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Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.
 
In this special New Statesman podcast series we expand on our New Times issue which identifies the political, economic and philosophical shifts shaping our society. The series will feature special guests and New Statesman's staff giving their view on what lies ahead for Labour and the left. Guests include Vince Cable, Phil Collins, Neal Lawson and Ros Wynne-Jones.
 
Laurie and Eleanor Penny have a lot in common. A love of politics, feminism, fiction and philosophy. An obsession with Blackadder, Rocky Horror and red pandas. Oh, and — parents. Each week they’ll unpick one controversial idea in the modern political conversation. This is the secret feminist agenda for world domination that the internet warned you about.
 
2020 Visions is a six part series presented by Rys Farthing and K. Biswas charting Britain's future. Episode 1: The Political Future. Guests: Labour’s Jon Cruddas MP; human rights activist Peter Tatchell; ConservativeHome editor Jonathan Isaby, psephologist Professor John Curtice; Dr Madsen Pirie, Director of the free-market Adam Smith Institute; LibDem Voice editor Stephen Tall; David Babbs of campaign organisation 38 Degrees, and the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. Episode 2: Poverty, inequa ...
 
A young American patriot and George Washington enthusiast, Sherman Tylawsky welcomes you from the nation’s capital for lively talks about pressing issues facing America and her allies, so you can learn to apply the first President’s unifying principles anywhere and anytime. Discover how the core values of Washington and the Founders were woven into the fabric of American society. Learn the ways a free people can heal internal divisions, cultivate economic prosperity, and protect civil libert ...
 
For 20 years, the Claremont Review of Books has been the gold standard for conservative criticism and political analysis. Now the CRB comes to the podcast world with a new interview show hosted by Dr. Spencer Klavan, the magazine's assistant editor. As each new issue comes out, Spencer phones up authors whose essays have prompted deeper reflection and discussion. Over a drink and a copy of the latest CRB, he'll chat with the leading minds on the Right about what's going on in politics and li ...
 
Living Proof is weekly show published by Bishop Joseph R. Castillo D.D. who is a missionary statesman based in mainland China, with an apostolic ministry to East Asia that spans the globe. Having an in depth teaching ministry along with mighty signs, wonders and miracles, is not what makes this show most interesting. Dr. Castillo is a former gang member and drug addict from the murderous streets of America's deadly city, Chicago, Illinois. In addition to that he is a TV celebrity in China wh ...
 
Liverpool in the second half of the 19th century was burgeoning with rich merchants and swollen with poor immigrants. It was known variously as the "New York of Europe" and the "Black Spot on the Mersey." Waist-deep in this mosaic we find William Bower Forwood making a busy life for himself, making his fortune in cotton trading (including running the American blockade of the Southern States) and then delving into public affairs. We see the civic leader, dedicated to the betterment of "the go ...
 
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax (11 November 1633 – 5 April 1695) was an English statesman, writer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660, and in the House of Lords after he was raised to the peerage in 1668. He's noted in history for his views on Charles II among others. This compilation covers a wide range of his views which are particularly telling, coming, as they do, from a man who was singularly positioned among the powers of the time, to make them. Prepare your ...
 
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While countries including the US and UK impose sanctions on China over anti-democratic reforms in Hong Kong, some commentators argue economic measures have "practically no effect" - and may contribute to anti-Asian sentiments in western countries. In this episode, Jessie Lau joins Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin to discuss the political gridlock ove…
 
The lobbying scandal rumbles on, enveloping senior civil servants as well as MPs - and Labour are determined to make this a story about 'Tory sleaze'. In this episode Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss whether public outrage over the story is at a tipping point, and what damage it might do to the Conservative establishment. Then,…
 
The man who painted "The Starry Night" is on his way to Austin — in spirit, of course. This June, the Circuit of the Americas will host "Beyond Van Gogh [van-GOH]: An Immersive Experience" where folks can view Vincent van Gogh's famous works as part of a three-dimensional world. The exhibit opens June 18 and will run through Aug. 8. "Beyond Van Gog…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Lianne Sanderson to reflect on Chelsea's FA Cup victory over Man City, ending Guardiola's side's hope of an historic quadruple, whilst Newcastle survive a scare against 10 man West Ham to improve their bid of staying in the PL. Also, after Harry Kane's injury late on against Everton, they discuss his chances of being …
 
Get ready for a blast from the past this weekend at the Domain. A Barbie pop-up Truck is setting up shop in Austin for one day only on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hot pink truck's debut in Austin is part of the Barbie Truck Totally Throwback Tour, which is celebrating 60 years of Barbie. The pop-up will feature exclusive Barbie-themed merch…
 
Indie Meme Film Festival, Austin's annual celebration of South Asian independent cinema, will return this month for an online edition. The sixth annual fest will be held over two weekends, April 16-18 and 23-25, via the Filmocracy.com platform. In addition to streaming films, viewers will find virtual Q&As with filmmakers. This is the second virtua…
 
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by recent Texas transplant Elon Musk, has been selected by NASA to build its next spacecraft that will take a crew to the moon. The mission would land astronauts on the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years. It's unclear where the lunar lander will be built, but SpaceX has a significant presence in far Sou…
 
Saying it is facing a $14 million budget shortfall next year due to the pandemic, the Pflugerville school district on Friday announced it is looking at reducing staff positions for the 2021-22 school year. Chief Operations Officer Eduardo Ramos said potential solutions would include not filling all open positions in the district, repurposing staff …
 
Dueling online petitions calling on the Round Rock school district to either remove or sustain its mask requirements led to a heated debate Thursday and a vote by the Board of Trustees to keep the established protocols. More than 1,700 people signed an online petition asking the board to make masks optional and many speakers attended the Thursday m…
 
Williamson County closed its COVID-19 vaccine waiting list at 5 p.m. Friday. Officials said the county still has approximately 30,000 people on its waitlist, but only about 5% of the people invited to schedule an appointment are following through and making one. Officials say many of the people who got on the waitlist already have received their va…
 
The Texas House on Friday gave final approval to a measure that would allow carrying a handgun in Texas without a permit, a multiyear effort that never before had gotten a vote in the lower chamber. The 87 to 58 vote was largely along party lines. HB 1927 would allow anyone over the age of 21 who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun in …
 
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday said the Biden administration is “obstructing healthcare access for vulnerable Texans” after officials rescinded approval for a waiver that delivers billions in federal dollars to hospitals in Texas. The 1115 Medicaid waiver serves as a federal funding agreement that reimburses hospitals in Texas for expenses they incur w…
 
The federal government can take immediate possession of additional land in the Rio Grande Valley for construction of the border wall, even though President Joe Biden has said he does not plan to push forward with the project, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling came in response to the government's motion filed during the waning days of the Trump …
 
Austin Public Health on Friday announced that residents who need their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine can now schedule an appointment through the agency from Saturday night until Tuesday morning, a system now in place after thousands of time slots went unbooked Thursday. Officials said the agency is now brainstorming several ways to encourag…
 
State health officials said Thursday they expect to see continued high demand for COVID-19 vaccinations in Texas, despite an order to halt administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports of rare blood clots in six women. None of the six cases occurred in Texas, where about 500,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine hav…
 
Citing a continual rise of gun violence in the city, Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon on Friday said the department is launching a violence intervention program that targets crimes involving firearms. As part of the new initiative, which will begin immediately and be reviewed at the end of August, Chacon said the department's organized cri…
 
Many of Austin’s top music destinations remain shuttered amid the pandemic, and many people might still feel most comfortable seeing live music outdoors. The good news: There’s a whole lot of options for hearing bands in open-air environments. Over the past few weeks, the Austin 360 team visited a dozen of these places and compiled a broad sampler …
 
The deadline for Williamson County small businesses in the food service affected by the coronavirus pandemic to apply for grants has been extended to April 30. Businesses will need to provide documentation that they are eligible for the program and have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Wilco Forward Phase 2 signup page fo…
 
Leander Mayor Troy Hill is running for his second term against City Council Member Christine Sederquist. Hill, who is 59, is a technology salesman. Sederquist, who is 39, creates digital marketing content and strategy for small businesses. She has served one term on the council. Both candidates said Leander faces issues with its infrastructure. See…
 
An Austin man has been indicted in connection to a crash last month that killed eight undocumented immigrants who were traveling in the back of his truck, according to the Department of Justice. According to immigration officials, 24-year-old Sebastian Tovar was driving a maroon pickup truck on March 15 with the eight undocumented immigrants in Del…
 
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper early Thursday struck a pedestrian who was lying in the street near the Capitol, authorities said. Austin-Travis County EMS medics responded at 3:46 a.m. to the corner of West 13th and Colorado streets, where DPS troopers tried to treat the pedestrian at the scene. But the man, described by authorities on…
 
Some residents who own homes designated as affordable in the Mueller neighborhood in East Austin experienced sticker shock recently when they learned of huge spikes in their escrow payments. The problem stems from lenders' calculations of escrow bills for 35 homeowners who last year bought condos that were earmarked for income-qualified buyers thro…
 
Austin now has a city official dedicated to making sure residents who get priced out of their neighborhoods can seek help and remain in the place they call home. Nefertitti Jackmon, the former executive director of Six Square, a nonprofit that seeks to preserve the cultural legacy of Austin’s Black Cultural District, on Wednesday became the Housing…
 
The Texas House on Thursday approved a bill to extend Medicaid coverage to eligible women for at least one year after giving birth or experiencing a miscarriage, a move advocates say could reduce the state’s maternal mortality rate. Currently, eligible low-income women in Texas lose Medicaid coverage 60 days after pregnancy. See omnystudio.com/list…
 
Split irrevocably along party lines, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved legislation banning transgender student athletes from competing in sports within their gender identity. All 18 Republicans voted for Senate Bill 29, which would require athletes in Texas public high schools and grade schools to compete in sports based on the "biological sex"…
 
The Texas House on Thursday gave initial approval to a measure that would allow carrying a handgun in Texas without a permit, a multiyear effort that never before had gotten a vote in the lower chamber. The 84-to-56 vote was largely along party lines. House Bill 1927, authored by a number of Republican lawmakers, would allow anyone over the age of …
 
The Texas Senate approved a bill Thursday that would pave the way for hundreds of Lake Austin shoreline properties to secede from the city of Austin to avoid paying city property taxes. Senate Bill 659 from Senator Dawn Buckingham, a Republican from Lakeway, passed 18-to-12, with voting along party lines. Sen. Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat from Austin…
 
For the past month, Mayor Steve Adler and other city of Austin officials have met behind closed doors with community leaders to develop a plan to tackle the city's swelling homelessness crisis. The ambitious plan was unveiled to the public Thursday, highlighted by a three-year timeline and a total cost estimate of $250 million. The proposal is perh…
 
Century High junior Bruin Fleischmann has made his decision about where he will play college football, and discusses his decision. Then, Middleton has a new boys' basketball coach: Nate Hartman. We take a deep dive into Coach Hartman's background and coaching philosophies. Subscribe to our YouTube channel Follow the Idaho Sports team on Twitter Lik…
 
If you're an Austin musician and you'd like to get the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the city's premier music venues, Austin Public Health and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians have just the opportunity for you. Austin Public Health will administer a limited number of Moderna vaccines to local musicians on two dates in April at Emo's on East Ri…
 
Round Rock-based Dell Technologies said Wednesday that it is spinning off its ownership stake in VMware, a California-based cloud-software company. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of calendar 2021 and result in two standalone companies. Dell Technologies said the companies will continue to work together. Dell Technologies owns a…
 
Austin nonprofit organization Mobile Loaves & Fishes will break ground in summer 2022 on two new phases of its Community First Village that are expected to nearly quadruple the number of homes in this neighborhood designed to house people who have been chronically homeless. The next two phases will add 1,400 homes to the more than 500 homes in the …
 
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell on Tuesday said the county could have 70% of its population vaccinated from COVID-19 by Memorial Day. When the county reaches that vaccination rate, he said, it can close its vaccination hubs and people who need vaccines can go to pharmacies or their own doctors. According to data from the Texas Department of He…
 
Lake Travis school board candidate Kara Bell was cited last week for assault and released following a scuffle with a store employee after refusing to wear a mask at the Nordstrom Rack on Brodie Lane, according to Sunset Valley police. Police were called around 6 p.m. on April 7 by store employees when Bell shoved the store’s loss prevention officer…
 
A former Austin Energy employee admitted to stealing $43,000 in equipment, triggering a joint investigation by the city auditor's office and the Austin Police Department that the city auditor's office says uncovered a pattern of theft that went even deeper. Rodney Stockton, an inventory control specialist, left Austin Energy in April 2019 after adm…
 
Two nonprofits are helping tenants after a Williamson County judge on Tuesday ended a temporary restraining order that directed the management of the Townhomes at Double Creek in Round Rock to pay hotel bills for those evicted from their freeze-damaged units. Sandalwood Management sent residents of 44 units at the town homes on Louis Henna Boulevar…
 
The Texas House gave initial approval Wednesday to bipartisan bills that would expand telehealth after the coronavirus pandemic and create a prescription drug savings program for uninsured residents. Both measures are part of a sweeping health care package in the Legislature's lower chamber. House Bill 4 would expand virtual health care to Medicaid…
 
The Texas House on Wednesday gave initial approval to a bill to extend Medicaid coverage to eligible women for at least one year after giving birth or experiencing a miscarriage, a move advocates say could reduce the state’s maternal mortality rate. Currently, eligible low-income women in Texas lose Medicaid coverage 60 days after pregnancy. A simi…
 
Gaining stronger Democratic support than expected, the Texas Senate approved a Republican priority bill that would penalize cities and counties that cut spending on police. Sen. Joan Huffman, a Republican from Houston, said Tuesday evening that her bill was intended to promote public safety and show support for law enforcement amid calls to defund …
 
The wife of slain Austin jeweler Ted Shaughnessy conveyed her despair, grief and sense of betrayal Wednesday immediately after one of the hitmen who killed her husband — and who was hired by her son — pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. The plea deal for 24-year-old Johnny Leon III was negotiated on the heels of two ot…
 
The operator of Texas' power grid is facing fresh skepticism after the grid faced a near emergency Tuesday, just two months since February's deadly power outages. Even though it was a mild spring afternoon with highs in the 70s and 80s, power generation came close to falling short of demand Tuesday, leading the Electric Reliability Council of Texas…
 
Back in the before times, Austin's powerhouse rock 'n' soul duo, Black Pumas, sold out an unprecedented run of four shows at the Red River Cultural District venue, Stubb's BBQ. Now, hot off a performance at the 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony where they were up for three awards including record of the year and album of the year, the band is scheduled t…
 
The Austin Parks Foundation has announced a call for artists to design a mural under the Barton Springs Road bridge as part of the new Zilker train. Developments to revitalize the Zilker train are underway with the anticipated reopening in the fall. The tunnel under the bridge will receive an update, as will the track, depot, and various features. …
 
Fresenius Health Partners, a health care company that provides dialysis services to patients, is laying off 121 employees in Austin amid a cost-cutting effort that was announced by its Germany-based corporate parent six weeks ago. The Austin job cuts will be effective May 31, according to documents filed with the state. See omnystudio.com/listener …
 
Democrat Joe Jaworski, a former Galveston mayor and the grandson of legendary Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski, and George P. Bush, the Republican Texas land commissioner who also has a famous grandfather, are setting their sights in the 2022 election on Ken Paxton, the current Texas attorney general who's been under indictment for nearly…
 
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday tossed out contempt of court judgment against Shelley Luther, the Dallas hair salon owner who rose to national prominence when she was jailed last year for refusing an order to close under pandemic safety rules. In a unanimous ruling, the court said the contempt finding was improper because it was based on a judge'…
 
A federal lawsuit filed in Austin accuses Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of improperly blocking critics from following his official Twitter account. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by the ACLU of Texas on behalf of nine blocked Twitter users, argues that Paxton's pattern of blocking critics based on their viewpoint violates the users' rights to spea…
 
Texas State University's softball team tied a program record Tuesday with its 18th straight win, the same day the Bobcats found out they're ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2018. The 23rd-ranked Bobcats, who are 25 and 3, beat Number 25 Texas A&M 7-6 on second baseman Sara Vanderford's walk-off RBI double. The Bobcats' school record of…
 
Governor Greg Abbott placed several emergency response units and resources on standby Friday as dangerous weather conditions was expected across Texas over the weekend. The National Weather Service forecast called for severe storms with heavy winds and large hail in the eastern third of the state and extreme fire conditions in the western and south…
 
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