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    Jan 18 2018

  • Oh dear David - very unlike you!

    A little bit extra, every weekday morning, from LBC's longest-serving presenter.

  • Dr Henry Miller: Flu drives hospitals into 'war zone' conditions: Tents on the street in California, 'state of emergency' in Alabama, and Boston is using GATORADE to plug shortage of IV drips

    (Photo: Opposition to vaccination: James Gillray's “The Cow-Pock—or—the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation!,” an 1802 caricature of vaccinated patients who feared it would make them sprout cowlike appendages) • Hospitals in Southern California have set up emergency tents in their parking lot to treat the influx of flu patients - a scene that looks like a 'war zone' • The state has been hit hard with the flu and reported 40 deaths in patients under 65 but the number continues t...more

  • NPR News: 01-18-2018 2AM ET

    NPR News: 01-18-2018 2AM ET

  • 07:00 GMT

    Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 seconds

  • Boycotting the State of the Union, and the Consumer Electronics Show

    Sarah Schweinsberg reports about why some lawmakers have said they will not attend President Trump's State of the Union address. Plus: Jamie Dean on the ethics of frozen embryos, and Michael Cochrane on new technologies.

  • The Rachel Maddow Show (audio) Wednesday January 17, 2018

    9:00 The times we are living in9:02 Mueller subpoena blocks Bannon congressional testimony: NBC9:25 Schiff: White House playing games with Bannon9:37 Where did alleged Trump affair hush money come from?9:44 Jacob Weisberg on the Stormy Daniels story9:54 Possible House Intel Fusion testimony release9:59 Republicans seem spooked by Democratic wins

  • 01/17/2018 - The Five Audio Podcast

    The Five Daily Audio Podcast

  • #818: The Problem Of The Root

    The wild ginseng market has gone crazy. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why.

  • Peter Carey

    David talks to two-time Booker-prize winning novelist Peter Carey (Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang) about his latest book A Long Way From Home, which tells a story of race and dispossession in Australia's recent past. Plus we cover a lot else besides: Trump, conspiracy theories, the CIA, Tocqueville and what's it's like to be an Australian in America today. A wide-ranging chat with one of the greatest novelists of our time.

  • Wait and CR

    On The Gist, the bad news from Freedom House. U.S. Air Force officer Edward Lansdale promoted a “hearts and minds” approach to diplomacy in the Philippines and Vietnam, only to be steamrolled by America’s elite class of policymakers. Max Boot tells us about Lansdale and his own newfound recognition of white privilege and other ideas from the left. Boot’s new book is The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.     In the Spiel, why the continuing resolu...more

  • What’s the Greatest Threat to Poland?

    The EU’s launched the ‘nuclear option’ against Poland, the first time it’s triggered the disciplinary measure in its history. They say recent changes to the legal system mean there is a serious threat to the rule of law and as a punishment, Poland could lose its voting rights in the European Union. The ruling party say this is an attack on Poland and that the EU should not be telling them what to do. The government says that actually their judiciary is threatened by the legacy of communism which...more

  • North and South Korea to Carry Single Flag at Olympics

    They also agree to field a joint women's ice hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games. Also, a traditional healer in Guinea 'faked hundreds of pregnancies', and have divers in Mexico discovered the world's longest underwater cave?

  • A School in India is Trying to Disrupt the Caste System

    Shanti Bhavan is a school in the Tamil Nadu state of southern India that serves children from the Dalit community. These are the some of the poorest children in the country. Systemic inequality has kept many members of this community in extreme poverty. (The Dalits were sometimes referred to as the "untouchabables" in India's now-illegal caste system.)  Shanti Bhavan seeks to break that cycle by offering high quality education and other life skills to its students. And for its successes to that ...more

  • Campus Speech and the Libertarian Student Movement

    Do libertarians misunderstand the opponents of free speech on campus? Wolf von Laer is President of Students for Liberty.

  • 692: Government Shutdown, North Korea and Poverty in America

    Apparently, a clean bill of health from the president's doctor isn't enough to stop CNN from questioning, among other things, his calcium count. Can I just anyone shocked that the 71-year-old narcissist president doesn't have a SINGLE medical issue? I guess it's possible but come on. LOL All that said, CNN is no longer legitimate news. It's embarrassing to watch. Want to take the first step to starting an online business? Check out my Online Business Kickstarter Program. ***Let's ta...more

  • Chicago Murderer H.H. Holmes w/ Adam Selzer - A True Crime History Podcast

    Perhaps the most notorious killer in 19th century America was H.H. Holmes, a man who committed fraud and murder with cold abandon across the United States. His infamous Chicago "murder castle" is legendary in true crime lore. My guest, Adam Selzer, author of "H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil", tells Holmes' story and breaks some myths about the murderous scoundrel. Sponsored by

  • A Journalist of Consequence

    During his career as a national security reporter for The New York Times, James Risen reported several major scoops about the CIA. Risen exposed the Bush administration's phone surveillance program and misrepresentations of weapons of mass destruction in the Iraq War. He also published big revelations about botched national security operations in The State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration.  Risen recently reflected on his career for The Intercept. He talks to Bob...more

  • I’ll Tell You What…Awards Season In Full Swing

    President Trump getting physical... Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary, co-host of Fox News Channel's "The Five" and host of "The Daily Briefing" and Chris Stirewalt Fox News Politics Editor and host of "Power Play", run through the daily goings on in the world of politics. This week Dana and Chris discuss the Fake News Awards, the significance of Wisconsin and the historical importance of January 17th. Plus...Chris inquires about Dana's Minute Mentoring Program. And - Duke, do you ...more

  • The DACA program with 'Dreamer' and Cesar Vargas

    Will the DACA program survive under President Donald Trump? Cesar Vargas is a 'DREAMER,' who crossed the border from Tijuana to San Diego with his mother when he was just five years old, he is now the first immigrant without legal status to join the New York Bar. An American-Russian journalist for, 'The New Yorker,' Masha Gessen on Russia, President Putin and her new book, 'The Future is History.'