This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Aug 16 2018

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / Is It Right For Straight Actors To Get Gay Roles?

    Brian Lloyd and Roe McDermott discuss the casting of Jack Whitehall as Disney's first gay character and review 'The Equalizer 2' and 'Christopher Robin'.

  • The Environment Report / New clues to a disease affecting Michigan rattlesnakes

    We have a rattlesnake in Michigan called the eastern massasauga. It’s listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. One of the threats it’s facing is a disease called snake fungal disease, and it can kill the snakes. Researchers have figured out some clues about how the pathogen affects the snakes.

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Cuomo: America 'Was Never That Great'

    In a riff on President Trump's campaign slogan, on Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that America "was never that great," and the backlash from Republicans was swift. Listeners talk about whether or not they agree with the governor and why.

  • Global News Podcast / Italy Bridge Collapse Firm Under Attack

    Threats to cancel contracts and impose fines send shares plummeting in the Italian Autostrade per l'Italia company. Also: former India prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee dies aged 93 and Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed.

  • Hillsdale Dialogues Podcast / Hillsdale Dialogues 08-10-18 Charlottesville, Harvard Lawsuit, and Point - Based Immigration

    Larry P. Arnn joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss Charlottesville, Harvard Lawsuit, and Point-Based Immigration.

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Thursday 16 August

    US news organisations’ united response to Trump’s verbal attacks, the mysterious Russian satellite alarming the Pentagon and a Thai campaign to tackle the issue of overweight monks.

  • Up First / Thursday, August 16th, 2018

    President Trump follows through on a threat. He revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. The first case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller is in the hands of a jury this morning. If convicted, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend the rest of his life in prison. Also, so-called "living drugs" could reshape how some cancers are treated.

  • 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

  • The Daily / A Culture of Secrecy That Perpetuated Abuse

    A grand jury report found that Roman Catholic priests had abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania over a period of 70 years. Some church officials say the report reiterates issues that have already been addressed, but details suggest otherwise. Guest: Laurie Goodstein, a national religion correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit episode contains descriptions of abuse.

  • Ken Rudin's Political Junkie / Episode #241: Left Turn in Mass., Right Turn in Fla., A Turnaround in N.Y.

    Chris Collins was a leading Republican congressman from New York, the first GOP House member to endorse Donald Trump in 2016.  But his arrest last week on insider trading charges has effectively ended his political career.  And now, as Randy Gorbman of radio station WXXI reports, it’s up to Republican leaders in the 27th District to come up with a replacement for Collins if the party hopes to hold onto the seat. There are two upcoming primary contests that have attracted national attention...more

  • Kickass News / Greg Gutfeld: Fox News's Political Unicorn

    Greg Gutfeld discusses his new book The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants from The Five and how it gave him a unique opportunity troll his own work.  He talks about his political evolution starting out at liberal enclave UC Berkeley, his problem with "mob thinking," and how extremism on both the left and the right led him to Libertarianism.  He recalls his early days working at the Huffington Post with his best buddy Andrew Breitbart and how a prank involving costumed dwarves got him fired as ed...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / Exposing Theranos (with John Carreyrou)

    John Carreyrou is the author of Bad Blood, a book about the rise and fall of healthcare startup Theranos. For year, Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, conned investors and customers with the promise of a new blood testing technology. Carreyrou's reporting helped expose fraud at the company. John talks to Preet about how people like General James Mattis got pulled into the Theranos orbit, and his own reporting drama around the story. Also this week, Preet answers your questions abou...more

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / Don't expect much from this 'mystery guest'

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

  • Katie Couric / Summer Break: Ina Garten

    Katie and Brian revisit their trip to Ina Garten’s home on Easter morning for a lesson on slow-cooked scrambled eggs (with truffles!) and a wide-ranging conversation at her kitchen table. Between bites of breakfast, they discuss Ina's views on feminism, other celebrity chefs, and her unlikely path from White House nuclear energy expert to Food Network star. Plus, an unexpected cameo from Jeffrey, Ina's husband of nearly 50 years.

  • Throwing Shade / 352: Argentina Abortion Rights, Saudi Arabia Jails Activists, Disney’s First Gay Role

    Bryan and Erin sit down this week to tackle everything from the rise of abortion rights in Argentina to Saudi Arabia’s extreme treatment of female activists and how that ties into its very public feud with Canada. Plus, The Academy’s new category, and Disney’s first ever gay role - and why that fact is a lot less impressive than it should be. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free mo...more

  • The John Batchelor Show / China's Communists cannot agree what to do about the flagging economy. @acollier @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    AUTHOR. (Photo:Hong Kong waterfront, 1900s. Note: Queen's Building was built in 1899. The pier is probably the temporary pier off Ice House Street [1894-1911] [1], that was leased to the Star Ferry Co. from 1900. It was replaced by the Second Generation Star Ferry Pier in 1912. Date 1941 - 45 Source Author Unknown ) Twitter: @BatchelorShow China&...more

  • The Wheeler Centre / Celebrating Peter Temple

    Jason Steger speaking at the Celebrating Peter Temple event As a nation mired in certain delinquent traditions, you might say that Australians are overachievers in the field of crime writing. Amongst us, though, Peter Temple was one of the very best. His prose elevated crime fiction to literary significance, too. In addition to winning prestigious crime fiction prizes including five Ned Kelly Awards and the Crime Writers’ Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger – the first Australian to claim the G...more

  • The World and Everything In It / Willow Creek turmoil and a notable speech

    Paul Butler reports about how a mega-church in Chicago is struggling through more accusations against its founding pastor, and Sarah Schweinsberg covers the decline in white collar crime prosecutions. Plus: Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell on what the founders intended for immigration.

  • Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective / WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET? UMMMMM, LINT

    Native Opinion Episode 137 WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET? UMMMMM, LINT How To Reach Our Show: E-Mail: Twitter: @nativeopinion Facebook: Our Website: Our Youtube Channel: _________________________________________________________________________ WE HAVE A NEW VOICEMAIL NUMBER! Please help us test the new system by calling us and leaving your voice feedback! Maximum recording time is now...more