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Each week, Guardian correspondents and commentators take a detailed look at an issue in the news.

Each week, Guardian correspondents and commentators take a detailed look at an issue in the news.
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London, United Kingdom

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Each week, Guardian correspondents and commentators take a detailed look at an issue in the news.

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English

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Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 9GU 0044 20 3353 2999


Episodes

Audio: the race to save Peter Kassig

12/19/2014
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The American aid worker was killed by his Isis captors on 16 November. Listen to the Guardian team tell, for the first time, of the daring and extraordinary effort to secure his release, which involved a radical New York lawyer, the US government and the world's most revered jihadi scholar Watch a video explainer on the secret talks to save Peter Kassig The long read: the race to save Peter Kassig

Duration:00:28:30

Guardian Focus podcast: reviewing the Arab spring

12/23/2011
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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?

Duration:00:34:28

Guardian Focus podcast: are Britain's roads safe for cyclists?

12/16/2011
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With the toll of cycling casualties growing, Hugh Muir asks what needs to happen for roads to become a safer place for bikes

Duration:00:33:07

Guardian Focus podcast: England's riots and the prospect of a lost generation

12/9/2011
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Only half of those who took part in the summer riots said they felt a part of British society. We hear from five young Londoners on how they see their futures and their place in society

Duration:00:27:11

Guardian Focus podcast: public sector strike

12/1/2011
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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 Muir

Duration:00:42:47

Guardian Focus podcast: the housing crisis

11/25/2011
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Hugh Muir examines the government's new housing strategy. Will it make any difference?

Duration:00:37:25

Guardian Focus podcast: zero tolerance to gang culture

11/18/2011
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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?

Duration:00:39:26

Guardian Focus podcast: Should veterans of the armed forces get more support?

11/11/2011
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Hugh Muir examines whether ex-servicemen and women are given the help they need to adapt to civilian life

Duration:00:22:18

Guardian Focus podcast: Libya's future

11/4/2011
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Hugh Muir explores the political and business possibilities for post-Gaddafi Libya

Duration:00:27:30

Guardian Focus podcast: Rev Giles Fraser and the Occupy London camp

10/27/2011
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Reverend Giles Fraser tells Alan Rusbridger how a protest on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral led to his resignation as canon

Duration:00:14:56

Guardian Focus podcast: disability benefit cuts

10/21/2011
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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?

Duration:00:34:19

Guardian Focus podcast: Disunited Kingdom?

10/14/2011
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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 Ireland

Duration:00:37:54

Guardian Focus podcast: squatters' rights

10/6/2011
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Hugh Muir examines whether home owners need more protection from squatters - and what effect criminalisation will have on the homeless

Duration:00:33:36

Guardian Focus podcast: David Cameron's war in Libya

10/3/2011
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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 war

Duration:00:29:48

Guardian Focus podcast: Dale Farm and sites for Travellers

9/26/2011
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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 Travellers

Duration:00:30:06

Guardian Focus podcast: What will UN recognition of a Palestinian state mean?

9/19/2011
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We discuss the implications of Palestinians asking for UN recognition of statehood, with views from the Middle East, the US and Britain

Duration:00:30:27

Guardian Focus podcast: Free schools

9/13/2011
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Will free schools drain funds and resources - or raise educational standards? Hugh Muir examines their likely impact

Duration:00:32:32

Guardian Focus podcast: Tottenham after the riots

9/5/2011
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Last month disturbances in north London triggered riots around England. Hugh Muir looks at prospects for Tottenham as it attempts to move on

Duration:00:31:01

Guardian Focus podcast: famine in Somalia

8/18/2011
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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? • Have your say on the podcast

Duration:00:24:53

Guardian Focus podcast: UK riots

8/10/2011
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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 stopped

Duration:00:31:20