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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.
 
Come for the political analysis, stay for the bad jokes and wrong predictions. Not Enough Champagne is run by Steve Haynes, who in a previous life was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and Cory Hazlehurst, a Labour activist who has written about politics for the New Statesman. We try to work out what the hell is going on with British Politics and take a step back to shed new light on issues most news outlets don't talk about.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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The legendary writer, satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci joins the New Statesman Podcast to co-host four special episodes. In these shows, Armando explores areas of British politics that he believes are broken, and is joined by guests from inside and outside the Westminster machine to discuss how politics could be better. In Episode two, Arm…
 
Historian and economist Adam Tooze joins Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC to talk about his New Statesman cover story on the West's relationship with China. They talk about who China's allies are and what impact climate change will have on geopolitics. Then in You Ask Us, they take a listener's qustion on how green finance…
 
Ailbhe Rea, Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss Boris Johnson's latest plan to reduce crime and whether the proposals will actually have any impact. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listeners question on why some in Westminster think there'll be a 2023 election You can send a question for You Ask Us to podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk See acast.c…
 
Many shoppers on South Congress Avenue on Saturday chose not to cover their faces to protect against the coronavirus and instead continued post-pandemic practices, a concerning trend Austin area health leaders say has to stop after moving to Stage 4 of Austin Public Health's risk-based guidelines following an uptick in cases. Dozens of maskless Aus…
 
The NBA draft is coming up, Sam Merrill is in The Finals and college football season is right around the corner. Jacob (@jacobnielson12) and Parker (@pshark14) talk about all that and more on the show for the week of July 11-17. Thanks for listening! Column: Can Blake Anderson bring USU football to winning ways…
 
With COVID-19 cases from the dangerous delta variant surging, Central Texas school districts are scrambling to respond with only weeks left before classes begin. Most school districts canceled online classes earlier this year when the state announced that it would no longer fund students who are not physically present in classrooms. The delta varia…
 
The University of Texas took an aggressive step to solidify its future in collegiate athletics Friday, accepting an invitation to become a member of the Southeastern Conference. University President Jay Hartzell made the announcement during a UT System Board of Regents meeting. He described the move from the Big 12 to the SEC as a "monumental decis…
 
Although dozens of Texans across the eastern third of the state last month reported seeing a fireball in the sky — likely one of the brighter meteors burning in the atmosphere from the Perseids meteor shower — catching a glimpse of cosmic wonders in Austin can be hit or miss because of streetlight glow and overcast nights.Terry Phillips, president …
 
The Bastrop [BASS-trahp] City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a lease and maintenance program for aging Bastrop police cars that are causing issues for officers. Many of the vehicles in the police fleet are older than an average police car would be used, Assistant Police Chief Vicky Steffanic [steh-FAH-nik] told the council on July 13, when…
 
Frustrations with a backlogged application system for a program that offered protections for thousands of immigrants in Texas who arrived in the country as children could grow now that a federal court in Houston has outlawed the program. Life remains unpredictable as those immigrants — some raised in the United States since infancy — continue to wa…
 
In the second week after Texas House Democrats left for Washington, D.C. to block passage of a GOP-backed elections bill in the Legislature, six COVID-19 cases among the fully vaccinated delegation presented an unexpected hurdle. Many lawmakers found that familial and career responsibilities also were not as easily met from 1,500 miles away. See om…
 
Austin police and first responders from across Texas mourned the loss of Lewis "Andy" Traylor, an officer who died Saturday from injuries sustained in a collision with an 18-wheeler in East Austin last week. Traylor, a member of the Austin Police Department for nine years and a U.S. Navy veteran, leaves behind a wife and five children. See omnystud…
 
Before this summer, strategies to mitigate algae — whose harmful blooms first popped up in Lady Bird Lake in August 2019 and led to the deaths of at least five dogs — typically meant waiting for temperatures to drop in winter months when the algae would be dormant, and keeping pets from swimming in water where algae was. But in June, Austin City Co…
 
An April shootout between a man and Austin police officers started as a random chase in Northeast Austin and ended with the man raising a gun and firing at officers, according to edited police video of the incident released Friday. The Police Department released an edited and scripted video that includes footage from police vehicle dashboard and bo…
 
Social media has undoubtedly changed the way people interact. Amid debates about its usage and effects on the cultural fabric of our nation, proper education about social media is a top priority. Social media influencer Britain Bennett joins us to share her story and how her initiatives help young victims of bullying and encourage parents to be a g…
 
Three Texas House Democrats testified Thursday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, continuing their push to urge Congress to pass federal protections for voting rights. State Representatives Senfronia Thompson of Houston, Nicole Collier of Fort Worth and Diego Bernal of San Antonio were among nearly 60 Texas Demo…
 
Music legend Willie Nelson will perform Saturday morning at a voting rights rally at the Capitol, lending his name once again to the side opposing Republican efforts to pass legislation affecting the way Texas conducts voting and elections. Nelson's concert will help cap a four-day voting rights march that began Wednesday morning with a Georgetown-…
 
Austin Mayor Steve Adler says he wants to require all city employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and has called on City Manager Spencer Cronk to make that happen. Adler made the request Wednesday in a statement that also included a plea to Austin business owners to require their employees to get vaccinated. But in response to Adler's message,…
 
Fish come first - Financial Dominion - Part 2 -------------------------------------------------- Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ANIF was founded in the spring of 2011 and started with a group of expats in Beijing, looking for a place to experience God in a greater way. We are a vibrant community of believers gathered together for worship, prayer, and a …
 
In this episode we’re talking with a mountain guide about some of the best Oregon climbs that do not require ropes. These are spectacular peaks where all you need are strong legs, strong lungs and strong planning to reach some of the state’s most dramatic views.By Statesman Journal
 
The NBA Draft is tonight. Where will Neemias Queta land? Plus, the entire college landscape is shifting. What will conference realignment mean for the Mountain West and Utah State? Jacob (@jacobnielson12) and Parker (@pshark14) talk about all that on the show for the week of July 25-31. Thank you for tuning in! Conference realignment: how could it …
 
A week after city-owned properties in their council districts were identified as possibilities for sanctioned homeless encampments, Austin City Council Members Paige Ellis and Natasha Harper-Madison made a formal request aimed at keeping that from happening. The two council members were previously part of a unanimous council vote in May that direct…
 
The number of people killed in Austin so far this year has matched 2020's total homicide toll of 48, a grim milestone with five months left in the year. Since 1985, when the total number of Austin homicides in a year reached 52, that number had dropped to 40 in 1997 and stayed below that for more than 20 years. In 2019, Austin had recorded 39 homic…
 
An Austin police officer was critically injured early Wednesday after his patrol vehicle slammed into an 18-wheeler while responding to a call in East Austin. The officer, who had not been identified Wednesday afternoon, was driving on FM 969 when the 18-wheeler made a U-turn in front of the patrol vehicle. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not inju…
 
After climbing steadily the past few months, Austin-area gasoline prices finally retreated this week, dropping about 4 cents per gallon as oil prices stabilized. In Austin, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline dipped to $2.77 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com, a fuel industry website. That's down 4 cents from the previous week's …
 
A federal judge in Austin has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of white students who claimed the University of Texas did not give them a fair chance to apply for admission because of their race. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman said the lawsuit was barred because it involved the same issues, and was pushed by the same people, as a previous chal…
 
At least a dozen cases of the delta variant, a highly contagious mutation of the coronavirus, have been confirmed in the Austin area in a third wave of COVID-19 cases that is straining local hospitals. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday reversed course and urged fully vaccinated people to go back to wearing masks ind…
 
Round Rock police say a man was found dead with gunshot wounds early Monday in a parking lot near Interstate 35 and Texas 45. Police said they responded to a caller reporting gunshots at 6:30 a.m. It is believed the man was shot by the occupants of a pickup that left the scene, according to police. The man's identity was not released and police are…
 
Seven candidates are still in the mix to be the next chief of the Austin Police Department after 39 others were eliminated through an initial screening of applications, city officials said Monday. The finalists include Austin interim Police Chief Joe Chacon, along with six other candidates who have police chief or assistant chief experience. Four o…
 
The Austin school district will offer a virtual option for students in kindergarten through sixth grade this fall, district officials told parents in an email Monday afternoon. The school board is expected to discuss the virtual option at a meeting Monday at 5 p.m., and officials said more details would be released by Friday. See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
When Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive to the regulators of Texas' power grid earlier this month, he did something that that could be considered unthinkable for a state chief executive who might have his eyes on a higher office in Washington. Abbott called for more — not less — government regulation of the state's electricity market. His orders t…
 
It was Parker Kilpatrick’s first week on the University of Texas pom squad when her hand shot up during the inaugural team meeting. She needed to know one thing. Do I have to straighten my hair? Kilpatrick, who will be a junior this fall, was one of three Black pomdancers on a team of 23 for the 2020-2021 school year. Being the Black girl in the ro…
 
University of Texas professor and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, lauded for his work in theoretical physics, died Friday at age 88, the school announced Saturday. Weinberg earned the Nobel Prize in physics in 1979 and wrote dozens of books and papers. Last year he earned the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his leadership and …
 
This week, we learn how the little-known case, Jacobson v. Massachusetts, can provide lessons and insight on the importance of upholding representative democracy and balancing public safety and civil liberties. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/friendsfellowcitizens)By Sherman Tylawsky
 
The legendary writer, satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci joins the New Statesman podcast to co-host four special episodes. In these shows, Armando explores areas of British politics that he believes are broken, and is joined by guests from inside and outside the Westminster machine to discuss how politics could be better. In episode one, Arm…
 
Next year when you summon Lyft for a ride in Austin, your trip might be driverless. Austin is set to be one of the first markets to offer autonomous vehicles as an option for people who use the ride-hailing service Lyft. Lyft will partner with Ford and Pittsburgh-based autonomous driving company Argo AI on the venture, which is expected to debut in…
 
Austin-Travis County's top health authority on Friday requested that residents return to wearing masks as the area moved back into Stage 4 coronavirus guidelines, a sign of worsening pandemic conditions in Central Texas due to the presence of a highly contagious variant known as delta. Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County's health authority, ann…
 
Austin police will now release video footage from critical incidents, like shootings that involve officers, within 10 business days of the event, the department announced Friday. In May 2020, former Police Chief Brian Manley signed a policy that said footage had to be released within 60 days of the incident. Critical incidents include: Shootings in…
 
When Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive to the regulators of Texas' power grid earlier this month, he did something that that could be considered unthinkable for a state chief executive who might have his eyes on a higher office in Washington. Abbott called for more — not less — government regulation of the state's electricity market. His orders t…
 
In January 2020 — just before COVID-19 unleashed its wrath — Austin-based Tso Chinese Delivery raised $2 million in venture capital and had big plans for expansion. The company, which has two locations, was preparing to open a third store in South Austin, with additional openings to follow. "We put everything on hold," said Min Choe, CEO of Tso Chi…
 
The Austin school district has released an overview of its health and safety protocols for the fall, emphasizing mask-wearing and for parents to keep their kids home if they feel sick or are exposed to COVID-19. Austin Public Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended everyone, including those vaccinated, wear masks indoors agai…
 
A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's bid to dramatically increase a $9,000 fine levied against the city of Austin for violating a state law by banning firearms from City Hall in 2016. Paxton asked the 3rd Court of Appeals to boost the fine to $5.76 million, arguing that the $9,000 penalty imposed by a trial…
 
Professor Alpa Shah in London joins Emily Tamkin in Washington DC and Ido Vock in Berlin to discuss the death of Father Stan Swamy in prision in India and what it means for the plight of human rights campaigners in India. Then in You Ask Us, they answer your question on what the international reaction to Father Stan's death should be. If you have a…
 
Anoosh Chakelian, Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea discuss the government's announcment on the Northern Ireland protocol and whether they really will be able to renegotiate, and do they even knows what it wants? Then in You Ask Us, they answer your question on what's going on with the Green Party, after the resignation of both the party's leaders See ac…
 
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