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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
 
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden.
 
ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.
 
A jaunty walk through the burning ruins of the old world, the one we all live in now, and a guide to avoiding the worst pitfalls along the road to a better world. It Could Happen Here season 1 ended with the possibility of a second civil war. It Could Happen Here Daily with Robert Evans, accepts collapse as a given, and tries to provide a roadmap to survival.
 
The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartin Like: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
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Reveal’s investigations will inspire, infuriate and inform you. Host Al Letson and an award-winning team of reporters deliver gripping stories about caregivers, advocates for the unhoused, immigrant families, warehouse workers and formerly incarcerated people, fighting to hold the powerful accountable. The New Yorker described Reveal as “a knockout … a pleasure to listen to, even as we seethe.” A winner of multiple Peabody, duPont, Emmy and Murrow awards, Reveal is produced by the nation’s f ...
 
The Slow Newscast from Tortoise takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Tortoise is a news start-up devoted to slow journalism. If you want more slow and considered journalism, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at events in our newsroom, in person and online. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/friend and use the cod ...
 
The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. ...
 
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
 
Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, com ...
 
Each week, Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big news stories. In the usual Squiz tone, we'll keep it short and sharp, and opinion-free. If you're interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge which makes it confusing and time-consuming to get across - Squiz Shortcuts is for you. The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn, op een toegankelijke manier. Iedere zondag tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur. Reacties, vragen en tips: pointer@kro-ncrv.nl , tel: 035-6719787 of twitter: @pointer_kroncrv
 
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Neither Finland nor Sweden ever joined NATO, the Western military alliance formed in 1949: Finland for pragmatic reasons and Sweden for ideological ones. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted both to change course. Facebook’s appeal is waning – to both users and investors. And for the first time, a telescope has captured images of the black…
 
Right now, undercover inspectors from France’s prestigious Michelin Guide are visiting Canada for the first time, to decide if any of Toronto’s restaurants are worthy of a coveted Michelin Star.Getting that designation from the de facto gastronomical authority can propel a chef and their restaurant to stardom. But the Michelin Guide has also been p…
 
The likely end of Roe v. Wade marks a bitter setback for the pro-choice movement. But the success of abortion legalization campaigns in Ireland and Argentina may be models for a way forward. What are the ingredients for effective public messaging? What can American activists learn from the examples of international movements? Guest: Anat Shenker-Os…
 
Welcome to The Quicky, getting you up to speed daily. The Quicky drops an episode every morning with a deep dive and the news headlines, and we’ll be bringing you the afternoon news as well. Every weekday Siobhán Moran-McFarlane will be in your ears telling you the headlines you need to know, to make your commute home that little easier. And yes, C…
 
In April 2015, a victim was stabbed 13 times in a park in Leicester town centre. The case was solved with the help of CCTV, but that’s not the end of the story. The parents of the man convicted for the crime insist this was a case of mistaken identity. They also believe racial bias caused their son’s misidentification on CCTV. Forensic experts have…
 
Johnny Depp’s personal life has been splashed across the headlines thanks to high-profile defamation cases against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Now, the latest trial is playing out in real time, live streamed to audiences across the world. What does this case tell us about their fans and how we all consume celebrity gossip? This podcast was brought to …
 
In Buffalo, N.Y., vigils and prayers services were held across the city Sunday after a gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others in a racially motivated shooting rampage at a busy supermarket in a Black neighborhood. Kathleen Belew, author of "Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America," joins Geoff Bennett to disc…
 
In our news wrap: Finland made official its declaration to join the western NATO alliance as the fellow Nordic nation of Sweden has also moved a step closer to applying for membership. Also, Turkey remains the greatest obstacle to Finland and Sweden's admission to NATO, and the sprawling city of Shanghai will begin gradually reopening some business…
 
Democrats are crafting a new message as they grapple with how to position themselves in November's midterm elections, in which rising inflation and gas prices remain the biggest obstacles. President Biden has been testing his new messaging strategy while drawing a contrast with the GOP and warning of Republican extremism. Anat Shenker-Osirio, of As…
 
The race to fill the open Senate seat in Pennsylvania could be an early test of the Democrats' new messaging strategy. It's already one of the most hotly-contested elections this year. Lisa Dejardins reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/fundersBy PBS NewsHour
 
When you move in with a partner, how to manage your finances for household bills and spending money is a really important conversation to have, but it can be very difficult. Where do you stand on joint versus separate finances? Do you have one bank account where all your money goes in and out? Do you keep all of your dollars separate and transfer b…
 
As Australians prepare to head to the polls on Saturday, one issue has been glaringly ignored throughout the campaign.Almost no-one has been talking about COVID, even though our infection rates are still, per capita, among the highest in the world. Today, Co-host of the ABC's Coronacast, Dr Norman Swan, on what's been happening with the virus, and …
 
The United States is experiencing an adolescent mental health crisis. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Surgeon General are stressing the urgent need to address the mental health needs of children and teens. The pandemic focused attention on this issue as young people dealt with isolation, the uncertainty of lockdow…
 
In our news wrap Saturday, Ukrainians say Russia is withdrawing from Kharkiv as a Senate Republican delegation led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Ukraine, authorities say at least 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y. supermarket, abortions rigths demonstrations take place acros the U.S., and an all-Black climbing …
 
As Americans contemplate living in a country where Roe versus Wade is overturned, a very different story is playing out in many parts of Latin America. In recent years, countries throughout the region have relaxed abortion restrictions. Alicia Yamin, senior fellow for the Global Health and Rights Project at Harvard Law School, joins Ali Rogin to di…
 
Each day the Twitter thread "Faces Of COVID" posts the names, images and a short remembrance of Americans who have died from COVID-19. The project was started by Boston-based communications consultant Alex Goldstein, who has posted more than 7,000 remembrances since starting the feed in March 2020. Geoff Bennett recently spoke with Goldstein to lea…
 
It is another big weekend for soccer fans, everything from the Premier League title race to the upcoming Champions League final. Roger Bennett, a British American broadcaster, author and filmmaker, and co-host of the Men in Blazers podcast, joins Geoff Bennett to break down the latest. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/abo…
 
James Montague, award-winning author of the The Billionaire’s Club, tells the story of how the super-rich bought English football and Chelsea FC became a sanctioned asset. From Putin’s oligarchs to hyper-capitalist Americans and oil-rich Middle Eastern royal families, James explores the concerns, crimes and crises that large waves of cash have brou…
 
China has been warned by the World Health Organisation that its so-called 'zero covid' approach is unsustainable. Hundreds of millions of people have been kept under lockdown in cities across the country, leaving the economy severely jolted, and critics calling it an abuse of human rights. However, the Chinese authorities seem determined to carry o…
 
Abortion is a deeply divisive issue in the United States that spans the law, religion and women’s rights. It has been a legal right for almost 50 years. Now, the Supreme Court – the top court in the country – is expected to overturn the law and rule that abortions can banned. It’s put abortion back towards the top of the political debate and we ref…
 
Kim Tserkezie meets Danny Hibbert, the mastermind behind Switch, a sport of sports consisting of football, basketball, volleyball, netball and handball. She learns how the game is crossing generational and cultural divides in White City, a fast-changing area of west London, and giving opportunities to many, where more established sports are failing…
 
Today's weekend listen comes courtesy of our sister podcast, Danny In The Valley. Yesterday, Elon Musk put his $44 billion takeover of Twitter on pause. Some investors now seem sceptical that the deal will happen at all, although Musk says he remains committed. Whatever happens next at Twitter, the future of online debate is being thrashed out in p…
 
In our news wrap Friday, U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner will spend another month in pre-trial detention in Russia, South Korea offers medical supplies to North Korea for an apparent COVID outbreak, Israeli police charged and beat mourners before an Al Jazeera reporter's funeral, and Elon Musk is delaying his plan to buy Twitter for $44 billio…
 
Nearly three months into this bloody war in Ukraine, much of the focus is now on the eastern Donbas. But there is also a southern front, where Russia made early gains and occupied large areas of land. The fighting continues in the Kherson region. And as elsewhere, stuck in the middle are families struggling to stay united. Nick Schifrin reports. PB…
 
A baby formula shortage has become a major problem for parents around the U.S., one without quick solutions. About 40 percent of formula is out of stock nationwide due to supply chain disruptions, inflation and a recall by one of the biggest producers. Meanwhile, the White House announced steps to address the shortage. Brian Dittmeier, of the Natio…
 
For decades scientists have believed there is a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. For the first time this week, they released an astonishing image of it, about 27,000 light years away from Earth. An international collaboration of scientists and telescopes made the discovery. Miles O'Brien explores some of the mysteries surrounding t…
 
David Gergen is known to many PBS NewsHour NewsHour viewers as a long time commentator on the program. But he is perhaps best known for his role serving as an adviser to four American presidents, Republicans and Democrats alike. Judy Woodruff spoke to Gergen this week about his new book, "Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made." PBS N…
 
Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart and Washington Post columnist Gary Abernathy join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the U.S. marks a million deaths from COVID-19, Congress reached an impasse on pandemic funding, and the Jan. 6 committee issued subpoenas for five Republican lawmakers. PBS NewsHour is support…
 
With the U.S. marking the tragic milestone of 1 million lives lost from COVID-19, we wanted to pause to acknowledge this immense, collective loss and remember just some of the Americans who have perished from the virus since the pandemic began. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
Sasa Woodruff loves food—she's been accused of having far too many cookbooks. But in 2019, a phone call from an unknown caller changed her relationship to eating. A genetic counselor called to tell her that she had a rare genetic mutation which could lead to a lethal form of stomach cancer. The only way to prevent that cancer was to get her stomach…
 
As the US reaches 1 million covid deaths, hear from one of the widows of the million lost; How is Planned Parenthood in Illinois planning in being one of the only midwestern states to allow abortions? We asked them; Why it is a worry time for parents of young kids; Saying goodbye to the iPod; And, A day for the dog moms out there. Learn more about …
 
On the "CBS News Weekend Roundup", correspondent Carter Evans reports on inflation. White House Correspondent Steven Portnoy reports on how the President wants to combat rising prices. Correspondent Nikole Killion reports from the Supreme Court on abortion rights. Correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports from Capitol Hill on the January 6th investiga…
 
Not explicitly, no. But neither is the right to travel from New York to New Jersey. NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino explains our unenumerated rights. This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplaine…
 
In an epic three-part documentary series, FRONTLINE investigates the decades-long failure to confront the threat of climate change and the role of the fossil fuel industry.As leading climate scientists issue new warnings about climate change, Part Three examines how the fossil fuel industry worked to delay the transition to renewable energy sources…
 
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