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The Monocle Daily: Gaza aid, forgotten crises and Haiti’s indictments
Our guests Nadine Batchelor-Hunt and Mark Lowcock discuss the trouble of getting aid into Gaza and the forgotten crises of Sudan and Tigray, Ethiopia. Then: a study on the differences between men’s and women’s brains. Plus: we hear from Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and get the latest on the 50 people implicated in a former Haitian leader’s assassination.
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Australia steps up navy funding
Christopher Cermak is joined by Andrew Mueller to discuss how Australia plans to boost its defence spending.
The EU’s mission to protect vessels in the Red Sea
Ali Borhani joins Georgina Godwin in the studio to discuss how the EU plans to protect commercial vessels in the Red Sea from attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Russia accused of hiding Alexei Navalny’s body
G7 foreign ministers have called for an urgent clarification of the circumstances surrounding the death of Alexei Navalny, for which Western governments have blamed Vladimir Putin. The opposition activist’s family has so far been unable to recover his body and some have accused the government of a cover-up. Mark Galeotti explains what’s next for the Russian president as elections loom.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies
Jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny has died in prison according to Russian officials. Andrew Mueller looks back on his life.
Return of the moon race
A SpaceX rocket has blasted off from Cape Canaveral, bound for the lunar south pole. We hear about the new private moon race with Sue Nelson, science writer, broadcaster, and author of ‘Wally Funk’s Race for Space’.
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Explainer 402: What now for Tuvalu?
Andrew Mueller explains why we should care about Tuvalu’s election results.
Project 213A, David Mellor Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Ligne Roset
We meet the co-founders of European design house Project 213A, and visit the headquarters and factory of cutlery manufacturer David Mellor Design. Plus, Olivier Roset, co-CEO of French modern furniture maker Ligne Roset, joins design duo Yabu Pushelberg in our studio to discuss their latest collaboration.
‘The Zone of Interest’
We discuss ‘The Zone of Interest’, the latest film by UK film director Jonathan Glazer. Loosely based on Martin Amis’s novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Rudolf Höss, camp commandant at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and his wife as they build an idyllic life for their family as the Holocaust unfolds. We speak to Christian Friedel, who plays Höss, and film critic Jason Solomons.
Building back better in Mykolaiv
We speak to Oleksandr Sienkevych, mayor of Mykolaiv in Ukraine, about how his city hopes to rebuild after the war.
Argentina’s sports clubs
We’re in Buenos Aires to explore how the city’s sports clubs are bringing communities together as anchors for social life.
Branding Corner: Nike ACG
Bob Sheard, co-founder of brand agency Fresh Britain, discusses the power of logos and how Nike’s iconic swoosh almost got in the way of its expansion into the outdoor clothing market.