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Best Current Affairs Podcasts We Could Find
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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.
 
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.
 
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From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
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 ...
 
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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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We all remember the chaos and uncertainty at the start of the pandemic, when panic buying made it near impossible to buy toilet paper and all sorts of other essential products. Now after two years of living with Covid-19, supermarket shelves are suddenly bare once again, but why? The Quicky speaks to two men who represent the workers who are doing …
 
Americans' trust in both their government and in each other is declining. That's according to the Pew Research Center, who have been collecting this data for decades. Researchers Bradley Jones and Katerina Eva Matsa discuss how and why Americans are losing trust in two critical institutions: elections and news media. Then, Eric Liu, the co-founder …
 
Russian disinformation is rife in countries formerly ruled from Moscow. Some ex-Soviet states have tried to suppress it altogether by banning Russian television stations and even limiting the use of the Russian language on their own domestic channels. Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visited Estonia, which is trying a different approach. The s…
 
This month would have been Alvin Ailey's 91st birthday; the celebrated modern dance visionary died in 1989. Decades later, his choreography is as vibrant as ever and his company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater remains as innovative. Christopher Booker spoke with the company's artistic director Robert Battle about Ailey's legacy. PBS NewsHou…
 
Starting Saturday, private insurers are required to cover the cost of up to eight at-home testing kits, while those without insurance can get a free kit from the federal government. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases rose by another 800,000 across the U.S. Hospitals are filling up even as deaths have risen at a slower pace. Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency ro…
 
The last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa from prison in Nigeria to an Irish nun in the run up to his execution in November 1995. Smuggled out of prison in bread baskets, they are the final testament of a man who gave everything he had in the struggle for social and ecological justice. As Ken Saro-Wiwa continues to inspire people and movements across deca…
 
When Novak Djokovic landed in Melbourne, few could have imagined that his impending encounters on the tennis court would be upstaged by a legal battle, one which then prompted a row between his country and Australia. After immigration officials held the Serb player in a hotel, Djokovic’s father said his son was being “crucified”. Then Serbia’s Fore…
 
The vaccination and visa controversy around Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tournament has made global headlines all week. It has also put focus on how sports around the world deal with vaccines in this pandemic.Professional athletes often follow a rigorous diet and training schedule to achieve optimum fitness. Not surprisingly, athletes care…
 
Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the #RedHill fuel leak. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner was on the ground.Support the efforts to #ShutDownRedHill! Learn how to join the campaign, donate and get the latest updates on the story :: https://twitte…
 
Being the real you can be difficult, especially if it means upsetting your family. Folake from Benin tries to be a ‘good girl’ and avoids taking decisions her family would not approve of, but she wants to listen to her heart. She speaks with Dr Shefali, an Indian-born clinical psychologist – now based in New York. She is the author of A Radical Awa…
 
It has been over seven years since 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Guerrero, Mexico, were taken by armed men in the middle of the night. They were never seen again. Their disappearance sparked mass protests, as the 43 became symbols of Mexico’s unchecked human rights abuses. In recent decades, tens of thousands of people …
 
All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. Join us on 2/17 for a live digital experience of Behind the Bastards (plus Q&A) featuring Robert Evans, Propaganda, & Sophie Lichterman. If you can't make it, the show will be available for replay until 2/24! Tickets: https://www.momenthouse.com/behindthebastards Le…
 
In our news wrap Friday, Ukraine blamed Russia for a sweeping cyberattack that left government websites unusable as the White House warned that Russia may attack its own allies in Ukraine as a pretext to invade. Also, Oath Keepers leader was arraigned for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 assault, and Ohio's Supreme Court rejects new congressional dis…
 
President Biden on Friday announced free tests to help combat the rapidly spreading omicron variant. But the surge is battering hospitals and stretching some to capacity, with COVID hospitalizations jumping 179 percent in the past two weeks. William Brangham reports, and speaks with Dr. Rajan Garg, ICU medical director at Methodist Hospital of Sout…
 
The 35-year-old president-elect in Chile loves tattoos, Taylor Swift, and progressive policies. Gabriel Boric will now try to overhaul the government as Chile rewrites its constitution. Today’s show was produced by Haleema Shah and Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette and Noel King, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and ho…
 
Most of the nation's nearly 100,000 public schools are open. But as the omicron surge continues, some districts are struggling to keep in-person learning going. Boston Public Schools have been operating in person since last spring, though a high number of cases are raising concerns about whether there will be enough teachers and staff. Stephanie Sy…
 
The best men's tennis player in the world is caught up in a quarantine quandary in Australia, as the first of this year's Grand Slam tennis tournaments is poised to begin. Novak Djokovic is not vaccinated: he's a skeptic. Australian officials are not skeptics, and demand proof of vaccination to enter the continent. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHo…
 
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Democrats' push for voting rights legislation, partisanship and President Biden's handling of key issues within his party. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
The worst drought in decades is gripping eastern Africa -- parching landscapes, killing livestock and creating a humanitarian crisis. Driven by climate change, it's also leading to civil strife, as shepherding communities battle each other for scarce resources. Special correspondent Jack Hewson and producer Georgina Smith report from the Wajir prov…
 
Vincent van Gogh is the quintessential art-world phenomenon, both for his artistic creations and life story. But now, he's everywhere, in a new way: the center of a boom in immersive art experiences. Jeffrey Brown reports for our arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is planning "things that we have not done in the past" if Russia invades Ukraine. His comments follow days of diplomatic talks and a deadlock on resolving the crisis brewing along the Ukraine-Russia border, where Russia has massed 100,000 troops with tanks and artillery. Blinken speaks to NPR's Mary L…
 
On the "CBS News Weekend Roundup" with host Allison Keyes -- President Biden expands his administration's response to COVID-19 amid a surge driven by the Omicron variant. This as the Supreme Court blocks the president's vaccination rules for large companies. CBS's Steve Dorsey explains. As many schools struggle with an increasing number of cases, s…
 
The queen’s second son has been stripped of his titles—an apparent bid to insulate the crown from his legal troubles. But dangers to the prince and to the monarchy remain. A blockade of Mali, intended to force a return to democratic order, may worsen security and entrench foreign influences. And the genre of “eco-horror” evolves alongside environme…
 
This week, Quebec Premier François Legault announced a new reason for people to get their jabs: His government would place a significant tax on the unvaccinated. The announcement came a day after Legault accepted the resignation of the province's public health director, Dr. Horacio Arruda — leading some to ask if this bold plan was merely a distrac…
 
Today on What Next TBD: What is going on with little kids' vaccines? Why don’t they seem to be a priority for the government or the pharmaceutical companies, while parents are stressed to a breaking point? We discuss with Meg Tirrell, health and science correspondent for CNBC, and co-host of the Readout Loud podcast. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Protests and riots have spread across Kazakhstan where the government has responded with deadly force. Russian troops that had entered the country to support the government have started to leave, but how has the country's leadership since independence in 1990 led to the violent crackdown seen in recent days? This podcast was brought to you thanks t…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Biden administration must stop enforcing a rule that employees at big companies take the COVID vaccine, but permitted vaccine requirements for most health care workers. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
The conservative majority of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Biden's COVID vaccination policy, stating that the administration had overstepped its authority with the rule, which would've applied to more than 80 million workers. Marcia Coyle, of The National Law Journal, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, join John Yan…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, a court in Germany convicted a former Syrian secret police officer for crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison over the torture of more than 4,000 detainees, the top House Republican defended his refusal to cooperate with Jan. 6 probe, and the Republican National Committee plans to forbid presidential …
 
The most serious federal charges yet in the Jan. 6 insurrection were unsealed Thursday. The leader of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing paramilitary group, and 10 of his members were charged with seditious conspiracy for attempting to overthrow the U.S. government. Kathleen Belew, assistant professor of history at University Chicago and the author of …
 
President Biden and congressional Democrats made a new push Thursday for voting rights legislation. The House passed a repackaged set of two bills aimed at blunting Republican-passed state laws that Democrats say will limit voting. But they still face hurdles within their own party to achieve a filibuster rule change. NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins and…
 
President Biden on Thursday made his case for voting right legislation directly to Senate Democrats and heatedly denounced the Republican efforts to put limits on voting. But Sen. Kyrsten Sinema reiterated that she would not support a change to the 60-vote threshold or weakening the filibuster. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, a key lawmaker close …
 
A week of diplomacy in Europe concluded Thursday, with the U.S. and European countries meeting with Russia over its massive military deployment on the borders of Ukraine. But the talks did not end well. Nick Schifrin reports on where the standoff may head moving forward. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
Last year's MacArthur Fellow recipients were among the most diverse since the foundation started giving the so-called "genius" awards 40 years ago. Two of the recent grantees are married Latino filmmakers, looking at migration and U.S. border policy. Jeffrey Brown visited them at their California home for our arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS Ne…
 
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