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David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news

The Briefing Room BBC Radio 4

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David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news

    What does Macron's gamble mean for France?

    What does Macron's gamble mean for France?

    David Aaronovitch and guests assess the fallout from France's EU elections and President Macron's subsequent decision to call parliamentary elections later this month.
    Guests:
    Hugh Schofield, BBC Paris Correspondent
    Sophie Pedder, Paris bureau chief at The Economist
    Mujtaba Rahman, Managing Director for Europe at Eurasia Group who advise investors on political risk
    Dr Françoise Boucek, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for European Research in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London
    Production team: Caroline Bayley, Miriam Quayyum, Kirsteen Knight and Ben Carter
    Editor: Richard Vadon
    Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman
    Sound engineers: Sarah Hockley and Rod Farquhar

    • 28分
    Are Trump's legal cases really a problem for him?

    Are Trump's legal cases really a problem for him?

    David Aaronovitch and guests discuss Donald Trump's conviction in the hush money case, examine the cases yet to be heard and ask whether any of this hurts his election chances?
    Guests:
    Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America correspondent
    Jack Chin, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of California, Davis
    Wendy Schiller, Professor of Political Science at Brown University
    Production team: Caroline Bayley, Miriam Quayyum, Kirsteen Knight and Ben Carter
    Editor: Richard Vadon
    Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman
    Sound engineers: Rod Farquhar

    • 29分
    Ukraine: Who's winning the war?

    Ukraine: Who's winning the war?

    David Aaronovitch and guests assess the latest developments in Ukraine. In 2022, Russia was expected to win the war easily. That didn't happen. But is Russia gaining the upper hand now?
    Guests:
    James Waterhouse, BBC’s Ukraine Correspondent
    Polina Ivanova, FT correspondent covering Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia
    Michael Clarke, Professor of Defence Studies at Kings College London and Specialist Advisor to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy
    Ann Marie Dailey, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and policy researcher at RAND
    Production team: Sally Abrahams, Kirsteen Knight and Ben Carter
    Editor: Richard Vadon
    Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman
    Sound engineers: Neil Churchill

    • 28分
    How much trouble are UK universities in?

    How much trouble are UK universities in?

    David Aaronovitch and guests discuss the current financial crisis facing UK universities and ask what can be done about it.
    Guests:
    Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Education Editor
    Nick Hillman, Director of The Higher Education Policy Institute
    Madeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford and member of the Migration Advisory Committee
    Alan Manning, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
    Production team: Sally Abrahams, Kirsteen Knight, Miriam Quayyum and Ben Carter
    Editors: Richard Vadon
    Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman
    Sound engineers: Neil Churchill

    • 29分
    Avian flu is evolving but what risk does it pose to us?

    Avian flu is evolving but what risk does it pose to us?

    The H5N1 strain of avian flu isn't new. It was discovered in China in 1996. But in recent years it's started passing from mammal to mammal and it's now rife on cattle farms in the United States. How much should humans worry?
    David Aaronovitch speaks to:
    Professor Wendy Barclay, action medical research chair in virology at Imperial College London
    Kai Kupferschmidt, science journalist and molecular biologist
    Dr Caitlin Rivers, epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
    Professor Ian Brown, avian virology group at The Pirbright Institute
    Production team: Sally Abrahams, Kirsteen Knight and Ben Carter
    Editors: Richard Vadon and Emma Rippon
    Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman
    Sound engineers: Rod Farquhar

    • 28分
    Why is the water industry in so much trouble?

    Why is the water industry in so much trouble?

    David Aaronovitch and guests explore the troubled state of the water industry in the UK. How do companies solve the sewage problem, fix the leaks and reduce the debt mountain?
    Guests:
    Kate Bayliss, research associate in the Department of Economics at SOAS, University of London
    David Hall, visiting professor in the Public Services International Research Unit at the University of Greenwich
    Sir Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy at the University of Oxford
    Julie Bygraves, public policy analyst and expert on utility finance
    Production team: Sally Abrahams, Kirsteen Knight and Ben Carter
    Editor: Richard Vadon
    Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman
    Sound engineers: Neil Churchill and Graham Puddifoot

    • 28分

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5.0/5
5件の評価

5件の評価

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Essential listening

Forensic, intelligent analysis of the key issues. An effective antidote to the plague of disinformation.

Artisticinterest

Unrushed

Takes the time to go into detail about the things in the news you should know more about. Less soundbite, more sound meal.

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