Guardian Focus podcast
The race to save Peter Kassig - audio12/19/14
Listen to the story behind the Guardian's exclusive story on the daring but failed attempt to free American aid worker Peter KassigShiv MalikMustafa KhaliliPhoebe GreenwoodSpencer Ackerman
Guardian Focus podcast: reviewing the Arab spring
We're looking back at the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. With much of the region still in a state of ferment, what are the possibilities and dangers that lie ahead?Hugh MuirDavid HearstPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: public sector strike
Unite's Rachael Maskell, Matthew Sinclair of the Taxpayers Alliance and Tom Clark discuss this week's public sector strike over the reform of pensions. With Hugh MuirHugh MuirTom ClarkMatthew SinclairSeverin CarrellMichael WhiteSteven MorrisPhil...
Guardian Focus podcast: the housing crisis
Hugh Muir examines the government's new housing strategy. Will it make any difference?Hugh MuirPatrick ButlerHilary OsbornePeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: zero tolerance to gang culture
Analysis commissioned by the government suggests only 13% of those arrested in the UK's riots this summer could credibly be linked to gangs. So is a zero-tolerance approach to gangs missing the point?Hugh MuirPeter SaleSymeon Brown
Guardian Focus podcast: Should veterans of the armed...
Hugh Muir examines whether ex-servicemen and women are given the help they need to adapt to civilian lifeJim MurphyHugh MuirRichard Norton-TaylorPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: Libya's future
Hugh Muir explores the political and business possibilities for post-Gaddafi LibyaHugh Muir
Guardian Focus podcast:disability benefit cuts
Hugh Muir examines proposed cuts to disability benefits. Is this a sensible plan to get the finances under control, or an attack on the most vulnerable?Hugh MuirPeter SaleMatthew SinclairRandeep Ramesh
Guardian Focus podcast: Disunited Kingdom?
This week the SNP announced it will hold a referendum on full Scottish independence. Hugh Muir explores what devolution offers to Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandHugh MuirMichael WhiteSteven MorrisSeverin CarrellHenry McDonaldPeter SaleJoan...
Guardian Focus podcast: squatters' rights
Hugh Muir examines whether home owners need more protection from squatters - and what effect criminalisation will have on the homelessHugh MuirHarry PhibbsShiv MalikPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: David Cameron's war in Libya
Chief political correspondent Nicholas Watt, RUSI defence analyst Mark Phillips and the Independent's Bruce Anderson join Hugh Muir to discuss the PM's first warHugh MuirNicholas WattPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: Dale Farm and sites for Travellers
In 2008 97m was made available for providing sites for Travellers. In this podcast, we look at what happened to the money, and examine the coalition's policy on TravellersHugh MuirAlexandra ToppingPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: What will UN recognition of a...
We discuss the implications of Palestinians asking for UN recognition of statehood, with views from the Middle East, the US and BritainHugh MuirBrian WhitakerHarriet SherwoodChris McGrealJonathan FreedlandMehdi HasanPeter SaleMat Heywood
Guardian Focus podcast: Free schools
Will free schools drain funds and resources - or raise educational standards? Hugh Muir examines their likely impactToby YoungHugh MuirJeevan VasagarPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: Tottenham after the riots
Last month disturbances in north London triggered riots around England. Hugh Muir looks at prospects for Tottenham as it attempts to move onHugh MuirPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: famine in Somalia
The Horn of Africa is experiencing a food crisis and the UN has declared famine in parts of Somalia. What does the relief effort look like? And what comes next?David BullMadeleine BuntingXan RiceClaire Provost
Guardian Focus podcast: UK riots
Riots and looting that began in north London have spread to other English cities. Jonathan Freedland, Dave Hill and Stafford Scott discuss the causes of the worst civil unrest in a generation – and how it might be stoppedJon DennisJonathan...
Guardian Focus: Is forcing people to learn English fair?
With rules obliging migrants to speak English being fought out in the courts and with cuts to the provision of English as a second language coming into force this week: we ask if the government should be forcing people to speak EnglishHugh MuirAlan...
Guardian Focus podcast: Examining the British far right
With the far right making political gains in France, Denmark and the Netherlands, and now the terrorist atrocity in Norway, what's the state of the far right in the UK?Hugh MuirMatthew TaylorMatthew GoodwinPeter Sale
Guardian Focus podcast: Population growth
Soon the world's population will reach 7 billion. But do more people necessarily mean more problems?Madeleine BuntingClaire MelamedClaire Provost
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