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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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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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On this week's episode of World Review from the New Statesman, Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington DC are joined by Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing, to discuss the transatlantic movement to defund the police, and how the world can move to a better justice system. They also discuss key world events including development…
 
On today's episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea look at Keir Starmer's first year leading the Labour party and offer their assessment of his performance. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your question on whether the recent violence in Northern Ireland was inevitable. Subscribing to the New Statesman help…
 
Hays High School unveiled its new mascot logo on Wednesday morning, which will replace its Confederate-linked Rebel mascot. In July 2020, the Hays school district school board voted to retire the Rebel mascot for the high school. In January, the district announced that it would change its mascot to the Hawks after polling current Hays High School s…
 
Vicky and Darren are joined by Gabby Agbonlahor to discuss the possibility of Harry Kane leaving Tottenham at the end of the season after it was reported that he would ask to leave if his boyhood club didn't get Champions League football for next season. Trent Alexander Arnold's chances of going to the Euros are discussed after his resurgence in fo…
 
The Round Rock City Council on Thursday night voted to end the requirement for those in public places to wear masks when social distancing is not possible as of midnight April 22. Those who spoke in favor of rescinding the mask mandate cited the steady decline of COVID-19 cases across the state. Businesses can still require customers to wear masks.…
 
Austin bookworms rejoice: City officials on Wednesday said public libraries are scheduled to reopen to the public for express in-person services starting May 10th. City officials said libraries will continue its digital and curbside pickup services. Staff also will allow visitors to make new library cards, and get help with technology, along with o…
 
As of Friday, about 8.8 million Texans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, more than 5.2 million people in the state have now been fully vaccinated, according to state health officials. State health authorities reported 96 new coronavirus deaths on Friday. More than 48,000 Texans have died from coronavirus-related com…
 
San Marcos police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman they said robbed a gas station convenience store while wielding a large kitchen knife early Monday. Police responded to the Sunoco gas station near Redwood Road and Texas 123 around 3:30 a.m. on Monday. The woman robbed the clerk using a large kitchen knife and then forced th…
 
Austin Public Health leaders on Friday announced plans to expand its age eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine to anyone 18 years or older starting Monday. Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard said vaccine eligibility is able to expand once again because the demand for appointments by the 40-plus age group is continuing to decrea…
 
Austin watershed officials are again warning pet owners to keep dogs away from algae spotted in Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake after toxins dangerous to the animals were detected last month. But now that the toxin has been detected during the cooler seasons in at least four lakes, the city's Watershed Protection Department said it plans to reevalua…
 
Fed up with the difficulties in getting access to COVID-19 vaccinations, multiple Vietnamese American organizations in Austin say they’re taking it upon themselves to help vulnerable populations within their community. While Austin Public Health has distributed translated information regarding COVID-19 vaccines, those who work directly with the loc…
 
A Friday morning shootout in Northeast Austin left a man and an Austin police officer, hospitalized with gunshot wounds, the Police Department said. The incident is the fourth shooting involving a police officer in Austin so far this year, double the number of such incidents by this point in 2020. The officer who was shot and the wounded man, descr…
 
Friends of Ramesh Thapa say the 39-year-old Nepalese national was a gentle soul who was working hard to bring his wife and child to the United States. Thapa was fatally shot early Tuesday in the parking lot of his Southeast Austin apartment complex near the intersection of Tranquilo Trail and Bluff Springs Road, according to Austin police. See omny…
 
The Austin Police Department this week announced a slate of new leadership appointees, including the city's first assistant chief of Asian descent. Interim Austin Police Chief Joe Chacon's appointments, which went into effect Friday, come at a time when the department is facing multiple lawsuits related to deadly police shootings, and a rise in rep…
 
A Caldwell County man was charged with several crimes earlier this month in connection with the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The FBI on April 2 charged Andrew Morgan Jr., of Maxwell, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol g…
 
Travis County's new grant-funded public defender office is up and running, taking on a small percentage of criminal cases since it was founded a year ago. The office is designed to take on a bigger caseload as it grows. However, even by the time its four-year grant runs out, Travis County's current system — which uses a rotating slate of private at…
 
Central Health will host a town hall meeting called "COVID Vaccines and Our Community" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday via Facebook Live. Local pastors and medical experts will answer questions and share information about the COVID-19 vaccines to help people make their own informed decision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation’s chief executive officer, who was fired last month, has withdrawn a whistleblower lawsuit he filed last month against the city, saying he just wanted to “move on.” In his suit, Cameron Cox said the corporation’s board began taking adverse action against him after he sent an email to Bastrop’s city attor…
 
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department will offer free days at Zilker Botanical Garden to increase access for all. Free days will include May 2, July 17, Sept. 12, Nov. 11 and Dec. 27. Advance reservations are required to maintain safe and appropriate social distancing. Space is limited. No admission price is required. Tickets can only be reser…
 
Waterloo Park, which includes the 5,000-guest Moody Amphitheater, stands virtually ready to share its abundant nature, culture and history. Its grand opening, however, has been pushed to late summer because of pandemic concerns. At three full city blocks, the largest downtown park includes landscaped trails; a playground; large lawns for event seat…
 
Austin FC lost 4-2 on penalties against FC Dallas on Wednesday in the club’s second match of La Copita, a preseason tournament matching professional soccer teams in Texas. The in-state rivals of Major League Soccer ended regulation 3-3 after FC Dallas tied the game with a goal in the 85th minute at FC Dallas' Toyota Stadium. See omnystudio.com/list…
 
In a party-line vote, the House Elections Committee approved a key Republican voting bill Thursday, sending the measure to the full House, where a vigorous floor debate is expected. House Bill 6 was approved without discussion, a common practice on committee votes. Republicans argue that the bill is needed to combat voting fraud and bolster flaggin…
 
Two Austin companies have combined to raise $17.5 million this week to fund their growth. Elevate Brands, which has grown by acquiring Amazon third-party businesses, said it raised $12.5 million to fuel a buying spree, including the purchase of its 20th Amazon Marketplace brand earlier this month. Meanwhile, Austin-based Disco, which sells skincare…
 
Depending on who is interpreting it, legislation moving closer to a vote in the Texas House and Senate would either shut the door to the state ever becoming home to high-level radioactive waste or carve a path to bring it in. Two separate but similar bills — one in the House and the other in the Senate — seek to lower state fees and surcharges impo…
 
State health officials said Thursday they expect Texas' supply of single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses to shrink next week after a manufacturing error at a Baltimore plant ruined 15 million doses, causing delays across the country. Texas should still receive more than 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines next week, according to Imelda Gar…
 
In a ruling that was divided along party lines, a state appeals court on Thursday dismissed Attorney General Ken Paxton's challenge to Austin and Travis County pandemic-related orders that placed a curfew on businesses during the New Year's weekend. The orders, which barred food and beverage service after 10:30 p.m. amid a surge in local COVID-19 c…
 
Markaaz, a technology company focused on small businesses, has relocated its headquarters from Los Angeles to Austin. The software company, which was founded in 2020, makes a platform that provides tools to help small businesses connect with supporting partners and other businesses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Texas House on Thursday granted preliminary approval 117-29 of a measure that would prohibit the governor from closing houses of worship, even during disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Greg Abbott classified houses of worship as essential when he issued a stay-at-home order soon after the coronavirus arrived in Texas, which allowed …
 
Idaho Statesman writer Michael Lycklama talks to us about the All-State boys and girls basketball teams that were just released, as well as the spring sports scene in the Boise Valley. Then, Kimberly track and field coach Marvin Mumm sizes up his team's chances at state this year. Subscribe to our YouTube channel Follow the Idaho Sports team on Twi…
 
The Right has been grappling with an identity crisis for some time. President Trump seems to have ushered in a new era—but an era of what, exactly? Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age and a 2020 Lincoln Fellow, joins Spencer to talk about the Right's present trajectory and where it's likely headed next.…
 
Pflugerville Fire Chief Ron Moellenberg has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Texas Fire Chiefs Association Lone Star Achievement Award for his 43 years of advancing emergency medical and fire services in Travis County. Moellenberg was presented with the award at the association's annual conference in College Station on Tuesday. See omnyst…
 
If you've been outside to enjoy Austin's mild spring weather recently, hang on to memories of that, because temperatures are going to be even more unseasonably warm. The National Weather Service outlook for the next few days calls for maximum temperatures of around 91 on Thursday and 93 on Friday. If the forecast holds, those 90-degree days would b…
 
Even as Austin’s job market continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the ripple effects are still being felt as new workforce reductions occur. The Hilton Austin hotel is laying off 64 workers, while business services firm CSG Systems is laying off 57, according to WARN letters sent to the Texas Workforce Commission. A WARN letter, which…
 
Measures aimed at loosening prohibitions on marijuana possession received hearings in a Texas House committee as lawmakers across the political spectrum appear ever more inclined to revise low-level drug penalties. The slate of bills that came before the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence on Tuesday would reduce penalties for small amo…
 
Protecting business from government obstacles is a political priority for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, but the conservative Republican is not a fan when businesses become obstacles to his hard-charging agenda. Patrick lashed out at American Airlines after the nation's largest air carrier announced that it is "strongly opposed" to Senate Bill 7, a Patrick …
 
A week after the Texas Senate approved a slate of bills to ban or restrict abortion, the fight shifted Wednesday to the House, where a committee began work on similar bills in a public hearing that drew keen interest from both sides. State Representative Stephanie Klick, a Fort Worth Republican who leads the Public Health Committee, announced that …
 
A 28-year-old man who was knocked out while trying to break up a fight at an Austin strip club last week was found dead at his home, Austin police said. Jorge Jaimes [HOHR-hay HY-mess] was found unresponsive in his bed the morning of April 1. Authorities on Wednesday arrested 35-year-old William Eugene Colvin III. Police said he struck Jaimes while…
 
Austin fire investigators have charged a 58-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a blaze that damaged the historic Buford Tower in downtown Austin on April 1st. David Rosenblum was arrested April 2nd and remained in the Travis County Jail on Wednesday with bail set at $10,000. If convicted, he could face at least five years in pr…
 
Zach and David are joined by outdoors author Adam Sawyer to discuss the best hikes in and around the Salem area.Salem might not have the same outdoor buzz as Eugene and Bend, but it features a beautiful collection of forested urban hikes and nearby trails that lead to wildflowers, wildlife refuges and waterfalls.…
 
Austin bookworms rejoice: City officials on Wednesday said public libraries are scheduled to reopen to the public for express in-person services starting May 10. City officials said libraries will continue its digital and curbside pickup services. Starting on May 10, people will now be allowed to browse through and check out books, use public compu…
 
The son of an Austin jeweler who was the mastermind behind a murder-for-hire plot that left his father dead pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. The surviving wife and mother, who was also targeted when bullets rang out in her home in 2018, said the plea deal for Nicolas Shaughnessy, now 22, was acceptable, bu…
 
Texas coaching legend Eddie Reese joins the On Second Thought podcast this week to discuss his retirement after 43 years while breaking down what he will be doing as the head coach emeritus at Texas. Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also discuss Chris Beard’s culture change for Texas basketball and update spring football with comments from Texas runnin…
 
The Austin Community Foundation, St. David’s Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin have joined to provide up to $500,000 in grant funding to support equitable vaccine access for communities of color and other groups that have suffered adverse economic and health impacts from the coronavirus pandemic in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Wil…
 
Arnav Chopra, a junior at Round Rock High School, took the SAT on March 13 and when his parents told him he received a 1600, the highest possible score, he had to be sure it wasn't a dream. Arnav said this was his first time taking the SAT, a test that is widely used for admissions to U.S. colleges. Leading up to the exam, Arnav said he consumed an…
 
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and executive chef CJ Jacobson will open Mediterranean restaurant Aba at 1011 South Congress Avenue in the Music Lane complex on October 1st. It’s the second location of the restaurant that originally opened in Chicago’s Fulton Market District in 2018, and will represent the Chicago-based hospitality group’s first …
 
Legislation to establish an active shooter alert system won preliminary approval Tuesday in the Texas House and is modeled after the Amber Alerts sent to cellphones warning about child abductions. Its author, Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, said he was surprised no such system was already in place. There was no opposition to Landgraf's House Bill 1…
 
If you're wondering what caused the power outages that contributed to dozens of deaths statewide and billions of dollars in property damage during February's historic winter freeze, a preliminary report Tuesday sheds a bit of light on it — provided you weren't already aware it was really, really cold outside. The top reason cited by operators of po…
 
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration Tuesday, alleging that federal authorities are illegally declining to take custody of immigrants subject to deportation who are about to be released from Texas prisons. The result, Paxton argued, leaves Texas in a bind — forced to release "criminal aliens" or continue holding them in c…
 
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