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This week in News & Politics

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    This week in News & Politics

    Jan 16 2021

  • BBC Minute / 22:00 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 New Yorker Radio Hour / Donald Trump’s American Carnage Comes to Washington

    Luke Mogelson and Susan B. Glasser report on the convulsions of Donald Trump’s final days in office, an unprecedented second impeachment of a President, and the threat of insurrectionary violence hovering over the entire nation. And a game designer offers insights on how the fantastical, wholly fictional narrative of QAnon has captivated so many people—to such dangerous effect.

  • Today, Explained / The first global vaccination

    Was distributed by 22 orphans.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / A Hard Year For 'Dry January'

    Listeners call in to share why they are participating in abstaining from alcohol for the month of January, and how it's going during the pandemic. Are you attempting a "dry" or "dryish" January this year? How's it going? And has your relationship with substances changed in this stressful year? How are you thinking about? Call in: 646 435 7280 — The Brian Lehrer Show and A Daily Politics Podcast (@BrianLehrer) January 15, 2021

  • This Morning With Gordon Deal / This Morning with Gordon Deal January 15, 2021

    President-Elect Joe Biden proposes $1.9 Trillion pandemic relief package, U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to 'capture and assassinate' officials, and how to care for aging parents.

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / BBC Comedy Back To Life Takes Netflix By Storm

    The BBC's black comedy Back to Life tells the story of a woman who has just been released from prison after an 18-year sentence. Although critics loved it when it originally aired in 2019, it didn't attract high viewing figures. However, the show has enjoyed a new lease of life on Netflix, making its way into the Top Ten since landing on the streaming platform two weeks ago. As a result, there may be a second season on the way. Joe O'Shea and Jennifer Gannon joined us for our weekly TV slot to d...more

  • Intelligence Squared / Populista! The Rise of Latin America's Strongman, with Will Grant and Mark Mardell

    For more than six decades, Fidel Castro's words have echoed through the politics of Latin America. His towering political influence still looms over the region today.The swing to the Left in Latin America, known as the 'Pink Tide', was the most important political movement in the Western Hemisphere in the 21st century. Yet today, this wave of populism has left the Americas in the hands of some of the most authoritarian and dangerous leaders since the military dictatorshi...more

  • The Takeaway / Politics with Amy Walter: What Happens to President Trump's Grip on the GOP Following Two Impeachments?

    President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives just one week after encouraging his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol and disrupt Congress as they tallied Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. He is the first president to be impeached twice. Privately, many Republican members said that while they supported impeachment, they were worried about their physical safety and the political fallout from denouncing a president who remains popular among the base. Only ten Republicans joined ...more

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package

    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about how she felt after the attack on the Capitol and the administration's new $1.9 trillion relief package proposal.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith and White House correspondent Scott Detrow.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsl...more

  • The Weeds / The Next Four Years: Fighting tech monopolies

    Matt is joined by antitrust and competition policy expert Charlotte Slaiman to discuss the ongoing antitrust cases against Google and Facebook, the basics of antitrust litigation, and their outlook for the future of regulatory efforts to rein in the power of Big Tech through pro-competition policy.Resources:"Only Regulation Can Jumpstart Competition in Big Tech" by Gene Kimmelman and Charlotte Slaiman, Fortune (July 16, 2019)"FTC Sues Facebook for Illegal Monopolization" (December 9, 2020)"Color...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / Policing the Capitol (with Scott Thomson & Charles Ramsey)

    In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Policing the Capitol,” former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram interviews former Camden, NJ Police Chief Scott Thomson and former D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey, both of whom have had influential careers in law enforcement and championed blueprints for police reform. They discuss the police response to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, how to prepare for the worst, and why departments need to address t...more

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Friday 15 January

    What effect will US policy in Yemen have on the country’s civil war? Plus: we look ahead to tomorrow’s CDU election in Germany, examine Norwegian’s decision to axe long-haul flights and Fernando Augusto Pacheco explore Brazil’s pop charts.

  • Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates / America is No Longer a Model for the World

    When Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and halted the Electoral College certification, European leaders decried the violence and called on the president to allow the peaceful transfer of power. Meanwhile, China, Russia, Venezuela, and Iran issued swift condemnations with not-so-subtle jabs at the legitimacy of Western democratic values. In the wake of this, can America remain the world's model for democracy?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Brookings Cafeteria / After the insurrection, ideas to tackle polarization in America

    After the assault on the U.S. Capitol, the nation is divided and on edge. Where do we go now? What kinds of political, social, and economic reforms could help us move forward as a more united nation? Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at Brookings, came on the podcast to offer some answers. The interview happened on Monday the 11th, so before the impeachment vote in the House of Representatives. But his analysis and policy prescriptions will remain relevant long afte...more

  • POLITICO's Nerdcast / Impeached twice and still empowered

    He's spent a lifetime turning near-disasters into brand-building triumphs. POLITICO magazine writer Michael Kruse talks to Scott Bland about how President Trump could do it again—unless the Senate breaks the pattern. Plus, a dispatch from POLITICO Congress reporter Sarah Ferris.Scott Bland is a politics editor at POLITICO.Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer at POLITICO magazine.Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio.Jenny Ament is senior producer for POLITICO audio.Irene Noguchi is the e...more

  • With Friends Like These / Mothers of Invention

    We love to love mothers, except when we don’t — like when they’re Black, or queer, or too thin, or too fat, or want to end their pregnancy, or do it alone, or have a glass of wine. Friend of the pod Lyz Lenz joins to discuss her new book, “Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • French Podcast / News in Slow French #516- Learn French through current events

    Nous parlerons du message d’avertissement que l’ancien gouverneur républicain de Californie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a délivré dans une vidéo concernant l’attaque du Capitole américain. Ensuite, nous commenterons les décisions de nombreuses entreprises américaines d’annuler leurs donations d’ordre politique après le siège du Capitole. Nous discuterons également des nouvelles explications sur les différences physiques et comportementales chez les vrais jumeaux que la génétique a permis de trouver....more

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 01-14-2021-223623

    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

  • Trumpcast / The Former MAGA Soldier Who Skipped the War

    Virginia Heffernan talks to former Trump troll David Weissman about his experiences overcoming trauma as a war veteran, his relationship with white supremacist personality Baked Alaska, the right-wing calls for civil war, the different factions of MAGA, and what’s going on in the minds of the insurgents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / Investigations intensify in the wake of the Capitol riot as inauguration approaches

    The timing of a Senate impeachment trial for President Trump remains up in the air, as authorities investigate potential threats during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who is planning a nearly $2 trillion economic package to combat COVID-19 and the resulting economic fallout. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders