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This week in News & Politics

New episodes this week from top New & Politics podcasts

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    This week in News & Politics

    Feb 18 2020

  • BBC Minute / 00:00 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

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / News Wrap: Syria's Assad vows to continue retaking territory, despite Turkish opposition

    In our news wrap Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is congratulating his forces for major gains in the country's last rebel strongholds. The Russian-backed blitz has recaptured Aleppo and much of Idlib province -- and driven nearly 900,000 people to the Turkish border in freezing weather. Also, in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters kept up their attacks despite a pending peace deal with the U.S.

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / NPR's Throughline Presents: 'She Got Next'

    This President's Day we're bringing you a special episode from NPR's Throughline. It's a podcast that looks at the past in order to understand the present. This episode the team looks at the history of women running for president of the United State.There are more female candidates in this presidential campaign cycle than at any other time in American history. But women were running for the highest office before they could even vote. How three women ran and challenged the notion of who could and...more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / The Wrongful Convictions in Malcolm X's Murder

    Producer Shayla Harris and executive producer/co-director Rachel Dretzin talk about their Netflix docuseries "Who Killed Malcolm X?" which raises questions about the 1966 convictions of three men for the assassination and has led the Manhattan district attorney’s office to review the case.

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / An Inside Look At The Chaos In Donald Trump's White House

    Much has been written about Donald Trump since he took office, but a new book takes perhaps one of the closest looks at his presidency to date. Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, has co-written A Very Stable Genius with his colleague Carol Leonnig. He joined us on The Last Word to give the inside story on the chaos in Trump's White House. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

  • The Second Captains Podcast / Ep 1700: The Hurling That Survived The Storm, Eimear Considine On Facing Mighty England - 17/02/20

    It was a pretty crazy weekend of weather in Ireland, and yet somehow some hurling went ahead. Wexford/Kilkenny was the pick of the bunch, and we talk to Michael Duignan about what Davy can take from Wexford winning a battle like this against the former market leaders in that area. And Irish rugby international Eimear Considine is in studio to talk to us about the Tackle Your Feelings app, aimed at teenagers to try and promote mental wellness. She talks to us about facing down the England jug...more

  • KQED's Forum / Artificial Intelligence Rules the World in Gish Jen’s ‘The Resisters’

    In her latest novel, “The Resisters,” Gish Jen creates a futuristic world where machines use artificial intelligence to control, track, and predict human behavior. In it, a baseball prodigy navigates a society that puts people in strict categories and functions. Machines do most of the jobs, which turns employment into a luxury. Those with jobs live on high ground that has not been flooded while the jobless live on 3-D printed houseboats. Jen joins us to discuss how she crafted a distant —...more

  • The New Yorker: Politics and More / A Teen-age Trump Tries to Win His High School’s Election

    Every year, Townsend Harris High School, in Queens, New York, holds a schoolwide election simulation. Students are assigned roles and begin campaigning in September. Every candidate has a staff, raises money, and makes ads for the school’s radio and television network. This fall, the school simulated the Democratic and Republican primaries. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden got into a rap battle. The American Family Association joined the fray and released a rap of its own.    The New Yorker’s ...more

  • The Takeaway / Trump Administration Escalates Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities 2020-02-17

    Trump Administration Escalates Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities It will deploy dozens of border patrol agents in cities that have pushed back against its immigration enforcement policies, including Los Angeles and Houston.   Why Public Transportation Is Such an Important Site of Civil Rights Protest Transportation has long been a staging ground for civil rights protests. And U.S. history is filled with the stories of those who stood up to discrimination on public transit. The Exploitative Contracts...more

  • Tech.eu / Wingcopter and future of drone delivery; Bertrand Piccard and Solar Impulse Foundation

    In this week’s episode of Tech.eu Podcast, you’ll get an overview of the most important tech news in Europe, as well as a deeper insight into the future of drone delivery in a conversation with Tom Plümmer, CEO at Wingcopter. In addition to that, listen to an interview with Bertrand Piccard, the creator of Solar Impulse.Check out the full show notes on Tech.eu: https://tech.eu/news/podcast-156-wingcopter-bertrand-piccard-solar-impulse For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com...more

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Monday 17 February

    Are trade talks between the EU and the UK about to become increasingly hostile? Plus, leading economist Paul Krugman on the nature of politics in the US, Monocle’s editor, Andrew Tuck on the latest edition of the magazine and we discuss Croatia’s cultural heritage.

  • Economist Radio / The snails of justice: the International Criminal Court

    Sudan’s transitional government has pledged to hand over the country’s brutal former leader to the ICC—could justice for the court’s most-wanted man at last give it credibility? Even with a world-beating renewables push, Norway’s wealth depends on oil; how can it navigate the shifting economics of energy? And the bid to make Los Angeles just a bit less car-dependent.  For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/radiooffer For...more

  • Revolutions / 10.32- The Union of Liberation

    The Russian Revolution of 1905 actually began in 1904.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

  • Kickass News / Scoot McNairy on Narcos: Mexico

    Actor Scoot McNairy talks about starring in season 2 of Narcos: Mexico as a DEA agent who heads an "off-the-books" operation to avenge the death of a fellow agent and take down a ruthless drug lord.  He recalls growing up in Texas, coping with dyslexia as a kid, and his early ambition to be a wildlife cinematographer.  He discusses how he prepares for a role and how most of his characters are drawn from a personal friend or acquaintance.  He discusses spending time with real DEA agents for Narco...more

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / Who are Ipswich Town? Up the Aston!

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

  • The Wheeler Centre / Pass it On: Preserving Australian Indigenous Languages

    From left: Daniel Browning, Vicki Couzens, Fay Stewart-Muir, Aaron Fa'aoso, Kelrick Martin and Brendan Kennedy, with Auslan interpreter — Photo: Jon Tjhia ‘Budgerigar’, ‘quandong’, ‘Torana’, ‘Canberra’ – there are many Aboriginal words in everyday use by both non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians. What do we gain from knowing and learning First Nations words? And how can we embed more traditional language into the daily lives of all Australians? At least 250 Indigenous Australian languag...more

  • The Ezra Klein Show / Ta-Nehisi Coates on my “cold, atheist book”

    This one was a pleasure. Ta-Nehisi Coates joined me in Brooklyn for part of the “Why We’re Polarized” tour. His description of the book may be my favorite yet. It is, he says, “a cold, atheist book.” We talk about what that means, and from there, go into some of the harder questions raised not so much by the book, but by American history itself. Then Coates asked me a question I never expected to hear from him: Is there anything I could say to leave him with some hope? Don’t miss this one.New t...more

  • Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters / Top Hunger Crises to Watch in 2020 According to The World's Food Programme

    At the start of the year, the World Food Programme issued a forecast of where it expects to find the worst hunger crises this year. The report, called the Global Hotspots 2020, identifies 15 major food emergencies that are deteriorating at an alarming rate and demand greater worldwide attention.   My guest today, Arif Husain, is the Chief Economist and Director of the Food Security Analysis and Trends Service at the United Nations World Food Programme. We kick things off by discussing what is me...more

  • This American Life / 694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

    People looking everywhere to find a place—any place—where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.