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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

    Iván Duque: Has Colombia's president failed?

    Iván Duque: Has Colombia's president failed?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to the President of Colombia, Iván Duque. His term is coming to an end with the country’s biggest problems unresolved: mass poverty, inequality and alarming levels of violence. Does the Duque Presidency signal the conclusive failure of Colombia’s ruling elite?

    • 23 min
    Franklin Graham: An era of moral decline?

    Franklin Graham: An era of moral decline?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to evangelist Franklin Graham, who has followed in his father Billy’s footsteps and become one of the biggest Christian preachers in America. In the intensifying culture war over abortion and LGBTQ rights in the US, have the evangelists and the Republicans joined forces?

    • 23 min
    Stella Moris: Will Julian Assange be extradited to the US?

    Stella Moris: Will Julian Assange be extradited to the US?

    Stephen Sackur speaks to lawyer Stella Moris, wife of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and mother of two of his children. The British government is about to decide whether to extradite him to the United States to face espionage charges. With his fate on the line, why is Assange such a polarising figure?

    • 23 min
    Inger Ashing: Is the war in Ukraine overshadowing other crises?

    Inger Ashing: Is the war in Ukraine overshadowing other crises?

    Zeinab Badawi speaks to Inger Ashing, CEO of the charity Save the Children International. What is her organisation doing in Ukraine, and is the war with Russia taking the focus off other global hotspots, leaving millions of children in peril?

    • 23 min
    Victoria Spartz: Does her party share her commitment to defeating Putin?

    Victoria Spartz: Does her party share her commitment to defeating Putin?

    Stephen Sackur is in Washington to speak to the Ukrainian born Republican Congresswoman Victoria Spartz. She is an ardent advocate of US support for Kyiv in the war with Russia. Does her party and in particular Donald Trump, share her commitment to defeating Putin?

    (Photo: Victoria Spartz, Republican Congresswoman)

    • 22 min
    Senator Mark Warner: Are we facing a new Cold War?

    Senator Mark Warner: Are we facing a new Cold War?

    Stephen Sackur is in Washington DC to speak to the Chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, senior Democrat Senator Mark Warner. America is sending weapons and money to Ukraine to confront Vladimir Putin. But with economic troubles and political polarisation at home, is the US well equipped for a new era of conflict?

    (Photo: Democrat Senator Mark Warner)

    • 23 min

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