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    This week in News & Politics

    Dec 19 2018

  • The World Next Week / Trump Faces Backlash Over Putin Meeting and Latin America Trade Summitry Begins

    The White House deals with the aftermath of the meeting between Presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin, two trade summits kick off in Latin America, and Xi Jinping travels to Africa on his way to the BRICS summit.

  • HARDtalk / Jack Reacher Author Lee Child

    Stephen Sackur speaks to the author Lee Child. Storytelling is one of the most basic human impulses. But few are the storytellers who can draw in millions of readers all over the world, fewer still those who can do it repeatedly. Lee Child’s first thriller featuring former military policeman Jack Reacher was published 21 years ago. His latest is his twenty third and his book sales have topped a hundred million. Fans speculate endlessly about what drives Jack Reacher, but what drives Lee Child? ...more

  • Aspen Ideas to Go / What Really Separates Men from Women?

    Why is it that we think boys are good at math and girls are more empathetic? Or that boys can’t focus in the classroom and girls are obsessed with relationships? These sometimes damaging gender stereotypes have become part of our culture, but are they backed up by science? Neuroscientist Lise Eliot says our default assumption is that our gender differences are hardwired, but that’s not the case. In her book Pink Brain Blue Brain, she uses research and her work on neuroplasticity to debunk our tr...more

  • The John Batchelor Show / Pearl Harbor Christmas:1 of 2: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub (Author)

    AUTHOR. (Photo:White House 1941 view of the North portico of the White House. From the Library of Congress Licensing[edit] Public domain This work is in the public domain in ) Twitter: @BatchelorShow Pearl Harbor Christmas:1 of 2: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub (Author) Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks a...more

  • Global News Podcast / US judge delays sentencing of former Trump adviser, Michael Flynn

    The judge suggested Michael Flynn sold out his country when he lied to the FBI about his Russia contacts. Also: British government 'ramps up' no-deal Brexit planning and a study shows that dolphins form 'long-lasting' friendships but shun other groups.

  • NPR Politics Podcast / Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn's Sentencing; Trump Foundation To Dissolve

    A federal judge delayed sentencing former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his talks with Russia's ambassador. Plus, the New York Attorney General announced that the Trump Foundation will dissolve after an investigation into misconduct. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Email the show at Find and sup...more

  • True Crime Garage / Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders /// Part 1/// 265

    Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders /// Part 1/// 265 Part 1 of 3    Camp Scott was a 410 acre camp operating since 1928. Located near a small town in Oklahoma the camp had facilities for up to 140 children and 30 staff. The camp was most often attended by Girl Scouts. In fact it was marketed to the Girl Scouts as “This is your camp.” After the night of June 13th, 1977 the camp closed forever. What took place that night was horrifying. Parents sent their young, happy daughte...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / News Wrap: Russia blasts Senate conclusions on influence campaign

    In our Tuesday news wrap, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Senate findings that Russia tried to influence U.S. elections via a sweeping disinformation campaign, calling them “baseless.” Also, after losing to Sen.-Elect Kyrsten Sinema in November, Republican Rep. Martha McSally is appointed to Arizona's other Senate seat, the one long held by Republican Sen. John McCain.

  • Trumpcast / Trump’s 2013 Deal With Aras Agalarov

    This Trumpcast Plus trailer features part two of Virginia Heffernan’s talk with “Proof of Collusion” author Seth Abramson, where the pair put Trump’s trip to the Moscow Miss Universe Pageant under a microscopic lens. Plus, Trump’s ambition to build enormous Russian towers, his relationship with Evangelicals, and a sketch exploring how Trumpian logic could “fix journalism.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • 1A / Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?

    Do you hear what I hear? Around this time of year, it could be sleigh bells or it could be the sound of a cash register. What is it that makes so many artists want to sing about Christmas? Why not other holidays, in other times of year? And after decades of holiday hits, is there anything new to do with the genre?Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.

  • The Jason Stapleton Program / 897: American Education and the Moral Hazard

    Student loan debt has hit 1.4 Trillion dollars. Default rates are through the roof. Those 62 and older have nearly 63 billion in outstanding student loan debt. Much like the housing crisis, our education system has been decimated by government medaling. What's the solution? Should you go to college? Is there any hope for millions of Americans who were duped into an overpriced secondary education? Find out today! Jason

  • Vox's The Weeds / Bernie and Biden and Beto, oh my!

    Sarah, Ezra, and Matt decide it’s not too soon to start talking about the 2020 election. Plus — Obamacare litigation forever!References and further reading:Matt’s explainer on the Democratic field for 2020Matt’s piece on Joe Biden’s policy ideasA previous episode of The Weeds on the Obamacare lawsuitEzra’s piece on the Texas ruling against Obamacare

  • Amanpour / Amanpour: Michael Beschloss, Alan Rusbridger and Nadine Labaki

    Michael Beschloss, the historian and author of "Presidents at War" joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the delayed sentencing of Michael Flynn and the China trade war. Alan Rusbridger, the former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian talks about journalism today and his new book "Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now." Our Michel Martin talks to Lebanese film Director Nadine Labaki about her new film "Capernaum." via Knit

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / The Best Albums Of 2018

    John Caddell and Larissa Nolan pick their favourite albums of 2018.

  • 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

  • Let's Know Things / Creative Platforms

    This week we talk about busking, deplatforming, and the Tumblr porn ban. We also discuss megaphones, Patreon, and the friction between creating and funding. I'm on tour: Become a patron on Patreon: For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit You can find a list of the books I've written at

  • KQED’s Forum / Critic Soleil Ho Brings New Perspective to SF Chronicle’s Food Section

    Soleil Ho is the San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic. A trained chef and host of the podcast “Racist Sandwich,” Ho is expected to push local food writing forward with a focus on culture and issues such as appropriation, race and access. Forum talks with Ho about her views on food writing and what stories and cuisines she’s excited to explore. And we want to hear from you: What restaurants should Soleil Ho check out?