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Today in Focus

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Today in Focus

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

Latest Episodes

Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn looks back at the 11 days of protest that started in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd, but quickly spread across the rest of America and then the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

26 MIN1 d ago
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Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN2 d ago
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From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

EProtests have exploded across the US after a video showed Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, despite his pleas that he could not breathe. Floyd lost consciousness and died. Paul Butler discusses the history of police killings of black Americans and whether Floyd’s death could be a turning point. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

38 MIN3 d ago
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The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

Health officials and even government scientists have warned against the easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, saying it could lead to a surge in infections. David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, looks at the risks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

22 MIN4 d ago
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England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

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

25 MIN5 d ago
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The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

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

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

25 MIN1 w ago
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Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?

The scandal of Covid-19 in care homes

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

27 MIN1 w ago
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The scandal of Covid-19 in care homes

Brexit: Is the UK headed for a no deal?

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

24 MIN1 w ago
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Brexit: Is the UK headed for a no deal?

Why Dominic Cummings won't resign

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

33 MIN1 w ago
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Why Dominic Cummings won't resign

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 w ago
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The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Latest Episodes

Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn looks back at the 11 days of protest that started in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd, but quickly spread across the rest of America and then the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

26 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

30 MIN2 d ago
Comments
From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

EProtests have exploded across the US after a video showed Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, despite his pleas that he could not breathe. Floyd lost consciousness and died. Paul Butler discusses the history of police killings of black Americans and whether Floyd’s death could be a turning point. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

38 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

Health officials and even government scientists have warned against the easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, saying it could lead to a surge in infections. David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, looks at the risks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

22 MIN4 d ago
Comments
England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

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

25 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

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

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

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?

The scandal of Covid-19 in care homes

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

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The scandal of Covid-19 in care homes

Brexit: Is the UK headed for a no deal?

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

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Brexit: Is the UK headed for a no deal?

Why Dominic Cummings won't resign

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

33 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why Dominic Cummings won't resign

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 w ago
Comments
The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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