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This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Aug 04 2020

  • BBC Minute / 10:00 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

  • Pod Save the People / Go Where The Love Is (with Zo Orchingwa and Emma Gray)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including teachers' unions, police discipline records, election delays, and facial recognition. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with representatives from Ameelio; the nonprofit that allows families to communicate with incarcerated populations.DerayDe'AraKayaSamAmeelio

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour / Jeffrey Toobin Explores Donald Trump’s “True Crimes and Misdemeanors”

    The Mueller Report documented enough crimes and scandals in Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and in his Administration to sink the career of any President before him. But Trump called the whole thing a win. What’s more, he is now running for reëlection—something no impeached President has ever done before. How did that happen? And why? David Remnick discusses these questions with The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin, whose new book, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors,” is an account of the investigati...more

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 08-03-2020-224020

    Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Maddow also conducts thoughtful interviews with individuals at the center of current news sto...more

  • Ideas at the House / Australian Food with Bill Granger - Digital Season

    Crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ and ‘creator of avocado toast’, Bill Granger is renowned as the restauranteur who brought laid-back Australian cafe culture to the world, and is beloved by family cooks and culinary sophisticates alike. Ahead of his new book release, Australian Food, Bill Granger talks with food writer Adam Liaw to celebrate the global phenomenon of Australian cafe culture, the evolution of a national cuisine and the uniqueness of Australian food.

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / First Look At Brendan Gleeson's Trump In New Trailer For 'The Comey Rule'

    The BAFTAs are taking place tonight, but in a very different form than we're used to. COVID-19 means that the awards will be accepted virtually, with Richard Ayoade hosting the ceremony from a closed studio. Chernobyl is up for three awards, including best miniseries and best leading actor, but will it be the big winner on the night? Joe O'Shea and Jennifer Gannon gave their thoughts in our weekly TV slot. They also discussed the Emmy nominations for Normal People and the teaser trailer for The ...more

  • The Gist / America Has Failed

    On the Gist, staying hopeful, but realistic.In the interview, author, podcast host, and magazine editor Kurt Andersen joins Mike to talk about his new book, Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History. In it, Andersen explains how big business ran unchecked during the final decades of the 20th century allowing greed to ascend and the working person to feel powerless, all while unraveling the fabric of middle class normalcy. In the spiel, Trump tapped Anthony Tata.Email us at thegist...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / Where Congress stands on a potential new pandemic relief bill

    COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., but children in some southern states returned to school Monday -- causing parents to worry about potential virus transmission. Meanwhile, negotiations over a new economic relief bill continued between the White House and Congress, with both sides reporting progress. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the numbers and when to expect a deal. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • The Press Box / Biden’s Veep, Ellen DeGeneres, Ira Berkow on Sportswriting, and More

    As Joe Biden’s search for a running mate continues, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the media’s portrayal of the potential nominees (3:00). They then turn their attention to comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who is facing criticism after two BuzzFeed articles pulled back the curtain on her popular talk show (32:10). Then, former New York Times sportswriter Ira Berkow joins to discuss column writing, Red Smith, Isaiah Thomas, and so much more. Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and...more

  • FiveThirtyEight Politics / It's Not Just The Economy, Stupid

    After the release of historically bad GDP data, the crew discusses how well economic data can predict the outcome of an election. They also discuss the potential consequences of President Trump casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

  • Pod Save America / “You’ve got (no) mail.”

    The Trump campaign smashes that reset button, the President tries to undermine the election by attacking mail-in voting and the Postal Service, Republicans refuse to extend unemployment benefits, and Joe Biden gets close to selecting his running mate. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Trump’s threat to ban TikTok and the tech CEOs who recently testified on Capitol Hill.Subscribe to Missing America: apple.co/missingamerica

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / The 2020 Battleground Map—With 90 Days Left.

    NPR's 2020 Battleground MapThe latest NPR analysis of the Electoral College has several states shifting in Biden's favor, and he now has a 297-170 advantage over Trump with exactly three months to go until Election Day. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook G...more

  • This Morning With Gordon Deal / This Morning with Gordon Deal August 03, 2020

    Democrats and Republicans continue to argue over jobless benefits, tropical storm Isaias skirts Florida, aims for Carolinas, and debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Today, Explained / Who’s “Karen?” And what’s BIPOC?

    A Washington Post columnist named Karen explains her feelings about “Karen.” A University of Arizona linguist named Sonja explains BIPOC and the capitalization of “Black” and “White.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / The Vaccine Hunt

    Caroline Chen, covers health care, and the coronavirus pandemic, for ProPublica, reports on the latest developments in the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, including the ways the process is being accelerated and when and how it (or they) would work.

  • The New Yorker: Politics and More / Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Federal Forces in Chicago

    Before she became the mayor of Chicago, last year, Lori Lightfoot spent nearly a decade working on police reform. Now Lightfoot is facing civil unrest over police brutality and criticism by the President for the homicide and shooting rates in her city. Between the violence and the pandemic, it seems to be one of the toughest climates any Chicago politician has seen. David Remnick spoke with Mayor Lightfoot about the state of the city, policing, and President Trump’s recent decision to send two h...more

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Monday 3 August

    How will the resignation of Lebanon’s foreign minister affect the country’s fractious politics? Plus: elections in Sri Lanka, the US Republican party’s relationship with the press and our round-up of positive news stories.

  • Economist Radio / Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

    The territory’s elections have been postponed, its activists barred from running—police are even targeting them abroad. What next for the democracy movement? We ask whether the global protests about race will affect rampant discrimination in Arab countries, most of which host a minority black population. And the solution to a viniferous mystery that dates back a century and a half. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intell...more