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Newsmakers explores the people behind the headlines. Get to know more about Taiwan's - and the world's - most prominent figures. Tune in to this short feature as we present the background and stories behind these newsworthy personalities.
 
Where all news is local, and no topic is off-limits. Join us every week for a unique podcast that explores the most important stories of all: the ones right in your neighbourhood. A rundown of the best local journalism—big and small—from Village Media newsrooms across Ontario.
 
The Newsmakers is TRT World’s flagship current affairs programme, featuring in-depth reports and interviews with the drivers of the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by award-winning journalist Imran Garda, we go to the heart of every issue, offering unfiltered debates, context and commentary that disrupt conventional perspectives on international affairs. We generate discussion, drive the news agenda and demand accountability from people in power. The Newsmakers is an honest and relevant ...
 
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Most people around the world will have never heard of Karakalpakstan. The autonomous region is home to about two million people and enjoys a special status as a sovereign republic within Uzbekistan. But when the Uzbek President announced plans to reform the constitution and potentially change that status, the autonomous region rose up. In a rare ac…
 
It was an unusual legislative session for the R.I. General Assembly as lawmakers were dealing with a surplus rather than a deficit while carving the budget. House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, breaks down the decisions behind why certain bills survived and others failed in the final weeks of the session. He also discusses the upcoming electi…
 
In this week's episode of Inside the Village, Scott and Frisco explore the U.S. Supreme Court’s contentious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, granting individual states the power to ban abortion. Tami Friedman, a history professor at Brock University, talks about the ruling’s potential ripple effects north of the rbordr. Also on the program: The se…
 
Today on “Newsmakers,” we learn about the advocacy services of New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers in La Crosse and Trempealeau County. Host Ezra Wall speaks with Executive Director Ann Kappauf about the troubling statistics of abuse, accessing help when needed, and how the organization is highlighting support of the LGBTQ+ community during p…
 
The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was hailed as a once in a generation vote. But just less than a decade later, Nicola Sturgeon wants to try again. The First Minister has been paving the way for a second vote for some time. But last week was the starkest indication of just how badly she wants it. Speaking to the Scottish parliament, Sturgeo…
 
From world leaders and scientists to movie stars and diplomats. There were some pretty heavy hitters attending this year's Ocean Conference in Lisbon. And like many other UN-led climate summits, the warnings were clear and familiar. The planet is in peril, and we need to do something about it now.Guests:Carlos Alvarado QuesadaFormer President of Co…
 
It's been four months since Vladimir Putin shocked the world by ordering his troops to attack Ukraine. So with the conflict still raging, this year's NATO summit in Madrid focused on dealing with Moscow. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attended the meeting virtually, and warned the military alliance that Moscow's ambitions will not stop at …
 
Russia’s actions in Ukraine are already spreading fear that it wants to extend control across Eastern Europe. Now the country appears to be setting its sights on Africa - in what some NATO members are calling a “worrying” threat to the security of the bloc’s allies.Guests:Oluwole Ojewale Central Africa Analyst at the Institute for Security StudiesP…
 
When Muqtada al Sadr ordered his 73 lawmakers to resign, it was a huge political gamble. The controversial cleric's party went from having the most seats in parliament, to having none for the first time in more than 15 years. And what makes his decision even more surprising is that his lawmakers were replaced by his biggest rivals. The Coordination…
 
For two weeks Ecuador's indigenous groups have led mass protests. Frustrated by food and fuel shortages, demonstrators have virtually paralysed the country. But on Monday, the government lifted the state of emergency, and talks to end the unrest are finally getting underway. So far there's been no definitive agreement, but President Guillermo Lasso…
 
It wasn't the first time migrants had tried to scale the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. But it was the first time since Madrid and Rabat mended diplomatic relations last month. Authorities say about two thousand people tried to climb the iron fence. At least 27 of them died as a result. Rights groups from Spain and…
 
This week on Newsmakers: Democratic candidate for general treasurer Stefan Pryor discusses his recent departure as state commerce secretary, his policy ideas and criticism from his opponent; then, Boston Globe reporter Ed Fitzpatrick joins Ted Nesi and Steph Machado for a review of the week in the news.…
 
On January 6th 2021 thousands traveled from across the United States to attend Donald Trump's Save America rally. His battle cry had convinced them that the 2020 election was stolen, and that they had to stop it. Many tried, and stormed the Capitol. The former president is accused of an attempted coup, and Congressional hearings into that fateful d…
 
In 2019, after months of unrest, Omar al Bashir was forced to step down. The Sudanese president was one of the world's longest ruling dictators. So when he fell, Sudan finally had a chance at democracy. But after decades of autocratic rule, a transition wouldn't be easy, and over the past three years there have been a number of setbacks. Talks to g…
 
In this milestone episode of Inside the Village, Frisco and Scott explore an issue that most people don’t even know about: disappearing farmland. According to new numbers released by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), the province is losing 319 acres of farmland every day—or the equivalent of nine family farms per week. We dig into the pr…
 
If a democracy's health were based on the number of elections it held, Israel would be the healthiest democracy in the world. After the Bennet-Lapid government filed a motion to dissolve parliament on Monday, the country is now heading to its fifth election in three years. But will a new vote end the political deadlock? Jeremy SaltanYamina Knesset …
 
For decades Colombia has been ruled by the center or the right. Even while so many other Latin American nations ushered in liberal politicians, Colombian voters consistently kept the left out. But now for the first time in its history, voters backed the other side of the political spectrum.Gustavo Petro's victory IS historic for Colombia, not least…
 
For some, the US justice system is not a beacon of fairness and transparency. And in the case of Julian Assange, many see his legal ordeal as politically motivated. Nevertheless, the UK government has signed off on Assange's extradition, after a British court ruled a US trial would not qualify as oppressive, unjust or abuse of the extradition proce…
 
Right now the biggest challenge to Kais Saied's rule isn't coming from his opponents in government. It's coming from the country's largest trade union. On Thursday, the UGTT organised a mass, public sector walkout, in response to the president's planned economic reforms. Flights were canceled, buses and trains were halted and government offices wer…
 
This week on Newsmakers: Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha discusses the North Kingstown coach scandal, marijuana and gun prosecutions, the ILO Group contract, and more; Target 12 investigator Eli Sherman joins Tim White and Ted Nesi to break down the week in the news.על ידי Lee Dooley
 
When Muqtada al Sadr's party won October's election we asked if he could form an effective government. After eight months of political paralysis, it's clear he could not. But now Iraq's most powerful politician has decided enough is enough. The decision has shocked and confused many. The Sadrist bloc won 73 of 329 seats in October's election. Clear…
 
It's widely believed dinosaurs were taken out by an asteroid, which could leave humans as the first species to engineer its own demise. In just a few months the world's most powerful decision makers will meet in Egypt for COP27. It could be one of the most important summits in history because it's widely agreed that time is running out to save the …
 
In the latest episode of Inside the Village, Frisco and Scott explore a unique idea that could help seniors across the country stay out of long-term care: a homecare company owned and operated by the very workers who provide the services. Here to talk about the compelling concept is Danielle Turpin, co-founder of Home Care Worker’s Co-operative Inc…
 
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