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Best Public Affairs podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Public Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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.
 
Very Public Affairs is a regular update, examination and exposé of the latest trends and developments in how public affairs is managed in large organisations globally. Each episode examines an aspect of best practice in corporate public affairs internationally, providing insight and guidance to public affairs practitioners working in corporations, connecting public affairs practitioners with ideas and practical insights to assist, support and inspire them, and the organisations. This is the ...
 
Houston Matters is a radio program airing weekdays at 9 am and 7pm on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour, we’ll investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We’ll talk about current events, politics, education, health care, the environment, business, transportation, arts and culture, literature, sports and leisure. But we also hope that what we do each day on Houston Matters serves as the beginning of a conversation — one we ...
 
Policy on Purpose is a podcast from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Host Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School, will dive into real-world and timely policy topics with leading experts from the school as well as the policy world at large. These conversations will deliver deep insight into today’s challenges in public policy and foreign affairs.
 
Every weekday, our Maine Calling program digs into topics and issues with listeners across the state in a statewide conversation. In 2020, the Maine Calling team will bring to the fore a series of bicentennial-focused topics that are certain to be thought-provoking and meaningful. We hope you will have a chance to join those conversations as the year unfolds. Special thanks to The University of Maine at Augusta , Dead River Company , and Modern Pest Services for their support of this special ...
 
Tune in every week to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. A podcast from The American Scholar magazine. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.
 
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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After more than three decades, the public is finally beginning to grasp what a serious threat global warming poses. What's missing from the climate conversation now is a plausible narrative about how we might parry this threat. Drawing on ideas from his recently published book, Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work, Robert Frank explai…
 
Longtime NPR host Diane Rehm join us to talk about her new book, her podcast and her reaction to current affairs. Her latest book, just published, is called "When My Time Comes." Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm g…
 
The Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns speaks to Dr Daniel Effron, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, about how encountering fake news headlines make them less unethical to share.By Centre for Corporate Public Affairs
 
In our news wrap Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is congratulating his forces for major gains in the country's last rebel strongholds. The Russian-backed blitz has recaptured Aleppo and much of Idlib province -- and driven nearly 900,000 people to the Turkish border in freezing weather. Also, in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters kept up their …
 
With the novel coronavirus crisis gripping parts of Asia, thousands of passengers have been quarantined aboard cruise ships. Among them were several hundred Americans, who are now being evacuated back to the U.S., where they will undergo another quarantine in case they are infected with the virus. Amna Nawaz reports and talks to Vanderbilt Universi…
 
In the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, most of the candidates have fanned out across Nevada, whose caucuses will be held February 22nd. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar, as well as Pete Buttigieg, are aiming to build on their momentum, while former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren hope to push their cam…
 
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the stakes for 2020 Democrats in the upcoming Nevada caucuses, technical concerns for tabulating caucus results after Iowa's confusion and whether Mike Bloomberg's advertising blitz is delivering him voter support.…
 
Amid growing unrest in Greece, the government there is temporarily halting construction of permanent detention centers for asylum seekers. Tens of thousands of migrants have been stranded in the country for more than four years, since its border with Macedonia was sealed and the European Union failed to find enough alternative destinations. Special…
 
Journalist and historian Craig Fehrman has written a book called "Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote." He sits down with John Yang to discuss the long history of presidential writing, the strategy of publishing a book before an important political campaign and behind-the-scenes glimpses at presidents' perso…
 
Did you know that Canada's prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King spent time in Germany and met with Adolph Hitler in hopes of convincing the dictator not to start a war? That story is told in: "Four Days in Hitler's Germany: Mackenzie King's Mission to Avert a Second World War." Ryerson University history professor Robert Teigrob discusses his…
 
Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short first connected in the 1980s while filming "The Three Amigos" and have remained close friends ever since. For the NewsHour's "That Moment When," Martin and Short join Steve Goldbloom to discuss the moment they met, how they prioritized their relationship and managed to avoid competing with each other and whic…
 
“Future shock is a sickness that comes from too much change in too short a time.”–Alvin Toffler The newly released volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years. In this episode recorded just a few days after the book’s…
 
This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date January 21, 2020); no calls will be ta ken. In 1820, the U.S. passed an act that made participation on the slave trade an act of piracy. Yet, dozens of Maine vessels engaged in the slave trade illegally during this period. Thousands of enslaved people were transported and traded, leading t…
 
On Monday's Houston Matters: It's Presidents' Day, and so we learn about an annual survey where historians rank all the U.S. Presidents. The survey is run by a local political scientist and some colleagues. Also this hour: The Houston Chronicle announced last month it would stop publishing mugshot galleries. We discuss how publishing such photos ca…
 
It has been 55 years since civil-rights activist, James Baldwin, and founder of the conservative National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr., met for a debate on race in America. That discussion and the lives of the two cultural giants are subjects of a new book, "The Fire is Upon Us." Zachary Green spoke with author and political scientist Nicholas B…
 
Nevada Democrats on Sunday participated in a second day of early voting ahead of Saturday's presidential caucuses. But voters expressed concerns this weekend over long lines and confusion about voting rules after the state allowed early caucus voting for the first time. Nevada Independent reporter Megan Messerly joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on t…
 
Helene Berger is the author of "Choosing Joy: Alzheimer's, A Book of Hope". Helene wrote the book after collecting many notes she made during her husband's illness with Alzheimer's. And her book and insights have much relevance beyond this disease, and it really can help us live a good and connected life each day, everyday. It has a lot to do with …
 
Locally based fishermen who supply the lone Starkist tuna cannery in American Samoa are facing a perfect storm of obstacles that are threatening their economic survival. A battle is now on in the U.S. territory to fend off those looming challenges, from rising fuel costs to international competition. Special correspondent Mike Taibbi reports with s…
 
North Macedonia's government has in recent years erected hundreds of statues and monuments in the capital city of Skopje. But while the project, called Skopje 2014, was meant to give the city a facelift and boost national pride and tourism, it has also stirred up controversy. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.…
 
The year 2020 marks the centennial anniversary for women's suffrage, when the 19th amendment took effect giving some women the right to vote in U.S. elections. And on Saturday, one of the movement's key figures, Susan B. Anthony, would have turned 200. In honor of the famed activist and the women's suffrage movement, a unique event is kicking off t…
 
In a continuation of its crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities and states, the Trump administration is planning to use U.S. Border Patrol agents from an elite tactical unit known as "BORTAC" to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement in detaining undocumented immigrants. New York Times national immigration reporter Caitlin Dickerson joins Hari…
 
After recently being acquitted of impeachment in the Senate, President Trump is moving to protect his friends and punish his foes. The panelists discussed the firestorm at the Justice Department. The conversation later turned to the latest in the 2020 presidential race ahead of upcoming primaries in Nevada and South Carolina.…
 
After recently being acquitted of impeachment in the Senate, President Trump is moving to protect his friends and punish his foes. The panelists discussed the firestorm at the Justice Department. The conversation later turned to the latest in the 2020 presidential race ahead of upcoming primaries in Nevada and South Carolina.…
 
President Trump is apparently ignoring Attorney General William Barr's appeal for an end to public statements and tweets about the Justice Department, insisting he has the right to intervene. Also, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will not be charged with lying to federal officials. Judy Woodruff discusses with Thomas Dupree and Joshua Gelt…
 
In our news wrap Friday, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman will not be investigated over his impeachment testimony against President Trump, says Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. Vindman already lost his job with the National Security Council. Also, Turkish-backed rebels shot down a Syrian helicopter near Aleppo, in northwest Syria, where renewed violenc…
 
The U.S. has reached a short-term agreement with the Taliban that could pave the way for ending the war in Afghanistan that has endured for nearly 20 years. Under the plan, U.S. forces and the Taliban agree to a temporary cessation of violence and a phased approach to the withdrawal of American troops. But is the Afghan government on board? Nick Sc…
 
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in the New Hampshire primary and how it shapes the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, President Trump's strategy for reelection and the political conflict surrou…
 
A new report from Human Rights Watch finds that the Trump administration's controversial "Remain in Mexico" policy forces asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border to wait in crowded, unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Many said they lived in constant fear of violence, with some reporting that they had actually been attacked. Amna Nawaz speaks with H…
 
This month, more than a dozen First Nations in Ontario will vote to ratify the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. This means Ottawa would hand jurisdiction of four areas of governance - election laws, citizenship laws, language and cultural practices, and some areas of financial management - to the Anishinabek Nation. Northeastern Ontario Hub…
 
It's being called the "Sheku effect" -- the rise of young people in the United Kingdom signing up for classical music lessons to play the cello. Sheku Kannah-Mason is a 20-year-old acclaimed musician who performed at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018 -- and has been making a major impact inspiring others to play. Jeffrey B…
 
Moab residents, business owners, and some city council members recently expressed resistance to a proposed downtown parking structure. Our partners at the Moab Sun News reported that community members questioned the overall benefits of a parking garage, wondering if there's an actual need for the multi-million dollar project. Managing editor Maggie…
 
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