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TuneIn editors' top picks for the most important figures in the world of 2013.

TuneIn editors' top picks for the most important figures in the world of 2013.
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TuneIn editors' top picks for the most important figures in the world of 2013.

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A New Low for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford?

10/19/2017
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Following the release of court documents, the Rob Ford saga continues with his latest comments Thursday addressing allegations using lewd language in a live statement. Awkward apologies and new revelations have left many people wondering ... is this rock bottom? How much lower can things go? (CBC's The Current, 11/15)

Adam and the Spaceman: Commander Chrs Hadfield

10/19/2017
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Hear Adam Spencer's interview with astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, the man who sang Bowie in Space, stunned twitter with his amazing photos from the International Space Station. (ABC Sydney, 11/8)

In A Church Built On Tradition, the Pope Likes Spontaneity

10/19/2017
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In the seven months since he was elected, Pope Francis has shaken up the Catholic world and beyond with off-the-cuff homilies, phone calls to ordinary folk and unscripted interviews. His Twitter followers now exceed 10 million. Described by the Vatican as "conversational," the new papal style is drawing praise from large numbers of Catholics and nonbelievers alike. (NPR's All Things Considered, 11/1)

Malala Yousafzai: A "Normal," Yet Powerful Girl

10/19/2017
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Malala Yousafzai speaks to NPR's Michel Martin while on tour for her new book, "I Am Malala." "I think Malala is an average girl," Ziauddin Yousafzai says about the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who captured the world's attention after being shot by the Taliban, "but there's something extraordinary about her." (NPR's Tell Me More, 10/15)

It's Time to Take Vladimir Putin's Diplomatic Skills Seriously

10/19/2017
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Svetlana Savranskaya thinks Putin is worth listening to. "The existing political forces in Russia are going through a significant surge of nationalism and the Communist Party is strong," Says Savranskaya. "I think if we put him in that context then we might see him more as a shrewd politician and not just a KGB product." (PRI's The World, 9/11)

Supporters for Chelsea Manning Rally in US cities

10/19/2017
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US Army Private Bradley Manning announced that she is a female and starting today, will be using the name Chelsea. Manning asked the public to support her in this transition, using her new name and the feminine pronoun. Manning also thanked supporters and said she is "forever indebted" to those who wrote letters, made donations, and came to the trial. (Free Speech Radio News, 8/22)

Morsi's Ouster In Egypt: A "Bookend" For The Arab Spring

10/19/2017
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After covering the Egyptian revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, David Kirkpatrick has now been reporting on the military's ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. (WHYY's Fresh Air, 7/22)

Zimmerman Verdict Fuels Fight Over Racial Injustice

10/19/2017
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A jury in Sanford, Fla., found George Zimmerman not guilty of charges that he committed murder or manslaughter in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. While it closed a criminal case the nation has followed for nearly a year and a half, it's adding to the conversation about race and equal justice. (NPR's Morning Edition, 7/15)

The Guardian Reveals Edward Snowden as Source of NSA Leak

10/19/2017
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Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old employee of the large private, intelligence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton said he sought to prompt a public debate on government surveillance. (Free Speech Radio News, 6/10)

Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged

10/19/2017
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The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been charged in his hospital bed with using a weapon of mass destruction - a charge that carries the death penalty. (PBS' Newshour, 4/22)