Best US Government podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Exclusive, insightful audio interviews by our staff with government/security leading practitioners and thought-leaders. Transcripts are also available on our site!
 
DARPA’s podcast series, "Voices from DARPA," offers a revealing and informative window on the minds of the Agency's program managers. In each episode, a program manager from one of DARPA’s six technical offices—Biological Technologies, Defense Sciences, Information Innovation, Microsystems Technology, Strategic Technology, and Tactical Technology—will discuss in informal and personal terms why they are at DARPA and what they are up to. The goal of "Voices from DARPA" is to share with listene ...
 
THE podcast for those who want to learn about the government market from the contracting officer's perspective. Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer, both former federal contracting officers, explain the rules, processes and the "why" behind government contracts. They know because they've done it.
 
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SOFREP Radio
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ON TIME, ON TARGET: Special operations military news and straight talk with the guys in the community. Hosted by Army Ranger/Green Beret Jack Murphy and New York Festivals award winning radio producer Ian Scotto. As seen ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts government category.
 
GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
 
Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
 
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Global Recon
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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy.
 
Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are ...
 
Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
 
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Zero Blog Thirty
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Zero Blog Thirty is a military podcast presented by Barstool Sports that's listenable for the most crusty of veterans, the bootest of boots, or people who have never touched a weapon in their life. Through the eyes of enlisted Marines and a West Point trained officer, Zero Blog Thirty is like sitting at the online-bar of the VFW and having a virtual cold one with your buddies.
 
Leaders from Hong Kong's political parties and government departments take their turn to have their say.Catch it live: Sunday 8:15am - 8:25am Podcast: Weekly update and available after its broadcast.
 
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www.france24.com
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Informative, Insightful, In-Depth
 
Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
 
Hosted by Ben Domenech, this is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, David Harsanyi, and Mary Katharine Ham, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and entertainment every day of the week. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review!
 
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Toddcast
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A podcast for, and about, public servants.
 
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ars PARADOXICA
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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.
 
From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know ... an audio podcast from iHeartRadio and HowStuffWorks.
 
REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again), Alex Andreou AKA @SturdyAlex, German-Nepalese journalist Nina Schick, actor Ingrid Oliver and scores of special guests. Fol ...
 
Podcasts from the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP, primarily focusing on the government contracting sector.
 
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Government Matters
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Government Matters is the only television newscast focused on the business of government. Host Francis Rose recaps the top federal headlines and conducts thought-provoking interviews on tech, security, defense, workforce and industry issues. Since its launch in August of 2013, GM has hosted some of the top minds in the federal community -- from the White House, Congress, Fortune 500 companies, journalism, and the non-profit sector.
 
Survive and thrive in today's economy! With over 1,100 episodes in this Monday-Friday podcast, business and investment guru Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and financial experts including; Steve Forbes (Freedom Manifesto), Tomas Sowell (Housing Boom and Bust), Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent), Jenny Craig (Health & Fitness CEO), Jim Cramer (Mad Money), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Todd Akin (Former US Congressman), Willia ...
 
CLGdotPOD - Talking Local Government podcasts are about, for and by anyone working in or interested in UK local government and associated public services. This podcast sits alongside CLGdotTV webTV programmes available on demand https://wwwconnectedlocalgovernment.tv
 
A show about the law, and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.
 
The purpose of this podcast is to provide unclassified information about current trends in homeland security for the state of New Jersey, as well as educational information and resources for your awareness. Please feel free to add this podcast to your RSS feed or iTunes. You can also follow NJOHSP on Twitter @NJOHSP and Facebook. All links can be found in the show notes and on our website www.njohsp.gov.
 
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Congressional Dish
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A podcast highlighting corporate influence on the bills passed by Congress. www.congressionaldish.com Follow @JenBriney on Twitter
 
Podcasts keeping you up to date on government contracts by Crowell & Moring LLP.
 
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AlternativeRadio
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Alternative Radio is an "unembedded" weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
 
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Future Hindsight
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Investing in the social contract is an obligation and an opportunity. Now more than ever, the need to be an engaged citizen is critical. Future Hindsight presents interviews that explore how each of us has the power to shape our society and fulfill our shared civic responsibility.
 
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Chicago Stories
Weekly
 
The stories of everyday Chicagoans as told to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
 
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The State of Us
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Go beyond party lines with Justin T. Weller and his counterparts as they work to bring you responsible media that focuses on honest opinions. The State of Us examines the concepts that Americans are most passionate about and sheds light on those issues yet to be addressed.
 
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UN News
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Global perspective, human stories
 
The official podcast for Judicial Watch--a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Through our educational endeavors, we advocate high standards of ethics and morality in our nation’s public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investig ...
 
Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for a podcast about justice and fairness.
 
Without trust, society stagnates, economies decline, and businesses fail. This podcast series keeps abreast of the latest trends and challenges in cyber and physical security with interviews, event updates, industry suppliers & government initiatives.
 
Welcome to Tales of Honor Podcast, a bi-weekly podcast where the true stories of the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor are told. There are over 3,500 recipients and you may know a few of the names but there are many that you do not know. The episodes are brought to you every Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm EST. Please be sure to share this podcast with friends and family. The more people that hear these stories, the more these heroes will not be forgotten. Thank you very much for th ...
 
The American Monetary Association is a non-profit venture funded by The Jason Hartman Foundation that is dedicated to educating people about the practical effects of monetary policy and government actions on inflation, deflation and freedom. Our goal is to help people prosper in the midst of uncertain economic times. The American Monetary Association believes that a new and innovative understanding of wealth, value, business and investment is necessary to thrive in the new reality of big gov ...
 
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God Help Us
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Like it or not, the United States has a long and intimate relationship with Christianity. Listen in every other week with progressive theologian Annie Mesaros and her guests as they delve into what Christianity is and isn’t, what it has been and what it could be. We hope that by better understanding where religious conservatives are coming from, we can be better conversation partners across difference and contribute to sustainable, collaborative social change.
 
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wvxu.org
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A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations events. Watch world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
 
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Hard Factor
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A quick 15ish minute daily news suppository for people who think cable anchors don't scream at each other enough. Designed to give you just enough information to make you sound knowledgeable at the water cooler, but not knowledgeable enough to put you on a government no-fly list.
 
Charles County Government, La Plata MD Commissioners' Meetings Podcasts
 
The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, though not yet ratified by the thirteen original colonies. Ratification of the Articles took place almost three and a half years later on March 1st, 1781. The purpose of the articles was to create a confederation of sovereign states with a weak central government; thus allowing state governments to wield most of the power. It wasn’t long before the need for ...
 
Two Bitter Brown Femmes aim to dismantle -isms while running their mouths. Coming at you with critique and commentary of social justice, pop culture, and Latinx/Xicanx issues/cultura from a comedic lens.Support us at: patreon.com/BitterBrownFemmesContact Us at: BitterBrownFemmes@gmail.com
 
In Season Two, we introduce to our listeners 10 women who have had many struggles along their life’s paths. Despite their challenges, their protective factors have helped them soar and inspire others. We hope season two brings you as much hope and inspiration as it has for us. This season we are excited to introduce ten women who are continuously fighting the odds and manage to succeed anyway. These strong women seem to always thrive despite negative circumstances. So get ready, Listeners. A ...
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
Bob Romanik "The Grim Reaper Of Radio" delivers his not so politically correct insight on controversial issues
 
A Podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
 
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Rebuilding democracy from the ground up We need representatives who truly represent the people by directly engaging with and listening to their constituents. Removing the power of political action committees (PACs), special interests, and corporations is vital to getting our democracy back and making sure that elected government is responsive t ...…
 
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 371, originally published in April 2014. A best-selling author, speaker and a member of an elite group of "Rich Dad's" advisors, hand selected by author Robert Kiyosaki, Garrett speaks to investors and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics including asset protection, liability limitation, wealth creat ...…
 
The hashtag #RepubliqueDesPollueurs - or Republic of Polluters - was trending this Friday on French Twitter. This as climate activists organised a sit-in at Paris' business district La Défense. It echos the Extinction Rebellion movement that's been calling for civil disobedience in the face of climate change.Also, online tributes have been pour ...…
 
A rise in ethnic violence, leads to the fall of Mali's government. The Prime Minister and his cabinet are out, following fierce public anger over massacres.Protesters holding a sit-in outside Sudan's military headquarters face tough conditions. But they're also organized. Our reporters on the ground talk to the volunteers keeping it going.And h ...…
 
Joining us this episode are previous guests of the show Doug Kechijian & CJ Woodruff. To refresh you on both of these guys, Doug is a retired Air Force PJ, physical therapist, and current CEO of Resilient Performance Systems, and CJ is a retired Marine, personal trainer, and social media personality. I decided to pair them up for a discussion b ...…
 
Our panel of journalists discuss the week's hottest topics, starting with the blaze of Notre Dame on Monday. Many questions remain about the causes but also around the reconstruction; how long will it take, who should pay for it, and how should it be rebuilt? Also this week, Greta thunberg brings her youth climate fight to the Vatican, meeting ...…
 
Mitigating medical device cybersecurity risks can be a matter of life and death, warns federal adviser and security expert Anura Fernando, who says ensuring that medical device network connections are properly managed, monitored and secured is "much like keeping a weapon in a safe with the safety on."…
 
In this edition, how rape has become a weapon of war in parts of Cameroon as separatists fight government troops in the Central African country. Also, Brexit may have been delayed for now but what will it mean for women's rights? We talk to Remain campaigner and feminist, Jenna Norman. Plus, the Iranian who became the first from her country to ...…
 
Earlier, the guys explored the fact, fiction and speculation surrounding MKULTRA programs, during which the Central Intelligence Agency financed and directed multiple illegal experiments on US citizens. The program was officially disbanded before it became public knowledge, but thousands of people aren't buying the official story -- instead, th ...…
 
Thousands of Cincinnatians are climbing the stairs at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church today to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.By ACrutchfield@cinradio.org (Ambriehl Crutchfield).
 
In this edition, we look at how Puerto Rican entrepreneurs are turning to technology to find ways to avoid the same chaos, death and destruction the country faced following hurricane Maria. We also speak to Marcus Goddard, the head of intelligence at Netexplo Observatory, about this year's main tech trends. Plus, we test DJI's Osmo Pocket that ...…
 
The two finalists in Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine share at least one common point: both have promised to end the ongoing war in the country's easternmost region. The conflict began in 2014, when pro-Moscow separatists took control of the Donbass area, resulting in the founding of two self-proclaimed republics.…
 
The author behind the “After” book phenomenon, Anna Todd, and actors Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin who take up the romantic leads in the film adaptation, speak to Eve Jackson about the book’s success, their thoughts on people calling it a toxic love story and what advice they’d give to their characters. They also answer some fan qu ...…
 
Could Red Sea corals save the world’s reefs? While most corals are very heat-sensitive, languishing if water temperatures rise by as little as 2 degrees Celsius, Red Sea specimens appear to be adapted to a warmer, more salty environment. And these are precisely the conditions that await our oceans as a result of climate change.…
 
Democracy Now! 2019-04-19 Friday Headlines for April 19, 2019 The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More Download this show
 
Democracy Now! 2019-04-19 Friday Headlines for April 19, 2019 The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More Download this show
 
As he is leaving his position as the Ambassador of France to the United States, Gérard Araud gives us an insider’s account of French diplomacy. He also warns against the emergence of populist leaders in liberal democracies.
 
Local government innovation and faith in public service. Eric March, Strategic Initiatives Analyst for Durham County, NC joined the podcast to discuss Innovate Durham, a partnership program between the County, City of Durham and local startups. Eric shared his path in public service from an engineer to an innovation office. He also discussed hi ...…
 
A look back at Pinterest's impressive first day on the stock market, which saw the company's market value boosted to $16 billion. And Toyota invests in Uber's autonomous car service, while Nissan cuts back on global production. Earlier this week, Amazon decided to pull out of China - but what went wrong for the e-commerce giant? All this and mo ...…
 
Everyone knows France's Cannes Film Festival, but few are aware that hundreds of "little hands" work hard to make it come alive every year. Aline, the head of a sewing school, makes sure that all the celebrities look perfect in their outfits on the red carpet. For the past 15 years, she has been the one everyone calls when there is a little eme ...…
 
A warning that a smartwatch marketed to parents for tracking and communicating with their children could be coopted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. It also reviews how a DNS hijacking campaign is hitting organizations and how "dark patterns" trick users.
 
IN THE PAPERS - Friday, April 19: A look at cartoon reactions to the much-awaited release of the Mueller report. In Bangladesh, the story of a female student burned to death for reporting sexual harassment. And 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting, students are asking that their bodies be shown if they're killed by gun violence. Pl ...…
 
What if the luxury sector aligned with the aspirations of society? The age of non-stop plastic is coming to an end. Nicolas Gerlier is the founder of the eco-friendly lipstick brand “La Bouche Rouge”; his business is committed to promoting sustainable development. Thanks to a partnership with Eau Vive Internationale, the company has pledged to ...…
 
How did London and Paris become the cities of Reggae and Rai? How did immigrant music change these two European capitals forever? That’s the theme of the new exhibition "Paris-Londres" at Paris’ Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration. Nadia Massih spoke to the show’s Scientific Curator, Angéline Escafré-Dublet.…
 
What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Join four leaders in autonomous vehicles for a timely debate on whether society should embrace driverless cars or approach these new, controversial vehicles with caution. Learn more about Intelligence Squared U.S. and cast your vote to decide the winner at IQ2US.org. Learn more about ...…
 
There are 138 people on death row in Ohio, but Governor Mike DeWine has suspended all executions until the state finds a painless way to administer the death penalty. Robert Van Hook was executed in Ohio, in July, 2018. Will he be the last?By mmonks@wvxu.org (Michael Monks).
 
We promise 0% of this episode is dedicated to the Mueller Report. Promise! Round 1: A Korean fatso ate his way out of military service by shoving fried chicken and booze down his gullet. Honestly, that sounds lovely. Round 2: We will not rest until The Code on CBS is off the air, and never returns. Round 3: Iraq looks to ban Fortnite and other ...…
 
Alan Chvotkin, executive VP & counsel at the Professional Services Council, discusses two bid protest cases, and what they mean for the future of contract-writing at agencies.Robert Bigman, former chief information security officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, discusses how to scale the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy, and what it means ...…
 
This week MATT FORDE – stand-up, ‘Mock The Week’ regular, creator of touring show ‘Brexit Through The Gift Shop’ and interviewer of political heavyweights on his podcast ‘The Political Party’ – joins us to get psephological for the upcoming EU Parliament elections. Should we embrace or fear a vote that Theresa May definitely doesn’t want? Can R ...…
 
Preet and his guest, Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey Attorney General and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast, analyze the newly released Mueller report. Bonus analysis from today’s episode is available for CAFE Insider members. To join the Insider community and hear the rest of this conversation—plus receive access to Insider podcasts, a n ...…
 
Chemi Peres is a man on a mission. Tune in as Mayor Emanuel speaks with the venture capitalist and chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation about impact investing and peace through technology, Israel and its recent elections, and his work in advancing his father’s legacy of visionary leadership.…
 
Scott Horton returns to Foreign Policy Focus to explain the importance of Wikileaks. Scott discusses some of the cruelest crimes of the American Empire and our allied states. He details Wikileaks documents that show Israel is an apartheid state. Scott Horton is the Editorial Director at Antiwar.com and Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institu ...…
 
Politicians and pundits love to go on and on about "the rule of law." The concept that no one is above the law is laudatory and central to a functioning democracy. But we can easily see the grotesque disparities in the application of law and the prosecution of those who commit crimes in the streets vs. those who commit crimes in the suites. Fro ...…
 
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by former department of Justice spokesperson Matt Miller and Fordham Law Professor Jed Shugerman for a read of the (redacted) Mueller report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Half a decade after over 270 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram, the Nigerian town of Chibok is still haunted by the violence and heartache of the abduction and the memories of the 100 children yet to return.
 
Jason Hartman and in-house economist Thomas start off today's show discussing what inflation really is, and how it's measured. There are different ways inflation can be manipulated, whether it's for political gain or belief system. Then, Jason talks with Mark Ferguson, founder of InvestFourMore, about the state of the housing market in Mark's a ...…
 
In an ideal world, all jobs would be “green,” decent work that contributes to protecting the environment.Dan Dickinson from UN News called Moustapha Kamal Gueye, coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the ILO in Geneva, and asked him what kind of green jobs exist already.
 
For nearly nine centuries, Notre-Dame has stood at the epicenter in the French capital of Paris. The blaze struck much more than just a place of worship… How much do you invest in a national treasure that's not owned by the church but by the state? Who pays for the renovation; taxpayers, philanthropists, donors? And what kind of renovation are ...…
 
In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford talk with David Bodenheimer, a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group, about the historical ties and practical warning signs linking defective pricing and False Claims Act actions. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the Fa ...…
 
The increase in hepatitis A cases around Ohio is pushing health officials in Cincinnati to encourage vaccinations and good handwashing. The move by the Cincinnati Health Department comes a day after announcing U.S. Chili patrons may have been exposed to the virus.By tweingartner@wvxu.org (Tana Weingartner).
 
‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need countries to help them: top UN official Stress, overtime and disease contribute to 2.8 million workers dying every year: ILO UN human rights chief alarmed at mass terrorism trial in Bahrain, revoking citizenship
 
In this week’s edition of the show we ask South Asian historian Audrey Truschke about the state of nationalism in India, the need to rewrite the history books and if there’s any room left for critical thinking.
 
In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, occupational safety and health specialist Manal Azzi, discusses the pros and cons of technological innovation at work, as well as sustainable solutions to combat climate change, highlighting that prevention really is the key.
 
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