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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 

    Trump, the death penalty and its links with America’s racist history

    Trump, the death penalty and its links with America’s racist history

    This week, Donald Trump sanctioned the execution of the only woman on federal death row: Lisa Montgomery. She was the 11th prisoner to be killed since the president restarted federal executions in July last year. The Guardian US’s Ed Pilkington looks at why Trump has carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 32 min
    Bobi Wine: the reggae singer vying to be Uganda’s next president

    Bobi Wine: the reggae singer vying to be Uganda’s next president

    Ugandans go to the polls today to elect a new president. Can a charismatic young musician end three and a half decades of rule by a strongman? Freelance reporter Samuel Okiror has been following Bobi Wine’s campaign to defeat Yoweri Museveni. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    Covid: vaccinating our way out of a crisis

    Covid: vaccinating our way out of a crisis

    Government aims to vaccinate 12 million people by middle of February. With the NHS struggling, Robin McKie asks whether it is fast enough. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    Inside the investigation into how Covid-19 began

    Inside the investigation into how Covid-19 began

    This week a team of international experts from the WHO will arrive in China to investigate the origins of Covid-19. A year into the pandemic, Guardian health editor Sarah Boseley looks at what questions still need to be answered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 23 min
    From Yemen to the UK: Noor's story

    From Yemen to the UK: Noor's story

    A women’s rights activist tells the extraordinary story of how she fled Yemen after her life was threatened, and her devastation at having to leave her four children behind. She describes her terrifying journey to the UK, where she faces an uncertain future. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min
    The storming of the Capitol and the end of the Trump era

    The storming of the Capitol and the end of the Trump era

    When rioters stormed into the Capitol building in Washington DC this week, it marked a new low for the Trump presidency. David Smith and Lauren Gambino describe a week in US politics like no other. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 29 min

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