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5 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Tuesday 5 May: 

We learn why a new surveillance law is causing concern in France, hear how Burundi is on the brink of major political unrest and get a picture of the changing Austrian retail landscape.

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5 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Tuesday 5 May: 

We look at why Qatar is buying French warplanes, learn why Ukraine’s prime minister is looking to rewrite history, and hear about the plans to rebrand the German Wings airline.

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5 May 2015
00:18:24

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Pete Paphides: 

Music critic and broadcaster Pete Paphides gives us his top three tracks from the albums to listen out for this week. His picks include Monocle 24 favourite Saint Etienne, whose lead singer has gone solo, and the latest coming of Talulah Gosh.

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4 May 2015
00:57:028

The Monocle Daily - Monday 4 May: 

We discuss Sino-European relations and protests in Israel, meet the director of the documentary ‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and the photographer behind ‘Every Bodega In Manhattan’, comedy writer Jon Macks discusses his new book ‘Monologue: What Makes America Laugh...Before Bed’ and John Everard reviews the Asian newspapers.

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4 May 2015
00:28:34

Culture with Rob Bound - How do you reboot a classic?: 

Great works and well-loved products are always being rewritten, redesigned, remixed or remade. But how do you do this successfully? How subtle or brash should you be about reworking something the public are so au fait with? We pose the question, ‘How do you reboot a classic?’ to a few experts including theatre critic Matt Wolf, ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ screenwriter David Nicholls, director Thomas Vinterberg and professor of illustration Lawrence Zeegen.

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4 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 4 May: 

With thousands more migrants crossing the Mediterranean at the weekend, is the European Union any closer to a political solution? Samira Shackle and Alessio Patalano discuss the continued diplomatic bickering with Andrew Mueller. Plus Australia considers selling citizenship to highest bidder - is this the sign of a “banana republic”? And we consider the strategic consequences of environmental degradation in the Arctic.

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4 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 4 May: 

As conflicting reports emerge of Saudi troops on the ground we bring the latest news from Yemen. Plus we learn about Thailand’s battle against human traffickers and hear why Berlin is deploying mime artists to help cut down on urban noise pollution.

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4 May 2015
00:58:52

The Globalist - Monday 4 May: 

We discover the latest on the 6,000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, learn what the the naval operation Dynamic Mongoose will achieve this year in the Nordic region and get the business stories from Germany.

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4 May 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Ossian Ward: 

Ossian Ward from the Lisson Gallery gives us a preview of the 56th Venice Art Biennale, starting on Saturday May 9. Among the topics discussed is this year’s curator Okwui Enwezor and of course the highlights of the National Pavilions.

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3 May 2015
00:28:52

Asia Pac Unwrapped - Asia's new low-cost, high-quality airport: 

We delve into the world of art investment with our Hong Kong bureau chief Aisha Speirs and the senior vice president of Christie's auction house. In Thailand Nolan Giles investigates the dining options at extraordinary new retail behemoth EmQuartier and Kenji Hall touches down in Tokyo to explore a new low-cost airport terminal that comes with a high-class design aesthetic.

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3 May 2015
00:17:00

The Bulletin with UBS - Default lines: 

Appraising the progress of technical negotiations with Greece and assessing how the pace and substance of the talks to date is shaping the possibility of a workable solution, of a potential default, or even of a euro exit.

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3 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Weekly - A matter of choice: 

Tom Edwards and Andrew Tuck meet philosopher Julian Baggini to discuss whether we have any control over free will, journalist and academic Brian Cathcart retraces the steps of the industry’s first scribes and Heidi Blake talks about the scandal of Qatar's journey to hosting the World Cup.

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