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This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Apr 01 2020

  • 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

  • Longform / Episode 386: Ed Yong

    Ed Yong is the author of I Contain Multitudes and a science writer at The Atlantic . His most recent article is "How the Pandemic Will End." “Normally when I write things that are about a pressing societal issue, those pieces feel like they’re about things that need to get solved in timeframes of, say, months or years. ... But now I’m writing pieces that are affecting people’s choices and lives, and hopefully the direction of the entire country, on an hourly basis. The changes I hope to see...more

  • Nature Podcast / 02 April 2020: Dating an ancient hominid skull, and an ancient Antarctic rainforest

    This week, reassessing the age of the ‘Broken Hill skull’, and unearthing evidence of an ancient forest near the South Pole.In this episode:01:25 A skull’s place in historyAfter nearly a century scientists believe they’ve finally pinned down an age for the ‘Broken Hill skull’ hominid specimen. Research Article: Grun et al.07:44 Research HighlightsA simple way to detect early signs of cancer, and 3D printed soft brain implants. Research Highlight: A blood test finds deadly can...more

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Wednesday 1 April

    The World Health Organization’s Dr Margaret Harris assesses the challenges posed by coronavirus. Plus: the latest from Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Markus Hippi, and a report from Monocle’s Paris correspondent.

  • Economist Radio / Wishful thinking: America’s offer to Venezuela

    The Trump administration makes Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro an offer he seems sure to refuse: an end to sanctions in return for power-sharing and elections. The coronavirus pandemic has crushed oil prices at the same time a price war is raging: the industry has never seen anything like it. And as videoconferencing brings your workmates into your home, we suggest how to create the right impression. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.c...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / Essential Workers and the Reverse Robin Hood Coronavirus Bailout

    Workers at Amazon, Instacart, and Whole Foods have gone on strike demanding safe work conditions. Amazon has already fired one organizer and continues to pump out misinformation and propaganda as Jeff Bezos continues to rake in billions of dollars. We hear from the fired Amazon manager Christian Smalls and talk to Jacobin magazine reporter Meagan Day about her reporting on the conditions of some essential workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Joe Biden’s campaign against Medicare for All...more

  • Pod Save the World / How a virus can threaten democracy

    Today’s show is a little different. We skip the update on the spread of the coronavirus itself and instead focus on the impact it’s having on governments and people. For example, 2019 was the year of the protestor, but how do protestors continue if they can’t gather safely or legally? How can we stop leaders from using the coronavirus to consolidate power, stifle the press or jettison privacy protections? And with the news that the virus has temporarily sidelined a US aircraft carrier, how do we...more

  • Common Sense with Dan Carlin / Show 319 - A Recipe for Caesar

    Does a global pandemic help break the spell of our bitter partisan conflict, or does it just raise the stakes? In the first CS show in years Dan wrestles with the Zeitgeist.

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / Laugh and the world laughs with you!

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

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 03-31-2020-221552

    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

  • The Gist / Are the Extroverts OK?

    Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence. Sign up now to listen and support our work.On the Gist, let the experts speak.In the interview, Mike speaks with three self-identified extroverts about what it’s like to live in isolation. Amanda Mull of the Atlantic, author Stephen Witt, and host of the Unorthodox podcast Mark Oppenheimer, join Mike to talk about how stifling it can be to remain indoors, how they’re coping, and what they plan t...more

  • Aspen Ideas to Go / China, Technology, and the Coronavirus

    China was the first country in the world to experience effects from COVID-19. Now the epidemic there is slowing. How did the country of more than 1 billion people make it through? Technology played a big role. In this episode, Lydia Lee, Gary Liu, and Andrew McLaughlin join Vivian Schiller, executive director of the Aspen Digital program at the Aspen Institute, to talk over the kinds of technology that were launched or re-purposed to address aspects of the crisis. How did technology help keep th...more

  • Trumpcast / How Drs. Fauci and Birx Negotiate with Trump

    In this Trumpcast Plus preview, Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi about how Drs. Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci are using hostage-negotiating tactics to buy time and help all of us survive during the coronavirus crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / CAFE Insider 3/31: Fevered Nation

    To listen to the full episode for free, head to cafe.com/preet and sign up to receive a link.Members of the CAFE Insider can listen to this episode in the podcast player of their choice.In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Fevered Nation,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down all the latest coronavirus developments, including: — The spectacle of the daily White House coronavirus press conferences, and the impact of the President’s repeated false claims ...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / U.S. restrictions on movement likely to persist as death toll tops China's

    The U.S. death toll from novel coronavirus has now exceeded that of China. While Italy and Spain have recorded many more deaths, the U.S. has the most confirmed cases of the illness. Dozens of states have limited residents' movement outside their homes. And in New York, the national epicenter of the outbreak, a convention center has been converted into an overflow hospital. Amna Nawaz reports.

  • Today, Explained / The trouble with Trump’s daily briefings

    Part rally, part media-bashing, part critical updates on the coronavirus crisis, President Trump's daily press briefings are muddying the message. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / Pandemic Opens A New Front In The Battle Over Abortion Access

    Should abortion count as an essential medical service during the coronavirus outbreak? States disagree, prompting court fights. And lawmakers differ on what a fourth round of rescue legislation should look like. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national correspondent Sarah McCammon.

  • The Weeds / The mask fiasco

    Jane, Dara, and Matt on the evidence for mask wearing, and a totally non-coronavirus white paper.Resources:"Why America ran out of protective masks — and what can be done about it" by German Lopez, Vox"Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired" by Zeynep Tufekci, NYTimes"It's Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work" by Ferris Jabr, Wired"Masks for Coronavirus Will Not Last Long in the West" by Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review"FACE MASKS: MUCH MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW" by S...more

  • Intelligence Squared / Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

    How can we protect ourselves from coronavirus? How long will the current situation last? Why has the death rate been so high in Italy? And why have some other countries apparently been more successful at reducing the spread of the virus?This episode is from a live online event that we staged on Friday March 27, and it features science broadcaster Xand Van Tulleken, epidemiologist David Heymann, economist Linda Yueh and disease control expert Bharat Pankhania.Stay tuned for more informa...more