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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. On Politics Weekly Extra, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland speaks with some of the Guardian’s US team about the latest from the 2020 presidential election campaign
 
Everything you need to know about Australian public policy in just 20 minutes. Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. Our podcasts concentrate on budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, household finances, school education, transport and cities.
 
After 33 years behind the Newstalk ZB microphone, Leighton can’t give it up completely. There were so many requests to continue his opinionated commentary that the prospect of podcasting was born. So, without restriction, Leighton will continue to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!
 
WorldAffairs is dedicated to curating conversations across difference, on both global challenges and global solutions. We explore international affairs with the world’s most knowledgeable voices in politics, business, academia, media and technology. Each hour-long episode marries thought-provoking analysis from multiple perspectives to make complex issues relatable. Our expert hosts, former nuclear policy expert Philip Yun, and renowned journalists Ray Suarez and Markos Kounalakis, have only ...
 
“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Making sense of a changing world, Extra with Geraldine Doogue explores the risks and possibilities of big shifts in power, puts events with our neighbourhood and overseas into context and explains how this affects Australia’s place within our wider world.
 
New for 2016! This audio-only podcast from BillMoyers.com offers compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics, like the 2016 Election. Subscribe to the podcast for an audio version of this Web-only series.
 
Listen to events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers and interviewees include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
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. ...
 
Stratfor's podcast focused on geopolitics, world affairs, national security, economics and other underlying, global trends that drive the international system. As the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment.
 
Diplomatic consultancy Grassroot Diplomat discuss innovative practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's world. Topics include leadership and self-development, networking, public diplomacy, personal branding, and digital diplomacy. Popular guests include: Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Sandra Francius-Renaudot, and Jeannette Viens. Find out more on: www.grassrootdiplomat.org
 
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The Rhode Island Political Cooperative is a grassroots organization that just ran a slate of 24 progressive candidates across Rhode Island's state legislature, of which two-thirds either won their primaries or ran unopposed. Even if you don't live in Rhode Island, their strategy provides an exciting blueprint for transforming state governments. To …
 
John Hamill is a long-time secular campaigner and participates in the Free Thought Prophet. We talked about his epic Freedom of Information request. ***** You can see there that John’s story tells a pretty damning tale about the attitude of the Department of Education and Skills, as it’s now called, towards the Freedom of Information […] The post H…
 
Glenn critiques attempts to make race a part of academic hiring ... “Optics equality” and the denial of group differences ... Improving low-income primary schools ... Topics on which you can’t challenge the consensus ... Glenn’s letter denouncing his own university’s president over BLM ... Can academics “cite inclusively”? ... Will online education…
 
As President Trump and Joe Biden enter the final week of the presidential campaign, COVID-19 is roiling the race again. At least five of Vice President Mike Pence's staffers have tested positive for the virus, including one deemed a close contact of Pence's by the CDC. But Pence continues to hold rallies that, like many of Trump's, violate state he…
 
In our news wrap Monday, factory workers, students and businesses in Belarus staged a one-day national strike as President Alexander Lukashenko again defied calls to resign. Crowds filled the streets of Minsk in solidarity against Lukashenko and thousands of protester arrests in the past two months. Also, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other o…
 
Amy Coney Barrett is poised to become the third Supreme Court justice chosen by President Trump, ensuring a judicial legacy that will be felt for years to come. And after her confirmation, Barrett will quickly have a chance to make her imprint on some important and timely issues, including voting access and the Affordable Care Act. John Yang report…
 
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is the Senate's second highest-ranking Democrat and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which supported the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Durbin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he has found the judicial confirmation process for Barrett "very troubling," what he expects from her on the court and …
 
Coronavirus is spiking in parts of the U.S. spared the worst of the pandemic in its early days, as well as in states that already suffered. With an average of 75,000 new daily cases over the past week, hospital admissions are rising, straining health care systems and forcing very difficult decisions. William Brangham talks to Dr. Edward Stenehjem o…
 
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is himself in the political hot seat. His support for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court during an election year, after opposing Merrick Garland's nomination in 2016, has left many voters fed up. Gavin Jackson of South Carolina ETV reports on a clo…
 
Protecting the American voting process from outside interference is a top priority this election season. But public and political opinion are divided over the best voting systems to prevent tampering. Miles O'Brien takes a look at the latest technology being used in Georgia -- and whether it provides a stronger defense against meddling than the tra…
 
Jann Arden is known for many things. She's a popular and lauded singer-songwriter, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, a Member of the Order of Canada, and star and executive producer of the network TV show, Jann. She also became a beacon for people all over the world who recognized their own lives in her frank and emotional social media posts …
 
With Ontario in in the midst of a pandemic second wave, the economy is still in a fairly desperate condition. But that will have to change one day. To debate how to grow the economy in a post-pandemic world, we welcome Jim Stanford, director of the Centre for Future Work; Trevin Stratton, chief economist for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Armine…
 
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Trump's and Joe Biden's campaign strategies in battleground states, Vice President Mike Pence's decision not to quarantine despite a staff COVID-19 outbreak and predictions for the balance of power in the House…
 
Did you notice at last week's final presidential debate that the candidates actually talked about concrete coronavirus-related policies for more than a half-minute there? The discussion was not without its head-scratchers, but at least the most pressing issue facing 2020 America got chewed on a bit. Though it didn't quite answer the question: What …
 
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The country has roundly rejected its dictatorship-era charter and mapped out how to fashion a new one. What do Chileans stand to gain—and to lose? Rising populations of the elderly in the world’s prisons are creating deepening problems, both for jailers and the jailed. And we explore a theory that blames political chaos on too many would-be elites.…
 
The US economy is floundering. Unemployment remains high and Congress is squabbling over a badly needed stimulus package. Meanwhile, China’s gotten its pandemic under control—and its economy is surging. In this episode, we look at China’s economic rise to power. Wall Street Journal correspondent Lingling Wei and her editor, Bob Davis, explain how U…
 
The pro-choice movement is in the wilderness. For activists serving women on the margins, that’s been clear for years. Guest: Laurie Bertram Roberts, executive director of the Yellowhammer Fund. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Australia’s two most populous states – New South Wales and Victoria – are facing intense political leadership questions for very different reasons. So what does the future hold for Daniel Andrews and Gladys Berejiklian? Mark Kenny discusses ministerial judgement, controlling narratives, and asking the right questions with Kieran Gilbert, David Cald…
 
MSNBC host and journalist Ali Velshi has been traveling to U.S. swing states talking to voters in the lead-up to the presidential election. He tells Jesse about getting shot by a rubber bullet covering the protests in Minneapolis, then getting mocked by Trump for it; about lessons learned from the 2016 election; and what he thinks could happen foll…
 
In this episode Naomi O’Leary and Tim Mc Inerney hear the voices of women who lived through a profound social transformation in Ireland: the coming of electricity. The ability to turn on a light or boil a kettle with just a switch came relatively late to large parts of Ireland, part of an ambitious project by the young state to economically transfo…
 
In 2014, an NYPD officer used a chokehold on Staten Island resident Eric Garner--Garner died, and his last words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry. While chokeholds have now been banned in several states, Garner's case was never brought to trial, and his family says those responsible were never held accountable. A new film stages the court …
 
New York State has never allowed early voting for a presidential election before--but nothing about 2020 has been normal. NY early voting began Saturday, and as New Yorkers lined up around the block to cast their ballots an unlikely venue opened its doors to voters. NewHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports from the Barclays Center, normally a s…
 
Earlier this month a Texas regulatory board voted to remove discrimination protections for some seeking social services. The protections had prohibited social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with Ricardo Martinez, CEO of Equality Texas, ab…
 
Nearly 7 million Texans have already cast their 2020 ballots--that's around 70 percent of overall voter turnout in 2016. With races heating up at both the state and national level, KERA reporter Bret Jaspers joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the fight for the Lone Star state house, the tight Senate race and more, as part of our series, "Roads to El…
 
First, Jake presses White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on the latest outbreak of the coronavirus in the Vice President's inner circle and surging virus counts across the country. Then, Jake asks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the latest in the deadlocked stimulus negotiations in Congress and her plans to run for Speaker again in 2021.…
 
Being a corrupt state or territory government official is a pretty dicey game these days: there's a reasonable chance you’ll get caught.But try the same trick at a federal level, and you could well get away with it.There's still no federal anti-corruption body in Australia, despite bipartisan support for it.So what’s the hold up? Will we ever get o…
 
Seventy years ago tens of thousands of North Korean troops invaded South Korea. Over the next three years one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th Century claimed millions of lives. On a more positive note, though, the Korean War helped precipitate social change in the United States. Following President Truman’s Executive Order 9981, the Korean c…
 
Over a million absentee ballots have already been cast in Wisconsin, where COVID-19 and a reeling tourism economy are major issues for voters. PBS Wisconsin political reporter Zac Schultz speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the changing political landscape in this key swing state. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/fun…
 
The Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa has become a key swing district for down-ballot races in Wisconsin. Democrats are fighting to maintain a 2018 victory there and parlay it into wins in other suburban districts, while local Republicans are appealing to suburban voters' concerns about public safety in the wake of the Kenosha, WI shooting and subseque…
 
In 2018, Missouri voters passed the "Clean Missouri" amendment, which took redistricting out of the hands of politically appointed commissioners and gave it to a single nonpartisan demographer. But this year Missouri's legislature added a new option on the ballot that would reverse that decision. For our "Roads to Election 2020" series, Zachary Gre…
 
In South Africa, racial tensions have been heightened in some rural areas, particularly after the murder of Brendin Horner, a young white farm manager. Cases like his have led to claims of ethnic cleansing. But as President Ramaphosa pointed out, the killings are cases of criminality, not genocide. Andrew Harding went to the small town of Senekal t…
 
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of technologies providing and enhancing legal services. Some view these developments as a way to promote access to justice, while others point to emerging ethical dilemmas. To explore these issues, we are joined by Jena McGill, Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Costa Ragas, partner at Fa…
 
Nuala McGovern speaks with truck drivers and farmers in the United States as they share their thoughts on how their lives and livelihoods have been under the past four years of the Trump presidency. Wisconsin is known as America’s Dairyland. It’s an important state in this election, where the vote could go either way, and where more than one in ten…
 
Thursday night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden tackled an array of issues, including health care and immigration. The panel discussed how the two candidates sparred on top issues and how they are appealing to the concerns voters have in the final days before Election Day.…
 
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced tough questions in their final debate Thursday, but the face-off remained civil. On Friday, both candidates sought momentum for the closing sprint to Election Day. Trump rallied in the crucial state of Florida in an attempt to galvanize the senior vote, while Biden, in Delaware, focused on t…
 
In our news wrap Friday, Sudan moved to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the third country in recent months to do so. President Trump announced the news at the White House with the leaders of both countries on the phone. Also, rival factions in Libya signed a permanent cease-fire after years of fighting. The United Nations brokered the dea…
 
Early voting began in Florida this week. The state is perennially a battleground -- and its voter turnout could make all the difference. President Trump and Joe Biden are spending a combined $120 million on ads in the state and visiting multiple times as Election Day approaches. Yamiche Alcindor reports from South Florida with a look at key voting …
 
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Florida's complex electoral dynamics, how President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden performed in their final debate and the outlook for key competitive Senate races. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of American life, including the performing arts. Actors and dancers are experiencing unemployment rates over 50 percent, and many companies have said they will remain closed for in-person performances for the foreseeable future. But there are glimmers of hope and pockets of movement where th…
 
Building broadband infrastructure in remote and rural parts of Ontario is still challenging. As TVO's Ashley Okwuosa discovered while researching the issue, it's entirely due to the prohibitive expense. It also requires cooperation from multi-levels of government and private partners. She talks to Jeyan Jeganathan about what it takes to get online …
 
Our review of the week begins with the question, do Canada's provincial and federal politicians have enough power? Then, a look at the critical opioid situation in Ontario's northern communities. Nick Kristof discusses his new book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope," co-written with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Lady Black a.k.a. Barbara Amiel te…
 
A small number of superspreaders are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 infections. For example, in a contact-tracing effort involving over three million people in India, eight per cent of patients accounted for 60 per cent of the infections, while 70 per cent of the patients infected no one. What do scientists know about why superspreading h…
 
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