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Today in Focus

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Today in Focus

Today in Focus

The Guardian

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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

Latest Episodes

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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

32 MIN1 h ago
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The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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

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

26 MIN3 d ago
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Otters, badgers and orcas: can the pandemic help rewild Britain?

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

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

26 MIN4 d ago
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Will millions of children really be returning to school in June?- podcast

The scientific race to understand Covid-19

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

25 MIN5 d ago
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The scientific race to understand Covid-19

How coronavirus led to rough sleepers being housed in hotels

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

22 MIN6 d ago
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How coronavirus led to rough sleepers being housed in hotels

Farce and tragedy: how an audacious coup attempt in Venezuela backfired

An attempt earlier this month to remove Nicolás Maduro from power ended in farcical failure as a seaborne invading force was captured easily following a series of mishaps. World affairs editor Julian Borger tells the bizarre story. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN1 w ago
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Farce and tragedy: how an audacious coup attempt in Venezuela backfired

Blind Date takeover: looking for love in lockdown podcast - part 2

EIn the concluding part of our Blind Date takeover, two more couples meet remotely for a socially distanced evening of drinks and dinner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

22 MIN1 w ago
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Blind Date takeover: looking for love in lockdown podcast - part 2

Trump versus Biden: the 2020 pandemic election

EThe US election campaign is usually in full swing by this stage of the political cycle, but the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to rallies and fundraising events. David Smith in Washington looks at how the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is playing out. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 w ago
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Trump versus Biden: the 2020 pandemic election

What does the biggest economic slump in 300 years mean for Britain?

As the chancellor announces plans to extend the unprecedented scheme to pay the wages of millions of workers, whole sectors of the economy remain shut because of Covid-19, causing a recession unseen in Britain for centuries. Larry Elliott explains what it will mean for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

23 MIN1 w ago
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What does the biggest economic slump in 300 years mean for Britain?

Track and trace: will the government's new app work?

Tracking and tracing the movements of people with symptoms of Covid-19 is key to the next phase of ending the lockdown. But as the government trials a contact-tracing app on the Isle of Wight, Alex Hern reports on concerns about privacy, effectiveness and trust. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

24 MIN1 w ago
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Track and trace: will the government's new app work?

Latest Episodes

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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

32 MIN1 h ago
Comments
The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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

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

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Otters, badgers and orcas: can the pandemic help rewild Britain?

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

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

26 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Will millions of children really be returning to school in June?- podcast

The scientific race to understand Covid-19

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

25 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The scientific race to understand Covid-19

How coronavirus led to rough sleepers being housed in hotels

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

22 MIN6 d ago
Comments
How coronavirus led to rough sleepers being housed in hotels

Farce and tragedy: how an audacious coup attempt in Venezuela backfired

An attempt earlier this month to remove Nicolás Maduro from power ended in farcical failure as a seaborne invading force was captured easily following a series of mishaps. World affairs editor Julian Borger tells the bizarre story. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Farce and tragedy: how an audacious coup attempt in Venezuela backfired

Blind Date takeover: looking for love in lockdown podcast - part 2

EIn the concluding part of our Blind Date takeover, two more couples meet remotely for a socially distanced evening of drinks and dinner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

22 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Blind Date takeover: looking for love in lockdown podcast - part 2

Trump versus Biden: the 2020 pandemic election

EThe US election campaign is usually in full swing by this stage of the political cycle, but the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to rallies and fundraising events. David Smith in Washington looks at how the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is playing out. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Trump versus Biden: the 2020 pandemic election

What does the biggest economic slump in 300 years mean for Britain?

As the chancellor announces plans to extend the unprecedented scheme to pay the wages of millions of workers, whole sectors of the economy remain shut because of Covid-19, causing a recession unseen in Britain for centuries. Larry Elliott explains what it will mean for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

23 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What does the biggest economic slump in 300 years mean for Britain?

Track and trace: will the government's new app work?

Tracking and tracing the movements of people with symptoms of Covid-19 is key to the next phase of ending the lockdown. But as the government trials a contact-tracing app on the Isle of Wight, Alex Hern reports on concerns about privacy, effectiveness and trust. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Track and trace: will the government's new app work?

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