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The Briefing, 777

Friday 31 October

This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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The Globalist, 785

Friday 31 October

For the first time, more Swedes are in favour of joining Nato than not; could Stockholm be ready to sign up? We also look at the legacy of Catherine Ashton, who today steps down as the head of EU's foreign policy, and get…

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The Monocle Daily, 779

Thursday 30 October

We assess the situation in Burkina Faso as unrest continues outside parliament. We also examine Enrique Peña Nieto's efforts to find Mexico's missing students, preview the upcoming elections in Romania and flick through…

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The Urbanist, 159

Thursday 30 October

Hosted by editor Andrew Tuck, the show about the people making city life better, from dedicated mayors to hi-tech businesses.

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Midori House, 772

Thursday 30 October

Kathleen Burk and Robert Fox discuss the day's news, Zach Dundas brings the top stories from Portland and we talk art and music with German producer Thomas Fenker.

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The Briefing, 776

Thursday 30 October

Is Liberia experiencing a decline in the spread of Ebola? Plus we ask why the EU has lifted its freeze on the assets of late Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic and discuss the Thai prime minister’s visit to Cambodia.

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The Globalist, 784

Thursday 30 October

We get our correspondent’s view on whether New Zealand will actually change its flag, we hear the latest on the Syrian town of Kobane as more fighters join the battle and we go through the day’s newspapers.

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The Monocle Daily, 778

Wednesday 29 October

As the death of Zambia’s president leaves a white man of Scottish descent in charge, we ask if race matters in the African nation. Plus an exploration of the history of cowardice.

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Midori House, 771

Wednesday 29 October

Jeffrey Kofman and Jim Hoare discuss the day’s top news stories, we talk transport with Tristan McAllister, look at the finances of WhatsApp with Pimm Fox and meet the new Finnish winner of the “World’s Funniest Person”.

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The Briefing, 775

Wednesday 29 October

We ask what Iraqi Peshmerga fighters will add to the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobane, hear from Amnesty International as Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appeals against a sodomy conviction, and we…

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Epoch and a hard place

Wednesday 29 October

Despite man’s blink-of-an-eye time on Earth so far wreaking monumental planetary change, Monocle’s Tom Edwards remains confident that we’ll find a way to turn things around.

There’s a popular analogy that if the entire development of our planet were represented by just one day, modern man would appear only as the clock strikes midnight. Despite this tiny fragment, such has been the ascent of…

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The Globalist, 783

Wednesday 29 October

We ask whether the government of Bashar al-Assad is quietly preparing for a siege of Aleppo, hear about the upcoming meeting between Chinese and Japanese security officials, and leaf through today’s European newspapers.

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The Monocle Daily, 777

Tuesday 28 October

A look at the future of Syria’s three-million refugees, analysis of Air France-KLM’s prospects as rumours fly that the airline could soon cut 7,500 jobs, and we mark the end of the Rob Ford-era in Toronto.

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Midori House, 770

Tuesday 28 October

The day’s top stories, we check in with our correspondent in Copenhagen, meet Anshuman A Mondal – author of new book Islam and Controversy – and talk music with Soul Clap.

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