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The Foreign Desk, 41

Saturday 18 October

From Monocle's new studio in Tokyo, foreign editor Steve Bloomfield presents a special discussion on Shinzo Abe’s premiership featuring professor Koichi Nakano of Sophia University in Tokyo and the Times’ Asia editor Ric…

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The Curator, 157

Saturday 18 October

We present coverage of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests and the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobane. We also broadcast from Frieze art fair, visit Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum and speak to the Mayor of Helsinki.

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The Monocle Daily, 770

Friday 17 October

As Brazil’s presidential election reaches its climax we report from the campaign trail. Also on the programme we discuss the EU talks with presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko and review the Asian newspapers.

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Friday 17 October

We reflect on Turkey’s failure to win a seat on the UN Security Council and discuss Vladimir Putin’s trip to Italy. Plus we get the news from Bogotá and head to the movies with film critic Tim Robey.

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The Briefing, 767

Friday 17 October

Checking in with a frontline worker dealing with Ebola in Sierra Leone, Mitsubishi’s first jet takes off in Japan and we ask if it’s a tree or a giant sex toy on the streets of Paris.

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There goes the neighbourhood

Friday 17 October

As Monocle’s Tokyo office ups sticks and moves to a larger space, Fiona Wilson anticipates exploring pastures new.

After seven happy years at our home on Omotesando, one of the most glamorous streets in Tokyo, we finally had to admit that we had outgrown our Monocle office. What started out as a two-person operation has grown into…

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The Globalist, 775

Friday 17 October

As protests continue, we hear the latest news from Hong Kong. Also on the programme we explore how the spread of Ebola in the US is detracting from efforts to curb the disease in West Africa.

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The Monocle Daily, 769

Thursday 16 October

We ask whether the fragile Euro zone can be fixed and reflect on this week’s elections in Mozambique. Also on the programme we hear about the latest Apple launch and review the Asian newspapers.

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The Urbanist, 157

Thursday 16 October

From ridding ourselves of cars and making sure every last takeaway cup is recycled to simply avoiding chaos, we explore the ideas of those addressing the future of our cities.

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Midori House, 762

Thursday 16 October

Should the UK stop Russian pop stars from coming to London? Andrew Mueller discusses with guests. Plus we visit an exhibition on Germany and review the latest in literature.

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The Briefing, 766

Thursday 16 October

With Turkey vying for a seat on the UN Security Council as Isis looms at the border, we get the latest from the region. We also hear about the fine line the Serbian government is walking with Vladimir Putin in town and…

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The Globalist, 774

Thursday 16 October

As the first military talks between North and South Korea in three years conclude, we consider what they might mean for the future of the peninsula. We also look at the Australian government’s new anti-immigration campaign…

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The Monocle Daily, 768

Wednesday 15 October

What is the extent of the Islamic State threat within Bahrain – and should the US end its embargo on Cuba? We also celebrate political figures in musicals and go dumpster diving in Vancouver.

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