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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

    May 31 2020

  • BBC Minute / 00:30 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

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / Georgia governor declares emergency, appeals for calm

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Saturday morning as Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recruited Atlanta rapper activist Killer Mike as she appealed for calm after a night of violent confrontation between police and some protestors. Sudhin Thanwala, a reporter for the Associated Press covering the events, joins Hari Sreenivasan for the latest. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Real Time with Bill Maher / Ep. #531: Tom Colicchio, Ian Bremmer

    Bill’s guests are Tom Colicchio, Ian Bremmer, Soledad O’Brien and Jay Leon. (Originally aired 5/29/20)

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 05-29-2020-223956

    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

  • Today, Explained / “I can’t breathe.” Again.

    The former police officer who killed George Floyd has been charged with murder. But Floyd’s case is just one of many recent incidents of police brutality in Minneapolis. The Marshall Project’s Simone Weichselbaum explains why police reform hasn’t worked in the city. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Gist / The Leaders We Need

    On the Gist, Joe Biden’s statement gets a B minus.In the interview, we’ve got the second half of Mike’s conversation with Dave Eggers. They discuss Eggers’ experience writing The Parade and The Captain and the Glory, his last two books, at the same time, the film Idiocracy, and the NRA.In the spiel, the mayor of Minneapolis on brick and mortar symbolism and Donald Trump makes things worse.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members g...more

  • Ricochet Podcast / 498. City of Lakes

    We don't tend to do location work on this show, but when a major news event happens in the city where one of our hosts live, we get a up-close and personal view. And when that host is James Lileks and Minneapolis, the amount of detail, insight, and thoughtfulness could fill a dozen podcasts. James describes what the last few days have been like, and where he thinks his city is heading. But that's not all we've got for you. We've got the NYT's Bari Weiss on Joe Rogan, podcasting, and why our medi...more

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / Weekly Roundup: May 29th, 2020

    President Trump responded to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." Joe Biden called on the nation to better empathize with the pain of black Americans in the wake of the death of the black man by a white police officer.Plus, the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reaches a 100,000 milestone. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter Ayesha ...more

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour / Life After Lockdown, and the Politics of Blaming China

    Since January, Peter Hessler has reported from China under quarantine. Now, as restrictions lift, he tells David Remnick about his return to normal life; recently, he even went to a dance club. But, although China’s stringent containment measures were effective enough to allow a rapid reopening, one scientist told Hessler, “There is no long-term plan. There’s no country that has a long term plan.” Back in Washington, Evan Osnos explains how blaming China for its sluggish response—and insisting t...more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Love in the Time of COVID

    Dating is hard. Dating during a pandemic? Well, it's hard and complicated. We open the phone lines to hear how New Yorkers are (or aren't) dating using online platforms with Lane Moore, comedian, creator of the Tinder Live comedy show, and author of How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't (Atria Books, 2018).

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / Minnesota Police Arrest CNN Reporter On Air

    The Minnesota State Patrol have arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television while covering the Minneapolis protests, without giving any reason, leading him and three crew members away in handcuffs.

  • Nature Podcast / Coronapod: The divisive hydroxychloroquine study that's triggering mass confusion

    00:59 Chloroquine on rocky groundPresident Trump's preferred coronavirus treatment is the focus of a new study suggesting it could cause more harm than good, but not everybody agrees. We discuss the fallout as trials around the world are paused and countries diverge over policy advice.News: India expands use of controversial coronavirus drug amid safety concernsNews: Safety fears over hyped drug hydroxychloroquine spark global confusion12:12 Are we rushing science?Coronavirus papers are bei...more

  • KQED's Forum / Negotiating Shelter-in-Place with Partners and Spouses

    The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down, including the way some couples interact while sheltering in place and being forced to spend more time together.  We’re seeing sides of our partners we haven’t seen before now, and we’re finding new ways to communicate, compromise and negotiate some alone time. We’ll explore the impact of the pandemic on our domestic lives and intimate relationships.

  • Diane Rehm: On My Mind / How The Pandemic Will Change The Way We Fly

    Diane talks with James Fallow, national correspondent for The Atlantic -- and pilot.

  • The Takeaway / Politics with Amy Walter: The Future of the Democratic Party

    The Future of the Democratic Primary At the beginning of the Democratic nominating contests, the party faced a number of challenges. The field being crowded with candidates with such varied politics demonstrated that there were different visions for the future of the party. And today, while Joe Biden is the presumed nominee, there is concern that he won't drive excitement and turnout in the way a candidate like Senator Bernie Sanders might've been able to. The Democratic Party's foremost goal is...more

  • The Weeds / Tweeting through it

    Ezra and Matt on Trump's war on social media, plus Joe Biden's policy agenda.*This episode was recorded on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.Resources:"Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain" by Kara Swisher, NYT"Joe Biden has a plan for that" by Matthew Yglesias, VoxHosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxEzra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, VoxCredits:Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and ProducerThe Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network productionWant to support The Weeds? Ple...more

  • Economist Radio / Checks and Balance: The American way

    America has passed a grim milestone: 100,000 deaths from covid-19. Many Americans think the country has been hit uniquely hard and that the president’s bungled response is to blame. That view is not borne out by international comparisons. But, as all 50 states reopen with the virus still prevalent, Americans are right to be nervous. How will America’s efforts to recover impact the presidential race?John Prideaux, The Economist’s US editor, hosts with Charlotte Howard, New York bureau chief, and ...more

  • Intelligence Squared / Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection, with Dr Vivek Murthy and Ros Urwin

    In this week's episode former Surgeon General of the United States, Dr Vivek Murthy speaks to Ros Urwin about how he discovered first hand how loneliness lies behind some of our greatest personal and societal challenges, from anxiety and depression to addiction and violence. To find out more and buy Dr Murthy's new book 'Together: Loneliness, Health and What Happens When We Find Connection' click here: https://amzn.to/3ckrolG.---------------------------------------------...more

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Friday 29 May

    We have the latest from Brazil, now the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Iran’s parliament elects a new speaker, we assess the approval ratings for the UK’s government and this week’s Global Countdown takes us to Indonesia.