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Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.
 
In this special New Statesman podcast series we expand on our New Times issue which identifies the political, economic and philosophical shifts shaping our society. The series will feature special guests and New Statesman's staff giving their view on what lies ahead for Labour and the left. Guests include Vince Cable, Phil Collins, Neal Lawson and Ros Wynne-Jones.
 
Laurie and Eleanor Penny have a lot in common. A love of politics, feminism, fiction and philosophy. An obsession with Blackadder, Rocky Horror and red pandas. Oh, and — parents. Each week they’ll unpick one controversial idea in the modern political conversation. This is the secret feminist agenda for world domination that the internet warned you about.
 
2020 Visions is a six part series presented by Rys Farthing and K. Biswas charting Britain's future. Episode 1: The Political Future. Guests: Labour’s Jon Cruddas MP; human rights activist Peter Tatchell; ConservativeHome editor Jonathan Isaby, psephologist Professor John Curtice; Dr Madsen Pirie, Director of the free-market Adam Smith Institute; LibDem Voice editor Stephen Tall; David Babbs of campaign organisation 38 Degrees, and the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. Episode 2: Poverty, inequa ...
 
A young American patriot and George Washington enthusiast, Sherman Tylawsky welcomes you from the nation’s capital for lively talks about pressing issues facing America and her allies, so you can learn to apply the first President’s unifying principles anywhere and anytime. Discover how the core values of Washington and the Founders were woven into the fabric of American society. Learn the ways a free people can heal internal divisions, cultivate economic prosperity, and protect civil libert ...
 
For 20 years, the Claremont Review of Books has been the gold standard for conservative criticism and political analysis. Now the CRB comes to the podcast world with a new interview show hosted by Dr. Spencer Klavan, the magazine's assistant editor. As each new issue comes out, Spencer phones up authors whose essays have prompted deeper reflection and discussion. Over a drink and a copy of the latest CRB, he'll chat with the leading minds on the Right about what's going on in politics and li ...
 
Living Proof is weekly show published by Bishop Joseph R. Castillo D.D. who is a missionary statesman based in mainland China, with an apostolic ministry to East Asia that spans the globe. Having an in depth teaching ministry along with mighty signs, wonders and miracles, is not what makes this show most interesting. Dr. Castillo is a former gang member and drug addict from the murderous streets of America's deadly city, Chicago, Illinois. In addition to that he is a TV celebrity in China wh ...
 
The Black Pill Podcast is a conversation between friends who talk about the current climate of the world and look to find answers amongst the confusion. We bring up real questions, often the ones you are afraid to ask, seeking answers to them, while pointing out the irony along the way. Come join this fun discussion that's filled with a good laugh, maybe a little buzz, but definitely a little truth!
 
Liverpool in the second half of the 19th century was burgeoning with rich merchants and swollen with poor immigrants. It was known variously as the "New York of Europe" and the "Black Spot on the Mersey." Waist-deep in this mosaic we find William Bower Forwood making a busy life for himself, making his fortune in cotton trading (including running the American blockade of the Southern States) and then delving into public affairs. We see the civic leader, dedicated to the betterment of "the go ...
 
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax (11 November 1633 – 5 April 1695) was an English statesman, writer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660, and in the House of Lords after he was raised to the peerage in 1668. He's noted in history for his views on Charles II among others. This compilation covers a wide range of his views which are particularly telling, coming, as they do, from a man who was singularly positioned among the powers of the time, to make them. Prepare your ...
 
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The announcement that 12 European football clubs intend to form a 'super league' occupied the top of the news agenda for most of the day on Monday. Why does football - a game designed for entertainment, predominantly followed by men - occupy such a significant place in Britain's public discourse? In this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephe…
 
Like most programs for kids, Girls Empowerment Network shifted from in-person afterschool programs, summer camps and big events to all virtual offerings when the pandemic began. Now as cases of COVID-19 decrease and people get vaccinated, the group is taking the lessons learned in the virtual world and keeping the programs that worked as well as be…
 
While countries including the US and UK impose sanctions on China over anti-democratic reforms in Hong Kong, some commentators argue economic measures have "practically no effect" - and may contribute to anti-Asian sentiments in western countries. In this episode, Jessie Lau joins Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin to discuss the political gridlock ove…
 
In this episode we were joined by legend CRROW777! Crrow777 joined us to talk about his telescope work throughout his filming career, where he has captured lunar waves, the second sun, which he refers to as the spiritual sun and all the other anomalies in space. This conversation weave between his findings, what might actually be above us and the s…
 
Had she not been murdered at the peak of her popularity when she was just 23, Tejano queen Selena would have turned 50 this year on April 16. To celebrate the Texas icon, Independence Brewing Company is throwing a tribute party on Friday. The event, which is co-hosted by the lovely ladies from drag queen telegram service Extragrams, will include a …
 
Two Austin startups — one a health care tech company and one a cybersecurity firm — are expanding after raising a combined $5.1 million in seed money. DocStation received $3.1 million in a round led by 8VC, a former Silicon Valley venture capital firm now based in Austin. DocStation is a platform that lets pharmacists play a more active role as hea…
 
Blockcap, a bitcoin mining and blockchain company, is moving its corporate headquarters from Las Vegas to Austin, with plans to continue to grow its operations, according to the company. The company, which describes itself as one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency mining operators in North America, was founded last year and combined assets from …
 
The white-hot housing market in the Austin area continues to blaze, with the median sale prices for homes hitting all-time highs in March — and real estate experts say that even as demand soars, the region is showing no warning signs that it's experiencing a housing bubble that is at risk of bursting. For the five-county metro area — which runs fro…
 
In another sign that economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is underway, Austin's unemployment rate dipped last month as COVID-19 vaccine rollouts increased and businesses continued to reopen. The area's jobless rate decreased from 5.6% in February to 5.3% in March, according to new figures from the Texas Workforce Commission. The Austin r…
 
During the pandemic, many of the people who run lights and sound and provide other unseen support work for concerts have been out of work. The nonprofit group Musically Fed have pivoted during the pandemic to find ways to feed unemployed stage crews. The organization has teamed up the trade nonprofit, the Touring Professionals Alliance to create th…
 
The Community Police Review Commission will host the 8 Can't Wait Town Hall, focusing on the national 8 Can't Wait campaign, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom. The event will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about how Austin is addressing public safety and provide feedback on the Police Department's use-of-force policies. The …
 
The Dripping Springs school district board of trustees has named Holly Morris-Kuentz as the lone finalist in its search for a new superintendent. The announcement was made during a special called meeting Tuesday. The selection process began in January and included consideration of 50 applicants. Morris-Kuentz has served the Lake Travis school distr…
 
City of Austin and Travis County health officials have extended the Health Authority rules, which are the basis for the continued mask requirements, through May 18. Updates were also made for those who are fully vaccinated. Under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's current guidance, people who are fully vaccinated can meet with others …
 
A grand jury will consider whether criminal charges should be brought against a driver who shot and killed a man during a Black Lives Matter protest last summer, the Travis County district attorney's office announced Friday. Daniel Perry shot 28-year-old Garrett Foster in July — an act that Perry's attorney said was in self-defense. Foster was carr…
 
A Texas House committee has approved a bill banning gender-affirming medical care for those 17 or younger, the second piece of legislation directed at transgender Texans to advance this legislative session. House Bill 1399, which will soon be eligible for a vote by the full House, would ban doctors from offering a range of surgeries and treatments …
 
Given the assembly-line nature of the UFC content these days, you can't blame MMA fans, boxing hardcores and casuals alike for being interested in Triller, which is (if nothing else) EXTREMELY different. So, when that dude Ebenezer Paul knocks out Ben Askren in under two minutes, it's going to be kind of a big deal. We discuss that and look ahead t…
 
In this episode we were joined by Russianvids, RV Truth! RV joined us to go over some of the work he’s done over the years covering both current and historical events. We talked about much of the symbolism you see in both movies and the media and how everything that happens on your screen influences the very culture we live in! THANK YOU FOR JOININ…
 
With so many various activities, current events, and issues for Members of Congress to take on, the congressional schedule is always a packed one! Learn what Congress's schedule roughly looks like, why it's significant, and what a proposed "80-20 schedule" could do to modernize the legislative institution. Modernization Committee's Final Report dur…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Lianne Sanderson to reflect on Chelsea's FA Cup victory over Man City, ending Guardiola's side's hope of an historic quadruple, whilst Newcastle survive a scare against 10 man West Ham to improve their bid of staying in the PL. Also, after Harry Kane's injury late on against Everton, they discuss his chances of being …
 
Get ready for a blast from the past this weekend at the Domain. A Barbie pop-up Truck is setting up shop in Austin for one day only on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hot pink truck's debut in Austin is part of the Barbie Truck Totally Throwback Tour, which is celebrating 60 years of Barbie. The pop-up will feature exclusive Barbie-themed merch…
 
Indie Meme Film Festival, Austin's annual celebration of South Asian independent cinema, will return this month for an online edition. The sixth annual fest will be held over two weekends, April 16-18 and 23-25, via the Filmocracy.com platform. In addition to streaming films, viewers will find virtual Q&As with filmmakers. This is the second virtua…
 
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by recent Texas transplant Elon Musk, has been selected by NASA to build its next spacecraft that will take a crew to the moon. The mission would land astronauts on the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years. It's unclear where the lunar lander will be built, but SpaceX has a significant presence in far Sou…
 
Saying it is facing a $14 million budget shortfall next year due to the pandemic, the Pflugerville school district on Friday announced it is looking at reducing staff positions for the 2021-22 school year. Chief Operations Officer Eduardo Ramos said potential solutions would include not filling all open positions in the district, repurposing staff …
 
Dueling online petitions calling on the Round Rock school district to either remove or sustain its mask requirements led to a heated debate Thursday and a vote by the Board of Trustees to keep the established protocols. More than 1,700 people signed an online petition asking the board to make masks optional and many speakers attended the Thursday m…
 
Williamson County closed its COVID-19 vaccine waiting list at 5 p.m. Friday. Officials said the county still has approximately 30,000 people on its waitlist, but only about 5% of the people invited to schedule an appointment are following through and making one. Officials say many of the people who got on the waitlist already have received their va…
 
The Texas House on Friday gave final approval to a measure that would allow carrying a handgun in Texas without a permit, a multiyear effort that never before had gotten a vote in the lower chamber. The 87 to 58 vote was largely along party lines. HB 1927 would allow anyone over the age of 21 who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun in …
 
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday said the Biden administration is “obstructing healthcare access for vulnerable Texans” after officials rescinded approval for a waiver that delivers billions in federal dollars to hospitals in Texas. The 1115 Medicaid waiver serves as a federal funding agreement that reimburses hospitals in Texas for expenses they incur w…
 
The federal government can take immediate possession of additional land in the Rio Grande Valley for construction of the border wall, even though President Joe Biden has said he does not plan to push forward with the project, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling came in response to the government's motion filed during the waning days of the Trump …
 
Austin Public Health on Friday announced that residents who need their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine can now schedule an appointment through the agency from Saturday night until Tuesday morning, a system now in place after thousands of time slots went unbooked Thursday. Officials said the agency is now brainstorming several ways to encourag…
 
State health officials said Thursday they expect to see continued high demand for COVID-19 vaccinations in Texas, despite an order to halt administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports of rare blood clots in six women. None of the six cases occurred in Texas, where about 500,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine hav…
 
Citing a continual rise of gun violence in the city, Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon on Friday said the department is launching a violence intervention program that targets crimes involving firearms. As part of the new initiative, which will begin immediately and be reviewed at the end of August, Chacon said the department's organized cri…
 
Many of Austin’s top music destinations remain shuttered amid the pandemic, and many people might still feel most comfortable seeing live music outdoors. The good news: There’s a whole lot of options for hearing bands in open-air environments. Over the past few weeks, the Austin 360 team visited a dozen of these places and compiled a broad sampler …
 
The deadline for Williamson County small businesses in the food service affected by the coronavirus pandemic to apply for grants has been extended to April 30. Businesses will need to provide documentation that they are eligible for the program and have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Wilco Forward Phase 2 signup page fo…
 
Leander Mayor Troy Hill is running for his second term against City Council Member Christine Sederquist. Hill, who is 59, is a technology salesman. Sederquist, who is 39, creates digital marketing content and strategy for small businesses. She has served one term on the council. Both candidates said Leander faces issues with its infrastructure. See…
 
An Austin man has been indicted in connection to a crash last month that killed eight undocumented immigrants who were traveling in the back of his truck, according to the Department of Justice. According to immigration officials, 24-year-old Sebastian Tovar was driving a maroon pickup truck on March 15 with the eight undocumented immigrants in Del…
 
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper early Thursday struck a pedestrian who was lying in the street near the Capitol, authorities said. Austin-Travis County EMS medics responded at 3:46 a.m. to the corner of West 13th and Colorado streets, where DPS troopers tried to treat the pedestrian at the scene. But the man, described by authorities on…
 
Some residents who own homes designated as affordable in the Mueller neighborhood in East Austin experienced sticker shock recently when they learned of huge spikes in their escrow payments. The problem stems from lenders' calculations of escrow bills for 35 homeowners who last year bought condos that were earmarked for income-qualified buyers thro…
 
Austin now has a city official dedicated to making sure residents who get priced out of their neighborhoods can seek help and remain in the place they call home. Nefertitti Jackmon, the former executive director of Six Square, a nonprofit that seeks to preserve the cultural legacy of Austin’s Black Cultural District, on Wednesday became the Housing…
 
The Texas House on Thursday approved a bill to extend Medicaid coverage to eligible women for at least one year after giving birth or experiencing a miscarriage, a move advocates say could reduce the state’s maternal mortality rate. Currently, eligible low-income women in Texas lose Medicaid coverage 60 days after pregnancy. See omnystudio.com/list…
 
Split irrevocably along party lines, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved legislation banning transgender student athletes from competing in sports within their gender identity. All 18 Republicans voted for Senate Bill 29, which would require athletes in Texas public high schools and grade schools to compete in sports based on the "biological sex"…
 
The Texas House on Thursday gave initial approval to a measure that would allow carrying a handgun in Texas without a permit, a multiyear effort that never before had gotten a vote in the lower chamber. The 84-to-56 vote was largely along party lines. House Bill 1927, authored by a number of Republican lawmakers, would allow anyone over the age of …
 
The Texas Senate approved a bill Thursday that would pave the way for hundreds of Lake Austin shoreline properties to secede from the city of Austin to avoid paying city property taxes. Senate Bill 659 from Senator Dawn Buckingham, a Republican from Lakeway, passed 18-to-12, with voting along party lines. Sen. Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat from Austin…
 
For the past month, Mayor Steve Adler and other city of Austin officials have met behind closed doors with community leaders to develop a plan to tackle the city's swelling homelessness crisis. The ambitious plan was unveiled to the public Thursday, highlighted by a three-year timeline and a total cost estimate of $250 million. The proposal is perh…
 
Century High junior Bruin Fleischmann has made his decision about where he will play college football, and discusses his decision. Then, Middleton has a new boys' basketball coach: Nate Hartman. We take a deep dive into Coach Hartman's background and coaching philosophies. Subscribe to our YouTube channel Follow the Idaho Sports team on Twitter Lik…
 
The lobbying scandal rumbles on, enveloping senior civil servants as well as MPs - and Labour are determined to make this a story about 'Tory sleaze'. In this episode Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss whether public outrage over the story is at a tipping point, and what damage it might do to the Conservative establishment. Then,…
 
If you're an Austin musician and you'd like to get the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the city's premier music venues, Austin Public Health and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians have just the opportunity for you. Austin Public Health will administer a limited number of Moderna vaccines to local musicians on two dates in April at Emo's on East Ri…
 
Round Rock-based Dell Technologies said Wednesday that it is spinning off its ownership stake in VMware, a California-based cloud-software company. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of calendar 2021 and result in two standalone companies. Dell Technologies said the companies will continue to work together. Dell Technologies owns a…
 
Austin nonprofit organization Mobile Loaves & Fishes will break ground in summer 2022 on two new phases of its Community First Village that are expected to nearly quadruple the number of homes in this neighborhood designed to house people who have been chronically homeless. The next two phases will add 1,400 homes to the more than 500 homes in the …
 
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