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This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Oct 17 2021

  • BBC Minute / 15:30 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

  • Pod Save America / Offline with Jon Favreau (coming October 24/sneak peek)

    Is the internet slowly breaking our brains, and what can we do about it? In the new weekly series Offline with Jon Favreau, the Pod Save America co-host sits down with newsmakers, political figures, celebrities, comedians, and writers to talk about how our hyperconnected world shapes the way we live, for better or worse. New episodes drop every Sunday starting October 24. To listen, follow here on the Pod Save America feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Slate News / A Word: Black to the Land

    California’s Governor Newsom recently signed legislation to return Bruce’s Beach, beachfront property that had been seized from a Black family after a campaign of racist violence and intimidation. But it’s only one of thousands of cases where African American families lost property to everything from extra legal land seizures, to systematic lending discrimination. Professor Thomas Mitchell, a law professor at Texas A&M University and MacArthur Genius Grant winner, joins the show this week to...more

  • Intelligence Squared / The Sunday Debate: China, friend or foe?

    Is China an enemy that needs to be reined in, or a potential partner with whom the West should engage? Hear the arguments and decide for yourself. Speakers: Martin Wolf, Keyu Jin, Sir Malcolm Rifkind.Chair: Carrie Gracie Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by Humans / #1448 Pillars of Copaganda and the Lies We Are Told About Police

    Air Date 10/16/2021 Today we take a look at some of the structures of "copaganda," from misreported stats and coverups to propagandistic opinion articles and police procedurals that flood the pop culture landscape. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com  Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) BestOfTheLeft.com/Refer Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! Check out the Refuse Fascism podcast! BestOfThe...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / A delayed transportation infrastructure project moves forward in the Northeast Corridor

    It's been called the most urgent infrastructure program in America -- but for decades, the Gateway Program has been on hold. The $30-billion project would see a dramatic upgrade to transportation infrastructure in the most heavily used section of the Northeast corridor rail system.A new tunnel under the Hudson River is a key element. Hari Sreenivasan reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • This Morning With Gordon Deal / This Weekend with Gordon Deal October 16, 2021

    Covid vaccines for US children are coming but challenge will be persuading parents, what businesses can do to attract and keep employees, and a horror buff offers scary movie recommendations by phone.

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 10-15-2021-221130

    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

  • Ricochet Podcast / E566. The Jersey Boys

    On a website devoted to debate (civil, mind you), we can all agree that politics is not the arena for shrinking violets. Who better to remind us of this fact than the former governor of the Garden State, Chris Christie? He gives us the lowdown on his successes in a Blue State and his thoughts on how Republicans need to keep their eye on the prize. Even with the mention of “Christie Porn,” we promise listeners a PG-rated podcast. Also, the regular gang go from the economic blockage to...more

  • Hillsdale Dialogues Podcast / Hillsdale Dialogues 10-15-21: Michel de Montaigne on Friendship with Dr. Paul A. Rahe

    Hillsdale Dialogues 10-15-21: Michel de Montaigne on Friendship with Professor Paul A. Rahe

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / Weekly Roundup: October 15th

    The two senators who are forcing more negotiations over the Biden administration's multi-trillion dollar climate and social programs bill appear to have different priorities for what they want to see changed. But it is hard to know for sure: Kyrsten Sinema avoids reporters and has said little publicly about her views to the frustration of her Democratic colleagues.And top Trump aides have so far refused to appear before the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6th attack ...more

  • Today, Explained / How the iPhone changed everything

    In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced a product that would change our lives forever. The new season of Land of the Giants explores “The Apple Revolution.”Transcript at vox.com/todayexplainedSupport Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour / Daniel Craig Takes Off the Tux

    Daniel Craig made his career as an actor in the theatre and in British indie films. When he showed up in Hollywood, it was usually in smaller roles, often as a villain. So, in 2005, when Craig was cast as the original superspy, James Bond, he seemed as surprised as anyone. In “No Time to Die,” Craig gives his final performance as Bond—a role, he tells David Remnick, that sometimes grated on him. Craig hasn’t lost his love of theatre, and is set to play Macbeth on Broadway. “I try not to differen...more

  • Aspen Ideas to Go / QUICK TAKE | Get Off Your Duff to Improve Your Brain | Sanjay Gupta

    What if the key to a healthier brain is as simple as getting up out of your chair?Quick Take is a weekly dose of ideas and insights delivered in short form.Today’s episode features neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Listen to the full episode https://www.aspenideas.org/podcasts/building-brain-health-at-any-ageFollow us on instagram.com/aspenideas Follow us on facebook.com/aspenideasFollow us on twitter.com/aspenideas

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / How The Pandemic Changed How We Viewed Food

    During the Pandemic the ability to go to a restaurant or local food spot was sadly taken away from us. Shortages in staffing in the hospitality sector have been attributed to the PUP and foreign staff returning to their home country. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/10/15191529/1510Chef.mp3"][/audio] Michelin Starred Chef JP McMahon joined the Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Brian Lehrer Weekend: Paul Krugman, Tracy K. Smith, Alt.Latino

    Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Paul Krugman Says Things Are Getting Better (First) | Tracy K. Smith Reads 'The Best American Poetry 2021' (Starts at 35:30 ) | Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With NPR's Alt.Latino (Starts at 1:09:00 ) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

  • Diane Rehm: On My Mind / What The Debt Limit Debate Says About Dysfunction In Congress

    Congress expert Norman Ornstein on what the debate over the debt limit says about dysfunction in Congress, and his ideas for how to fix it.

  • The Takeaway / State Politics Heating Up Across Country 2021-10-15

    State Politics Heating Up Across Country Jessica Taylor, the Senate and Governors Editor for The Cook Political Report, and Zach Montellaro, state politics reporter at POLITICO take a look at state politics and gubernatorial races around the country where candidates are debating issues around education, police reform, and abortion rights. New Analyses Show Potential Undercount of Black Population During 2020 Census The findings have brought up concerns that some jurisdictions and civil rights le...more

  • The Economist Podcasts / Checks and Balance: Face palm

    Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much, but in Facebook they’ve found a common enemy. When whistleblower Frances Haugen told a congressional hearing the company knew its products damaged the mental health of its young users, senators rushed to proclaim they would get something done. How harmful is Facebook? And will politicians take action?The Economist’s Hal Hodson tells us we need more evidence to understand social media’s impact on wellbeing. We go back to when video games caused ...more