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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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    • 4.8, 326 Ratings

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 

    Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

    Looking back on the protests that have shaken America

    Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn looks back at the 11 days of protest that started in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd, but quickly spread across the rest of America and then the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

    From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?

    A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 30 min
    The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

    The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

    Protests have exploded across the US after a video showed Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, despite his pleas that he could not breathe. Floyd lost consciousness and died. Paul Butler discusses the history of police killings of black Americans and whether Floyd’s death could be a turning point. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 38 min
    England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

    England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

    Health officials and even government scientists have warned against the easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, saying it could lead to a surge in infections. David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, looks at the risks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 22 min
    The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

    The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons | Podcast

    As Britain faced an unprecedented lockdown, the situation for the 80,000 people in prison was even more stringent. David Adams was recently released from jail and describes how prisoners were confined to their tiny cells for more than 23 hours a day. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min
    Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?

    Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?

    Protesters have take to the streets again, this time over a national security law that is set to be imposed by Beijing. Verna Yu and Lily Kuo look at how the standoff compares with those of Hong Kong’s recent history. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min

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A request

Great podcast - thanks for making it happen everyday under trying circumstances. Any chance you could do an episode on what’s happening with COVID-19 in Africa, perhaps bring Jason Burke on? Cheers

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