This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Feb 20 2019

  • Cato Daily Podcast / When Sweetheart Economic Development Deals Fail

    Between the pullback of FoxConn's commitments to Wisconsin and Amazon's HQ2 withdrawal from New York, it's worth examining taxpayer-provided incentives for economic development. John Mozena is president of the Center for Economic Accountability.

  • The John Batchelor Show / Tales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: The Sovietization of American Institutions. Stephen F. Cohen, @NYU @Princeton

    PhotoNina Khrushcheva, Mamie Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and Dwight Eisenhower at a state dinner in 1959 National Archives and Records Administration - Dwight Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev, and their wives at state dinner 1959 From left to right: Nina Khrushcheva (Khrushchev's wife) Mamie Eisenhower (Eisenhower's wife) Nikita Khrushchev President Dwight Eisenhower Permission details copyright statement at

  • The Rachel Maddow Show / NY Times bombshell raises new questions of Trump obstruction

    9:00 Stone could have bail revoked for social media attack on judge9:06 NYT bombshell outlines Trump's efforts to obstruct investigations9:23 Trump took no action on Mike Flynn except lying: NYT revelation9:37 W.H. plan to give nuclear tech to Saudi Arbia under investigation9:46 New report adds to questions of whether Whitaker lied to Congress 9:52 Whitaker answers to Congress getting second look from Democrats9:59 Trump to nominate transportation deputy to replace DAG Rosenstein

  • HARDtalk / Photographer - Marilyn Stafford

    What makes a great photograph? HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to one of the great women pioneers of photo journalism, Marilyn Stafford. She was born in the United States but moved to Paris where she became the protégé of the brilliant Henri Cartier-Bresson. Like him, Stafford loved to capture intimate portraits of ordinary people. She's photographed everything from refugees fleeing war to models on the fashion catwalks. Now at 93 her work is being admired by a new generation.

  • BBC Minute / 02:30 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

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 02-19-2019-222318

    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

  • Aspen Ideas to Go / Colson Whitehead: “The Underground Railroad”

    Nearly two decades ago, author Colson Whitehead began thinking about writing about the Underground Railroad. “I remembered when I was a kid, I first heard those words…I thought it was a literal train beneath the earth,” he says. He put pen to paper and the result was the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad. In it, the historic secret network of safehouses for runaway slaves becomes a make-believe set of tracks and tunnels beneath southern cities and towns. The book tells the st...more

  • wellRED podcast / #105 - Bro-hemian Rhapsody (Also Science and Stuff)

    Off top Trae jumps in with an addendum to last weeks hilarious fiasco about Dinosaurs and feathers and shit. Then The boys discuss science, and how they felt about Bohemian Rhapsody.

  • 1A / Ready (To Make Money) Player One: The Business Of Esports

    When you think of a sporting event, what do you generally imagine? A roaring crowd, two teams lined up face to face, the electric energy of competition and... gigantic screens to watch video games?Welcome to esports. We explored the new world of competitive gaming and how it changes the meaning of 'get your head in the game.'Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

  • Global News Podcast / IS teenager to lose British citizenship

    Shamima Begum was 15 when she left the UK for Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter. She now has a newborn son and wants to come back to the UK, but her citizenship has been revoked. Also: Thousands in France protest against the rise in anti-Semitism, and a Kenyan man who tried to smuggle his baby out of hospital avoids prison because of the kindness of strangers.

  • True Crime Garage / The Skelton Brothers /// Part 1 /// 280

    The Skelton Brothers /// Part 1 /// 280    Part 1 of 2   Andrew age 9, Alexander age 7, and Tanner age 5 were taken by the father from his Morenci, Michigan home during the Thanksgiving holiday visitation back in 2010. Their father John, claims the boys were abused by their mother and he was getting them out of a bad situation. However John’s story does not add up. Law Enforcement does not believe him and today John sits behind bars. This week we crack a beer and d...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / News Wrap: Trump attacks 16 states challenging his emergency declaration

    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump attacked the 16 states that have so far challenged his national emergency declaration in federal court. The president predicted he would win the legal battle and referred to the filing states as representing “the Radical Left.” Also, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), age 77, will again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / CAFE Insider: Andy McCabe's National Emergency

    In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and his co-host Anne Milgram discuss the revelations in former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s interview on “60 Minutes.”To listen to the full episode, become a member of CAFE Insider at and supplemental materials:Preet’s tweet about pleaded v. pled; and see Mueller’s sentencing submission for Manafort, where prosecutors write “pled,” NOT pleaded.  Andrew McCabe’s 60 Minutes&...more

  • FiveThirtyEight Politics / How Bernie Sanders Could Win

    Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for president. The team describes both his path to success and failure in the primary. They also follow up on Trump's emergency declaration.

  • Pod Save America / “Let a thousand obstructions bloom.”

    Trump’s fake national emergency gets legal and legislative challenges, Andrew McCabe reveals the panic at the FBI and DOJ over the president’s potential criminality, and Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race. Then the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel talks to Jon Lovett about Bernie and the 2020 primary. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now:

  • NPR Politics Podcast / 2020 Update: Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Campaign

    Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time. Plus, A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the majority of Americans oppose the president's national emergency declaration, don't believe there is an emergency and believe Trump's misusing his power. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, political reporter Asma Khalid, and politi...more

  • Let's Know Things / Superheavy Elements

    This week we talk about the Periodic Table, the Large Hadron Collider, and the Higgs boson. We also discuss extreme chemistry, particle physics, and Dmitri Mendeleev. I'm on tour: Become a patron on Patreon: For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit You can find a list of the books I've written at My newest project is called Some Thoughts About Living

  • Today, Explained / A little privacy, please

    The Verge's Casey Newton says a California privacy law to protect your online data might finally push federal legislators to come up with one set of rules for the entire country. Recode's Kara Swisher says it's high time big tech gets its act together. (Transcript here.)