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"Today" is a topical current affairs magazine show.

With in-depth panel discussions on domestic and global news and current affairs, Today gives you the story behind the headlines.

Our expert guests share their views and debate the issues. While the 2nd Hour discusses the hot news of the day around the globe.

A locally produced program with a distinctly international flavour.

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"Today" is a topical current affairs magazine show.

With in-depth panel discussions on domestic and global news and current affairs, Today gives you the story behind the headlines.

Our expert guests share their views and debate the issues. While the 2nd Hour discusses the hot news of the day around the globe.

A locally produced program with a distinctly international flavour.

    2013-09-02 Global Talks

    2013-09-02 Global Talks

    Global Talks:
    Today we are debating John Kerry has evidence that sarin gas was used in the chemical attack in Damascus the week before; militants attack a Cosco ship at the Suez Canal as Mohamed Morsi is to go on trial in December; the two front-runners to be the next German chancellor go head-to-head in a televised debate and much much more.

    • 54 min
    2013-09-02 Impending war on Syria?

    2013-09-02 Impending war on Syria?

    Panel discussion:
    Just how do you solve a problem like Syria? A murderous regime that has no qualms about dropping bombs on its own people ququeing for bread or in a school playground; a fractious, radicalised and violent opposition fighting group bent on revenge and sectarian strife, plus a political opposition that is not only exiled but also incoherent and ineffective. Had the chemical attacks near Damascus not happened the week before.
    -Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Associate professor at the University of Tehran
    -James. Gelvin, Professor of History at University of California at Los Angeles,
    -Teng Jianqun, Senior Researcher at China Institute of International Studies

    • 54 min
    2013-08-30 Global Talks

    2013-08-30 Global Talks

    Global Talks:
    Today we are debating the British government is defeated in a parliamentary vote on military intervention in Syria. The US and Switzerland reach an agreement over American tax dodgers; India is to sell US dollars to state oil firms in a bid to revive the rupee; and Saudi Arabia passes a landmark law that outlaws domestic abuse.

    • 54 min
    2013-08-30 Public transport in big cities

    2013-08-30 Public transport in big cities

    Panel discussion:
    Wherever you are in the world, consider these questions. Have you ever used your city's public transport and then complained about it? It's too crowded, or too slow; or too expensive, too dirty, too smelly or it doesn't go near me, and so you drive?! Well, if you live in a big city, we've all said those things at one point or another.
    -Dong Shanfeng, General Manager of Bluepath City Consultanc
    -Hung Wing Tat, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    -Vukan R. Vuchic, Professor of City and Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania

    • 54 min
    2013-08-29 Global Talks

    2013-08-29 Global Talks

    Global Talks:
    Today we are debating Obama tells PBS he is certain the Syrian government was behind last Wednesday's chemical attack. The Egypt government retracts from an earlier decision to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood. US rejects links between the jailed American and stalled nuclear diplomatic talks and much much more.

    • 54 min
    2013-08-29 Civil Rights

    2013-08-29 Civil Rights

    Panel discussion:
    Events marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington have been taking place across America this week - culminating in a commemoration by the Lincoln Memorial and the Mall in DC on Wednesday. Of course, it was a march made famous and is still remembered for that Martin Luther King "I have a dream' line. But what is its relevance today?
    -Yohuru R. Williams, Professor of History and Director of Black Studies at Fairfield University
    -Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer, Editor in Chief at Quo Vadimus News

    • 54 min

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