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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

    Jul 16 2020

  • This Morning With Gordon Deal / This Morning with Gordon Deal July 16, 2020

    Twitter gets hit with biggest hack to date, Trump replaces campaign manager, and how to exercise safely outdoors in the heat.

  • BBC Minute / 13:00 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

  • Economist Radio / No school, hard knocks: developing-world students hit hard

    For many of the 1.5bn pupils affected by school closures, fewer lessons just means more labour—or worse. That spells a lifetime of lost earnings, and lost childhoods. Executive pay has long been in the spotlight, but the pandemic may at last spur some pay cuts. And why Cartagena, the “pearl of the Caribbean”, doesn’t want its old tourism industry back. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer  See aca...more

  • Ken Rudin's Political Junkie / Episode #337: Yes Virginia, It Was Historic

    We take a stroll through the Political Junkie archives this week, starting with a conversation with Douglas Wilder of Virginia. While several African-American candidates are seeking statewide office in the Deep South this year, Wilder started it all, with his election as governor in 1989 — the first black candidate ever elected governor of a state.In addition to a pandemic that is damaging our ability to go to the polls and vote, there have also been numerous charges of voter suppression l...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / Awakening to American Truths (with Cory Booker)

    On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “Awakening to American Truths,” Preet answers listener questions about the now-rescinded ICE policy that would have revoked visas of international college students and about the origins of the presidential pardon.  Then, United States Senator Cory Booker joins Preet for a conversation that covers the congressional response to COVID-19, his bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol Building, and his efforts to...more

  • The Ezra Klein Show / What a post-Trump Republican Party might look like

    Five years ago, Oren Cass sat at the center of the Republican Party. Cass is a former management consultant who served as the domestic policy director for the Mitt Romney campaign and then as a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute. But then he launched an insurgency. Today, Cass is the founder and executive director of American Compass, a new think tank created to challenge the right-wing economic orthodoxy. Cass thinks conservatism has lost its way, becoming obsessed with low t...more

  • Ctrl Alt Delete / #273 Sophie Heawood: The Book Single Mothers Have Been Waiting For

    My guest today is the brilliant Sophie Heawood. I've followed Sophie's work for years, I've loved her columns in the Guardian, VICE and her brilliant newsletter.Sophie has written for many publications including The Times, Guardian, Observer and Vogue and writes the most incredible profiles of A-Listers — she doesn't just interview celebrities she tells incredibly stories while doing so, and crafts features in such a compelling interesting way that makes you feel like you are...more

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 07-15-2020-230210

    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

  • Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters / Kosovo, Serbia and Rising Authoritarianism in The Balkans

    Since the Kosovo War of 1999, the status of Kosovo as a country independent of Serbia has not been resolved. Many countries, including the United States and most of Europe recognize Kosovo as an independent country. But others do not--including Russia, which has blocked Kosovo's aspirations to join the United Nations. This has been the status quo for many years. But in recent months there has been some renewed momentum in diplomacy intended to find an agreement that would satisfy both Serbia and...more

  • The Gist / Softball Stupidity

    On the Gist, Trump is full of beans.In the second half of a two-part interview, novelist Curtis Sittenfeld is continues talking her new novel Rodham. She and Mike discuss the critiques of Hillary within the book, the final choices in the book, and how it might relate to modern superhero stories.In the spiel, the need for tough follow-ups with Trump.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast fee...more

  • TALKING POLITICS / Twilight of Democracy

    David talks to the writer Anne Applebaum about her highly personal new book, which charts the last twenty years of broken friendships and democratic failure. We start in Poland with the story of what happened to the high hopes for Polish democracy, including what we've learned from this week's presidential election. But we also take in Trump and Brexit, Hungary and Spain. What explains the prevalence ofconspiracy theories in contemporary politics? Why are so many conservative...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / What administration criticism of Fauci says about Trump's campaign

    The coronavirus rages on -- and so does the rhetorical battle over it. Some 137,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, and more than 3.5 million are infected. While Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, says the U.S. needs to "call a timeout" to get the virus under control, the Trump administration disagrees. Yamiche Alcindor reports and joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Today, Explained / What happened to California?

    California once looked like an example of how to handle the pandemic. Now it’s a warning for other states looking to reopen.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Perino & Stirewalt: I'll Tell You What / Kept Warm By Outrage

    ... Sessions loses & Sessions wins. Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary, co-host of Fox News Channel's "The Five" and host of "The Daily Briefing" and Chris Stirewalt Fox News Politics Editor run through the daily goings-on in the world of politics. This week, Dana and Chris discuss Jeff Sessions' loss in Alabama’s GOP Primary on Tuesday, Democrats who are pushing to end the filibuster in the Senate, the potential for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire from the Supreme C...more

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / Polls Show Biden Riding High. Democrats Are Still Worried.

    Joe Biden is doing well in the polls: in traditional Democratic strongholds, in swing states, and even in historically Republican bastions. But Democratic strategists and voters both feel worried that there is something the polls are missing.This episode: campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook ...more

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / Apple And Ireland Win €13 Billion Tax Appeal As European Commission Unveils New Tax Package

    Ireland and Apple have won their appeal against the European Commission which will allow Apple to refrain from paying a €13 billion tax bill, plus another €1.2 in interest that the commission said Apple had to pay back in 2016. It comes as the European Commission unveiled a new tax package built on the twin pillars of fairness and simplicity, to ensure that EU tax policy supports Europe's economic recovery and long-term growth. Ian Guider, markets editor of the Business Post, joined us with this...more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / The Puzzling Future of Child Care and School Reopenings

    Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab and author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time, and New York City Council Member Brad Lander  (39th district in Brooklyn) discuss the school and child care puzzle that New York faces.

  • The Takeaway / Why Is the U.S. Lagging Behind on COVID-19 Testing? 2020-07-15

    Why Is the U.S. Lagging Behind on COVID-19 Testing? With cases on the rise across much of the country, COVID-19 testing remains critical, but still not widely available. How U.S. Heat Waves Are a Challenge for COVID-19 Heat waves throughout the Southwest could be contributing to the spread of the coronavirus. Breaking Down Tuesday's Election Results for Alabama, Maine, and Texas On Tuesday, elections were held to determine Senate candidates for important races in Alabama, Texas, and Maine. The T...more

  • Hillsdale Dialogues Podcast / Hillsdale Dialogue 2020-07-10 Great Figures in History - Xenophon

    Mickey Craig and Larry P. Arnn join Hugh Hewitt to discuss Xenophon.