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Today in Focus

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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday

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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday

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315 Ratings
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A request

By tc28011974 - May 02 2020
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Great podcast - thanks for making it happen everyday under trying circumstances. Any chance you could do an episode on what’s happening with COVID-19 in Africa, perhaps bring Jason Burke on? Cheers

The best

By Anne Nordmann - Apr 29 2020
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I listen to dozens of different podcasts and Today in Focus is one of the very best. I learn something new with every episode, and am often moved and/or inspired as well. The reporting is first-rate, the topics are varied and important, and the information is presented in an interesting, intelligent, and compassionate manner. I can't recommend this program highly enough.

iTunes Ratings

315 Ratings
Average Ratings
277
19
10
7
2

A request

By tc28011974 - May 02 2020
Read more
Great podcast - thanks for making it happen everyday under trying circumstances. Any chance you could do an episode on what’s happening with COVID-19 in Africa, perhaps bring Jason Burke on? Cheers

The best

By Anne Nordmann - Apr 29 2020
Read more
I listen to dozens of different podcasts and Today in Focus is one of the very best. I learn something new with every episode, and am often moved and/or inspired as well. The reporting is first-rate, the topics are varied and important, and the information is presented in an interesting, intelligent, and compassionate manner. I can't recommend this program highly enough.
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Today in Focus

Latest release on Jun 01, 2020

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The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

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As Britain faced an unprecedented lockdown, the situation for the 80,000 people in prison was even more stringent. David Adams was recently released from jail and describes how prisoners were confined to their tiny cells for more than 23 hours a day. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

Jun 01 2020

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Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?

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Protesters have take to the streets again, this time over a national security law that is set to be imposed by Beijing. Verna Yu and Lily Kuo look at how the standoff compares with those of Hong Kong’s recent history. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 29 2020

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The scandal of Covid-19 in care homes

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Why did so many people die in care homes? That may be the most urgent question of the likely public inquiry into the UK’s Covid-19 response. Rob Booth, the Guardian’s social affairs correspondent, on the government failures that led to thousands of care home deaths. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 28 2020

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Brexit: Is the UK headed for a no deal?

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For the past few months UK and EU negotiators have been locked in talks trying to thrash out a trade deal before 1 January. But after the chief negotiators, Michel Barnier and David Frost, exchanged testy letters last week, the talks risk reaching a stalemate. Is the UK headed for a no-deal Brexit?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 27 2020

24mins

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Why Dominic Cummings won't resign

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The prime minister’s senior adviser has provoked national outrage by admitting travelling hundreds of miles to stay with family at the height of coronavirus lockdown. The Guardian’s Matthew Weaver reveals how he helped break the story. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 26 2020

33mins

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The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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On 23 February Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man, was shot dead by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia. But it was only when a 36-second video of the killing was leaked on 5 May, generating nationwide outcry, that three men were charged with his murder. Why did it take so long?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 25 2020

32mins

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Otters, badgers and orcas: can the pandemic help rewild Britain?

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Sound recordist Chris Watson shares the birdsong from his English garden, while environmentalist George Monbiot looks at how the pandemic might be an opportunity for rewilding. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 22 2020

27mins

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Will millions of children really be returning to school in June?- podcast

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Oli de Botton is a headteacher of a large state school in Newham, east London. Like many teachers across the country, he is tackling the daunting task of getting ready for the return of some of his students in early June. Sally Weale, the Guardian education correspondent, looks at the backlash against this drive to return some year groups to school. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 20 2020

26mins

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The scientific race to understand Covid-19

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In the five months since the world learned about Covid-19, it has killed hundreds of thousands of people. In that time, what have scientists found out – and what do they still not know? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 20 2020

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How coronavirus led to rough sleepers being housed in hotels

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Amelia Gentleman reports on life inside the hotels that are now housing some of the more than 5,400 homeless people across England and Wales. It is part of an unprecedented emergency operation to get all rough sleepers off the streets. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

May 19 2020

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