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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 

    How one neighbourhood in London lost 36 residents to Covid-19

    How one neighbourhood in London lost 36 residents to Covid-19

    Guardian reporter Aamna Modhin meets residents from Church End, a small, deprived neighbourhood in Brent, north London. She examines how housing pressures, in-work poverty and racial inequalities contributed to the deaths of 36 residents from Covid-19. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 23 min
    The scandal of millions of Americans being deprived of running water – podcast

    The scandal of millions of Americans being deprived of running water – podcast

    Guardian US environmental justice reporter Nina Lakhani reports on her landmark investigation into America’s water crisis, revealing that millions of Americans are facing unaffordable bills for running water and risk being disconnected or losing their homes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    Why hasn't Boris Johnson released the Russia report?

    Why hasn't Boris Johnson released the Russia report?

    Parliament’s intelligence and security committee produced a report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics. It was supposed to be published before December’s election, but the UK prime minister withheld its release. Now, six months later it still hasn’t seen the light of day. The Guardian’s Luke Harding investigates what could be in it and says witness testimony from an ex-MI6 officer makes uncomfortable reading for the government. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    Lockdown easing: why the UK is better prepared for a second wave

    Lockdown easing: why the UK is better prepared for a second wave

    This Saturday, lockdown measures in England will ease further, with people able to get a pint in a pub, have a haircut and see another household indoors. The Guardian’s heath editor, Sarah Boseley, looks at whether another lifting of restrictions might result in a second wave, and if it does, why we are better prepared this time round. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 22 min
    Understanding white privilege with Reni Eddo-Lodge

    Understanding white privilege with Reni Eddo-Lodge

    Reni Eddo-Lodge has become the first black British author to top the UK bestseller list with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. In an exclusive interview with the Observer’s Nosheen Iqbal she talks about global discussions on racism following the death of George Floyd. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 23 min
    After a decade of austerity: what now?

    After a decade of austerity: what now?

    Columnist John Harris has spent the past decade touring the country and reporting on what devastating budget cuts have meant to communities. Looking back, he sees some signs of hope amid the devastation. But will the government change its approach for the impending Covid-19 economic crash?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min

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