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This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    May 23 2022

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / TV and Streaming With Joe and Jenn

    It's time for TV and Streaming with Joe and Jenn! Yes or no to the new Sally Rooney adaptation? Did 'Derry Girls' final series hit the mark? These and more on our weekly TV and Streaming spot! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/05/23190243/LW-PODCAST-TV-2305.mp3"][/audio] Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • This Morning With Gordon Deal / This Morning with Gordon Deal May 23, 2022

    Speculation over whether President Biden will run again heats up, military plane carrying 39 tons of baby formula arrives in U.S, and these 5 used cars' trade-in values are skyrocketing.

  • Today, Explained / Finland and Sweden have entered the chat

    Their admission to NATO would further isolate Russia, leaving it the only Arctic country outside the alliance.This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Mounsey, and hosted by Sean RameswaramTranscript at vox.com/todayexplained  Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / The Dangers of Rockaway's Closure Plan

    Jake Offenhartz, reporter at Gothamist, and Janet Fash, Rockaway Beach lifeguard, talk about the potential dangers in the upcoming temporary closure of Rockaway beach this summer for construction.

  • The Takeaway / Love on the Spectrum

    The critically acclaimed show Love on the Spectrum premiered on Netflix this month with its first U.S.-based season. The docu-reality series takes us inside the lives of autistic adults as they date and look for love. Director and showrunner Cian O’Clery and show participant Dani join us to talk about making the show and trying to find love in front of the camera.

  • The Economist Podcasts / Editor’s Picks: May 23rd 2022

    A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how the war in ukraine is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger (10:36), why the tide is out for cryptocurrency assets (16:40), and pouring graphene’s bright future.  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • BBC Minute / 15:00 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

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Monday 23 May

    Live from Zürich: Monocle 24's Chris Cermak, Tyler Brûlé and Carlota Rebelo have the latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos. Plus, President Biden vows to defend Taiwan, Dr Chris Smith explains monkeypox and Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews the day's papers.

  • Vox Conversations / The Philosophers: America's philosophy, with Cornel West

    Sean Illing talks with Cornel West about the American philosophical tradition known as pragmatism. They talk about what makes pragmatism so distinctly American, how pragmatists understand the connection between knowledge and action, and how the pragmatist mindset can invigorate our understanding of democratic life and communal action today. Cornel West also talks about the ways in which pragmatism has influenced his work and life, alongside the blues, Chekhov, and his Christian faith.This is the...more

  • Slate News / What Next: Biden’s Student Loan Ambivalence

    President Biden ran on a promise to forgive $10,000 in student loans back in 2020—but so far, there hasn’t been much movement on that front. Between the pros, the cons, and the politics, one thing is clear: fixing higher education will take more than an executive order.Guest: Jordan Weissmann, writer and editor focused on economics, public policy, and politics at Slate.If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate po...more

  • Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters / Biden is Sending Hundreds of American Troops to Somalia and Expanding US Drone Strikes

    President Biden has authorized the deployment of hundreds of American Special Operations forces to Somalia to assist the Somali government in its fight against al-Shabaab.  According to the New York Times President Biden has also authorized a Pentagon plan to step up airstrikes against al-Shabaab leadership.  This increased US military engagement in Somalia comes at a time of transition in Somalia. After years of political wrangling, Somalia's Parliament has elected a new President, Hassan Sheik...more

  • This American Life / 638: Rom-Com

    The one thing you know for sure when you're watching a romantic comedy is that it's going to turn out okay in the end. When you're living one? Not so much. This week, stories that unfold like rom-coms.

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / New Mexico wildfires leave devastation amid historic drought

    In New Mexico, thousands of firefighters are battling a colossal wildfire that has become the largest in state history. A historic drought coupled with climate change has led to longer and more destructive wildfires across the West. Michael Mann, a professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University and author of "The New Climate War" joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Intelligence Squared / The Sunday Debate: The Left has right on its side

    The political Left often purports that it has society’s best interests at heart and that it works for the good of all. Yet according to conservatives, it is precisely that self-regard, that attempt to monopolise virtue, which exposes the hypocrisy of left-wing ideology. In this archive debate from 2018, we gathered Labour MP Stella Creasy, environmental campaigner, journalist and author, George Monbiot, Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng, and the leading philosopher of conservative thought, the late...more

  • The Gist / BEST OF THE GIST: Without Guns, Would There Be Mass Shootings?

    In this week’s installment of Best Of The Gist, and with the tragic news of the mass shooting in Buffalo still echoing through the daily news, we listen back to Mike’s March 7, 2018 interview with the president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, Richard Aborn on why gun control has worked for NYC. Then, in Mike’s Spiel from this past Monday (May 16, 2022), he acknowledges the complexity of the problem of mass shootings, but floats the idea that guns and tactical gear are the part...more

  • Ricochet Podcast / The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

    Rob's off on vacation, but Peter's back from the Promised Land! Thankfully you won't have to wait until his next episode of Uncommon Knowledge is released to hear from Yoram Hazony, author of Conservatism: A Rediscovery. Yoram has revisited the past in the hopes of finding something new that conservatives will desperately need in order to offer something other than a another variant of liberalism. He answers his many critics and considers a plausible path of resistance against the progressive th...more

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 05-20-2022-221758

    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

  • Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by Humans, Not Algorithms / #1416 The Disneyfication of Our Past, Present and Future (Repost)

    Original Air Date 5/8/2021 Today we take a look at the culture that Disney has helped create and how they did it, using cuteness as a weapon to push ideas from racist stereotypes and segregation to the masterful use of hollow nods toward progressivism while reinforcing the ethics of individualism in order to give systemic injustice a pass. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript MEMBERSHIP, Gift Memberships and Donations! (Get AD FREE Sh...more

  • The Five / The Five 05-20-2022

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  • The NPR Politics Podcast / Weekly Roundup: May 20th

    U.S. government tariffs and Department of Agriculture buying practices helped drive consolidation in the baby formula industry. When a major plant shuttered over contamination concerns in February, the industry was already vulnerable to supply chain threats.And after decades of reluctance, Finland and Sweden now hope to join NATO, the U.S.-Europe military alliance founded to protect against possible Russian aggression. The change in stance was prompted by Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.Thi...more