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Tuesday 5 May

New York’s Times Square might be a global icon, national treasure and navigation point but it’s also a power-sapping affront to the sustainability agenda. Monocle’s Megan Billings considers what the future could hold for…

In the autumn of 1965, US president Lyndon Johnson signed the Highway Beautification Act. The Act limits outdoor advertising, unsightly roadsides and generally promotes “scenic enhancement” along interstate highways. Under…

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The Globalist, 917

Tuesday 5 May

We look at why Qatar is buying French warplanes, learn why Ukraine’s prime minister is looking to rewrite history, and hear about the plans to rebrand the German Wings airline.

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The Monocle Daily, 906

Monday 4 May

We discuss Sino-European relations and protests in Israel, meet the director of the documentary ‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and the photographer behind ‘Every Bodega In Manhattan’, comedy writer Jon Macks discusses his new…

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Midori House, 894

Monday 4 May

With thousands more migrants crossing the Mediterranean at the weekend, is the European Union any closer to a political solution? Samira Shackle and Alessio Patalano discuss the continued diplomatic bickering with Andrew…

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The Briefing, 908

Monday 4 May

As conflicting reports emerge of Saudi troops on the ground we bring the latest news from Yemen. Plus we learn about Thailand’s battle against human traffickers and hear why Berlin is deploying mime artists to help cut down…

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The Globalist, 916

Monday 4 May

We discover the latest on the 6,000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, learn what the the naval operation Dynamic Mongoose will achieve this year in the Nordic region and get the business stories from Germany.

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The Monocle Weekly, 304

Sunday 3 May

Tom Edwards and Andrew Tuck meet philosopher Julian Baggini to discuss whether we have any control over free will, journalist and academic Brian Cathcart retraces the steps of the industry’s first scribes and Heidi Blake…

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The Recap, 9

Saturday 2 May

A look back at the week’s live news and discussion programmes here at Monocle 24, including Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US, riot and violence in the city of Baltimore and the fall of Saigon 40 years…

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The Foreign Desk, 69

Saturday 2 May

As Narendra Modi completes a year in office, Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Milan Vaishnav and Shashank Bengali to discuss where the world's largest democracy is today.

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The Curator, 185

Saturday 2 May

The fine art of urban preservation in Lisbon, Australia's magazine sensation ‘Dumbo Feather’, Italy's iconic lighting brand Flos and founder of cyclewear success story Rapha.

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The Monocle Daily, 905

Friday 1 May

We look at the state of Spanish party Podemos, meet the author of ‘Scientific Babel’ and review the Asian newspapers.

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Midori House, 893

Friday 1 May

As the UK election nears, Andrew Mueller joins Mary Dejevsky and Raffaello Pantucci to ask whether a frontrunner could emerge next week. Also, Ukraine’s high hopes of joining the European Union have been put on ice again…

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The Briefing, 907

Friday 1 May

After Saudi Arabia claims to have repelled an attack on its border by Houthi rebels from Yemen, we ask whether the conflict could spill further onto Saudi territory. We also look to Brazil on Labour Day following unrest…

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The Globalist, 915

Friday 1 May

After Spain reports growth in the first quarter of 2015, we ask our correspondent there how tangible that rise really is. Plus we discuss reports that Germany’s national intelligence agency helped the US to conduct surve…

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The Monocle Daily, 904

Thursday 30 April

We examine the lessons of the Vietnam war with Alan Henrikson from Tufts and Mark Moyar, author of ‘Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954–1965’. Plus a look at Chilean political reforms, Dave Wiley explains a revival in…

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