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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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Tuesday 23 August:

We assess why Turkey is bombing both Isis and Kurdish targets near its border, discuss why the burkini is such a divisive item of clothing and ask whether Germany is right to tell its citizens to stock up on supplies in case of a major disaster.

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124723 Aug 2016
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Tuesday 23 August: 

We assess why Turkey is bombing both Isis and Kurdish targets near its border, discuss why the burkini is such a divisive item of clothing and ask whether Germany is right to tell its citizens to stock up on supplies in case of a major disaster.

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124622 Aug 2016
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Monday 22 August: 

We ask whether the destruction of ancient monuments should be considered a war crime and ask how a failed coup 25 years ago helped bring about the end of the Soviet Union. Plus: North Korea’s top brass launch their equivalent of Netflix.

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124519 Aug 2016
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Friday 19 August: 

We explore how news photography can impact international conflicts, find out why Donald Trump’s campaign manager quit and tell you the best way to spend a weekend in Rio.

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124418 Aug 2016
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Thursday 18 August: 

We discuss new revelations on detainee deaths in Syria, review the accusations of Donald Trump illegally soliciting foreign money for his campaign and check out the latest off-track controversies at the Rio Olympics.

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124317 Aug 2016
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Wednesday 17 August: 

We look to Donald Trump as he overhauls his campaign team, check out off-track controversy at the Rio Olympic Games and discuss the Goldwater Rule – why psychiatrists shouldn’t diagnose a public figure remotely.

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124216 Aug 2016
00:58:12

Tuesday 16 August: 

We ask why Russia needs an airbase in Iran, detail China’s potentially groundbreaking space experiment and find out how the idea of modern citizenship is changing.

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124115 Aug 2016
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Monday 15 August: 

We ask whether the battle for Mosul will really be the last against Isil in Iraq and discuss why Germany is looking to the far right. Plus: we find out from an expert how to safely evacuate people from a crowded airport terminal such as JFK in New York.

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124012 Aug 2016
00:57:22

Friday 12 August: 

We speak to Andrew Weinstein, former press aide to Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich, who tells us that he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton and has organised a letter urging the RNC to stop funding Donald Trump’s campaign. Plus: we examine Benetton’s new marketing plan and Australian film-maker Abe Forsythe tells us why the nation’s most notorious race riot makes for a good comedy movie.

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123911 Aug 2016
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Thursday 11 August: 

We assess the numbers as Hillary Clinton outlines her economic plans in Michigan and learn how The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles is helping to balance the area’s gentrification. Plus: the latest from Rio, the science behind green swimming pools and Australia’s failed census.

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123810 Aug 2016
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Wednesday 10 August: 

As political pressure mounts on Angela Merkel to enforce tough new security measures, we look at the options facing the German chancellor. Plus: we ask a Turkish MP why the country suspects there are coup supporters in Canada, John Oliver lampoons ailing newspapers and we learn how to create an attention-grabbing news theme.

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12379 Aug 2016
00:58:46

Tuesday 9 August: 

While the world is distracted by other events, Russia is building up forces along Ukraine's border; we look at what it means for Crimea with journalist Maxim Eristavi. Plus: US foreign policy two years after the war on Isis began, the New York councilman trying to save a Keith Haring mural and we speak to the mayor of a New York state village as a new Lucille Ball tribute is unveiled.

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12368 Aug 2016
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Monday 8 August: 

As Australia's former foreign minister warns against Donald Trump's nuclear ideals, we get the view of Harvard University's nuclear analyst. Plus: why politicians still use Detroit as a symbol of economic woe, the latest from Rio and what we learned from everyone's favourite show about nothing: ‘Seinfeld'.

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12355 Aug 2016
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Friday 5 August: 

We tell you everything you need to know about the Rio Olympic Games as the opening ceremony gets underway. Plus: we ask whether the tide is beginning to turn against Isis militants and find out how the Russian prime minister offended his country’s teachers.

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12344 Aug 2016
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Thursday 4 August: 

Is the party that has dominated South African politics since the end of apartheid in crisis? We also find out what is known about the Zika virus after cases are reported in the UK and discover whether Berlin’s new airport is finally preparing for take-off after years of setbacks.

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12333 Aug 2016
00:58:50

Wednesday 3 August: 

We ask Mitt Romney’s former spokesman if senior Republicans have had enough of Donald Trump and discuss whether a rate cut by the Bank of England is a foregone conclusion. Plus: the New York art gallery that has just become a lot better off.

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