» Lost Innocence
17/08/19 08:00 from From Our Own Correspondent
The protests at Hong Kong's international airport this week and the violence that resulted have been widely reported. Jonathan Head says not only was this the week that the protest movement lost its innocence, but also that the violence ...
» Best Of: Colson Whitehead / A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids
16/08/19 21:00 from NPR: Fresh Air Podcast
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead's new book, 'The Nickel Boys,' is based on the true story of a notorious Florida reform school where many boys were beaten and sexually abused. Dozens of unmarked graves were discovered on...
» US Congresswoman refuses delayed Israeli offer to visit her grandmother
16/08/19 20:02 from Global News
Conditional Israeli offer- to allow US politician to make personal visit to the occupied West Bank; Brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban is killed in a mosque in Pakistan; And a judge in Germany rules against a girl who wanted to ...
» Can governments stop the collapse of faith in democracy? – Australian politics live podcast
16/08/19 19:00 from Global: Audio | theguardian.com
Beth Noveck and Rod Glover are warning the Australian public service faces a ‘creeping crisis’ of effectiveness and legitimacy. Katharine Murphy talks to Noveck, former director of the open government initiative in the Obama White House,...
» Why is Suspect Chinese Gear for Sale on U.S. Government Site?
16/08/19 18:48 from Wall Street Journal What's News
P.M. Edition for August 16: Thousands of pieces of Chinese video surveillance gear are being offered for sale on a government marketplace catering to U.S. federal agencies. That's despite a ban that just went into effect. The equipment h...
» Actor Jonathan Groff
16/08/19 18:17 from NPR: Fresh Air Podcast
Groff stars in the crime-thriller series 'Mindhunter,' now in its second season on Netflix. He also talks about his roles on HBO's 'Looking,' and as King George III in 'Hamilton' on Broadway. (Originally broadcast October 2017) Also, fil...
» Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party defends its economic policy
16/08/19 18:08 from Newshour
A spokesman for Zimbabwe's governing Zanu-PF party, Xavier Zavare, defends the government's economic policy, despite protests in the capital Harare. Zimbabwe's main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital ...
» Israel Bars U.S. Representatives Tlaib And Omar From Entry; Lethally High Temperature Days Predicted To Increase; Weekend Passport: From Manila To Acapulco
16/08/19 16:10 from Worldview Podcast
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» A Civilization As Great As Ours
16/08/19 13:00 from On The Media
The Indian government has revoked autonomy for the Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. This week, a close look at how Hindu nationalists are rewriting Indian history in the world's largest democracy. Plus: what are the stories that Americ...
» Hong Kong's richest man calls for calm
16/08/19 12:16 from Global News
Li Ka-shing's appeal came as the Chinese military gathered at the Hong Kong border. The territory has seen political unrest for 10 weeks, and more protests are due this weekend. Also: Greenland says it's not for sale, after reports that ...
» North Korea launches blistering verbal attack on South
16/08/19 11:20 from Newshour
North Korea has snubbed peace talks with South Korea despite Kim Jong-un and his Southern counterpart President Moon Jae-in smiling in a historic encounter on the southern side of the border in April last year. Also in the programme: rio...
» Dying the Christian Science way: the horror of my father’s last days – podcast
16/08/19 08:00 from Global: Audio | theguardian.com
The anti-medical dogma of Christian Science led my father to an agonising death. Now the church itself is in decline – and it can’t happen fast enough Continue reading...
» Simon Johnson on Science & the Economy
16/08/19 08:00 from NPR: Intelligence Squared Podcast
Can focusing on science and technology transform how Americans think about the economy and the future of the nation's working class? In this episode of Discourse Disrupters, former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson joins host John Donvan...
» Portrait Of: Esmeralda Santiago LIVE In NYC
16/08/19 07:30 from NPR: Latino USA Podcast
Latino USA teamed up with the Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y to put on an event honoring the 25th anniversary of Esmeralda Santiago's coming of age classic "When I Was Puerto Rican." In conversation with producer Antonia Ce...
» North Korea Fires Missiles Again
16/08/19 07:12 from Wall Street Journal What's News
A.M. Edition for August 16th: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off the country's east coast, Seoul officials said, extending a string of weapons tests that come amid stalled nuclear talks with Washington and a continu...
» Oceans of Noise: Episode Two – Science Weekly podcast
16/08/19 02:00 from Global: Audio | theguardian.com
During our summer break, we’re revisiting the archives. Today, Wildlife recordist Chris Watson presents the second instalment of a three-part journey into the sonic environment of the ocean, celebrating the sounds and songs of marine lif...
» Antique firearms: gangs, guns and untraceable ‘ghost bullets’ - podcast
15/08/19 23:00 from Global: Audio | theguardian.com
Kenneth Rosen on how British gangs are using a loophole in the law to get hold of antique firearms and untraceable bullets. Plus: Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre A drive-by shoot...
» Israel bars two members of US Congress
15/08/19 20:45 from Global News
The US president had said Israel should stop Rashia Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting. Also: Gibraltar releases Iranian oil tanker, and thousands sign a petition to rename 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in New York after Barack Obama.
» Madoff Whistleblower Targets GE; Israel Bars Omar, Tlaib
15/08/19 18:05 from Wall Street Journal What's News
P.M. Edition for August 15: The man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme is raising red flags on General Electric's finances. The Wall Street Journal's Tom Gryta fills us in. Plus, Israel blocks a visit by U.S. representa...
» Israel will deny entry to two US Congresswomen
15/08/19 18:04 from Newshour
Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting. Also; Six Zimbabwean political activists have been abducted beaten by armed men this week, ahead of planned opposition st...