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This is Rick Edwards’ quest to make sense of the big political decision before the UK on June 8th: the (snap) General Election 2017. With the country at a pivotal crossroads and so many of us still undecided, this show is a balanced exploration of the defining challenges and choices facing voters at the ballot box. Featured contributors include: Professor Philip Cowley (political scientist at Queen Mary University of London), Ian Dunt (editor of politics.co.uk), Ann Pettifor (economist and c ...
 
The pandemic has forced everyone to reexamine their finances, whether it’s dealing with a pay cut, how to best use cash from staying home, managing the ups and downs of investment markets or using this time to make a career change. Whatever the question, Financial Times consumer editor Claer Barrett knows where to find the right tips for your money. Every week, Claer talks to a listener about their money queries and consults her rolodex of financial advisors, planners and writers for no-nons ...
 
The polls tell us this election is over. But is that evident in what people are saying on Twitter? Is there an upset happening under everyone's noses? Blurrt Out The Vote is the definitive social media guide to the 2017 General Election. Presenter Tom Price and a host of guests will analyse and understand what voters are thinking and feeling based on what they are writing on social media. And whether Twitter holds any big clues that the parties should be heeding before June 8th. The star of ...
 
At the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, we bring together top Republicans and Democrats to transcend partisan divisions and explore solutions to our most pressing national and global challenges. Join veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy along with other Center staff and major voices in the Bully Pulpit for fun conversations that advance civil dialogue and practical politics. When President Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase bully pulpit, bully meant “wonderful”; and R ...
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
From the Colorado Children’s Campaign, The West Steps dives into the policies and politics that come out of the Colorado State Capitol. This insider guide is for outsiders who wonder how laws that affect the lives of Coloradans— especially kids. Join us on The West Steps to learn how you can influence the future of Colorado.
 
Hey there and welcome to the Dumb Leaders Podcast. This podcast is an important part of the Dumb Leaders Handbooks now open at dumbleaders.com The handbook is dedicated to helping make you a better leader by dissecting the mistakes of the dumb, its our version of your leadership MBA, its our acknowledgement that every leader has at one stage been a dumb leader, every leader has made dumb mistakes… good leaders learn from them and its your chance to learn from them. Our leaders and experts th ...
 
What The Politics is a weekly podcast show dedicated to exploring issues that matter. Hosted by two journalists, each episode will explore topics trending in the political arena. This podcast will offer a bipartisan platform to the listener, supported with information by experts and enlightened by experiences of the average voter. New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe and join the conversation!
 
Award winning entrepreneur, Gavin Bell, hosts the Gift of the Gav podcast. There's no real rules to this podcast. No structure. If I want to speak about something, I'll speak about it. If I want to have a guest, I'll get a guest on. One thing is for sure, we'll be talking about entrepreneurship, business and general life. Gavin is a 22 year old sharing his journey through the world of entrepreneurship. Everything from the crippling lows and the euphoric highs. Gavin is a vlogger, speaker and ...
 
Each week, Milan Vaishnav and his guests from around the world break down the latest developments in Indian politics, economics, foreign policy, society, and culture for a global audience. Grand Tamasha is a co-production of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hindustan Times.
 
Relationship status: married, partners in life and music since 2001. she/her. Just your traditional lesbian couple next-door. We try to keep it uplifting, entertaining, and educational around here for the LGBTQ community and progressive allies. For fans of positive spirituality, holistic health, and being the best you can be. Live Your Love Story ~ Siena and Toast
 
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into co ...
 
The CSIS Americas Program podcast looks at the politics and policies of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere. It especially focuses on U.S. engagement with the region, whether on trade, diplomacy, or security issues like drugs and terrorism. Guests include top policymakers from the U.S. and other countries.
 
Generally Speaking is the conversation for all GPs and Health Professionals to stay connected, informed and inspired. Join us as we explore together the current news, relevant topics, hear stories from GP’s making a difference, and understand the challenges through lived experiences. To support the health of all Australians we’ll uncover the latest tips and insights about caring for our patients, communities, and ourselves.
 
Get up to speed on the daily news first thing in the morning with Marketplace Morning Report. Hosted by David Brancaccio, Marketplace Morning Report keeps you informed on what you may have missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London. In less than ten minutes, you can start off your day with a recap of the top economic and business headlines with our daily news show and podcast. David Brancaccio brings you key news ...
 
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to acade ...
 
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In this episode of the podcast Will speaks to Joney Faragher, Leader of the Manx Labour Party about the up coming general election on the Isle of Man, the political system and structure of governance on the Isle of Man, the issues the Manx Labour Party will be debating during the General Election, climate change on the Isle of Man and the impact of…
 
In this special Spanish-language episode, Margarita R. Seminario sits down with Piero Corvetto, the Head of Peru’s National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE). Piero introduces the vital role of the ONPE in Peruvian elections and explains the measures being undertaken to ensure citizens can vote safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. They discuss t…
 
The nation’s largest coal miners’ union is backing President Joe Biden’s transition to renewable energy — if miners aren’t left behind. Plus, the number of people seeking work increased between November and March, and that increase was primarily driven by women entering the job market, according to the New York Federal Reserve. And, a new survey fi…
 
From the BBC World Service: Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA, soccer’s governing body in Europe, told England’s “Big Six” Premier League clubs they could still change their mind. Some of Spain’s and Italy’s biggest soccer clubs are also joining the new league. Plus, as the Bank of England mulls a digital currency, we explore the advantages of …
 
Anne Boden spent over three decades in the traditional banking sector, watching the world around her being transformed by technology. In 2014, she decided that the time had come for banking to undergo the same shift, and quit her job to found Starling Bank. Since then, Anne has built Starling from an idea into a digital bank with 2m customers. Clae…
 
Why does Rep. Maxine Waters get to call for "confrontation" in case the verdict in the George Floyd case doesn't go the way she wants? Shouldn't she be named and shamed? Or is that just to be left to liberal reporters who get to pick and choose who's named and shamed? And here's one for you: Why aren't Fauci et. al. naming and shaming the Americans…
 
President Biden is expected to release U.S. proposals for reducing emissions at or before a virtual climate summit the U.S. is hosting later this week. China is not likely to make any new pledges at the summit. Plus, after a report on U.S. consumer prices last week, expectations of runaway inflation seem to have subsided … for now. And, are tablets…
 
Albanians will head to the polls on Sunday (April 25th) following the 8-year, increasingly authoritarian rule of Prime Minister Edi Rama. Our guest, Albi Çela, stresses it will also be a major test for Albania’s fragile democracy, as the government introduces measures intended to pressure voters and suppress a high turnout. Against the odds, though…
 
Four local governments in California are asking for $50 billion from four drug companies. Plus, technology to help companies better monitor and analyze their progress toward inclusivity. And, blocking middle seats on flights costs airlines money, but a new CDC study shows just how much it can reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure.…
 
From the BBC World Service: Twelve of Europe’s biggest soccer clubs unveiled plans to form a breakaway league they’ve dubbed the European Super League. It’s aimed at bolstering pandemic-ravaged finances, but it’s been met with fierce opposition. Plus, a new travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand removes mandatory quarantine measures.…
 
First, Dana asks Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the administration’s decision to temporarily pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Next, Dana presses National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about President Biden’s decision to end the war in Afghanistan, as well as the Kremlin’s treatment of Russian opposition leader Alexe…
 
This episode is not the start of season two. And it's not relaxing. This episode is a brief account of some parts Producer Melvin's life. Melvin left this world shortly after season one ended. If you don't want to hear about his passing, please, listen to a different episode, relax, and have some sweet dreams. Otherwise, here is my best attempt at …
 
The White House has announced a deadline for US troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and the government in Kabul looks isolated. The Taliban are in control of large parts of the country, running a parallel administration. Secunder Kermani visited a Taliban-controlled zone in Balkh province to hear how Talib commanders and fighters have reacted to the…
 
We may only be halfway through the legislative session, but so much has already happened for kids and families at the Capitol. Things are starting to feel normal again as more in-person meetings take place and many state programs cut last year have been restored. Along with that, the state budget has seen an increase as Colorado receives an influx …
 
The House passed an equal pay measure along party lines. We look at how it would strengthen existing rules on pay discrimination and what Republicans are objecting to. Also, China’s GDP growth in the first quarter. Plus, an update on Americans’ willingness to get vaccinated. And, the rise in domestic violence during COVID lockdowns.…
 
Is inflation coming? The answer is "yes," but the experts are saying not to panic. Really? Ever lived through an inflationary spiral? We discuss that, the refusal to distribute conservative books, and the media's refusal to hold itself accountable for false stories about "Russian bounties on American soldiers." Give a listen.…
 
Those numbers: An 18.3% jump in GDP for China in the first quarter and U.S. stock market highs yesterday. They reflect an optimistic economic outlook going forward. Plus, a new Brookings Institution report on the “staggering” lack of diversity among the directors of the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks. And, continuing to gauge what’s ahead for th…
 
From the BBC World Service: Economists say it’s difficult to compare the start of this year with the period between January and March 2020, because activity plunged when the pandemic started. Also, the boss of Europe’s biggest travel group TUI says vaccine passports and more testing will help save vacation season. And, why drone racing is a big mon…
 
Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Sarah Churchwell and comedian Kemah Bob in 1920s USA to hear about the implementation and after effects of Prohibition. From bootleggers to speakeasies, we learn the origins of the Prohibition Laws and discover why a movement designed to encourage temperance backfired.Produced by Cornelius MendezScript by Gre…
 
Emily, John and David discuss the vaccine “pause,” the death of Daunte Wright, and Biden’s commission on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are some notes and references from this week’s show: Ronald Brownstein for The Atlantic: “The Decision That Will Define Democrats for a Decade” Ryan D. Doerfler and Samuel Moyn for The Atlantic: “Reform the Court, bu…
 
Margarita R. Seminario sits down with Logan Coleman, a Program Manager at the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF). They discuss the challenges faced by Venezuelan youth and women in the Caribbean, an often-overlooked host destination for migrants. Logan explains the value of using a gender lens to understand the migrant crisis and explains w…
 
Vaccinations and stimulus checks are behind the news that retail sales took off, up nearly 10% in March. Plus, new U.S. sanctions for Russia target Moscow’s sovereign debt, what investors are lending to Russia. Also, hundreds of companies sign statements opposing “any discriminatory legislation” that would make it harder for people to vote in the U…
 
You know the one we’re talking about: sans-serif fonts, pastel palettes, long-limbed cartoon figures. Why is it so ubiquitous? And what is it hiding? Plus, expected new U.S. sanctions on Russia to respond to the massive hacking campaign attributed to Moscow, with digital intrusions into U.S. federal agencies. And, officials from Britain and the EU …
 
James and Al bring on the creators of HBO’s Our Towns-- Deb Fallows, James Fallows, Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher to discuss their journey to towns across our nation during the pandemic era. In the process, they saw that the causes of our division pale in comparison to the bonds we build when we live, work, and dream together. Now, if only DC wou…
 
The world is seemingly a mess, and everyone seems on contradictory paths on how to resolve it. COVID has certainly created the perfect storm in relation to our differences and our approach to life And now more than ever, our approach seems to be not of one for the greater benefit of the world, but one where we look for our echo chambers of like-min…
 
Boosting employability is the biggest motivator for students completing higher education degrees yet many universities have traditionally argued their role is not to serve labour demands but to “educate”. However, with student debts increasing alongside the cost of university, the need to be assured a good job at the end of a course is becoming mor…
 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute studied how much material hardship has increased during the pandemic and for whom. Also, what big banks’ earnings reports have to say about consumer behavior. Plus, stockpiles of grounded airplanes parked in various deserts for the time being with air travel down. And, 50 years ago this wee…
 
From the BBC World Service: The European Commission plans to raise money through bonds to fund its COVID recovery plan. Also, Egypt impounds the Ever Given container ship demanding compensation. Plus, India, often called the world’s pharmacy, plans fast-track approval for COVID vaccine imports. And, the Netherlands experiments with bringing cafe an…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, President Biden's Deputy Homeland Security Advisor at the National Security Council Russ Travers speaks with host Michael Morell about the varied and diffuse array of terrorist threats to the United States. A career intelligence officer and former acting and deputy director of the National Counterterrorism C…
 
Most people who work on India regularly refer to India as the world’s largest democracy and the most enduring democracy in the developing world. However, they often have to footnote such statements with the caveat that India experienced a twenty-one-month period of Emergency Rule in the late 1970s during which democracy was placed in cold storage. …
 
We start with news on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: Federal health officials want a temporarily pause on giving it out. Plus, a former employee of the online retailer Wayfair sued the company, claiming he was fired because he needed to care for his kids during the pandemic. More cases like this are on the way, corporate lawyers say. Also,…
 
From the BBC World Service: European producers have complained that cheaper Chinese metal imports were putting them out of business. Could these provisional tariffs spark a tit-for-tat trade spat? Plus, we explore how Brexit may be fueling more conflict in Northern Ireland and how the U.S. could look to help ease tensions.…
 
Economists say there’s nothing inherently wrong with the federal government spending more than it has, given its borrowing power and this pandemic emergency. But we do watch the size of the deficit. Plus, what to expect from big banks reporting their latest quarterly results this week. And, if you’re on the hunt for a new bike this spring, expect t…
 
Making the ‘greener choice’ comes naturally to listener Ros. As more people become increasingly aware of how their daily decisions affect the environment, Ros is wondering if she can make a difference to the planet - and her pocket - through her bank account, pensions and plans for investing. Claer talks to the FT’s Alice Ross, author of 'Investing…
 
The IRS says $1.3 billion in tax refunds is unclaimed — from 2017. Plus, President Biden is set to meet with more than a dozen chief executives from automakers and technology companies over the global chip shortage. And, Toms Shoes is changing its business model, moving away from donating footwear and instead focusing on giving away profits.…
 
From the BBC World Service: Restaurants can also serve diners outdoors, and nonessential stores can reopen, as England starts to relax COVID restrictions. Plus, Alibaba shares jump in spite of a record fine from China’s anti-monopoly regulator. And, protesters occupy theaters across France calling for more government support for artists during the …
 
First, Jake presses Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the Biden administration’s effort to pass its $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. Next, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas responds to blowback over his decision to veto a bill that banned gender-affirming treatment for transgender teens. Then, Jake talks to House Majority…
 
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