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Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson makes his first appearance and Rory Stuart his last?
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The Trump administration has been debating a military strike against Iran as tensions with the country escalate. Here’s how we got to this point. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....
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Turkey's governing party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election. Also: Huge protests in Prague demanding the resignation of Czech PM Andrej Babis, and the head of the Ethiopian military has been shot dead by his own bodyguard after an apparent coup attempt in a...
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President Trump says the additional measures are intended to stop Iran obtaining a nuclear bomb. Also: the German chancellor Angela Merkel says far-right extremism must be tackled, and listening to the combined sounds of Mongolian throat singing and heavy metal.
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Trump, Tory leadership election and an unexpected episode of Line of Duty.
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A military crackdown in Sudan has left more than 100 pro-democracy protesters dead, just weeks after the military offered support in overthrowing the country’s dictator. Our colleague spoke with us from Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. Guest: Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times....
For years Hamish McLaren had evaded the law. But not any more. The brutal truth, like a runaway out-of-control limited edition Mercedes McLaren, is bearing down on him. There's no escape. Judgement Day for Hamish McLaren, has finally arrived.
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This week's podcast is a special edition. Some weeks ago I promised a climate devoted program. Many have let me know how much they have been anticipating it. Some with how frustrated they are in the waiting.This podcast is not what I first had in mind. Canadian climatologist Dr Tim Ball was most...
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The chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith, has warned it was "not smart" of president Trump to make the details of a planned attack on Iran public. Also: Russia suspends flights to Georgia amid unrest, and Pink Floyd guitars sell for millions at charity auction.
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With asylum requests at a record high, the Trump administration is telling migrants to wait in Mexico. We look at how that policy could fundamentally change immigration in the United States. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, spoke with Zolan Kanno-Youngs, who...
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Last in the series. Miles Jupp is joined for his final News Quiz in the big chair by panellists Hugo Rifkind, Lucy Porter, Zoe Lyons & Simon Evans to talk about the Conservative Leadership race, Alistair Campbell being expelled from the Labour Party, and WH Smith being the best at being the...
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The president kicked off his re-election campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, Fla. We spoke with a colleague who was there. Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:...
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The President reprises his greatest hits from 2016 at his 2020 re-election kickoff, Joe Biden struggles to keep up with politics in 2019, and Bernie Sanders feels the heat from Elizabeth Warren’s rise. Then Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) talks to Dan about her decision to come out in favor of beginning...
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A New York Times investigation found that the United States is actively infiltrating Russia’s electric power grid. We look at what that means for the future of cyberwarfare. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon:...
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The Stonewall rebellion in 1969 started a revolution in LGBT rights in the US. Ed Pilkington revisits the story 50 years on with those who were there. Plus: Lucy Seigle on the rise of fast fashion. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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Bill’s guests are Allan Lichtman, Dr. Debra Soh, Thom Hartmann, Liz Mair, and Dan Savage. (Originally aired 6/21/19)
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Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke about why he thinks he can win, what President O’Rourke would do on day one, recent comments by Joe Biden, lots and lots of policy and why his dog Artemis should be leading the pack.
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It's June 20, 1994. Police are called to a rundown home in Dunedin, New Zealand. They're not sure what to expect after a panicked phone call. But inside were five dead bodies, a chaotic scene and and several clues pointing to the killer.
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Tehran says the unmanned US aircraft entered Iranian airspace early on Thursday morning, but the US maintains it was shot down in international airspace. Also: The speaker of the Georgian parliament resigns after violent protests about a visit by Russian MPs, and the musical seals that have...
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Mark Levin — syndicated radio host of The Mark Levin Show, the Mark Levin Podcast, LevinTV on BlazeTV, and best selling author of "Unfreedom of the Press" —  joins me to discuss media bias, Trump, China, the Constitution, federalism, education, why conservatism works, and much more. Date:...
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This week Sally, Alison and Bryan learn that a new police detective is taking on the case. Sally reaches out to find solicitors, real estate agents and travel agents who may have met with Marion before she went overseas. We're also joined by Australian True Crime podcaster Meshel Laurie. For...
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On Friday, June 21, after months of deliberation, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its opinion in the Curtis Flowers case. In a 7-2 ruling, the justices threw out the conviction from his sixth trial, in 2010. The decision of what happens next -- whether to release Flowers or begin a seventh...
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In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands remain in the streets, even after city officials said they would suspend the contentious extradition bill that prompted the demonstrations in the first place. We look at why the protesters still don’t trust their government. Guest: Austin Ramzy, who covers Hong...
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Charming buffoon or cunning chameleon? Welcoming liberal or snarling Brexiteer? We ask why, despite having no guiding philosophy, Boris Johnson is so likely to become Britain’s prime minister. Our obituaries editor remembers the socialite Claus von Bülow, his sensational attempted-murder trials...
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A man who had already been separated from his wife for more than two years when he struck it rich has been ordered to hand over half. Rich Zelasko, from Pontiac in the US, won a life-changing $US30 million ($A43 million) after buying a $1 Mega Millions lottery ticket in 2013. At that stage, he...
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The leading contender to become Britain's next prime minister was under pressure Sunday to address a visit police officers made to his London apartment after a reported quarrel with his girlfriend. Political rivals questioned Boris Johnson's refusal to comment on the incident that brought...
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By any standard, this family was unusual, even bizarre. Mother Margaret Bain's complicated spiritual life   and beliefs meant the family was constantly encouraged to put Satan behind them. She practised self hypnosis, meditation and channelling. Their life in Papua New Guinea helped to...
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In January 1982, as most Australians enjoyed a carefree holiday season, Lyn Dawson was trying to pick up the tattered threads of her marriage. Joanne Curtis was taking tentative steps to extricate herself from her affair with Lyn's husband. And Chris Dawson was desperately seeking solutions. In...
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As a bonus for all listeners, we are publishing the full interview with Jane, recorded in her house north of Sydney. She speaks at length about her experiences of Hamish, the impact it had on her life, and how she hopes to begin moving on.
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Anne McElvoy and John Prideaux, The Economist’s US editor, interview two distinctive hopefuls in the race to replace Donald Trump. Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, assesses America's role in the world and sets out his plan to redress racial inequality. He also...
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President Trump confirmed that he approved a strike on Iran on Thursday after it shot down a U.S. drone but called off the operation after the initial moves were underway. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional correspondent Susan...
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The sex therapist Dr Ruth will be discussing porn, vibrators, Vigara and the importance of communication when it comes to great sex. We celebrate the summer solstice with the poet Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and her poem Preface. Why are women asked to undergo painful medical procedures without...
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It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But...
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In the days and months following Lyn's disappearance, Chris Dawson put forth a range of suggestions as to her possible whereabouts. Perhaps she had gone north to think about their marriage. Maybe she'd joined a cult, or a religious group. But whatever he said, he clearly believed she was never...
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Will the US go to war with Iran? Will Joe Biden survive the weekend? Will Roy Moore visit the food court? Date: 06-21-2019
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On today’s episode of Stay Tuned, Preet answers your questions about Kellyanne Conway and the consequences of violating the Hatch Act and Paul Manafort’s scuttled transfer to Rikers Island jail. Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Adviser and speechwriter to President Obama joins Preet...
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The recent TV miniseries ‘Chernobyl’ has stirred up debate online about the accuracy of its portrayal of the explosion at a nuclear power plant in the former Soviet state of Ukraine. We fact-check the programme and try and explain why it so hard to say how many people will die because of the...
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From the outside, the Bain family seemed to have settled into a new life in Dunedin. Eldest son David was on a new path, while sister Laniet appeared to have given up prostitution and Arawa was thriving as a budding teacher. But in the six months before the shootings, cracks began to emerge.
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If Robin murdered his wife and children, his final task would be to shoot himself. But how likely is it that a right-handed man would shoot himself in the left temple? Is it even possible?
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Tracy fell in love with Max Tavita, a man who won her over with tales of a life in the investment world and how he was working in the World Trade Center in New York when the first plane hit in 2001. Then Hamish crashed into their lives. Music credits for this episode: Meydan - L'Etoile danse pt...
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It’s not often we will play music but with the death of Mac Rebennack, aka Dr John, it would have been unthinkable not to. Thank you to those of you who emailed comments. Saturday’s NZ Herald column is a tribute to a man who was very special to me. Also – a comment on the ‘inch by inch’...
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Exactly three years after the referendum result, it’s clear: Brexit has driven Britain a bit batty. We look into the grand societal divides that the vote exposed. In Istanbul, a repeat mayoral election reaches the same result: the ruling party lost. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan no longer seems...
An activist investor says all change at the bus and rail company First Group – will he have his way? (Image: FirstGroup American style school bus at Colden Junior School near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Credit: Press Association)
The equation is simple: It had to be either Robin or David. Now it's time to make a decision.
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​Two historic murder investigations merge into one. But how can police figure out what actually happened, when their key witnesses keep changing their stories?
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Across Europe, populists are saying that it’s not democracy they aim to discard, but liberalism. To end our series, we returned to Germany, the country at the heart of a liberal Europe, to see if the rejection of liberalism had also taken hold there. Guests: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau...
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So we’re down to two riders in the ‘Poisoned Chalice Trophy’. I wonder what John Barnes thinks about all this?
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New technology which can pinpoint GPS locations to less than a metre is being described as a 'game-changer' for rescue services. The Government's investing $2 million into work with Australia to look into how we can deliver a satellite-based augmentation system [SBAS]. When it's eventually...
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The Civil Aviation Authority is being described as an organisation with many issues by aviation groups and pilots concerned by the organisation's management.  In the past year there's been a 30-percent increase in staff turnover compared to the public service average. CAA figures show that,...
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A new initiative hopes to stop our GP's from getting bogged down this winter. Green Cross Health are going to be running free sore throat screening services this winter at Unichem and Life pharmacies. It's part of a plan to limit GP visits if they aren't needed, as well as make sure that...
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