This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Apr 21 2019

  • BBC Minute / 01:00 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

  • Global News Podcast / Sudanese officials say millions of dollars in cash found at home of deposed president

    Prosecutors in Sudan say former president Omar al-Bashir is being investigated for money laundering after a hoard of cash was allegedly found hidden in sacks at his home. Also: Teenage migrants make the dangerous crossing from Morocco to Spain, and a Japanese man has become the first blind sailor to cross the Pacific Ocean – six years after being capsized by a whale.

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / Stability gives Baghdad a chance at a cultural renaissance

    Baghdad is experiencing a phase of rare stability that is allowing the community to rebuild its art scene. Iraq's capital city was a beacon for artists whose world-renowned works were supported by a sizable middle class. While decades of war and political upheaval stifled that once-vibrant scene, the city is now experiencing a cultural renaissance. Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn reports.

  • Those Conspiracy Guys / The Siege at Ruby Ridge

    TRUE CRIME On this episode we talk about a lesser known domestic terrorist incident involving the full might of the FBI coming down on a small cabin in the wilderness in Idaho; the Weaver family were ensnared in their mountain cabin in the summer of 1992 in what has become known as The Siege at Ruby Ridge. Pegged as a white supremacist, Randy Weaver moved his family up into the wilderness of Idaho and decided to live a simpler life. His wife Vicky and son Sammy were killed in a shootout with...more

  • Up First / BONUS: DIY Mosul

    Fed up with government inaction, young people start rebuilding Mosul on their own. But in post-ISIS Iraq, volunteering can quickly become an act of rebellion. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's Rough Translation.

  • Lovett or Leave It / The Mueller-ity Report

    House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff joins Jon to discuss the release of the (redacted) Mueller report, the congressional response, and the role of impeachment. Then Jason Leopold, Paul W. Downs, and Mitra Jouhari help break down the Republican reaction, Bernie’s Fox News town hall, Notre Dame instagrams, and the 12 percent of Americans who have never heard of Mike Pence. Imagine that.

  • Reveal / Farm Wars

    The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country. Plus, honeybee rustling in California’s almond groves. Lastly, sulfur and its link to asthma in children. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.

  • The John Batchelor Show / Hell and Good Company: 1 of 4: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made by Richard Rhodes.

    Photo: Image from page 164 of "Things seen in Spain. With fifty illus" (1921)  Identifier: thingsseeninspai00hart Title: Things seen in Spain. With fifty illus Year: 1921 (1920s) Authors: Hartley, C. Gasquoine (Catherine Gasquoine), 1867-1928 Subjects: Publisher: London : Seely, Service Contributing Library: University of California Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book ...more

  • Nicolas Canteloup - la revue de presque sur Europe 1 / C'est presque l'exaspération fiscale

    Chaque samedi, Nicolas Canteloup vous offre le meilleur de ses imitations dans la Revue de presque.

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 04-19-2019-231951

    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

  • The Gist / The International Hilarity of Loyiso Gola

    On The Gist, sick children and dead ducks are pretty convincing. In the interview, South African comedian Loyiso Gola is here to talk about his stand up special on Netflix, what it’s like performing in different countries, and why talking about the economy is so difficult for everyday people. Gola is performing at the Soho Playhouse until April 21, 2019. In the Spiel, time for an early Antentwig. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Best of the Left - The best of progressive and liberal talk / #1266 Writing human bias into the code that runs our lives (Algorithms)

    Air Date: 4/19/2019 Today we take a look at the racism, sexism and classism that is permeating the algorithmic systems that are directing more and more of our online and offline lives Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991   Episode Sponsors: Promo Code: LEFT  |  |  Primary 2020 Ride Home Podcast (Find it where you listen to podcasts) Amazon USA| Amazon CA| Amazon UK| Clean Choice Energy Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! ...more

  • Cato Daily Podcast / Trump Imposes A Bad Deal on Major League Baseball

    A deal that would have made it easier for Cuban baseball players to join MLB has been nixed by the Trump Administration. Dara Lind, a senior correspondent at Vox, discusses the change.

  • Ricochet Podcast / 444. What Is Truth?

    Sponsored by Calming Comfort, Quip What time is it? Why it's Mueller time, of course. With the release of the report, we go full Mueller on this week's show as we enlist Law Talk's John Yoo to help us with the legal angle, and Byron York (he's got a podcast too) to guide us through the political ramifications. Also, the fire at Notre Dame and a mediation (really!) on Good Friday. Music from this week's show:  Somebody Lied by Ricky Van Shelton Join the conversation and comment on this podcast ep...more

  • Today, Explained / Frankenswine

    Maybe you've heard about the pig brains that were resuscitated by Yale researchers? But did you hear about the human brain genes that were inserted into monkey embryos in China? Vox's Brian Resnick and Sigal Samuel explain some scary science. (Transcript here.)

  • Kickass News / Google's Eric Schmidt on Silicon Valley's Trillion Dollar Coach

    Former Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt discusses how former college football coach Bill Campbell mentored him and many of Silicon Valley's greatest visionaries from Jeff Bezos and Larry Page to Marc Andreessen and Steve Jobs.  Eric recalls how he initially reacted when venture capitalist John Doerr suggested that he work with a coach, how Coach Campbell helped shape the relationship between Eric and Google's founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and how the coach talked Eric out of resigning...more

  • Trending / Fake news and false confessions in Sudan protests

    Trending investigates claims that innocent men were framed to try to discredit demonstrations against Sudan’s former leader Omar al-Bashir. After mass street protests, the military stepped in to end President Bashir’s 30-year rule earlier this month. But the BBC has uncovered evidence that the regime organised a fake news campaign to try to portray peaceful protesters as violent rebels. Students were allegedly tortured to make false confessions that were filmed and distributed online. Howeve...more