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    This week in News & Politics

    Apr 23 2018

  • Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the April 21st 2018 edition

    The Republican party is organised around one man. Our cover story explains why Donald Trump’s takeover of the GOP is dangerous. Plus, the psychologist Steven Pinker launches our Open Future season with his case for radical optimism. And the cities where licence plates are more expensive than cars. Anne McElvoy hosts

  • NPR News: 04-23-2018 8AM ET

    NPR News: 04-23-2018 8AM ET

  • Monday 23 April

    We discuss the ways in which French president Emmanuel Macron is trying to establish himself on the world stage and look at what Australia’s banking commission has revealed about the country’s financial services. Plus: Monocle’s brand-new guide to Beirut and why tourism is booming in the Balkans.

  • 12:00 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 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: It’s Still Unaccountable

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is still a bureaucracy that is not accountable to Congress, and largely unaccountable to the President. Mick Mulvaney made that point before Congress. Cato's Diego Zuluaga discusses Mulvaney's appearance.

  • Portrait Of: Jorge Ramos

    On August 25, 2015, an encounter with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a press conference in Iowa changed the life of anchor and journalist Jorge Ramos. The incident altered his ideas about the role of journalism, and set him on a path that led him to create a documentary about hate in America, and now, a book. It's titled, Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era. Maria Hinojosa talks to the Emmy Award-winning journalist about his life, his new book and what it'...more

  • Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.

    Yascha Mounk’s new book, The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, is perhaps the year’s scariest read. In it, Mounk argues that “liberal democracy, the unique mix of individual rights and popular rule that has long characterized most governments in North America and Western Europe, is coming apart at its seams. In its stead, we are seeing the rise of illiberal democracy, or democracy without rights, and undemocratic liberalism, or rights without democracy.”It’s ...more

  • MFM Minisode 67

    This week’s hometowns include a knife fight at a wedding and a house filled with traysure.

  • Monday, April 23rd, 2018

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes today on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. It appears the panel will not support him. In Nicaragua, President Ortega says he's withdrawing a welfare overhaul package that sparked days of violent protests. Also, a team of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has visited Douma, Syria to investigate a suspected chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago.

  • President, The Gambia - Adama Barrow

    HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to President Adama Barrow of The Gambia who has been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. He came to office in January 2017 after his electoral victory over the incumbent Yahya Jammeh who ruled over The Gambia with an iron first for more than twenty years. President Barrow found a bankrupt nation, scarred by years of living under fear and intimidation. With nearly half the population living in poverty, things may have improved but not...more

  • Ep. 236 - Mark Murray

    Senior Political Editor at NBC News Mark Murray.

  • #256 Rob interviews Matthew Syed: Huge Author of Black Box Thinking, Bounce & You Are Awesome

    Matthew Syed talks with Rob about the importance of consistent practice, setbacks along the journey and why to embrace failure. How to overcome your fears and do what you want to do, and the best and worst advice he ever been given.

  • Katie didn't finish... There's a surprise

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

  • Apparent Teacher Conflicts

    John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. He graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, he hid an extraordinary secret. He had never learned to read. In this episode we learn that Jeff and Anthony thought illiterate meant a dog couldn't have puppies. GET BONUS EPISODES, VIDEO HANGOUTS AND MORE. VISIT: Get all your sweet We Have Concerns merch by swinging ...more

  • S05, Ep10.5 The jury is out

    The jury in the Tex McIver murder case gets the case and deliberates, and deliberates, and deliberates. One of the last things the jury asked for was permission to see, for a second time, the SUV in which Diane McIver was shot, AND they ask to take the .38 revolver with them to the car. So some of them sat where Tex sat and pulled the trigger that Tex pulled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Legal Docket, and the History Book

    Mary Reichard analyzes a Supreme Court case that could change the cost of online purchases, and Nick Eicher reports on the state of the economy. Plus: Paul Butler on this week in history.

  • Unending Afghanistan and Iraq: 500 Days: 2 of 2: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars by Kurt Eichenwald

    AUTHOR. (Photo:A U.S. Navy Corpsman searches for Taliban fighters in the spring of 2005. ) Twitter: @BatchelorShow Unending Afghanistan and Iraq: 500 Days: 2 of 2: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars by Kurt Eichenwald KURT EICHENWALD—NEW YORK TIMES BEST...more

  • TWiT 663: Reasonably Miserable

    Security conference season in full swing. iPhone X takes over a third of ALL smartphone profits. Google tries to fix messaging again. Who do you trust with your data? IRS servers down on Tax Day. SCOTUS dismisses DOJ vs Microsoft: CLOUD Act makes it moot. Twitter bans ads from Kaspersky. Host: Iain Thomson Guests: Mike Elgan, Greg Ferro, and Dwight Silverman Download or subscribe to this show at Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheF...more

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018

    Aleksandr Kogan -- the app developer at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal -- weighs in on the Cambridge Analytica controversy. We go inside MIT's Media Lab -- where scientists are turning futuristic ideas into present day possibilities. Plus -- a decade long look into the progression of an Alzheimer's patient. Those stories on tonight's "60 Minutes." 

  • Ep75 - David and Catherine Birnie

    We're headed to Australia for this week's episode to talk about the serial killer couple David and Catherine Birnie. This sadistic pair hunted women on the streets around Perth and would take them back to their home on Moorhouse Street. The press would dub their crimes as "The Moorhouse Murders".Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details of this bizarre but fascinating case. Let's dive into the childhoods and backgrounds of both David and Catherine to see what may have led them down the pat...more