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The original true crime review podcast that looks at other podcasts, TV, and pop culture. True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture round table with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about other podcasts (including 'Serial') as well as journalism, storytelling, TV shows and films, and the special segment, 'Crime of the Week.' Show website: crimewriterson.com. Follow the show on Twitter @cri ...
 
POWER Talk is a mid-morning talk show programme, hosted by political scientist Lukhona Mnguni. The show delves deeper into the news of the day along with larger societal themes, inviting listeners to help unpack issues on the day’s current affairs agenda and topics close to their hearts. Mnguni also interviews the biggest newsmakers and experts in South Africa, helping listeners makes sense of their world.
 
Weekly wrap of events of the week peppered with context, commentary and opinion by a superstar panel. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Kavita Murlidharan, an independent journalist. Kavita speaks about what’s driving the assembly election campaign in Tamil Nadu. "It's difficult to understand the mood of the people this time because we don't have Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha. They have bee…
 
Since President Nixon coined the phrase, the "War on Drugs" has presented an important change in how people view and discuss criminal justice practices and drug laws. The term evokes images of militarization, punishment, and violence, as well as combat and the potential for victory. It is no surprise then that questions such as whether the "War on …
 
This week we offer a part two of Thought Council from last week where we looked into journalism and its credibility in the time of digital media. This week we take it a step forward and focus on how media houses are making digital work particularly when looking into the digital policies that govern their newsrooms. Lukhona Mnguni is joined by indep…
 
A listener brought to our attention the challenge of expungement of criminal records and the difficulties it brings to many who want their records expunged. In the next hour we will have a discussion on the process of expungement in South Africa and what the processes are and why it is sometimes difficult to get through the system when on the journ…
 
This week we begin our month focus on isiZulu, which is a widely spoken language in South Africa. In this first episode we look into the history of the language and look into the different dialects within isiZulu speaking people. Lukhona Mnguni is joined by linguist and language specialist Mongezi Bolofo for this conversation. See omnystudio.com/li…
 
Liliesleaf Farm is a renowned museum and custodian of South Africa history and heritage but mounting debt may mean its doors will stay shut for the foreseeable future. On Monday it was reported that the site has closed and salaries haven’t been paid for three months due to the combined effect of Covid-19 lockdown and a longer term heritage funding …
 
When journalist Rory Kress met Izzie, she didn’t think twice before bringing her home. She found the twelve-week-old wheaten terrier in a pet shop and was handed paperwork showing Izzie had been born in a USDA-licensed breeding facility—so she couldn’t be a puppy mill dog, right? But a few years later, as Rory embarked on her own difficult journey …
 
You might have heard fears like this in the last few years: What if Donald Trump was woken up in the middle of the night and shown a fake video — indistinguishable from a real one — in which Kim Jong Un announced an imminent nuclear strike on the U.S.? Today’s guest Nina Schick, author of Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse, thinks these concerns wer…
 
On POWER Talk, Lukhona Mnguni speaks to the director responsible for local government institutions at Statistics South Africa to discuss the non-financial census of municipalities for the year ended. The census provides information that serves as a framework for policymakers and other stakeholders for analysis, planning and monitoring in terms of s…
 
During the middle decades of the twentieth century, the production of America’s consumer culture was centralized in New York to an extent unparalleled in the history of the United States. Every day tens of thousands of writers, editors, artists, performers, technicians, and secretaries made advertisements, produced media content, and designed the s…
 
In 1980, Allan Bridge created a phone line for New Yorkers to leave messages to friends or strangers apologizing for the wrongs they’ve done. Wondery's "The Apology Line" looks at the confessional forum for both the contrite and the criminal - and its effects on its creator. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "THE APOLOGY LINE" GO TO 29:00 A Florida w…
 
This week on Hafta, host Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Raman Kirpal, Anand Vardhan and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry, and Shoaib Daniyal of Scroll. Shoaib begins by discussing the ongoing Bengal election, which he’s covering for his news platform. The panellists also discuss the Myanmar coup and India's role as the crisis-struck country’s neighbour…
 
This week on Thought Council we take some time to look into media in a digital age, how we source news and whether or not news should be influenced by social media. We also look into the credibility of the newsroom in South Africa and how the credibility of journalism over the years has been affected. Lukhona Mnguni is joined by Press Ombudsman Pip…
 
Equal Education (EE) and the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) have made a joint submission on the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) draft amended National Admissions Policy for Ordinary Public Schools (the draft amended policy). Equal Education is arguing that some of the proposed amendments should reconsidered by the DBE to ensure that the ri…
 
STORY 1: Outcome of ANC NEC Meeting STORY 2: Church leaders optimistic about President Cyril Ramaphosa's response to their request for religious holiday STORY 3: State Capture Commission- What to expect in the coming week STORY 4: Julius Malema appears at the East London Magistrate Court for firearm discharge case See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
Independent public health practitioner, Dr. Shakira Choonara, has cautioned against the imposition of the envisaged stricter lockdown, as we approach the Easter holidays, saying that it was not necessary because most places have since adapted adequately to ensuring implementation of prevention measures. We speak to Dr. Choonara about the concerns h…
 
The DA in KwaZulu-Natal announced its provincial legislature chief whip Francois Rodgers as its newest provincial leader, succeeding Zwakele Mncwango who declined to run for a third term as provincial leader. Rodgers becomes the party's first leader since 2015 when Mncwango was first elected before he was re-elected once more in 2018 and now faces …
 
Mozambique’s government has reported that dozens of civilians were killed in an attack this past week on the northern town of Palma, including seven people whose convoy of vehicles was ambushed as they attempted to flee. Dozens are still unaccounted for in Mozambique after Islamist attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. In this segment, …
 
Authorities in Malibu arrest a drifter for a campsite murder and a spree of sniper shootings, but right away questions emerge whether the evidence actually points to Anthony Rauda. The podcast "Lost Hills" offers investigators, families, as well as some of Malibu’s colorful locals in an attempt to pull back the curtain on the embattled L.A. County …
 
This week on NL Hafta, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel of Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Raman Kirpal. In context of the recent Newsance episode, the panel discusses a recent ad of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. Manisha, speaking to the woman in the advertisement, found out that she has not been given a house …
 
How long do you think it’ll be before we’re able to bend the weather to our will? A massive rainmaking program in China, efforts to seed new oases in the Arabian peninsula, or chemically induce snow for skiers in Colorado. 100 years? 50 years? 20? Those who know how to write a teaser hook for a podcast episode will have correctly guessed that all t…
 
In this segment we have a conversation on the ANC, looking particularly at its internal struggles and how they spill over to the public -to the extent that media and other sectors of society find themselves in the midst of the internal factional battles of the ANC. Lukhona Mnguni, together with Ebrahim Fakir also look at what are the implications o…
 
Mark Barnes has a longstanding career in the financial services sector and is a leading thought leader on issues around the economy, investments and innovation for better ease of doing business across all society. Of course some know him as Mr. Postman, the former CEO of the South African Post Office, Mark Barnes joins Lukhona Mnguni as this week’s…
 
A school in the Eastern Cape, called Inkqubela Primary School has struggled with infrastructure problems for more than half a decade. It has lost half of its 400 learners for the 2021 academic year. With a 50-year history and three generations of learners attending the school from certain households, its beautiful history may soon be overwritten by…
 
Picking up where most historians conclude, Chelsea Stieber explores the critical internal challenge to Haiti’s post-independence sovereignty: a civil war between monarchy and republic. What transpired was a war of swords and of pens, waged in newspapers and periodicals, in literature, broadsheets, and fliers. In Haiti's Paper War: Post-Independence…
 
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