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The Monocle Daily

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 guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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Friday 2 December:

As Italy’s constructional referendum is just hours away, we ask whether it could be swept up in a right-wing political wave. Plus: Miami’s Art Basel, Starbucks’ new tech-savvy CEO, Angola’s presidency and a look back at the history of Capitol Records.

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13202 Dec 2016
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Friday 2 December: 

As Italy’s constructional referendum is just hours away, we ask whether it could be swept up in a right-wing political wave. Plus: Miami’s Art Basel, Starbucks’ new tech-savvy CEO, Angola’s presidency and a look back at the history of Capitol Records.

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13191 Dec 2016
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Thursday 1 December: 

French president François Hollande has appeared on television to announce that he won't seek another term; we look at what it means for France's left in the face of another rise in right-wing sentiment. Plus: Ukraine's missile tests, the UK’s new Better Than That anti-hate campaign and Harvey Milk's nephew Stuart discussing World Aids Day.

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131830 Nov 2016
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Wednesday 30 November: 

As the rebel grip on Aleppo loosens we look at today’s emergency UN Security Council meeting. Plus: why ignoring Donald Trump’s tweets is no longer an option, Gambia’s imminent election and one of the founding members of The Last Poets discusses his life and career.

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131729 Nov 2016
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Tuesday 29 November: 

The rise of Donald Trump has thrust the term ‘alt-right’ into the mainstream. But is it an accurate way to describe the ideology? Plus: Germany’s finance minister backs Italy’s Matteo Renzi, the succession of Thailand’s crown prince and exploring the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

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131628 Nov 2016
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Monday 28 November: 

We ask whether former prime minister François Fillon is the best candidate to save France from president Marine Le Pen and assess Fidel Castro’s legacy against Apartheid in South Africa. Plus: we meet David Stubbs, author of a book contemplating the significance of 1996, 20 years on.

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131525 Nov 2016
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Friday 25 November: 

With Donald Trump’s noted distaste for the media and some fairly deep pockets, could the demise of Gawker provide a worrying precedent for the US press under its incoming president? Plus: reviewing the EU-Ukraine summit, Joseph Kony’s bodyguard and the man who decides what emojis the world needs.

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131424 Nov 2016
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Thursday 24 November: 

President-elect Donald Trump continues to assemble his cabinet, Colombia’s government agrees a new peace deal with Farc and we meet Danish author Janne Teller as her series about war comes to the UK.

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131323 Nov 2016
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Wednesday 23 November: 

Will Matteo Renzi's proposed constitutional reforms be good for business? We assess a television interview by the former prime minister Silvia Berlusconi. Plus: France's crowded political right, a backflip in court for Egypt's former president and experimenting with episodic theatre in Toronto.

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131222 Nov 2016
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Tuesday 22 November: 

Some label them the "alt-right" but should we be calling out white supremacist groups for what they are? Plus: inside Donald Trump's off-the-record meeting with a group of news anchors, what to do with an ageing fleet of F-15 jets, transport in Helsinki and architecture in Canberra.

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131121 Nov 2016
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Monday 21 November: 

After a weekend of meet-and-greets, we ask how much closer we are to finding out who will make up Donald Trump’s presidential team – and whether it will include Mitt Romney. Plus: a transitional ‘Brexit’, what went wrong in Rio and the front pages from Asia.

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131018 Nov 2016
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Friday 18 November: 

As new polls point to a dire result in Italy’s upcoming referendum, we ask who might replace prime minister Matteo Renzi. Plus: Donald Trump puts racism and climate scepticism centre stage with his new team appointments and we examine political satire at the movies and the ways that pop music changed the US.

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130917 Nov 2016
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Thursday 17 October: 

As US president Barack Obama bids farewell to Germany, we ask whether we are also bidding farewell to his diplomatic style. Plus: Canada’s relations with Mexico and looking back at the Flying Nun record label with Roger Shepherd.

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130816 Nov 2016
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Wednesday 16 November: 

Could Barack Obama install a new member of the Supreme Court before he leaves office? We look at a little-known loophole that some say may allow him to bypass the opposition. Plus: why you might consider moving your business to Milan, a browse of the Asian newspapers and an analytical look at the week in entertainment news.

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130715 Nov 2016
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Tuesday 15 November: 

One week on from Donald Trump's election we assess the continuing global uncertainty. Plus: how Germany's handling of its terror threat could impact the political fortune of Angela Merkel, how to run a successful bike sharing scheme and Canadian film-maker Xavier Dolan.

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130614 Nov 2016
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Monday 14 November: 

Far-right news website Breitbart has secured itself a powerful voice in the White House with Steve Bannon but how effective would a divisive Trump administration be in a crisis? Plus: assessing the options as the world quietly prepares for a declining American influence, the political left turns on itself and an ‘SNL’ farewell to Hillary Clinton.

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