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The Monocle Daily, 896

Monday 20 April

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special…

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Midori House, 884

Monday 20 April

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big…

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The Briefing, 898

Monday 20 April

We look at the Italian media’s reaction to last weekend’s migrant disaster in the Mediterranean, learn about the new US defence secretary’s interest in Silicon Valley and look back at Monocle’s Quality of Life conference…

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Affairs / Travel

Departure from the norm

Monday 20 April

The revamped Tom Bradley International Terminal in Los Angeles raises the bar in a country where recent industry standards leave a lot to be desired. Yet for Monocle’s Aisha Speirs – accustomed to Hong Kong’s unparalleled…

When asked what my favourite things about living in Hong Kong are, I often get a strange reaction when I say that the city’s airport and home airline of Cathay Pacific would both make it into the top three. Seeing as I…

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The Globalist, 906

Monday 20 April

We hear who’s taken the top spot in Finnish politics with the weekend's election result, learn how the arrest of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato will affect wider Spanish politics and hear about freedom of speech from the…

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The Monocle Weekly, 302

Sunday 19 April

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet PEN International president John Ralston Saul to discuss freedom of expression, learn how to make films in one of the toughest environments on earth with Farida Pacha, and hear from art-rock…

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The Recap, 7

Saturday 18 April

Highlights of the best news from our live shows this week, from birthdays in North Korea to a look at the life of German novelist Gunter Grass.

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The Foreign Desk, 67

Saturday 18 April

Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield asks if Bashar al-Assad is finally losing the battle for Syria? He analyses the ongoing war – now in its fifth year – with acting editor at ‘Syria Deeply’, Katarina Montgomery, and…

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The Curator, 183

Saturday 18 April

This week we discuss the sleep pods that may change the art of napping in the workplace, meet ‘Men in this Town’ founder Giuseppe Santamaria, learn the business tricks from the chairman of a specialist rice company and…

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The Monocle Daily, 895

Friday 17 April

As South Africa gears up for another night of xenophobic violence we ask why the rainbow nation is turning on workers from neighbouring countries? Plus far-left protests in Greece and a pilot explains why he gets a high…

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Midori House, 883

Friday 17 April

As riots and violence sweep across South Africa and attacks on foreigners continue, we ask what’s ignited this burst of xenophobia. Also, why are people less than enthralled with the UK election? And has Wikileaks ‘jumped…

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The Briefing, 897

Friday 17 April

As Azerbaijan warms up to host the inaugural European Games this summer, we discuss the conviction of a leading rights defender there. Plus we hear about new ‘country’ Liberland – proclaimed independent by a Czech national…

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Affairs / Politics

Changing lanes

Friday 17 April

Switching business for politics, tycoon Pierre Karl Péladeau is currently the frontrunner to lead Québec’s Partis Québécois. Yet, as Monocle’s Tomos Lewis asks, will he be able to revive the political party’s fortunes?

Pierre Karl Péladeau is not – in conventional terms – a politician. He is one of Québec’s most famous business personalities after becoming the CEO of his father’s vast media empire, Quebecor, in 1999.

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The Globalist, 905

Friday 17 April

A look ahead to this weekend's parliamentary election in Finland; we also discuss the numerous factions shaping the political crisis in Yemen and hear about the extended search for MH370. Also on the programme: the business…

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