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The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to podcast@csmonitor.com.

The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to podcast@csmonitor.com.
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The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to podcast@csmonitor.com.

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The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Cesare Battisti must have known this moment would come. After nearly four decades on the run from Italian police, the former leftist militant was returned home on Monday from his Bolivian hide-out under armed guard. Also: our five stories, including political dilemmas, the impact of pop culture in Syria, and a reporter’s reflection on Andy Murray. Join the Monitor's Peter Ford and Samantha Laine Perfas for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:14:38

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Monday, January 14, 2019

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Embattled on many fronts, French President Emmanuel Macron has a suggestion for his compatriots: Let’s talk. So he’s kicking off the “The Great National Debate.” Also: our five stories, including a Brexit update, a look at why adolescents are slowing their path to adulthood, and what’s behind the global decline in suicide. Join the Monitor's Amelia Newcomb and Ken Kaplan for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:13:05

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Friday, January 11, 2019

1/11/2019
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If you were in Hawaii a year ago this Sunday, the phrase “this is not a drill” might recall 38 minutes of soul-searching. Also: Guatemala’s 180 on corruption, conservative values wobble in the era of President Trump, and two Monitor reporters journey to the Sahara. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Eva Botkin-Kowacki for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:12:52

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Most Americans can sing Woody Guthrie’s song “This Land Is Your Land.” But lately, some people have been living it. Also: our five stories for today, highlighting a renewed commitment to voter rights in Missouri, a community effort to support children affected by the Flint water crisis, and the role of teamwork in helping newcomers to Spain feel welcome. Join the Monitor's Eva Botkin-Kowacki and Ken Kaplan for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:13:00

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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In the UK, an emboldened Parliament seems to be setting itself against a no-deal Brexit. Also: the impasse over US-Mexico border barrier reflects broader disagreements in US politics, geopolitics enters Russia’s GMO debate, and enthusiasts of plogging marry running and picking up trash. Join the Monitor's Arthur Bright and Samantha Laine Perfas for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:13:07

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Just because a person is without a home, doesn’t mean they’re not without character. Also: justice for sex workers, US citizens collaborate with Canada to assist refugees, and the power of play in Mexico. Join the Monitor's Dave Scott and Kendra Nordin Beato for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:15:09

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Monday, January 7, 2019

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Around the world, digital censorship is growing. The health of the world’s democracy might depend on bolstering the positive reach of the internet. Also: how the US government shutdown reveals a trust deficit; Beijing’s attempt to erase the identity of Uighurs in Xinjiang; and in Jamaica, ‘security zones’ reduce murders -- but carry a cost. Join the Monitor's Amelia Newcomb and Clay Collins for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:13:56

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Friday, January 4, 2019

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The see-sawing reputation of video games is well earned. Also: job horizons widen for people with disabilities, sister cities on the US-Mexican border fight water scarcity together, and cartoonists find creating a good Trump cartoon so hard it’s not even funny. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Samantha Laine Perfas for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:12:32

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Almost exactly 13 years after leaving Earth on Jan. 19, 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft was set to rendezvous with the most distant object ever explored: Ultima Thule. Also: our five stories for today, exploring another first for space exploration that hits a bit closer to home, an innovative solution to the US recycling conundrum, and the rise of the chicken as a marker for modern times. Join the Monitor's Noelle Swan and Eoin O’Carroll for today's news. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:13:22

The Christian Science Monitor Daily – Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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This weekend, something will happen that should not be happening. The Indianapolis Colts will play a National Football League playoff game. Also: a look at one country’s unusual take on a classic “religious/secular” debate, one city’s bid to address the roots of chronic poverty, and one man who has forced his homeland to wrestle with the definition of patriotism. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Noelle Swan for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

December 31, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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This is the season when we wish peace and goodwill to our fellow man for the coming year. And if you’re like me, you might be tempted to do it a little tentatively, given all the upheaval of 2018. Also: our five stories for today, including a look by Monitor writers at seven global trends that, without much fanfare, could help shape the world in 2019 and beyond. Join the Monitor's Laurent Belsie and Samantha Laine Perfas for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

December 28, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Seldom has pessimism been an easier sell. So where – if anywhere – is there unity around optimism? Also: our five stories for your Friday, including an exploration of farmers’ faith in their ability to be better stewards of their lands and a reflection on Americans’ faith in democracy. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Samantha Laine Perfas for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

December 27, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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If the term “therapy animal” brings to mind pet owners trying to sneak furry friends onto airplanes, you never met Murray the Owl. An ever-growing menagerie of animals are making forays into the therapeutic space. We also look at a Supreme Court practicing measured restraint, refugees caught in a “virtuous circle” of mutual assistance, and a New York community that breathed life back into a dead river. Join the Monitor's Noelle Swan and Ken Kaplan for today's news. For more information,...

December 26, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Today Japan announced that it would resume commercial whaling in 2019, breaking with a global ban in effect since 1986. The move brings international condemnation, so it is logical to ask: Why is Japan doing it? Also: our five stories, including the deeper story behind the rural-urban divide in US politics, interfaith harmony in Jordan, and the Monitor’s favorite fiction of 2018. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Noelle Swan for today's news. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:13:03

December 24, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Since it’s the holiday season, we wanted to try something a bit different today. We thought it would be fun to get into the holiday spirit. Four of our editors will share some of their favorite holiday stories, and read excerpts from these stories. In some ways, it’s a holiday card, from us to you. We hope you’ll enjoy. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins, Yvonne Zipp, Scott Armstrong, Amelia Newcomb, and Mark Sappenfield as they read their favorite holiday stories. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:20:11

December 21, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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In the Netherlands, a handful of built islets have emerged in a massive freshwater lake, part of a very Dutch effort that’s now paying environmental. Also: our five stories for today, including a look at the deployment of babies against bullies, and, as we enter the Northern Hemisphere’s longest night, a science writer’s celebration of cosmic darkness. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Noelle Swan for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:13:05

December 20, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. And one city in Turkey wants to make sure as many of its children can experience it as possible. Also: A better path to jobs for foster kids, our love-hate relationship with Facebook, and the US exit from Syria. Join the Monitor's Yvonne Zipp and Dave Scott for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:13:05

December 19, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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This week, something happened Yemen. Talks led to the declaration of a cease-fire in a crucial port city Tuesday. The hope is that it could be a first step to peace. Also: How Silicon Valley might help rural America, Elaine Pagels on why she wrote her latest book about religion, and one man is recruiting poachers to save Rwanda’s wildlife. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Kendra Nordine Beato for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.

Duration:00:13:43

December 18, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Here’s a quick quiz. If you were a Hollywood exec, who would you choose to star in your next film: Scarlett Johansson or Chris Hemsworth? If you answered Ms. Johansson, you’d likely make an extra $70 million. Also: our five selected stories, including an interview with a rising star in Congress, drone deliveries in Africa, and what Mary Poppins might teach us about balancing tradition with modernity. Join the Monitor's Dave Scott and Samantha Laine Perfas for today's news. For more...

Duration:00:14:22

December 17, 2018 – The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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This time of year is known as a season of light, and with good reason. You see it in so many small encounters: The man who stops to chat with a homeless man about last night’s game. The woman who tucks money into a Salvation Army bucket – and then adds more with a smile. Also: our five stories, including speculation of Michael Flynn’s motives, the recent turmoil in stock markets, and a cautionary tale in Tanzania. Join the Monitor's Amelia Newcomb and Ken Kaplan for today's news. For more...

Duration:00:12:37