This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Aug 19 2019

  • The Environment Report / You could be tracking in cancer causing chemicals from parking lots and driveways

    Researchers are finding some of the chemicals used in pavement and driveway sealants are making their way into the environment. That could be putting the health of people and aquatic life at risk.

  • 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

  • Kickass News / Philip Mudd on the CIA after 9/11

    Former deputy director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center Philip Mudd talks about the radical transformation that the intelligence community underwent in the first 90 days after 9/11, why CIA was never intended to be in the business of housing and interrogating prisoners, and how the CIA reached the decision to outsource the job to America’s allies at so-called black sites in what came to be known as "the Program."  He discusses some of the 13 enhanced interrogation methods that were approved by...more

  • After Words / Natalie Wexler, "The Knowledge Gap"

    Journalist Natalie Wexler argues that the U.S. education system can be improved by expanding the curriculum content of elementary school students in history, science, & the arts. She's interviewed by Kaya Henderson former chancellor of DC Public Scho

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / Past it at 25? What does that say about me?!

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

  • Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters / How We Can Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC, released a report in August demonstrating the harmful relationship between climate change and how we humans are using land for food and agriculture.  The warnings are dire. Agriculture and deforestation account for nearly a quarter of all human made greenhouse gas emissions -- and big changes in how we produce and consume food need to take place if we are to curb the worst effects of climate change. At the same time, the wor...more

  • The World and Everything In It / 8.19.19 Legal Docket, the Monday Moneybeat, and History Book

    Mary Reichard'with an assist from Ronald Reagan'explores some unusual legal history; Nick Eicher reports on Wall Street's rough week; and Paul Butler covers notable dates from this month in history. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars. Support The World and Everything in It today at

  • Revolutions / 10.11- War and Peace

    This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist

  • HARDtalk / Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council

    Zeinab Badawi is at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum where a historic power-sharing agreement has been signed between the military and civilians. General Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo signed the agreement on behalf of the military. He has been described as the most powerful person in Sudan and is the leader of the heavily armed, well equipped Rapid Support Forces. They have been accused of killing or injuring hundreds of civilians during protests in June and July. Can the military be trusted...more

  • Global News Podcast / Canadian criticism for UK decision to strip former IS fighter of citizenship

    Jack Letts was both a British and Canadian citizen when he joined IS, also 1.7 million protest in Hong Kong and the Chilean school run by a folk band

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America

    Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in the Virginia colony. To observe the anniversary of American slavery, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project to examine the legacy of slavery in the U.S. The project lead, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

  • Curious City / Rats! The Science And Stories Behind Chicago’s Most Unwanted Pests

    To explore the mysteries of Chicago’s rodents, Curious City took a rat safari, interviewed experts and turned your stories into a zine.

  • TALKING POLITICS / Jill Lepore on the American Nation

    We talk to historian Jill Lepore about the idea of nationalism in America, from the birth of the Republic through to Trump. What defines the nation? Why does the illiberal version keep getting the upper hand?  Are there any politicians in America who can rescue the idea of liberal nationalism? Plus we ask Jill what she thinks of Johnson, Brexit and nationalism in the UK.The Union won the American Civil War, but the South won the peace.T...more

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / The Last Word's All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview In Coppers

    On Wednesday night, The Last Word went back to Copper Face Jacks for a special All-Ireland Hurling Final preview. Matt was joined by a panel of hurling stars to look ahead to this weekend's big game between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Our panel consisted of: Michael Fennelly, eight-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny JJ Delaney, nine-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny Paul Curran, 2010 All-Ireland winner with Tipperary Michael Ryan, 2016 All-Ireland winning manager with Tipperary They gave th...more

  • Contra Krugman / Ep. 201 The White Nationalist Hoax

    The ordinarily serene Bob Murphy is genuinely outraged in this episode, in which we cover Krugman's casual claim that Donald Trump is trying to establish an "authoritarian, white nationalist regime." Needless to say, it does not matter what your opinion of Trump is. This idea is out of some sort of alternate reality that in no way corresponds to the real world, but which in classic Orwellian style is presented as if all reasonable people just know it to be true. Show notes for Ep. 201

  • Cato Daily Podcast / American-Style Nationalism Past and Present

    Nationalism largely rejects individualism, and conservative nationalism is no different. Historian Anthony Comegna argues that "national purpose" is at best a misnomer.

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 08-16-2019-221029

    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

  • SBS Dutch - SBS Dutch / Dutch speech therapists investigate Dutch/Ozzie bilingual kids - Nederlandse logopedisten in Australië voor onderzoek naar tweetaligheid bij kinderen van emigranten.

    How difficult is it to raise your kids in two languages? Speech therapists Margot Visser-Bochane and Aafke van der Schaaf are currently in Australia and together with Hans Boogaardt from the University of Sydney they are running a research project into bilingual Dutch children in Australia. Paulien Roessink met up with them when they visited the Nederlandse School de Kangoeroe in Sydeny. - Hoe moeilijk is het nou om je kinderen tweetalig op te voeden? Logopedisten van de Hanzehogeschool Groninge...more