Hardtalk: Opera Singer - Jessye Norman09/29/14
Has Jessye Norman's talent helped tear down the barriers of America's segregated south?
HT: Jessye Norman: Monday 29th September
Hardtalk speaks to Jessye Norman, who is acknowledged as one of the greatest singers of her generation. Her voice has enthralled audiences in the world’s greatest concert halls and opera houses for decades. She was born in America’s segregated South...
HT: Lord Heseltine 26 Sep 14
Stephen Sackur speaks to former Conservative cabinet minister, Lord Heseltine. The Scottish people voted 'No' to independence, but they may just have changed British politics forever. More powers are to be handed to the Scottish Parliament and now...
Hardtalk: UK Deputy Prime Minister 1995-1997- Lord Heseltine
Is the UK in the throes of a dangerous identity crisis?
Hardtalk: Political Scientist - Francis Fukuyama
Has a quarter century of global tumult changed his mind about the end of history?
HT: Susan Greenfield 22nd September 2014
The size and capacity of the human brain distinguishes us from all other forms of life on earth, but how well do we really understand the functioning of our brains? HARDtalk speaks to Susan Greenfield, who carved out a reputation as a leader in the...
HT: Luis Moreno Ocampo: Friday 19th September
Twelve years ago the International Criminal Court was set up to be the scourge of war criminals and mass killers everywhere - there would be no more impunity for the worst of crimes. How does the court's record stack up against that grand ambition?...
HT: Peter Bofinger: Wednesday 17th September
Is the Eurozone economy turning Japanese? Flat-lining growth, depressed prices and a general air of economic despondency are surely warning signs of a Japanese-style prolonged stagnation. Can Europe's economic policymakers turn things around? HARDtalk...
HT: Danny Dorling: Monday 15th September
Can we afford the world's super-rich and what have they ever done for us? HARDtalk speaks to a leading British social thinker - Professor Danny Dorling of Oxford University. He argues for a slow revolution against the top 1%, whom he claims are...
HT: Chrissie Hynde: Friday 12th September
HARDtalk speaks to Chrissie Hynde, who has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music and a record of success going back to the 1980s. Her band, the Pretenders, found global success during the era of punk; 30 years on she's still making music,...
HT: Jose Manuel Barroso: Wednesday 10th September
The European Union confronts a host of problems from an economic slowdown inside the Eurozone to the crisis in Ukraine. Jose Manuel Barroso has been president of the European Commission for ten years but has only two months left in the job. HARDtalk’s...
HT: President Petro Poroshenko Monday September 8th
In an exclusive interview, Stephen Sackur speaks to President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who's been in Britain to attend a summit of NATO leaders. There's a consensus view that the crisis in eastern Ukraine represents the most serious threat to...
HT: Giorgi Margvelashvili: Friday 5th September
This week's Nato Summit in Wales comes against a background of escalating tensions between Russia and Nato over the conflict in Ukraine, with calls for tougher action against Moscow. How far should Nato go in protecting countries that are not members...
HT: Olexander Scherba 03 Sept 14
Vladimir Putin is reported to have said he could take the Ukrainian capital Kiev in two weeks if he wanted to. As he offers increasingly brazen support to the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, his message to the West is clear: don't mess with...
HT: Yasser Abed Rabbo: Monday 1st September
Hardtalk is in the West Bank to talk to Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s Executive Committee. He was a senior member of the Palestinian negotiating team in the years after the Oslo Peace Accords were...
HT: Yuval Steinitz: Friday 29th August
With a ceasefire now in place in Gaza, the Israeli government faces a simple question: what exactly did Operation Protective Edge achieve? For all the death and destruction in Gaza, has Israel's position been strengthened or weakened? Stephen Sackur...
HT: 20 Aug 14 Abdullah Abdullah
Afghanistan's presidential election was supposed to mark the country's progress, instead it threatens to inflict new wounds. The long drawn out process appeared to deliver a second round victory to Ashraf Ghani; but his rival Abdullah Abdullah alleged...
HT: Dr. Mads Gilbert: Monday 18th August
The Hamas/Israeli ceasefire in Gaza has allowed Palestinians time to assess the cost of the Israeli offensive both in human lives and damage to buildings and facilities. HARDtalk speaks to Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor just back from Gaza where he...
HT: Masrour Barzani 15 August 2014
The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance of Islamic State militants. There have been eye-witness accounts of people beheaded, of whole families buried alive, and there...
HT: Andrei Konchalovsky: Friday 8th August
In August 1914, the five great powers of Europe declared war on one another. For countries like Britain, Germany and France the significance of World War One is regularly debated and commemorated. But what of that other great power, Russia? It also...
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