN One Thing
Despite recent rainstorms in California, the decades-long megadrought in the West shows no signs of easing. As a result, some states have been forced to pull back on the water they use from the Colorado River. In this episode, we hear the story of one Arizona community forced to take legal action against the city of Scottsdale after being cut off from its water supply – and why it could serve as a warning to the rest of the country as the climate crisis continues.
Guest: Lucy Kafanov, CNN Correspondent
Jan 22, 2023
The Biden Document Discovery (And How It Compares to Trump) CNN One Thing
When we learned Obama-era classified documents were discovered in multiple locations used by President Joe Biden after his time as vice president, some Republicans were quick to draw comparisons to former President Donald Trump, who is also under investigation for mishandling government documents. But just how similar are the two circumstances? We break down what we know about each case, the special counsels tasked with investigating them, and the political ramifications ahead of a possible 2024 rematch between the two men.
Guest: Arlette Saenz, CNN White House Correspondent
Jan 15, 2023
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