Best Humanities podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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This podcast series features recordings of academic papers from workshops, conferences and seminars in the University College Dublin Humanities Institute. The UCD Humanities Institute provides a creative architectural and conceptual space for interdisciplinary research in the humanities and allied disciplines. The Institute forms an integral element within UCD's strategic mission to develop as a research intensive university and has set itself the objective of enhancing the critical mass and ...
 
Humanities Connection explores the intersection of the humanities and our daily lives, reflects on the past, present, and future, celebrates the power of literature, and demonstrates the importance of the humanities to understand the human experience.
 
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Humanities Talk
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D'Humanities, ongeféier gläichbedeitend mat "sciences humaines" oder "Geisteswissenschaften", si vun den Unversitéiten net ewechzedenken, well se eis nei Erkenntnesser iwwert eis selwer bréngen: iwwert den Impakt vu Facebook op d'Sprooch, d'Geschicht vum Fussball, d'Verännerungen, déi d'Télé an eisen Alldag bruecht huet, d'gesellschaftlech Roll vun der chinesescher Oper, den Afloss vum Hitchcock op de moderne Krimi oder de Stellewäert vun der portugisescher Immigratioun an eise Geschichtsbic ...
 
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No Dumb Questions
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A Science guy (Destin) from the deep south hashes things out with a Humanities/History guy (Matt) from the wild west.
 
A weekly audio special that looks at life and culture in Nebraska through history, literature, religion, and art.
 
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Dakota Datebook
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Stories of things that happened in North Dakota and vicinity. Sitting Bull to Phil Jackson, cattle to prairie dogs, knoefla to lefse. In partnership with the Historical Society of North Dakota, and funded by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National ...
 
The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question visit his website at www.jeffersonhour.com
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
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Society & Culture
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Drawing inspiration from the collections of the National Library of Australia, the Society and Culture talks keep you in touch with the Australia of the past, present and future. From the history of settlement through to studies of the environment, these talks will inspire and challenge you.
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
A read-along podcast exploring the world(s) of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy. Two humanities scholars--and friends!--read and discuss Kim Stanley Robinson's amazing Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, one part at a time. Occasional guests! Utopian sci-fi fun and thinking! And fun!Matt and Hilary are humanities professors in Chicago. Matt teaches cinema and media studies at DePaul University and the University of Chicago, and Hilary is the Director of the Masters of Arts Program in the ...
 
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Arts and Letters
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Arts and Letters is a program highlighting the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It is hosted by J. Bradley Minnick of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
 
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The Story Behind
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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.
 
The Society for Research into Higher Education is a UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship. The Society aims to be the leading international society in the field, as to both the support and the dissemination of research.
 
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Teachers on Fire
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Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education.Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education.
 
St Columba's is a City-Wide Community for Christ. or more information please visit our website: http://stcolumbas.freechurch.org
 
Recordings from the popular public lecture series on intellectual history in all its forms and across all ages. From 2014 held at the University of St Andrews, and between 2010 and 2013 held at the University of Sussex.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
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Artist/Materialist
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Susanna is a graphic designer. Dan is a materials scientist. Each week, they discuss a long read about science or culture from their unique points of view. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/artistmaterialist/support
 
This is a collection of Center of the American West events and distinguished speaker lectures.
 
Exploring Environmental History is the podcast about human societies and the environment in the past.
 
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly program about visual art. The program features host Tyler Green's conversations with artists, art historians, curators, critics and authors. It is published each Thursday.
 
As digital engineers reinvent our every-day lives in the process of digital transformation, the world changes rapidly. This is a tremendous challenge and opportunity, for which many technology-centred engineering approaches provide only limited support. Often-observable limitations in design processes include (i) an unbalanced dedication of resources: beginning quickly with the development of whatever solution, skipping initial processes of understanding life domains and human needs that cal ...
 
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Talking Machines
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Talking Machines is your window into the world of machine learning. Your hosts, Katherine Gorman and Neil Lawrence, bring you clear conversations with experts in the field, insightful discussions of industry news, and useful answers to your questions. Machine learning is changing the questions we can ask of the world around us, here we explore how to ask the best questions and what to do with the answers.
 
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Business (Audio)
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From entrepreneurship to economic policies these programs introduce you to leaders and issues in the business community. Visit uctv.tv/business
 
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BackStory
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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
The latest news about arts and humanities happenings around Nebraska, as well as talk and performances from those involved. Updated Fridays.
 
A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Email your language questions to words@waywordradio.org or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (87 ...
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
Tous les podcasts de la Faculté de géosciences et de l'environnement de l'Université de Lausanne
 
The Higher Self Voice radio hosted by Janet Richmond! Tune into this fascinating show - every Wednesday from 10 am pacific time - as Janet Richmond leads listeners through an hour or two of rich, tantalizing, 5th dimensional, raw spiritual information direct from the Higher Selves! 2015 brings a shift to the show where Janet opens up the forum to share much more of the Higher Self information. The breadth of the material is vast and Janet will offer many different perspectives sometimes delv ...
 
Bonus coverage of the latest news about arts and humanities happenings around Nebraska, as well as talk and performances from those involved.
 
We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . .You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel?Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting?Some ...
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
Professor of Marketing and Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioural Sciences and Darwinian Consumption, Montreal**this account is managed by a Gadfella, not Prof. Gad Saad. As such, all questions will be answered with a bit of a delayPlease consider donating to his PatreonAll links provided on this page point directly to Prof. Gad Saad's own content
 
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Brains Matter
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The Podcast on Science, Curiosities, and General Knowledge. Brains Really Do Matter!
 
Stay up-to-date with daily NET Radio news and features on a wide variety of topics that affect Lincoln, Omaha, and all of Nebraska. Updated weekdays.
 
Thinking It Through with Jerome Danner is the podcast where Jerome Danner thinks through the tough issues of our day with the desire to look at issues behind the issues and ask the questions that are in the background. With this podcast, it is all about thinking well and having civil dialogue when it comes to any topic.
 
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Perhaps no one has as many places in North Dakota named for themselves as Judson LaMoure. Political boss Alexander McKenzie comes close with two towns and one county, but Jud LaMoure has him beat. LaMoure was a Dakota territorial lawmaker whose name is in LaMoure County and the towns of Jud, Judson and LaMoure.…
 
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. He admitted to arranging hush money payments to women claiming affairs with Mr. Trump, as well as lying about Trump’s business dealings in Russia. Judy Woodruff talks to Andrea Bernstein of WNYC, who was in the courtroom, about how both sides emph ...…
 
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. He admitted to arranging hush money payments to women claiming affairs with Mr. Trump, as well as lying about Trump’s business dealings in Russia. Judy Woodruff talks to Andrea Bernstein of WNYC, who was in the courtroom, about how both sides emph ...…
 
In our Wednesday news wrap, hundreds of police searched for the gunman behind a deadly attack at a famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, that killed at least two people. Also: The Senate advanced a resolution to end military support of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, following the intelligence community’s assessment that the ...…
 
In our Wednesday news wrap, hundreds of police searched for the gunman behind a deadly attack at a famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, that killed at least two people. Also: The Senate advanced a resolution to end military support of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, following the intelligence community’s assessment that the ...…
 
British politics are in tumult as members of Prime Minister Theresa May's own party triggered an unsuccessful vote to oust her. May promised not to run in the next national election but expressed a commitment to seeing through a deal to execute her country's exit from the EU. Nick Schifrin speaks with Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, f ...…
 
British politics are in tumult as members of Prime Minister Theresa May's own party triggered an unsuccessful vote to oust her. May promised not to run in the next national election but expressed a commitment to seeing through a deal to execute her country's exit from the EU. Nick Schifrin speaks with Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, f ...…
 
The Senate is expected to take up criminal justice reform before year end. A proposed overhaul would lower mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes, ban the shackling of pregnant prisoners and ensure inmates stay closer to family. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., two advocates for the bill, ab ...…
 
The Senate is expected to take up criminal justice reform before year end. A proposed overhaul would lower mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes, ban the shackling of pregnant prisoners and ensure inmates stay closer to family. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., two advocates for the bill, ab ...…
 
The House has advanced a farm bill that would cost $867 billion over the next 10 years in a combination of subsidies and protections intended to support and stabilize American farmers. The legislation would boost assistance for dairy farmers, prevent cuts in the food stamp program and legalize industrial hemp, among other provisions. Judy Woodr ...…
 
The House has advanced a farm bill that would cost $867 billion over the next 10 years in a combination of subsidies and protections intended to support and stabilize American farmers. The legislation would boost assistance for dairy farmers, prevent cuts in the food stamp program and legalize industrial hemp, among other provisions. Judy Woodr ...…
 
Climate change has profoundly affected Ellicott City, Maryland. The mill town, located where multiple waterways converge, was devastated by a flood earlier this year, after already suffering a deadly deluge in 2016. John Yang and a team from the University of Maryland's Capital News Service explain the debate over whether destroying Ellicott Ci ...…
 
Climate change has profoundly affected Ellicott City, Maryland. The mill town, located where multiple waterways converge, was devastated by a flood earlier this year, after already suffering a deadly deluge in 2016. John Yang and a team from the University of Maryland's Capital News Service explain the debate over whether destroying Ellicott Ci ...…
 
For its annual “Person of the Year" feature, Time magazine recognized reporters targeted for their work in the field. Author Lindsey Hilsum tells the story of one such journalist, her friend Marie Colvin, who was murdered while covering the war in Syria. Hilsum sits down with Nick Schifrin to discuss her new biography, “In Extremis: The Life an ...…
 
For its annual “Person of the Year" feature, Time magazine recognized reporters targeted for their work in the field. Author Lindsey Hilsum tells the story of one such journalist, her friend Marie Colvin, who was murdered while covering the war in Syria. Hilsum sits down with Nick Schifrin to discuss her new biography, “In Extremis: The Life an ...…
 
In the old days, a man went to a barber shop for a haircut and a shave. But at Urban Kutz in Cleveland, patrons are more likely to be wearing a blood pressure cuff than a neck wrap. Gabriel Kramer of the PBS station Ideastream shares a story about a barber whose customers were “starting to disappear” and who decided to turn his shop into a heal ...…
 
In the old days, a man went to a barber shop for a haircut and a shave. But at Urban Kutz in Cleveland, patrons are more likely to be wearing a blood pressure cuff than a neck wrap. Gabriel Kramer of the PBS station Ideastream shares a story about a barber whose customers were “starting to disappear” and who decided to turn his shop into a heal ...…
 
Redlining is the practice of denying a credit-worthy applicant a loan for housing in a certain neighborhood, even though the applicant may otherwise be eligible for the loan. Redlining on a racial basis has been held by the courts to be an illegal practice. What are the roots of redlining and what effects does it still have today? How can we be ...…
 
How can we honor significant Maryland women who may not show up in our history books? The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center offers one example with its Unsung Heroines exhibit. The Center is an outgrowth of the Maryland Women’s History Project that began in 1980 as a collaborative venture between the Maryland Commission for Women and the Marylan ...…
 
On this date in 1894, the Fargo Agricultural College football team won the inter-collegiate state championship. It beat the Grand Forks University team by a score of 24 to 4. It was not a game that was won without a bit of controversy. The object of contention involved a disputed player on each team.…
 
This week, we learn about an appetizing event featuring the Prairie Plate Restaurant at Francie & Finch bookstore in Lincoln, and a concert by the Nebraska Christian Men's and Women's Choruses, also in Lincoln.By netnebraska@gmail.com (NET Nebraska).
 
Congress is looking to quickly pass the massive $870 billion farm bill before the session ends. The legislation sets federal policy on most agriculture related programs.By netnebraska@gmail.com (NET News).
 
The House passed the farm bill, sending it to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska says this farm bill is better than the previous one.By netnebraska@gmail.com (NET News).
 
Is there reason to remain hopeful in democracy as a form of peaceful, pluralistic, ethically defensible way of life?
 
President Trump met with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer at the White House to discuss border security, but the meeting soon erupted into an on-camera argument, with Trump saying that he would take full responsibility if the government shuts down next week over a conflict for wall funding. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff ...…
 
President Trump met with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer at the White House to discuss border security, but the meeting soon erupted into an on-camera argument, with Trump saying that he would take full responsibility if the government shuts down next week over a conflict for wall funding. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff ...…
 
It’s time to stop punting on the issue of border security and “have honest discussions” about funding the border wall, says Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. Collins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss President Trump’s threat to Democrats to shut down the government and why he thinks the time is right for negotiations.…
 
It’s time to stop punting on the issue of border security and “have honest discussions” about funding the border wall, says Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. Collins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss President Trump’s threat to Democrats to shut down the government and why he thinks the time is right for negotiations.…
 
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., says President Trump’s “theater” of suggesting he is willing to shut down the government if he doesn’t get what he wants for border wall funding is “not particularly productive” as a negotiating tactic. Hoyer joins Judy Woodruff to talk about the opening for compromise between Trump and the Democrats.…
 
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., says President Trump’s “theater” of suggesting he is willing to shut down the government if he doesn’t get what he wants for border wall funding is “not particularly productive” as a negotiating tactic. Hoyer joins Judy Woodruff to talk about the opening for compromise between Trump and the Democrats.…
 
In our news wrap Tuesday, senators passed a farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion in farm subsidies, and rejects stricter limits on food stamps. Also, a jury recommended life in prison for the man who killed a protester at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year.
 
In our news wrap Tuesday, senators passed a farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion in farm subsidies, and rejects stricter limits on food stamps. Also, a jury recommended life in prison for the man who killed a protester at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year.
 
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee in response to criticism over some of the company’s practices. Pichai faced grilling from the right on allegations of anti-conservative bias in search results, as well as questions from the left on the tech giant's commitment to stopping foreign misinformation and hate spee ...…
 
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee in response to criticism over some of the company’s practices. Pichai faced grilling from the right on allegations of anti-conservative bias in search results, as well as questions from the left on the tech giant's commitment to stopping foreign misinformation and hate spee ...…
 
A new Trump administration proposal would reduce safeguards to millions of acres of waterways by removing federal oversight over smaller streams and tributaries. Judy Woodruff talks with Coral Davenport of The New York Times about how the plan would reverse decades of policy and how both industry and environmentalists are responding.…
 
A new Trump administration proposal would reduce safeguards to millions of acres of waterways by removing federal oversight over smaller streams and tributaries. Judy Woodruff talks with Coral Davenport of The New York Times about how the plan would reverse decades of policy and how both industry and environmentalists are responding.…
 
The idea of the TEACH Grant program was simple: Teachers got a grant to pay for college or graduate school, and in exchange they agreed to teach for four years where they're needed. But an investigation by NPR found that inflexible rules were turning free grants into costly loans. William Brangham speaks with NPR's Cory Turner about a federal f ...…
 
The idea of the TEACH Grant program was simple: Teachers got a grant to pay for college or graduate school, and in exchange they agreed to teach for four years where they're needed. But an investigation by NPR found that inflexible rules were turning free grants into costly loans. William Brangham speaks with NPR's Cory Turner about a federal f ...…
 
In a sparse room at a Miami police station, parents learn that there has been a confrontation between their son and the police -- and something very bad may have happened. Actress Kerry Washington stars in "American Son," a new play on Broadway, as a mother who has long lived with the fear of dangers facing young black men today. Washington and ...…
 
In a sparse room at a Miami police station, parents learn that there has been a confrontation between their son and the police -- and something very bad may have happened. Actress Kerry Washington stars in "American Son," a new play on Broadway, as a mother who has long lived with the fear of dangers facing young black men today. Washington and ...…
 
"to the press alone, checkered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression." — James Madison We discuss James Madison again this week, President Jefferson's good friend and ally. Madison was the de facto father of the American Constitution. We look at h ...…
 
Bismarck High School is a very historic building, having been constructed in 1935, in the hard-times of the Great Depression. The three-story structure has distinctive Art Deco architecture – with vertical decorative lines cut into stone along the doorways and between the rows of windows – simple, yet stylish. The architect was Robert A. Ritter ...…
 
Medicaid expansion could provoke state budget fightBy netnebraska@gmail.com (NET News).
 
On this special episode of Arts & Letters, we’ll be featuring a The River Whispers Her Name: A Christmas Tale, penned and performed by Jay Grelen, based on the book by the same name. Four-year-old Rebekah Freeman wanders away from her house, her mother, father and brother, Four Door, in search of an elusive Christmas package. The River Whispers ...…
 
In our news wrap Monday, a winter storm departed the South after dumping heavy snow and killing at least three people. More than a foot of snow fell in parts of North Carolina, causing widespread power outages and fears of potential flooding. Also, 164 countries signed a non-binding resolution intended to ensure safe movement for migrants. It c ...…
 
In our news wrap Monday, a winter storm departed the South after dumping heavy snow and killing at least three people. More than a foot of snow fell in parts of North Carolina, causing widespread power outages and fears of potential flooding. Also, 164 countries signed a non-binding resolution intended to ensure safe movement for migrants. It c ...…
 
Political upheaval is building on both sides of the English Channel. British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on her Brexit plan. French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to increase wages to try and appease Paris protesters. What does all this mean for the two leaders and the EU? Nick Schifrin talks to Anand Menon of King’s College Lo ...…
 
Political upheaval is building on both sides of the English Channel. British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on her Brexit plan. French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to increase wages to try and appease Paris protesters. What does all this mean for the two leaders and the EU? Nick Schifrin talks to Anand Menon of King’s College Lo ...…
 
President Trump announced on Saturday that John Kelly would be stepping down from his position as chief of staff at the end of the year. Though the vice president’s counterpart, Nick Ayers, was considered a leading candidate to be Kelly’s replacement, he declined the position over the weekend. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff for more on wh ...…
 
President Trump announced on Saturday that John Kelly would be stepping down from his position as chief of staff at the end of the year. Though the vice president’s counterpart, Nick Ayers, was considered a leading candidate to be Kelly’s replacement, he declined the position over the weekend. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff for more on wh ...…
 
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