This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Jun 17 2019

  • BBC Minute / 19:00 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

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / How Do We Make O'Connell Street More Attractive?

    O'Connell Street is the main thoroughfare in our capital city, but is it in need of regeneration? Fo...

  • The John Batchelor Show / On the Road to Tashkent: Reawakening the major civilization of Central Asia: 1 of 2: or, the city state supremacy long before the Silk Road. S. Frederick Starr, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

    Photo: Russian Central Asia : including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and MervYear: 1885 (1880s)Authors:  Lansdell, Henry, 1841-1919 Lansdell, Henry, 1841-1919, inscriber. insSubjects: Publisher:  London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and RivingtonContributing Library:  Harold B. Lee LibraryDigitizing Sponsor:  Brigham Young UniversityView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a brow...more

  • hr2 Der Tag / Gefährlicher Engpass - Machtkampf in der Straße von Hormus

    Sie kann schnell explosiv werden, die Lage in der Straße von Hormus. Nicht nur weil dort auf engstem Raum regelmäßig Öltanker unterwegs sind. Sondern auch weil dort jeder Zwischenfall zum Anlass werden kann, Öl ins Feuer zu gießen. All das kommt nun zusammen: Zwei Tanker, zwei Explosionen und mindestens zwei Akteure, deren Gemüter sowieso schon erhitzt sind: Hier der Iran, der mächtigste Anrainer der Straße von Hormus. Dort die USA, deren Präsident den Iran bei jeder Gelegenheit für den er...more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Measles Update with Gwynne Hogan

    Gwynne Hogan, associate producer at All Things Considered and reporter for WNYC, and Blima Marcus, oncology nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a member of the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, discuss the latest news on the measles outbreak in New York and efforts to counter misinformation regarding the vaccine to prevent it.

  • Global News Podcast / Vatican to consider ordaining married men as priests in Amazon region

    Pope says church to discuss idea of married priests in area with shortage of clergy. If approved by bishops, this would be a break with a Roman Catholic tradition dating back many centuries. Also, Iran announces it will breach the internationally-agreed limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium, and how a group of teenagers built their own plane - and are flying it across Africa.

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Monday 17 June

    Will hostilities between Iran and Saudi Arabia lead to a conflict in the Middle East? Plus: pressure grows in Hong Kong, Boris Johnson skips TV debate and why cricket is more than just a sport to India and Pakistan.

  • The Guardian's Audio Long Reads / The price of plenty: how beef changed America

    Exploitation and predatory pricing drove the transformation of the US beef industry – and created the model for modern agribusiness • Read the text version here. Help support our independent journalism at

  • The Environment Report / Saving the Great Lakes' biggest and oldest fish, the lake sturgeon

    The U.S. and Canada are working to restore populations of a prehistoric fish in the Great Lakes that was nearly wiped out. We went out with a crew of researchers to see what they’re doing to bring the sturgeon back.

  • Cato Daily Podcast / Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism

    Remember MySpace? What about Kodak? These companies seemed to be unstoppable monopolies. So what happened? Ryan Bourne is author of the new Cato paper, "Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism."

  • Up First / Monday, June 17th, 2019

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?

  • The Daily / Why Hong Kong Is Still Protesting

    In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands remain in the streets, even after city officials said they would suspend the contentious extradition bill that prompted the demonstrations in the first place. We look at why the protesters still don’t trust their government. Guest: Austin Ramzy, who covers Hong Kong for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit Background reading: If the shelving of the extradition bill and an apology from Hong Kong’s leader were ...more

  • Kickass News / Senator Tom Cotton on the Old Guard of Arlington

    Senator Tom Cotton recalls the storied history of the Old Guard of Arlington National Cemetery and the rigorous training he went through to become a member of this elite regiment.  He describes what it’s like to perform a military funeral in America’s most hallowed cemetery and how the soldiers of the Old Guard manage to avoid getting choked up.  Senator Cotton shares some of the other ceremonies that the Old Guard performs and how the Old Guard played a pivotal role at the Pentagon in the hours...more

  • After Words / Jim Acosta, "The Enemy of the People"

    CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offers his first-hand account of covering the Trump Administration. He's interviewed by Jay Rosen, founder of PressThink and New York University journalism professor.

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / There's no rain, but there's plenty of drips

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

  • Becoming Wise / The Inner Life of Social Change | Ruby Sales

    Public theologian Ruby Sales opens up what it was like to be a teenage participant in the civil rights movement — including the impatience she had with religion and how she circled back, through her experiences of the movement, to a sense of the deep reason for inner life and religious groundings. The question she carries with her, “Where does it hurt?”, models new ways for us to understand one another. Sales is the founder and director of the Spirit House Project. She was recently honored at th...more

  • Recode Decode / Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy (Live at Code 2019)

    Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon's cloud computing service AWS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.In this episode: How Jassy came to work at Amazon 22 years ago; how Jeff Bezos has changed in that time; how AWS differentiates itself from the competition; could it be disrupted by a small business?; facial recognition, sensor creep, and trust; alleged misuse of Amazon’s facial recognition tech by law enforcement; its work with the government, and employee objections to that...more

  • The World and Everything In It / 6.17.19 Legal Docket, and the Monday Moneybeat

    Mary Reichard explains the Convention of States movement; Nick Eicher reports on the three latest economic reports; and Paul Butler covers important dates from this week in history. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell. Support The World and Everything in It today at

  • HARDtalk / Writer - Thomas Keneally

    Is Australia still a country wrestling with its identity? HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to Australian writer Thomas Keneally. He's the author of more than 30 novels including Schindler’s Ark, which won him the Booker Prize and was turned into an Oscar winning film. Much of his writing addresses the themes of culture and identity, and Australia’s modern and ancient heritage.