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CNN Talk with Max Foster tackles the major news stories and talking points of the day. A panel of regular contributors debate, discuss and argue about the major stories affecting your world. Available live on CNNI andfacebook.com/cnni daily at 7a ET.

CNN Talk with Max Foster tackles the major news stories and talking points of the day. A panel of regular contributors debate, discuss and argue about the major stories affecting your world. Available live on CNNI andfacebook.com/cnni daily at 7a ET.
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CNN Talk with Max Foster tackles the major news stories and talking points of the day. A panel of regular contributors debate, discuss and argue about the major stories affecting your world. Available live on CNNI andfacebook.com/cnni daily at 7a ET.

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Episodes

Trump's lawyer: "Truth is not truth." What does he mean?

8/20/2018
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Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani is never far from the headlines these days, and today is no exception. The former New York City Mayor is making news again, this time for telling an NBC anchor that "truth is not truth." But what did he mean by this line? And if we look more carefully at Giuliani's statement, is he sometimes right? Max Foster digs deeper, in conversation with Freddy Gray, Rachel Shabi and Liam Halligan. via Knit

Duration:00:26:19

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to the Queen of Soul: What did Aretha Franklin mean to you?

8/17/2018
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Aretha Franklin was one of a kind. Born into poverty in America, she forged a career for herself when racism and segregation were still daily realities. On her talent alone, she not only made her mark on the music industry, but became a living legend with hits like "Respect" and "Think." Today's CNN Talk celebrated Franklin's life, and looked at the artistic and activist legacy she leaves behind. Hannah Vaughan Jones anchors a conversation with Bonnie Greer, Liam Halligan, Rachel Shabi and...

Duration:00:26:04

Madonna at 60: How has she changed the music world?

8/16/2018
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She's the greatest-selling female artist of all time. She's courted controversy, from taking on the Catholic Church to defying ageist calls for her to step off the stage. Of course, she is Madonna. On the Material Girl's 60th birthday, CNN Talk took a look at her life and career as a pop star and style icon. Has Madonna changed the music world? Has she advanced the cause of feminism, or set it back? Is she one of the pop greats, or just skilled at reinvention? Hannah Vaughan Jones anchors...

Duration:00:26:34

Abuse scandals: Can the Catholic Church save itself?

8/15/2018
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It makes for horrifying reading. A new grand jury report from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania has found that more than 1000 children were abused by hundreds of Catholic priests over a period of decades. The report discloses new evidence that clergy acted to conceal the abuse and protect predator priests. While the headlines are shocking, they're not new - we've seen these kinds of church abuse stories replicated in many countries: Australia, Chile and Ireland to name a few. On today's CNN...

Duration:00:26:55

Suspected London terror attack: Your reaction

8/14/2018
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On today's CNN Talk, Hannah Vaughan Jones covers the very latest on a terror attack in the heart of London. Police are investigating after a man drove a car into metal barriers outside London's iconic Houses of Parliament. Our panel - Bonnie Greer, Iain Martin, and Stig Abell - talk about the atmosphere on the streets of London, and what it's like to live and work in a city that's been a terror target so many times. via Knit

Duration:00:25:50

Is America's "addiction to sanctions" an effective foreign policy?

8/13/2018
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On today's CNN Talk, the panel takes a look at what Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif calls the American "addiction" to sanctions. It's true that the United States, under the Trump administration, has imposed sanctions widely - on Turkey, Russia, Iran and North Korea. But are sanctions an effective tool for making change on the global stage? Or do they simply cause the greatest harm to the least well off in the targeted countries? Hannah Vaughan Jones anchors a fascinating discussion...

Duration:00:26:12

Burqa row: Is it ok to mock religion?

8/10/2018
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British MP Boris Johnson is under fire this week, for saying that women who wear burqas look like "letterboxes" and "bank robbers." Now, famed British comic actor Rowan Atkinson has come to his defense, saying that Boris was just joking. So where does the balance lie? Is it ever ok to mock another religion? Why or why not? And why are some religions acceptable targets for comedy, while others are off limits? Hannah Vaughan Jones anchors a conversation with Liam Halligan, Afua Hirsch and...

Duration:00:26:21

Should tech giants censor content?

8/9/2018
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Tech giants are having an identity crisis. Are they supposed to police the content that appears on their website, or are they simply disinterested publishing platforms? Several tech giants decided this week to take the first approach, and ban controversial far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their platforms. Facebook, YouTube and Google all say Jones' material violates their policies against hate speech. But Twitter says Jones hasn't done anything wrong. And Jones himself says...

Duration:00:26:46

How concerned are you about climate change?

8/8/2018
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It's been a summer of wild weather: Heatwaves in Europe and Asia, drought across wide swaths of Australia, record setting wildfires on the U.S. east coast. Now, a new report says we need to heed the warning signs of climate change, before we reach a tipping point that could alter our planet in major ways. On today's CNN Talk, Hannah Vaughan Jones anchors a conversation about our climate, with Afua Hirsch, Iain Dale, Liam Halligan and CNN Senior Meteorologist Brandon Miller. via Knit

Duration:00:26:59

Is it right to ban the burqa?

8/7/2018
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On August 1, the Danish government introduced a law banning face coverings in public spaces. Critics have taken to the streets, to decry what they see as a "burqa ban," a measure they see as aimed at further marginalizing Muslim communities. Now, former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson entered the fray, penning an editorial that slams the burqa, but rejects the idea of a ban. Hannah Vaughan Jones anchors a lively conversation on this hot button topic, with Bonnie Greer, Stig Abell, Nina...

Duration:00:25:46

What will new U.S. sanctions against Iran achieve?

8/6/2018
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At 12:01am Eastern time on Tuesday, new U.S. sanctions against Iran go into effect. The measures are sure to hit hard, further isolating the already economically-troubled nation, just as new international investment was beginning to come in. U.S. President Donald Trump set the new sanctions in motion when he controversially pulled out of the Iran deal back in May. But officials in Iran say the measures are deeply unfair, particularly as they have met all the requirements of the deal....

Duration:00:25:33

What will new U.S. sanctions against Iran achieve?

8/6/2018
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At 12:01am Eastern time on Tuesday, new U.S. sanctions against Iran go into effect. The measures are sure to hit hard, further isolating the already economically-troubled nation, just as new international investment was beginning to come in. U.S. President Donald Trump set the new sanctions in motion when he controversially pulled out of the Iran deal back in May. But officials in Iran say the measures are deeply unfair, particularly as they have met all the requirements of the deal....

Duration:00:25:33

What will new U.S. sanctions against Iran achieve?

8/6/2018
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At 12:01am Eastern time on Tuesday, new U.S. sanctions against Iran go into effect. The measures are sure to hit hard, further isolating the already economically-troubled nation, just as new international investment was beginning to come in. U.S. President Donald Trump set the new sanctions in motion when he controversially pulled out of the Iran deal back in May. But officials in Iran say the measures are deeply unfair, particularly as they have met all the requirements of the deal....

Duration:00:25:33

Is Trump ever justified in calling the press the "enemy of the people?"

8/3/2018
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Donald Trump has never been shy of attacking the media, and calling out what he sees as biased coverage and "fake news." But this week the debate over the role of the press in the United States reached a new height, as Trump's use of the phrase "enemy of the people" to characterize journalists became the focus for debate. CNN Talk took on the subject, with Afua Hirsch, Freddy Gray and Iain Dale joining Max Foster around the table. via Knit

Duration:00:26:53

Is Apple becoming too big?

8/2/2018
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Apple is on the verge of becoming the first publicly traded company in the U.S. to reach a $1 trillion valuation. But is Apple's record-setting wealth a good thing? Or is the tech giant now too dominant in many aspects of daily life? And what can we do to curb smartphone addiction, a problem that even Apple acknowledges as a modern day phenomenon? Max Foster anchors a fascinating conversation, with Charlie Wolf, Kate Andrews, Bonnie Greer, and CNN's own Samuel Burke. via Knit

Duration:00:26:22

Should Freedom of Speech Protect 3D plastic gun designs?

8/1/2018
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The controversy over 3-D printable guns rages. A U.S. Federal Judge issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday from 3D printed gun blueprints from being distributed online. U.S. lawmakers are scrambling to address the issue. But the organization behind the gun schematics already posted some versions on Friday. They say it's free speech, and the gun blueprints have been downloaded thousands of times already. We ask the question: "Should Freedom of Speech Protect 3D plastic gun...

Duration:00:26:23

International aid sex scandal: Would you donate to an aid agency?

7/31/2018
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The UK government has released a damning report on sex abuse in the foreign aid sector. The powerful report finds that abuse is "endemic" and that perpetrators are often able to move between countries and organizations freely. It also blames agencies for knowing about the problem but failing to act. Major global charities are implicated, and now say that they need to do better to protect those most vulnerable, the recipients of aid. Max Foster anchors today's CNN Talk, and he's joined by...

Duration:00:26:09

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: Are human rights or economic growth the priority?

7/30/2018
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It's hard to imagine Zimbabwe without Robert Mugabe. The strongman led the country as President for more than 37 years, resigning just last November. Today, Zimbabweans are voting in the first election in decades without Mugabe's name on the ballot. But can the country move beyond its troubled history of poverty and corruption? And will Mugabe relinquish the limelight quietly? Max Foster sits down with Ayesha Hazarika, Freddy Gray and Iain Dale. via Knit

Duration:00:25:54

Why does it matter if Trump knew about the Russia meeting?

7/27/2018
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President Donald Trump's former attorney -- Michael Cohen -- is now offering the Mueller investigation a possible political bombshell. Sources say Cohen is prepared to testify that then-candidate Trump approved in advance, of a 20-16 meeting at Trump Tower with a group of Russians -- including a lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. If true, it would directly contradict numerous denials from the president and others within his family, his legal team, and administration. On the panel: Freddy...

Duration:00:25:09

Trump vs the media: is press freedom under threat?

7/26/2018
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The White House is escalating its war with the media, after one of the CNN reporters was banned from an open event, after she tried to ask the president questions. Competitors and the White House Correspondents Association voiced support for her and concern over the White House's punitive action against a journalist properly doing her job. On our panel: Christiane Amanpour -- CNN Chief International Anchor, Charlie Wolf -- Broadcaster, writer and commentator, Bonnie Greer, Playwright and...

Duration:00:24:59